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Hilty Home, Pandora, receives 5-Star Quality Rating

By the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

Hilty Home, 304 Hilty Dr., Pandora, has been awarded an overall 5-Star Quality Rating by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), according to Jason Cox, Hilty Home executive director. 

The Five-Star Quality Rating System helps consumers, their families and caregivers compare nursing homes more easily and help identify topics of questions to ask during the selection process.

In addition to the overall 5-Star honor, Hilty Home also achieved a 4-Star rating for health inspection and staffing.

Easter egg hunt, bake sale at Mennonite Home April 8

10 a.m. sharp, rain or shine

The Easter Bunny is coming to Bluffton.

Mennonite Home Communities of Ohio (MHCO) and Jerry Lewis’ McDonald’s host their annual Easter egg hunt at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 8, at Mennonite Memorial Home, 410 W. Elm St., Bluffton.

The Easter egg hunt takes place come rain or shine. There is no rain date. Children ages 8 and under are invited to come, hunt for hidden eggs, register for prizes, gift baskets and have their parents take their pictures with the Easter Bunny.

Doughnuts are donated by Community Markets and hot beverages will be provided by MHCO.

PrimeTimers meet March 7 at St. John Mennonite

PrimeTimers will meet at noon, Tuesday, March 7.

PrimeTimers is a non-denominational, community fellowship gathering for adults 55 and over hosted at St. John Mennonite Church, 15988 Road 4, Pandora.

This event will feature the music of Ken Cartier. The meal will include: Baked Ham, Scalloped Potatoes, Green Beans, Caesar Salad, Mint Brownies, Dinner Rolls and Coffee.

There is no cost for the event, but donations are accepted. For more info, please call Mennonite Memorial Home,  419-358-1015, ext. 102.


Applications accepted for Fleming nursing scholarship

Offered from Mennonite Home Communities of Ohio

Mennonite Home Communities of Ohio, Bluffton, is accepting applications for the Barbara Fleming Memorial Nursing Scholarship.

The scholarship is meant to promote the career of nursing.  Therefore the scholarship money may be used toward a degree as a Licensed Practical Nurse, a degree as a Registered Nurse, or a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. The scholarship is to be used to pay school related expenses toward any of these degrees.

The scholarship offers a minimum award of $500, and will be paid directly to the vocational school or college where the student is enrolled.

Mennonite Home Health and Senior Services has a gift suggestion

For the "senior" in your life

Mennonite Home Health and Senior Services of Bluffton have an gift suggestion for  persons seeking the perfect gift for the "senior" in their life this Christmas season.

Mennonite Home Health & Senior Services offers gift certificates for assistance with housekeeping, running errands, personal care, companionship, pet care, or help with Christmas shopping and present wrapping.

 "Our home care assistants can provide a wide range of help to get you or your loved one through this busy holiday season," said Daren Lee of MHCO. Call 419-358-7803 for more details.

Here's a chance to support Mennonite Home Communities of Ohio

#GivingTuesday participant

Mennonite Home Communities of Ohio (MHCO) is joining thousands across the world who promote #GivingTuesday on Tuesday Nov. 29., according to Daren Lee.

Last year, more than 45,000 organizations in 71 countries came together to celebrate #GivingTuesday. Since its founding in 2012, #GivingTuesday has inspired giving around the world.

"We invite you to support MHCO this season and make a gift in memory or honor of an elder who has been an influence in your life," said Lee.

Mobile Meals needs volunteer drivers

Mobile Meals of Bluffton is looking for volunteer drivers to deliver meals, according to Erin Schroeder, volunteer coordinator at Mennonite Home Communities of Ohio.

"A driver is needed on the second Thursday and another driver is needed on the fourth Wednesday of each month.  Meals are delivered only in the Bluffton community and delivery typically takes 30 minutes," she said.

"Delivering Mobile Meals is a practical, volunteer project that helps people in our community," she added.

Thanksgiving bake sale at MMH Friday

Mennonite Home Communities of Ohio Service Group will hold its annual Thanksgiving bake sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Friday, Nov. 18, in the Mennonite Memorial Home lobby, 410 W. Elm St.

The sale includes cinnamon rolls, pies, cakes, cookies and breads, just in time for your Thanksgiving holiday entertaining.

MHCO offers free home-delivered meals to vets on Nov. 11

Veterans should place orders by Thursday

In honor of Veterans Day, Mennonite Home Communities of Ohio (MHCO) is offering a free, home-delivered meal to veterans living in the Bluffton and Pandora communities on Friday, Nov. 11. 

To order your meal in Bluffton, call 419-358-1015, ext. 218.  To order your meal in Pandora, call 419-384-3218. 

You will be asked to provide your name, address and telephone number for delivery purposes. Hot meals will be delivered between 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. on Nov. 11 to those who place an order. 

Orders must be received by Thursday, Nov. 10. 

Mennonite Home Health & Senior Services named a national best practice agency

Recipient of Patient Satisfaction Award of Distinction

November is National Home Care and Hospice Month. 

Fittingly, Mennonite Home Health & Senior Services, Bluffton, has again been named a national best practice agency by Fazzi Associates.  Agencies named as national best practice agencies are proven leaders and have excelled in the important measure of patient satisfaction. 

Based on comparative analysis, Mennonite Home Health & Senior Services results for the Overall Satisfaction and Likelihood of Recommending survey questions placed them in the top 25% of Fazzi’s National Patient Satisfaction database.