Community Involvement

Donations of

Time, Talents, & Treasures.

Thank You !!

 

 

Sandra Hayward and Janis Kilburg (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 Friday.

Janis Kilburg, Laurie Anderson, and Sharon Konrardy (volunteers) for hosting Manicures for the residents/tenants at MVCC/SVAL during the morning on three Fridays.

Karen Osar for bringing in fresh sweetcorn for the residents and tenants for the Friday meal.  Barb Myers and Savanna Edwards for their assistance with this event.  Thanks to staff Erma Naeve and Dietary, Amy Roth, and Nursing for their assistance with “Shucking Sweet Corn” held with the residents and tenants during the afternoon on Thursday.

Jill Nolting (volunteer) for allowing us to use her ice cream maker for our activity entitled “Happy Hour with Creative Homemade Ice Cream – M&Ms”, that was held with the residents/tenants at MVCC during the afternoon on Monday.

Jill Nolting (volunteer) for allowing us to use her ice cream maker for our activity entitled “Happy Hour with Creative Homemade Ice Cream – Strawberry”, that was held with the residents/tenants at MVCC during the afternoon on Monday.

Anonymous for their donations of items.

Judy Moran for her donations of items.

Judy Moran for her donation of assorted magazines.

Sandra Hayward for her donation of items.

Martha Henning and Virginia Valant for their donations of books for the residents and tenants.

Mary Jo Konrardy for the cupcakes for the staff.

Marian Vaughn (volunteer) for her donations of 8 hand sewn walker bags and 2 hand sewn wheel chair bags for the residents/tenants.

Kim Ernst for her homemade “Monster Cookies” for the staff appreciation lunch meal on 8/12/19 for the staff.

Donna & Jr. Medinger for providing pizzas for lunch for the staff during the Staff Appreciation Week on 8/15/19.

Karen and Richard Osar for providing pizzas for supper for the staff during the Staff Appreciation Week on 8/15/19.

Anonymous for their donation of assorted bookmarkers.

Mary Ann Till (resident) and family for sharing her birthday cake with us.

Lillian Dondlinger (tenant) and family for sharing her birthday cupcakes with us and staff.

Carol Capesius (resident) and family for sharing her birthday cake with us.

Bernard Medinger (resident) & family for sharing his birthday cake with us.

Cindy Arensdorf for her homemade desserts for the staff.

Cindy Arensdorf (volunteer) for assisting Activities during the day on Tuesday.

Cindy Arensdorf (volunteer) for hosting “Exercises” with the residents during the morning on two Thursdays.

Cindy Arensdorf (volunteer) for visiting “one on one” with the residents and tenants during the morning hours on two Thursdays.

Sandra Hayward for her assistance this week in Activities.

The Jackson County Auditor’s Office for sending volunteer Jane Ernst regarding residents and tenants voting Absentee ballots for the August 6, 2019 election.

Kenneth Kilburg (volunteer) for hosting “Kenny’s Visits”, visiting the residents/tenants at MVCC/SVAL during the morning on four 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 four Tuesdays.

Terry Mertens (volunteer) for sharing her pet dog and parrots “Pet Therapy” for/with the residents/tenants at MVCC/SVAL during the mid-morning on two Wednesdays.

Jason & Carrie Rowan (volunteers) for hosting “Pet Therapy with K-9 Comfort”, sharing a very obedient and friendly female dog named Ally with the residents/tenants at MVCC/SVAL during the afternoon on Wednesday.  [Ally is the “Therapy Dog” for/from Carson’s Celebration of Life Center in Maquoketa, Iowa.  Jason Rowan is an Animal Behavior College (ABC) certified dog trainer with K-9 Comfort in Bellevue, Iowa.]

Bea Hansen, Lois Kramer, Lorraine Ruff, Dula Tebbe, and Meg Baugh (volunteers) for hosting and assisting “Crafts with Bea” at MVCC during the afternoon on Tuesday, where the residents/tenants made a needle work “Apple Design”.  Bea Hansen for providing all the craft ideas and supplies for the residents/tenants for this activity on Tuesday.

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

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

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

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

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

Bea Hansen, Linda Ries, Janell Daugherty, Arlene Keil, Henery Russell, Dylan Russell, and Tanner Russell 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.

Bea Hansen, Jennifer Murphy, Phyllis Reistroffer, JoElla Roling, Joy Hueneke, and Gloria Medinger 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.

Judi Daniels, Marian Sprank, Joyce Clarin, Mary Jane Mueller, Barb Marshall, 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 Kilburg, JoAnn Jess, Mina Theisen, and Molly Ploessl with Cody Landau (volunteers) for hosting and assisting “Bingo games with the Rosary Society” for/with the residents/tenants at MVCC during the afternoon on Wednesday.

Judi Daniels, Andrea Melton, Mary Thielen, and Jo Ernst with Joyce Till (volunteers) for hosting and assisting “Bingo games with the American Legion Auxiliary Ladies” for/with the residents/tenants at MVCC during the afternoon on Saturday.

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 Sunday.  Sandra & Robert Hayward (volunteers) for their assistance in Activities on Sunday evening.

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 three Mondays.

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

Jim Lucy for hosting “Music with Jim”, providing music entertainment for the residents/tenants at MVCC during the afternoon 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.  Karen Parramore (staff, Dietary) and the Dietary staff for assisting this event.

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.

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

Laura Steines (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, Judy Moran, Alice Kilburg, and Dale Banowetz 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).

Pastor Paul Gammelin (St. John’s Lutheran Church, Bellevue, Iowa) (volunteer) for hosting the Lutheran Communion Service and for assisting the Lutheran residents/tenants at MVCC during the afternoon on Thursday, July 18, 2019.

Pastor Paul Gammelin and Jan Schroeder (St. John’s Lutheran Church, Bellevue, Iowa) (volunteers) for hosting the Lutheran Communion Service and for assisting the Lutheran residents/tenants during the afternoon on Thursday.

Karen Osar (volunteer) for hosting the Lutheran Service (cable, fireplace / NW Lounge) for the Lutherans on four Sundays.

Pastor Shannon Witt (First Presbyterian Church, Bellevue, Iowa) (volunteer) with volunteers from the Presbyterian Church for hosting a Presbyterian Church Service for/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 mid-morning on Sunday and these past months.

On this Staff Appreciation Day, we thank the staff for their professionalism.  Thank you for bringing your best to work day after day.  We sincerely appreciate all your hard work and dedication.  Words just can't describe how much you are appreciated.  On this Staff Appreciation Day, a Staff Appreciation Cookout was held for the staff with the residents and tenants to enjoy during the noontime on Tuesday.  Staff Appreciation Greeting Cards were presented to the staff from the residents and tenants with some Chocolate Chip Cookies.  A Staff Appreciation Prize Drawing with congratulations sent to the prize winners were:  Paige Miller (first shift), Jennifer Manders (second shift), and M. Jean Sieverding (third shift) held during the afternoon on Wednesday.

We welcomed on Tuesday our new Healthcare Professional students, who are working/studying to achieve their “Certificate of Completion” (75 hours) for the Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) class, that is being taught by Instructor Callie Sternhagen (RN; Diversacare, LLC.) at MVCC and SVAL.

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.