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MHCO artists exhibit at Findlay’s ArtWalk

5 to 9 p.m. on Friday downtown Findlay

Several residents of Maple Crest Senior Living Village and Mennonite Memorial Home Cottages are exhibiting artwork during downtown Findlay’s ArtWalk. 

The semi-annual event will take place on Friday, Nov. 2, from 5-9 p.m. throughout the downtown area.  The Findlay Art League and The Jones Building Artists are featured stops during the evening.

Robert Hower, Judy Rodabaugh and Nancy Williamson, Maple Crest, and Della Salter and Rhody Hartman, Mennonite Cottages, are showcasing their art in Studio 18 in The Jones Building, 400-1/2 S. Main Street. 

MHCO hosts pastor appreciation luncheon

“Pastors are a great source of support and comfort for our elders."

Mennonite Home Communities of Ohio (MHCO) hosted its annual Pastor Appreciation Luncheon at Maple Crest Senior Living Village on Oct. 18. 

Elders invited their pastors and sat with them for the meal.  In all, 23 pastors attended, and the Patio Room at Maple Crest was at capacity. 

According to Chris Moser, director of resource development and church relations, the purpose of the luncheon was to honor pastors for their dedication to MHCO elders and their families. “Pastors are a great source of support and comfort for our elders,” Moser said. 

PrimeTimers luncheon Nov. 6

A Thanksgiving menu will be featured at the Tuesday, Nov. 6, PrimeTimers Luncheon at St. John Mennonite Church, Pandora, beginning at noon. 

Those attending will enjoy roast turkey with gravy, dressing, green bean casserole, cranberry salad, rolls and apple crisp with cinnamon ice cream. Trumpeter Lynn Lukehart will provide musical entertainment.

National honor for Joanne Niswander

One of 10 selected for gifts that elders contribute to their communities

Joanne Niswander, Maple Crest Senior Living Village, Bluffton, has been selected as one of 10 individuals to be featured in an exhibit at the LeadingAge Annual Meeting & EXPO, Oct. 28-31 in Philadelphia. 

“Words of Wisdom” is part of a Public Ageism display located at the Philadelphia City Hall courtyard.  The exhibit will be up for the duration of the conference and is designed to educate the people of Philadelphia about the amazing gifts our elders contribute to their communities. 

Hilty Home, Pandora, fall bazaar Nov. 9-10

Hilty Home will hold its annual Fall Bazaar on Friday, November 9 and Saturday, Nov. 10.  The bazaar will take place inside the home, 314 Hilty Drive, Pandora.  Friday’s hours are 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. and the bazaar will run Saturday from 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

According to Dee Steffen, activities coordinator, the event will feature crafts and baked goods for sale, along with homemade soup and sandwiches.  Proceeds from the bazaar will help fund activities for the elders at Hilty Home.  For more information, call 419-384-3218.

Rewarding volunteer opportunity waiting to happen

MHCO seeking to add drivers to its group of medical transport volunteers

If you are 21 or older and like to drive, Mennonite Home Communities of Ohio has a rewarding volunteer opportunity for you. 

MHCO is seeking to add drivers to its group of medical transport volunteers. The time commitment is flexible, and driving is only for medical transports. Trips are made Monday through Friday and are typically from Bluffton to the Findlay/Lima area. 

According to Jessica Strahm, volunteer coordinator, MHCO provides well-maintained small buses and a mini-van for the transport of its elders who use scooters or are in wheelchairs.