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Four Maple Crest villa residents visit Antarctica - here's their story

Who would choose to go to Antarctica and why?

Those questions were answered by Maple Crest villa residents Stan and Jo Clemens and Mark and Kay Weidner during a recent travelogue program.

Stan was the instigator of the travel idea because of a nephew who manages an inn at Yellowstone National Park for the warm months of the year, and works in food service at the South Pole in the winter months. 

Alzheimer's support group meets third Monday at MMH

The Alzheimer's Support Group at Mennonite Memorial Home meets at 3:30 p.m. the third Monday of every month.

According to Darren Lee of Mennonite Home Communities of Ohio, Alzheimer's disease is life-changing for both those who are diagnosed and those close to them. The Alzheimer’s Support Group at Mennonite Memorial Home provides a place to connect with other caregivers who truly understand what you are going through. Often we hear caregivers say they are looking for support from people who "really understand because they've been there, too." 

Elders at Willow Ridge are truly home for the holidays

The Christmas season in a nursing home is often filled with carolers, family visits and special treats. Activity rooms fill with elementary school children singing favorite Christmas songs as Elders smile with enjoyment. Christmas trees adorn the lobbies, dining rooms and other places where space can be found. It is a festive time.

John Murray shares with Bluffton fourth graders his life-long challenge with cerebral palsy

John Murray, elder at Maple Crest Senior Living Community, told Bluffton fourth graders about his life-long challenge with cerebral palsy, during a special program earlier this week.

Murray was interviewed by Louise Matthews, director of “The Lion and Lamb Peace Arts Center” of Bluffton University. The session as part of an on-going program with Bluffton fourth graders that emphasizes kindness and respect towards all people. 

The event was hosted at Maple Crest.

If you want a hickory nut pie for Christmas dinner - order now

The Service Group of Mennonite Home Communities of Ohio is sponsoring a Hickory Nut Pie Sale for the Holidays at Mennonite Memorial Home, 410 W. Elm St., Bluffton.

Hickory nut pies must be preordered by calling Mennonite Memorial Home at 419-358-1015, between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday-Friday. Orders will be taken until Friday, Dec. 12t, and the sale is limited to the first 50 pies ordered. The pies are $ 25 each.

Look what's on the Maple Crest December calendar

December is a busy month at Maple Crest Senior Living Communitiy.

Here's the December calendar of events. Open the attachement at the bottom of this story.

PrimeTimers Christmas party Dec. 2

PrimeTimers Fellowship will hold their annual Christmas party at noon, Tuesday, Dec. 2, at St. John Mennonite Church, 15988 Road 4, Pandora.

This is a monthly lunch gathering open to those 55 and older. This month’s menu is ham loaf, sweet potato casserole, scalloped corn, cranberry walnut bread, dessert and coffee.

PrimeTimers is a ministry of St. John Mennonite Church and Mennonite Home Communities of Ohio. For more information contact Kelly at 419-358-1015, ext. 102.

Fall edition of MHCO Visioneer now available

The fall edition of the The Visioneer, from Mennonite Home Communities of Ohio is now posted on the Icon.

The newsletter provides information about Willow Ridge Shahbaz Promoted to Guide, has photos of trick-or-treat night and other fall features at Willow Ridge.

Open The Visioneer in the attachment below.

Interested in a hickory nut pie on your Thanksgiving table? Here's your chance

How would you like a hickory nut pie for Thanksgiving?

The Service Group of Mennonite Home Communities of Ohio is sponsoring a hickory nut pie sale in conjunction with its annual Thanksgiving bake sale. The bake sale is  Friday, Nov. 21 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Mennonite Memorial Home, 410 W. Elm St., Bluffton.

Hickory nut pies must be preordered by calling 419-358-1015, between 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. The sale is limited to the first 50 pies ordered.

Hilty Preschool and Child Care Center receives Two-Star Step Up to Quality Award

Hilty Preschool and Child Care Center, Pandora, recently received a Two-Star Step Up to Quality Award from the State of Ohio, according to Heather Sanchez, director.

Step Up to Quality is Ohio’s rating system for learning and development programs.

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