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Our Home News & Events


Our parlor got a lovely update recently, with new carpet and furniture to keep our residents and guests comfortable. Come visit soon!


MMH held its annual Holiday Bizarre in Dan Patch Hall on Friday, November 30. The event draws dozens of vendors and the community to shop for the holidays.


We couldn’t be more pleased to announce that Lorys “Johnnie” Penrod, an employee with Minnesota Masonic Home for over 47 years, was recently named the recipient of Care Providers of Minnesota’s “Dedicated Service Award!”

Johnnie exemplifies dedication in the truest sense of the word. She began her storied career in early 1971, serving as the day nurse aide for three buildings on the Masonic Home campus (each shift only provided for one aide). Since then, Johnnie has served our Home in many capacities, now working to help us deliver our mail.

“She is an inspiration,” said Beth Schroeder, administrator of MMH. “When I ask her when she plans to retire, she tells me she needs to work three more years to make it to her 50-year employment anniversary.”

Says Johnnie of the honor, “I believe in what we do, and I believe in the great people who work here.”

Congratulations, Johnnie! We’re grateful to have you!


No one likes to consider what might happen in the event of an emergency or natural disaster. At Minnesota Masonic Home, we take the safety of those in our care very seriously, and are always updating our emergency preparedness procedures to reflect the changing needs of our residents and patients.

Should an emergency situation arise, patient and resident representatives will be notified. This “Home News & Events” page will also be updated regularly to keep everyone informed. Finally, we will be updating our voice message on our emergency hotline as conditions or circumstances change. Emergency hotline for patient/resident representatives: 952-948-6171.


Once again, Minnesota Masonic Home ranks among the best nursing homes in the country, according to U.S. News & World Report. Find out why we are five-star rated and schedule a tour today!