MHCO Independent Living Celebrates Full Occupancy

October 3, 2019 – Mennonite Home Communities of Ohio is currently celebrating full occupancy of all independent living units throughout the organization.  In total, there are 87 independent living units spread among the Mennonite Memorial Home and Maple Crest campuses in Bluffton, and the Hilty Home campus in Pandora.  Of those units, 34 are independent… Read more »

Fall Festival on September 28

The Bluffton community’s 16th annual Fall Festival, with many family-oriented activities, takes place throughout the community on Saturday, Sept. 28th from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m.  New this year, Bluffton Family Recreation will host a “Kickoff Event” on Friday, September 27th beginning at 5 p.m.  The primary locations of festivities include the Mennonite Memorial Home,… Read more »

Maple Crest Celebrates 20 Years

Maple Crest Senior Living Village entrance in Bluffton

On September 16, 1999, Carol Diller, Tesla Diller, Harriett McKibben and Marie Augsburger were the first residents to move into Maple Crest Senior Living Village’s main building.  The rest is history, as they say, as Maple Crest has grown and developed into the vision of being a great living option for independent seniors with an… Read more »

Maple Crest “Midwives”

Maple Crest elders Joanne Niswander and Hazel Rodabaugh are already hard at work as “midwives” this year, “delivering” Monarch butterflies to the world! Two have already been born and there are around 12 others in the chrysalis stage at this time. Stop by the main Maple Crest Lobby to see the amazing process yourself!

Kathleen Mikkelsen turns 102 on July 3

Photos and Article by Fred Steiner – originally published on the Bluffton Icon at http://www.blufftonicon.com/news/2017/06/30/kathleen-mikkelsen-turns-100-july-3 Kathleen Mikkelsen has a special birthday next week. And, her only regret is that her twin sister, Geraldine, who died a few years ago, isn’t here to celebrate it with her. On July 3, Kathleen, a Mennonite Memorial home resident,… Read more »

Arthur Gratz Bequest Benefits Three Organizations

Mennonite Home Communities of Ohio (MHCO), St. John Mennonite Church and The Swiss Community Historical Society (SCHS) have received a bequest from the estate of Arthur E. Gratz of Pandora.  Mr. Gratz, 84, died on October 22, 2018 at Hilty Memorial Home.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Nancy Kline Gratz. A lifelong… Read more »