Community Involvement

Donations of

Time, Talents, & Treasures.

Thank You !!

Sandra Hayward, Laurie Anderson, and Janis Kilburg (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.

Sandra Hayward and Laurie Anderson (volunteers) for hosting Manicures for the residents/tenants at MVCC/SVAL during the morning on Friday.

Janis Kilburg and Laurie Anderson (volunteers) for hosting Manicures for the residents/tenants at MVCC/SVAL during the morning on Fridays.

Cindy Arensdorf for bringing in homemade “goodies” for the staff.

Carol & Steve Lucke for their large basket of candies for the staff!

Sandra Hayward for her donations of items.

Anonymous for their donations of items.

Anonymous for the gift of candy and Valentine Candy for the staff.

Maynard Meier (resident) and Family for sharing his birthday cake with us.

Linda Kueter for providing homemade Valentine Sugar Cookies for the staff.

Lisa Theisen for the homemade assorted Valentine Cookies for the staff.

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.

Kaitlyn Ross and Becky Ross (volunteers) for reading and “one on ones” with the residents during morning on Saturday.

Jason & Carrie Rowan (volunteers) for hosting “Pet Therapy with K-9 Comfort”, sharing a very obedient and friendly female “Labradoodle” dog named “Lizzy” with the residents/tenants at MVCC/SVAL during the morning on Tuesday.  [Lizzy is “in training” to become a the “Therapy Dog” for/from Parker-Millard Funeral Service & Crematory in Columbia, Missouri.  Jason Rowan is an Animal Behavior College (ABC) certified dog trainer with K-9 Comfort in Bellevue, Iowa.]

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.]

Terry Mertens (volunteer) for sharing her pet dogs with the residents and tenants during the morning on Wednesdays.

Laura McCool (volunteer) for hosting and making available “Knitting with Laura”, “Crocheting”, and “Reminiscing” (fond memories) for/with the residents/tenants at MVCC 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 art students unlock their art talents.  The Bellevue Arts Council for sponsoring these Painting Classes.

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

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

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

Karen Osar (volunteer) for hosting Rummy & card games for/with the residents and tenants at MVCC during the afternoon on Friday through Thursday (Jan. 18 – 24,2019).

Yvonne Meier and Joyce Till (volunteers) for hosting and assisting “Bingo games” for/with the residents/tenants at MVCC during the afternoon on Wednesday.

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

Jim and Donna Banowetz and Jack Tebbe (volunteers) for hosting bingo games for/with the tenants at SVAL during the afternoon on Monday.

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

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

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

Joyce Till and Yvonne Meier (volunteers) for hosting and assisting “Bingo games” at MVCC during the afternoon on Wednesday.

Amy Neblung-Roth (staff, volunteer) for assisting Activities during the afternoon on Wednesday.

MaryJo Konrardy (staff, volunteer) for hosting KMAQ Radio Bingo for/with the tenants during the afternoon on Thursday.

Janis Kilburg, Mary Jane Mueller, Joan Jess, Shirley Black, and Joyce Till (volunteers) for hosting and assisting “Bingo games with the Rosary Society” for/with the residents/tenants at MVCC during the afternoon on Wednesday.

Rosie Williams, Gloria Sagers, Linda Ries, and Carol Hager, with Joyce Till (volunteers) for hosting and assisting “Bingo games with the Lutherans” at MVCC during the afternoon on Wednesday.

Laurie Anderson, Janet Callaghan, Helen Zeimet, Phyllis Reistroffer, Jo Ernst with Joyce Till (volunteers) for hosting and assisting “Bingo games with the American Legion Auxiliary Ladies” at MVCC during the afternoon on Saturday.

KMAQ Radio Bingo for being available (M-F) and enjoyed by our “avid” bingo players.

Congratulations to Mildred Hoff (tenant) for becoming the KMAQ Radio Bingo winner on (2/5/2019).

Congratulations to Marcy Tebbe (tenant) for winning at KMAQ Radio Bingo on (2/20/2019).

Kelby Mueller (volunteer) for hosting “Music with Kelby”, providing musical entertainment for/with the residents/tenants at MVCC/SVAL during the evening on Sunday (1/13/2019).

Kelby Mueller (volunteer) for hosting “Music with Kelby”, singing and providing guitar music entertainment for the residents/tenants in the Front Dining area at MVCC during the evening on Sunday (2/3/2019).

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

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

Ray & Doris Theisen for hosting “Music with Ray & Doris”, providing musical entertainment for/with the residents during our Valentine Party at MVCC during the afternoon on Thursday.

Ryan Sheehan for hosting “Music with Ryan”, providing musical entertainment for/with the residents/tenants MVCC/SVAL during the evening on Saturday.

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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 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, Laura & Jr. Steines, Kenneth Kilburg, Lloyd Kilburg, Marilyn & Merle Kilburg, Alice Kilburg, Dale Banowetz, and Marlyce Tebbe for assisting the Catholic Rosary and Communion Service and for assisting the residents/tenants at MVCC during the morning on Wednesdays.

St. Joseph’s Catholic Church (Bellevue, Iowa) cable channel for broadcasting the Catholic Rosary, Mass, and Communion Service for the residents/tenants at MVCC/SVAL during the morning on two Wednesdays.

Sandra & Robert Hayward (volunteers) for visiting “one on one” with the residents/tenants during the morning on Sundays.

Deacon Loras Weber (volunteer) for assisting Activities and visiting “one on one” with the residents and tenants.

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 Janell Daugherty (volunteer) for hosting a Lutheran Communion Service for/with the residents/tenants at MVCC during the mid-morning on Thursday.

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

The volunteers who hosted “Presbyterian Visits” and visited “one on one” with the residents and tenants during the day on Tuesday.

Thanks to all those (residents, tenants, family members, volunteers, staff) who helped to make our special Sweetheart Valentine’s Day Dinner and Party related activities an enjoyable success.  Sweetheart couples at MVCC/SVAL were invited to join at a special dinner table of honor at noontime on Thursday to help celebrate and highlight their many years together.  Special piano music entertainment during noontime was provided by gracious volunteers Mary Reed at MVCC and Vivian Pitlo at SVAL.  Thanks to all the staff; Jim Harkness (Administrator), Administrative Assistant, Dietary, Nursing, Housekeeping, Maintenance, and Activities.  Thanks to Mary Jo Konrardy (Universal Worker at SVAL) for her assistance during this event.

Congratulations to Robert and LaVora Flemming (residents) in becoming our crowned and reining 2019 Valentine’s Day King and Queen of Mill Valley Care Center during the afternoon on Thursday.  Thanks to David Namanny (Editor, Bellevue Herald-Leader newspaper) for arriving and taking the pictures of the King and Queen and interviews with someof the  residents during the afternoon on Thursday.  Thanks to Amy Nebling-Roth (Administrative Assistant) for her assistance during both events and for the great pictures taken.

The resident/tenant “cooks” who helped us celebrate “Homemade Soups” by preparing a “Homemade Beef Stew Soup” (with the aid of staff from the Dietary and Activity Departments) on Thursday for the evening meal on Friday.  (Following the facility’s guidelines, they (the residents/tenants cooks) were given an opportunity to develop a sense of “ownership” in making the soup from scratch to the table.)

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.