Community Involvement

Donations of

Time, Talents, & Treasures.

Thank You !!

As of Wednesday (3/11/2020), regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19, Wuhan China Virus) Precautions, we are not allowing any visitors into the facility until further notice.  We are following the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC 24/7: Saving Lives, Protecting People Guidelines) Precautions.  Activities have been cancelled until further notice, by order of the Director of Nursing, Administrator, Medical Doctor, and the CDC.

We understand and know how difficult this is, but please remember, that we are doing our best to protect the health and well-being of our residents and tenants, your loved ones.  We will keep you posted of any further changes.  Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions.  We appreciate your cooperation with this.  Thank You!

In-house Individualized Activities with the residents and tenants resume, as able.  We want to thank all our dedicated staff for caring for all the residents and tenants.  And, we want to thank all our dedicated volunteers, our community, our schools and area churches, who were planning to visit and assist with Activities this past week.  We look forward to seeing you all again in the future, as God May Bless.

Residents, tenants, and their families were/are encouraged to connect with their loved ones via phone calls and/or video chats that are available all day.

Individualized in-room daily Catholic Services & Rosary prayers were held on the local cable Channel-32 for the Catholics during the past five weeks and on Sundays.

Individualized in-room Lutheran Service on local cable Channel-26 was held for the Lutherans on five Sundays.

Individualized in-room “Exercises” were held with the residents during the past five weeks.

Individualized in-room “Manicures” were held for the residents at Mill Valley Care Center (MVCC) and the tenants at Sunrise Villa Assisted Living (SVAL) during the past five weeks.

Individualized “Games of Choice” were available for the residents and tenants during the afternoon, Monday – Thursday.

The residents and tenants were treated with ice cream bars/cones, root beer floats, lemonade, cookies, popsicles, and other food treat items (“goodies”) during the various fun activities throughout the past five weeks.

Webcam videos were shown to the residents and tenants during the afternoon, “Artic Animals” on Tuesday and “Wildlife Videos” on Wednesday.

“Wildlife Life” discussions were held individually with the residents while they enjoyed food treat items (goodies) during the afternoon on Wednesday.

National HealthCare Environmental Services & Housekeeping Week (September 13-19, 2020) featuring the theme “Pride, Teamwork, Excellence” was celebrated on Wednesday.  Assembled gifts and thank you notes (given as tokens of appreciation) were presented to the staff in celebration of Annual Environmental Services Week.

National Assisted Living Week (September 13-19, 2020) featuring the theme “Caring is EssentiAL” was celebrated throughout the week.  (The theme is a nod to the essential caregivers in 2020, especially the essential frontline caregivers battling COVID-19.)  A bouquet of fresh flower plants and thank you notes (given as tokens of appreciation) were presented to the staff on Wednesday.

Chef Chad for hosting the “Happy Hour”, serving a variety of tasty food treats and beverages to the residents/tenants while visiting “room to room” during the afternoon on three Fridays.

Dietary staff for hosting the “Happy Hour”, serving a variety of tasty food treats and beverages to the residents/tenants while visiting “room to room” during the afternoon on two Fridays.

Chef Chad for hosting “Treat with Chef Chad”, serving a variety of tasty treats, ice cream candy bars, fudge bars, etc., while visiting “room to room” with the residents and tenants during the afternoon on two Mondays.

Karen Parramore and Erma Naeve (staff, Dietary) and Dietary staff for their assistance in Activities throughout the past week.

Mary Jo Konrardy (staff, Universal Worker), Karen Parramore (staff, Dietary), with Joy for assisting Activities with the various activities with the tenants during Assisted Living Week.

Kelsey Hickson and Nicole Weis (staff/volunteers) for assisting Activities with “Individualized Outside Porch” with the residents enjoying ice cream cones during the mid-morning on Friday.

Theresa Schwager and Susan Eversole (staff/volunteers) for assisting Activities with “Individualized Outside Porch” with the residents enjoying ice cream cones during the mid-morning on three Fridays.

Theresa Schwager (staff/volunteer) for assisting Activities with “Individualized Outside Porch” with the residents during the mornings and/or afternoons of the past two weeks.

Nicole Weis (staff, volunteer) for assisting Activities with “Individualized Outside Porch” with the residents during the mid-morning of the past two weeks.

Theresa Schwager (staff) for assisting Activities during Wednesdays and afternoons of the past five weeks.

 

Theresa Schwager (staff) for assisting Activities with “Connecting with the families”. “Music”, and/or “Piano Music Box” with the residents during the morning on Tuesday, noontime on Saturday, and the evening on one Wednesday, three Thursdays and one Friday.

Theresa Schwager (staff) for assisting Activities with “Danny O’Donnell Musical Video” playing for the residents during mid-morning on Tuesday.

Theresa Schwager (staff) for assisting Activities with “Music Box” and/or “Piano Music Box” with the residents during various times (morning, noon, evening) on various days (Tuesday, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays).

Travis Grimm (staff/volunteer) for hosting the “Piano Music Box” with the residents during the evening time on Tuesday and Wednesday.

April Minear (RN, Nurse Manager) for her assistance in Activities and at the SVAL.

MaryJo Konrardy (staff, Universal Worker, volunteer) for assisting Activities with the “Bingo Prizes” activity at the SVAL with the tenants during the afternoon on three Wednesdays and three Saturdays.

MaryJo Konrardy and Kayla Griebel (staff, Universal Workers, volunteers) for hosting “Bingo Games” with the tenants at the SVAL during the afternoon on Wednesday and Thursday.

MaryJo Konrardy and Kayla Griebel (staff, Universal Workers, volunteers) for hosting “Card Games” with the tenants at the SVAL during the afternoon on Tuesday.

MaryJo Konrardy (staff, Universal Worker) for assisting Activities with the “Happy Hour” activity for/with the tenants at the SVAL during the afternoon on Friday.

MaryJo Konrardy (staff, Universal Worker) for assisting Activities with the “Cinnamon Crumble Coffeecake” activity for/with the tenants at the SVAL during the morning on Sunday.

Mary Jo Konrardy, Kayla Griebel, Kristina Ernst (staff/volunteers at the SVAL) for their assistance in Activities during the past five weeks.

Brittany Knouse (staff/volunteer at the SVAL) for her assistance in Activities during the past week.

Staff/volunteers:  Theresa Schwager, Nicole Weis, Deb Fultner, Susan Eversole, Paige Miller, and other unnamed staff for their assistance in Activities during the past five weeks.

Amy Waller (staff/volunteer) for her assistance in Activities during the past four weeks.

Alison Meier and Kelsey Hickson (staff/volunteers) for their assistance in Activities during the past two weeks.

Staff/volunteers:  Amy Neblung-Roth (Administrative Assistant), April Minear (RN, Nurse Manager at SVAL), Theresa Schwager (Environmental Services Supervisor), Ryan Erickson (RN), Jill Herrig (LPN), Joy Marchiando (Recreation Program Director), and other unnamed involved staff for their assistance in connecting the residents, tenants and families together via phone calls, video-chats (Apple FaceTime, Facebook, Skype, etc.), i.e., “Connecting with the Families”, and for assisting Activities during the past five weeks.

Nicole Weis (staff/volunteer) for assisting Activities with an errand to Carousel Corner (Bellevue, Iowa).

Family of Rita Daugherty for providing residents/tenants and staff a variety of assorted cookies fresh from Carousel Corner (Bellevue, Iowa).

Family of Mary Sturm for their donation of clothes and items for the residents and tenants.

Family of Dorothy Felderman for their generous donations of clothing, DVDs, and items.

Pastor Shannon Witt (Pastor, Presbyterian Church; Bellevue, Iowa) with Presbyterian volunteers, Kim Moore, Molly Ploessl, B. Serles, Theresa Paulsen, Sonya Jones, Holly Feuling, and other unnamed volunteers who were kind enough to start sending out cards with return addresses to our residents / tenants, and thereby becoming instant “Pen-Pals” with us.

Anonymous for sending us – “For Someone who could use a Hello Letter” to help establish a pen pal relationship with the residents/tenants.

Brittany Knouse (staff) for her donation of a walker.

Anonymous for their donation of three flats of garden-fresh tomatoes for the staff.

Sandy Vance for the donation of 11 (or more) flats of garden-fresh tomatoes for the staff.

MaryJo Konrardy (staff) for her donation of fresh fruits as bingo prizes at the SVAL.

Virginia Valant (staff) for her donation of assorted books for the residents and tenants.

Patricia Ries for her donations of assorted greeting cards and a wide variety of different stationery.

Betty Gonner (resident) and Family for sharing her birthday cake with us.

Allen Kilburg (resident)  and Family for sharing his birthday cake with us.

Mary Jean Sieverding (staff) for sharing her birthday cupcakes with us.

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

Thanks to all our volunteers for being awesome.

Thanks to all the unnamed individuals who communicated [via letters, phone calls, video chats (FaceTime, Facebook, Skype), outside closed window 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), 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 month.