The Masonic Care Community is excited to announce it has received sponsorship funding from Excellus BlueCross BlueShield to enhance our rehabilitation and fall prevention activities for the elders residing in the Health Pavilion. We are thrilled to partner with Excellus BCBS again in support of promoting the health and wellness of our elders.

This funding will provide equipment and support for our rehabilitation program including investment in new equipment to help residents regain their equilibrium and balance. These activities focus on decreasing instability that can contribute to potential fall risk as well as increasing the safety and efficiency of our staff.

“The ability to integrate balance and stability exercises into our rehabilitation and fall prevention programs is extremely important, especially when working with older adults,” states Tamara Fontaine, Administrator of the Masonic Care Community’s skilled nursing facility, “We are incredibly grateful to Excellus BCBS for understanding the importance of this, and assisting us in ensuring we can provide a quality rehabilitation program that focuses not only on treatment but also on safety and the prevention of potential fall-related injuries.”

Excellus BlueCross BlueShield provides year-round opportunities for sponsorship funding for initiatives that align with the Health Plan’s mission to help people lead healthier and more secure lives through access to high-quality, affordable health care. For more information on funding opportunities visit

“We are proud to partner with Masonic Care Community to support this vital program aimed at decreasing instability and increasing fall prevention for seniors,” shares Excellus BCBS Regional President Eve Van de Wal. “This work aligns with our mission as a Health Plan to improve the health and well-being of those in our community.”


The Masonic Care Community is a nonprofit organization and leading provider of

senior healthcare services and senior living opportunities. We also provide rehabilitative services, home healthcare, and operate an onsite childcare center. We are a team of over 700 employees and MCC provides care and housing for more than 500 seniors on our 440-acre campus. For more information, visits


Excellus BlueCross BlueShield, an independent licensee of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, is a nonprofit health plan with 1.5 million upstate New York members. The company’s mission is to help people live healthier and more secure lives through access to high-quality, affordable health care. Its products and services include cost-saving prescription drug discounts, wellness tracking tools, and access to telemedicine. With more than 4,000 employees, the company is committed to attracting and retaining a diverse workforce to foster innovation and better serve its members. It also encourages employees to engage in their communities by providing paid volunteer time off as one of many benefits. To learn more, visit

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