September 21, 2014


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Maple Crest, Mennonite Home food service staff want meals to be residents' "best experience"

Patricia Arendorf

By Jake Dowling, Icon intern
The Icon intern recently talked with Patricia Arendorf, Food Service Coordinator at Maple Crest Senior Living Village, and with Andre Hawks, Food Service Director at Mennonite Memorial Home. We've combined these two interviews into one story.
Eight years since graduating from college and working various culinary jogs, Patricia Arendorf has finally found what she has always intended to do.

Maple Crest begins Sunday buffets - first event Aug. 5

Maple Crest Senior Living, Bluffton, will begin offering a series of buffets starting Sunday, Aug. 5, according to Daren Lee, director of Maple Crest.

The menu for Aug. 5 will include tossed salad, breadsticks, chicken parmesan, cheese tortellini with basil pesto sauce, roasted asparagus, homemade angel food cake, coffee and iced tea.
The buffets will be offered in the Patio Room at Maple Crest from noon to 2 p.m. The meals is open to all adults 55 and older at a cost of $5 per person.

Maple Crest August activity calendar on The Icon

Icon viewers may now read the August events calendar for Maple Crest. It is posted in an attachment at the bottom of this story.

"Pantasia" Steelband performs Concert on the Lawn Aug. 19 at Mennonite Home

Findlay HS Band "Pantasia"

Mennonite Memorial Home, 410 W. Elm St., Bluffton, invites the public to its annual community "Concert on the Lawn," at 6:30 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 19.
The public is invited to the outdoor concert on the backyard lawn of Mennonite Memorial Home where they will hear the Caribbean music of Pantasia, a steel-drum band from Findlay High School.

MHCO job fair Aug. 2 for Green House STNA and nurse positions

Mennonite Home Communities of Ohio (MHCO), a continuing care retirement community in Bluffton, is hosting a Job Fair for the positions of Shahbaz (Caregiver/STNA) and Nurse in the new Green House homes, which will open in October or November of this year.
The Job Fair will be held at First Mennonite Church, 101 S. Jackson St., Bluffton, on Thursday, Aug. 2. Interested persons may arrive anytime between 12:30-4 p.m. and should allow 90 minutes for the process.

Maple Crest "performers" share their talents

Richard Bucher performing

Residents and community members packed the house for the Maple Crest Senior Living Community's, talent show on July 12.

Sorry, she's not "Home" - a story that could some day take place in Bluffton

In a recent Blog post, Dr. Allen Power, MD, tells the following story. (Dr. Power is an Eden Mentor at St. John's Home in Rochester, N.Y., and Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Rochester.)

One consequence of opening a new living space like our Green Houses is that it lays bare some aspects of institutional care that never occurred to me before. This seems to happen with regularity these days. Here's a story.

Three MMH couples celebrate July wedding anniversaries

Three couples who are residents of Mennonite Memorial Home celebrate wedding anniversaries in July. They are:

Beverly and Ralph Steiner, July 6
Doris and Dave Blattner, July 7
Marilyn and John Becker, July 20

MHCO concert on the lawn Aug. 19

Mennonite Home Communities of Ohio will hold its annnual summer concert on the lawn at 6:30 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 19. The event is at the Mennonite Memorial Home, 410 W. Elm St., Bluffton.

Ice cream will be served and entertainment will be provided by Pantasia, Findlay High School's steel drum band.

Mennonite Memorial Home worship service schedule set

The Mennonite Memorial Home's July worship schedule is set.

Sunday services follow:
July 1 - Chaplain Bill Herr
July 8 - Chaplain Bill Herr
July 15 - Rev. Charles Warren
July 22 - Chaplain Bill Herr
July 30 - Jeff Boehr

Sunday services are at 9:30 a.m.

Tuesday services follow: