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A Letter to Masons

Through your generous donations, we, as Mason’s, play a vital role in helping The Ohio Masonic Communities Foundation reach their goals and providing meaningful impact to our communities.

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A Giving Tuesday Thank You

The Ohio Masonic Communities Foundation Giving Tuesday Campaign to support Cara’s Kennel  raised over $4,000 in the 2022 campaign. The funds raised will support the expansion of the compassionate care animatronic friends used in our memory care units as well as other community members and those assisted by The Ohio Masonic Communities Resource Center.

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Brightening the Holidays for Our Community Members

Thank you to all those that helped make it possible to brighten the holidays for our community members. Over 600 poinsettias were delivered in the first week of December. Your incredible support made it possible!

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Kindness in Action:

Sincere Thanks to Everyone Who Cared for Their Mother

We always remember when someone goes the extra mile to help us or a loved one. In that moment, we feel special, we feel seen, and we feel loved.

Recently, a daughter and son-in-law of a community member sent a wonderful letter along with a donation to the Foundation to celebrate their mother’s life. In it, they expressed appreciation for the kindness of staff.

A Letter of Heart-Felt Thanks:

“Please accept our sincere thanks to everyone who cared for mother. From laundry and housekeeping, Carla at Financial Services, and Matt who always put a smile on her face through music and exercise.

The incredible nurses at Pathways, especially Brittany and Erin, and all whose names I don’t remember. Audrey who kept me in touch with mother via FaceTime in a caring and loving way. Also Diane, Sasha and Rebecca who provided leadership and incredible kindness to all of us. I will close with thanks to all the administration who made hard decisions to protect all in your care.

Thank you and God bless you all for your service.”

Has someone offered exceptional care for one of your loved ones? Celebrate their care with a charitable gift in their honor.


Kindness in Connection:

Building Bridges at Pathways Memory Support

Mom always kept an immaculate house. The scent of fresh laundry brings her to mind. The Laundry Station brings back those moments of joy for her.

Cara Schuster, The Ohio Masonic Communities’ Chief Clinical Officer shared, “Connecting Realities is being used to successfully engage residents with dementia. A relatively new approach, there is evidence that when the principles are effectively introduced into the living environment that anxiety levels decrease for the residents. By providing them with rewarding activities, we see a spark that connects them to memories of their past enjoyments.”

Meeting Residents Where They Are At in Life with Life Stations

Focusing on the abilities, needs, interests and strengths of an individual with dementia helps staff to identify where the person is “living” at that moment. Becoming more engaged with those around them leads to a better quality of life.

A feature of this program involves “life stations” with activities such as the Workshop, Music and Art Room, Office Area, Laundry Station, a Reading Nook and a Flower Station. The Connecting Realities life stations were made possible by proceeds from The Ohio Masonic Communities Foundation’s Golf Classic.

Join us for the 10th Annual OMHF Golf Classic on Monday, June 5, 2023.