Bickford of Aurora

Assisted Living & Memory Care

Nothing can replace home. At Bickford of Aurora, 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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It just warms my heart to see when mother and daughter can still cook in the kitchen together. Anne was visiting her mother Sophie in Mary B's and one of our cuetivities for the day where baking blueberry muffins. Anne just joined in Sophie really enjoyed it.
06-19-2018
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It's very heart warming when volunteers come out and do arts and crafts with our resident's. Just the smiles on their faces tell it all.
06-07-2018
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Breakfast at Tiffany's was our Mother's Day theme and it was wonderful. Our residents and their families had a blast. I took a picture of Fran, one of our residents and her two daughters Linda and Shirley, it was just heart warming.
05-15-2018
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Breakfast at Tiffany's was our Mother's Day theme and it was wonderful. Our residents and their families had a blast. I took a picture of Fran, one of our residents and her two daughters Linda and Shirley, it was just heart warming.
05-15-2018
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Yesterday we celebrated our one year anniversary and we had a blast food,drinks and entertainment. It was one big family reunion. Below you will see a picture a pitcher of our residents Pat, Lillian and Velda who is one of our newer residents and they we're just enjoying themselves fun,fun all ... Read Full Post
Yesterday we celebrated our one year anniversary and we had a blast food,drinks and entertainment. It was one big family reunion. Below you will see a picture a pitcher of our residents Pat, Lillian and Velda who is one of our newer residents and they we're just enjoying themselves fun,fun all night.
05-10-2018
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"Shopping day" we went to Target and in Target they have a Starbucks. While the other ladies shopped, Evelyn and myself enjoyed a drink. I really do enjoy spending one on one time with our residents.
05-03-2018
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Our first bowling tournament was a success. Thank you to Brett Shepard our host from Clear Link Home Health we had a blast. And our first winner was Fran she scored 41 points.. We will be doing this again really soon.
04-24-2018
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There's nothing like ice cream, when its cold outside and nice and cozy inside. Saturday was our ice cream social. We had a blast. And Better Pecan, our favorite oh how we love it. I know our ladies and guys love it. Now I know to get more then two.
04-10-2018
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Limited time offer - - 10% off your base rent for the first six months of residency!! Check out the details...
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Come celebrate with us!
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In Mary B's, we have our volunteer, Allison and her grandmother, Sophie making pigs in a blanket together. It is wonderful how Bickford makes it possible for family members to feel like they are home.
04-05-2018
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St.Patrick's day was awesome we enjoyed our green floats. And our ladies we're telling me to get Green River soda. Something that I never heard of. Then that sparked a conversation about their past and what they used the soda for I enjoy hearing about our residents pass. and the ladies have so much ... Read Full Post
St.Patrick's day was awesome we enjoyed our green floats. And our ladies we're telling me to get Green River soda. Something that I never heard of. Then that sparked a conversation about their past and what they used the soda for I enjoy hearing about our residents pass. and the ladies have so much in common.
03-28-2018
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Exercise is so important, for so many reasons. That's why we have incorporated exercise into our daily routine here at Bickford of Aurora. Mondays we have Peter who instructs Tai Chi and on Thursdays we have Ellen (a residents daughter) who instructs Yoga. Our group gets bigger and bigger each ... Read Full Post
Exercise is so important, for so many reasons. That's why we have incorporated exercise into our daily routine here at Bickford of Aurora. Mondays we have Peter who instructs Tai Chi and on Thursdays we have Ellen (a residents daughter) who instructs Yoga. Our group gets bigger and bigger each week! Stop by sometime if you'd like to join in and see what's all about, we'd love to have you!
03-22-2018
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Nobody likes to think about Hospice. I can remember when we were approached about placing my dad on hospice. It was so scary and we definitely were skeptical. Please consider joining us for this very important topic. It is not something we like to talk about but saving your questions until the time ... Read Full Post
Nobody likes to think about Hospice. I can remember when we were approached about placing my dad on hospice. It was so scary and we definitely were skeptical. Please consider joining us for this very important topic. It is not something we like to talk about but saving your questions until the time of need can sometimes be overwhelming. We are hosting an event that you won't want to miss. Please RSVP to Katie (see details on the flyer). We would love to have you join us
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So excited to share the news!! Our first annual Easter Egg Hunt. Check out the flyer for details, we do have a separate hunt for the little ones. Please be sure to rsvp to Katie if you can join us!!
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We had a wonderful time at our first casino night. It was a blast. We had a Elvis impersonator,slot machines,food and drinks. Our residents truly enjoyed themselves. It felt as if we were in Las Vegas. Fun,fun and more fun.
03-15-2018
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Last night was so much fun! We celebrated Casino Night with slot machines, black jack table and Elvis!! Norma and Joe are so cute! They loved it!!
03-09-2018
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The ladies made beautiful arrangements with the green and white flowers. We cut out Shamrocks and decorated vases, placed the flowers and now have beautiful centerpieces for our dining room!
03-09-2018
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Decorating Cupcakes Today in Mary B's our residents are backing. It just amazes me when we have are cuetiviits in Mary B's how our residents respond. It's just wonderful how different smalls and listing to music and cooking and the *smiles* on our residents faces I know we're bringing happiness to ... Read Full Post
Decorating Cupcakes Today in Mary B's our residents are backing. It just amazes me when we have are cuetiviits in Mary B's how our residents respond. It's just wonderful how different smalls and listing to music and cooking and the *smiles* on our residents faces I know we're bringing happiness to our family:)
03-05-2018
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Love never dies Love never gets old. This picture of one of our couples, at our Valentine's Day Celebration proves that true love still exist!
02-22-2018
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We are happy to announce we are bringing our Bickford Community Bingo back. After a break during the holiday months, we are pleased to announce we're back! Please join us, Symphony at the Tiller's is sponsoring this event so you won't want to miss the great prizes! RSVP is great but not imperative. ... Read Full Post
We are happy to announce we are bringing our Bickford Community Bingo back. After a break during the holiday months, we are pleased to announce we're back! Please join us, Symphony at the Tiller's is sponsoring this event so you won't want to miss the great prizes! RSVP is great but not imperative. Hope to see you there!
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Social Workers, Nurses and Nursing Administrators... Please join us for this special event and take dinner home for your family. Made fresh from our Bread Basket kitchen to your home!
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It's so wonderful to see our loved ones still being active and loving it. This is one of our Tai Chi classes and it's always a full house and they enjoy this class. I enjoy seeing our seniors happy and active.
02-06-2018
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He stated that he wanted this picture to be on every Bickford postcard but I did one even better, it made it to our Happyinings Blog. This is a picture of one of our residents Evelyn and her son David @ our Luau Party it stole my heart. A mothers love is forever no matter the condition our love ... Read Full Post
He stated that he wanted this picture to be on every Bickford postcard but I did one even better, it made it to our Happyinings Blog. This is a picture of one of our residents Evelyn and her son David @ our Luau Party it stole my heart. A mothers love is forever no matter the condition our love ones are in we still have to treat them with love and respect.
01-30-2018
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It so warms my heart when I see our residents smiling and dancing. In Mary B's our BFM's take the time out to make our Residents feel like the can still be a part of something. listing to music is one of the best thing for our Mary B's residents. With that in this picture you will see one of BFM's ... Read Full Post
It so warms my heart when I see our residents smiling and dancing. In Mary B's our BFM's take the time out to make our Residents feel like the can still be a part of something. listing to music is one of the best thing for our Mary B's residents. With that in this picture you will see one of BFM's dancing with Shirley enjoying themselves.
01-23-2018
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This you DO NOT want to miss! Join Katie, our Community Relations Director, on Sunday, January 27th for a slice of Portillo's cake in celebration of National Cake Day!
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More details to follow....but we are very excited about our Luau Day!! Dust off your florals and join us in the Bistro to get your Lei and enjoy a smoothie. We will end the night with a movie and popcorn.
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Please join in on the fun for Hat Day! Details are on the flyer above...we expect to see some amazing hats, our ladies (and some of the guys) are really excited about showing off their hats. Hats were so popular in their era, we are sure to see some spectacular hats!
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Happy New Year from Sophie and Nurse Kim!! Sophie joined our family just before Christmas and is such a JOY to have around. Below she is toasting and ringing in the new year with Kim. We had Champagne and sparkling grape juice and a cheese tray. We had cookies and cupcakes because we don't want to ... Read Full Post
Happy New Year from Sophie and Nurse Kim!! Sophie joined our family just before Christmas and is such a JOY to have around. Below she is toasting and ringing in the new year with Kim. We had Champagne and sparkling grape juice and a cheese tray. We had cookies and cupcakes because we don't want to miss out on any calories!!
01-10-2018
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I know there are many people out there with questions regarding Power of Attorney. We will have a speaker here on Wednesday, January 24th at 6pm, Connie Renzi from Elder Law. Please RSVP to Katie at 630-631-5555 no later than Monday, January 22nd.
01-10-2018
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Just one of the MANY reasons I LOVE my job here at Bickford of Aurora, the time I can spend with my residents. Today I taught two groups to play Dutch Blitz, a game that I play with my family. Together we share their memories and they teach me AND I share my memories and things that are special to ... Read Full Post
Just one of the MANY reasons I LOVE my job here at Bickford of Aurora, the time I can spend with my residents. Today I taught two groups to play Dutch Blitz, a game that I play with my family. Together we share their memories and they teach me AND I share my memories and things that are special to me. This is a fast paced game and the results were mixed but how do you know if you're going to like something if you don't try it?! These ladies are always up for something new, just LOVE THEM !!!
01-10-2018
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January is going to be a busy month for us! Take a peek at what we have in store for our residents and families...
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Having fun in Mary B's putting together our reindeer gingerbread. All while reminiscing about Christmas time when their children were young and all the fun activities they enjoyed together as a family.
12-26-2017
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Please check out our facebook page to see what we've been up to in December!!! Here is just a small portion of what you'll find.....our bus was full when we went to see Christmas lights. We went two separate nights, once to Mooseheart and the other to Phillips Park! Merry Christmas and Happy ... Read Full Post
Please check out our facebook page to see what we've been up to in December!!! Here is just a small portion of what you'll find.....our bus was full when we went to see Christmas lights. We went two separate nights, once to Mooseheart and the other to Phillips Park! Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!
12-21-2017
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This week we had an amazing group of young people singing Christmas carols. One of our resident mentioned that it reminded her of when her kids were younger. I felt overwhelmed with joy, the kids read with our residents and played several different games with them. They had a blast.
12-12-2017
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One of our Mary B's Cuetivities today, were to make popcorn balls. And one of or residents Virginia stirred in the caramel . She enjoyed making them so much she help pass them out to our other residents.
12-05-2017
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I think it's just wonderful. When you can come to an assisted living and continue to live life as if you were still at home just with a little extra love. The Elf play at the paramount was a great way to begin our holiday season.
11-30-2017
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On cold fall days we just love riding around on "Howie" . Stopping at Dunkin Donuts for hot chocolate, riding around as our residents that are from Aurora, start reminiscing about what was around the town when they use to shop for their families. That just warms my heart with JOY!!!
11-22-2017
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In Mary B's they're playing Black Jack 21, and the dealer is one of our BFM's. They're having a casino experience with chips and all.
11-16-2017
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Today we celebrated Veterans Day, and it was amazing to hear the veterans talk about how they enjoyed serving our country. And the band of brother hood they hold near an dear to their hearts. Well when I took this picture of or to resident's Ivan and Bert it brought tears to my eyes. Just to hear ... Read Full Post
Today we celebrated Veterans Day, and it was amazing to hear the veterans talk about how they enjoyed serving our country. And the band of brother hood they hold near an dear to their hearts. Well when I took this picture of or to resident's Ivan and Bert it brought tears to my eyes. Just to hear one of our very own speak about World War 2 was just astounding. the whole room was in tears.. And a very special thanks to Chuck from the America Legion.
11-10-2017
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Today was beauty day, here at Bickord Aurora Wednesday's are usually the days our ladies and gentleman get a "Do up or a cut up". And our ladies usually get there nails done. We call it "Pretty Nails" and one of or very own Virginia played the organ.
11-08-2017
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Our residents here at Bickford of Aurora had our first fire safety training with Michael. He showed us different demonstrations on how the old fire safety gear looked and he also had modern gear as well. One of our very own, Rich got to dress up as a firefighter. He always wanted to be a ... Read Full Post
Our residents here at Bickford of Aurora had our first fire safety training with Michael. He showed us different demonstrations on how the old fire safety gear looked and he also had modern gear as well. One of our very own, Rich got to dress up as a firefighter. He always wanted to be a firefighter and finally got his chance today.
11-07-2017
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In Mary B's having a cup of coffee and a gingersnap cookie all while were on our journey traveling to Africa!! We enjoyed our trip..
11-07-2017
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Today we had "The Scoop". A time that we get together to talk about upcoming events. We'll be taking a trip to the Paramount Theater to see Elf, making some delicious cranberry sauce soon, yum!! We enjoyed having conversations about past Thanksgiving recipes and family gatherings.
11-06-2017
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Check out what's baking in our oven in Mary B's, Virginia is getting a little help from Janice one of our BFM's (Bickford Family Members)today, they are baking lemon bars today. We like to bake things that bring back memories of home. The smells here are amazing! Stop by some day to smell for ... Read Full Post
Check out what's baking in our oven in Mary B's, Virginia is getting a little help from Janice one of our BFM's (Bickford Family Members)today, they are baking lemon bars today. We like to bake things that bring back memories of home. The smells here are amazing! Stop by some day to smell for yourself!!
11-03-2017
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As you can see, our Halloween costume contest was a BLAST!! We sure like to celebrate here at Bickford of Aurora. We had a door decorating contest, welcoming our residents' families in for a special trick or treat and ended our week with the costume contest....
11-03-2017
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We are hoping to see you to celebrate FALL....and our six month anniversary. We will have an open house with lots of treats....see the attached flyer for details
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3rd place goes to NORMA AND JOE....
10-23-2017
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2nd place winner is MARY D
10-23-2017
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We are SERIOUS about competition around here....Spooky competition, that is!! Check out the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners. Check out our facebook page to see all of the doors. This is our 1st place winner....LOUIE
10-23-2017
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Aurora, IL 60506
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