The Outreach Program provides free information, direction and education on community services, personal care and skilled care homes, or government and state programs. It operates a free Loan Closet which offers durable medical equipment (such as walkers, wheelchairs, shower chairs, etc.) on a short-term loan basis to individuals in need. It also hosts a monthly Dementia Caregiver Support and Education Group in Elizabethtown. Services available only for Pennsylvania Freemasons and their families include home assistance, a panel of attorneys and a panel of financial planners.
Additional services already provided through our Masonic Charities that will be coordinated under the Outreach umbrella include home care, hospice, scholarships for our youth, Help for Our Heroes and the Blood and Organ Donor Club.
New services to be offered as part of the vision for the program include Raising a Reader, home health services, care management, personal emergency response systems and a Widows’ Program. Strengthening our existing programs and adding needed services will not only improve our ability to honor our oath and obligations – including our promise to assist our Brethren, their widows and families – but will also allow us to better promote our good works within our communities.