Community Involvement

Donations of

Time, Talents, & Treasures.

Thank You !!

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

Sharon Kronrady and Janis Kilburg (volunteers) for hosting Manicures for the residents/tenants at MVCC/SVAL during the morning on Friday.

Sharon Kronrady and Laurie Anderson (volunteers) for hosting “Manicures” for the residents/tenants at MVCC/SVAL during the morning on Friday.

Bellevue Area Chamber of Commerce (Carrie Weaver, Executive Director), all the Bellevue & Maquoketa area participants, and MVCC & SVAL staff for their assistance this Christmas.

Hospice of Jackson County for providing platters of homemade assorted cookies and candies for the staff.

Anonymous for their donations of items.

Anonymous for their donations of year 2019 calendars.

Pam Hilkin for donating two handcrafted lap robes.

Family of Mary Margaret Pitts for their donations of items.

Cindy Arensdorf for bringing in Chocolate Fudge Brownies for the staff.

Lori Jensen for providing cookies for the staff.

Liz Roth for bringing in 2½ dozens of assorted Cupcakes for the staff.

Kenny Kilburg for bringing in year 2019 calendars and items for the residents and tenants.

Family of Arlene Ruchotzke for bringing in 2 plates of cookies and 3 bags of candy popcorn for the staff.

Linda Kueter for helping Activities decorate the Christmas Tree in the Front Dining room.

Rita Daugherty (tenant) for her donation of Assorted Chocolates for the staff at SVAL.

Evonda Diehl for her donations of Assorted Chocolate Candies for residents, tenants, and the staff.

Harold Mootz (resident) and Bobby & Annette Mootz-Hinsch for their donations of packages of Assorted Cookies and about 2 pounds of Assorted Chocolates for the staff.

Marian Stecklein for her donation.

Sharen Fultner (resident) & Family for sharing her birthday cake with us.

Anonymous & Family for sharing birthday cake with us.

Cindy Arensdorf for her donation of a hand weaved stocking hat for the residents or tenants, and for providing almost daily homemade baked “goodies”, cookies, chocolate cakes, and bars for the staff.

Marie Ambrosy (resident) and Family for providing a basket of assorted Chocolate candies for the staff.

Pat Ries for providing a Christmas Angel and Greeting Cards for the Veterans.

Phyllis Reistroffer for her donation in Memory of her mother, Constance Drummond.

Marian Stecklein for her donation.

Barb Bowman (resident) & Family for their donation of items for the staff.

The High School Faith Formation Class (St. Joseph and Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Churches), St. Joseph’s Catholic Preschool and Kindergarten, Bellevue American Legion Auxiliary, Bellevue Meal Site, and the Bellevue Pioneer 4H Club for their Christmas card exchange with us.

Gene Bryson (volunteer) for his assistance and driving the van for the “Van Outing” with the residents and tenants with Linda and Theresa during our “Annual Christmas Light Tour” during the evening time on Wednesday.

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 at MVCC with the men on Fridays.

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

Laura McCool (volunteer) for hosting and making available “Knitting with Laura”, “Crocheting”, reminiscing (fond memories), and “Local Chatter” with the residents and tenants at MVCC during the afternoon on Tuesdays.

Rebecca & Kaitlyn Ross (volunteers) for their “one-on-one” interactions with and reading stories to the residents/tenants at MVCC/SVAL during the morning on Saturdays.

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

Dave Eischeid, Sue & Earl Sawvel (volunteers) for hosting “Artwork with Dave, Sue, and Earl” (artwork classes) 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.

Dave Eischeid, Karen Dunne, Sue & Earl Sawvel (volunteers) for hosting “Artwork with Dave, Karen, Sue, and Earl” (artwork classes) 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.

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

Bea Hansen, Lois Kramer, Lorraine Ruff, Betty Michels, Dula Tebbe, and Meg Baugh (volunteers) for hosting and assisting “Crafts with Bea” for the residents/tenants at MVCC during the afternoon on Tuesday, where the residents/tenants made a “Christmas Beaded Candy Cane” and a “Christmas 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 a beaded Christmas Wreath and a “Pine Cone Angel Ornament”.  Bea Hansen for providing all the craft ideas and supplies for the residents/tenants for this activity on Tuesday.

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

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

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

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

Bea Hansen, Lucy Zeimet, Mary Thielen, Linda Ries, Donna Felderman, and Joyce Till, Robert Feuerbach, with Clifton Barnhart (tenant) (volunteers). for hosting and assisting “Bingo games with the Lutherans” for/with the residents/tenants at MVCC during the afternoon on Wednesday.

Charlotte Cyze, Janis Kilburg, Pat Roling, Clara Ernst, and Joyce Till (volunteers), with Clifton Barnhart (tenant, volunteer) for hosting and assisting “Bingo games with the Lutherans” for/with the residents/tenants at MVCC during the afternoon on Wednesday.

Charlotte Cyze, Janis Kilburg, Pat Roling, Clara Ernst, and 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, Rosie Williams, Joy Huenke, JoElla Roling, and Linda Ries, 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, Rosie Williams, Gloria Sagers, 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.

Janet Callaghan, Laurie Anderson, Jean Kilburg, JoAnn Jess, Vivian Pitlo, and Darlene Michels (volunteers) for hosting and assisting at “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 with the tenants at SVAL and the residents at MVCC during the 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/with the residents/tenants at MVCC during the evening time on Monday and Tuesday.

Ryan Sheehan for hosting “Music with Ryan”, providing music entertainment for the residents/tenants at MVCC/SVAL during the evening time on Saturdays.

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

Susan for providing piano music entertainment with the residents during the afternoon on Tuesday.

Randy Rodgers (volunteer) for hosting “Music with Randy”, providing guitar music entertainment for the residents/tenants at MVCC during the noon- time 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.  Benita Dobson (resident, volunteer) for being the hostess and assisting this event.  Sandra & Robert Hayward (volunteers) for assisting Activities.

The American Legion Auxiliary Christmas Carolers (volunteers) for visiting and caroling to the residents/tenants at MVCC/SVAL during the evening on Thursday.

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.

Kelby Mueller (volunteer) for hosting “Music with Kelby”, providing musical entertainment for/with the residents/tenants at MVCC/SVAL during the afternoon on Sunday.

The Knights of Columbus (KC) Auxiliary Christmas Carolers (volunteers) for their visit and caroling to the residents/tenants at MVCC/SVAL during the evening on Tuesday.

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

The volunteers of the Cub Scouts Pack #342 with Andrea Arlen for their Christmas caroling and singing to the residents, tenants, and staff during the afternoon on Saturday.  Clifton Barnhart (tenant, volunteer) for assisting Activities.

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

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

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

Dianne & Gene Finzel (volunteers) 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 & Leon Tebbe, Laura & Jr. Steines, Kenneth Kilburg, Lloyd Kilburg, Maryetta & Larry Lampe, Marilyn & Merle Kilburg, Dale Banowetz, Alice Kilburg, and Molly Ploessl, Judy Moran for assisting the residents/tenants and hosting the Catholic Rosary, Mass, and Communion Service at MVCC during the morning on Wednesdays.

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

Pastor Shannon Witt (First Presbyterian Church, Bellevue, Iowa) (volunteer) and all of the Deacons and volunteers for hosting the Presbyterian Christmas Celebrationat MVCC during the afternoon on Wednesday, with volunteers:  Max & Mary Reed, Margaret Baugh, Doug & JoAnn Latham, Maurice & Laurie Anderson, Laura McCool, Glenda Miller, Linda Pederser, and the Presbyterian Youth Group:  Owen Smith, Jensen Wedekeng, Robert Paulsen, Seth Smith, and Lauren Keil; and special guest Santa Claus for joining the residents and tenants.  Mary Reed (volunteer) for playing beautiful Christmas music on the piano; the Presbyterian Youth Group with the Presbyterian Choir singing Christmas Carols, with Bible passages being read, and Christmas goodies being handed out by Santa & his Helpers to the residents/tenants for all to enjoy.  Many Thanks!

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

St. Joseph’s Pre-School & Kindergarten Classes – Jessica Medinger (Preschool Teacher) with Jill Nolting (Teacher Assistant); and Tricia Kilburg (Kindergarten Teacher) with the students for visiting “one on one” with the residents and tenants, making paper Christmas Ornaments, placing the Christmas ornaments onto our Christmas tree, and singing Christmas songs to the residents during the mid-morning on Friday.

Mary Reed (volunteer) for playing the piano in the front dining area at MVCC and Vivian Pitlo (volunteer) for playing the piano in the dining area at SVAL during noontime at our Annual Family Christmas Dinner on Tuesday.  Thanks to all who were involved in this grand celebration:  residents, tenants, family, friends; James Harkness (Administrator); staff: Amy Neblung-Roth (Administrative Assistant), Ealana Roling (Dietary Supervisor) & Dietary, Amy Waller, (D.O.N., Nursing), Nursing, Brandi Veach (Environmental Services Supervisor), Housekeeping, Mary Jo Konrardy (Universal Worker at SVAL), John Rubel (Maintenance), Joy Marchiando (Activity Director), and Activities; Santa Claus, and all the others who were involved in making this celebration possible.  Thanks again to volunteers Laurie & Maury Anderson, Mary & Max Reed and Vivian Pitlo for assisting Activities.

The (25+) students from the Bellevue Community Elementary School with Mrs. Nichelle (Nikki) Decker (4th Grade Teacher) and Mrs. Tana Herrig (4th Grade Teacher) for visiting and singing Christmas carols to the residents and tenants in the dining areas during the morning breakfast time on Wednesday, December 19, 2018 at MVCC/SVAL.  [The students did a wonderful display of singing and engaging themselves with the residents and tenants; leaving behind a handcrafted Christmas Card for the residents and tenants resulting in a lot of smiles, soft laughter and “Christmas sunshine”.  We look forward to the students next visit.  Thanks also to Mrs. Jeanette Hartung-Schroeder (Elementary & Preschool Principal, Bellevue Community Elementary School) for her assistance, teachers, and students for “making a difference this Christmas Season”.]

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 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.