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November 22, 2017

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Resident-art-expert Larry Burkhalter shares his photography journey with BHS students

Larry Burkhalter, resident of Maple Crest Senior Living Village, was honored on Jan. 29 with an opportunity to be the “resident art expert” for Vicki Garmon’s Bluffton High School photography class. 
Seventeen students and a couple community members joined elders at Maple Crest for a unique show of framed photographs and slides taken around the world by Burkhalter.

Willow Ridge "The Visioneer" winter newsletter on the Icon

The winter issue of "The Visioneer," newsletter that provides updates on Willow Ridge of Mennonite Home Communities of Ohio, is now on the Icon. It is an attachment at the bottom of this story.




Luther and Geneva Shetler's wedding anniversary cake has 75 candles

If a wedding anniversary cake is in order, it will have 75 candles.

Maple Crest Senior Living Village’s oldest married couple, Luther and Geneva Shetler, celebrate their 75th wedding anniversary on Dec. 22.

It was on Dec. 22, 1940, Luther, then 23, and Geneva, 21, were married at the Eighth Street Mennonite Church, Goshen, Ind. 

They met at Goshen College when Luther was a junior and Geneva a freshman.  Luther recalls that he was aware of a beautiful blond girl on campus, but that he had no reason to be connected with her group of friends.

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