July 22, 2014


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June worship service schedule at Mennonite Home

June worship service leaders at Mennonite Memorial Home were recently announced. Here's the schedule of services:

Sunday, June 3 - Chaplain Bill Herr
Sunday, June 10 - Renee Caskie
Sunday, June 17 - Elizabeth McDowell
Sunday, June 24 - Chaplain Bill Herr

Sunday services are at 9:30 a.m.

Tuesday, June 5 - Carol Clements, St. John's UCC
Tuesday, June 12 - Matthew Zuehlke, Bluffton Presbyterian
Tuesday, June 19 - Steve Yoder, First Mennonite
Tuesday, June 26 - Sister Carol Inkrott, St. Mary's Catholic

Next "Ask the Expert" program June 12 at senior center

Mennonite Home Communities of Ohio (MHCO) June "Ask the Expert," program is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 12, at the Bluffton Senior Citizens Center, 132 N. Main St., according to Daren Lee of MHCO.

The program provides adults 55 and over in the greater Bluffton area an opportunity to speak directly to an MHCO nurse and social worker present at each session.

"Toys of the Past" theme of two MHCO programs

MMH centenarian Pauline Hirschler and her daughter, Marilyn Bishop.

Mennonite Memorial Home held its annual Women's Celebration with two programs on May 21 and May 22.

The first featured a catered meal by Special Occasions and a guest speaker, Anne Stratton. Her presentation was "Toys of the Past."

The second program featured Ron Friesen, an MHCO duplex resident, as the guest speaker. Friesen brought some of his vintage toy collection and spoke on various items.

Green House update: Cabinets and kitchen counter tops installed; stone work nearly completed

Icon viewers may now see the updates on the Mennonite Home Communities of Ohio Green House project. Updates are provided in the current issue of "The Visioneer."

Cabinets and kitchen counter tops have been installed in House B and the appliances will be installed soon. The stone work on both homes is nearly completed.

Painting has begun inside House A.

A copy is in the attachment at the bottom of this story.

June Maple Crest calendar on The Icon

The June Maple Crest events calendar is now on The Icon for viewers. It is an attachment at the bottom of this story.

A postman with a post card collection

Denny with some of his collection

Denny Edinger, Bluffton postal employee, brought in a crowd to the Maple Crest "Men-N-Friends" group as he presented his antique post card collection on May 25.

Edinger and his wife, Jane (resident services coordinator at Maple Crest), who have always enjoyed antiquing at flea markets, found themselves drawn to colorful, quaint post cards, particularly holiday cards.

"The Red Tent" June book discussion at Maple Crest

A discussion of Anita Diamant's book "The Red Tent" will take place in the family room of Maple Crest Senior Living Village on Monday, June 25, at 3 p.m. Maple Crest Senior Living Village is located at 700 Maple Crest Ct., Bluffton.

Copies of the book may be requested at Bluffton Public Library, 145 S. Main St., Bluffton.

Click for a summary of the book.

Time for tea...and tarts...and pinwheels...and fruit

It was tea time at Maple Crest on May 15. Make that "traditional tea time." Amelia Stauffer and Marge Lafolette, who tea experts talked about how tea plays an important part of many cultures during an afternoon program in the Patio Room.

Refreshments includes spinach pinwheels, fresh fruit cups, lemon curd tarts and tea and vanilla chai.

Don't worry if you missed the program. The Icon made a video. We suggest you brew a cup of your favorite tea, sit down in a comfortable chair and hit "play" on the YouTube.

Do you prefer it with sugar or simply straight?

Marissa Schutz winner of Barbara Fleming Memorial Scholarship

Marissa Schutz

Marissa Schutz, a Pandora-Gilboa High School senior, is the 2012 winner of the Barbara Fleming Memorial Scholarship sponsored by Mennonite Home Communities of Ohio, (MHCO), Bluffton.

Schutz is the daughter of John and Marcia Schutz. This annual award provides scholarship support to a student pursuing a degree as a Licensed Practical Nurse, a Registered Nurse or a Bachelor of Science in Nursing.

MHCO offers the perfect Mother's Day gift

Mennonite Home Communities of Ohio's Home Health, Bluffton, has the perfect gift for anyone over 55 needing assistance for around the home tasks. It's especially timely as a gift for a mother or a special woman in your life during the season of Mother's Day.

Mennonite Home Health and Senior Services is offering gift certificates for assistance with housekeeping, running errands, personal care, companionship, pet care or with shopping.

"Our home care assistants can provide a wide range of help to assist you or your loved ones," said Daren Lee of MHCO.