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July 2007 was the 60th Anniversary for the Mennonite Village. Thanks to the many who joined us on line, on the air and on location for the celebration of the Mennonite Village's 60th Anniversary. Check out these special features and events:
60 Memories from 60 Years Interviews
60 Memories from 60 Years Radio Commercials
Valley Talk Radio Broadcast Interview Schedule
KSHO Live Broadcast Details
Information on Mennonite Village
60 Year Celebration (July 27-29) Event Details.
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.
Quail Run is designed to accommodate the changing needs of its residents. With several floor plans to choose from, Quail Run offers a variety of living options. The apartments are conveniently located to promote residents’ mobility. The staff provides personalized services to ensure privacy and dignity – even as your health needs change.
Each apartment is designed for easy access and comes with the following features and benefits as part of the monthly rental fee:
Wheelchair accessible bathroom and shower
Closets and storage space
Three meals daily in the central restaurant-style dining room
Weekly housekeeping and laundry service
All utilities including expanded basic cable TV (except fee for personal telephone)
Individualized heating and air conditioning
Pull cord call system and other optional call systems for an initial fee
Quail Run also provides the following services:
Mini store/gift shop
Laundry facilities for those who wish to wash their own personal clothing.
Whirlpool bathing options
Wheelchair accessible outdoor gardening space
Guest room for visitors (room charge applies)
Loving and caring for a person with memory loss means adapting to ongoing change and losses. For those with Alzheimer’s and related dementia, each day is filled with unfamiliar routines and people. Lydia’s House was created to give residents a safe, nurturing home where they feel accepted and their physical, social, emotional and spiritual needs are met.
Neighborhood A serves residents in the early to middle stages of Alzheimer’s disease or related dementia. Neighborhood B serves residents in the middle to later stages of memory loss. Each neighborhood has ten private bedrooms, two semi-private bedrooms, a large living room, a kitchen, dining area, and laundry facilities. Residents may choose to participate in normal kitchen and laundry activities, which add to the feeling of still being at home. Neighborhoods A and B have identical floor plans and interiors which makes the transition from one to the other less traumatic. The enclosed outdoor courtyard, which connects both neighborhoods, gives residents’ added space for walking, gardening and other outdoor activities.
Lydia’s House professional staff receives special training to provide the unique type of care they deliver. A part-time nurse ensures that each resident’s medical needs are addressed. The caregivers assist residents with personal care needs, cook, serve meals, perform housekeeping and laundry duties and provide recreational programs while promoting residents’ dignity. A structured yet flexible calendar meets residents’ spiritual, social, and recreational interests. Activities are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Our philosophy is to give residents the freedom to be who they are no matter the stage of the disease process. We offer families the assurance of knowing we are meeting their loved one’s ever-changing needs.
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.
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.
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.
Time/Schedule of this Past Event
Thanks to ALL who joined us at this past event!.
Friday July 27th: 5:30pm. Join the fun with a good old-fashioned BBQ with all the trimmings. Music by the Albany Swing Band in the Big Tent at 7:00pm!
Saturday, July 28th:
Live broadcast on 920 KSHO from 11 am to 2pm
11:00 am - 1:00 pm: Tethered Hot Air Balloon Rides
11:00 am - 3:00 pm: Kiddie piller, Snow Cones, Cotton Candy
11:00 am - 3:00 pm: Bus tours of the Village and different living units
Noon: Lunch (Fresh cooked Hamburgers, Variety of Chips, Baked Beans (Secret Recipe), Carrot Sticks, Celery, Watermelon, Apple Crisp, Beverages
1:00 to 4:00 Model A Car Club and the Corvette Club
1:30pm 60 years of Recollections - Main Tent
1:30pm Root Beer Floats
Friday, July 27th -
Mennonite Village, Albany, OR.
Sunday, July 29th
60 Year Celebration Event Pictures
"60 Memories" from 60 Years Interviews
"60 Memories" Radio Commercials
Valley Talk Radio Broadcast Interview Schedule
KSHO Live Broadcast Details
Information on Mennonite Village
Sunday July 29th: 2:30pm 60th Anniversary Community Church Service is followed by a free Ice Cream Social of Chocolate and Vanilla Ice Cream, Marble Cake with Raspberry filling, Coffee, Punch and Bottled Water. The Drawing for the Grand Prize Quilt is scheduled for 4:15pm in the Main Tent.
Thanks to all who organized and attendee this historic event.
From Albany Democrat Herald 10/1/1947
Thanks to those who attended the Mennonite Village 60th Anniversary Celebration
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