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May 26, 2016


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Mennonite Home Communities of Ohio

May worship services schedule announced at MMH

Worship services for May are announced at the Mennonite Memorial Home. The schedule follows:

Sunday - 9:30 a.m., in the chapel:

May 5 - Chaplain Bill Herr
May 12 - Duane Bollenbacher
May 19 - Chaplain Bill Herr
May 26 - Richard Bucher

Tuesday evening services - 6:30 p.m., in the chapel:

May Maple Crest activity calendar posted

Maple Crest's May activity calendar is now on The Icon. It is an attachment at the bottom of this story.

Hilty Home’s major improvement projects “Keeping it Local”

Hilty Memorial Home, Pandora, an affiliate of Mennonite Home Communities of Ohio (MHCO), recently completed a project involving the replacement of its walk-in cooler and freezer.  

The new $35,000 unit was custom made for Hilty Home by US Cooler, Quincy, Ill.  The new unit features a sloped roof versus a flat roof that the prior unit had. This will enable the water to flow off the top as opposed to standing, thus increasing the life of the unit.

New Visioneer tells about renovations at Mennonite Memorial Home

Move to Willow Ridge allows renovations at Mennonite Memorial Home. That's the headline on the April-May copy of "The Visioneer." The publication is a project update for MHCO's New Vision campaign.

Icon viewers may read the publication, which is an attachment at the bottom of this story.

Mennonite Home Health & Senior Services offers spring special

Spring is here and Mennonite Home Health & Senior Services is here to help.

“The annual process of spring cleaning is fun and satisfying,”  says Kathy Rode, Director of Home Health & Senior Services. “It’s the only time of year that projects like house cleaning, organizing, and doing minor repairs around the house feel like a fresh start instead of like chores. People are starting to think in terms of cleaning up their home for spring and summer, but many may not be able to get something done or know where to look for help.  That’s where we can help.” says Rode. 

Four independent living duplex units under construction on Maple Crest campus

Mennonite Home Communities of Ohio (MHCO) began a six-month construction project at the Maple Crest campus’s Crimson Maple Court cul-de-sac on April 10.

The $850,000 project will create four new independent living duplex units.  Each unit has a different floor plan and range from 1,617- 1,820 square feet.  Floor plans vary between two and three bedroom floor plans, but all include cathedral ceilings in the great room, a utility room, kitchen (including all appliances), two baths and a two-car garage. 

Mennonite Home Communities of Ohio launches $1 million Rehabilitation and Wellness Center

Mennonite Home Communities of Ohio (MHCO) of Bluffton launched a nine-month renovation project at the Mennonite Memorial Home campus main building on April 1.

“The $1 million project will create a state-of-the-art Rehabilitation and Wellness Center focusing on patients with short-term needs,” said Laura Voth, MHCO chief operating officer. 

M&W Construction, Lima, is the project’s general contractor. Don Burris of Bluffton, is the project manager and Nick Mathewson also of Bluffton, is the project superintendent. 

April Maple Crest calendar on the Icon

Maple Crest senior living community's April activity calendar is now on the Icon. It is an attachment at the bottom of this story.


Mozart, Elgar, Schubert and others in March 15 concert

Maple Crest hosted a concert featuring three of its talented musician-residents on March 15.  Larry Burkhalter, playing the violin, was accompanied by pianists Joanne Niswander and Jean Szabo. Burkholder's daughter, Karol Crosbie, served as the Emcee for the evening. 

Burkholder, a university music professor, symphony conductor and long-recognized violinist, was pleased to discover that Niswander and Szabo, also experienced musicians, were willing to work with him on several complex pieces. 

Volunteer drivers needed for MMH Mobile Meals

There is an immediate need for volunteers to serve the Bluffton community. The Mennonite Memorial Home provides Mobile Meals to Bluffton residents and the meals are delivered by volunteers. 

"We recently had several volunteers resign and are in need of new drivers. A drivers are needed for the second Tuesday of each month, the third Tuesday of each month and for a fill-in driver when ever needed," said Mary Ann Ring, MMH volunteer coordinator.