Community Involvement

Donations of

Time, Talents, & Treasures.

Thank You !!

 

As of 03/17/2021, family/church visits with residents at the Mill Valley Care Center (MVCC) and with the tenants at the Sunrise Villa Assisted Living (SVAL) have resumed, as conditions / precautions permit.  The number of visitors in the building is limited, and all visits must be scheduled in advance.  On 4/22/2021, entertainers and volunteers were allowed following the appropriate social distancing and mask wearing.  Please call/phone before visiting, as conditions may change.

Thanks to all the families of the residents and tenants for contacting Amy Neblung-Roth (Administrative Assistant), Joy Marchiando (Activity Director), or Theresa Schwager (Environmental Services Supervisor) for scheduling their visiting times with their loved ones and following the recommended guidelines for social distancing and mask wearing, when “Connecting” with their families during the weekdays and weekends.

In house Activities have resumed, and/or individualized Activities with the residents and tenants and visits have resumed, as able, following the appropriate social distancing, mask wearing, and CDC Guidelines.

Residents, tenants, and their families are encouraged to connect with loved ones via phone calls and/or video chats; scheduled visits are available throughout the day.

Individualized in-room visits or monthly visits are being scheduled for the Presbyterian Church Service (with Pastor Shannon Witt) and for the Lutheran Church Service (with Pastor Paul Gammelin) have resumed.  Catholic Church Services (with Pastor Dennis Miller or Father David Ambrosy) have resumed being held weekly on Wednesday or on the local cable Channel-32 for the Catholics and on Sundays.

Lutheran Church Service on local cable Channel-26 was held for the Lutherans on Sundays.

Individualized in-room “Exercises” were held with the residents during the past four weeks.

Individualized in-room “Manicures” or “Small Group” were held for the residents at MVCC and the tenants at SVAL during the past four weeks, as able.

Individualized “Games of Choice” were available for the residents/tenants Monday – Thursday.

Brandy Dierks (RN, LNHA Administrator), Danielle Guidebeck (RN, Director of Nursing), and Jill Huling (Dietary Supervisor) for hosting the “Taco ‘Bout” held from 11 am to 1:30 pm on Tuesday, serving a free “Taco-in-a-Bag” with beverage, and providing an open/public invitation to meet and talk with the new management team at MVCC.

The Heritage Days Parade officials and all the volunteers for including us on the parade route and directing floats by the Sunrise Villa Assisted Living’s circle drive on July 4th.  It was greatly appreciated.  Staff/volunteers:  Amy Neblung-Roth (Administrative Assistant), Garrett Roth (Dietary) & Noah Roth, Brandy Dierks (RN, LNHA, Administrator), Jill Huling (Dietary Supervisor), and Kalie Schmidt (CNA/RCT) for being on the “MVCC July 4th Heritage Days Float” on Sunday.  All involved staff and Mary Jo Konrardy for their assistance in Activities.

Father David Ambrosy (St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Bellevue, Iowa) (volunteer) with Brother Stephen Markham (St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Bellevue, Iowa) (volunteer) for hosting the Catholic Mass and Communion Service at the SVAL, with volunteers Jr. & Laura Steines assisting with reciting the Rosary prayers for/with the tenants during the during the midmorning on Wednesday.  Father David Ambrosy for spending time (1:1) with other tenants (at SVAL) and Laura Steines (volunteer) for visiting with the residents (at MVCC) during the midmorning on Wednesday with Laurie Anderson (volunteer) and Joy M. (staff).

Pastor Dennis Miller (St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Bellevue, Iowa) (volunteer) for hosting the Catholic Mass and Communion Service at the SVAL, with volunteers Jr. & Laura Steines assisting with reciting the Rosary prayers for/with the tenants during the during the midmorning on two Wednesdays.  Father Dennis Miller for spending time (1:1) with other tenants (at SVAL), and Laura Steines (volunteer) for visiting with the residents (at MVCC) during the midmorning on two Wednesdays with Laurie Anderson (volunteer) and Joy M. (staff).

Maryetta Lampe (from St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Bellevue, Iowa) (volunteer) for hosting and distributing Catholic Communion to the Catholic tenants (at SVAL) and Catholic residents (at MVCC) during the afternoon on Wednesday.

Ray & Doris Theisen for hosting “Music with Ray & Doris”, providing musical entertainment (“Spreading the Music” and “Sparking the Memories”) for/with the tenants at the SVAL during the noontime on four Fridays, and during the evening-time on Monday.

Ray & Doris Theisen for hosting “Music with Ray & Doris”, providing musical entertainment (“Spreading the Music” and “Sparking the Memories”) for/with the tenants at the SVAL and the residents at MVCC during the noontime on a Sunday, and an evening-time on a Sunday.

Jr. Steines (volunteer) for hosting the Euchre Club at the SVAL during the afternoon on four Mondays.

Molly Ploessl (volunteer) for hosting bingo games with the tenants at the SVAL during the afternoon on Tuesday with Joy M. (staff) and for assisting Activities.

Maryetta Lampe, Judy Moran, and Sophie Long (volunteers) for hosting bingo games with the tenants at the SVAL during the afternoon on Tuesday with Joy M. (staff) and for assisting Activities.

Marlene Cloos, Pat Roling, and Sophie Long (volunteers) for hosting bingo games with the tenants at the SVAL during the afternoon on Tuesday with Joy M. (staff) and for assisting Activities.

Molly Ploessl and Nancy Ploessl, Gavin Oliver, Brayden Peterson, Brennen Peterson, and Sophie Long (volunteers) for hosting bingo games with the tenants at the SVAL during the afternoon on Tuesday with Joy M. (staff) and for assisting Activities.

Laurie Anderson (volunteer) for hosting bingo games and assisting with some “Music Jamming” with the residents during the afternoon with Joy M. (staff) on two Wednesdays. 

Laurie Anderson (volunteer) for hosting “Bingo” games and assisting with some “Ice Cream Refreshments” with the residents during the afternoon with Joy M. (staff) on Wednesday.

Wayne Jackson (volunteer) for his assistance in Activities on three Wednesdays.

Richard Helbing (resident, volunteer) for his assistance in Activities on Wednesday.

Laurie Anderson (volunteer) for hosting “Outside Porch” with the residents on three Wednesdays.

Laurie Anderson (volunteer) for assisting Activities the entire day on three Wednesdays.

Bea Hansen and Lois Kramer (volunteers) for hosting “Crafts with Bea” with the tenants at the SVAL and with residents at the MVCC during the afternoon on Friday.

Anita Pleiser (volunteer) for hosting “Manicures” for/with the tenants at the SVAL and residents at the MVCC during the afternoon on two Fridays.

Staff/volunteers:  Mary Jo Konrardy, Kayla Griebel, or Brittany Knouse for hosting “Games” held with the tenants in their own rooms or at the dining tables at the SVAL during the afternoon on Monday through Friday for the past four weeks.

Staff/volunteers:  Mary Jo Konrardy, Kayla Griebel, and Brittany Knouse for hosting “Games” with the tenants at the SVAL during the past four weekends.

Theresa Schwager (staff) for assisting Activities during the day on three Fridays.

 

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

Anonymous for their donations of assorted greeting cards.

Marian Vaughn (volunteer) for her donations of handsewn walker bags, handsewn personal bags, and assorted Nature magazines for the residents and/or tenants.

Michelle O’Rourke (volunteer) for bringing “Annie” a female “Miniature Fainting Silky” Goat (4 Days Old) outside MVCC for the residents to hold, pet, and reminisce during the afternoon on Thursday (07/01/2021).

Nicole Weis assisted by Leonard & Jennifer Weis for filling up the bird feeders with birdseed.

Nicole Weis for repairing a resident’s bird feeder (after the recent windstorm), filling the birdfeeder up with fresh birdseed and setting the birdfeeder back in front of the resident’s room.

Joseph Potter (resident) and family for sharing his birthday cake with us.

Staff/volunteers:  Brandy Dierks (Administrator), Amy Neblung-Roth (Administrative Assistant), April Minear (RN, MDS Coordinator), Jill Huling (Dietary Supervisor), Theresa Schwager (Environmental Services Supervisor), Season Kutsch (RN, Nurse Manager at the Villa), Susan Eversole, Deb Fultner, Megan Meier, Joy Marchiando (Recreation Program Director), and other unnamed involved staff for their assistance in connecting the residents, tenants, and families together via phone calls, video-chats (Apple FaceTime, Facebook, Skype, etc.), i.e., “Connecting with the Families”, and/or assisting family visits with the residents (at MVCC) and/or the tenants (at SVAL), and for assisting Activities during the past four weeks.

Thanks to all the volunteers for being awesome.

Thanks to all the involved staff and volunteers for their assistance in Activities and support in/with all the “individualized” activities/events during the past four weeks.

Thanks to all the unnamed individuals who communicated [via letters, phone calls, video chats (FaceTime, Facebook, Skype), outside closed/open window visits, inside visits etc.] with the residents / tenants to help uplift their days.  Thanks to all the residents, tenants, families, friends, 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, etc.) businesses, churches, organizations, and other unnamed individuals for their kindnesses, assistance, and support with all our activities / events / donations / cards / posters during the past month.