• Friends of the Library book sale Wednesday to Saturday

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September 21, 2017


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Mennonite Home Communities of Ohio promoting #GivingTuesday; here's how you can participate

Mennonite Home Communities of Ohio (MHCO) is joining thousands across the world who promote  #GivingTuesday on Dec. 1.  

“We are grateful to be part of a generous community which volunteers, visits, contributes and prays for the elders and staff of MHCO,” stated Doug Luginbill, Director of Resource Development and Church Relations. 

Alzheimer’s Support Group meets monthly at Mennonite Home

Do you know someone living with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementia?  Do you wish you had caring support or more information about the disease?  You are not alone. 

Mennonite Home Communities of Ohio provides a monthly support group for caregivers. 

The group meets on the third Monday of each month, except December, from 3:30-4:30 pm. The group meets in the library at Mennonite Memorial Home, 410 W. Elm St., Bluffton.

Bake sales, craft bazaar and time to order your hickory nut pie

Bake sales, craft bazaar 
and hickory nut pie orders 
Nov, 20-21 in Bluffton and Pandora

Home baked goods, craft items and an opportunity to order hickory nut pies for Christmas are available this weekend at Mennonite Home Communities of Ohio.

MMH bake sale Friday

The Service Group of Mennonite Home is holding its annual Thanksgiving bake sale on Friday, Nov. 20, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the lobby of Mennonite Memorial Home, 410 W. Elm St., Bluffton. 

Work in Progress concert at Maple Crest

Maple Crest Senior Living Village, 700 Maple Crest Court, Bluffton, will host the musical group, “Work in Progress,” in concert.

The free concert is at 6:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 14, and is open to the public.  To learn more, the Work in Progress Ministries can be found on Facebook.

Mennonite Home Health & Senior Services named a national best practice agency

November is National Home Care & Hospice Month.  Fittingly, Mennonite Home Health & Senior Services, Bluffton, has been name a national best practice agency by Fazzi Associates. 

Organizations named as national best practice agencies are proven leaders and have excelled in the important measure of patient satisfaction. 

MHCO offering free, home delivered meals to vets on Nov. 11

In honor of Veterans Day, Mennonite Home Communities of Ohio (MHCO) is offering a free, home delivered meal to veterans living in the Bluffton and Pandora communities on Nov. 11. 

To order your meal in Bluffton, please call 419-358-1015, ext. 218.  To order your meal in Pandora, please call 419-384-3218.  You will be asked to provide your name, address and telephone number for delivery purposes. 

Hot meals will be delivered between 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 pm on Nov. 11  to those that place an order.  Orders must be received by Monday, Nov. 9.

Suzanne McReynolds' cherry pie wins Maple Crest best of show

Is there anything more delicious than a homemade pie? 

Nearly 100 people got their fill of the homemade pies at the pie baking contest and spaghetti dinner hosted by Maple Crest Senior Living Village on Friday. 

This year, 24 pies were entered and judged in three different categories. 

Suzanne McReynolds won Best of Show with her Cherry Pie, winning the $100.00 grand prize. Each winner in the other categories received $50 for first, $25 for second and $15 for third place.

Fruit pies

There's a piece of pie with your name on it Friday at Maple Crest

Maple Crest Senior Living Community, Bluffton, will host its annual fall pie-baking contest, with over $300 in cash prizes on Friday, Nov. 6.

A spaghetti supper from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. takes place the evening of the contest.

The cost is $7 for a spaghetti dinner with breadsticks, salad, dessert (the contest pies), and a beverage.

Persons attending may bid on the pies in the silent auction beginning at 4:30 p.m.  Each pie has an $8 opening bid. All proceeds will benefit the Maple Crest Activities Program.

MHCO thanks area pastors with appreciation banquet

Mennonite Home Communities of Ohio, MHCO, Bluffton, celebrated its annual pastor appreciation banquet at Mennonite Memorial Home on Oct. 15. 

This event enables elders to invite their pastor to their home for a meal and fellowship. Seventeen pastors and church staff sat around tables with 30 MMH.

The activities and leadership staff of MHCO served the meal.

Maple Crest pie-baking contest offers $100 grand prize

Maple Crest Senior Living Community, Bluffton, will host its annual fall pie-baking contest, with over $300 in cash prizes on Friday, Nov. 6. Persons interested in entering must register by Tuesday, Nov. 3.

Contestants may enter as many different pies as they wish. The contest has three categories: cream, fruit and nut pies.

The pie contest is open to all bakers. Judging will be based on taste, appearance and texture. Cash prizes will be given in the different categories.