Mennonite Home Communities of Ohio

Mennonite Memorial Home • Maple Crest • Willow Ridge
Mennonite Home Health & Senior Services • Hilty Home

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Our story begins in 1955. Bluffton area Mennonite churches had a vision of serving God by providing comfortable housing and compassionate care for the elderly. The founders envisioned a Christian home where the elderly could live a joyous, rich and full life. This long-standing tradition is still faithfully followed today and is the foundation of Mennonite Home Communities of Ohio. We value the strong relationship we have with churches in the communities we serve.

MHCO Bluffton Mission Statement:

We are dedicated to being a Christ-centered community that promotes personal decision making and purposeful living for each older adult served.

Hilty Home Pandora Mission Statement:

Hilty Home is committed to serving Christ Jesus our Lord by caring for the needs of residents and children in a Christian atmosphere and is dedicated to the families of those residents and children.

Vision Statement:

To be the community's source of innovative care, excellent services and comprehensive resources for older adults.

Heritage Statement:

Mennonite Home Communities of Ohio (MHCO) was founded in 1955 by area Mennonite Churches with a vision of serving God while serving others by providing comfortable housing and compassionate care in a Christian home where elders could live joyous, rich and full lives. As MHCO has grown to include additional communities and innovative services, this long-standing tradition is the foundation of this ministry.

Mennonite Memorial Home (MMH) opened its doors at 410 W. Elm Street in 1955. In 2005, the name Mennonite Home Communities of Ohio (MHCO) was adopted to represent the many programs offered by our growing ministry. In addition to MMH, MHCO includes Mennonite Home Health and Senior Services (1995), Maple Crest Senior Living Village (1998), and Willow Ridge (2012) in Bluffton.

In 2012, Hilty Home of Pandora joined with MHCO. As a ministry formed by the Missionary Church in 1979, Hilty Home's values of "living, serving and growing in a Christian environment" naturally complemented the mission and vision of MHCO. Recognizing the value of an intergenerational community, Hilty Home established a childcare program in 1988.

Today, Mennonite Home Communities of Ohio remains committed to faithfully serving our elders and our children with respect, compassion and joy.

Core Values:

Relationship through Community

We are dedicated to nurturing the sense of family that flourishes among our staff, residents, clients and volunteers. We value the support of our churches and community. These foundational relationships are a sacred trust and we are devoted to preserving that trust in everything we do.

Compassionate Care

We seek to honor God as we demonstrate a Christ-like love and compassion to all touched by our ministry of continuing care. Each individual member of our family is unique, worthy of respect and gentle consideration.

Life Enrichment

We believe that true quality of life includes opportunities for life enrichment through meaningful activity, friendships, fun and personal decision making. We affirm each person's unique gifts and talents, and we endeavor to create an atmosphere where each has opportunity to maximize his or her potential.


As a not-for-profit, mission-driven organization, we are devoted to responsible management of the financial, human, and natural resources entrusted to us with transparency, benevolence and honesty. We are committed to being trustworthy and honorable in our actions.


We are dedicated to continuing our long tradition of progressive care and services designed to meet the spiritual, emotional and physical needs of each generation. Through our ministry, we desire to offer superior and distinctive services and environments which exceed expectations and glorify God.

news & events

Mennonite Memorial Home Earns 5 Star Rating

Mennonite Memorial Home has been awarded an overall 5-STAR QUALITY RATING! What's the best news? They join Hilty Home and Willow Ridge who also received 5-STAR RATINGS! These recognitions come from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Congratulations to all of MHCO's nursing communities - and thank you to the hard working and dedicated staff that makes these achievements possible!

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