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Bickford Senior Living Assumes Operations of Four Assisted Living and Memory Care Branch in Ohio and One in Pennsylvania - Bickford Senior Living is pleased to announce that it has assumed operations of Sunrise of Bexley and Sunrise on the Scioto in Columbus, OH, Sunrise of Rocky River in Rocky River, OH, Sunrise of Worthington in Worthington, OH and Sunrise of Presque Isle Bay in Erie, PA. Bickford Senior Living has begun the transition process of aligning these new communities to their portfolio of 56 existing premier Independent Living, Assisted Living and Memory Care branches in nine states. The four Ohio communities join Bickford’s existing communities already established in Lancaster and Middletown, OH. The Erie, PA community will be Bickford’s first community in Pennsylvania. These new branches include a total of 320 apartments and provide similar services to Bickford's existing portfolio. » Read Article

Bickford Senior Living is pleased to announce that it has assumed operations of Sunrise of Bexley and Sunrise on the Scioto in Columbus, OH, Sunrise of Rocky River in Rocky River, OH, Sunrise of Worthington in Worthington, OH and Sunrise of Presque Isle Bay in Erie, PA. Bickford Senior Living has begun the transition process of aligning these new communities to their portfolio of 56 existing premier Independent Living, Assisted Living and Memory Care branches in nine states. The four Ohio communities join Bickford’s existing communities already established in Lancaster and Middletown, OH. The Erie, PA community will be Bickford’s first community in Pennsylvania. These new branches include a total of 320 apartments and provide similar services to Bickford's existing portfolio.

"We're extremely pleased to add these new dynamic communities to the Bickford Family. Being able to grow in Ohio and expand to Pennsylvania has been a goal of ours and we look forward to future growth,” said Samantha Goodman, Divisional Director of Operations for Bickford Senior Living.

"We saw this opportunity as something that not only will enhance our portfolio, but will allow us to expand upon what we do best as an organization. Bickford Senior Living understands the needs of families all across the Midwest and we've been able to develop unique branches with unique services that have enhanced the lives of thousands." Goodman went on to say that, "by adding these communities to our family, we're excited to announce that we'll be updating and renovating the branches, which will include Bickford's signature elements. In addition, Bickford will rename the branches to Bickford of Bexley, Bickford of Scioto, Bickford of Rocky River, Bickford of Worthington and Bickford of Presque Isle Bay.”

Joe Eby, President of Bickford Senior Living added "We're excited to continue to grow. We built our first branch in Olathe, Kansas nearly 20 years ago for our grandmother, Mary Bickford. She suffered from Alzheimer's and my parents could not find a place the family felt comfortable with – so our family built a place that was. As a result, we're proud to have been one of the pioneers of assisted living and memory care communities in the state of Kansas." Eby referenced that "We're a different type of organization. We work hard to enrich the happiness in the lives of everyone we are privileged to serve. The Bickford approach to senior living is perfectly summed up by our foundational belief; "Created to care for our family, devoted to serving yours."

About Bickford Senior Living:

Bickford Senior Living manages and operates 61 Independent Living, Assisted Living and Memory Care branches in Kansas, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Missouri, Nebraska, Michigan, Ohio, Virginia and Pennsylvania with headquarters located in Olathe, KS.  The company was created when owners, Don and Judie Eby, were unable to find a quality assisted living residence for their mother, Mary Bickford who was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease.

 For more information about Bickford Senior Living visit www.enrichinghappiness.com

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Bickford of Suffolk Grand Opening Celebration - Bickford Senior Living, the region’s premier Assisted Living and Memory Care provider, has completed construction of its newest Branch, Bickford of Suffolk located at 6860 Harbour View Blvd and will open to accept new residents during the month of August 2017. » Read Article

Bickford Senior Living, the region’s premier Assisted Living and Memory Care provider, has completed construction of its newest Branch, Bickford of Suffolk located at 6860 Harbour View Blvd and will open to accept new residents during the month of August 2017.

The community is invited to a three-day celebration and open house to highlight the many unique features of Bickford of Suffolk. Tours will be available July 21 - 23 from 9AM to 5PM. Extra Bickford Family Members will be on hand for individualized service.

Additionally on Saturday, the Branch will host a Veterans BBQ lunch from 11:30AM to 1PM starting with an American Flag Ceremony at 11AM. On Sunday, the Branch will host a senior Grand Buffet brunch from 11AM to 1PM followed by Gracie & Lacy performing an Andrew’s Sister/USO Era Show at 1PM. Those interested in the Veterans BBQ lunch and Grand Buffet brunch, please RSVP to 757-407-1992 or to jennifer.westfall@enrichinghappiness.com.  

Branch Director, Jennifer Westfall states, “Our hope is that the three days of tours and celebratory activities will show the people of Suffolk and the surrounding cities just how much Bickford brings to the community, and to thank them for the overwhelming outpouring of enthusiasm and interest they have shown throughout our construction process.”

“Our first depositor signed up with us back when we were still just lumber and dirt, and many others have joined us over the months while we’ve been working out of our trailer. Now that our Branch is complete, we want to thank all of them for their patience and trust in us, and to invite others to join them at Bickford.”

About Bickford Senior Living:

Bickford Senior Living manages and operates 55 Independent Living, Assisted Living and Memory Care branches in Kansas, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Missouri, Nebraska, Michigan, Ohio, and Virginia with headquarters located in Olathe, KS.  The company was created when owners, Don and Judie Eby, were unable to find a quality assisted living residence for their mother, Mary Bickford who was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease.

For more information about Bickford Senior Living visit www.enrichinghappiness.com

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Bickford Senior Living Assumes Operations of an Assisted Living and Memory Care Branch in Lansing, MI - Bickford Senior Living is pleased to announce that it has assumed operations of Ingham Regional Assisted Living in Lansing, MI. Bickford Senior Living has begun the transition process of aligning this new community to their portfolio of 55 existing premier Independent Living, Assisted Living and Memory Care branches in nine states. Ingham Regional Assisted Living is just miles from our existing branch, Bickford of Okemos in Lansing, MI. This new branch includes a total of 72 apartments and provides similar services to Bickford's existing portfolio. » Read Article

Bickford Senior Living is pleased to announce that it has assumed operations of Ingham Regional Assisted Living in Lansing, MI. Bickford Senior Living has begun the transition process of aligning this new community to their portfolio of 55 existing premier Independent Living, Assisted Living and Memory Care branches in nine states. Ingham Regional Assisted Living is just miles from our existing branch, Bickford of Okemos in Lansing, MI. This new branch includes a total of 72 apartments and provides similar services to Bickford's existing portfolio.

"We're extremely pleased to add this new dynamic community to the Bickford Family. Being able to re-establish a footprint in the Lansing area has been a goal of ours and we look forward to future growth,” said Jennifer Hescott, Divisional Director of Operations in Michigan for Bickford Senior Living.

"We saw this opportunity as something that not only will enhance our portfolio, but will allow us to expand upon what we do best as an organization. Bickford Senior Living understands the needs of families all across the Midwest and we've been able to develop unique branches with unique services that have enhanced the lives of thousands." Hescott went on to say that, "by adding this community to our family, we're excited to announce that we'll be updating and renovating the branch, which will include Bickford's signature elements. In addition, Bickford will rename the branch to Bickford of West Lansing.”

Joe Eby, President of Bickford Senior Living added "We're excited to continue to grow in the Lansing, MI area. We built our first branch in Olathe, Kansas nearly 20 years ago for our grandmother, Mary Bickford. She suffered from Alzheimer's and my parents could not find a place the family felt comfortable with – so our family built a place that was. As a result, we're proud to have been one of the pioneers of assisted living and memory care communities in the state of Kansas." Eby referenced that "We're a different type of organization. We work hard to enrich the happiness in the lives of everyone we are privileged to serve. The Bickford approach to senior living is perfectly summed up by our foundational belief; "Created to care for our family, devoted to serving yours."

About Bickford Senior Living:

Bickford Senior Living manages and operates 55 Independent Living, Assisted Living and Memory Care branches in Kansas, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Missouri, Nebraska, Michigan, Ohio, and Virginia with headquarters located in Olathe, KS.  The company was created when owners, Don and Judie Eby, were unable to find a quality assisted living residence for their mother, Mary Bickford who was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease.

For more information about Bickford Senior Living visit www.enrichinghappiness.com

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Bickford of Aurora Grand Opening Celebration - Bickford of Aurora, the region’s newest Assisted Living and Memory Care provider, has completed construction of their Branch at 7 South Orchard Road and will open to accept new residents during the month of April 2017. » Read Article

Bickford of Aurora, the region’s newest Assisted Living and Memory Care provider, has completed construction of their Branch at 7 South Orchard Road and will open to accept new residents during the month of April 2017.

The community is invited to a three-day celebration and open house to highlight the many unique features of Bickford of Aurora. Tours will be available April 7 – 9 from 9AM to 5PM. Extra Bickford Family Members will be on hand for individualized service.

Additionally on Saturday, the Branch will host a Veterans BBQ from 11AM to 3PM starting with an American Flag Ceremony at 11AM. On Sunday, the Branch will host a senior Grand Buffet from 11AM to 1PM. Those interested in the Veterans BBQ and Grand Buffet, please RSVP to 630-631-5555 or to jennifer.conniff@enrichinghappiness.com.  

Branch Director, Jennifer Conniff states, “Our hope is that the three days of tours and celebratory activities will show the people of Aurora and the surrounding cities just how much Bickford brings to the community, and to thank them for the overwhelming outpouring of enthusiasm and interest they have shown throughout our construction process.”

“Our first depositor signed up with us back when we were still just lumber and dirt, and many others have joined us over the months while we’ve been working out of our trailer. Now that our Branch is complete, we want to thank all of them for their patience and trust in us, and to invite others to join them at Bickford.”

About Bickford Senior Living:

Bickford Senior Living manages and operates 55 Independent Living, Assisted Living and Memory Care branches in Kansas, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Missouri, Nebraska, Michigan, Ohio, and Virginia with headquarters located in Olathe, KS.  The company was created when owners, Don and Judie Eby, were unable to find a quality assisted living residence for their mother, Mary Bickford who was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease.

For more information about Bickford Senior Living visit www.enrichinghappiness.com

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Bickford Senior Living Memory Care Grand Opening at Bloomington Branch - Bickford Senior Living is pleased to announce that it has completed construction on a 16 apartment memory care expansion, called Mary B’s, to Bickford of Bloomington’s current independent and assisted living community. » Read Article

Bickford Senior Living is pleased to announce that it has completed construction on a 16 apartment memory care expansion, called Mary B’s, to Bickford of Bloomington’s current independent and assisted living community.

A grand opening event is scheduled for November 10 from 4:00 to 7:00 pm at Bickford of Bloomington at 14 Heartland Drive in Bloomington, Illinois. Refreshments and hors d’oeuvres will be served at 4:00 pm, a ribbon cutting will follow at 4:30 pm and tours of the new memory care community and remodeled independent and assisted living branch will be given from 5:00 to 7:00 pm. Attendees can enter to win a fall themed gift basket worth $100 and enjoy music by the Developing Melodies. An RSVP is requested by November 1 to 309-661-0094 or brandy.espeland@enrichinghappiness.com.

Mary B’s communities are infused with an atmosphere that feels like home while intentionally providing the flexible structure needed to enhance behavior, personal choices and social participation, enriching the resident’s overall sense of well-being.  It is the intent, through life skills stations and daily activities and events, to keep residents engaged in every skill set—physical, mental and social—as long as they are capable.  By knowing each individual’s life story, Bickford caregivers are better suited to assist residents in reconnecting with themselves, their loved ones and life itself. Residents of May B’s can enjoy their own salon, living room with fireplace, restaurant-style dining, whirlpool spa and secure courtyard.

Owners Don and Judie Eby affectionately chose “Mary B’s” after their mother Mary Bickford was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. At the time of her diagnosis, her family knew very little about the disease and even less about how to help her. The Ebys made it their mission to learn as much as they could about dementia and Alzheimer’s disease so that they could help Mary reconnect with her life. They continued to expand in their knowledge and care even after her life was over and created this memory care community in honor of a woman whose life was unforgettable in every way. 

Judie Eby, daughter of Mary Bickford said, “We wish that Mary B’s had been around during my mother’s life.  Our family fervently believes a community like this dramatically improves the quality of life for those who live with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.  We want to experience life with our residents, joining them along their journey.” 

About Bickford Senior Living:

Bickford Senior Living manages and operates 50 Independent Living, Assisted Living and Memory Care branches in Kansas, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Missouri, Nebraska, Michigan, Ohio, and Virginia with headquarters located in Olathe, KS.  The company was created when owners, Don and Judie Eby, were unable to find a quality assisted living residence for their mother, Mary Bickford who was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease.

For more information about Bickford Senior Living visit www.enrichinghappiness.com

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