Springing into Growth

Dear Brethren,

I hope you and your families are enjoying the spring and all the wonderful things that come with the season. Spring is one of my favorite times of the year. The snowy, cold days of winter are replaced instead with long days of warmth and sunshine. It is often a time of growth and, as we here at the Ohio Masonic Home continue to expand our efforts, we are excited for the opportunities.

The Ohio Masonic Home Foundation continues to grow their mission to maintain, develop and increase the Home’s ability to provide broader care and access to services for those seeking assistance. It is through the generosity of individuals and organizations that the Foundation is able to provide the resources needed to help individuals age respectfully, while leading safe, active and healthy lifestyles. For more information on the Foundation, or how you can help, please see pages 10 & 11, visit the website at www.ohiomasonichomefoundation.org or call 1-888-248-2664.

To expand our focus on education and community outreach, we continue to foster 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.

Recently, Brother Scott Bartholomew reached out to the Resource Center seeking assistance in securing a chair lift. Through the 877 number, he was connected with Jesse Pertee, Resource Center Liaison in Northeast Ohio. Brother Pertee worked in collaboration with the Grand Lodge Charitable Fund, Negley Lodge No. 565 and the Local and National MS Societies to secure the funds needed to get a chair lift installed in Brother Bartholomew’s home. Brother Bartholomew is just one of many examples of successful collaboration efforts. For more information on the Resource Center, or to read additional success stories, please see pages 8 & 9, visit the website at www.omhresourcecenter.org or call 1-877-881-1623.

As we move forward, we are excited about where we are going and what the future holds for the Ohio Masonic Home. On behalf of our staff, residents and all those we serve, I would like to thank you all for your support, hard work, and dedication to our mission.

Brother Scott Buchanan
CEO, Ohio Masonic Home

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