Community Involvement
Donations of
Time, Talents, & Treasures.
Thank You !!

Ray & Doris Theisen for hosting the game of “Euchre” [as volunteers at the Mill Valley Care Center (MVCC)] during the morning on four Fridays; and hosting “Music with Ray & Doris” for/with the tenants [at the Sunrise Villa Assisted Living (SVAL)] and the residents (at the MVCC) during the noontime on four Fridays, and the evening-time on four Sundays and four Tuesdays.

Loras Weber (Deacon, St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Bellevue, Iowa), with Carolyn Weber and Laura Steines (volunteers) for hosting the Good Friday Communion Service (at the MVCC) during the midmorning on Thursday.  Laura Steines (volunteer) and all the staff/volunteers for assisting with reciting the Rosary prayers and assisting the distribution of Communion to the residents (at the MVCC).

Julie Mueller (volunteer/family) for assisting Activities with the “Coloring of the Easter Eggs” with the residents during the afternoon on Good Friday.  The Dietary Department staff for their assistance in preparing the eggs to be colored by the residents and tenants.  Kayla Blaser (staff/volunteer) for assisting the tenants and Activities (at the SVAL).

Jerzie Petersen (Dietary Supervisor) and the Dietary Department staff for their assistance with Activities for/with the residents and tenants during the afternoon on four Fridays.  Jerzie, Jaide, and the Dietary staff for making a variety of “Treats/Goodies” for the residents and tenants.

Dale Meier (volunteer) and Marlyce Tebbe (tenant, volunteer) for hosting the game of “Dominoes” during the afternoon on four Fridays.  Dale Meier for bringing the delicious cookies.  The Dietary Department staff for hosting “Treats with Dietary”, serving “soft serve” ice cream desserts after the Dominoes games on four Fridays.

The Family of Eldora Steines for sponsoring the Music of “Just Jer” (at the MVCC) for/with the residents and tenants during the noontime on Saturday.

Marlyce Tebbe (tenant, volunteer) for leading the Rosary prayers (at the SVAL) for the Catholic tenants during the past month.

Laura Steines (volunteer) for assisting with reciting the Rosary prayers and assisting the distribution of Communion to the residents (at the MVCC) and the tenants (at SVAL) on Easter Sunday morning.

The Mennonite Choir (volunteers) for hosting “Music with the Mennonites” for/with the tenants (at the SVAL) and the residents (at the MVCC) during the evening-time on Sunday.

All the staff involved with bringing the residents and tenants out to enjoy the sighting of the “Solar Eclipse” which occurred during the afternoon on Monday.

Aunika Hager and Arianna Roeder (Bellevue High School Students, volunteers) for hosting time in Activities with the residents and tenants during the early morning hours on Monday.

Jr. Steines (volunteer) for hosting “Euchre Games” during the afternoon on “April Fool’s Day” Monday.

Jr. Steines (volunteer) for hosting “Euchre Games” (at the SVAL) during the afternoon on three Mondays.

Jerzie Petersen (Dietary Supervisor) and the Dietary Department staff for their assistance with Activities, hosting “Beverage of the Week with Dietary”, held for/with the residents (at the MVCC) during the afternoon on four Mondays.

Theresa Weber and Jane Weber (volunteers), Rick Michels (volunteer/family) and Kay Konrardy (volunteer/family) for hosting “KMAQ Radio Bingo” with the residents during the afternoon on Tuesday with Joy M. (staff).

Chef Kevin Hebert (Executive Chef, Healthcare of Iowa) for visiting MVCC/SVAL and hosting a live cooking demonstration (activity) in front of an involved audience of residents, tenants, family members, staff, volunteers, and visitors during the midmorning (breakfast at the SVAL) and in the afternoon (at the MVCC) on Tuesday.

Jane Weber (volunteer), Rick Michels (volunteer/family), Joan McKim (volunteer/family), and Kay Konrardy (volunteer/family) for hosting “KMAQ Radio Bingo” with the residents during the afternoon on Tuesday with Joy M. (staff).

Theresa Weber and Jane Weber (volunteers), Mary Hinke and Rick Michels (volunteers/family), and Kay Konrardy (volunteer/family) for hosting “KMAQ Radio Bingo” with the residents during the afternoon on Tuesday with Joy M. (staff).

Pat Roling and Rita Miller (volunteers), and Kay Konrardy (volunteer/family) for hosting “Bingo Games” with the tenants (at the SVAL), held during the afternoon on Tuesday.

Molly Ploessl and Mary Kubik, (volunteers), and Kay Konrardy (volunteer/family) for hosting “Bingo Games” with the tenants (at the SVAL), held during the afternoon on Tuesday.

Peggy Althaus and Mary Sieverding (volunteers) for hosting “Bingo Games” with the tenants (at the SVAL), held during the afternoon on Tuesday.

Jane Weber and Joan McKim (volunteers), and Rick Michels (volunteer/family) for hosting “KMAQ Radio Bingo” with the residents during the afternoon on Tuesday with Joy M. (staff).

Congratulations to Marcella “Babe” Junk for winning at KMAQ Radio Bingo during midmorning on Tuesday.  Rick Michels for being fast enough to be the first contestant in getting through to KMAQ Radio and announcing that “Babe Junk” was a winner of KMAQ Radio Bingo;  she won $30.00.  Thanks for everyone’s “teamwork”!

Rick Michels (volunteer/family) and Laurie Anderson (volunteer) for hosting “KMAQ Radio Bingo”, held with the residents during the afternoon on Wednesday with Joy M. (staff).

Susan Cates (RN, volunteer) for hosting “KMAQ Radio Bingo”, held with the residents during the afternoon on Wednesday with Joy M. (staff).

Laurie Andersen (volunteer) and Mary Hinke and Rick Michels (volunteers/family), for hosting “KMAQ Radio Bingo”, held with the residents during the afternoon on Wednesday with Joy M. (staff).

Jeannie Weber, Donna Sieverding, Jane Steines, Linda Bennett, Anonymous, and Laurie Anderson (volunteers) for hosting “Bingo Games”, held with the residents (at the MVCC) during the afternoon on Wednesday.

Jeanne Weber and Mary Hinke (volunteers) for hosting “Bingo Games”, held with the residents and tenants (at the MVCC) during the afternoon on Wednesday with Joy M. (staff).

Laurie Anderson (volunteer) and Rick Michels (volunteers/family), for hosting “KMAQ Radio Bingo”, held with the residents during the afternoon on Wednesday.

Jeanne Weber and Laurie Andersen (volunteers), and Steve Junk and Linda Bennett (volunteers/family), for hosting “Bingo Games”, held with the residents and tenants (at the MVCC) during the afternoon on Wednesday with Joy M. (staff).

Molly Ploessl, Barb Daughterty, and Julie Goodwin (Catholic volunteers), with Laurie Anderson (volunteer) and Linda Bennett (volunteers/family) for hosting “Bingo Games with the Catholics”, held with the residents and tenants (at the MVCC) during the afternoon on Wednesday.

Mrs. Kim Moore (Instructor, HS Math, HS Computers & PowerSchool Facilitator, Marquette Catholic School, Bellevue, Iowa) and her students for visiting with the residents (at the MVCC) and the tenants (at the SVAL), bringing and delivering April birthday cards, and playing cards of “Euchre” and a table of card players playing “Uno” with residents and tenants during the early midmorning on Wednesday (4/24/2024).

Laurie Anderson and Jeanne Weber (volunteers), with Linda Bennett (family/volunteer) for their assistance in Activities during the day of Wednesday.

Jeanne Weber (volunteer) and all the involved staff for their assistance in Activities during the day of Wednesday.

Laurie Andersen (volunteer) and all the involved staff for their assistance in Activities during the day on Wednesday.

Theresa Schwager, Susan Eversole, Susan Cates, Kayla Blaser, and all the involved staff for their assistance in Activities; and Laurie Anderson (volunteer) for assisting Activities during the day on Wednesday.

Yvette Andersen (Director of Faith Formation, St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Bellevue, Iowa), Jr. & Laura Steines and Maryetta Lampe (volunteers) for hosting the Catholic Communion Service (at the SVAL) during the midmorning on Thursday.  Jr. & Laura Steines, Yvonne Andersen, and Maryetta Lampe (volunteers), and all the staff/volunteers for assisting with reciting the Rosary prayers.  Laura Steines (volunteer) for assisting the distribution of Communion to the residents (at the MVCC).

Rev. Robert Gross (Pastor, St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Bellevue, Iowa), Jr. & Laura Steines, Betty Portz, Judy Moran (volunteers) for hosting the Catholic Communion Service (Maudy Thursday) (at the SVAL) during the midmorning on Thursday.  Jr. Steines, Laura Steines, Betty Portz, Judy Moran (volunteers), all the staff/volunteers for assisting with residents and tenants, and with the reciting the Rosary prayers.  Rev. Robert Gross for assisting the distribution of Communion and for giving the “Anointing of the sick” to all the Catholic tenants (at the SVAL) and to all the Catholic residents (at the MVCC).

Loras Weber (Deacon, St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Bellevue, Iowa), Jr. and Laura Steines, Betty Portz, and Judy Moran (volunteers), for hosting the Catholic Communion Service (at the SVAL) during the midmorning on Thursday.  Jr. & Laura Steines (volunteers), and all the staff/volunteers for assisting with reciting the Rosary prayers and assisting the distribution of Communion to the residents (at the MVCC).

Rev. Robert Gross (Pastor, St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Bellevue, Iowa), Yvette Andersen (Director of Faith Formation), Jr. & Laura Steines, Judy Moran, and Betty Portz (volunteers) for hosting the Catholic Mass and Communion Service (at the SVAL) during the midmorning on Thursday.  Jr.& Laura Steines, Betty Portz, Molly Ploessl, and Yvonne Andersen (volunteers), all the staff/volunteers for assisting with residents and tenants, and with the reciting the Rosary prayers.  Rev. Robert Gross for assisting the distribution of Communion to the residents (at the MVCC).

Rick Casel (Bellevue Community HS/MS MDSCI & At-Risk Instructor) and Tami Purvis (Bellevue Community HS/MS Special Education Associate) with the following 7th Grade Students: Zander Kohn, Marcus Small, Jackson Van Gorp, Kolt Oppelt, Aubrey Putman, Aubrey Michel, Kendall Duesing, Troy Steines, Brailyn Steines, Elwood Taylor, Mike Cone, Kobe Brassfield, Trace Bonifas, Cash Kirk, Kelson Decker, Joeclyn Ries, and Avi Herrig for hosting games with and reading to the residents during the afternoon on Thursday.

Jane Ernst, Eunice Schladetzky, and Barb Budde (volunteers), and Betty Bakey (volunteer/family) for hosting “Bingo Games with the American Legion Auxiliary Ladies”, held with the residents and tenants (at the MVCC) during the afternoon on Thursday.

“Laundry and Linen Appreciation” (featuring staff recognition of the Housekeeping, Laundry, Environmental Services, and Maintenance Departments) was celebrated by the residents, tenants, and staff during the afternoon on Thursday.

All the involved staff/volunteers for assisting Activities during the past four weeks: Theresa Schwager, Susan Eversole, Jillian Kueter, Lenae Sieverding, Sara Kloser, Dezirae Endriss, Susan Cates, Megan Meier, Atlanta Wilson, and other unnamed staff and volunteers.

Linda Bennett, Joan McKim, and Barb Ries for assisting Activities throughout this past week.

Susan Cates for her many donations of 40 pounds of “Wild Birdseed” and filling up the bird feeders for the residents and tenants during the past four weeks, so that the residents and tenants may enjoy seeing the “Spring Homecoming flights of the Colorful Birds”.

Pam Reedy for having many varieties of pizzas delivered to MVCC for the staff.

Rita Miller for bringing in items.

Season Kutsch for bringing in her pet baby goat for the residents, tenants, and staff to “love & pamper”.

Kandis Bower (teacher, 5th Grade) and students from Eisenhower Elementary (Davenport, Iowa) for their beautiful colorful artwork for the residents and tenants – very uplifting artforms.

Family of Joseph Potter for their donations of items.

Anonymous for their donations of items during the past four weeks.

Thanks to all the volunteers for being awesome.

Thanks to all the involved staff and volunteers for their assistance in Activities and support in/with all the “individualized” activities/events during the past four weeks.

Thanks to all the unnamed individuals who communicated [via letters, phone calls, video chats (FaceTime, Facebook, Skype, etc.), outside closed/open window visits, inside visits, etc.] with the residents / tenants to help uplift their days.  Thanks to all the residents, tenants, families, friends, school children and teachers, volunteers, staff (Administrative, Nursing, Dietary, Housekeeping, Laundry, Maintenance, and Activity-Recreation Departments), Therapy staff (Occupational, Physical, Speech), local area (Bellevue, Maquoketa, Preston, Andrew, St. Donatus, Springbrook, etc.) businesses, churches, organizations, and other unnamed individuals for their kindnesses, assistance, and support with all our activities / events / donations / cards / posters during the past four weeks.

For a more detailed listing of the Activities, check out the calendar of events on our website newsletter.  See URL:  www.MillValleyCareCenter.com.

Photos may be found at both: the “Happenings” section of our newsletter; and the “Photos” section of our Facebook page.  See URL:  www.facebook.com/MillValleyCareSunriseVilla/.

Note:  All Activities/Events/Times are subject to change without notice.  To check our schedule, one may also call  563-872-5521.