Bickford of Ames

Assisted Living

Nothing can replace home. At Bickford of Ames, we don’t ask you to give up your home, your treasures, your memories. Instead, we want you to bring the pieces of the home you love into ours and make it yours. Through personalized assisted living services, we invite you to share your stories with us, to see Bickford as an extension of your home.

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Big or little come and get some candy!
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Happy Fall! We are quickly approaching Halloween next week. All of our residents are excited to welcome Trick of Treaters on October 31st starting at 4:15p.m.. We can't wait to see all of the costumes. We would also like to invite families and friends in for our Thanksgiving soup supper on November ... Read Full Post
Happy Fall! We are quickly approaching Halloween next week. All of our residents are excited to welcome Trick of Treaters on October 31st starting at 4:15p.m.. We can't wait to see all of the costumes. We would also like to invite families and friends in for our Thanksgiving soup supper on November 13th at 5:00p.m.. We look forward to spending the evening with you!
10-24-2018
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Looking forward to more beautiful fall weather. Here's the activity calendar and a few announcements for November!
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Happy October first! Although it was a rainy day out we gathered some of the best Bickford Bakers together and made some Pumpkin snicker-doodle cookies! Everyone had a lot of fun but agreed that the best part was eating them.
10-02-2018
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We have several things to look forward to in October. Heres to hoping fall weather treats us well!
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Thank You!
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What a busy week it has been! This past week we celebrated The Bickford County Fair. Monday we kicked off fair week with root beer floats. Tuesday, we got together and learned how to tie dye! It was a fun learning experience for us all. Wednesday was fair day! We celebrated the day by having our ... Read Full Post
What a busy week it has been! This past week we celebrated The Bickford County Fair. Monday we kicked off fair week with root beer floats. Tuesday, we got together and learned how to tie dye! It was a fun learning experience for us all. Wednesday was fair day! We celebrated the day by having our very own midway in the courtyard. The residents enjoyed playing lots of games including boat races, shoot em out, fish in a cup, tin can toss, a duck pond, and of course the residents favorite, ring toss! The residents enjoyed lots of little prizes. We all sat on the patio enjoying our ice cold lemonade and eating the cupcakes form our cupcake walk. We had several little visitors including some goats and our little helpers, a clown and a cowgirl. And if all that fun wasn't enough, for lunch we served fair foods including corn dogs, chicken, waffle fries, and fried pickles. Of course we had to finish the meal off with delicious cherry pie. Thursday we talked about the Iowa State Fair and other little fairs from our pasts. Overall it was a very busy week, but the residents and staff enjoyed every minute of it! Hop on over to our Bickford Assisted Living of Ames page on Facebook to see pictures of all the fun we had!
08-11-2018
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I hope that all of your are enjoying your summer! I wanted to remind all of you that the Ames Walk to End Alzheimer's is October 6th. As always, Bickford will have a team and will be raising money. A huge thank you to all of you that came to our Pancake breakfast and donated to our team! We will be ... Read Full Post
I hope that all of your are enjoying your summer! I wanted to remind all of you that the Ames Walk to End Alzheimer's is October 6th. As always, Bickford will have a team and will be raising money. A huge thank you to all of you that came to our Pancake breakfast and donated to our team! We will be having a spaghetti supper coming up on August 20th at 5:00p.m.. All proceeds will go to our Alzheimer's fundraiser. I hope to see all of your there! I am excited to announce that we have a new Community Relations Director! Karryn McQueen has accepted the position. Karryn has been a medication aid here at Bickford of Ames for over a year. She has experience in Marketing and brings a lot of fresh and exciting ideas. Karryn is happy to be able to grow in her career at Bickford. She is excited to grow her relationships in the community and continue to be able to engage with our residents and families. I wanted to remind all of you that our Happiness Surveys will be going out in September. Please let me know your email address if you would rather receive them via email opposed to by mail. Please let Jenny and I know if you have any concerns that we can help you with or any questions that we can answer. At the beginning of every month our happiness texts get sent out to all family contacts that have chosen to receive them. If you do not feel that you can rate us a 5/5 based on your happiness with us on those checks please let me know what we can do to increase that happiness. We are always happy to help in any way possible!
07-27-2018
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We celebrated Italian Day today with a couple of pasta Minute to Win It games. We also enjoyed Italian Sodas and Canoli Dip during social hour. The sodas and dip were very popular today.
07-19-2018
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Tom's family...
06-20-2018
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Fred and Eddy's family joined us as well.
06-20-2018
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Donnie and Marie's family joined us too.
06-20-2018
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David and his family...
06-20-2018
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Babe and more of her family.
06-20-2018
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Babe's family joined us...
06-20-2018
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We always enjoy having families come in. In honor of Father's Day, we invited all family members to join us for a BBQ. There were a lot of family members that were able to join us.
06-20-2018
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It feels like we have had a lot of celebrating this week (which is a good thing!). Today, we celebrated Janie's 90th birthday. According to Janie, she doesn't feel 90!
06-15-2018
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Happy 60th Anniversary to Phil and Sharon. It is wonderful to be able to share in such a special occasion.
06-15-2018
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Betty always enjoys chocolate ice cream, especially at DQ.
06-13-2018
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Steve and Bob make a great team when it comes to working on projects together. They even dressed alike today. We thanked both men by taking them to DQ later.
06-13-2018
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Dave Gray stopped to play some of our favorite country and gospel songs today. Time sure flies when you listen to good music!
06-13-2018
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Hickory Park! We love Hickory Park!! The food is always great and the service is super.
06-13-2018
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Can you tell where we went for lunch yesterday?
06-13-2018
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So far, we have made old fashioned lemonade, honey-blueberry lemonade and strawberry lemonade. We have had so much fun. Yes, it is a lot of work to make homemade lemonade, but it is definitely worth every minute. We also enjoy sitting around sipping the lemonade when we are finished.
06-07-2018
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Arlene helped juice lemons.
06-07-2018
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David helped juice lemons.
06-07-2018
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This week, we have been making homemade lemonade. We start by rolling the lemons on the table so we can get as much juice from the lemons.
06-07-2018
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Lucy decided to check out the new arbor in the courtyard.
05-29-2018
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Bob helped Steve put together our new raised garden bed.
05-23-2018
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It is exciting to have a large group ready to exercise and get the day started!
05-17-2018
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Cynthia was here last night to perform "Mom's Day Cabaret". David shared his singing talent with everyone last night.
05-17-2018
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Kathie and Arlene practiced taking a selfie.
05-16-2018
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We celebrated Mother's Day by inviting all families in for breakfast.
05-16-2018
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Everyone looked pretty stylish in their Derby hats. We also said good-bye to Jessica, our volunteer during the school year. Good luck Jessica, we will miss you!
05-16-2018
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We decorated hats for Derby Day.
05-16-2018
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Happy Spring! I am a little late on wishing you all a happy Spring but, the weather is finally acting accordingly. I am looking forward to all of our exciting upcoming Spring events. Today is Sail the Seas Day and we brought Hawaii to Bickford! The residents and BFMs always enjoy our theme days ... Read Full Post
Happy Spring! I am a little late on wishing you all a happy Spring but, the weather is finally acting accordingly. I am looking forward to all of our exciting upcoming Spring events. Today is Sail the Seas Day and we brought Hawaii to Bickford! The residents and BFMs always enjoy our theme days from the activities planned and costumes worn to our special meals and decorations! Tonight we will be having our Family Gathering. We always enjoy interacting with residents and their loved ones. Our next Family Gathering will be May 11th. Please join us for our Mother's Day Breakfast Buffet. I also wanted to remind everyone that we have a Dementia Support Group for any loved one or caregiver that could benefit from the group. Our Dementia Support Groups are held the third Thursday of every month at 2:00p.m. here at Bickford. Feel free to pass this information along to anyone in the community that could benefit as well.
04-12-2018
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We enjoy our morning exercises.
04-05-2018
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We love to have puppies come for a visit! They always make our day.
04-05-2018
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Chaplin Joe led our Good Friday Service today.
03-30-2018
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While doing chair exercises, we usually pretend to throw a ball back and forth. Just for fun, we brought out several small beach balls and threw them back and forth. We had so much fun!
03-30-2018
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Annessa was a part of Cowboy Jim's act yesterday!
03-22-2018
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We enjoyed listing to the songs of The Tradtionals. We especially loved all of the gospel songs.
03-21-2018
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Yes, even though we took part of lunch back with us, we still made room for dessert.
03-21-2018
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We recently enjoyed an outing at Hickory Park. The food, the staff and the conversation was great!
03-21-2018
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LuVerne was also a great help to Steve. Thank you LuVerne!
03-15-2018
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At Bickford, we are all family. What do you do when you see someone needs some help? You offer to help, of course. Donna helped Steve put our new chairs together. Thank you Donna!
03-15-2018
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We also played blackjack. It was fun to see how much "money" was won during the game.
03-14-2018
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One of our new games we played on Casino Day...roulette. We had a lot of fun learning and playing the game.
03-14-2018
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Bob loves milkshakes. Today, he tried one at Boulder Tap House!
03-06-2018
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March Happenings! Enjoy.
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Ames, IA 50010
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