The Eden Alternative

The Eden Alternative® philosophy promotes active and caring environments which encourage self-worth, camaraderie and excitement for residents and employees, and you can see it in action every day at Masonic Village.

As a certified Eden Alternative® community, Masonic Village is home to companion pets that bring variety and spontaneity into your daily life. Children and volunteers visit regularly, giving you the opportunity to build meaningful relationships. Even our landscape, activities, dining and staff training revolve around these principles.

Animals that call Masonic Village home include a rabbit, two cockatiels and a parrot. The outdoor courtyard features a pond with carp and smaller fish. Inside, you’ll find three fish tanks, including a 36-gallon one with colorful fish and a small shark. Dogs and other small animals visit regularly, and staff recommend pet visitations for any residents who may benefit.

Intergenerational programs include local students visiting for games, creative arts and music, as well students from colleges and universities who are training in medical service fields. Volunteers help with events, transportation and visitations. For more information about volunteering, contact MVWVolunteers@masonicvillages.org.

The Eden Alternative
Call: 215-672-2500

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