MHCO History Book Now Available

Written by Joanne Vercler Niswander and Edited by Laura B. Voth, the first MHCO History Book, “How it came to be…and to Grow” is now available. Those who have already pre-ordered the book can pick up their copy at the front desk of the Mennonite Memorial Home during normal business hours, Monday through Friday. A… Read more »

MHCO Announces Management Agreement with Brethren Retirement Community

Greetings MHCO Staff, Residents, Families, Friends, and Community Partners! I am Elizabeth Kelly, Chair of the MHCO Board. I have very good news to share regarding our process for affiliation over these past 8 months! This week the Board signed a contract for a full Management Agreement with Brethren Retirement Communities in Greenville, Ohio. We… Read more »

2021 Concert on the Lawn Cancelled

The difficult decision to cancel this year’s Concert on the Lawn on Sunday was recently made due to a continued increase in COVID-19 cases locally.  While everyone was looking forward to this event, the commitment to our residents and families’ safety is always our priority. As a service to our residents, the Mennonite Memorial Home… Read more »

Independent Living Summer Sale

This summer, Maple Crest Independent Living invites active adults who are age 55 and up to declare their independence from the daily grind.  Imagine freeing yourself from never-ending home repairs, insurance costs, utility bills, real-estate taxes, lawn work, snow removal, housekeeping, cooking, and laundry.  This is possible in a Maple Crest Independent Living apartment –… Read more »

MHCO History Book Now Available for Pre-Order

  From the author: “Pioneering, no matter the field or century, is not an easy task.  The now-ubiquitous field of adult nursing care was in its infancy after WWII when Ohio Mennonite churches saw a need and answered that call.  Through many early struggles to later challenges, the Bluffton and Pandora communities kept the faith… Read more »

MMH Volunteer Transport Drivers Make it an “Easy Pull”

Dave McClurg and other volunteer transport drivers recently were trained in using the “easy pull” system in the new handicap accessible van. That same day, Dave made a trip with an elder to the hospital. The van uses a seatbelt webbing which is attached to the wheelchair to load and unload the elder in the… Read more »

Ohio State of Emergency Lifted – What it Means

Daren Lee, COO

Governor DeWine made a surprise declaration yesterday that Ohio’s State of Emergency would be ended today and added there would be affects to nursing home, assisted living/congregate living communities relative to visitation.  Unfortunately, no guidance was given other than to refer to federal and CDC guidelines for our communities.  Since yesterday, today has become a… Read more »

Mennonite Home Health & Senior Services Achieves Deficiency Free Survey

Home Health Team

One of the highest confirmations of quality service is for a Home Health agency to receive a deficiency-free survey from the Ohio Department of Health. Mennonite Home Health & Senior Services in Bluffton is pleased to have accomplished just that on the 2021 state survey, which took place in May.  Teresa Lewallen, Director of Mennonite… Read more »

June 15th Next MHCO Vaccine Clinic

Next Tuesday, June 15th , is the monthly COVID-19 vaccine clinic. These clinics continue on the 3rd Tuesday of each month. Home Town Pharmacy will provide the Moderna vaccine to interested staff and residents. If you prefer a one-dose vaccine, different brand, or ability to schedule, please reach out to your campus Director of Nursing for… Read more »

MHCO Enters Corporate Partnership with Bluffton University

Mennonite Home Communities of Ohio is joining Mercy Health, SumiRiko and Superior Credit Union as the newest Corporate Partners of Bluffton University.  This partnership allows MHCO to provide educational discounts to employees and their families, and to enhance local workforce and community needs. According to Dr. Jane Wood, Bluffton University President, “These partnerships enhance the… Read more »