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“Lovely Lilacs” theme of Maple Crest ladies’ tea

More than 100 women of Maple Crest and their guests enjoyed beverages and dessert at the annual Ladies’ Tea on Thursday, May 17.  Held in the Maple Crest patio room, the Tea marks the arrival of spring and warmer weather.

According to Debbie Mohr, activities coordinator, singer Lauren Brooke provided the entertainment with several folk songs and Irish Celtic pieces, and seven volunteers served the guests.  Main decorators were volunteers Janette Reineke, Sandy Schroll and Marilyn Shelly.

You are a work of heart

Mennonite Home Communties of Ohio celebrate Older Americans Month

Mennonite Home Communities of Ohio (MHCO) is honoring its 420 employees during Older Americans Month, May 2018. 

With the theme, “You Are a Work of Heart,” MHCO is planning celebrations at Mennonite Memorial Home, Maple Crest, Willow Ridge and Mennonite Home Health & Senior Services, Bluffton, and Hilty Home in Pandora. 

Free veterans’ breakfast at Hilty Home May 25

Hilty Home, 304 Hilty Drive, Pandora, will honor veterans and their spouses with a complimentary hot breakfast on Friday, May 25, starting at 9 a.m.  The Putnam County Veterans Service Commission is co-hosting the breakfast which will also celebrate the start of the Memorial Day weekend. 

The menu will consist of sausage and egg bake, orange and banana breads, fresh fruit cup, orange juice and coffee.  No reservations are needed, but questions can be directed to Putnam County Veterans Services at 419-523-4478. 

Volunteer opportunities lead to career choice for scholarship winner

MMH employee will attend University of Cincinnati's College of Nursing this fall

A mission trip to Peru changed Karis Wilson’s mind about her choice of careers.

“I had always wanted to be a lawyer, since I love to read,” said Wilson.  “After volunteering in a medical clinic in Peru, I realized how much I like to help people and how much they rely on and appreciate health care workers. Now I’m going into nursing.”

A 2018 graduate of Bluffton High School and Mennonite Memorial Home (MMH) employee, Wilson is the winner of the Barbara Fleming Memorial Scholarship sponsored by Mennonite Home Communities of Ohio (MHCO). 

Willow Ridge survey shows zero deficiencies

ODOH surveyors spent four days at Willow Ridge

The Ohio Department of Health (ODH) has notified Willow Ridge that no deficiencies were listed on its April 5 inspection.  Willow Ridge, a skilled nursing facility located in Bluffton, consists of two homes designed on the Green House model.  Owned and operated by Mennonite Home Communities of Ohio (MHCO), the facility opened in 2012.

Prime Timers luncheon is May 1

Prime Timers, a monthly lunch gathering open to everyone 55 and over, will meet on Tuesday, May 1 at noon at St. John Mennonite Church.  The church is located at 15988 Road 4, Pandora.

Lunch, prepared by Maple Crest Retirement Village, will include pasta salad, shredded chicken sandwiches, hash brown casserole, carrots, peanut butter brownies and coffee.  There is no charge for the meal, but donations are accepted.

Immediately following lunch, the Columbus Grove Junior High Choir will perform.  Entertainment is scheduled for each Prime Timers Luncheon throughout the year.