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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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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Brother Bob is here every Monday morning at 10am to start our week out right:)
08-21-2017
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Take a peak at the fun September happynings!
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Mary B's nautical courtyard.
08-16-2017
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Our newly designed front porch!
08-16-2017
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Residents enjoying the new courtyard furniture.
08-16-2017
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Singing a long with Paul!
08-16-2017
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The raffle is coming up August 26 with proceeds going to the Alzheimer's Walk. Thanks to Deb Hargus, a residents daughter, for making and donating the beautiful quilt!
08-16-2017
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Target practice on Western Day !
08-16-2017
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Get the spurs in the boot!
08-16-2017
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Great day for a Battle Creek Bombers baseball game!
08-16-2017
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Solving the worlds problems with Dianne:)
07-28-2017
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Soaking up the sun on a beautiful summer day!
07-25-2017
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A beautiful eighty degree day! Perfect for gardening!
07-25-2017
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Take a peek at Augusts activity calendar!
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Happy Hour with Anne and Dave.
07-18-2017
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Nancy's Birthday and Happy Hour!
07-18-2017
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John enjoying the goat named Snowflake!
07-17-2017
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Goats visited today! 4-H goats practicing their social skills!
07-17-2017
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Lots of scrumptious goodies were donated for our bake sale to support the Alzheimer's Association.
07-13-2017
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We are raffling off a beautiful quilt made and donated by a residents daughter, Deb Hargus, for the Alzheimers Association.
07-13-2017
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Take a peek at our July Newsletter
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Beautiful Norma and her daughter at our Mothers Day celebration :)
05-11-2017
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Desserts, cheese and wine for our Mothers Day celebration!
05-11-2017
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Hard at work creating clay flower pots for the garden!
05-11-2017
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Check out our revised Mothers Day flyer!
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Please join us for a Mothers Day Celebration!
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Paul Sings! is always a hit!
04-24-2017
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Beckford's monthly Men's Lunch.....Pizza and root beer!
04-24-2017
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3432 Capital Avenue SW
Battle Creek, MI 49015
269-979-9600