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Kathy Kinn Housh

April 20, 2018

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Mennonite Home Communities of Ohio

A view of the world from two feet high

Intergenerational program that involves Hilty Preschool and Child Care

You’re having a bad day.  You’re feeling not so great and a little bit lonely. 

Suddenly, a 4-year-old walks up, grabs your hand and talks non-stop about the truck he saw on the way to daycare.  Maybe it’s the touch, but for a moment, you see that truck through his eyes. . . that great big, beautiful blue truck. 

The day just took a turn for the better!

What's for dinner?

Pies, fried chicken and meatloaf top the list for MMH elders

When Julie Wolfe arrives at work at 5:45 a.m., it’s more than likely she’ll start preparing scrambled eggs and bacon.  As a cook for Mennonite Memorial Home, Wolfe knows what her “customers” like and basic foods are always a hit.  When she varies the breakfast menu, it’s usually with standard fare such as pancakes and biscuits and gravy. 

“Our elders love bacon and eggs,” Julie laughed.  “They also love anything that’s homemade and will ask if a dish was made from scratch.”

3,000 Easter eggs and a bake sale

Saturday morning at Mennonite Memorial Home

An Easter Egg Hunt for kids ages 8 and under is scheduled for Saturday, March 24, 10 a.m., at Mennonite Memorial Home.

The annual event, sponsored by Mennonite Home Communities of Ohio (MHCO) and Bluffton McDonald’s, will take place rain or shine. 

All children must be accompanied by an adult and should bring their own basket for collecting eggs. Families are encouraged to arrive a few minutes early as the eggs are collected very quickly once the hunt begins.

Bake sale, Easter egg hunt March 24 at Mennonite Home

Mennonite Memorial Home, 410 W. Elm St., Bluffton, will hold an Easter egg hunt and bake sale, Saturday, March 24.

The Easter egg hunt starts promptly at 10 a.m.

The bake sale is from 9 to 11:30 a.m. in the MMH lobby. The sale includes a wide assortment of items includeing cinnamon rolls, homemade noodles and angle food cakes.

Proceeds from the bake sale support the Mennonite Memorial Home Service Group.

New Bluffton restaurant wins Maple Crest soup cook-off

Ny Still Waters Bistro (formerly Jeanne's Kitchen)

By Still Waters Bistro (formerly Jeanne’s Kitchen) took first place in the Soup Cook-off held March 8 at Maple Crest Senior Living Village. 

The restaurant’s offering of butternut squash soup garnished with candied pecans, lead the menu of seven soups all prepared by area eateries. 

Luke’s Bar & Grill’s creamy chicken and rice soup took second place, while cream of ham and potato provided by the Rowdy Rooster, Columbus Grove, was third. 

She found a new family at Willow Ridge

"I never expected how much these people would do for me”

Joyce Klein had only planned on working at Willow Ridge for a few months.  She has found the experience so deeply rewarding that now she can’t even think of leaving.

“I lost my husband to cancer in 2016,” Joyce said softly.  “He was just a beautiful person.”  An 8th grade teacher at Allen East in Lima, Joyce arrived home by 3:30 p.m. and worried about spending the long evenings alone.