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June 19, 2019

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Mennonite Home Communities of Ohio

Irish fiddle tunes played for Prime Timers luncheon

Prime Timers will feature a St. Patrick’s Day theme at its luncheon on Tuesday, March 5.  The festivities begin at noon at St. John Mennonite Church, Pandora. 

The menu will feature corned beef and cabbage with red potatoes, green beans, mixed green salad with maple dressing, rolls and dessert.  Rachael Lewis, orchestra director for Bluffton Schools, will entertain with Irish fiddle tunes and hymns.

MHCO offering $1,000 sign-on bonus

To qualified STNAs

Mennonite Home Communities of Ohio (MHCO) has announced that it is offering a $1,000 sign-on bonus to qualified STNAs through April 30, 2019. 

The bonus is part of a recruitment strategy to meet current staffing needs and to attract reliable, qualified State Tested Nursing Assistants to the organization.

80 years combined...and counting

Dyck and Sue Richard: Four decades have flown by for these MHCO employees

When they accepted jobs at Mennonite Memorial Home, neither Rodney Dyck, nor Sue Richard anticipated that they would still be at MMH four decades later!  Richards recently celebrated her 40th anniversary as an employee of Mennonite Home Communities of Ohio, while Dyck had that honor in 2017. 

Working in two different departments, the long-term employees have similar feelings about working at MMH … Do a good job.  Get to know and understand the residents, and be willing to change to meet the needs of the organization.

Mennonite Home Health & Senior Services announces partnership

With Senior Options, a Virginia non-profit agency

Mennonite Home Health & Senior Services, Bluffton, has announced a partnership with Senior Options, a non-profit subsidiary of Westminster-Canterbury, Virginia Beach, Virginia.  Senior Options delivers turnkey solutions for home health, hospice services and continuum management. 

CEU presentation on Parkinson’s Disease Jan. 31

Mennonite Memorial Home will host a free, one-hour presentation on Parkinson’s Disease on Thursday, Jan, 31. from 12:30-1:30 p.m.  Lunch will be provided.  The presentation provides CEUs for social workers and nurses. The public is also welcome to attend.

City girl to farm wife

A natural transition for Joann Hilty

Maple Crest resident JoAnn Hilty may not have worked her fingers to the bone, but she does have a few bumps on them from years of “knotting” comforters.  A talented quilter and flower arranger, Hilty is a Pandora “city girl” who moved with her husband to a dairy farm near Bluffton at age 18. 

“I didn’t know a thing about farming,” Hilty laughed, “but I found out soon enough why Arthur was always late for our dates. Farming is hard work.  There were cows to milk, calves to feed and chores to finish.”