Community Involvement

Donations of

Time, Talents, & Treasures.

Thank You !!

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

Laurie Anderson (volunteer) for hosting Manicures for the residents/tenants at MVCC/SVAL during the morning on Fridays.

Marian Vaughn (American Legion Auxiliary) (volunteer) for presenting 3 lap robes and 10 wheelchair bags to/for the resident/tenant military veterans at MVCC/SVAL.

Cindy Arensdorf brought in Lemon Cake and Strawberry Cake for the staff to enjoy.

Ann Tuegel for her donations of new DVDs “Blonde”, Jack Benny, and “Christmas Classics” for the residents and tenants to enjoy.

JoAnn Gerardy for her donations of yarn and items.

Marian Stecklein for her donation.

Anonymous for their donations of items.

Marge Gothard for her donation of items.

The Family of Roland Petesch for the desserts, flowers, and the donation of items.

The Family of Victor Kuper for their donation of items.

Bellevue Elementary School students for their St. Patrick’s Day artwork displays for the residents and tenants.

Lester Michels (resident) and Family for sharing his birthday cake with us.

Jean Dunne (tenant) for sharing her birthday cake with us.

Lorraine Hansen (resident) & family for sharing her birthday cake with us.

Beverly McNally (tenant) & family for sharing her birthday cake with us.

Mildred Hoff (tenant) & family for sharing her birthday cup cakes with us.

Julie Tebbe, Sister Theresa (Francian), and the 4th and 5th grade students from Marquette Catholic School and the Sisters of St. Francis (Dubuque, Iowa) for making homemade “sunshine cards” for the residents and tenants.

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

Laura McCool (volunteer) for making available and hosting “Knitting with Laura” & “Crocheting” and “Reminiscing” (fond memories) for/with the residents/tenants at MVCC during the afternoon on Tuesdays.

Laura McCool (volunteer) for her assistance in Activities during the afternoon on Tuesday.

David Eischeid (volunteer) for hosting “Artwork with Dave” (artwork class) at MVCC during the morning on Thursday and helping our resident/tenant art students unlock their art talents.  The Bellevue Arts Council for sponsoring this Painting Class.

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

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

Terry Mertens (volunteer)  for sharing her pet dog with the residents and tenants during the morning on 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” 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 (volunteer) for hosting Euchre Club for/with the residents/tenants at MVCC during the afternoon on Mondays.

Alec Schwager, Jadyn & Jori Heinrich (volunteers) for hosting and assisting with the Bingo games for/with the residents/tenants at MVCC during the afternoon on Saturday.

Charlotte Cyze, Janis Kilburg, Mina Theisen, Kelly McQuiston, Joyce Till, Yvonne Meier (volunteers), with Benita Dobson (resident, volunteer) for hosting and assisting “Bingo games with the Rosary Society” for/with the residents/tenants at MVCC during the afternoon on Wednesday.

Charlotte Cyze, Cindy Broders, Clara Ernst, Diane Finzel, Beverly Sullivan, Joyce Till (volunteers), with Benita Dobson (resident, volunteer) for hosting and assisting “Bingo games with the Rosary Society” for/with the residents/tenants at MVCC during the afternoon on Wednesday.

Lucy Zeimet, Joy Hueneke, JoElla Roling, Rosie Williams, with Jennifer Murphy, Joyce Till (volunteers), and Benita Dobson (resident, volunteer) for hosting and assisting “Bingo games with the Lutherans” for/with the residents/tenants at MVCC during the afternoon on Wednesday.

Jan Schroeder, Janell Daugherty JoElla Roling, Joy Hueneke, Gloria Medinger, Diane Dempewolf, Laura McCool, and Joyce Till (volunteers), and Benita Dobson (resident, volunteers) for hosting and assisting “Bingo games with the Lutherans” at MVCC during the afternoon on Wednesday.

Laurie Anderson, Darlene Michel, Betty Sieverding, Helen Zeimet, 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.

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

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

KMAQ Radio Bingo (Maquoketa, Iowa) for being available (Monday-Friday) during the month and enjoyed by our resident/tenant “avid” bingo players.

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

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

Ray & Doris Theisen for hosting “Music with Ray & Doris”, providing musical entertainment during our St. Patrick’s Day Party for/with the residents and tenants during the afternoon on Monday.  Dianne Finzel (volunteer) for assisting Activities during this event at MVCC and at the SVAL.

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

The Mennonite Choir (volunteers) for visiting and singing in the Front Dining area for the residents/tenants at MVCC during the evening on Sunday.

Kelby Mueller (volunteer) for hosting “Music with Kelby”, providing guitar musical entertainment for the residents at MVCC during the noontime on Sunday.

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

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

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

Clara Ernst (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 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.

Deacon Robert Wood (volunteer) with assistant volunteers for distributing the “ashes” for Ash Wednesday after the Catholic Communion Service on Wednesday.

Volunteers (St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Bellevue, Iowa):  Ron Koos, Dula Tebbe, Kenneth Kilburg, Lloyd Kilburg, Marilyn & Merle Kilburg, Laura & Jr. Steines, Dale Banowetz, Judy Moran, Alice Kilburg, and Maryetta & Larry Lampe for assisting the Catholic Church Service (Rosary and 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) and Jan Schroeder (volunteer) for hosting a Lutheran Communion Service with the residents/tenants at MVCC during the mid-morning on Thursday.  Jan Schroeder (volunteer) for providing the piano music during the Lutheran Service.

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

The residents at MVCC who volunteered to help assemble gift items (Gesture of Appreciation) for the Bellevue Public Library during the afternoon on Friday.

The residents at MVCC who volunteered to help assemble gift items (Gesture of Appreciation) for the Bellevue Police Department during the afternoon on Monday.

The residents at MVCC who volunteered to help assemble gift items (Gesture of Appreciation) for the Bellevue Meal Site during the morning Wednesday.

As a “Gesture of Appreciation” to the Bellevue Meal Site from the Mill Valley Care Center & Sunrise Villa Assisted Living, the MVCC/SVAL residents/tenants presented to Karen Osar (Service Specialist, Bellevue Meal Site), 12 Springtime & Easter Table Centerpieces and a dozen glazed jelly-filled doughnuts during the morning on Wednesday.

As a “Gesture of Appreciation” to the Bellevue Meal Site from the Mill Valley Care Center & Sunrise Villa Assisted Living, Ealana Roling (Dietary Supervisor, MVCC/SVAL) prepares and delivers the desserts every third Wednesday of the month to Karen Osar (Service Specialist, Bellevue Meal Site) for home delivery (Meals on Wheels) and the congregates.  The desserts were delivered this week during the mid-morning (on Wednesday).

As a “Gesture of Appreciation” for the “National Day of Recognition for Long Term Care Physicians with Medical Associates”, MVCC/SVAL honored Dr. Hunter.  Benita Dobson (resident, volunteer) presented to Dr. Hunter, a box of fresh Chocolate-Irish-Cream Cupcakes with Caramel-Butter-Cream Frosting [made by Ealana Roling (Dietary Supervisor)], a residents/tenants handwritten “Thank You” card, and a dozen glazed jelly-filled doughnuts for Dr. Hunter and Bellevue Medical Associates during the afternoon on Wednesday.

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.