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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 Assisted Living Recognized for Deficiency Free Survey

The Hilty Home Assisted Living achieved a Deficiency-Free survey from the Ohio Department of Health in April.  This accomplishment was recognized by the Ohio Assisted Living Association, and can be seen at http://ohioassistedliving.org/deficiency-free/  

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 »

“BROWNIES AND BENEFITS” PROGRAM AT HILTY HOME

Hilty Home, Pandora, is hosting a one-hour informative program on the VA Aid & Attendance Benefit, on Wednesday, September 12 at 6:30 p.m.  Dessert and beverages will be served during the program. Many wartime veterans are unaware that benefits for assisted living and long-term care are available to them. Hilty Home has invited an expert… 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 »