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February 11, 2016

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Mennonite Home Communities of Ohio

Moving Home to Willow Ridge - lots of positive energy

Rhonda Wolpert, Green House Guide for the Willow Ridge Homes, writes about the positive energy radiating from elders and staff as elders move to Willow Ridge, in this month's issue of "The Visioneer," of the Mennonite Home Communities of Ohio.

A copy of "The Visioneer" is an attachment to this story.


Mennonite Home Sweetheart dinner recognizes 15 couples

Mennonite Memorial Home recently hosted its annual sweetheart dinner. Fifteen couples from the Mennonite Memorial Home community's nursing, assisted living and independent living areas attended.

Pictures were taken of each couple seated in front of a floral heart backdrop provided by Town and Country Flowers of Bluffton.

The couples enjoyed a special meal with dinner music provided by pianist, Sara Nowlan, an MHCO staff member.

Maple Crest March activities calendar now on the Icon

The March 2013 Maple Crest activities calendar is now available for Icon viewers.It is an attachment at the bottom of this story.

Cory-Rawson HS show choir performs for PrimeTimers March 5

The next PrimeTimers event is noon, Tuesday, March 5, at St. John Mennonite Church, 15988 Road 4, Pandora.  Following the potluck, the Cory-Rawson School’s show choir Impressions will provide the entertainment. Meat, beverages and table service will be provided.  Participants are asked to bring a side dish or dessert to share.

A Royal surprise at Maple Crest’s Valentine gala


Maple Crest residents were royally surprised at their 2013 Valentine gala to learn there was a tie for the honored position of Valentine king and queen. 

Ernest and Naomi Bosse and Carl and Claralice Wolf were the elected couples this year, becoming the second king and queen tie since the Valentine tradition began at Maple Crest 10 years ago. 

Kathryn Van Dyke: First Maple Crest resident to celebrate 100th birthday

Kathryn Van Dyke of Bluffton just made history – she is the first Maple Crest resident to celebrate her 100th birthday while living at Maple Crest.

On Feb. 3, 2013, Kathryn turned 100 and celebrated with her family. The photo of Kathryn was taken during the Maple Crest monthly birthday party held on Feb. 8.

Kathryn was the seventh of 11 children. She seems to have been born with the family gene for long life.  Her mother lived into her 90s, and her two living sisters are 93 and 106 (Elva Huffman). 

For Willow Ridge resident Christine Purves, “new” is old hat

On Feb. 4 Christine Purves moved into her new home at 103 Willow Ridge Drive, more affectionately known as Frieda House. Christine is one of 12 elders who are the first to call Willow Ridge “home.”  Willow Ridge is the newest community of Mennonite Home Communities of Ohio (MHCO) and provides licensed nursing care for 20 elders in two Green House homes. 

Rhonda Wolpert, Green House Guide and Administrator for Mennonite Memorial Home, can hardly contain her excitement about this new opportunity. 

Here's the "moving" story about Willow Ridge

Residents of Bluffton's newest address: Willow Ridge, are now moved in. The Icon attached a copy of "The Visioneer," which tells about the move. 

Also, for additional photos, check out the MHCO facebook. Click here.

Also check Mennonite Home Communities of Ohio website, located at the bottom of this story.

Willow Ridge opens: A transformation in nursing care begins


Beginning Feb. 4 and continuing through the week, 10 elders are moving to their new homes at Willow Ridge, Bluffton.

Willow Ridge is the newest community of Mennonite Home Communities of Ohio (MHCO) and features two Green House homes. When full, each home will provide licensed nursing care for 10 elders in private rooms with private bathrooms and showers.