Making the Move to Independent Living without Hesitation

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independent living in maryland at it's bestThe Maryland Masonic Homes, located in Cockeysville, is a home that Maryland Masons and their families can rely on being there when they need it most, and for Mrs. Betty Nelson, this was certainly the case. Not only did Mrs. Nelson grow up in the Hunt Valley Area, her grandfather used to work on the Bonnie Blink Farm before the Homes was built. Mrs. Nelson now resides in a beautiful one-bedroom Independent Living apartment which overlooks the grounds she knew so well. As has been heard by many, Mrs. Nelson states, “If I ever had to find a place to live, I knew I would come to Bonnie Blink.”

Mrs. Nelson grew up in a family that was part of the Masonic Brotherhood, her father was a long standing Mason of the Mt. Moriah Lodge #116 and her mother was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star. She and her late husband were also active members and she lights up when she recalls the good times shared at the many events with their group of friends. As part of the Boumi Motor Corps, one of many of these memories she holds so dear is riding on a motorcycle with her husband.

Being retired for over 14 years, Mrs. Nelson decided it was time to take the next step. Without even looking at another retirement community, she made the call to Bonnie Blink, visited and moved in without hesitation. The physical aspect of the move was daunting, but with the help of a dear friend, she was soon able to relax and enjoy her new home. She couldn’t be happier with the staff and jokes that, “Everybody knows me even if I don’t know them.” She highly recommends Bonnie Blink to friends of hers and knows that whatever may come, it will always be home.

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