April 23, 2014

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Maple Crest May 28 book discussion "The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society"

A discussion of Mary Ann Shaffer's book "The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society" will take place in the family room of Maple Crest Senior Living Village on Memorial Day (Monday, May 28), at 3 p.m. Maple Crest Senior Living Village is located at 700 Maple Crest Ct., Bluffton.

Copies of the book are available at Bluffton Public Library, 145 S. Main St., Bluffton.

May Mennonite Home church service schedule set

May church services at Mennonite Memorial Home are set. The schedule follows:

Sunday, May 6 - Forest Clingerman

Sunday, May 13 - Dave Thompson

Sunday, May 20 - Chaplain Bill Herr

Sunday, May 27 - Chaplain Bill Herr

Sunday services are at 9:30 a.m.

Services on Tuesdays in May follow:

2nd - Kevin Mohr, English Lutheran Church

9th - Steve Ramsey, Good Hope Lutheran

15th - Eric Rummel, Emmanuel UCC

22nd - Louise Wideman, First Mennonite

29th - Jerry Lewis, Pleasant View United Methodist

Mobile Meal delivery volunteers needed

Volunteers are needed to deliver Mobile Meals within the Bluffton community. One driver is needed on the second Tuesday of each month and another driver is needed on the third Friday of each month.

Delivering meals takes only a little over one-half of a hour. This assists people in need and is very rewarding for volunteers.

To be a Mobile Meal volunteer, please call Mary Ann Ring, MMH Volunteer Coordinator, at 419-358-1015.

Wetherill art on display at MMH

As part of the on-going art gallery at the Mennonite Memorial Home, local artists Lois and Gary Wetherill have a variety of their work on display.

On the third floor at MMH, Lois has a sampling of her 'Penny Rugs' that she has created. Based on both traditional and contemporary designs, Lois' 'Penny Rugs' are completely hand-sewn using wool and wool felt.

Maple Crest's May activities calendar on the Icon

May is a busy month at Maple Crest Senior Living Village. The May activities calendar is now available for Icon viewers as an attachment at the bottom of this story.

Barberettes will perform at senior communities this spring

The Barberettes, a women's chorus with 27 members, directed by Jayne McGarrity and choreographed by Janette Reineke will present their spring program at area senior living residences in April and May.

The women, who have been singing together for seven years, will present "100 Years of Broadway" with soloists Marlyce Gundy, Kay Huber and Sheryl Schirmer.

Spring performance schedule:

April 23 - Richland Manor, 6:30 p.m.
April 30 - Hilty Home, 6:30 p.m.
May 7 - Mennonite Memorial Home, 6:30 p.m.
May 11 - Maple Crest, 6:30 p.m.

Maple Crest residents say "Hats off to you!"

Sally and Dick Reeder

Was it an Easter Parade? No, the sea of flowery hats that looked like Easter of yesteryear was only one small portion of the array of hats on the heads of Maple Crest residents gathered on April 10 for the most recent "New Resident Welcome" event called "Hats Off to You!"

Maple Crest Sr. Living Village ranks 9th in Ohio in state survey

Maple Crest Senior Living Village, part of Mennonite Home Communities of Ohio, MHCO, ranks ninth among over 500 assisted living facilities who participated in the State of Ohio's 2011 Long-term Care Resident Satisfaction Survey, according to Daren Lee, director of Maple Crest.

"We are very pleased with the ranking in this important survey," said Lee. "While many factors go into the survey, our high ranking is largely a result of the caring and dedicated staff at Maple Crest."

Mennonite Home Communities of Ohio begins negotiations to accept ownership of Hilty Memorial Home, Pandora

Mennonite Home Communities of Ohio (MHCO), a Bluffton retirement community that offers a continuum of care, has begun negotiations with the East Central District-Missionary Church with respect to the future operation, management and ownership of Hilty Memorial Home, Pandora. When completed, the proposed structure would welcome Hilty Memorial Home as an affiliate member of MHCO.

Carlin Carpenter takes his road show to Maple Crest

Bluffton University retired football coach Carlin Carpenter recently entertained the Maple Crest Senior Living group known as "Men-N-Friends" with some of Carpenters own songs and stories.

Arriving in a comfortable-looking pair of jeans and a denim shirt, he claimed that by the time he was done with his one-man show, everyone present would love country music.

Carpenter told a story to the group that he once surprised even himself ago by winning first place at a Brown Derby Town Contest in Dallas, Texas, during a football coach convention.