As a nonprofit retirement community, our mission is our bottom line.

One of the core values of Mennonite Home Communities of Ohio (MHCO) is relationship through community. We are a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting and celebrating our elders.

Our nonprofit status allows us to dedicate our human and financial resources to a different set of investors: our residents. That means our resources are always returned to our communities. Our bottom line isn’t a corporate bottom line. Our bottom line is about our people. This allows us to remain a pioneer in the care we provide seniors.

For nearly 70 years, we have been the senior housing and health care provider of choice in Bluffton and the surrounding areas. MHCO provides independent living, assisted living, long-term care, memory care and short­ term rehab at our three area campuses.

Word of mouth continues to be the primary way new residents come to one of our communities – Mennonite Memorial Home, Maple Crest, and Willow Ridge. As a senior care provider, we consider this the ultimate compliment.

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Our Story

Our story begins in 1955. Bluffton area Mennonite churches had a vision of serving God by providing comfortable housing and compassionate care for the elderly. The founders envisioned a Christian home where the elderly could live a joyous, rich and full life. This long­standing tradition is still faithfully followed today and is the foundation of Mennonite Home Communities of Ohio.  Learn more about our story in our recently published history book, “Mennonite Home Communities of Ohio: How it Came to Be…and to grow”

Spiritual Care at MHCO

At MHCO, we are committed to caring for the whole person. This includes supporting the spiritual values and faith traditions of the elders living with us. Weekly worship opportunities and Bible studies are provided at all our communities by local pastors and lay leaders.

Our Core Values

We are dedicated to nurturing the sense of family that flourishes among our staff, residents, clients and volunteers. We value the support of our churches and community. These foundational relationships are a sacred trust, and we are devoted to preserving that trust in everything we do.

We seek to honor God as we demonstrate a Christ-like love and compassion to all touched by our ministry of continuing care. Each individual member of our family is unique, worthy of respect and gentle consideration.

We believe that true quality of life includes opportunities for life enrichment through meaningful activity, friendships, fun and personal decision making. We affirm each person’s unique gifts and talents, and we endeavor to create an atmosphere where each has opportunity to maximize his or her potential.

As a nonprofit, mission-driven organization, we are devoted to responsible management of the financial, human and natural resources entrusted to us with transparency, benevolence and honesty. We are committed to being trustworthy and honorable in our actions.

We are dedicated to continuing our long tradition of progressive care and services designed to meet the spiritual, emotional and physical needs of each generation. Through our ministry, we desire to offer superior and distinctive services and environments, which exceed expectations and glorify God.

Our Mission, Vision and Heritage

MHCO Bluffton Mission Statement

We are dedicated to being a Christ-centered community that promotes personal decision making and purposeful living for each older adult served.

Our Vision Statement

To be the community’s source of innovative care, excellent services and comprehensive resources for older adults.

Our Heritage Statement

Mennonite Home Communities of Ohio (MHCO) was founded in 1955 by area Mennonite Churches with a vision of serving God while serving others by providing comfortable housing and compassionate care in a Christian home where elders could live joyous, rich and full lives. As MHCO has grown to include additional communities and innovative services, this long­ standing tradition is the foundation of this ministry.