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June 22, 2012

Masonic Charity Foundation of Oklahoma receives award

EDMOND — The Masonic Charity Foundation of Oklahoma was recently presented with the Achievement in Aging, 2012 Business Partner of the Year award.

In 2007, the foundation reached out to the Oklahoma Association of Area Agencies on Aging with an offer to fund a program to directly assist older Oklahomans. Since then, the foundation has helped more than 8,600 older Oklahomans with needs such as minor home repairs, construction of wheelchair ramps, eye care, dental care, emergency medication and medical equipment, and has increased the program funding from $596,359 to $750,063 per year.

“It is truly amazing what the Masonic Charity Foundation does for Oklahoma communities and its people and it deserves this recognition. Oklahoma’s Association of Area Agencies on Aging is very fortunate to be in partnership with such a top-notch organization,” said John Shea, OAA chairman.

Masonic Charity Foundation of Oklahoma Executive Director John Logan accepted the award, which was presented by OKDHS Aging Services Division Director Lance Robertson at the 37th Annual Oklahoma Conference on Aging in Norman.

“The Masonic Charity Foundation of Oklahoma has made a significant difference in the lives of many older Oklahomans and is truly deserving of this recognition,” Robertson said. “We greatly appreciate the Foundation’s work in meeting the needs of older Oklahomans.”

The annual Achievement in Aging awards are presented by the OKDHS Aging Services Division. For more information about aging-related services call the Senior InfoLine at 1-800-211-2116.

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