News Talk Sports KGAL:The Talk of the valley
Random Image
Seattle Seahawks University of Oregon Ducks
Local Event


Christmas Memories at the Mennonite Village

Below are downloadable mp3 files that you can listen to with any audio player (Windows Media Player, Winamp, ect.). Each is a 60 second "Christmas Memories" Commercial that will air through Christmas Day on 1580 KGAL and 920 KSHO. These "Memories" plus more will air again in November / December 2008.

  • Christmas Memories at the Mennonite Village- Commercial #1* [Download / Listen to mp3 File] 60 seconds in length. File Size 1.89Mb

  • Christmas Memories at the Mennonite Village- Commercial #2** [Download / Listen to mp3 File] 60 seconds in length. File Size 1.93Mb

  • Christmas Memories at the Mennonite Village- Commercial #3* [Download / Listen to mp3 File] 60 seconds in length. File Size 1.90Mb

  • Christmas Memories at the Mennonite Village- Commercial #4** [Download / Listen to mp3 File] 60 seconds in length. File Size 2.16Mb

  • Christmas Memories at the Mennonite Village- Commercial #5** [Download / Listen to mp3 File] 60 seconds in length. File Size 1.95Mb

  • Christmas Memories at the Mennonite Village- Commercial #6** [Download / Listen to mp3 File] 60 seconds in length. File Size 1.96Mb

  • Christmas Memories at the Mennonite Village- Commercial #7** [Download / Listen to mp3 File] 60 seconds in length. File Size 1.96Mb

  • Christmas Memories at the Mennonite Village- Commercial #8* [Download / Listen to mp3 File] 60 seconds in length. File Size 1.00Mb

  • * Features edited portions of interview with Bev Knox, a longtime Mennonite Village Employee

    ** Features edited portions of interview with John Kollaer, Director of the Mennonite Village Foundation



    Check out the 60th Year Anniversary Web Pages


    Web page by:

    Willhight Programming and Web Services



    What is the Mennonite Village

    Mennonite Village began as a 24-room nursing home in 1947, operating under the name Mennonite Home for the Aged. From the beginning, this home was envisioned as a place where seniors could live comfortably and receive peaceful, loving care as they grew older. That vision is in place today as we grow and continually expand our services. See The History of Mennonite Village for more information about how we began and how we've grown over the years.
    As a nationally accredited Continuing Care Retirement Community, Mennonite Village offers services and amenities that compliment your active lifestyle and a continuum of care should your needs change. All on one beautiful 168 acre campus!

    In Active Living, The Village, choose from a number of attractive and comfortable floor plans to suit your individual requirements.

    Ashwood Court I & II, our Congregate Apartments, are for those who still enjoy an active lifestyle but prefer more services. A month-to- month rental agreement provides services including two meals a day and housekeeping in a warm and friendly environment.

    Mennonite In-Home Care provides support services to campus members as well as individuals living in Linn and Benton Counties.
    Our Assisted Living community, Quail Run, offers studio and one bedroom apartments with services and amenities to reflect your changing needs.

    Mennonite Village's on campus Health Care Center, the Mennonite Home, provides exceptional skilled nursing care, rehabilitation services, and long term intermediate nursing care. We are Medicare certified and federally and state licensed.

    History of Mennonite Village

    As Lydia Hostetler Stutzman of Harrisburg, Oregon entered her retirement years, she became concerned about who would care for her when she could no longer care for herself. When she asked her nephew Frank Kropf for advice, he suggested that she designate her estate to be used toward building a home where older and physically needy Mennonites could care for one another. She agreed, and in 1942 her estate was used to begin building a community for seniors.
    As administrator of their aunt's estate, Frank and his brother Levi decided to expand the mission by building a retirement home that would lovingly minister to elderly Mennonites in their last years of life. As the word got out, donations began to pour in from various mid-Willamette Valley Mennonite congregations and other congregations from as far away as Kansas. In 1946, Frank spearheaded construction on the Mennonite Home.

    Historical Timeline:

  • 1947 - A 24-room nursing home opens

  • 1954 - 28 beds are added, including a sunroom

  • 1965 - The first retirement duplex is built

  • 1979 - Groundbreaking for an 80-bed nursing home held

  • 1984 - 69 village units are constructed

  • 1986 - Lakeside Center (activity/community center) and 46 more units are constructed.

  • 1987 - A new chapel is built and dedicated

  • 1988 - In-Home Care department opens. 33 new village units added on Ermine St.

  • 1995 - Quail Run, a 95-unit Assisted Living facility, is dedicated

  • 1997 - The Mennonite Home receives accreditation as a Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC), and celebrates 50 years of community

  • 1998 - Construction begins on Lydia's House, an Alzheimer's/Dementia Care unit, and 50 new village units

  • October 1998 - Lydia's House opens

  • 2000 - Ashwood Court, a Congregate Living facility, opens

  • 2002 - Name changes to Mennonite Village to reflect the village we have become

  • 2003 - 25 new homes constructed

  • 2004 - Ashwood Court II, a second Congregate Living facility opens

    *
  • 2006 - Purchased 76 adjoining acres to the east of the current campus

    Mission and Values

    The following is the mission statement from for the Mennonite Village:

    Our mission is to be a Christ-centered community providing life-enriching services. As such, we commit to uphold the following principles within the life of our community:

  • Stewardship: Acting out of love, and accountable to one another, we accept with joy the responsibility of participating in our community. We also accept our personal responsibility to prudently manage the community's affairs and assets; to encourage the exercise and development of talents and spiritual gifts and to safeguard the heritage of the Mennonite Church.

  • Service: Believing that serving each other is our true mission, we humbly devote ourselves to being the generous hands, the gentle voice, and the compassionate heart of Jesus.

  • Self-Determination: Respecting the dignity and worth of each individual, we pledge to encourage independence and freedom of choice and to provide opportunities for physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual growth, while considering the needs of all people within our community.



    We at Eads Broadcasting's News Talk 1580 KGAL and Unforgettable 920 KSHO would like to have you join us all month long on this web site, and on air for special Radio
    talk shows, interviews, news features, and Radio event updates spotlighting the Mennonite Village's 60 Year Anniversary.

    The Mennonite Village would like to extend a special invitation to all to attend their 3-day celebration from Friday, July 27th - Sunday, July 29th. Fun, Food, Entertainment and it's free.

    Join us at the special live on location broadcast on Saturday, July 28th.

    News Talk 1580 KGAL


    Check out the 60th Year Anniversary Web Pages

    Includes pictures of big event and downloadable mp3 files of interviews and commercials featuring long time residents discussing the early days of the Mennonite Village.


  • Click for Lebanon, Albany, and Corvallis Oregon Forecast



    Our Programming Sponsor
     
    Listen Live
    Now Streaming Online

    Albany Golf and Events Center
    Web Design Affordable website services.
    541-223-7444 Santiam Communications
    John Dinges Hayden Homes Relay for Life ITEX       Albany Area Chamber of Commerce Samaritan Health Services Linn Co Federal Credit Union Dr. Dennis Clark the Laser Dentist Trillium Family Services
    KGAL broadcasts to Oregon's Mid-Willamette Valley communities of Albany, Corvallis, Lebanon, Sweet Home, Salem, Eugene, Springfield, Monmouth, Junction City, Dallas and Woodburn. Plus Streaming Live to the world at www.kgal.com.
    1580 AM on your Radio Dial
    EADS BROADCASTING CORPORATION
    PO Box 749 Albany, Oregon 97321
    (541) 926-8683   (541) 451-5425  Fax (541) 451-5429
    36991 KGAL Drive  Lebanon, Oregon 97355.

    Copyright Notice: All Content of this web site are protected by United States Copyright Law. © 1998-2012, Eads Broadcasting Corporation. Duplication in any form including written, digital, video, and audio form is stictly prohibited without prior written consent from Copyright holder.

    website services provided by Santiam Communications