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August 20, 2018

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Music and ice cream on the MMH lawn Sunday

Findlay HS steel drum band, Pantasia, will entertain guests

Findlay High School’s steel drum band, Pantasia, will play at a free concert on Sunday, Aug. 19, at 6:30 p.m. at Mennonite Memorial Home (MMH), 410 W. Elm St., Bluffton.

MMH has hosted the annual Concert on the Lawn since 2005. The Mennonite Home Communities of Ohio Service Group will serve ice cream, and ice water will also be available.  Those attending are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and dress for the weather.

Maple Crest resident earns first-place ribbon at Sauder Village Quilt Show

Retired nurse pursues her passion for sewing and other creative endeavors

Nancy Williamson’s two-bedroom villa in the Maple Crest Senior Living Village is bright with quilts, art, fabric, and framed swimming pool designs created by her late husband Ken. The retired nurse finally has the time to pursue her passion for sewing and other creative endeavors.  Still, there’s always something on her “list.”

Pantasia performs at MMH Concert on the Lawn

Sunday evening - all the ice cream and music you can eat

Findlay High School’s steel drum band, Pantasia, will play at a free concert on Sunday, Aug. 19 at 6:30 p.m. at Mennonite Memorial Home (MMH), 410 W. Elm St., Bluffton.

MMH has hosted the annual Concert on the Lawn since 2005.  The Mennonite Home Communities of Ohio Service Group will serve ice cream, and ice water will also be available.  Those attending are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and dress for the weather.

"Alexa. Keep me independent"

“"She’s actually become a good friend. I thank her and tell her good night."

According to the website dailycaring.com, smart speakers, like Echo and Google Home, can improve the quality of life for older adults with Alzheimer’s or dementia as well as for seniors with mobility limitations and other health conditions.

One evening a few months ago, Alexa was the hit of the party at Willow Ridge.  Elder Richard Wiechart brought the “smart speaker” out into the dining room and others gathered around asking Alexa to play favorite songs. 

“She really livened things up,” Wiechart laughed.  “Sometimes it can get pretty quiet around here.”

Finding the Right Care for Your Parent

MHCO provides online resource for care

Mennonite Home Communities of Ohio (MHCO) has published a white paper, “Finding the Right Care for Your Parent,” to assist family members in finding the best environment for an elderly parent or other relative.  The paper is available at no charge on the MHCO website.

PrimeTimers meet Aug. 7 at St. John Mennonite

Lunch and entertainment will be provided at the Tuesday, Aug. 7, meeting of PrimeTimers, a ministry of Mennonite Home Communities of Ohio and St. John Mennonite Church.  PrimeTimers meets at the church, 15988 Road 4, Pandora, at 12 p.m. 

The menu includes BBQ ribs, au gratin potatoes, scalloped corn, creamy coleslaw, rolls and cake.  There is no cost for the meal, but donations are accepted.

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