Welcoming 2019

WELCOMING 2019: Shown are tenants with staff enjoying the festivities during the New Year’s Eve Party at the Sunrise Villa Assisted Living (Bellevue, Iowa) on December 31, 2018.

Thanks to volunteer Father Dave Ambrosy (Special Guest Pastor for the St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Bellevue) for hosting the Catholic Rosary, Mass, and Communion Service and volunteers:  Ron Koos, Dula Tebbe, Jr. Steines, Kenny Kilburg, Lloyd Kilburg, Leo Kilburg, Judy Moran, Molly Ploessl, Merle Kilburg, Alice Kilburg, and Dale Banowetz and assisting the residents/tenants during the morning on Wednesday.  (Father Dave is the son of a resident at MVCC, and the resident is very proud of Dave.)

Thanks to volunteer/staff Nicole Weis for her assistance in Activities.

Thanks to volunteers:  Charlotte Cyze, Janis Kilburg, Diana Muenster, Molly Muenster, and Marilyn Kilburg, with Joyce Till for hosting and assisting “Bingo games with the Lutherans” during the afternoon on Wednesday.

Thanks to the Marquette volunteers:  Halle Kilburg, Miranda Peters, Ellie O’Brien, Sydney Jacobs, Amie Sieverding, Macey Kremer, and Evi Berthel for hosting card games “War Bunco, and Rummy” and “Bingo” with the residents during the afternoon on Wednesday.

Thanks to volunteers Laurie Anderson and Janis Kilburg 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.

“Exercises with Kelly & Joy” was available with the residents on Friday.

Thanks to Ray & Doris Theisen for providing musical entertainment with the tenants at SVAL and the residents at MVCC during the noontime on Friday.

Thanks to volunteer Janis Kilburg for leading the Rosary prayers for the Catholics on Sunday.

Thanks to volunteer Kenneth Kilburg for hosting “Kenny’s Visits” at MVCC and SVAL during the morning on Monday.

Thanks to volunteer Jr. Steines for hosting Euchre Club with the residents and tenants during the afternoon on Monday.

Thanks to Ray & Doris Theisen for providing musical entertainment at our “New Year’s Eve Gathering with Happy Hour” was held with the residents and tenants during the afternoon on Monday.

We wish “one & all” a very happy and prosperous New Year!

Thanks to volunteers Rebecca Ross and Kaitlyn Ross for reading and playing “Uno card games” and “one on ones” with the residents during afternoon on New Year’s Day.  Thanks again, ladies for “making a difference” this New Year’s Day.

Thanks to volunteer Ron Koos (St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Bellevue, Iowa) for hosting the Catholic Rosary and Communion Service, and volunteers:  Dula Tebbe, Laura & Jr. Steines, Kenny Kilburg, Lloyd Kilburg, Marilyn & Merle Kilburg, Alice Kilburg, Judy Moran, and Dale Banowetz for assisting the residents/tenants during the morning on Wednesday.

Thanks to volunteers Jason & Carrie Rowan for sharing a very obedient and friendly female dog named Ally with the residents/tenants during the afternoon on Wednesday.  (Ally is the “Therapy Dog” from Carson’s Celebration of Life Center in Maquoketa, Iowa.  Jason Rowan is an ABC certified dog trainer with K-9 Comfort in Bellevue, Iowa).  Thanks again, Jason & Carrie.  

Thanks to volunteers:  Charlotte Cyze, Janis Kilburg, Joyce Till, Yvonne Meier, Bev Sullivan and Brody Sullivan, with Benita D. for hosting and assisting “Bingo games with the Rosary Society” during the afternoon on Wednesday.  Exercises was available for the residents and tenants during the afternoon on Wednesday.

Thanks to volunteer Laura McCool for hosting and making available “Knitting with Laura” & “Crocheting” and reminiscing (fond memories) with the residents and tenants during the afternoon on Wednesday.

A presentation on “Sensory Oils” was held to introduce the residents and tenants to help them exercise their senses and memory (to help promote a stress-free and relaxing environment) during the afternoon on Wednesday.

Exercises with Kelly & Joy was available with the residents during the morning on Thursday.

Special thanks to volunteers Dave Eischeid and Karen for hosting “Artwork with Dave and Karen” during the morning on Thursday and helping our resident/tenant students unlock their art talents.  Thanks again to Dave and Karen for sharing their talents, instruction, and quality time with us.  Thanks also to the Bellevue Arts Council for sponsoring this Painting Class.

Manicures were held with the residents during the afternoon on Thursday.

Thanks to volunteers/staff Nicole Weis and Erma Naeve for assisting Theresa with the disassembling of the front Christmas tree after their work hours during the afternoon on Thursday.  Many Thanks again ladies, for your assistance.

We send our “very best” wishes to Joyce W. as she returns home on Thursday.

We welcome Lucille B. as a new resident arriving on Thursday.

Happy Birthday Greetings this past week to Benita D.!  Thanks to Benita and family for sharing her birthday cake with us!  

Thanks to all our volunteers for being awesome:  Anonymous for their donations of assorted Christmas cards and items.  Thanks to all for their assistance and support with all the activities/events during this past week.

Upcoming Events:

Jan. 11, 14, 15, & 16, 2019 – Exercises 11:30 am.

Jan. 11 & 15 – Men’s Club with Kenny  9:30 am.

Jan. 11 – Music with Ray & Doris  11 & noon

Jan. 11 – Jeopardy Game  2:00 pm.

Jan. 12 – Bingo – Legion Auxiliary Ladies  2:00 pm.

Jan. 13 (Sun.) – Coffee & Conversation at Villa  9:00 am.

Jan. 13  Music with Kelby at Villa 2:45  and MVCC  2:30

Jan. 14 – Wheel Chair Yoga 2:00 pm.

Jan. 14 – Music with Ray & Doris 6:15 pm.

Jan. 15 – Kenny’s Visits at MVCC & SVAL  9:30 – 11 am.

Jan. 15 – Knitting with Laura & Crocheting  2:00 pm.

Jan. 15 – Music with Nancy Hooton  6:15 pm.

Jan. 16 – Rosary 9:30 am., & Catholic Service  10:00 am.

Jan. 16 – Bingo with the Rosary Society   2:00 pm.

Jan. 16 – Sensory Oils  3:30 pm.

Jan. 17 – Artwork with Dave and Karen  8:45 am.

Jan. 17 – Lutheran Service  2:00 pm.

Jan. 17 – Manicures  2:00 pm

Jan. 17 – Music with Liz  6:15 pm