When the cornerstone of the Ohio Masonic Home (OMH) was laid in 1892, the organization was already committed to caring for elderly Masons who had little or no assets. By the end of the decade, that hand of compassion had been extended to the children of struggling Masons. Over a period of 60 years, the Ohio Masonic Home cared for more than 750 children, many of whom returned later to age comfortably at the place they still called “home.” Although the Ohio Masonic Home no longer houses children, OMH is still committed to helping Ohio Masons, their wives and widows age respectfully; where they want and how they want.
When you’re young, you don’t know much about Masonry and even when I was living here, I didn’t know much about it except I knew that those were good guys that were helping us. This made my life more stable because I knew what I should do and I knew what I shouldn’t do and I knew that if I did right then I would be successful.
-Norman Lincoln, child resident, 1946-1950
With three beautiful campuses, state-of-the-art memory care programs, home health options and a network of aging services partners across the state of Ohio, the Ohio Masonic Home is the aging partner for Ohio Masons. The newest addition to the Ohio Masonic Home is currently under construction at the Springfield campus. Ground was broken for the new Scottish Rite Building in May 2014. The new building will have 65 apartments and an on-site clinic with residents projected to move in late summer 2015.
"One of the greatest things that the Masons of Ohio have done is to look into the future."
-Dick Snow, child resident, 1937-1950
With the participation of MWB Steven E. Cokonougher, Ohio Masonic Home Board of Trustees Chairman Terry Posey and many others, the Ohio Masonic Home Foundation has created a short film documenting the thoughts and memories of some of the current residents who also spent part of their childhood at the Springfield campus. Full of great stories and OMH campus history, this DVD provides a wonderful glimpse into the past. The mission of the Ohio Masonic Home Foundation is to be the living expression of our Masonic Obligation – we serve as the trusted partner to help people age respectfully: how they want, where they want.
Your donations help make this a possibility.
Donations can be given to the Ohio Masonic Home Foundation in a variety of ways.
By mail, donors can send gifts to:
Ohio Masonic Home Foundation
2655 W. National Rd., Springfield, Ohio 45504
Online, by clicking here.
Or in person to any Foundation staff member.
Your gift is tax deductible to the extent allowed by the law. The Ohio Masonic Home Foundation is a registered 501(c)3 organization.