Hower is a Prolific and Talented Painter

  Maple Crest Villa resident Bob Hower is a one-person assembly line.  At age 90, he can look back on a lifetime of building and remodeling homes and restoring old cars. “I built my own house and remodeled five,” Hower added.  “I’ve built two barns and restored more than 50 automobiles.” He is just as… Read more »

Shop “Smile” and Help MMH and Hilty!

  Here’s an easy way to assist Mennonite Memorial Home and Hilty Home this holiday shopping season!  Make your Amazon purchases through Amazon Smile and the company will contribute 0.5% of your eligible purchases to either MMH or Hilty.  Visit smile.amazon.com for details. Funds donated to Mennonite Home Communities of Ohio (MHCO) or its entities… Read more »

Longtime Associates Honored at MHCO

Mennonite Home Communities of Ohio (MHCO) held its annual Longevity Dinner on November 8 at Maple Crest.  Each year, MHCO honors employees who have reached five or more years with the organization (in five-year increments).  Laura Voth, CEO, served as emcee for the evening. Associates honored include: 40 Years – Sue Richard 35 Years –… Read more »

Maple Crest ODH Survey Shows Zero Deficiencies

  Maple Crest Senior Living Village has received its 6th consecutive “zero deficiency” survey from the Ohio Department of Health (ODH).  Maple Crest provides both independent and assisted living and is surveyed approximately every 12 months.  In Ohio, the typical “Assisted Living” home is licensed as a Residential Care Facility and many people use the… Read more »

Mennonite Memorial Home on “Best Nursing Homes” List

U.S. News & World Report, the global authority in health care rankings, has named Mennonite Memorial Home, Bluffton, to its 2018-19 “Best Nursing Homes” list.  This year, 2,975 nursing homes earned the designation by being rated High Performing in either Short-Stay Rehabilitation or Overall ratings and at least Average in the other. The U.S. News… Read more »

Niswander Honored at National Conference

  Joanne Niswander, Maple Crest Senior Living Village, has been selected as one of 10 individuals to be featured in an exhibit at the LeadingAge Annual Meeting & EXPO, October 28-31 in Philadelphia.  “Words of Wisdom” is part of a Public Ageism display located at the Philadelphia City Hall courtyard.  The exhibit will be up… Read more »

MHCO Seeking Volunteer Drivers

If you are 21 or older and like to drive, Mennonite Home Communities of Ohio has a rewarding volunteer opportunity for you.  MHCO is seeking to add drivers to its group of medical transport volunteers.  The time commitment is flexible, and driving is only for medical transports.  Trips are made Monday through Friday and are… Read more »

Fall Fest Winners Announced!

  Among the many activities at Fall Festival were a Kiddie Tractor Pull and Fishing Derby at Maple Crest Senior Living Village.  Approximately 60 people cheered on the kids in the tractor pull, with 16 children competing. Division winners were: (30-57 pounds) Emerson Meyer, 1st place, full pull; Jase Blackburn, 2nd place, 21’9”; Zeke Coffman,… Read more »

Silent Auction Lets You Take Flight or Take a Snooze

As part of Bluffton’s Fall Festival, the Mennonite Home Communities of Ohio (MHCO) Service Group is holding its annual Silent Auction from September 17 through noon on September 22.  All items are displayed in the Mennonite Memorial Home Lobby, 410 W. Elm Street, Bluffton. According to Jessica Strahm, volunteer coordinator, items range from a 30-minute… Read more »

Lewandoskis Benefit from Family Volunteer Experience

According to the website for Kids Giving Back, volunteering is a two-way street, giving children and their families an opportunity to change lives, including their own.  Because of the Mennonite Home Community of Ohio’s volunteer program, Bluffton’s Lewandowski family has been given a new view of aging and nursing homes. Ginna Lewandoski and her two… Read more »