Masonicare at Newtown

  • National Physical Therapy Month Looks at ‘Aging Well’

    National Physical Therapy Month (NPTM) is hosted by the American Physical Therapy Association each October, and this year, the focus is on healthy aging.

    At fisio Physical Therapy, 172 Mt Pleasant Road, physical therapist Karen LaBanca said that chronic neck and back pain are common issues for her older patients.

    “Often, it’s from prolonged sitting, or spinal stenosis, a degenerative condition of the lower back or neck,” she said. The conditino results in pain when standing or walking.

  • Masonicare Announces 2015 Summer Sounds Concerts

    For the 29th consecutive year, Masonicare at Newtown will sponsor free Summer Sounds concerts on its grounds at 139 Toddy Hill Road. 

    Area residents are invited to bring lawn chairs and blankets to enjoy a variety of musical performances given by many of the area’s most popular bands. All concerts will begin at 7 pm. In case of inclement weather, rain dates are listed below.

    The season will open on Wednesday, June 17, with The Berkshire Big Band performing music of the 30s, 40s, and 50s (rain date June 18).

  • Lunch And Learn About Bone Health At Masonicare

    Masonicare at Newtown will host a Lunch and Learn session on Friday, February 27, on the topic of keeping bones healthy.

    Dr Hana Hulinska, a board certified physician in rheumatology and internal medicine, will discuss preventing osteoporosis, lifestyle changes, and available treatments.

    The session begins at 11:30 am in the Lodge Room at Masonicare, 139 Toddy Hill Road. This program is free and a complimentary lunch will be provided.

  • Newtown Meals On Wheels Celebrates 40 Years Of Service

    A special birthday party took place Monday morning, November 17, when former and current drivers, and board members of Newtown Meals on Wheels (MOW) gathered in the meeting room at C.H. Booth Library to celebrate 40 years of service to the community.

  • Food Drive At Masonicare To Benefit Food Pantry

    Masonicare at Newtown will hold a food drive Monday, November 3, through Sunday, November 23, at its location, 139 Toddy Hill Road in Newtown.

    Donation boxes will be located in the main lobby of Masonicare at Newtown as well as the lobby of Lockwood Lodge.

  • Masonicare Hosting Talk On Health Care Decisions

    On Thursday, October 16, at 5:30 pm, at Masonicare at Newtown, Nancy Petrosky, BSN, clinical hospice supervisor, will a present a free program titled “Health Care Decisions Shouldn’t Be Confusing.” 

    Ms Petrosky has a bachelor’s degree in nursing and education. She will discuss topics about health care and hospice such as advance directives, guidelines for Medicare and Medicaid, and the difference between home care and hospice.

  • Hospice And Palliative Care Fair Planned At Masonicare

    Community and health care professionals are cordially invited to attend a Hospice and Palliative Care Fair at Masonicare at Newtown on Wednesday, October 16, from 2 to 6 pm. The event, sponsored by Masonicare Home Health & Hospice, will feature experts who will explain that hospice is not a place, but a philosophy of care with a holistic approach designed to encompass mind, body, and spirit.

  • Join The Fun At Masonicare At Newtown’s Pumpkin Fest

    Masonicare at Newtown invites the community to join the fun at the fall Pumpkin Fest to be held on Saturday, October 19, from 9:30 am to noon. The festival will be on the grounds of Masonicare at Newtown, 139 Toddy Hill Road in Sandy Hook. 

    There will be many enjoyable events that day that will please young and old alike, including hayrides in a tractor drawn wagon, pumpkin decorating, and a variety of fun games.  A Pumpkin Fairy will be on hand to create a balloon decoration for every kid (of all ages) to keep as a reminder of the day.

  • Autumn Fair At Masonicare

    Masonicare at Newtown invites the community to celebrate autumn and its bounty at the annual Autumn Fair at Masonicare at Newtown, which will be held on Thursday, September 12, from 10 am to 3 pm.

  • Kids Fishing Derby & Family Fun Day, Saturday

    Masonicare at Newtown, 139 Toddy Hill Road, will host its 2nd Annual Kids Fishing Derby and Family Fun Day this weekend.

    The event will run from 10:30 am until 1 pm, rain or shine, on Saturday, June 22.

    This is a catch and release fishing derby open to children age 10 and under. Prizes will be awarded in various categories. Bring your own fishing poles; catch and release hooks will be provided.

    A summer BBQ lunch will be served.