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The Icon and Mennonite Home Communities of Ohio team up with special page

The Bluffton Icon is excited to announce a new venture with Mennonite Home Communities of Ohio, according to Fred Steiner of The Icon. Starting today, the Icon has a special page devoted entirely to news and photos of Mennonite Home Communities of Ohio.

"The page may be accessed several ways, and we see it as one additional benefit to Icon viewers," he said.

Community services topic of info seminar June 24 at Mennonite Memorial Home

Mennonite Home Communities of Ohio will hold an informational seminar aimed at for improving and enriching persons lives. The event, titled "Embracing aging with knowledge," is at 7 p.m., Thursday, June 24, at the Mennonite Memorial Home, Bluffton.

The seminars are free and open to the public. This topic of the June 24 seminar is community services. Four persons will give presentations.

Lesa Melton MHCM employee of the month


Lesa Melton of Mt. Cory is the June 2010 employee of the month at Mennonite Home Communities of Ohio.

She has worked at the Mennonite Memorial Home as STNA since 2007. She mainly works third shift, but is always willing to come and help out when needed, picking up other shifts or extra hours.

Her supervisor says she is very helpful, puts residents needs first, and is always on time. Other employees commented on how she has a positive attitude and are thankful for her extra help in times of need.

Two students receive Barbara Fleming Nursing Scholarship

Catherine Meyer

Mennonite Home Communities of Ohio has announced Allison Vermillion of Ada and Catherine Meyer of Jenera are recipients of this year's Barbara Fleming Scholarship.

This scholarship goes to students pursuing a career in nursing. This is the ninth year that this scholarship has been presented. It was founded by her family in honor of Barbara Fleming, a nurse and resident of the Mennonite Memorial Home. This year the committee was able to give away two $500 nursing scholarship.

Bluffton kindergarteners visit Maple Crest

Doing the Hokey-Pokey with the clowns

On May 28, 44 kindergartners, from the two afternoon classes at Bluffton Elementary School, were invited to Maple Crest for an intergenerational activity, in honor of Older Americans' Month. Click here for more photos.

They were accompanied by their two teachers, Karen Luginbuhl and Susan McKinley, as well as the bus driver, Judy Blume.