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5 Myles High jazz combo performs at MMH concert on the lawn Aug. 20

5 Myles High, a Bluffton-based jazz combo featuring a trumpet, bass, vocals, piano and drums, will perform during this year's Mennonite Memorial Home concert on the lawn ice cream social.

The social, free and open to the public is at 6:30 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 20. It takes place on the back lawn of the Mennonite Home, 410 W. Elm St., Bluffton.

Members of the group are Myles Bowers, trumpet, Sean McNeal, percussion, Krysti Schhey, piano and vocals, and Philip Schey, bass and vocals.


Bluffton's monarch butterfly nursery

Where Joanne Niswander is nurse practitioner

Mention “Bluffton’s nursery” and the Bluffton Hospital comes to mind.

Another Bluffton nursery exists and it’s very special because it’s for monarch butterflies.This special nursery is at Maple Crest Senior Living Village.

Joanne Niswander is the nurse practitioner. This week the nursery is full of activities. Here’s the story behind the nursery, according to Joanne:

“Our first venture into raising monarch butterflies began in the fall of 2007, when then-MMH administrator, Lynn Thompson, brought a few monarch caterpillars to Maple Crest.

What's your hobby?

Maple Crest elders share lots of hobbies and talent in a show

Photos by Jamie Nygaard
What's your hobby?

Elders of Maple Crest Senior Living Village shared their hobbies on July 27. Jamie Nygaard was there and shares photos of the show. At least 17 elders displayed hobbies ranging from carved art to toy farm equipment. ose included:

Nearly 30 photos of the show are attached below -

Five star-rating for Mennonite Memorial Home

By Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

Mennonite Memorial Home, Bluffton, has been awarded an overall 5-Star Quality Rating by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), according to Laura Voth, CEO of Mennonite Home Communities of Ohio.

The Five-Star Quality Rating System helps consumers, their families and caregivers compare nursing homes more easily and help identify topics of questions to ask during the selection process.

CMS provides quality ratings to each of the nation's Medicare and/or Medicaid-certified nursing homes.

PrimeTimers entertained by folk singer on Aug. 1

Matt, a folk singer, will entertain PrimeTimers Fellowship members next week.

The program is at noon, Tuesday, Aug. 1, at St. John Mennonite Church, 15988 Road 4, Pandora.

The program is free and open to persons 55 and older. A free luncheon is included. This month's menu includes hamburger and hotdogs, macaroni salad, bakes beans, bagged chips, fresh fruit and ice cream bars.

PrimeTiimers is a ministry of St. John Mennonite and Mennonite Home Communites of Ohio.


Maple Crest elders share their hobbies

Next Thursday in Patio Room

Elders of Maple Crest Senior Living Village will hold a hobby show from 6:30 to 8 p.m., Thursday, July 27.

The show, open to the public, takes place in the Patio Room of Maple Crest, 700 Maple Crest Court, Bluffton.

At least 17 elders will display hobbies ranging from carved art to toy farm equipment. Those include: