Community Involvement

Donations of

Time, Talents, & Treasures.

Thank You !!

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

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

Sandra Hayward and Laurie Anderson for hosting Manicures MVCC and at SVAL during the morning on Friday.

Jackson County Auditor office staff for assisting the residents and tenants with their absentee voting ballots during the morning on Thursday.

Mary Koos for her donation of assorted therapy balls and magazines.

Mary Ann Kunde for her donation of a lighted magnifying glass.

Brandi Veach for bringing in a number of boxes of assorted pizzas and donuts for the staff.

Jennifer Murphy for bringing in birthday pizza for the staff.

Barb Kilburg for donating fresh home-grown tomatoes and cucumbers for the residents and tenants!

Sharen Fultner for donating a hand-crafted crochet lap robe for the Bake & Craft Sale!

Brandi Veach for donating her handcrafted jewelry and Halloween display for the Bake & Craft Sale!

Anonymous for donating/providing items for the Craft & Bake Sale.

Mary Pat Scheckel for her donations of assorted items.

Lori Jensen for her homemade greeting cards for the residents and tenants.

Joan McKim for donating/providing wooden frames for Dave Eischeid’s Artwork Classes.

Joan McKim for providing handcrafted items for the Craft & Bake Sale 9/22/18.

St. Joseph’s Catholic Church for their donations of 400-500 buns for the dietary department for the residents and tenants.

Marie Ambrosy for her donation of CDs, DVDs, and tapes of Danny O’Donnell.

Carousel Corner for donating their gift certificates for Bake & Craft Sale.

Ruth Marshall for her donations of yarn for the residents and tenants.

Anonymous for their donations of items.

Anonymous for their donations of books.

Dave Eisched and Karen Dunne for their assistance in Activities.

Bellevue Arts Council for their donation of  artworks for the Craft & Bake Sale.

Mary Paul for her donation of items and stuffed animals for the Craft & Bake Sale.

Mary Jo Konrardy for her donation of items for the Craft & Bake Sale.

Marian Stecklein for her donation for the Craft & Bake Sale.

Classy Closet & Boutique for their donations of items for the Craft & Bake Sale.

Joannie & Dean Kilburg for their assistance in Activities with Craft & Bake Sale.

Erica Hayward for her assistance in Activities with the Craft & Bake Sale.

Robert Hayward for his assistance in Activities.

Sandra Hayward for her donations of items.

Sandra Hayward for her time, organization, and many assistances during these many days and weeks in Activities and preparations for the Craft & Bake Sale.

Sandra Hayward (volunteer) for hosting “Garage Sale” with the residents/tenants during the afternoon on Friday.

Joy Marchiando for her donations of items.

Betty Gonner (resident) & Family for providing homemade birthday cookies for the residents and tenants.

Thanks to all the residents, tenants, families, guests, volunteers, and staff for attending/assisting our “Family Fun Night” with dinner, music and games for the children during the evening on Tuesday.  Nancy Hooton for providing accordion music entertainment at MVCC and Ryan Sheehan for providing the guitar entertainment at SVAL during the evening on Tuesday.  Sandra Hayward, Garrett Roth, and Jennifer Murphy (volunteers) for their assistance in Activities.  Sandra Hayward (volunteer) for dancing with the residents/tenants during this musical event. 

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

Alaina Martensen (Above and Beyond Home Health Care, Monticello, Iowa) for hosting “Fun with Alaina”, where residents/tenants made “stress balls” from flour and balloons.

Gene Bryson (volunteer) for his assistance and driving the van for the “Van Outing” with the tenants and Jennifer at SVAL to the “Carousel Corner” during the afternoon on Tuesday.

Laura McCool (volunteer) for hosting and making available “Knitting with Laura” & “Crocheting” and “Memories” (reminiscing) with the residents/tenants during the afternoon on Tuesdays.

Dave Eischeid and Karen Dunne (volunteers) for hosting “Artwork with Dave and Karen” (artwork classes) at MVCC during the morning on Thursdays and helping our resident/tenant students unlock their art talents.  The Bellevue Arts Council for sponsoring thes Painting Classes.

Kristine Sieverding-Carrier (volunteer) for hosting “Massage Therapy with Kristine” with the residents/tenants during the afternoon on Tuesday.

Bea Hansen, Lois Kramer, Lorraine Ruff, Meg Baugh, and Betty Michels (volunteers) for hosting and assisting “Crafts with Bea” at SVAL during the afternoon on Tuesday, where the tenants made a “String Art work Display”.  Bea Hansen for providing all the craft ideas and supplies for the residents/tenants for this activity on Tuesday.

Bea Hansen, Lorraine Ruff, Betty Michels, Dula Tebbe, and Mina Theisen (volunteers) for hosting and assisting “Crafts with Bea” at MVCC during the afternoon on Tuesday, where the residents/tenants made a “Pumpkin Display”.  Bea Hansen for providing all the craft ideas and supplies for the residents/tenants for this activity on Tuesday.

Bea Hansen and Meg Baugh (volunteers) for hosting and assisting “Crafts with Bea” at SVAL during the afternoon on Tuesday, where the tenants made weaved a “Ribbon basket”.  Bea Hansen for providing all the craft ideas and supplies for the residents/tenants for this activity on Tuesday.

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 during the afternoon on Wednesday.  [Ally is the “Therapy Dog” at/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.]

Jr. Steines and Leanna Michels (volunteers) for hosting Euchre Club during the afternoon on Monday.

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

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

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

Sandy Mueller (volunteer) for hosting and assisting “Bingo games” with Theresa at MVCC during the afternoon on Saturday.

Linda Ries, Patti Eggers, Jane Schroeder, Eunice Schladetzsky, Rosie Williams (volunteers), with Benita Dobson (resident, volunteer) and Joyce Till (volunteer) for hosting and assisting “Bingo games with the Lutherans” at MVCC during the afternoon on Wednesday.

Patti Eggers, Rosie Williams, Janell Daugherty, Carol Hager, with Bob Feuerbach (volunteers), Benita Dobson (resident, volunteer) and Clifton Barnhart (tenant, volunteer) for hosting and assisting “Bingo games with the Lutherans” at MVCC during the afternoon on Wednesday.

Bea Hansen, Gloria Medinger, Arlene Keil, Linda Ries, Phyllis Reistroffer, with Bob Feuerbach (volunteers), Benita Dobson (resident, volunteer) and Clifton Barnhart (tenant, volunteer) for hosting and assisting “Bingo games with the Lutherans” during the afternoon on Wednesday.

Charlotte Cyze, Judi Daniels, Mary Jane Mueller, Joyce Till, Bob Feuerbach (volunteers), with Benita Dobson (resident, volunteer) and Clifton Barnhart (tenant, volunteer) for hosting and assisting “Bingo games with the Rosary Society” at MVCC during the afternoon on Wednesday.

Charlotte Cyze, Judy Kilburg, Janis Kilburg, JoAnn Jess, Bob Feuerbach, Mina Theisen, Diane Muenster (volunteers), with Benita Dobson (resident, volunteer) and Clifton Barnhart (tenant, volunteer) for hosting and assisting “Bingo games with the Rosary Society” at MVCC during the afternoon on Wednesday.

Eileen Kohlenberg, Vivian Pitlo, Helen Zeimet, Jan Keller, Diane Strickler, Janet Callaghan, Theresa Schwager (volunteers), with Benita Dobson (resident, volunteer) for hosting and assisting at “Bingo games with the American Legion Auxiliary Ladies” at MVCC during the afternoon on Saturday.

Karen Osar (volunteer) with volunteers from the Bellevue Senior Center for hosting an “Inter-generational Euchre Card Games” with the tenants at SVAL during the afternoon on Thursday.

Volunteers and residents for playing cards during the afternoon on Tuesday.

Ray & Doris Theisen for hosting “Music with Ray & Doris”, providing musical entertainment for the residents/tenants at MVCC/SVAL during noontime on Fridays.  Sandra Hayward (volunteer) for engaging and dancing with some of the residents and tenants during the music on Fridays.

Ray & Doris Theisen for hosting “Music with Ray & Doris”, providing musical entertainment with the residents/tenants at MVCC/SVAL during the morning on Monday, during the evening on Thursday, and during the evening on Monday.

Ryan Sheehan for hosting “Music with Ryan”, providing music entertainment during the evening on Sunday.

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

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

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

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.

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

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

Ryan Sheehan and Bryce Reeg for hosting “Music with Ryan & Bryce”, providing music entertainment for the residents/tenants at MVCC during the evening on Saturday.

Laura Steines (volunteer) for leading the Rosary prayers for the Catholics on Sundays.

Janis Kilburg (volunteer) for leading the Rosary prayers for the Catholics on 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 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 the Rosary and Communion Service at MVCC during the morning on Wednesdays.

Volunteers (St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Bellevue, Iowa):  Ron Koos, Dula Tebbe, Maryetta & Larry Lampe, Laura & Jr. Steines, Marilyn & Merle Kilburg, Kenneth Kilburg, Lloyd Kilburg, Alice Kilburg, Molly Ploessl, and Dale Banowetz for assisting the residents/tenants and 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 during the morning on Sundays (via cable TV).

Pastor Paul Gammelin (St. John’s Lutheran Church, Bellevue, Iowa) volunteer Carol Hammann for hosting a Lutheran Communion Service with the residents/tenants at MVCC during the afternoon on Thursday.

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

The volunteers for hosting Christian Circle at SVAL during the afternoon on Friday.

The volunteers for hosting “Presbyterian Visits” with the residents/tenants at MVCC/SVAL during the day on Tuesday.

Congratulations to the new Healthcare Professionals in receiving their Certificate of Completion of their Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) class at MVCC/SVAL.  Lennice M. Surrant, Diane Charley Albert, Marleen C. Ohry, Nellyory A. Charley, Alecia Renae Kueter (students);  Callie Sternhagen (RN, Diversacare, LLC; Instructor), James Harkness (Administrator), Amy Waller (RN, Director of Nursing).

Thanks to all those involved with helping us celebrate National Assisted Living Week.  Established by the National Center for Assisted Living (NCAL) in 1995, National Assisted Living Week (NALW) was held Sept. 9-15, 2018.  This year’s theme “Capture the Moment” hopes to inspire residents to realize their dreams and seize the day.  Simultaneously, the theme also supports reflection, as residents may look back on the pivotal moments in their lives.  With the theme’s word play referencing photography, residents may refer to pictures or videos from their past.

Thanks to the 20+ students from the Bellevue Community Elementary School with Mrs. Nichelle Decker (4th Grade Teacher) and student teacher Ms. Madison McElmeel for their visit, singing, reading stories, and doing a 9/11 interview “one on one” with the residents/tenants at MVCC/SVAL during the mid-morning on Tuesday.  (Intergenerational Activity)  [The students did a wonderful display of engaging themselves with the residents and tenants; leaving behind a lot of smiles, soft laughter and “sunshine”.  Thanks also to Mrs. Jeanette Hartung-Schroeder (Elementary & Preschool Principal, Bellevue Community Elementary School) for her assistance.]

Thanks to the group of school children and their parents for allowing them to participate in an inter-generational activity with the residents/tenants/staff at MVCC/SVAL.  Ealana Roling (Dietary Supervisor) for hosting and introducing “Kids take over the Kitchen Day” (an Intergenerational Activity) with the residents and tenants joining together in making “cookies” for the meal during the afternoon on Tuesday.  Thanks to Jack Kirk & parents; April Minear (staff/Mother) with Brianna, Ethan, and Emily; and Iris Davies (Mother) with twins Abby and Brook.  Thanks also to Mrs. Jeanette Hartung-Schroeder (Elementary & Preschool Principal, Bellevue Community Elementary School) for her assistance.