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June 25, 2019

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Survey shows zero deficiencies

6th consecutive "zero deficiency" survey for Maple Crest

Maple Crest Senior Living Village has received its 6th consecutive “zero deficiency” survey from the Ohio Department of Health (ODH). 

Maple Crest provides both independent and assisted living and is surveyed approximately every 12 months.  In Ohio, the typical “Assisted Living” home is licensed as a Residential Care Facility and many people use the terms interchangeably.  ODH licenses residential care facilities and conducts on-site inspections for compliance with state rules and regulations. 

Mennonite Memorial Home on “Best Nursing Homes” List

Laura Voth: “We are mission driven to deliver the best person-centered care”

U.S. News & World Report, the global authority in health care rankings, has named Mennonite Memorial Home, Bluffton, to its 2018-19 “Best Nursing Homes” list. 

This year, 2,975 nursing homes earned the designation by being rated High Performing in either Short-Stay Rehabilitation or Overall ratings and at least Average in the other.

The U.S. News & World Report website reports that on any given morning this year, roughly 1.4 million individuals, including 1 in 10 individuals age 85 and above, will wake up in a U.S. nursing home. 

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.