SMC Campus Life

residents playing pool
Springfield Masonic Community offers a wide variety of activities for residents to enjoy. Small group activities, such as exercise, current events, entertainment, card clubs, pet visits and crafts take place each day.

Each resident’s individuality and independent pursuits are of primary importance and influence the type of activities scheduled. Large groups, holiday events and social activities are organized each month. In addition, one–to–one and supportive activities are provided for residents who are not able, or choose not to participate in, group activities.

Some of our activities include:

  • Restaurant/Community Center
  • Chapel/Auditorium for church services
  • Homeward Journey Program with all private rooms, some suites
  • WiFi, room service or community dining choice
  • Cardiac Recovery Program
  • Wellness Center
  • Wellness Classes
  • Whole person wellness concept
  • Train Room
  • Art classes
  • Photography classes
  • Sewing room and sewing and knitting classes
  • Walking trail
  • Book club
  • Euchre club
  • Game night
  • Walter Frank Social Center
  • Planned trips each month
  • Complimentary shopping trips
  • Transportation
  • Beauty and Barber services
  • On site clinic

Take a tour of the Springfield Masonic Community Clubhouse!

Faith Based Opportunities

Dear Friends,
Since 2008 I have served as Chaplain with the Springfield Masonic Community. It is a privilege to share the faith stories of our residents. Please feel free to contact me regarding Spiritual Care joys and concerns on behalf of a resident, their family members, or yourself.

Bruce Vincent

I offer:

  • Spiritual and emotional support through empathetic listening
  • Supportive contact with faith communities or churches
  • Holy Communion, Baptism, a Bible, or other devotional materials

Opportunities for worship and Bible Study:

  • Wednesday Bible Studies: 10:00 a.m., Cunningham apartments, second floor social room
  • Wednesday Bible Studies: 10:35 a.m., Cunningham apartments, second floor social room
  • Choir practice on Wednesdays at 6 p.m. in the Wooley Chapel in the York Rite building.
  • Thursday Bible Studies: 9:00 a.m., York Rite, third floor
  • Thursday Bible study at 10:00 a.m. at 4th floor Burdick Tower dining room
  • Ecumenical Sunday church services: 10:00 a.m., Burkhart Auditorium

If a you or a resident would like to speak with a Chaplain, Minister, or your faith community’s Spiritual Leader, please call the operator and ask to speak to me or contact me directly at: 937-525-3063. My office is in the York Rite building Room 210 across from the ice ream shop and next to Wooley Chapel.

Chaplain Vincent

Email: Rev. Bruce Vincent, Chaplain
The Pastoral Care Chaplains’ offices are in the Rickly Commons building at Room B 233.

What Residents Have to Say About Campus Life

Some of the best people to tell our story are our residents. Following are how some of our independent and assisted living residents feel about life at Springfield Masonic Community.

Polly, Resident:
“I didn’t come here to sit around and rest, I came here to live.”

Faith, Resident:
“If you had an active life before you came here, you will definitely continue it here,” said Faith. “You have to get out and do things. Everyone seems to get involved in something.”

“You should come early enough to make friendships,” said Faith. “The people here will help you. “

Maxine, Resident:
“It was very appealing. I loved the view from that apartment, and liked the thought of having a balcony.” “I wanted to have all the services available to me. I’m so enthusiastic about living here. I’ve loved every minute of it…getting reacquainted with old friends from high school and meeting so many new friends I get the gals together for card games, and a group of us go to dinner together every evening. And my son and his wife live in Troy, so it’s close for them to visit.”

Ron, Resident:
“I can’t say enough about the staff here. Their being here for us and giving us things to do has really helped me out.”

Hazel, Resident:
“They take care of almost everything I ask for and some things I don’t ask for.”
“It’s nice to know I have a beautiful home to go back to.”

Resident Thoughts on Living at Springfield Masonic Community

Bob and Joanne, Residents:
“This is where we want to be,” Bob said. “Whatever we may need down the road, they’ll have it for us here.” “The lessons I’ve learned via freemasonry are important,” said Bob. “My oath tells me how to live.” “We don’t have to worry about mowing the lawn or maintaining our home,” Bob said. “That’s all done for us.” “We love our home,” Joanne said. “Cookie loves it here, too. “

Mildred, Resident:
“I didn’t want to stay in an average place. This is a wonderful place. I don’t know who selects the staff, but they help me with everything I need.”

Rufus, Resident:
“I came here because it’s the best Masonic Home in the country.”

Joann, Resident:
“If I spoke to anybody going to move who is my age I would highly recommend Springfield Masonic Community,” she said. “I feel safe and I know my husband is safe.” “The people have been so helpful,” Joann said. “I can now be with people and not be so lonely. I wanted to get back to doing the things I did before. “