Community Involvement

Donations of

Time, Talents, & Treasures.

Thank You !!

Sandra Hayward and Laurie Anderson (volunteers) for hosting Manicures for the residents at Mill Valley Care Center (MVCC) and the tenants at Sunrise Villa Assisted Living (SVAL) with Joy during the morning on Friday.

Amy Neblung-Roth (staff) and Joyce Till for their assistance in Activities.

Amy Neblung-Roth (staff), Joyce Till, Clifton Barnhart (tenant). and Richard Helbing (resident) for their assistance in Activities.

Amy Neblung-Roth (staff) for her donations of Scotcheroos Cookies and “goodies” for the staff.

Virginia Valant for her donations of paperback books.

Ruth Cavanaugh for her donation of a trivia booklet.

Students from the Easton Valley Community School System for sending homemade Valentines for the residents and tenants.

Mrs. Decker’s 4th Grade Students (Bellevue Community Elementary School) for their creative handcrafted Valentines for the residents and tenants.

The Family of Glenn Hansen (Jane & Michael Steines) for their memorial donation to Activities.

Anonymous for the donation of Birds magazine.

Kenneth Kilburg for his donations of assorted items and year 2020 calendars.

Mary Jo Konrardy (staff) for her assistance in Activities.

Vincent S. (tenant) for his assistance in Activities.

Daryl Bormann, Lucille Bormann, and Family for their donations of Dominoes.

James Kilburg for his donations of food, flowers, and plants in memory of his beloved wife, Joan Kilburg who passed away on 2/14/2020.

Karen Osar for hosting and playing cards with family.

Ruth Heiar for playing games of Dominoes with family.

Activities for the residents/tenants were cancelled during January 29 – February 16, 2020 (by order of the Director of Nursing, Doctor, and Administrator) due to the presence of the flu illness at the facility.  (Residents/tenants were limited to individual Activities.)  We want to thank all our dedicated volunteers, our community, schools, and area churches, who were planning to visit and assist with Activities during this time.

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

Sharen Fultner (resident, volunteer) for hosting and making available “Crocheting with Sharen” and sharing “Local Chatter” (fond memories) with the residents/tenants at MVCC during the afternoon on Tuesday.

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

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

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

Diane Dempewolf, Rosie Williams, Gloria Sagers, and Eunice Schledetzky 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.

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

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

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

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

Nancy Hooton for hosting “Music with Nancy”, providing accordion music entertainment for the residents/tenants at MVCC during the evening mealtime on Tuesday.

Gloria Petesch (volunteer) for hosting “Patriotic Music with the Villa Choir” and singing with the tenants at SVAL, and “Patriotic Easy Listening Music and Sing-Along with Gloria” with/for the residents at MVCC during the evening on Wednesday.

Marlyce Tebbe (tenant, 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 for the residents/tenants at MVCC/SVAL during the morning on Sundays (via cable TV); and hosting a Catholic Rosary, Mass, and Communion Service for the residents/tenants at MVCC during the morning on Wednesday.

Volunteers (St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Bellevue, IA):  Ron Koos, Dula Tebbe, Kenneth Kilburg, Lloyd Kilburg, Laura Steines, Marilyn & Merle Kilburg, Alice Kilburg, Judy Moran, and Dale Banowetz for assisting the Catholic residents/tenants and assisting/hosting the Catholic Rosary, Mass, and Communion Service at MVCC during the morning on Wednesday.

Pastor Paul Gammelin (St. John’s Lutheran Church, Bellevue, Iowa) (volunteer) for hosting a Lutheran Church Service for the residents/tenants at MVCC/SVAL 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 (residents/tenants) at MVCC on Sunday.

This year, we congratulated all of our residents and tenants on Valentine’s Day.  They became instant Valentine’s Day Kings and Queens during the noontime/afternoon on Friday.

Thanks to Mary Reed (volunteer) for providing the piano music entertainment for the special Sweetheart Valentine’s Day Dinner for our couples at MVCC and SVAL; they were invited to join at a table of honor during the noontime on Friday.  Celebrating and highlighting the couples for their many years together, there was a special Valentine’s Day Dinner called “Surf & Turf”, consisting of:  Braised Beef, Shrimp, Celery Root Puree, Onion Jus, Charred Onion/Herb Pesto, Roasted Vegetables; and Dessert:  Flourless Chocolate Torte with sweetened sour cream.  Thanks to Chef Chad Myers (Culinary Manager) and staff for providing the Sweetheart Valentine’s Day Dinner for the residents and tenants.  Thanks to all the staff involved:  Amy Nebling-Roth (Administrative Assistant); Dietary, Nursing, Housekeeping, Activities departments, to mention a few.  Thanks to Mary Jo Konrardy (Universal Worker) at SVAL for her assistance during this event.  Thanks again, to all the families, residents, tenants, and everyone involved in making this event possible.

Our “Random Acts Of Kindness” Project for Valentine’s Day involved assembling a number of gift packages that included homemade Valentine cards (created by the residents and tenants) and candy (or “goodies”), that were then delivered to the following Bellevue area departments/schools/organizations/businesses:  The Bellevue Community Senior Center, Bellevue Police Department, Bellevue City Hall, EMS/Fire Department, Medical Associates, Bellevue Public Library, Bellevue Herald Leader, Bellevue Community Elementary School, Marquette Catholic School, Bellevue Chamber of Commerce, and Hachmann Funeral Home.  We appreciate them all!

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.