Maple Crest Men’s Banquet and OSU…Both Winners!

Even though there was a small University of Michigan contingent, the gentlemen of Maple Crest Senior Living Village, overwhelmingly showed their Buckeye Pride at the recent Men’s Banquet.  Nearly 60 residents and guests attended the event, aptly named “Buckeye Night,” and dined on ribs, mashed potatoes, baked beans and deviled eggs with football-shaped brownies for… Read more »

MHCO Residents Show Their Artistic Side

Residents of Mennonite Home Communities of Ohio (MHCO), Bluffton, won several awards at the LeadingAge Ohio District 3 Art and Writing Show.  The show was held at Good Shepherd Home, Fostoria, on June 6. Winners – Art Division Patricia Althaus – Large Quilted Works, “Windblown Square,” 1st place and Small Quilted Works, “Hope of Hartford,”… Read more »

Willow Ridge Survey Shows Zero Deficiencies

The Ohio Department of Health (ODH) has notified Willow Ridge that no deficiencies were listed on its April 5, 2018 inspection. Willow Ridge, a skilled nursing facility located in Bluffton, consists of two homes designed on the Green House model. Owned and operated by Mennonite Home Communities of Ohio (MHCO), the facility opened in 2012…. Read more »

Prime Timers Luncheon is May 1

Prime Timers, a monthly lunch gathering open to everyone 55 and over, will meet on Tuesday, May 1 at noon at St. John Mennonite Church. The church is located at 15988 Road 4, Pandora. Lunch, prepared by Maple Crest Retirement Village, will include pasta salad, shredded chicken sandwiches, hash brown casserole, carrots, peanut butter brownies… Read more »

A View of the World from Two Feet High

intergenerational program at hilty home

You’re having a bad day. You’re feeling not so great and a little bit lonely. Suddenly, a 4-year-old walks up, grabs your hand and talks non-stop about the truck he saw on the way to daycare. Maybe it’s the touch, but for a moment, you see that truck through his eyes. . . that great… Read more »

Pies, Fried Chicken and Meatloaf Top the List for MMH Elders

food, long-term care

When Julie Wolfe arrives at work at 5:45 a.m., it’s more than likely she’ll start preparing scrambled eggs and bacon.  As a cook for Mennonite Memorial Home, Wolfe knows what her “customers” like and basic foods are always a hit.   When she varies the breakfast menu, it’s usually with standard fare such as pancakes and… Read more »

She Found a New Family at Willow Ridge

Joyce Klein had only planned on working at Willow Ridge for a few months.  She has found the experience so deeply rewarding that now she can’t even think of leaving. “I lost my husband to cancer in 2016,” Joyce said softly.  “He was just a beautiful person.”  An 8th grade teacher at Allen East in… Read more »