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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. 

A view of the world from two feet high

Intergenerational program that involves Hilty Preschool and Child Care

You’re having a bad day.  You’re feeling not so great and a little bit lonely. 

Suddenly, a 4-year-old walks up, grabs your hand and talks non-stop about the truck he saw on the way to daycare.  Maybe it’s the touch, but for a moment, you see that truck through his eyes. . . that great big, beautiful blue truck. 

The day just took a turn for the better!

What's for dinner?

Pies, fried chicken and meatloaf top the list for MMH elders

When Julie Wolfe arrives at work at 5:45 a.m., it’s more than likely she’ll start preparing scrambled eggs and bacon.  As a cook for Mennonite Memorial Home, Wolfe knows what her “customers” like and basic foods are always a hit.  When she varies the breakfast menu, it’s usually with standard fare such as pancakes and biscuits and gravy. 

“Our elders love bacon and eggs,” Julie laughed.  “They also love anything that’s homemade and will ask if a dish was made from scratch.”