It is hard to believe that a year has passed since the start of the pandemic. In that short time, so much has changed. Our need for human connection and community has become even more essential to every aspect of our health and well-being. Having a solid network of support or strong community bonds fosters both emotional and physical health and is a necessary component of our everyday lives.
The sense of community, friendship, and concern for all within our reach has long been the foundation that makes the Ohio Masonic Home a pillar in the communities we serve. Whether caring for our brethren, widows, or today’s aging population, the care, compassion, and concern provided to those we serve remain a vital part of our mission.
To expand our focus on education and community outreach, we continue to cultivate relationships with the Grand Lodge, appendant bodies, and partners within our communities. Through continued collaboration efforts and more awareness, our Resource Center is able to expand services and care to the members of our Fraternity and their families across the State of Ohio.
We are beginning to see glimmers of hope and a return to ‘normal’. With restrictions loosening, we were excited to see the bus at Western Reserve Masonic Community on the move again, taking 30 of our community members to the Brown Derby for a fun night out. At Browning Masonic Community, I was honored to help grill out for our community members and staff, and music and games of corn-hole rounded out a wonderful evening. And at SMC, our community members held their first event since the pandemic, with pizza and game night in our beautiful Festival Green building.
We will continue to focus on building a strong sense of community within our organization and in the lives of those we serve. Whether it’s family, friends, coworkers, or neighbors, the connections we build help foster feelings of belonging and well-being. We believe that the foundation of a strong community is cultivated through our residents, clients, employees, collaborations, and partnerships.
As we move forward, we are excited about where we are going and what the future holds for the Ohio Masonic Home. Thank you for your continued support of our ongoing endeavors.
Brother Scott Buchanan
CEO, The Ohio Masonic Home