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 »

Hilty Home Participates in “Shred-A-Thon”

On Friday, June 17th the Hilty Home sponsored and volunteered to help out with the first annual “Shred-a-Thon” that was organized by the Putnam County Council on Aging.  This event was held in honor of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, and other partners that helped bring the event to Putnam County include Crime Victim Services… Read more »

Steiner Believes in “Letting Clay be Clay”

Maple Crest Senior Living Village doesn’t have an official Artist in Residence, but T.R. Steiner is as close as it gets.  Maintenance supervisor for the 18-acre independent and assisted living community, Steiner credits his mechanical skills with the ability to craft prize-winning ceramic pieces.  Like painting, clearing snow and doing general repairs, working in clay… Read more »

Hilty Home resident honored for 70 years with American Legion

PANDORA — World War II Marine veteran Louis Risser accepted a pin with tears in his eyes Tuesday, surrounded by friends and American Legion members recognizing him for his 70 years of service in American Legion Harter Williams Post 536 in Gilboa. Risser, 91, received a pin from Post 536 Post Commander Roy Sutter, Sergeant… Read more »

MHCO EMPLOYEES RECEIVE “STAR” RECOGNITION

Elders, family members and staff nominated several Mennonite Home Communities of Ohio (MHCO) employees for LeadingAge Ohio STAR Awards. With the tagline, “You Make the Difference!” the STAR Awards are presented annually to create a moment of public recognition for front-line, non-management staff who care for our elderly population. STARS nominees, honored at an April… Read more »