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PrimeTimers meet on Oct. 6

PrimeTimers Fellowship will meet for a noon lunch on Tuesday, Oct. 6, at St. John Mennonite Church, 15988 Road 2, Pandora.

The monthly lunch is open to all adults 55 and over. Entertainment is provided by Lauren Brooke and Sisters.

The meal includes meat with vegetable lasagna, green bean with almonds, mixed salad with maple dressing, breadsticks, pumpkin roll with homemade whipped cream and coffee.

PrimeTimers is a ministry of St. John Mennonite Church and Mennonite Home Communities of Ohio.

You won't want to pass up this year's MMH silent auction

Mennonite Memorial Home Service Group's annual silent auction is now accepting bids. The auction items are on display in the MMH lobby at 410 W. Elm St.

Several significant items are in this year's auction. 

On item, in particular, is an oak roll-top desk, which belonged to Paul Reichenbach (55 inches wide by 44 inches) and was used by him at Reichenbach Lumber.

Mennonite Home Health and Senior Services still growing after 20 years

Twenty years ago health care choices for seniors who were in need of care were somewhat limited to either a hospital stay or going to a nursing home. 

Kathy Rode, a nurse at the Mennonite Memorial Home in Bluffton, saw that many of them could stay at home with just a little assistance.

“We wanted to offer a third option in the way of home health services, where nurses would make visits in people’s homes to help them recoup after surgeries or if they needed further assistance,” said Rode, who is the founding Director of Mennonite Home Health and Senior Services. 

MMH seeking mobile meal volunteer drivers

There are openings for Mennonite Memorial Home Mobile Meal Volunteer Drivers.   Volunteers deliver just one day a month and openings are on the 2nd Wednesday and the 4th Tuesday of each month.  Meals are prepared by The Mennonite Memorial Home and are delivered with-in the Bluffton Village limits.  The delivery starts at 11:30 a.m. and takes approximately 30 – 45 minutes.  If you would like to be a Mobile Meal Driver and serve the Bluffton community, please call Mary Ann Ring, volunteer coordinator, at 419.358.1015, ext 248.

Hilty cruise-in brings back memories for Pandora native

On July 4, 1936, 79 years ago, Anna Bogart went on a car ride that would change her life.

Today, Anna is a resident at Hilty Home in Pandora, the town where she was born. Before returning to Pandora, she made a life for herself as a nurse, was married and raised two daughters. 

But many of her most cherished memories can be traced back to that single July night when she went on her first date with Gordon Bogart. 

Two weeks ago  Anna was invited by a Hilty Home staff member to enjoy the cruise-In taking place in the Hilty Home  front parking lot. 

Willow Ridge host to STNA job fair Aug. 14

Willow Ridge, Bluffton, will host an STNA job fair on Friday, Aug. 14, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

At the event you will have the opportunity to meet and interact with the Elders and staff, take a tour of the Green House homes and enjoy homemade refreshments. 

You'll be able to learn about how you can …
• Work in a quiet, family-oriented environment
• Provide care for the same 10 people each day
• Work on a consistent team each day Be empowered in the decisions made in your job
• Eat home-cooked meals at work

MMH Concert on the Lawn rescheduled for Aug. 15

Mennonite Memorial Home's Concert on the Lawn, featuring the Lima Area Concert Band, is rescheduled for 6:30 p.m., Saturday, Aug.15.

The concert was postponed in June due to a weekend of rain.

The free concert includes free ice cream, popcorn and drinks. All that's needed to attend is to bring your own lawn chair. The concert is on the MMH lawn, 410 W. Elm St., Bluffton.

This year's annual summer concert celebrates Mennonite Memorial Home's 60th anniversary. The concert will include music from the 1950s and 1960s in addition to some patriotic selections.

"The Visioneer" newsletter from MHCO now on the Icon

The summer issue of Mennonite Home Communities of Ohio “The Visioneer” is now on the Icon.

The issue includes some recent stories from Willow Ridge, an announcement about Delay the Disease program and some photos of Anita Lehman’s artwork recently displayed at the Mennonite Memorial Home.

To read the newsletter open the attachment at the bottom of this story.

Four Deuces Car Club holds Hilty Home cruise-in July 30

Hilty Home, Pandora, will host a cruise-in from 6 to 8 p.m., Thursday, July 30, at the retirement home, 304 Hilty Drive, Pandora.

The event, sponsored by Four Deuces Car Club of Ottawa, is open to hot rods, customs and classic vehicles. Registration and admission is free.

A “Residents’ Choice” award will be presented. For more details call Jane at 419-523-5663.

Maple Crest hobby show Thursday evening - 16 residents show their stuff

You’ll see quilt runners, carved elephants, Indian artifacts, oil paintings, brass rubbings and lots more at the Maple Crest Senior Living Community hobby show, from 6:30-8 p.m., Thursday, July 30.

Free and open to the public, the show will be in the Maple Crest Patio Room, 700 Maple Crest Court, just off Augsburger Road, Bluffton. Sixteen Maple Crest residents will display their hobbies.