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MHCO seeks worship/Bible study volunteers

Lay leaders, youth groups, Sunday school classes, families, retirees and young adults are needed

Lay leaders, youth groups, Sunday school classes, families, retirees and young adults are needed to assist with worship services and Bible Studies at Mennonite Memorial Home and Maple Crest Senior Living Village, Bluffton. 

Opportunities at Mennonite Memorial Home include:
• Assisting residents getting to and from worship services
• Leading a worship service
• Leading the music at a worship service

PrimeTimers Fellowship entertained by BHS choirs

Maple Crest Senior Living Village will provide a festive meal and entertainment at the Tuesday, Dec. 4, PrimeTimers Fellowship.  The luncheon menu includes: Stuffed Chicken Marsala, glazed carrots, au gratin potatoes, cranberry/walnut bread, coffee and dessert.  The Bluffton High School Show Choir and Chamber Choir, directed by Kara Zink, will provide the entertainment.

Talented painter in our midst

90-year-old Bob Hower took up painting in 2005 after remodeling five houses, built two barns and restored over 50 automobiles

Maple Crest Villa resident Bob Hower is a one-person assembly line. At age 90, he can look back on a lifetime of building and remodeling homes and restoring old cars.

“I built my own house and remodeled five,” Hower added.  “I’ve built two barns and restored more than 50 automobiles.” 

MHCO longevity dinner honors employees

22 employees recogized

Mennonite Home Communities of Ohio (MHCO) held its annual Longevity Dinner on Nov. 8 at Maple Crest.  Each year, MHCO honors employees who have reached five or more years with the organization (in five-year increments).  Laura Voth, CEO, served as emcee for the evening. 

Associates honored include:

40 Years – Sue Richard

35 Years – Diana Dray

25 Years – Crista Nofziger, Kris Russell

20 Years – Agnes Davis, Peg Sautter

15 Years – Mark Offenbacher

10 Years – Cindy McMaster, De Michel, Brady Pickford, Joy Siders, Caryn Wager

Survey shows zero deficiencies

6th consecutive "zero deficiency" survey for Maple Crest

Maple Crest Senior Living Village has received its 6th consecutive “zero deficiency” survey from the Ohio Department of Health (ODH). 

Maple Crest provides both independent and assisted living and is surveyed approximately every 12 months.  In Ohio, the typical “Assisted Living” home is licensed as a Residential Care Facility and many people use the terms interchangeably.  ODH licenses residential care facilities and conducts on-site inspections for compliance with state rules and regulations. 

Mennonite Memorial Home on “Best Nursing Homes” List

Laura Voth: “We are mission driven to deliver the best person-centered care”

U.S. News & World Report, the global authority in health care rankings, has named Mennonite Memorial Home, Bluffton, to its 2018-19 “Best Nursing Homes” list. 

This year, 2,975 nursing homes earned the designation by being rated High Performing in either Short-Stay Rehabilitation or Overall ratings and at least Average in the other.

The U.S. News & World Report website reports that on any given morning this year, roughly 1.4 million individuals, including 1 in 10 individuals age 85 and above, will wake up in a U.S. nursing home. 

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