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Mennonite Home Communities of Ohio

Life is but a canvas - Maple Crest artists at work

Louise Farling and Joanne Hilty watch Phyllis Suter put finishing touches on her abstract water coloring during a Maple Crest art class. Jeanette Reineke instructs the course. Here are additional photos and a video.

Volunteers contributed more than 7,176 hours at MHCO last year

Volunteers have played a vital role at Mennonite Home Communities of Ohio (MHCO) since Mennonite Memorial Home first opened in Bluffton in 1955.  The importance of those volunteers is appreciated daily, and especially on National Day of Service, which is Saturday, Jan. 19.

In 2012 MHCO had over 250 volunteers who provided more than 7,176 hours of volunteer service between Mennonite Memorial Home, Maple Crest and Willow Ridge, according to Mary Ann Ring, director of  volunteer services.

Here's the January worship schedule at MMH

The Mennonite Home Communities of Ohio has provided the Icon with the worship schedule for MMH.  Services are held on Sunday and Tuesday throughout the month.

Sunday, Jan. 6, 9:30 a.m. - Chaplain Bill Herr

Tuesday, Jan. 8, 6:30 p.m. - Carol Clements, St. John UCC

Sunday, Jan. 13, 9:30 a.m. - Chaplain Bill Herr

Tuesday, Jan. 15, 6:30 p.m. - Communiuon: Rev. Kevin Mohr and Chaplain Bill Herr

Sunday, Jan. 20, 9:30 a.m. - Wally Geiger

Volunteers needed Sunday mornings at MMH

Persons interested in volunteering at the Mennonite Memorial Home, 410 W. Elm St., Bluffton, are invited to contact Mary Ring, volunteer coordinator.

Volunteers are needed on Sunday mornings to wheel residents to the Sunday worship service in the MMH chapel.

Volunteers are scheduled once a quarter, leaving ample time for volunteers to retain their own chuch and Sunday routines. Volunteers are trained on their first Sunday. Persons interested may contact Ring at 419-358-1015, extension 248.

Large print book donations accepted at MMH

Mennonite Memorial Home, 410 W. Elm St., Bluffton invites persons in the community to donate large print books to its library.

Maple Crest has full January calendar

It's a new year...later this week. Here's the Maple Crest Senior Living activities calendar for the first month of 2013.

Open it as an attachment at the bottom of this story.

Elders are moving to Willow Ridge

Elders are beginning to make Willow Ridge Green Houses their homes. The first elders moved to Willow Ridge on Nov. 26. 

Several activities are now taking place at Willow Ridge. Open the attached newsletter to learn about the first Christmas at Willow Ridge.

Merry Christmas from Mennonite Home Communities of Ohio. The first elders moved to Willow Ridge on Nov. 26th. Open the attached newsletter to learn about the first Christmas at Willow Ridge.

Maple Crest-Bluffton residents In SOAP volunteer effort

Maple Crest residents and Bluffton community members joined together in a volunteer effort to help women who may be caught up in human trafficking. 

The SOAP (Save Our Adolescent Prostitutes) volunteer opportunity came out of Crime Victim Services, Lima, through a donation by a resident and her friend, and involved placing red stickers on bars of soap. 

Each sticker had a short series of questions on it concerning being forced to do something or seeing someone potentially in trouble, along with a national hotline number to call for assistance. 

Barberettes pack the house at Maple Crest performance

The Barberettes packed the house at Maple Crest on Dec. 14 for their grand finale Christmas performance of the season. 

Led by pianist Jayne McGarrity, the 20-woman chorus delighted their audience with a wonderful mixture of sacred and secular Christmas favorites. 

Mennonite Home Health and Senior Services has the perfect holiday gift for a senior on your list

Mennonite Home Health and Senior Services, Bluffton, has unveiled the perfect holiday gift for senior family members, according to Darren Lee, director of Maple Crest Senior Living Village.

Gift certificates are available for assistance with housekeeping, running errands, personal care, companionship, pet care, or help with Christmas shopping and present wrapping.

"Our home care assistants can provide a wide range of help to get you or your loved one through this busy holiday season,"  said Lee.

For more details contact MHCO at 419-358-7803.

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