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Willow Ridge earns five-star rating from Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

The summer issue of "The Visioneer," is now available to Icon viewers. It is a publication of Mennonite Home Communities of Ohio. To view the issue open the attachment at the bottom of this story.

Following are some of the issue highlights:

In April the Ohio Department of Health conducted its first survey since Willow Ridge opened.

The purpose of these annual surveys is to ensure that the quality of care and the quality of life of the elders is provided for in a “homelike” environment.

Reservations taken for Aug. 17 Maple Crest Sunday buffet

The next Maple Crest Senior Living, Bluffton, Sunday buffet is August 17, according to Daren Lee, director of Maple Crest.

The menu includes:

• Pork tenderloin in dijon sauce
• Wild rice
• Steamed asparagus
• Dinner rolls
• Key lime pie
• Coffee and iced tea

The buffet is in the Patio Room at Maple Crest from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. It is open to all adults 55 and older at a cost of $7.50 per person.

Please call 419-358-1015, (choose option 2) to RSVP. Limited seating is available.


MMH Aug. 17 concert on the lawn features Bob Ford

 Who doesn’t like a free concert and ice cream? 

Mennonite Memorial Home, 410 W. Elm St., Bluffton, invites the public to its annual community “Concert on the Lawn,” at 6:30 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 17.

The evening includes a free concert featuring the music of Bob Ford, a musician from Cedarville. He will share his musical talent and storytelling. Persons attending are invited to bring a lawn chair.

Free ice cream sundaes will be provided during the evening. For more information call 419-358-1015.

August worship service schedule set at Mennonite Home

The August worship service schedule at Mennonite Memorial Home is announced and follows:

Sunday services, 9:30 a.m.

Aug. 3 - Chaplain Bill Herr
Aug. 10 - Chaplain Bill Herr
Aug. 17 - Wally and Wanda Geiger
Aug. 24 - Elizabeth Kelly
Aug. 31 - Chaplain Bill Herr

Tuesday evening services, 6:30 p.m.

MMH Service Group seeks silent auction items

Handcrafted items are needed for the Mennonite Memorial Home's Service Group silent auction planned Saturday, Sept. 27.

The silent auction is part of this year's Bluffton Fall Festival. Persons interested in donating items to the auction should contact Mary Ann Ring at 419-358-1015. Items should be delivered by Sept. 19. 

All auction items will be on display from Sept. 22 to 27 with bids being collected at that time. The auction ends on Sept. 27.

Mennonite Home concert on the lawn Aug. 17

Mennonite Memorial Home's annual concert on the lawn is at 6:30 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 17. The concert features Bob Ford who will perform familiar folk tunes to classics by Burl Ives, Tommy Maken and the Kingston Trio.

The concert also features ice cream. Icon viewers are invited to bring a comfortable lawn chair and enjoy the event, which is open to the public.

MMH is located at 410 W. Elm St., Bluffton.


August is a busy month at Maple Crest

August is a busy month at Maple Crest Senior Living Village. Attached is the monthly calendar of events.

PrimeTimers meet Aug. 5 at St. John Mennonite

The next PrimeTimers event takes place at noon, Tuesday, Aug. 5, at St. John Mennonite Church, 15988 Road 4, Pandora. 

PrimeTimers is a monthly non-denominational gathering that includes a time of fellowship, lunch and entertainment. The featured guests this month will be the youth groups from Ebenezer Mennonite and St John Mennonite. 

The Ebenezer youth group will share about their experiences at the Black Mountain Home for Children in North Carolina, while the St. John youth group will share about their trip to Detroit working with Motown Mission. 

They are having way too much fun at Maple Crest - here's a look at their talent show

Fun, funny, fascinating and fantastic.

Those words describe the Maple Crest talent show held July 17. 

Photos: A different kind of parachute


Kinzi Koogler, 2, runs under the uplifted parachute during an exercise class at Mennonite Memorial Home. In the other photos are her brothers, Titus, 4, and Gunner. They are the children of Emily and Aaron Koogler. 

Watch the video.