Luke Lockwood Award Honors LeadingAge Connecticut President

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Posted on Jun 28, 2021

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Luke Lockwood Award Honors LeadingAge Connecticut President

Wallingford, CT (June 28, 2021) – On Wednesday, June 23, 2021, the Masonicare Board of Trustees recognized and honored Mag Morelli, President of LeadingAge Connecticut, for her contributions to our industry during what was perhaps one of the industry’s darkest periods on record. The Masonicare Board of Directors unanimously agreed to award Mag with this esteemed award, in recognition for all she has done and continues to do for the industry, our employees, and the residents and patients in our care. Mag’s unwavering leadership served as a guiding light as we worked to ensure the safety and well-being of the residents in our care and support the courageous providers who faced the day-to-day uncertainty of a global pandemic.

Mag was awarded the Luke Lockwood Award, which is the only award given by Masonicare to members outside of the Masonic fraternity. Luke Lockwood was an attorney and philanthropist, who served as Grand Master of Connecticut from 1872 to 1873. With a vision of a home for brethren and widows, he leveraged $332 into what is today the Masonicare continuum. Lockwood served as president of The Masonic Charity Foundation Fund from 1873 to 1905. In 1970, under the leadership of Charles J. Ramage, the Masonicare Board established the award as a means of recognizing outstanding service to Masonicare.

LeadingAge Connecticut is a statewide membership association representing not-for-profit provider organizations serving older adults across the continuum of aging services, including not-for-profit skilled nursing facilities, residential care homes, home health care agencies, hospice agencies, assisted living communities, senior housing, and life plan communities.