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Since 2005 Mennonite Home Communities had been dreaming of the day when Green House homes would become a reality in Bluffton. In November 2012 the dream was realized, but not fully.
Not until April 26, 2013 were all the licenses and certifications finally complete, allowing full occupancy of both homes. On June 3, Frieda House and Betty House reached full occupancy for the first time.
Four residents from Bluffton’s Maple Crest and three from the Mennonite Memorial Home were winners in this year’s LeadingAge of Ohio Art and Writing competition.
The show for the West region was hosted on June 20 by Good Samaritan Center, Arlington. All eight MHCO entries won first, second and third place ribbons. These high finishes qualifies each contestant to enter the state level contest on Sept. 11-12 in Columbus.
Despite the overcast day, the sunshine finally came and over 200 people came to Maple Crest on June 6 for its annual fishing derby.
It was a great time of fun, food and fellowship for Maple Crest residents and their families as well as Maple Crest staff and their families. Aaron Siders, husband of Maple Crest's Joy Siders, caught the biggest fish this year - a catfish that was 23 inches long.
The prize for the smallest fish this year went to two people, Lizzie Helser and Stas Maksimov, who tied with each catching a 4 inch fish.
Here's a story from the current issue of "The Visioneer," which includes project updates on Mennonite Home Communities of Ohio's New Vision Campaign. The compete issue of the newsletter is in an attachment at the bottom of this story.
“Suzie” was among the first elders to move to Willow Ridge. Because of a stroke suffered five years earlier, Suzie had difficulty finding words, finishing thoughts and interacting with people. A few weeks after Suzie moved to Willow Ridge, she was enjoying the hearth room when she began speaking.