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 ought to 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 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; individualized or small group Activities with the residents and tenants and visits have resumed, as able, following the appropriate social distancing, mask wearing, and the CDC Guidelines.

Residents, tenants, and their families are encouraged to connect with loved ones via scheduled visits, phone calls and/or video chats 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 Associate Pastor 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 are 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.

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

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

Janis Kilburg (volunteer) for hosting "Manicures" with the tenants at the SVAL and the residents at the MVCC during the afternoon on Friday.

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

Ray & Doris Theisen for hosting “Music with Ray & Doris”, providing musical entertainment for/with the tenants at the SVAL and the residents at the MVCC during the evening-time on two Mondays.

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

Rev. David Ambrosy (Associate Pastor, 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 MVCC during the midmorning on Wednesday.  Jr. & Laura Steines (volunteers) for assisting with reciting the Rosary prayers.  Ron Koos and Dale Banowetz (volunteers) for leading/singing the worship songs during the church service.  Rev. David Ambrosy for spending time (1:1) with other residents/tenants.  Laura Steines (volunteer) for distributing Communion for/to the residents/tenants during the midmorning on Wednesday with Laurie Anderson (volunteer) and Joy M. (staff).

Rev. Dennis Miller (Pastor, St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Bellevue, Iowa) for hosting the Catholic Mass and Communion Service at the MVCC during the midmorning on Wednesday.  Jr. & Laura Steines (volunteers) for assisting with reciting the Rosary prayers.  Ron Koos and Dale Banowetz (volunteers) for leading/singing the worship songs during the church service.  Dale Banowetz (volunteer) for providing (purchasing and bringing) 40 Catholic Missalettes for the residents/tenants at MVCC/SVAL.  Thanks to Rev. Dennis Miller for spending time (1:1) with other residents/tenants.  Laura Steines (volunteer) for distributing Communion to the residents/tenants during the midmorning on Wednesday with Laurie Anderson (volunteer).

Rev. David Ambrosy (Associate Pastor, St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Bellevue, Iowa) for hosting the Catholic Mass and Communion Service at the MVCC during the midmorning on Wednesday.  Jr. & Laura Steines (volunteers) for assisting with reciting the Rosary prayers.  Ron Koos (volunteer) for leading/singing the worship songs during the church service.  Rev. David Ambrosy for spending time (1:1) with other residents/tenants.  Laura Steines (volunteer) for distributing Communion for/to the residents/tenants during the midmorning on Wednesday with Laurie Anderson (volunteer).

Rev. Dennis Miller (Pastor, St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Bellevue, Iowa) (volunteer) for hosting the Catholic Mass and Communion Service at the SVAL during the midmorning on Wednesday.  Marlyce Tebbe (tenant, volunteer) for assisting with reciting the Rosary prayers.  Theresa Schwager (staff, volunteer) for distributing Communion for/to the residents during the midmorning on Wednesday.  Rev. Dennis Miller for spending time (1:1) with other tenants.

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

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

Marlyce Tebbe (tenant, volunteer) for her assistance in Activities on Tuesday.

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

Laurie Anderson (volunteer) for hosting “Community Outreach”, Bingo games, and assisting with the “Ice Cream Refreshments” with the residents during the afternoon on Wednesday.

Laurie Anderson (volunteer) for hosting “Outside Porch” with the residents, as available on Wednesday.

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

Judi Daniels and Judy Moran (volunteers) for hosting Bingo games with the tenants at the SVAL during the afternoon on Tuesday with Joy M. (staff) and for assisting Activities.

Sophie Long and Maryetta Lampe [with Darlene Michel (tenant)] (volunteers) for hosting Bingo games with the tenants at the SVAL during the afternoon on Tuesday with Joy M. (staff) and for assisting Activities.

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

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

Staff/volunteers: Mary Jo Konrardy, and/or Kayla Griebel, and/or Brittany Sack for hosting “Games” held with the tenants in their own room 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, and/or Kayla Griebel, and/or Brittany Sack for hosting “Games” held with the tenants at the SVAL during the past four weekends.

Staff/volunteers:  Brandy Feller (Administrator), Amy Neblung-Roth (Administrative Assistant), Pam Reedy (Administrative Assistant), Jill Huling (Dietary Supervisor), Theresa Schwager (Environmental Services Supervisor), 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.

Dale Banowetz (volunteer) for providing (purchasing and bringing) 40 Catholic Missalettes for the residents/tenants at MVCC/SVAL.

Kate Brooks for her donations of assorted cards and items for the residents/tenants.

Anonymous for their donations of assorted greeting cards for the residents/tenants.

The Alvin Kilburg Family for providing Double Nut Oatmeal Raisin and Chocolate Chunk Cookies for the staff.

M. & D. Cain for suppling the delicious sweetcorn for the residents and tenants to enjoy during mealtime on Wednesday.

Richard Helbing and Richard Osar (residents, volunteers) for helping to shuck 100 ears of sweetcorn during the midmorning on Tuesday.

Dave Herrig from LaMotte, Iowa for providing 50 ears of delicious sweetcorn for the residents and tenants during their mealtime on Sunday.  Mary Jo Konrardy (staff) and the tenants for shucking the sweet corn for all to enjoy on Sunday.

Gilbert Diercks (resident) and Family for their donation of delicious, frosted cookies for staff.

Judy K. Hueneke-Kremer for her donations of tomatoes for the tenants.

Joe & Lisa Theisen for their donations of beautiful flower bouquets for the residents and tenants.

The Hipschen Family for their donation of a “Photo Viewer” in Memory of Marjorie “Midge” (DeCook) Hipschen.

“Community Outreach” (Medical Associates) was held with the residents during afternoon on Tuesday.

“Community Outreach” (Bellevue Community Center) was held with the residents during afternoon on Tuesday.

“Community Outreach” (Bellevue Police Department, Bellevue City Hall, Bellevue EMS, and the Bellevue Fire Department) was held with the residents during afternoon on Tuesday.

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.