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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This Friday we will be having a trunk sale and fashion show. Since it is Mother's Day weekend we would like to see our moms pair up with their daughters for this show! If you are interested in participating please let the LEC know or Angela, our director know what size you wear as soon as possible ... Read Full Post
This Friday we will be having a trunk sale and fashion show. Since it is Mother's Day weekend we would like to see our moms pair up with their daughters for this show! If you are interested in participating please let the LEC know or Angela, our director know what size you wear as soon as possible so we can make sure we have that size available for you on Friday.
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It's Nurses Week and we asked our nurses what fun ways they wanted to celebrate. Here are the theme days they wanted. Feel free to come visit and participate in each of our themes!
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At the end of Tuesday's concert, one of the band members sat down with our Lorraine. She is a ukulele player herself and brought her bass ukulele and her Hawaiian ukulele along They played a duet together, the band member tuned both ukuleles for her and then played a really pretty Hawaiian tune for ... Read Full Post
At the end of Tuesday's concert, one of the band members sat down with our Lorraine. She is a ukulele player herself and brought her bass ukulele and her Hawaiian ukulele along They played a duet together, the band member tuned both ukuleles for her and then played a really pretty Hawaiian tune for her on her own ukulele. This made her evening and she is still talking about it today!
05-03-2018
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Continuing with our music filled week, we had the No Worries Ukulele Band come perform for us on Tuesday night. They played for about an hour of island fun and May Day songs. You can't hear the word Ukulele and not think of Hawaii, so in Hawaii the native folk call May Day; Lei Day, so everyone got ... Read Full Post
Continuing with our music filled week, we had the No Worries Ukulele Band come perform for us on Tuesday night. They played for about an hour of island fun and May Day songs. You can't hear the word Ukulele and not think of Hawaii, so in Hawaii the native folk call May Day; Lei Day, so everyone got leis from the performers.
05-03-2018
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One of our newest performers to come to Bickford, Mac Dralle played for us last week. He plays some soulful music as well as some better known gospel songs and early rock and roll. The residents loved having a new performer and all told us how great he was. We will be inviting Mac back very soon! Read Full Post
One of our newest performers to come to Bickford, Mac Dralle played for us last week. He plays some soulful music as well as some better known gospel songs and early rock and roll. The residents loved having a new performer and all told us how great he was. We will be inviting Mac back very soon!
05-03-2018
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We had the B-House Rock going on when Elvis was here visiting. This 19 year old was a spitting image of young Elvis down to the moves and mannerisms. Residents after said they felt like young kids again. The energy level was amazing! Thank you Elvis for sharing your talent with us and for getting ... Read Full Post
We had the B-House Rock going on when Elvis was here visiting. This 19 year old was a spitting image of young Elvis down to the moves and mannerisms. Residents after said they felt like young kids again. The energy level was amazing! Thank you Elvis for sharing your talent with us and for getting us moving and shaking!
05-03-2018
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Elvis was in the Building! We had a great time on Monday rocking and Roll'n with Elvis! After the concert the residents got to mingle with the King!
05-03-2018
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One of the benefits of being near a large university is we get all sorts of students coming in and sharing with us their education, talents and time. We are grateful for out ISU Music Therapy students who spent the last 3 months with us. We wish them the best of luck as they prepare to graduate. ... Read Full Post
One of the benefits of being near a large university is we get all sorts of students coming in and sharing with us their education, talents and time. We are grateful for out ISU Music Therapy students who spent the last 3 months with us. We wish them the best of luck as they prepare to graduate. Thank you for making music with us!
05-03-2018
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04-17-2018
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When we arrived at Lake Bloomington we found a great location for a group picture. Not everyone who was on the ride chose to partake in the photo op, but we all had great fun!
04-13-2018
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Yesterday we had a theme day called Cruise the Open Seas. We had a scenic ride scheduled to Lake Bloomington so it only made sense to turn Howie our bus into the USS Howie and all that came aboard were sailors setting sail to Lake Bloomington Harbor. Howie was even decorated to be just as festive ... Read Full Post
Yesterday we had a theme day called Cruise the Open Seas. We had a scenic ride scheduled to Lake Bloomington so it only made sense to turn Howie our bus into the USS Howie and all that came aboard were sailors setting sail to Lake Bloomington Harbor. Howie was even decorated to be just as festive as our Sailors.
04-13-2018
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Our director, Angela, and her daughter had a blast at the family day festivities. Below we see them decorating their own shamrock cookie at one of the activity stations at the party.
03-20-2018
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On Saturday we hosted family day. Since it was St. Patrick's Day it only seemed fitting we stick with a St. Patrick's Day theme. Below is one of our newest residents here at Bickford. We are so happy to have her as part of our family. Her smile will light up a room and her personality is so ... Read Full Post
On Saturday we hosted family day. Since it was St. Patrick's Day it only seemed fitting we stick with a St. Patrick's Day theme. Below is one of our newest residents here at Bickford. We are so happy to have her as part of our family. Her smile will light up a room and her personality is so charming. Welcome! She won a pot of gold for winning the Lucky Charm Challenge.
03-20-2018
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Friday Night we went to our very first Community Player's Theater performance. They Performed the musical Into the Woods. We had such a great time. It was a late night, but they were troopers and stayed to the end. Everyone made some amazing memories and afterwards we had the opportunity to meet ... Read Full Post
Friday Night we went to our very first Community Player's Theater performance. They Performed the musical Into the Woods. We had such a great time. It was a late night, but they were troopers and stayed to the end. Everyone made some amazing memories and afterwards we had the opportunity to meet the actors in the theater lobby.
03-20-2018
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Hey Everyone. We wanted to share some pictures from our very busy weekend. We really enriched happiness this past weekend with a St. Patrick's Day party, and also built bridges in our community by attending our first ever Community Players Theater performance. We had so much fun at both! Below is a ... Read Full Post
Hey Everyone. We wanted to share some pictures from our very busy weekend. We really enriched happiness this past weekend with a St. Patrick's Day party, and also built bridges in our community by attending our first ever Community Players Theater performance. We had so much fun at both! Below is a picture from our St. Patrick's Family Day Party on Saturday.
03-20-2018
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Hey Everyone! We are hosting our Annual Easter Celebration. We will have games, prizes, yummy food and, of course, our annual Easter Egg Hunt with the Easter Bunny! We hope to see you there!
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Hey Everyone! We want to invite you to our St. Patrick's Day Party for Family Day! We will have Games and Prizes as well as some yummy food and drinks! We hope to see you all there!
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After the organ and piano concert we decided to go out for dinner. We stopped at a local IHOP and had delicious breakfast for dinner!
02-26-2018
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Here is some of our group who went to a local church Saturday night to attend an organ/piano concert. The amazing concert was even more amazing when we learned the organist had only began playing 7 months ago and was only 16!!! He did an awesome job! What a great performance!
02-26-2018
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We played Popcorn with the parachute on Mary B's with our BFM's on Thursday. They all had so much fun. In this picture Pat was trying to get the blue ball away from her and across the parachute to Dixie. Who did her absolute best to keep it from falling off the parachute.
02-26-2018
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We had a ton of fun playing Balloon Kickball which turned into balloon toss. Marj had so much fun playing with 5 other residents and we made so much noise another 10 residents showed up just to see what we were doing. It was so much fun and great exercise!
02-26-2018
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During our Concert with Dallas Stamberger, some of our family members got up and square danced to the music. It was a fun group and great music!
02-26-2018
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Hey Everyone, With only a few more days left in February we wanted to make sure everyone knew what was on the agenda for March! Here you can see our March Newsletter. We have a lot of fun event planned and hope to see you all there!
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Here is some of the food we had at the party! Some wings, and Chips and dip, and soda. It was yummy food and a great time!
02-05-2018
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Yesterday's Super Bowl LII was so much fun. Unfortunately we didn't get a lot of pictures because we were so busy serving yummy food, and getting people situated to watch the Eagles beat the Patriots. But everyone had fun and no one left hungry or thirsty!
02-05-2018
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One of our favorite Friday outings is the scenic drive through Moraine View State Park and driving around Dawson Lake. The lake was still frozen but the snow has melted off leaving a smooth as glass surface and this breathtaking photo opportunity.
02-05-2018
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With February just around the corner, I am posting what we have in the game plan for the month of February as well as a couple of extra surprises this month. We look forward to making lots of memories with your loved ones in February!
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I think it is safe to say our first annual bake sale was a huge success. In just a few hours we raised over $150.00 towards our Alzheimer's Run in September. We had such a HUGE turn out that we will continue our sale on Monday for those of you who missed out today, We will have the sale all morning ... Read Full Post
I think it is safe to say our first annual bake sale was a huge success. In just a few hours we raised over $150.00 towards our Alzheimer's Run in September. We had such a HUGE turn out that we will continue our sale on Monday for those of you who missed out today, We will have the sale all morning long on Monday January 29th starting at 10:30am. Come on in and see us in the front lobby and pick up some amazing home made treats. 100% of the proceeds go to the Alzheimer's Association for our annual Alzheimer's Run in September. Thank you everyone who came out today and who participated in the bake sale!
01-28-2018
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Today was Chocolate Cake Day as one of our Pearl's Passions Themes. We had cake decorating, cake tasting and a bake sale fund raiser for the Alzheimer Association and our annual Alzheimer's Run. In this picture is a sample of the cakes we got to try out for Chocolate Cake Day.
01-28-2018
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Our Residents had their own interpretation of how a palm tree should look at the Luau. To be fair though they were blind folded when they had to make it. So that was some added challenge!
01-25-2018
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How the Pin the Palm on the Tree was supposed to look.
01-25-2018
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A lot of our Residents came dressed in their Hawaiian luau garb and ready to party!
01-25-2018
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Daisey getting a double high five from our our Activity Assistant Lynn after scoring a strike playing Coconut Bowling at our luau party yesterday.
01-25-2018
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Here is one of our special guests that stayed with all of the residents throughout their meal services.
01-25-2018
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Yesterday was our Theme day, we shook off the winter cold and had a tropical luau. The dining room was decorated in bright colors and we had some very special guests at each of the tables.
01-25-2018
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Sue and her helper, Amanda came with us to the game. She loved the game so much! The music, she called "noise" was a little loud, but the game was exciting and she said she wanted to join us for another fun sports game! Thank you Bloomington Flying Aces for helping create a moment of happiness for ... Read Full Post
Sue and her helper, Amanda came with us to the game. She loved the game so much! The music, she called "noise" was a little loud, but the game was exciting and she said she wanted to join us for another fun sports game! Thank you Bloomington Flying Aces for helping create a moment of happiness for our Sue.
01-22-2018
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Bickford Senior Living would like to thank our local USHL division hockey team, the Bloomington Flying Aces! They invited us to attend one of their games and were super accommodating, and a lot of fun to watch! They won of course and everyone really enjoyed their time with them today!
01-22-2018
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Intrisicare came today to discuss with us ways of improving our balance and exercises we can use to improve our balance every day. They also brought yummy snacks to munch on while they spoke with us. Thank you for coming our and sharing your knowledge with us.
01-16-2018
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This couple is proof you only have to grow up, growing old is choice. The love they have for each other keeps these two young at heart!
01-15-2018
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We had the Cloggers come to entertain us for an evening of fun, music and laughter.
01-15-2018
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On Tuesday, we went to see "The Darkest Hour" a movie about Winston Churchill with our WWII veterans for our Weekly Veteran's Talks Activity.
01-15-2018
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You are all cordially invited to attend and participate in our first annual Bickford Senior Living of Bloomington's Bake Sale. All proceeds go to the research of finding a cure for Alzheimer's and dementia. Bring in a baked item to sell, buy an item or two while you are here.
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Wow! The year is drawing to a close, we are all excited and busy planning for the holidays! While life gets a little hectic around this time of year, we want to take a moment and thank everyone for being a part of our extended Bickford Family. We could not do what we do without you all. Here is the ... Read Full Post
Wow! The year is drawing to a close, we are all excited and busy planning for the holidays! While life gets a little hectic around this time of year, we want to take a moment and thank everyone for being a part of our extended Bickford Family. We could not do what we do without you all. Here is the first calendar of 2018!
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A special announcement. We will be having our Resident Christmas Party hosted by our Bickford Chaplains following Worship Service on December 17th. We would like to extend this invite to you and your family and would love to see you all here to celebrate the season with us.
12-07-2017
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We had a special performance from our Tri-Valley High School. They came to perform their madrigal concert for us yesterday Afternoon. We loved hearing them and thank them so much for sharing their talents with us!
12-07-2017
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We would like to Congratulate one of our BFM's for winning yesterday's Ugly Sweater Contest. While we were all in agreement she was wearing a really cute sweater, her sweater one the most votes for Ugliest Sweater. So congratulations!
12-07-2017
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With our new partnership with Illinois State University, we get to attend some of their sporting events at a discounted price! We have been taking advantage of those games whenever we can! On December 2nd we attended the ISU vs. Tulsa Men's Basketball game! It was a lot of fun!
12-07-2017
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Our Breakfast with Santa Event, Santa showed the children how to decorate the Christmas Tree to his liking. 1. You grab a unbreakable ornament 2. You throw it at the Christmas tree 3. If it stays on the tree you win a present. Well done Santa! Well done!
12-07-2017
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At our Christmas Breakfast with Santa Event we had a ton of food, fun and fellowship! And of course Santa!
12-07-2017
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With Christmas just around the corner and the holidays kicking into full swing we felt it was a great time to invite everyone on the second of December to our Breakfast with Santa Family Day. We look forward to seeing you all there!
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