Bickford of Bloomington

Independent & Assisted Living

Nothing can replace home. At Bickford of Bloomington, 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 independent living and 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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Here is our December News You Can Use!
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Hey Everyone! It is that time again for our Family Counsel. We will be discussing our Happiness Survey and talking about ways to improve Bickford! We hope to see you there!
Check out the PDF 11-02-2017
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We are excited to announce our partnership with Youthbuild of McLean County! We will be welcoming 4 young ladies into our Family Tree to help us around the building. They will be assisting our CNA's with their tasks, helping with building maintenance, activities and in the Bread Basket. They will ... Read Full Post
We are excited to announce our partnership with Youthbuild of McLean County! We will be welcoming 4 young ladies into our Family Tree to help us around the building. They will be assisting our CNA's with their tasks, helping with building maintenance, activities and in the Bread Basket. They will be with us Every Tuesday and Thursday from 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM. If you see them be sure to introduce yourself and send them a warm welcome here at Bickford Senior Living of Bloomington.
10-26-2017
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OUr upcoming November News Letter for everyone to take a look at!
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We had a very special guest handing out candy at our Family Day. Tyrone the Moose came in and greeted the children and families as well as bringing his own big bag of candy to have kids come trick or treat from!
10-23-2017
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We wrapped up our party with trick or treating. Residents were stationed around the building with buckets of candy and all the kids got to meet each resident and trick or treat. Of course they all got treats and no tricks! :)
10-23-2017
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one of our other outside activities for our Fall Festival Family Day, along with bobbing for apples, ring toss, croquet, and horse shoes was our three legged race! We had so much fun doing this activity!!!
10-23-2017
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Among the outdoor games we had Bobbing for Apples! In he picture we have Karen taking turns with some of the kids not afraid to get wet and try their luck getting an apple for a prize. Karen was truly fearless and dove into the bucket coming out with a wet face and an apple!
10-23-2017
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We had a little monkey running around all day! She had so much fun it was hard to get her to stay still long enough to snap this cute picture of her!
10-23-2017
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More of our indoor activities included painting fall leaf sun catchers, and in the background we had pumpkin decorating.
10-23-2017
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Our Family Day was a huge success. We had food galore! Games! Prizes! and of course candy! At one point we had a head count of 45 people in our living room sharing stories, laughter, jokes, and smiles.
10-23-2017
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Our outings are designed to strengthen friendships, link communities and join hands in fellowship. Richard was having a hard time walking back to the bus after the outing so Dave took him by the hand, gave him several words of encouragement and together they made it with smiles on their faces!
10-23-2017
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Karen loved "Bess" the cow. We were all very surprised on how soft a cows fur is.
10-23-2017
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Warren found this truck and was intrigued as it brought back a lot of memories of his younger days as a farmer and car enthusiast!
10-23-2017
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On Friday we went to Ackerman's Pumpkin Patch in Morton. We had a fun group and they picked out pumpkins, petted animals int he petting zoo and enjoyed the beautiful day!
10-23-2017
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Here is some of our outing crowd who attended the Notre Dame Concert
10-23-2017
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Boy oh Boy! We have had an exciting week! We saw the University of Notre Dame Glee club, we went to the pumpkin patch and of course our family day was on Saturday! Here are some of the pictures from our fun times! Below is the Notre Dame Glee Club at Saint Patrick's Church. We attended their ... Read Full Post
Boy oh Boy! We have had an exciting week! We saw the University of Notre Dame Glee club, we went to the pumpkin patch and of course our family day was on Saturday! Here are some of the pictures from our fun times! Below is the Notre Dame Glee Club at Saint Patrick's Church. We attended their concert Sunday night.
10-23-2017
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For Family Heritage day! We made family Tree Ornaments with our family initials on it! We had so much fun talking about where we came from and how we got to where we are!
10-13-2017
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Join Us for our Fall Festival this weekend. October 21! We will have yummy snacks! Ghoulish Games, Trick or Treating and Much More! Bring the whole family for a day of fun. 1:00 PM-4:00 PM
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Annual Flu Clinic at Bickford Senior Living in Bloomington!!!! Date: Tuesday, October 17, 2017 Time: 2:30- 4:00 p.m. Location: 2nd Floor Living Room Please sign up at the medication room and complete consent form if you are interested in having the influenza vaccination at our flu clinic. (Note: ... Read Full Post
Annual Flu Clinic at Bickford Senior Living in Bloomington!!!! Date: Tuesday, October 17, 2017 Time: 2:30- 4:00 p.m. Location: 2nd Floor Living Room Please sign up at the medication room and complete consent form if you are interested in having the influenza vaccination at our flu clinic. (Note: This is for all BFM's and Residents.)
10-13-2017
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Memories are sparked by music, music is at the core of our foundation. Today we had Tiffany M come to perform for us on the piano playing many songs from our residents youth. Lots of smiles all around.
10-04-2017
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We had some movers and shakers in the audience! They had so much fun with Dallas Stanberger!
10-04-2017
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We had one of our favorite performers here yesterday. Dallas Stanberger performed music from the 1920's-60's. We had a blast!
10-04-2017
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We are excited to see everyone for our Family Day!
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Annual Flu Clinic at Bickford Senior Living in Bloomington!!!! Date: Tuesday, October 17, 2017 Time: 2:30- 4:00 p.m. Location: 2nd Floor Living Room Please sign up at the medication room and complete consent form if you are interested in having the influenza vaccination at our flu clinic. Read Full Post
Annual Flu Clinic at Bickford Senior Living in Bloomington!!!! Date: Tuesday, October 17, 2017 Time: 2:30- 4:00 p.m. Location: 2nd Floor Living Room Please sign up at the medication room and complete consent form if you are interested in having the influenza vaccination at our flu clinic.
09-28-2017
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Annual Flu Clinic at Bickford Senior Living in Bloomington!!!! Date: Tuesday, October 17, 2017 Time: 2:30- 4:00 p.m. Location: 2nd Floor Living Room Please sign up at the medication room and complete consent form if you are interested in having the influenza vaccination at our flu clinic. Read Full Post
Annual Flu Clinic at Bickford Senior Living in Bloomington!!!! Date: Tuesday, October 17, 2017 Time: 2:30- 4:00 p.m. Location: 2nd Floor Living Room Please sign up at the medication room and complete consent form if you are interested in having the influenza vaccination at our flu clinic.
09-28-2017
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Annual Flu Clinic at Bickford Senior Living in Bloomington!!!! Date: Tuesday, October 17, 2017 Time: 2:30- 4:00 p.m. Location: 2nd Floor Living Room Please sign up at the medication room and complete consent form if you are interested in having the influenza vaccination at our flu clinic. Read Full Post
Annual Flu Clinic at Bickford Senior Living in Bloomington!!!! Date: Tuesday, October 17, 2017 Time: 2:30- 4:00 p.m. Location: 2nd Floor Living Room Please sign up at the medication room and complete consent form if you are interested in having the influenza vaccination at our flu clinic.
09-28-2017
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Here is our October News Letter!
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Hey Everyone, Just to let everyone know it has been decided we are going to cancel this coming Sunday Family Day so that we can focus more resources on a bigger celebration for our families in October and December. We decided that we wanted to dedicate the available resources we have to two large ... Read Full Post
Hey Everyone, Just to let everyone know it has been decided we are going to cancel this coming Sunday Family Day so that we can focus more resources on a bigger celebration for our families in October and December. We decided that we wanted to dedicate the available resources we have to two large parties every other month instead of a small party every month. However, we encourage you still to come and visit on Sunday as it is Grandparents Day! Thank you for your understanding. Sincerely, Bickford Bloomington LEC
09-08-2017
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This afternoon Bickford in Bloomington was treated to a once in a lifetime event. We were just north of totality during a total solar eclipse. Lots of BFM's came outside to watch the different stages of the eclipse and the clouds that had covered the sky seemed to break just in time for the show to ... Read Full Post
This afternoon Bickford in Bloomington was treated to a once in a lifetime event. We were just north of totality during a total solar eclipse. Lots of BFM's came outside to watch the different stages of the eclipse and the clouds that had covered the sky seemed to break just in time for the show to start. Some BFM's were moved to tears as it was the first eclipse in their lifetime others were flooded with memories from the last solar eclipse from their childhood.
08-21-2017
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Dave, Gordon and Velma waiting in Line at Carl's to get their ice cream.
08-21-2017
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On Saturday the weather was beautiful so we went for a drive on the Bickford bus and went to a local ice cream shoppe. The bus was full capacity of excited BFM's eager to get their ice cream. Bickford Senior Living took up 1/3 of the shops tables. We had so much involvement. The picture shows about ... Read Full Post
On Saturday the weather was beautiful so we went for a drive on the Bickford bus and went to a local ice cream shoppe. The bus was full capacity of excited BFM's eager to get their ice cream. Bickford Senior Living took up 1/3 of the shops tables. We had so much involvement. The picture shows about half the group that went.
08-21-2017
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Here is our littlest volunteer at Friday's car wash fund raiser. Her favorite part was jumping in front of the hose and getting soaked!
08-21-2017
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On Friday we were washing cars to raise money for Alzheimer's research. We raised almost 400 dollars in less than 2 hours. Way to go team! Angela, our director really enjoyed washing the Synergy vehicle.
08-21-2017
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Here is our September News Letter!
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Here is an example of just how excited our BFM's were to listen to the Peoria Area Accordion Club!
08-16-2017
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Music is key to memories. We had a group come in to unlock those memories in a very unique style by playing accordions. Everyone enjoyed them tremendously!
08-16-2017
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Friday we are having a benefit car wash to help raise money for the Alzheimer's Association. We are suggesting a $5.00 donation for the car wash and anything additional for the hot dog lunch we will be providing. We look forward to seeing you all there to get your car clean for a great cause!
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We had fun games like Snake in the Hole which is played a lot like bean bag toss, and in the picture below, Jim and Ginny, are playing Horse Shoes! Ginny surprised herself playing several games and winning most of them! Way to go Ginny our new Horse Shoe Champion!
08-10-2017
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Ruth liked our LEC's hat so much she asked to have her picture taken wearing it. Yee Haw Cowgirl!!
08-10-2017
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Some of our BFM's decorated their own cowboy/cowgirl hats. Below is a picture of Karen with her decorated hat she wore all day long!
08-10-2017
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Yesterday we had our monthly theme day. It was Western day and we had fun games like Snake in the Hole, and Horse Shoe, as well as some square dancing, and lots of yummy food, like trail mix for those long nights on the trail, chips and salsa (Not from New York City) and Fire Popping Corn. We also ... Read Full Post
Yesterday we had our monthly theme day. It was Western day and we had fun games like Snake in the Hole, and Horse Shoe, as well as some square dancing, and lots of yummy food, like trail mix for those long nights on the trail, chips and salsa (Not from New York City) and Fire Popping Corn. We also had Cactus Juice Punch and we all know cowboys like their root beer from the local saloon, so we had root beer floats!
08-10-2017
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Music is the key to many memories. During our Developing Melodies Session yesterday our BFM's got to get hands on with some fun musical instruments and sing some songs from their childhood.
08-08-2017
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We celebrated a very happy 80th birthday with this lovely lady today. She had a barber shop quartet come in and sing happy birthday to her.
08-08-2017
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Yesterday we had one of our local pianists come to play piano for us. All the BFM's love when she comes to share her talent with us! Thank you so much Tiffany!
07-21-2017
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BFM's were given a place mad with 5 empty slots on it and fun culinary facts about gelato. They were then given samples of the gelato and they had to come up with the flavor of the gelato and write their guess on their place mat. When the tasting was over we all went over the answers. Some were ... Read Full Post
BFM's were given a place mad with 5 empty slots on it and fun culinary facts about gelato. They were then given samples of the gelato and they had to come up with the flavor of the gelato and write their guess on their place mat. When the tasting was over we all went over the answers. Some were really creative!!!
07-21-2017
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We even transformed our activity room into a real life Italian Gelato Shoppe where family memebers could come taste different authentic flavored gelato and learn what the difference between Italian gelato is compared to American ice cream that we are used to having all the time.
07-21-2017
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Incoming! A few new pictures from our Italian Theme day. Italian day is one of our annual Pearls Passions. The staff really got into the Italian mood and we did a lot of fun things with the theme. Here is a picture of our transformed Bread Basket tables to mimic an Italian eatery.
07-21-2017
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07-18-2017
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It is true!!! There is gold at the end of the rainbow. If gold is happy and caring staff with hearts of gold and residents who live life to the fullest, having fun every day! This is Bickford Senior Living in Bloomington, Illinois! You can feel the love radiate from its doors. Welcome home!
07-11-2017
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