Community Involvement

Donations of

Time, Talents, & Treasures.

Thank You !!

 

 

Sandra Hayward, Laurie Anderson, Janis Kilburg, and Sharon Konrardy (volunteers) for hosting Manicures for the residents at Mill Valley Care Center (MVCC) and the tenants at Sunrise Villa Assisted Living (SVAL) during the morning on two Fridays.

Sandra Hayward, Janis Kilburg, and Sharon Konrardy (volunteers) for hosting Manicures for the residents/tenants at MVCC/SVAL during the morning on Friday.

Sandra Hayward, Janis Kilburg, and Laurie Anderson (volunteers) for hosting Manicures for the residents/tenants at MVCC/SVAL during the morning on Friday.

Anonymous for their donations of items.

Judy Moran for her donations of items.

Peg Althaus for her donation.

Judy Moran and Anonymous for their donation of items.

Sandra Hayward for her donations of items.

Sandra Hayward for her assistance this month in Activities.

Kim Ernst for her bringing in homemade “monster cookies” for the staff.

Anonymous & Family for providing birthday cake for the residents and tenants.

Anonymous & Family for providing birthday cake and ice cream for the residents and tenants.

Marian Stecklein for her donation of pizza for the staff.

Cody Landau (volunteer) for assisting us with “Roasting Marshmallows and Birdwatching in The Great Outdoors” with Theresa that was held with the residents and tenants during the afternoon on Monday.

Arlene Ruchotzke (resident) and family for sharing her birthday cake with us.

Jill Nolting (volunteer) for allowing us to use her ice cream maker for our activity “Creative Homemade Ice Cream – Mint Chocolate” for/with the residents and tenants during the afternoon on Monday.

Jill Nolting (volunteer) for allowing us to use her ice cream maker for our activity “Creative Homemade Ice Cream – Chocolate Chip” for/with the residents and tenants during the afternoon on Monday.

Marian Vaughn (volunteer) for her homemade wheelchair and walker bags.

Kenneth Kilburg (volunteer) for hosting “Kenny’s Visits”, visiting the residents/tenants at MVCC/SVAL during the morning on two Mondays and two Tuesdays; and for hosting Men’s Club at MVCC with the men on four Fridays.

Laura McCool (volunteer) for hosting and making available “Knitting with Laura” & “Crocheting” and “Reminiscing” (fond memories) / “Local Chatter” for/with the residents/tenants at MVCC during the afternoon on three Tuesdays.

Jason & Carrie Rowan (volunteers) for hosting “Pet Therapy with K-9 Comfort”, sharing a very obedient and friendly female “Labradoodle” dog named “Lizzy” with the residents/tenants at MVCC/SVAL during the afternoon on three Tuesdays and one Wednesday.  [Lizzy is a “Therapy Dog in-training” for/from Parker-Millard Funeral Service & Crematory in Columbia, Missouri.  Jason Rowan is an Animal Behavior College (ABC) certified dog trainer with K-9 Comfort in Bellevue, Iowa.]

Terry Mertens (volunteer) for visiting and sharing her pet dog and parrots (Pet Therapy) for the residents/tenants at MVCC/SVAL during the morning on three Wednesdays.

Amy Waller (RN, DON) (volunteer) for sharing her pet dogs (Pet Therapy) for/with the residents and tenants during the afternoon on Tuesday.

Maury Anderson (volunteer) for being a guest speaker hosting a presentation on Fishing – DNR (The Great Outdoors) with the residents and tenants at MVCC during the afternoon on Friday.

Marian L. Meyer (Library Director, Bellevue Public Library) for allowing us (residents/tenants/volunteers) to participate in our ongoing Community Outreach Project for the Bellevue Public Library, that involves assisting the Bellevue Public Library in researching Bellevue and Jackson County newspaper entries and cataloging them for the library’s history/genealogy department archives.

Sandra Hayward (volunteer) for assisting us with our Community Outreach Project for the Bellevue Public Library held with the residents during the afternoon on Friday.

Gene Bryson (volunteer) for his assistance and driving the van for our “Van Outing” with the tenants and Mary Jo Konrardy at SVAL during the afternoon on Tuesday.

Janis Kilburg (volunteer) for hosting “Book Club” with the tenants during the afternoon at SVAL on Tuesday.

Bea Hansen, Lois Kramer, Lorraine Ruff, Betty Michels, Dula Tebbe, and Meg Baugh (volunteers) for hosting and assisting “Crafts with Bea” at MVCC during the afternoon on Monday, where the residents/tenants made a “Coffee Filter Butterfly”.  Bea Hansen (volunteer) for providing all the craft ideas and supplies for the residents/tenants for this activity on Tuesday.

Bea Hansen, Lois Kramer, Lorraine Ruff, Betty Michels, Dula Tebbe, and Meg Baugh (volunteers) for hosting and assisting “Crafts with Bea” at SVAL during the afternoon on Tuesday, where the tenants made a “Decorating Cups with Yarn”.  Bea Hansen (volunteer) for providing all the craft ideas and supplies for the tenants for this activity on Tuesday.

Jr. Steines (volunteer) for hosting Euchre Club with the residents and tenants at MVCC during the afternoon on four Mondays.

Sandy Mueller and Cody Landau (volunteers) for hosting bingo games with the residents and tenants at MVCC during the afternoon on Saturday.

Janis Kilburg, Darla Sieverding, Beverly Sullivan, and Joyce Till (volunteers) for hosting and assisting “Bingo games with the Rosary Society” for/with the residents/tenants at MVCC during the afternoon on Wednesday.  Janis Kilburg, Leo Kilburg, and Beverly Sullivan (volunteers) for assisting in Activities before and after the bingo activity.

Verna Mae Ernst and Kathy Dunn with Joyce Till (volunteers) for hosting and assisting “Bingo games with the Rosary Society” for/with the residents/tenants at MVCC during the afternoon on Wednesday.

Janis & Leo Kilburg, Marilyn Ploessl, Peggy Althaus with Joyce Till (volunteers) for hosting and assisting “Bingo games with the Rosary Society” for/with the residents/tenants at MVCC during the afternoon on Wednesday.

Bea Hansen, Mary Thielen, and Judy Graham with Joyce Till (volunteers) for hosting and assisting “Bingo games with the Lutherans” for/with the residents/tenants at MVCC during the afternoon on Wednesday.

Eunice Sschladetsky, Bea Hansen, Karen Osar, and Linda Ries (volunteers) for hosting bingo games with the Lutherans with the tenants at SVAL during the afternoon on Monday.  Thank you ladies for bringing in your own homemade prizes.  It is appreciated.

Marlene and Mark Cloos (volunteers) for hosting bingo games with the tenants at SVAL during the afternoon on Monday.

Marlene & Mark Cloos with Claire Abbott (volunteers) for hosting bingo games with the tenants at SVAL during the afternoon on Monday.

Karen Osar and Alice Kilburg (volunteers) for hosting bingo games with the tenants at SVAL during the afternoon on Monday.

Ray & Doris Theisen for hosting “Music with Ray & Doris”, providing musical entertainment (music & memories) for/with the residents/tenants at MVCC/SVAL during noontime on four Fridays.

Ray & Doris Theisen for hosting “Music with Ray & Doris”, providing musical entertainment (music & memories) for/with the residents/tenants at MVCC during the evening on Monday.

Ray & Doris Theisen for hosting “Music with Ray & Doris”, providing musical entertainment (music & memories) for/with the residents and tenants at MVCC during the evening on Monday.  Sandra & Robert Hayward (volunteers) for their assistance in Activities during Monday evening.

Randy Rodgers (volunteer) for hosting “Music with Randy”, providing guitar music entertainment for the residents/tenants at MVCC during the morning on Sunday.

Liz Barry (volunteer) for hosting “Music with Liz”, providing piano music entertainment for/with the residents/tenants at MVCC during the evening on Monday.

Janet Lieb for hosting “Music with Janet”, providing musical entertainment for/with the residents/tenants at MVCC during the evening time on Sunday.

Gloria Petesch (volunteer) for hosting/providing Patriotic Music entertainment (music & memories) for/with the tenants/residents at MVCC/SVAL during the evening on Thursday, July 4th.

Jim Lucy for hosting “Music with Jim”, providing music entertainment for the residents/tenants at MVCC during the afternoon on Friday.  Sandra Hayward (volunteer) for engaging and dancing with some of the residents and tenants during the music for their enjoyment on Friday.

The Mennonite Choir (volunteers) for visiting and singing in the Dining area for the residents/tenants at MVCC during the evening on Sunday.  Sandra & Robert Hayward (volunteers) with Benita Dobson (resident, volunteer) for hosting and assisting with this event.

Scott Kaczinski for hosting “Music with Scott”, providing guitar music entertainment for the residents/tenants at MVCC/SVAL during the morning on Monday.

Belle, Brielle, and Brianna Sieverding (volunteers) for singing some songs and providing musical entertainment (music & memories) for/with the tenants at SVAL during the noon time on Tuesday.

Judy Ganzer (volunteer) for hosting “Music with Judy”, providing piano musical entertainment for/with the residents/tenants at MVCC/SVAL during the noontime on Thursday.

Rita Ernst (volunteer) for leading the Rosary prayers for the Catholics on two Sundays.

Marilyn Ploessl (volunteer) for leading the Rosary prayers for the Catholics on two Sundays.

Pastor Dennis Miller (St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Bellevue, Iowa) (volunteer) for hosting a Catholic Church Service during the morning on Sundays (via cable TV); and hosting a Catholic Rosary, Mass, and Communion Service at MVCC during the morning on Wednesdays.

Deacon Robert Wood (St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Bellevue, Iowa) (volunteer) for hosting a Catholic Rosary and Communion Service at MVCC during the morning on Wednesdays.

Volunteers (St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Bellevue, Iowa):  Ron Koos, Dula Tebbe, Kenneth Kilburg, Lloyd Kilburg, Maryetta & Larry Lampe, Marilyn & Merle Kilburg, Laura & Jr. Steines,

Alice Kilburg, Dale Banowetz, and Judy Moran for assisting the Catholic Church Service (Rosary/Mass/Communion) and for assisting the Catholic residents/tenants at MVCC/SVAL during the morning on Wednesdays.

Pastor Paul Gammelin (St. John’s Lutheran Church, Bellevue, Iowa) (volunteer) for hosting a Lutheran Church Service for the residents/tenants during the morning on Sundays (via cable TV).

Karen Osar (volunteer) for hosting the Lutheran Church Service (via cable and at the fireplace) for the Lutherans on two Sundays.

Pastor Shannon Witt (First Presbyterian Church, Bellevue, Iowa) (volunteer) for hosting a Presbyterian Service with volunteers from the Presbyterian Church and with the residents/tenants at MVCC during the afternoon on Thursday.

Sandra & Robert Hayward (volunteers) for visiting “one” on one” with the tenants and residents and assisting Activities during the morning on Sundays and these past months.

The Annual 57th Bellevue Heritage Days Celebration during July 3-4, 2019 in Bellevue was a special time for us.  We send our thanks to the many special people involved in the grand Bellevue Community Parade event on July 4th:  Bellevue City Hall, Bellevue Police Department (and Lynn Schwager, Chief of Police), Bellevue Chamber of Commerce, Bellevue Heritage Committee, and to all those who encouraged the parade route and parade entries to swing by SVAL/MVCC.  (This enabled our residents/tenants to join in these festivities and be engaged in this community celebration, focused on “Hometown Pride”.)  Thanks again to all the parade entries that came by SVAL/MVCC and included us in their travel route.  (They made many smiles with captured excitement with each passing float entry.)  Thanks to Steve Tebbe for making available and driving his tractor and wagon as a float entry and using our banner in the Bellevue Heritage Parade representing MVCC/SVAL with staff and family members (Amy Nebling-Roth with Noah, Kelly Barnes and family, Brandi Veach with Hadley, Amy Waller, Kim Ernst, Deb & Jerry Fultner, and Jennifer Murphy).  Thanks to all the staff involvement at MVCC/SVAL with Nurses Jill Herrig and April Minear; CNA-RCTs:  Amber Olson, Jillian Jacobsen, Melinda, Anna Schmidt, Katlin Brown, Alison Meier, and Molly Sieverding; Maintenance: John Rubel; Laundry; Housekeeping; SVAL: MaryJo Konrardy; Activities: Theresa Schwager and Joy Marchiando.  Thanks again for remembering us and making a difference in the lives of our residents and tenants.  Thanks to all the involved staff for their participation and support during this event with the residents and tenants during the Thursday morning of July 4th.  As we celebrated our nation’s birthday, we are reminded to salute the men and women (past/present) in our military and law enforcement services for protecting and preserving our freedoms and our liberties on this and every day (24/7).

Thanks to all our volunteers for being awesome.

Thanks to all the unnamed individuals who visited one-on-one with the residents / tenants to help uplift their days.  Thanks to all the residents, tenants, families, friends, visiting school children and teachers, volunteers, staff (Administrative, Nursing, Dietary, Housekeeping, Laundry, Maintenance, and Activity-Recreation Departments), local area (Bellevue, Maquoketa, Preston, Andrew, St. Donatus, Springbrook) businesses, churches, and organizations, and other unnamed individuals for their assistance and support with all our activities / events / donations of the past month.