Bickford of Battle Creek

Assisted Living & Memory Care

Nothing can replace home. At Bickford of Battle Creek, 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 and memory care services, we invite you to share your stories with us, to see Bickford as an extension of your home.

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Bickford Cottage of Battle Creek is proud to partner with the Food Bank of South Central Michigan and Toys for Tots to be a drop off location for canned food and new, unwrapped toys! Stop by today with your donations!
11-14-2018
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First Snowman of the season!
11-11-2018
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Sneak peek of our Holiday Happynings!
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Fun with Allison! We made our Halloween masks for Trick-or-Treating! Stop by on Halloween at 6:00pm for candy and fun!
10-25-2018
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Meet Ben, our new Branch Buddy!
10-16-2018
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It's time for our Pearl Awards! Please help me in congratulating our newest Pearls! Lindsay - Optimistically Warm Dianne - Curious Work Ethic - Ashley F. Empathetic - Beth Self-Aware - Sonia (not pictured) Congrats, ladies! We are proud to have you represent our family!
10-08-2018
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Meet our Bickford Family Member and Resident of the Month! Sonia is our BFM of the month! Sonia has worked at Bickford since May 2017 as a CNA and now Medication Passer. Sonia has been married to her husband, John, for 25 years and has three children. She loves to scrapbook, read, and travel. If ... Read Full Post
Meet our Bickford Family Member and Resident of the Month! Sonia is our BFM of the month! Sonia has worked at Bickford since May 2017 as a CNA and now Medication Passer. Sonia has been married to her husband, John, for 25 years and has three children. She loves to scrapbook, read, and travel. If she is not with her family or at work, she can be found at church. Sonia has a deep love and devotion to God and her family. When asked what she loves about Bickford, Sonia says the resident life stories which help her connect to them and better understand everyone. We are proud of have Sonia as a member of our family! Jackie is our resident of the month! She was born and raised in Detroit. She raised three children with her husband, Edward. She also has eight grandchildren! Jackie has always found joy in hosting many family holiday get-togethers and parties! Jackie attended Central Michigan University and earned her bachelors' degree in education. She worked as a teacher for five years and earned an Excellence in Education award! After that, Jackie concentrated on raising her children, Maureen, Terence, and Mari and working as a part-time hostess at Italian Gardens, a restaurant in Flint. Jackie enjoys reading and writing poetry and loves to attend church. She also enjoys cooking, baking, dance, and exercise. Jackie is very social and loves participating in activities around the Branch. Jackie is definitely Bickford's sweetheart!
10-05-2018
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Welcoming Fall with our October Festivities!
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Fun with Allison! We made a baby blanket for one of our BFMs!
09-24-2018
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Anne is enjoying our 50's music!
09-20-2018
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Meet our new BFM and Resident of the month! Savannah has worked at Bickford for four months! She loves caring for others so much that she is going to further her career in nursing to become a pediatric nurse! Nursing runs deep in her family. Savannah's mom and grandmother are both nurses. Savannah ... Read Full Post
Meet our new BFM and Resident of the month! Savannah has worked at Bickford for four months! She loves caring for others so much that she is going to further her career in nursing to become a pediatric nurse! Nursing runs deep in her family. Savannah's mom and grandmother are both nurses. Savannah is very active and enjoys volleyball, soccer, and track. She also loves to binge watch tv and to shop! Savannah also uses her free time to volunteer on resident outings! Savannah said that her favorite part of Bickford is the residents and other BFMs. We are proud to have Savannah part of our family! Doris is our resident of the month! She was born in Washington to Phoebe and Larry. Doris has two sisters, once of which is her twin, Barbara. Barbara still lives in Washington. Doris was married to Jerry for 30 years and has two daughters and four granddaughters. Doris is a dog-lover and has a dog named Precious who lives with her daughter, Melody. Doris was a manager in Arizona for many years! She is an avid gardener and takes great care of our courtyard flowers and veggies! She loves to make flower arrangements and being outside. Doris never says no to ice cream, especially chocolate/vanilla swirl. Doris's favorite activity is going to the casino. Doris helps with each resident and loves helping in the dining room. We are lucky to call Doris our family!
09-13-2018
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A little Sunday morning kickball!
09-02-2018
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Welcome to Fall!!!!
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Sneak peek of Hollywood Day! Go to our Facebook page later today to see more!
08-23-2018
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Check out Marg singing with Cheryl, our wonderful piano player!
08-23-2018
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Meet our new BFM and Resident of the Month! Lindsay has worked at Bickford for one year as a medication passer! She has four children so she stays busy! She is always working so she can save money for her next exciting vacation. She spends all of her free time with her family and baking. Lindsay ... Read Full Post
Meet our new BFM and Resident of the Month! Lindsay has worked at Bickford for one year as a medication passer! She has four children so she stays busy! She is always working so she can save money for her next exciting vacation. She spends all of her free time with her family and baking. Lindsay says that Bickford feels like a second home where everyone is family. We are proud to have Lindsay as part of our Bickford family! Lorraine is a Marshall native but has lived at Bickford for almost a year! She married the love of her life, Dale, and they had two wonderful children. She has four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. She loves furry animals and yard work. She could spend all day playing golf! Lorraine loves ice cream, popcorn, and snickers bars. She is very active and loves to socialize and shop! We are happy Lorraine is part of our family!
08-17-2018
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We went to the movies! The residents chose Mission Impossible to see and we had a great time!
08-17-2018
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Check out Jackie fishing for prizes during our County Fair Day! Head over to our Facebook page for more pictures and videos! https://www.facebook.com/Bickford-Cottage-Of-Battle-Creek-1747003472276637/?rf=133674003349957
08-09-2018
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Our resident Alice training our newest BFMs!
08-09-2018
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07-26-2018
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Lots of end of summer fun in August! Check it out!
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Meet our new BFM and Resident of the month! Tashana is our BFM of the month! Tashana has worked at Bickford since October 2015 as the Administrative Assistant. She is engaged to her high school sweetheart after reconnecting 8 years ago. She is a busy mom of 4 children. When she has a few minutes to ... Read Full Post
Meet our new BFM and Resident of the month! Tashana is our BFM of the month! Tashana has worked at Bickford since October 2015 as the Administrative Assistant. She is engaged to her high school sweetheart after reconnecting 8 years ago. She is a busy mom of 4 children. When she has a few minutes to herself, Tashana spends it researching Genealogy. She is very involved in many volunteer organizations. She can't pick just one thing she loves about Bickford because she loves it all! We are proud to call Tashana our Bickford Family Member! Nancy is our Resident of the Month! She was born in the Netherlands and has three brothers and one sister. When her family came to America, they settled in California. Nancy married and had two children, a son and a daughter. She loves animals, especially beagles. While in California, Nancy was a Go-Go Dancer and a Strawberry Picker! She then became a CNA for 14 years! She loves to read mysteries like Nancy Drew and enjoy music. We are happy to have Nancy with us every day!
07-20-2018
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Check out Thelma's new escort!
07-06-2018
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Meet our newest Black Pearls! Sonia, Jamila, and Jessie have been voted by their peers to receive this great honor! Being a Black Pearl means that these ladies will be leaders in the Branch. They will be our lead trainers as well as leading our daily meetings during each shift. Please congratulate ... Read Full Post
Meet our newest Black Pearls! Sonia, Jamila, and Jessie have been voted by their peers to receive this great honor! Being a Black Pearl means that these ladies will be leaders in the Branch. They will be our lead trainers as well as leading our daily meetings during each shift. Please congratulate each of these Black Pearls when you see them as well as seek them out if you need anything!
06-28-2018
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Here comes July! Summer Fun!
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Meet our new BFM of the Month and Resident of the Month! Stephanie is our BFM of the month! She works third shift but is quick to come in early or stay late to help her fellow family members! She has been here since March 2018. Stephanie married her high school sweetheart and they created a ... Read Full Post
Meet our new BFM of the Month and Resident of the Month! Stephanie is our BFM of the month! She works third shift but is quick to come in early or stay late to help her fellow family members! She has been here since March 2018. Stephanie married her high school sweetheart and they created a beautiful family. She spends as much time with them as she can! They enjoy fishing and going to the movies. The thing Stephanie loves the most about Bickford is serving, helping, and caring for the residents. This is the purpose she knows God gave her in life. We are proud to have Stephanie as part of our family! Trudy is our resident of the month! She was born in Port Huron and raised in Battle Creek. Her mother was a housewife and her father worked for Grand Trunk Railroad. Trudy was married to the love of her life, Ross, for 53 years. They had two children, Diana and Sandra. Trudy has six grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Trudy and her husband both worked for Kellogg Company. Trudy enjoyed playing the organ, crossword puzzles, and jigsaw puzzles. In her younger years, she enjoyed bowling. Trudy is kind and gentle and really enjoys helping everyone around her. We are lucky to have Trudy with us!
06-21-2018
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We'd like to introduce our new Pearls! Each of these ladies have earned a new Pearl for their name tag. Each pearl represents a quality that each BFM has embodied throughout the last few months! Brittany represents Work Ethic Sonia represents Optimistically Warm Ashley W. represents Curious Jessie ... Read Full Post
We'd like to introduce our new Pearls! Each of these ladies have earned a new Pearl for their name tag. Each pearl represents a quality that each BFM has embodied throughout the last few months! Brittany represents Work Ethic Sonia represents Optimistically Warm Ashley W. represents Curious Jessie represents Self Aware Jamie represents Empathic Please join me in congratulating these BFMs!
06-06-2018
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Check out our new GIANT beach ball! The residents are having a blast with it already!
06-06-2018
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Summer has started! Take a peek of our summer activities!
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Meet our new Kitchen Manager, Carlos Rolon! Just like your family, we had Carlos fill out his life song. See his answers below and maybe learn something new! Carlos is fluent in Spanish, French, and Italian. He was born to David and Maria Rolon. He has 4 siblings, Juan, Maria, Elena, and Luis. ... Read Full Post
Meet our new Kitchen Manager, Carlos Rolon! Just like your family, we had Carlos fill out his life song. See his answers below and maybe learn something new! Carlos is fluent in Spanish, French, and Italian. He was born to David and Maria Rolon. He has 4 siblings, Juan, Maria, Elena, and Luis. Carlos is the youngest of the bunch! He has two children, Micah who is 7 and Bennett, who is 5. For holidays, Carlos's family refuses to accept gifts. Instead, they just want to spend time together while cooking traditional Mexican food. Carlos was trained at Le Cordon Bleu in Paris, France. He traveled throughout Paris, Spain, Amsterdam, and Chicago cooking and learning new techniques. He also won a silver medal in the Culinary Olympics. His favorite color is purple and, unsurprisingly, his favorite room in the house is the kitchen. He loves the sounds of the ice cream truck and meat searing in a hot pan. He loves the smells of grilling and chocolate chip cookies. Stop by the kitchen to say hello to our new Kitchen Manager, Carlos!
05-21-2018
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Check out our Chef Carlos teaching residents how to make pickles! We learned about the different cucumbers you can use, the different canning techniques, and the different pickling liquids!
05-16-2018
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All of your loved ones living at Bickford Cottage in Battle Creek have filled out Life Song stories about their lives. Dianne sat down with the new Director, Allison, and had her fill out one, too! See her answers below! Born in Grand Rapids, Michigan and raised in Cedar Springs, Michigan, Allison ... Read Full Post
All of your loved ones living at Bickford Cottage in Battle Creek have filled out Life Song stories about their lives. Dianne sat down with the new Director, Allison, and had her fill out one, too! See her answers below! Born in Grand Rapids, Michigan and raised in Cedar Springs, Michigan, Allison now lives in Portage. She also lived in Iowa for a year. Her parents are Ward and Tina and she has two sisters. Allison is the middle child. Her older sister has two children who Allison is very close with. Her favorite childhood memory is waking up at 5:00am to open presents on Christmas morning and then make cinnamon rolls. Her family always goes out to eat for Thanksgiving because none of them really enjoy cooking. When they do have a holiday meal, it always includes fried rice. Allison has a pet chinchilla named Finn and a fish tank. Finn is 4 years old and can live up to 10 more years! After graduating with a Bachelor's degree in Marketing Management, Allison attended and graduated from Cooley Law in Grand Rapids. Allison collects miniature elephants and enjoys redoing furniture. She once turned an old trunk into a filing cabinet. She enjoys reality tv and documentaries. Allison also enjoys reading mystery/suspense novels and funny biographies. She also enjoys organizing things but does not like to get dirty! Allison enjoys playing euchre, yahtzee, and farkle. Allison loves pink and gold. She also enjoys the smell of lavender and is hoping to have some planted in our courtyard! She also enjoys the quiet after a heavy snow and bird chirping in the morning. We hope you learned something interesting about our new Director and that you stop in on May 16th for our first Family Council to meet Allison if you haven't already!
05-02-2018
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See what fun is coming up in May!
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Congratulations to our new Bickford Family Member of the month, Samantha M., and our Resident of the month, Willard! Sam has worked at Bickford Cottage of Battle Creek since July 2016 as a CNA. She joined our family as her first experience in healthcare. Sam loves to hang out with her family as ... Read Full Post
Congratulations to our new Bickford Family Member of the month, Samantha M., and our Resident of the month, Willard! Sam has worked at Bickford Cottage of Battle Creek since July 2016 as a CNA. She joined our family as her first experience in healthcare. Sam loves to hang out with her family as much as possible. She is a dedicated fiance, mother, and worker. Sam believes in family bonding and life-long happiness. When not at work, Sam is spending every possible moment with her two daughters. We are proud to have Samantha as our part of our Bickford Family! Willard was born in Doster, Michigan to Elta and William at the ninth of twelve children. His father was an onion farmer and his mother raised the children. Willard was married to Beverly for 56 years. They traveled around the country including over 75 visits to Las Vegas! They have three children and seven grandchildren. Willard also has thirteen great-grandchildren. Willard worked for American Fire Apparatus for 29 years. He built and rented nine homes. He loves sports, especially the Detroit Tigers! Willard collects Hallmark ornaments and grew roses in his front yard. Willard is a special man and is always happy to share a warm story!
04-15-2018
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Leaping into Spring with our April calendar! Take a peek!
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Take a peek at our March Happynings!
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Take a peek of our "LOVE" newsletter for February!
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Happy New Year 2018!
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Check out all the fun contained in our holiday newsletter!
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Planning for the Christmas Holidays! Please plan to join us!
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A sneak peek of our November Activity calendar!
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Karen is enjoying designing a wreath with her fall flowers!
09-27-2017
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getting our craft on with pretty feathers!
09-27-2017
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Bickford Family Picnic 2017
09-27-2017
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A great day of fishing and a picnic at Whitford Lake!
09-27-2017
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Beautiful day for The Alzheimer's Memory walk!
09-27-2017
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Check out our fun October Happynings!
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Our gorgeous Annabelle fresh from the salon! thanks for doing such a nice job on our Residents! Jeri and Joan!
08-30-2017
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Alzheimer's Walk 2017. It was a beautiful morning for a two mile stroll with fellow Alzheimer Walkers!
08-30-2017
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Residents working hard on fork fans on Crafty Wednesday!
08-30-2017
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Battle Creek, MI 49015
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