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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Our Halloween party was a hit. There were so many kids and our residents where so ready to pass candy. Mary was siting by her door waiting with a big smile on her face.
11-09-2018
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It's that time of year to start our hot chocolate bar with all the fixing. From whip cream to chocolate chips and let's not forget the wafer cookie our residents enjoy the wafer cookies. So if your in Aurora come and grab a cup of our hot chocolate to stay warm for the rest of your day.
10-29-2018
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We had a wonderful time at Abbey Farm. I've never been their an some of the ladies told me stories about there family getting their Christmas threes from Abbey's tree farm. I enjoy hearing old stories about our residents past. And all our ladies brought something. Just look at the small on Velda ... Read Full Post
We had a wonderful time at Abbey Farm. I've never been their an some of the ladies told me stories about there family getting their Christmas threes from Abbey's tree farm. I enjoy hearing old stories about our residents past. And all our ladies brought something. Just look at the small on Velda face.
10-16-2018
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There's nothing like a Fall day with hot coco an a great black and white movie. :)
10-02-2018
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It was a beautiful day out so we went to the Farmers market. The residents brought blue berries and I brought red apples for our bistro. Then Audrey came across this pumpkin and said poor thing looks like it has a bad case of the Measles. We just laughed so hard.
09-26-2018
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Every Sunday Deacon Tim Does communion for our residents. If your out on Sunday visiting your love ones please stop by for communion.
09-19-2018
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Our grandparents day was a blast, we had popcorn and watched the movie Shrek. Our residents grand kids got to make add candy to their popcorn like m&m's, chocolate chips or Reese's pieces. And played other games. It was just a fun time.
09-10-2018
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Check out our new Veteran's wall. We are honoring Mary Bickford's husband and son along with our residents that have served our country. So proud to showcase their beautiful photos! A special THANK YOU to Ivan, one of our current residents, he helped me get this project up and going!
09-07-2018
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Oh my, the resident's keep saying it's almost September. We had a special lunch in the park today and a wonderful walk. Our resident's enjoy the weather outside today. Just perfect for fried chicken,pasta salad and a sweet Hawaiian bun. I cant forget our dessert from the kitchen honey bun cake it ... Read Full Post
Oh my, the resident's keep saying it's almost September. We had a special lunch in the park today and a wonderful walk. Our resident's enjoy the weather outside today. Just perfect for fried chicken,pasta salad and a sweet Hawaiian bun. I cant forget our dessert from the kitchen honey bun cake it was delicious and it put a smile on our resident's faces.
08-31-2018
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Thursday's with Ellen, our yoga instructor really gives our ladies a great workout. She's very patient and kind to or residents. So if your in Aurora stop by Bickford on Thursday's and enjoy chair yoga with us.
08-23-2018
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When we had our meet and greet for our new director Brett I took the most beautiful picture of mother ,daughter and granddaughter. It's a generational picture I just love this so much.
08-14-2018
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Nail Day is always one of great days. That's also hair day an it's a full day of beauty we call it our spa day. Our resident enjoy it and so do we. It's just a great time to set and chat with our resident. I love it, and it brings smiles to their faces.:)
08-01-2018
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Please help us welcome our new Executive Director, Brett Saxon. Brett has been married for 19 years to his wife, Claudeen and they are the proud parents of twin girls, Brynne and Bradey. When not coaching his daughters softball games, Brett enjoys hiking, fishing and camping. Brett has twenty plus ... Read Full Post
Please help us welcome our new Executive Director, Brett Saxon. Brett has been married for 19 years to his wife, Claudeen and they are the proud parents of twin girls, Brynne and Bradey. When not coaching his daughters softball games, Brett enjoys hiking, fishing and camping. Brett has twenty plus years of experience working as a Licensed Nursing Home Administrator and has enjoyed operating their family business, The Tillers in Oswego.
07-26-2018
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We always have a good turn out for our mid -day movies, with hot popcorn and a cold drink. If your in the neighborhood we always have an extra set , so keep your eyes out for our next mid day movie.
07-24-2018
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A little wine never hurt anyone! Happy hour.... so nice that Mersene's daughter, Paula, could join her for happy hour AND to celebrate her ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY with Bickford! Love :)
07-20-2018
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I always love when mother and daughter can cook in the kitchen together. Mary's daughter came by to help her mom make her famous chocolate cake. It had Mary B's smelling so good, and the cake was delicious. Just look at the smile on Mary's face, that's just heart warming.
07-17-2018
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Look at the smile on Jean face one of our resident in Mary B's as she made smoothies with one of our BFM's assistance. All our resident put there love in that smoothie. And the end result was perfect. Just with a little help and a lot love things turn out well. And we all enjoyed the smoothie.
06-27-2018
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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!!
Check out the PDF 03-20-2018
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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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7 South Orchard Road
Aurora, IL 60506
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