July 2023 Newsletter
American Pride 4th of July Celebration
Moosehaven was proud to open our gates and welcome the community to our annual “American Pride 4th of July” celebration!

Residents and visitors enjoyed live music by Bold City Classics, food trucks, family fun, and fireworks on the banks of the St. John’s River.

This free community event is part of Moosehaven’s Heart of the Community program, exemplifying the Moose commitment to communities and families by providing safe, family oriented, and entertaining events. The Heart of the Community program is offered through the generosity of the men and women of The Mooseand the staff at Moosehaven who donate their time and energy to make these events possible.

Thank you to our 4th of July event partner The Town of Orange Park, sponsors Gordon Chevrolet and 99.1 WQIK, and the Orange Park Police Department for helping make this our best event yet!

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International Moose Convention
Representatives from Moosehaven were proud to attend the International Moose Convention in Reno June 20-23.

Executive Director Helen Taylor, Director of Communications Marina Mathews, and Admission Representative Angela Wood presented a workshop on five-star senior living at Moosehaven and hosted an informational booth throughout the convention.

It was great to see friends and Moose family and to celebrate our proud past and bright future! Visit our website for the full photo gallery.
Mooseheart Girls Visit
Moosehaven was blessed to welcome children from Mooseheart Child City and School for a weeklong visit.

Girls from Oregon Home spent time with residents and enjoyed many of the amenities at Moosehaven, including a pool party in our indoor swimming pool, ceramics, bowling, and a movie night. They also enjoyed outings to Get Air Trampoline Park, the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens, Kingsley Lake, and Jacksonville Beach.

This has been a special time for both the Mooseheart Girls and the Moosehaven residents. We love bringing together all the people The Moose cares for – both young and young at heart! Visit our website for the full photo gallery.
Eagle Scout Project
Thank you to Dante Camarda, a Boy Scout from Troop 20 in Orange Park, Florida, for choosing Moosehaven for his Eagle Scout project.

As part of his journey towards achieving the highest rank in scouting, he planned and executed a service project to beautify our pavilion with fresh paint and plants to give residents a more inviting central gathering place.

He raised $600 to cover the costs of materials, including paint, plants, gardening tools, and other supplies, and recruited volunteers from his troop to help complete the work. Thank you, Dante, and the Boy Scouts of Troop 20! The residents are already enjoying the beautiful outdoor space. Visit our website for photos of the finished project.
Father's Day Luncheon
Moosehaven fathers enjoyed a delicious Father’s Day luncheon in the Michigan Building.

Thank you to the men who have inspired us and impacted our lives in such a meaningful way!

We loved serving and celebrating you. Happy Father’s Day!
Ms. Moosehaven Pageant
Residents from across campus competed in the Ms. Moosehaven Pageant for their chance at the coveted title and crown.

Ms. Moosehaven is a time-honored tradition for residents and staff, and this year’s event was spectacular! Thank you to all who participated and to our judges and staff for making this event special. Visit our website for full list of winners.
Veterans Visit Jacksonville Naval Museum
Veterans from Moosehaven visited the Jacksonville Naval Museum last week for a tour of the USS Orleck, a gearing class destroyer commissioned in 1945.

During the Korean War, the Orleck was a charter member of the “Train Busters Club” and received 4 battle stars. Later dubbed the ”Grey Ghost of the Vietnam Coast,” it fired 11,000 rounds during Vietnam, netting an astonishing 14 battle stars.

Today the Orleck serves as an interactive warship museum of naval military history and the center piece exhibit of the Jacksonville Naval Museum. Visit our website for the full photo gallery.
Please join us in saying "welcome home" to our newest residents who decided to take advantage of the wonderful retirement at Moosehaven!

Judy Blayton
Darlington, South Carolina
Lodge 595, Chapter 1753

Richard & Mona Campbell
Cayce, South Carolina
Lodge 462

Cherilyn Plouffe
General Assembly Lodge 3000

Henry ‘Hank’ Vitan
Palmetto, Florida
Lodge 2117
July Celebrations!
Time to Celebrate

Richard & Linda Darling
Gary Anderson
Clifford Athey
Connie Athey
Charles Caswell
Marilyn Coleman
Carolyn Cox
Beverly Davis
Maryrose Donovan
Margaret Doolan
William Glassman
Sharon Hann
Russell Haycock
Amanda Heckle
Sandra Jones
Margaret Justus
Daniel King
Clara Komorowski
Jean Lemon

Phyllis Levanich
Margaret Longuil
Phyllis Lucas
Charles Lusk
Richard Mettel
Clifford Miller
Jerry Miller
Doris Nissen
Emma Pearson
Gayle Rice
Janette Sparrow
Delmer Teske
Arthur Thomson
Frances Votino
Gary Wagner
Elsie Weakley
Mary Winbolt
Dixie Zellner
Statistically Speaking
  • We currently have 112 men and 185 women living at Moosehaven.

  • Our oldest resident is Glenna McClain at 101 years!

  • We currently have 41 married couples living at Moosehaven.

  • Our longest married couple is Albert & Marlys Shallbetter, who are about to celebrate 69 years!
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