The Ohio Masonic Home is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to serving seniors ages 55-older wherever they want to reside so they have the freedom to live healthy and independent lives as long as possible, how they want and where they want.
We own and operate three subsidiary corporations, a resource center and an affiliated Foundation responsible for managing endowment assets and developing additional funding resources.
The Non-Profit Difference
As a non-profit organization we are mission driven and not profit driven as other organizations in our field.
What does this mean for you?
It means that while some organizations are focused primarily on earning a profit for its owners we are focused on partnering with our residents to fulfill our mission as an aging services organization that wants you to age respectfully; how you and where you want. Any profit we earn goes back into the organization to extend the reach and impact of our mission. Our success is not measured by our profits, but in how we fulfill our mission.
The Masonic Difference
At the Ohio Masonic Home, we have an established set of Masonic values by which we gauge how we enter into relationships with all individuals. We Respect our residents, clients, employees and suppliers, by the exercise of brotherly love, and invite their participation in support of our mission.
Truth, sincerity and plain dealing distinguish us in our relationships with residents, clients, employees and suppliers. Our Charity is found in the gathering of resources to provide relief to elder Masons, their families and the general public in distress (psychological, social, physical, medical, economic, shelter, need for advice). By practicing good Stewardship with our resources, we preserve our future and expand our charity.
Through these values we will provide Distinguished Service and be recognized as outstanding in Ohio in any service/operation, satisfaction, or best practices.
Freemasonry is the largest and oldest fraternal organization in the world. While its actual origins have been lost in time, it is believed to have originated in the guilds of stonemasons who built the castles and cathedrals of the Middle Ages. They may have been influenced by the Knights Templar, a group formed in 1118 to help protect pilgrims making trips to the Holy Land.
Modern Freemasonry is generally recognized as beginning with the establishment of The Grand Lodge of England in 1717. A Grand Lodge is the administrative body in charge of Freemasonry in some geographical area. In the United States, there is a Grand Lodge in each state and the District of Columbia. Local organizations of Masons are called Lodges. They are located in most towns; large cities usually have several. There are about 13,200 Lodges in the United States; 625 in Ohio.
The Grand Lodge of Ohio was organized in 1808 by six Lodges whose members migrated here from the east, bringing Freemasonry with them from other jurisdictions.
The Masonic Fraternity is built upon the principles of brotherly love, relief and truth. Thus, its involvement in charitable work of all types is a natural, practical representation of this philosophy. And the establishment of the Ohio Masonic Home is a great example of that philosophy translated into actual service.
To read more about our history and Masonic foundation please visit our About Us page.
For more information about Freemasonry and The Grand Lodge of Ohio, visit The Grand Lodge web site at: www.freemason.com.