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Hilty Preschool and Child Care receives $1,500 grant for iPads

The Midwest Electric Community Connections Fund awarded the Hilty Preschool and Child Care, Pandora, with a grant of $1,500 at a presentation ceremony in St. Marys.

Hilty Preschool and Child Care made the request in order to provide eight iPads for the Preschool program. The grant was awarded on Feb. 5.

Eight restaurants compete in Feb. 19 Maple Crest soup cook-off

Maple Crest Senior Living Village, Bluffton, hosts a soup cook-off on Thursday, Feb. 19, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. and the public is invited. 

The event is in the Patio room in the lower level of the Maple Crest main building. there everyone can sample gourmet soups prepared by various local restaurants and caterers. 

Enjoy such soups as:

Applications available for Barbara Fleming Memorial Nursing Scholarship

Mennonite Home Communities of Ohio, Bluffton, is accepting applications for the Barbara Fleming Memorial Nursing Scholarship. 

The scholarship is meant to promote the career of nursing.  Therefore the scholarship money may be used toward a degree as a Licensed Practical Nurse, a degree as a Registered Nurse, or a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. The scholarship is to be used to pay school related expenses toward any of these degrees.

The scholarship offers a minimum award of $500, and will be paid directly to the vocational school or college where the student is enrolled.

Family satisfaction survey ranks Willow Ridge in elite Ohio group

Mennonite Home Communities of Ohio (MHCO) does it again!

Willow Ridge of MHCO was named 13th highest in the State of Ohio according to the results of the 2014 Ohio Department of Aging Resident Nursing Home Family Satisfaction Survey.

Daren Lee, director of Maple Crest Senior Living Village and MMH Independent Living, said that those survey results were released this month.

Willow Ridge, featuring the first Green House Homes in Ohio, scored a 94.6% satisfaction score to achieve its ranking. 

Four Maple Crest villa residents visit Antarctica - here's their story

Who would choose to go to Antarctica and why?

Those questions were answered by Maple Crest villa residents Stan and Jo Clemens and Mark and Kay Weidner during a recent travelogue program.

Stan was the instigator of the travel idea because of a nephew who manages an inn at Yellowstone National Park for the warm months of the year, and works in food service at the South Pole in the winter months. 

Alzheimer's support group meets third Monday at MMH

The Alzheimer's Support Group at Mennonite Memorial Home meets at 3:30 p.m. the third Monday of every month.

According to Darren Lee of Mennonite Home Communities of Ohio, Alzheimer's disease is life-changing for both those who are diagnosed and those close to them. The Alzheimer’s Support Group at Mennonite Memorial Home provides a place to connect with other caregivers who truly understand what you are going through. Often we hear caregivers say they are looking for support from people who "really understand because they've been there, too." 

Elders at Willow Ridge are truly home for the holidays

The Christmas season in a nursing home is often filled with carolers, family visits and special treats. Activity rooms fill with elementary school children singing favorite Christmas songs as Elders smile with enjoyment. Christmas trees adorn the lobbies, dining rooms and other places where space can be found. It is a festive time.

John Murray shares with Bluffton fourth graders his life-long challenge with cerebral palsy

John Murray, elder at Maple Crest Senior Living Community, told Bluffton fourth graders about his life-long challenge with cerebral palsy, during a special program earlier this week.

Murray was interviewed by Louise Matthews, director of “The Lion and Lamb Peace Arts Center” of Bluffton University. The session as part of an on-going program with Bluffton fourth graders that emphasizes kindness and respect towards all people. 

The event was hosted at Maple Crest.

If you want a hickory nut pie for Christmas dinner - order now

The Service Group of Mennonite Home Communities of Ohio is sponsoring a Hickory Nut Pie Sale for the Holidays at Mennonite Memorial Home, 410 W. Elm St., Bluffton.

Hickory nut pies must be preordered by calling Mennonite Memorial Home at 419-358-1015, between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday-Friday. Orders will be taken until Friday, Dec. 12t, and the sale is limited to the first 50 pies ordered. The pies are $ 25 each.

Look what's on the Maple Crest December calendar

December is a busy month at Maple Crest Senior Living Communitiy.

Here's the December calendar of events. Open the attachement at the bottom of this story.