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December 1, 2015


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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.

Fleming Nursing Scholarship applications available


Mennonite Home Communities of Ohio 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.

Jeanne's Kitchen cream of mushroom soup wins Maple Crest soup cook-off

The cream of mushroom soup from Jeanne's Kitchen was voted the winner of Maple Crest's Feb. 1 soup cook-off. 

Soups from seven area restaurants were sampled by over 200 soup lovers during the event. Persons attending voted for their favorite soup.

Luke’s Bar & Grill of Bluffton with baked potato and bacon was voted second place.  Logan’s Seafood Chowder from Logan’s Irish Pub of Findlay took third place.  

Others who participated were Mustard Seed Café of Bluffton, Waldo Pepper’s of Findlay, J’s Diner of Lima and PamCakes of Columbus Grove.

Have some soup, then vote for your favorite - it's all for a good cause

Maple Crest Senior Living Village will host a soup cook-off from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., Friday, Feb. 1, and the public is invited, according to Daren Lee of Maple Crest.

Lee said: Come to the Patio Room in the lower level of the Maple Crest main building and sample gourmet soups prepared by different local restaurants and caterers. Enjoy such soups as:

MMH host site for Alzheimer's Caregiver Support Group

The Mennonite Memorial Home is a host site for Caregiver Support Group meetings of The Alzheimer’s Association, Northwest Ohio Chapter

The next meeting is at 3:30 p.m., Monday, Feb. 18, at MMH conference room, 410 W. Elm St. Meeting facilitators are Tricia Herman and Emily Koogler.

These caregiver groups are free and open to the public. Registration is not required. However, it is suggested that persons contact the facilitator of the group for the first time to confirm the time, place and date of the meeting.