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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Family Bingo night was a great way to end the week last week. We played Bingo with many family members and residents. Lots of candy was won and everyone had a great time! We always enjoy having family members join us.
11-20-2017
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Sometimes...you just need to find a reason to eat Oreo cookies! We decided to have a taste test between the vanilla and chocolate Birthday Cake Oreo cookies. After tasting both cookies, the winner of the best cookie....it was a tie! Both cookies were delicious. The only thing missing was a bowl of ... Read Full Post
Sometimes...you just need to find a reason to eat Oreo cookies! We decided to have a taste test between the vanilla and chocolate Birthday Cake Oreo cookies. After tasting both cookies, the winner of the best cookie....it was a tie! Both cookies were delicious. The only thing missing was a bowl of ice cream. Tom though the ice cream was a great idea, he was ready for 10 cookies with a bowl of ice cream. He has such a great sense of humor.
11-17-2017
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Gloria enjoyed meeting Belle too. It was nice to hear Gloria tell stories of when she had cats and dogs.
11-17-2017
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Belle came for a visit yesterday. We enjoyed getting to know Belle and Jen. There were so many stories shared and great questions asked. Belle did a great job during her first visit with us and we look forward to her next visit. Thank you Jen for thinking of us!
11-17-2017
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Dave recognized a fellow musician (he was carrying a guitar) and asked him to join in a few songs. This allowed Dave to play his harmonica. Thank you Brian for playing with Dave.
11-14-2017
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Dave Gray came to perform for us today. The group enjoyed listening to Dave play his guitar and sing.
11-14-2017
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A group of us went to the Festival of Trees at the Octagon Center. We enjoyed looking at all of the trees and admired the imagination used when decorating the trees and wreaths.
11-14-2017
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We had a great time at the soup supper last night. There were a lot of guests that joined us last night.
11-14-2017
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We have an exciting announcement here at Bickford of Ames. We have a new Community Relations Director, Amy Knoll. Amy started November 6th. Amy has a strong marketing background and is very compassionate about helping others. She has amazing attributes that she brings to Bickford. We are so excited ... Read Full Post
We have an exciting announcement here at Bickford of Ames. We have a new Community Relations Director, Amy Knoll. Amy started November 6th. Amy has a strong marketing background and is very compassionate about helping others. She has amazing attributes that she brings to Bickford. We are so excited to have her on our team! Amy is excited to interact with families tonight at our soup supper. We all look forward seeing you all tonight!
11-13-2017
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Here is our November Newsletter.
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Brenda was a little surprised when Aaron sang to her.
10-18-2017
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Aaron was here to perform. Evie and Tom enjoyed it when Aaron sang to them.
10-18-2017
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Recently we went to DeMoss Pumpkin Farm. Everyone was amazed at the quantity and size of the pumpkins. Dick DeMoss also shared information on choosing the right pumpkin, growing and picking pumpkins. We had a great time!
10-18-2017
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Tom enjoyed Fred Hoiberg playing basketball for ISU.
10-06-2017
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Donna found her picture in the Bomb.
10-06-2017
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Today we toured the Alumni building. Everyone was very excited.
10-06-2017
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Lucy loved playing Zingo.
10-05-2017
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We had a visit from the youth group at Trinity Christian Reformed Church last night. We enjoyed playing games with everyone that was able to come.Thank you for coming!
10-05-2017
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Don won the raffle for our Walk to End Alzheimer's fundraiser. Congratulations Don!
10-05-2017
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Here is what is happening in October.
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...sometimes, the little things are what matters. Janie noticed the tag on the tree during our walk this beautiful morning. We talked about all of the beauty God blessed us with today and every day.
10-04-2017
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...getting to know the horses.
10-03-2017
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Eddie went on the carriage ride with family.
10-03-2017
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We had a full carriage for this trip around the area.
10-03-2017
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One of our fundraisers for Walk to End Alzheimer's was a pancake breakfast followed by carriage rides. Linda enjoyed taking the reins.
10-03-2017
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During lunch, we told stories and reminisced. What a great time together!
10-03-2017
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We enjoyed lunch at Brick City Grill today.
10-03-2017
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Winnie and Janie doodled with us too. When everyone was finished, we discussed the differences in the doodles.
09-26-2017
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Last Friday was National Doodle Day. Sheila and Betty doodled with us.
09-26-2017
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We enjoyed the performance by 2nd Chair Brass. They are talented and funny.
09-26-2017
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Looking forward to our Yard & Baked Goods Sale, Pancake Breakfast, Carriage Rides this upcoming Saturday (9/30) morning from 8:30-noon. All proceeds will go towards Alzheimers Association. Also, on Saturday, 10/7, we will be participating in the Alzheimer's Walk at Ames Middle School. 8am ... Read Full Post
Looking forward to our Yard & Baked Goods Sale, Pancake Breakfast, Carriage Rides this upcoming Saturday (9/30) morning from 8:30-noon. All proceeds will go towards Alzheimers Association. Also, on Saturday, 10/7, we will be participating in the Alzheimer's Walk at Ames Middle School. 8am registration & Walk at 9am. Stop in at our Bickford Booth.
09-26-2017
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Every 66 seconds someone in the United States develops Alzheimer's. Help us raise money tomorrow by joining us for our Yard and Bake Sale. All proceeds raised will go to the Alzheimer's Association. The sale goes from 8 am to noon. We hope to see you!
09-15-2017
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We made a lot of s'mores.
09-15-2017
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Jim "schooled" us on how important it is to use peanut butter when making s'mores.
09-15-2017
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Today, we made s'mores. We had several people wanting to help assemble them.
09-15-2017
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Teddy (the dog) even wanted his picture taken.
09-15-2017
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Shirley and Gail.
09-15-2017
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Father and daughter, LuVerne and Karen.
09-15-2017
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Our finished product! Tye-dye t-shirts.
09-15-2017
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Our ladies looked pretty amazing for the Best Dressed Competition!
09-14-2017
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"Nearly Elvis" performed after supper.
09-14-2017
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LuVerne was stylin' on 50's day.
09-14-2017
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Betty was "rockin" those sunglasses!
09-14-2017
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Bernie enjoyed 50's day with us.
09-14-2017
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Lucy enjoyed tye-dying with us.
09-13-2017
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Yesterday, we tye-dyed t-shirts in preparation of Tye-dye day tomorrow.
09-13-2017
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In an effort to raise money for our Walk to End Alzheimer's, we are having a Yard Sale/Bake Sale on Saturday, September 16, from 8 am to Noon. All proceeds go to the local Alzheimer's Association Chapter.
09-11-2017
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Everyone is always amazed during the Super Senior Magic Show!
09-04-2017
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Tom helped Gail with a shaving cream experiment.
09-04-2017
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Jim made a lava lamp.
09-04-2017
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2418 Kent Avenue
Ames, IA 50010
515-233-6000