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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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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Sonali showed Helen how to decorate a cupcake using fondant. Thank you Sonali!
03-02-2018
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Congratulations to our 2018 Valentine Queen and King, Winnie, and Bob.
03-02-2018
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LuVerne was our 2017 Valentine King. He was able to crown and congratulate our 2018 Valentine King, Bob.
03-02-2018
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Janie was our 2017 Valentine Queen. Janie crowned and congratulated our 2018 Valentine Queen, Winnie.
03-02-2018
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03-02-2018
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03-02-2018
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03-02-2018
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The love of a mother and son (Gloria and Chris)!
03-02-2018
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Gloria...
03-02-2018
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2418 Kent Avenue
Ames, IA 50010
515-233-6000