Community Involvement

Donations of

Time, Talents, & Treasures.

Thank You !!

 

 

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

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

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

Alisa Smith (Auditor, Jackson County, Iowa) and volunteers from the Jackson County Auditor’s Office for sending a team out to MVCC/SVAL for the residents/tenants to vote absentee ballot regarding the recent Bellevue School election during the afternoon on Friday.

The Andrew Community School students of the “Helping Hands Afterschool Program” for their colorful Easter Bunny decorations for the residents/tenants and to Chris Kilburg (Lead Teacher).

Amy Neblung-Roth (Administrative Assistant) for assisting Activities during the day on Friday and Tuesday.

Ann Tuegel for bringing in “goodies” for the staff.

Rita Daugherty (tenant) & family for the assorted box of chocolates for the staff.

Eldon Weis (resident) & family for sharing his birthday cake with us.

Anonymous for their donations of items.

Sharen Fultner (resident) for donating her hand crocheted afghans to/for our future Craft Sale that is scheduled for later this year.

Sandra Hayward for her donations of items.

Sandra Hayward (volunteer) for her assistance this month in Activities.

Phyllis Schwager for her gifts of assorted candies for the staff on all the work shifts.

Becky V. (volunteer) for her assistance and craft items in Activities, and Sandra Hayward (volunteer) for her assistance during this event on Tuesday.

MaryJo Konrardy (Universal Worker, SVAL) and Kimberly Ernst (RN, Nurse Manger, SVAL) for providing Easter games, contests, and prizes during this past week.  [Congratulations to the prize winners:  Vincent Schmidt (Jelly Bean Jar contest), Agnes Bernhard (Plate contest-winner of a plant), and Lillian Dondlinger (winner of a plant drawing).]

Callie Sternhagen (RN, Certified Nurse Aide Instructor; Diversacare, LLC) for hosting a 75-hour CNA Training class at MVCC/SVAL.  Thanks also to the enrolled students.

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.

Laura McCool (volunteer) for hosting and making available “Knitting with Laura”, “Crocheting”, and “Reminiscing” (fond memories) / “Local Chatter” with the residents/tenants at MVCC during the afternoon on Tuesdays.  Laura McCool (volunteer) for her assistance in Activities during the afternoon on Tuesday.

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.

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 “Labradoodle” dog named “Lizzy” with the residents/tenants at MVCC/SVAL during the afternoon on Tuesdays.  [Lizzy is a “Therapy Dog in-training” 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” for/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.]

Jason Rowan (volunteer) for assisting Activities during the afternoon on Wednesday.

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

Bea Hansen and Meg Baugh (volunteers) for hosting and assisting “Crafts with Bea” at MVCC during the afternoon on Monday, where the residents/tenants made a “Cross Necklace”.  Bea Hansen (volunteer) for providing all the craft ideas and supplies for the residents/tenants for this activity on Monday.

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

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

Sandra Mueller (volunteer) for hosting and assisting with the bingo games held for/with the residents/tenants at MVCC during the afternoon on Saturday.

Charlotte Cyze, Janis Kilburg, Judy Kilburg, Karen Dunne, Kathy Dunn, and Joyce Till (volunteer), with Benita Dobson (resident, volunteer) for hosting and assisting “Bingo games with the Rosary Society” for the residents/tenants at MVCC during the afternoon on Wednesday.

Charlotte Cyze, Janis Kilburg, Molly Ploessl, Lois Kramer, 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.

Patti Eggers, Rosie Williams, Karen Osar, Gloria Medinger, Diane Dempewolf, Bev Sullivan, with 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.

Lee Paulsen, Janet Callaghan, Laurie Anderson, Andrea Melton, Eunice Schladetzky, with Joyce Till (volunteers) for hosting and assisting “Bingo games with the American Legion Auxiliary Ladies” for 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.

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

KMAQ Radio (Maquoketa, Iowa; AM 1320, FM 95.1) for hosting the “KMAQ Radio Bingo Show”, being available Monday-Friday this month and enjoyed by our resident/tenant avid bingo players.

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

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

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

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/tenants during the music for their enjoyment on Friday.

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

The Mennonite Choir (volunteers) for visiting and singing in the Front Dining area for the residents/tenants at MVCC during the evening on Sunday.  Sandra & Robert Hayward (volunteers) for hosting and assisting with this event.

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

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

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

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

Clara Ernst (volunteer) for leading the Rosary prayers for the Catholics on Sundays.

Don Usher (volunteer) for leading the Rosary prayers for the Catholics on Sunday.

Lucille & Don Usher (volunteers)  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 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.

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

Pastor Dennis Miller for giving the Catholic residents/tenants an “anointing of the sick” after the Catholic Service with the assistance of Laura Steines (volunteer) 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) and Pastor Shannon Witt (First Presbyterian Church, Bellevue, Iowa) (volunteers) for hosting a “Maundy Service”, where the Lutherans and the Presbyterians joined together with the volunteers from the Lutheran Church and the Presbyterian Church, and with the residents/tenants during the afternoon on Thursday.  Samuel Felderman, (Christian Education Coordinator at the Presbyterian Church, Bellevue, Iowa) (volunteer) for providing the piano music during the Maundy Service on Thursday.

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

Representatives of the residents/tenants/staff of MVCC/SVAL brought token gifts (as a gesture of appreciation) to the Bellevue Fire and Rescue Department during the afternoon on Friday.

Representatives of the residents/tenants/staff of MVCC/SVAL brought token gifts (as a gesture of appreciation) to the Bellevue Emergency Medical Services & Ambulance during the afternoon on Monday.

Token gifts of appreciation from the residents/tenants/staff of MVCC/SVAL were given to the volunteers of the “Bellevue Fire and Rescue Department” and the “Bellevue Emergency Medical Services & Ambulance” this past week.

Thanks to all our volunteers as we celebrated National Volunteer Week (April 7-17, 2019).  This year’s theme being “Celebrate Service” recognizes the impact of volunteer service and the power of volunteers to come together to tackle tough challenges and build stronger, more resilient communities.

Our Annual Volunteer Appreciation & Recognition Dinner was held with piano music entertainment by volunteer Vivian Pitlo at 1:30 pm. on Wednesday, April 10, 2019.  (The Volunteer Dinner Menu consisted of:  Roast Beef, Mashed Potatoes, Gravy, Honey Glazed Carrots, Rolls, and Assorted Desserts.)  The Volunteer Dinner recognizes our inspiring and dedicated volunteers who make a difference in the lives of others.  We thank the parents of our “budding and future” volunteers ranging from the youngest (6 years of age, accompanied by and including her Mother) to our seniors, and our staff volunteers, all joining together to celebrate their service in this memorable event.  As we build together, starting at an early age, we join together in the “ranks” of volunteers that form a strong and positive impact on our community.  We send Congratulations to all the winners of the drawings that were held: Lucille Deppe, JoElla Roling, Gene Finzel, Ray Theisen. Benita Dobson, Joy Hueneke, Alice Kilburg, Kelly McQuistion, Larry Lampe, Lois Ann Fischer, Kenneth Kilburg, Betty Michels, Marlene Cloos, Chris Ernst, Clara Ernst, Clifton Barnhart, Marcy Tebbe, Maryetta Lampe, and Dale Banowetz,  Thanks to volunteers Sandra Hayward, Dianne Finzel, and staff:  James Harkness (Administrator), Amy Waller, John Rubel, Ealana Roling, Karen Parramore, Brandi Veach, all of Housekeeping and Laundry, Kim Ernst, Jill Herrig, all RCTs, all Nursing, all Dietary, all involved staff, Joy Marchiando and for all the terrific teamwork (all staff involvement).  Thanks to all the involved residents, tenants, staff and volunteers who together made this event possible.  Our Awesome Volunteers are Priceless.  Thank you, again!

Special thanks to Benita Dobson (resident, volunteer) for creating a “Thank You” verse that was placed (along with photos) on a card (as a heartfelt token of appreciation) that was given to all our volunteers for their “good works”.  Photos were taken before and after the dinner to help capture the memorable moments of the afternoon (“Photo Fun”).

Thanks to all our volunteers for being awesome.

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.