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KGAL and KSHO Radio Present the
2010 Mennonite Village
Events Web Page


Mennonite Village in Albany, Oregon

Thanks to the organizers from the Mennonite Village
and all who attended the thirteenth annual

Older Americans Day

Check out Videos, Pictures and Audio from the event below.


Older Americans Day 2010

  • Listen to all or part of the three hour 920 KSHO on locatiion radio broadcast from the 2010 event. KSHO's Jim Willhight, Mike Mason (the M and M Kid) and Bill Diamond informed and entertained. You will find music and interviews with Mennonite Village Management, event sponsors and village residents. [Download / Listen to mp3 File] .

  • Pictures from the 2010 Older Americans Day Event

  • Videos from the 2010 Older Americans Day Event


    What I Love About Working at the Mennonite Village Radio Commercials

  • What I love About Working at the Mennonite Village, Cut 1 [Download / Listen to mp3 File] .

  • What I love About Working at the Mennonite Village, Cut 2 [Download / Listen to mp3 File] .

  • What I love About Working at the Mennonite Village, Cut 3 [Download / Listen to mp3 File] .

    Latest Radio Ads for the Mennonite Village

  • Mary's Place [Download / Listen to mp3 File] .

  • Quail Run [Download / Listen to mp3 File] .


    Audio Valentines Memories from the Mennonite Village


  • Village Audio Valentines, Cut 1 [Download / Listen to mp3 File] . [John Kollaer, Director Mennonite Village Foundation]

  • Village Audio Valentines, Cut 2 [Download / Listen to mp3 File] [Marge Elliott, Resident Mennonite Village]

  • Village Audio Valentines, Cut 3 [Download / Listen to mp3 File] [Mennonite Village Employees Julie Fox and Stephanie Bates, Live Enhancement Director]
  • Village Audio Valentines, Cut 4 [Download / Listen to mp3 File] [Ron Litwiller (CEO Mennonite Village), and CNA's Allison Trenary and Brittney Ward]

  • Village Audio Valentines, Cut 5 [Download / Listen to mp3 File] [Linda Haralson and Brittney Ward (Employees of Mennonite Village) and Bob Johnson (VP Operations Mennonite Village)]

  • Village Audio Valentines, Cut 6 [Download / Listen to mp3 File] [Paul Johnson (Mennonite Village HVAC Maintenance) and CNA's Brittney and Geri of Mennonite Village]
  • Mennonite Village in Albany, Oregon
    5353 Columbus St., S.E.
    Albany, Oregon 97322
    (541) 928-7232
    (541) 928-1399 Fax
    Web Site.
  • Village Audio Valentines, Cut 7 [Download / Listen to mp3 File] [Paul Johnson (Mennonite Village HVAC Maintenance) and CNA's Allison Trenary and Brittney Ward and Stephanie Bates and Employee at the Village] These 60 second ads will air in a high reach and frequency rotation a week prior to and a week following Valentines Day.

    Recording Engineering, Editing and Production by Jim Willhight KGAL/KSHO Radio.


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    Mennonite Village in Albany, Oregon
    Best Friends™ Approach to Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care
    This course was offered in February and again in May of 2010. Check this or the Mennonite Village's Web site for future offerings of this valuable course. The information for the 2010 classes is noted below for your perusal.

    Mary Scott, Administrator of Lydia’s House and Mary’s Place at Mennonite Village, will present the “Best Friends” Approach to Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care course at Mennonite Village in May.

    This six-course workshop teaches practical, useful information to assist in the care and interaction with someone who suffers from Alzheimer's and/or related dementia. Through discussion and hands-on teaching, participants will learn Alzheimer's disease basics, elements of friendship, Alzheimer's care, communication techniques, and elements of knack.

    This workshop is beneficial for family members, home care providers, facility caregivers, state workers, respite workers, social workers, and anyone who has experienced the effects of Alzheimer's disease in their lives.
    Mennonite Village in Albany, Oregon


    The cost is $20 per individual or $150 per facility. Mennonite Village employees may attend at no cost.

    To secure your place in the next available class, complete our online registration form or contact Mary Scott, Master Trainer (928-7232 x 407).

    Sessions 1, 2, and 3: Tuesday, May 11, 2010, 3:00 to 9:00 pm

    Sessions 4, 5, and 6: Saturday, May 15, 2010, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
    Location: Mennonite Village Chapel, 5353 Columbus St. SE, Albany, Oregon , (541) 928-7232 ext. 407 Ask to speak with Mary Scott.

    Visit Mennonite Village Event Web page web site for additional information and an online registration form.


    Archives 2008: Christmas Memories at the Mennonite Village

  • Go to our Christmas Memories Web Page to download for free and listen to 60 second "Christmas Memories" Radio Commercials that aired during the Christmas Seasons of 2008 and 2009 to help celebrate the birth of Christ. These aired on both News Talk 1580 KGAL and Unforgettable 920 KSHO

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    Archives 2007: 60 Year Anniversary (July 2007)

  • Pictures from 2007 60 Year Anniversary Event

  • Three 3 Hour Broadcast (AM 920 KSHO) Audio from Event 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.


  • 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.

    Atwood 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
  • Kitchen area
  • 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:
  • Activities/hobby areas
  • Hair salon
  • Mini store/gift shop
  • Laundry facilities for those who wish to wash their own personal clothing.
  • Personal mailbox
  • Foot care
  • Exercise programs
  • Whirlpool bathing options
  • Wheelchair accessible outdoor gardening space
  • Guest room for visitors (room charge applies)

    Lydia's House

    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.

  • 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

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  • 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


    Time/Schedule of this Past Event
    Mennonite Village in Albany, Oregon

    Mennonite Village in Albany, Oregon
    From Albany Democrat Herald 10/1/1947


    Thanks to those who attended the Mennonite Village 60th Anniversary Celebration

    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!

    Mennonite Village in Albany, Oregon

    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 -
    Sunday, July 29th

    Mennonite Village, Albany, OR.

    Phone: 541-928-7232



    Mennonite Village in Albany, Oregon

  • 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.

    Check out
    our special
    Anniversary Web Page



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