Category: MHCO News

A Gift of Joy and Color!

Need a meaningful gift for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, a birthday or anniversary?  Consider a contribution to the Flower Fund of Mennonite Home Communities of Ohio in honor or in memory of a special individual. Fewer things give more pleasure to our elders, staff, volunteers and members of the community than watching our landscape come… Read more »

Mennonite Home Health & Senior Services Announces Partnership

  Mennonite Home Health & Senior Services, Bluffton, has announced a partnership with Senior Options, a nonprofit subsidiary of Westminster-Canterbury, Virginia Beach, Virginia.  Senior Options delivers turnkey solutions for home health, hospice services and continuum management. “Mennonite Home Communities of Ohio will continue to own and operate our home health agency,” said Laura Voth, CEO. … 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 »

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 »

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 »

Making Someone Smile Every Day

Talking with Della Salter is like getting a card from an old friend, or eating an ice cream sundae.  It just makes you feel good! If there is a word to describe this Mennonite Memorial Home villa resident, it’s “positive.” “I’m positive because I’ve had a very positive life,” she emphasized.  Salter has lived in… Read more »

Maple Crest Couple Loves the Outdoor Life!

Maple Crest residents Sandy and Jim Benner can’t say enough about Bluffton as a place to enjoy outdoor activities. “You can walk or ride the bike path almost to downtown, where there’s a great bike shop, too.  The country roads are flat and not heavily-traveled.  We can ride our bikes to Pandora or use the… Read more »

Monarchs Thrive at Maple Crest

The elders at Maple Crest Senior Living Village have been enamored with monarch butterflies since 2007.  That’s when administrator Lynn Thompson brought in a few caterpillars for observation and residents and staff alike watched in wonder as they became monarch butterflies and were released to begin their 3,000 mile migration route to Mexico. Eventually, elder… Read more »

MHCO Hosting Social Work CEU Presentation

hospice, palliative care, death, dying, social work

Niki Sidle, MSW, LISW-S, will present “Dying with Dignity: An Ethical and Holistic Approach,” at Mennonite Memorial Home, Bluffton, on Thursday, July 19 from 9 a.m.-12 p.m.  The presentation is approved for 3 social work contact hours in ethics.  Pre-registration is required. Goals for the presentation are: 1. Explore the meaning of holistic care and… Read more »