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June 18, 2019

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Studio 700 opens for Maple Crest elders

Chris Moser gets the first "cut"

A haircut or new hairstyle can not only enhance your appearance, but brighten your mood and make you feel more social. 

Residents of Maple Crest Senior Living Village can now enjoy the benefits of professional hair care a little closer to home.  Studio 700, a hair salon exclusively for residents, held its grand opening on Monday, June 18.  The salon is located downstairs in the main building, near the patio room. 

It was Buckeye night

Maple Crest Men’s Banquet and OSU…both winners!

Even though there was a small University of Michigan contingent, the gentlemen of Maple Crest Senior Living Village, overwhelmingly showed their Buckeye Pride at the recent Men’s Banquet. 

Nearly 60 residents and guests attended the event, aptly named “Buckeye Night,” and dined on ribs, mashed potatoes, baked beans and deviled eggs with football-shaped brownies for dessert! 

Good genes and a true love for life

Advice from Helen Hilty, celebrating birthday number 105

Helen Hilty blows out 105 candles on her birthday cake today at Maple Crest.

Mrs. Hilty born was in 1913. That was just a few months after Woodrow Wilson became president, and seven years before enactment of the 19th amendment to the constitution allowing women the right to vote.

Attending a one-room school on Route 12 between Columbus Grove and Pandora, she graduated from Pandora High School.

She was the sixth of nine children born to Emma and Elmer Campbell. She married Dr. Donald Hilty, a Columbus Grove dentist, and lived most of her life in Columbus Grove.

The artistic side

Mennonite Home Communities of Ohio residents bring home the ribbons


Residents of Mennonite Home Communities of Ohio (MHCO), Bluffton, won several awards at the LeadingAge Ohio District 3 Art and Writing Show.  The show was held at Good Shepherd Home, Fostoria, on June 6.

PrimeTimers luncheon features cookout June 5

Mennonite Home Communities of Ohio (MHCO) will feature grilled hamburgers and hot dogs at its Tuesday, June, 5 PrimeTimers Luncheon. 

Other menu items are macaroni salad, baked beans, potato chips, fresh fruit salad, assorted ice cream treats, cold drinks and coffee.  The luncheon begins at noon at St. John Mennonite Church, 15988 Road 4, Pandora.

Elaine Wehri, accordionist, will provide the entertainment after lunch is served.  There is no cost for the meal, but donations are accepted. 

“Dr. Ollie” finds hickories the all-purpose nut!

And, he's now a card-carrying member of the Ohio Nut Growers Assn.

Maple Crest resident Oliver Lugibihl, MD, knows where the trees are and enjoys foraging for hickory nuts in late summer and early fall.  This year, he has proof that his interest in one of Ohio’s indigenous nuts isn’t just a passing fancy.

“I’m now a card-carrying member of the Ohio Nut Growers Association,” he said proudly. 

A retired family physician, Lugibihl “cultivated” an interest in hickory nuts and black walnuts several years ago.  His cookies are a hit at bake sales run by the Service Group of Mennonite Home Communities of Ohio (MHCO).