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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 »

Hilty Home Ice Cream Social

Bring a lawn chair and relax on the Hilty Home front porch as we enjoy delicious homemade ice cream and listen to the Lima Beane Chorus!  The event will be held on Thursday, September 5th from 7pm to 8pm, and is free and open to the public.

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!

Concert on the Lawn August 18th

The Al Best Band will play at a free concert on Sunday, August 18th at 6:00 p.m. at the Mennonite Memorial Home, 410 W. Elm St., Bluffton. MMH has hosted the annual “Concert on the Lawn” since 2005.  The Mennonite Home Communities of Ohio Service Group will serve ice cream, and popcorn and ice water… Read more »

When it’s time to hang up the keys

Driving means independence and freedom for most of us, but sometimes decisions need to be made on whether driving should be continued. “Driving” this decision could be health issues, vision problems or just the combined issues of aging. Some things to consider when helping a loved one make the decision to give up the driver’s… Read more »

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 »