As we change our calendars and prepare to jump into 2022 we stop to reflect on the past year and give thanks to the scores of volunteers, donors, and staff who provide unwavering support to our Ohio Masonic Home. Your ideas, willingness to donate your time, talents, and treasure, and passion for providing relief to those in need inspire a partnership that enables The Ohio Masonic Home to meet its objective to be both an employer and provider of choice.
Thanks to 500+ volunteers in excess of 12,000 hours donated, the Home receives good counsel, residents in dementia care participate in engaging activities, clients of the Resource Center get needed transportation, and much more. We are forever grateful for your selfless contributions.
Speaking of contributions, we would like to thank our nearly 3,400 donors for their generosity in support of the work of the Home. Philanthropic support of The Ohio Masonic Home Foundation continues to grow, and timing could not be better. Today, there are more than 46 million adults age 65 and older in the United States. That number is expected to grow to 90 million by 2050. It is projected that 1 in 5 Americans will be 65 or older by 2030. The need is great today and will continue to grow into the future. We thank our donors and ask you to invite a friend to join the cause by donating today.
I remain incredibly proud of the work of our dedicated employees. No matter what challenge is presented, they are standing by to tenaciously conquer it. They do it willingly with a smile, a gentle word, or an act of kindness. They are called to provide care and compassion to those we serve. Our employees make The Ohio Masonic Home a great place to work!
So together, caring and compassionate volunteers, donors, and staff work in unison to bring Light to individuals in Darkness. We work together to make our Ohio Masonic Home the first choice in choosing where to live, work, and play.
I will close by sharing and celebrating the life of a sister, mom, grandma, and friend. A resident of Western Reserve Masonic Community (WRMC), Martha Wehner recently passed away and has joined her beloved husband of 61 years, Norman, in Heaven. In her obituary published in the Medina-Gazette it states, “The family is grateful to all WRMC staff who, over the years, befriended and cared for both our parents and caused our mother to declare WRMC the greatest place on earth.” Godspeed Martha. We will miss you as we miss Norman. Two of the nicest people on earth are now reunited.
Thank YOU for doing your part to help keep The Ohio Masonic Home the ‘greatest place on earth.’
Brother Scott Buchanan
CEO, The Ohio Masonic Home