Older Adult Services
Our staff in the Community Outreach program understand that many people prefer to age in their own homes but are facing issues that are beyond their control or making it difficult for them to cope with the issues of aging. If you're interested in helping to support this program, just click here!
If you are a Mason in good standing and are requesting assistance, please click here, to learn more about the masonic relief options and process.
Any member of the public regardless of membership as a Mason may call for assistance.
Information and Referral to community based resources and other senior services throughout the state of Washington. We have a vast library of resources and can find information on most subjects concerning the issues of aging. We will be glad to mail these to you. Case Management at no cost for individuals facing major changes in their lives including loss of spouse, declining health and change in support groups. We can help arrange in home assessments of needs, monitoring of provided in-home services, and safety assessments.
Financial assistance and care planning for those who need financial support. The amount of support is determined by need and will change as needs change. In establishing the budget, Washington Masonic Charities considers public benefits and support that is available from family and the lodge. The client signs an Agreement to Repay, which states that when the assistance ends, all or a portion of the amount expended will be repaid if the client has the financial means to do so. When care needs can no longer be met at home, Community Outreach staff will assist the client in finding suitable placement and assist them in applying for any benefits they might have coming to them to help financially. To be eligible the following must be met:
There is no eligibility criteria for those seeking Information and Referral.
To receive care management and financial support, applicants must be 62 years or older, or permanently disabled and:
* Apply for and accept all other benefits for
which they are eligible.
* Meet other financial criteria