Community Involvement

Donations of

Time, Talents, & Treasures.

Thank You !!

 

 

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

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

Sandra Hayward, Laurie Anderson, and Sharon Konrardy (volunteers) for hosting Manicures for the residents/tenants at MVCC/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.

Marian Vaughn (volunteer) for delivering a specialized wheelchair pouch for a resident during the morning on Wednesday.

Virginia Valant (staff) for her donations of assorted hard and soft covered reading books, and paperback books.

Cindy Arensdorf (volunteer) for assisting Activities during the day on Tuesday.

Family of Helen Andersen for their donation of a recliner chair.

Barb Budde for her donations of assorted magazines.

Judy Moran for her donation of items.

Rosalie Ploessl for her donations of assorted puzzles.

Anonymous for their donations of items.

Anonymous for their donations of assorted cards and items.

Anonymous for their donations of items and assorted magazines.

The Yaklin Family for their donation of Sweet Corn.

Judy Graham for her donation of “BelVita Cinnamon Cookies”.

Hospice of Jackson County for bringing in a basketful of “goodies” for the tenants in celebration of “Assisted Living Week”.

Betty Gonner (resident) and Family for sharing her birthday cake with us.

Allen Kilburg (resident) and Family for sharing his birthday cookies with us.

Marilyn Meier (tenant) and Family for sharing her birthday with us.

Phyllis Jones (resident) and Family for sharing her birthday cake with us.

Chris Ernst (staff) for sharing his birthday cake with us.

Sandra & Robert Hayward (volunteer) for their assistance in Activities.

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

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

Dave Eischeid and Sue & Earl Sawvel (volunteers) for hosting “Artwork with Dave, Sue and Earl” (artwork class) at MVCC during the morning on three Thursdays and helping our resident/tenant students unlock their art talents.  The Bellevue Arts Council for sponsoring these Painting Classes.

Terry Mertens (volunteer) for hosting “Pet Therapy”, sharing her pet dog and parrots for/with the residents/tenants at MVCC/SVAL during the morning on five 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” 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.]

Kayla Greibel (staff, volunteer) for bringing in her puppy Border Collie “Oakley” to meet and greet the residents and tenants on (9/10/2019).

Bea Hansen, Lois Kramer, Lorraine Ruff, Betty Michels, and Meg Baugh (volunteers) for hosting and assisting “Crafts with Bea” for/with the tenants at SVAL during the afternoon on Tuesday, where the tenants made a “Ribbon Rainbow with Crystal Beads” suncatcher.  Bea Hansen for providing all the craft ideas and supplies for the 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 “Fall Leaf Display”.  Bea Hansen (volunteer) 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, and Meg Baugh (volunteers) for hosting and assisting “Crafts with Bea” for/with the tenants at SVAL during the afternoon on Tuesday, where the tenants made a “CD Flower Craft Display”.  Bea Hansen (volunteer) for providing all the craft ideas and supplies for the tenants for this activity on Tuesday.

Gene Bryson (volunteer) for his assistance and for providing and driving the van for our “Van Outing to Carousel Corner” with the tenants and Linda Hare (staff) at SVAL during the afternoon on Tuesday.

Gene Bryson (volunteer) for his assistance and for providing and driving the van for our “Van Outing – RTA Flower Tour” with the tenants at SVAL during the afternoon on Monday and Thursday.

Janis Kilburg (volunteer) for hosting “Book Club” for/with the tenants at SVAL during the afternoon on three Tuesdays.

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

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

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

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

Dianne Finzel, Clara Ernst, Cindy Broders, and Marian Stecklein, with 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.

Lila Banowetz, Judi Daniels, Judy Kilburg, and Nancy Ploessl with 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.

Bea Hansen, Lucy Zeimet, Jan Schroeder, Linda Ries, and Patti Eggers 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.

Rosie Williams, Gloria Sagers, Mary Thielen, Janell Daugherty, and Karen Osar 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, Phyllis Reistroffer, Karen Osar, Judy Graham, and Arlene Keil, 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, Eileen Kohlenberg, JoAnn Jess, Dawn Rodriguez, and Anita Pleiser 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.

Jill Nolting (volunteer) for hosting bingo games for/with the residents/tenants at MVCC during the afternoon on Saturday.

Jill Nolting (volunteer) for allowing us to use her ice cream maker for our activity, “Creative Homemade Ice Cream – Mint Chocolate”, that was held with the tenants at SVAL during the afternoon on Tuesday.

Erma Naeve (staff) and the Dietary staff for their assistance with our activity, “National Peach Pie Day and Outside Porch”, held with the residents/tenants at MVCC during the afternoon on Friday.

Chef Chad (staff) and the Dietary staff for providing and hosting “Happy Hour with Chef Chad” for/with the residents/tenants at MVCC/SVAL during the afternoon on Friday.

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

Erica Hayward and Jerome Theisen (volunteers) for their guest appearance with “Music with Ray & Doris”, providing musical entertainment (music & memories) for/with the residents at MVCC and tenants at SVAL during the noon time on Friday.

Ray & Doris Theisen for hosting “Music with Ray & Doris”, providing musical entertainment (music & memories) for/with the residents/tenants at MVCC/SVAL during the evening on Sunday, Monday, and Wednesday.

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

Randy Rodgers (volunteer) for hosting “Music with Randy”, providing guitar music entertainment for the residents during the morning on Sunday.

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

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

The Mennonite Choir (volunteers) for their visit and singing in the Dining area for the residents/tenants at MVCC during the evening on Sunday.  Sandra & Robert Hayward and Erica Hayward-Riquelme (volunteers), with Benita Dobson (resident, volunteer) for hosting and assisting this event.  Thanks also to the Dietary staff for their assistance during this event.

Jim Lucy for hosting “Music with Jim”, providing musical entertainment (music & memories) for/with the residents during the noon time on Friday.

Jess and Joe (volunteers) for providing piano musical entertainment (music & memories) for/with the tenants at SVAL and residents at MVCC during the evening time on Friday.

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

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

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

Laura Steines (volunteer) for leading the Rosary prayers for the Catholics on two Sundays.

Janis Kilburg (volunteer) for leading the Rosary prayers for the Catholics on three 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 three 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 two 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, Judy Moran, Alice Kilburg, and 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 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 and Jan Schroeder (St. John’s Lutheran Church, Bellevue, Iowa) (volunteers) for hosting the Lutheran Communion Service and for assisting the Lutheran residents/tenants at MVCC during the afternoon on Thursday.

Karen Osar (volunteer) for hosting the Lutheran Church Service (via cable, fireplace / NW Lounge) for the Lutheran residents/tenants at MVCC during the morning on five Sundays.

Pastor Shannon Witt (First Presbyterian Church, Bellevue, Iowa) (volunteer) for hosting a Presbyterian Church Service and visiting “one on one” with the residents/tenants at MVCC/SVAL during the afternoon on two Thursdays.

Congratulations to the new Healthcare Professionals in receiving their Certificate of Completion of their Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) training class at MVCC and SVAL.  Thanks to James Harkness (Administrator), Amy Waller (RN, Director of Nursing), CNA class Instructor Callie Sternhagen (RN; Diversacare, LLC.); and students: Stacy D. Akright, Madison Budde, Marlinda Capelle, William Draus, and Sarah Lopez.

“Open House” was held for the public, families, residents, tenants, and staff to view our new Therapy Room (filled with therapy equipment) and to meet our Therapists:  Kelly O’Donnell (Occupational Therapist), Missy Wilson (Physical Therapist), and Ally Lemke (Speech Therapist).  Winners of the prize drawings were Beverly Sullivan (Westinghouse 32” TV LED HDTV), Jeanne Kolker (Kodak Pix Pro digital camera), and Marcia Abbott (Oral B tooth brush). Thanks to Chef Chad & the Dietary staff for providing the mini cheesecake, chocolate chip bread pudding, meringues with berries, brownies, Oreo cupcakes, salted nut roll bars, and pumpkin bars during the afternoon of this event on Saturday.

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.