Community Involvement

Donations of

Time, Talents, & Treasures.

Thank You !!

 

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 Friday.

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

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

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

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

Bernard “Junior” Medinger (resident) and family for sharing his birthday cake with us.

Mary Rupp for her donations of items.

Barb Budde for her donations of assorted magazines.

Anonymous for their donations of items.

Marian Stecklein for her assistance in Activities.

Gene & Joann Gerardy for their donations of items.

Renee & Dan Herrig for the boxes of Hershey candy bars, and Twix candy bars for the bingo prizes at SVAL.

Sandra Hayward for her donation of items.

Dianne Finzel for her donations of cucumbers for staff.

Mary Koos for her donations of wooden frames for the Artwork classes for the residents and tenants.

Mauer for the assorted cookies for staff.

Barb Kilburg for bringing in fresh cucumbers and tomatoes, etc.

Dianne Finzel for bringing in fresh zucchini for staff.

Diane Dempewolf for bringing in fresh cucumbers for staff.

Season Kutsch for bringing in fresh flowers for the residents/tenants and fresh garden vegetables for the staff.

Mary Paul and Dan Mauer for their donations of items and playing cards for the residents and tenants.

Marlene Cloos for her donations of Hershey candy bars (2 packages) for the tenants during bingo.

Sandra Hayward (volunteer) for her assistance with/in Activities.

Marian Vaughn (volunteer) for hand crafting and donating the following:  2 oxygen (tank/concentrator) tubing holder bags, 3 walker multi-pouch/organizer/holder bags and wheelchair footrest holder bags for the residents’ and tenants’ walkers and wheelchairs.

Danna Motto (RDLD-Dietitian) for bringing in freshly picked sweetcorn for the residents and tenants to enjoy at noontime on Monday.  Volunteers:  Lloyd Kilburg, Marlyce Tebbe, Sharen Fultner, James Harkness (Administrator), Danna Motto (Dietitian), Ealana Roling (Dietary Supervisor), and Joy Marchiando (Activities) for “shucking” the sweetcorn, and Amy Roth’s (Administrative Assistant) for her assistance during the morning of Monday.

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 (7/17/18).

Gene Bryson (volunteer) for his assistance and driving the van for the “Van Outing” with the tenants and Linda at SVAL to the “Grandpa’s Parlor” during the afternoon on Friday.

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.

Andrea Chapman (Above and Beyond Home Health Care, Monticello, Iowa) for hosting “Fun with Andrea”.  Residents and tenants wrote out on index cards of their favorite recipes and attached to the back of each recipe was a magnet with ribbon in a “teepee” style for display. Fresh homemade goodies were served for residents and tenants to enjoy during the afternoon on Friday.

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

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.]

Sue and Earl Sawvel (volunteers) for hosting “Artwork with Sue and Earl” (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 these Painting Classes.

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

Bea Hansen, Lois Kramer, Lorraine Ruff, Dula Tebbe, Meg Baugh, Mina Theisen, Lorraine Ruff, and Betty Michels (volunteers) for hosting and assisting “Crafts with Bea” at MVCC during the afternoon on Tuesday, where the residents/tenants made “Apple for the Teacher” displays.  Bea Hansen (volunteer) for providing all the craft ideas and supplies for the residents/tenants for this activity on Tuesday.  Bea and the Gang for leading an old fashion “sing-along” with the residents, and to Ken J. for participating in song.

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

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

Dianne Finzel and Alice Kilburg with Sami Finzel, Katherine Wirtz, Ellie Heiar, Tanner Heiar, and Avery Heiar (volunteers) for hosting bingo games with the tenants at SVAL during the afternoon on Monday.

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

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

Charlotte Cyze, Janis Kilburg, Brody Sullivan, Beverly Sullivan, Verna Mae Ernst, and Joyce Till (volunteers), with Clifton Barnhart (tenant, volunteer) for hosting and assisting “Bingo games with the Rosary Society” at MVCC during the afternoon on Wednesday.

Charlotte Cyze, Dianne Finzel, Joyce Clarin, Judy Daniels, Marian Sprank, Nancy Ploessl, Gavin & Maya Oliver, and Addison Ploessl, and Joyce Till (volunteers, with Clifton Barnhart (tenant, volunteer) for hosting and assisting “Bingo games with the Rosary Society” at MVCC during the afternoon on Wednesday.

Phyllis Schwager, Janis & Leo Kilburg, Mary Kubic (volunteers), and Benita Dobson (resident, volunteer) for hosting and assisting “Bingo games with the Rosary Society” at MVCC during the afternoon on Wednesday.

Bea Hansen, Joyce Till, Rosie Williams, Janell Daugherty, Patti Eggers, and Linda Ries (volunteers), with Clifton Barnhart (tenant, volunteer) for hosting and assisting “Bingo games with the Lutherans” at MVCC during the afternoon on Wednesday.

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

Phyllis Schwager, Judi Daniels, Anita Pleiser, Vivian Pitlo, and Mary Thielen (volunteers), with Benita Dobson (resident, volunteer) for hosting and assisting with “Bingo games with the American Legion Auxiliary Ladies” at MVCC during the afternoon on Saturday.

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

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

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

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

Liz Barry (volunteer) for hosting “Music with Liz”, providing piano music entertainment at MVCC during the early evening on Tuesday.

Sheryl Ringen (volunteer) for providing piano music entertainment during the noontime on Wednesdays.

Sheryl Ringen (volunteer) for playing the piano at SVAL/MVCC for two nights.

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 on Friday.

Ed Elliott for hosting “Music with Ed”, providing musical entertainment with the tenants at SVAL and the residents at MVCC during the evening on Tuesday.

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.

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

Karen Bartachek for hosting “Music with Karen”, providing music entertainment 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.

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

Marlyce Tebbe (tenant, volunteer) for leading the Rosary prayers for the Catholics on Sunday.

Janis Kilburg (volunteer) for leading the Rosary prayers for the Catholics on Sunday.

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 during the morning on Wednesdays.

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

Volunteers (St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Bellevue, Iowa):  Ron Koos, Dula Tebbe, Maryetta & Larry Lampe, Laura & Jr. Steines, Kenneth Kilburg, Lloyd Kilburg, Marilyn & Merle Kilburg, Alice Kilburg, Dale Banowetz, and Sandra Hayward for assisting the residents/tenants and hosting the Catholic Rosary, Mass, and Communion Service during the morning on Wednesdays.

Dale Banowetz (volunteer) for purchasing the (40+) Catholic “Missaletttes” for the residents and tenants at MVCC and SVAL.

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) for hosting a Lutheran Communion Service with the residents/tenants at MVCC during the afternoon on two Thursdays.  Jan Schroeder (volunteer) for providing the piano music during these Lutheran Services.

Volunteers who hosted Christian Circle with the tenants at SVAL during the afternoon on Friday.

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 Recreation/Activity 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.