To ensure operations servicing more than 1,700 residents carry on uninterrupted, Masonic Village requires approximately 25 million kWh of electricity every year. In order to reduce its electric bill and carbon footprint, and in turn direct cost savings to enhancing resident care, the continuing care retirement community, children’s home and community service organization broke ground for a solar power plant on Dec. 20.
Village Shalom marked the holiday of Chanukah with its own “Festival of Lights” event. The celebration combined the lighting of candles on the menorah with 100 birthday candles on a cake to honor Village Shalom residents who reached 100 or more years of age in 2010. The festivities included a performance of Chanukah music for residents, family members and the community by Shireinu, Kansas City’s Jewish choral.