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January 27, 2015

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Don't pass up the Mennonite Memorial Home's silent auction going on now

If you like silent auctions, you'll want to visit the Mennonite Memorial Home this week. The MMH Service Group is holding a silent auction all week along with the Bluffton Fall Festival that takes place on Saturday.

Now through Sept.29, bids will be accepted for a variety of handcrafted items that can be seen in the MMH lobby. 

Bids are updated daily and the final bids will be taken Saturday, Sept. 29, at noon.  People are encouraged to view the items and to place their bids.

Bluffton Fall Festival offers lots of family activities Sept. 29

Bluffton celebrates the arrival of fall at its ninth annual Fall Festival, Saturday, Sept. 29, at five locations in the community. Most events are from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Mennonite Memorial Home
Mennonite Memorial Home, 410 W. Elm St., is the hub for all free transportation. Visitors may park at one of the venues and enjoy free horse and wagon rides, or vans that goes to other locations. The vans arrive and depart every 15 minutes from Maple Crest, Swiss Homestead, Bluffton Middle School, downtown and the Mennonite Home. 

National Assisted Living Week Celebrated at Maple Crest

“National Assisted Living Week” ended with a “Grand Finale Party” for assisted living residents and resident assistants at Maple Crest, Bluffton. 


Check out the photos at the bottom of this story.

In keeping with the art theme, each resident and staff person was encouraged to bring along something the person created during any era of his or her life. 

The variety of items presented that afternoon was amazing, and the party participants thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to recognize the skills and talents of fellow residents and co-workers. 

Reservations required for Maple Crest Sunday buffet Sept. 23


The next Maple Crest Senior Living, Bluffton, Sunday buffet is Sept. 23, according to Daren Lee, director of Maple Crest.

The menu includes:
• Pepper Jack chicken
• Ham loaf
• Baked sweet potato
• Scalloped corn
• Dinner roll
• Bread pudding

• coffee and iced tea.

The buffet is in the Patio Room at Maple Crest from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. It is open to all adults 55 and older at a cost of $5 per person. Due to the overwhelming response, reservations are required for those planning to attend. Limited seating is available.

Green House home blessing ceremony Oct. 14


Mennonite Home Communities of Ohio (MHCO), Bluffton, will hold a “A Home Blessing; Celebrating Life” ceremony to commemorate the grand opening of its new campus, Willow Ridge. The event is at 1 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 14, at Willow Ridge, directly across from Maple Crest on Augsburger Road, Bluffton. The event is open to the public.

MHCO New Vision campaign reaches 86 percent of its $2.1 million goal

Mennonite Home Communities of Ohio New Vision campaign has reached 86 percent of its $2.1 million goal, according to Doug Luginbill.

So far, $1,815,000 has been pledged or received for the project, which is creating two Green House homes on Augsburger Road, across from Maple Crest Senior Living Village.

The opening ceremony of the Green House homes is from 1 to 3 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 14. Dr. Bill Thomas, founder of The Green House Project, will participate in the ceremony.

Sept. 9 next Maple Crest Sunday buffet

The next Maple Crest Senior Living, Bluffton, Sunday buffet is Sept. 9, according to Daren Lee, director of Maple Crest.
The menu includes:
o Parmesan crusted tilapia
?o Chicken with mushroom sauce?
o Rice pilaf?
o Glazed baby carrots
?o Apple crisp
o coffee and iced tea.

MMH's concert on the lawn


A beautiful summer evening set the tone for Mennonite Memorial Home’s annual “Concert on the Lawn” on Aug. 19.  This year’s concert featured Pantasia, a steel drum from Findlay High School. 

Residents, family members and community members gathered to enjoy the Caribbean sounds brought by Pantasia.  Kids, both young and old, tapped their toes and danced to the upbeat rhythms. 

"Full Sound" chamber group performs Sunday evening at Maple Crest

"Full Sound" chamber group will perform a concert at 6:30 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 2, in the Maple Crest Patio Room. The performance is open to the public with no admission charge.
The chamber group iincludes five classically-trained musicians performing on violin, viola, cello, double bass and piano.
Composers whose music will be performed includes Bach, Weidig and Dobrzynski. In addition, Scott Joplin's "Maple Leaf Rag," and John Zundel's hymn "Love Divine," will be performed.

Maple Crest September calendar on The Icon

The September Maple Crest calendar is now available for Icon viewers. The calendar is a printer friendly attachment at the bottom of this story.