Bickford of Burlington

Assisted Living & Memory Care

Nothing can replace home. At Bickford of Burlington, 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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The courtyard is one of the resident's favorite spots. Cardinals, finches, mourning doves, and hummingbirds are using the feeders several times a day. The flowers are beautiful. The best part is the residents are outside soaking up sunshine and VITAMIN D!! What a great way to enjoy keeping healthy!
08-31-2015
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We want to welcome our newest friend of the family, Ms. Woffey. Everyone has been in to visit and spoil her. Looks like she is going to be a perfect fit here at Bickford.
08-24-2015
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September is going to be a busy month at the branch.
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Edna came to stay with us for a month on respite. We had so much fun she decided to call Bickford her home. Today we celebrated her 90th birthday at the branch. Happy Birthday Edna!
08-12-2015
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It's not everyday you have a 70th wedding anniversary. How could we not surprise these two with a candle lit table for two? Complete with champagne, elegant fruit tarts and a beautiful floral center piece. Congratulations Flora & Wilbur.
08-12-2015
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It is another busy week, but we wouldn't have it any other way. Our very own Buck Jones was in the Hawkeye this week. Buck was 1st lieutenant at Iwo Jima. He worked on a radar system to track Enola Gay as they dropped a bomb on Hiroshima. It is always great to learn new things about our residents. ... Read Full Post
It is another busy week, but we wouldn't have it any other way. Our very own Buck Jones was in the Hawkeye this week. Buck was 1st lieutenant at Iwo Jima. He worked on a radar system to track Enola Gay as they dropped a bomb on Hiroshima. It is always great to learn new things about our residents. we wantt to thank Buck for serving our country.
08-12-2015
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Howdy cowboys and cowgirls! What a fun day yesterday as we brought the wild, wild West to Bickford for Western Day! We rustled up some grub, roped a few ponies, and had ourselves a good ol' fashioned cow poke! I had a hard time deciding which branch to go to, but chose Bickford of Macomb. Partner, ... Read Full Post
Howdy cowboys and cowgirls! What a fun day yesterday as we brought the wild, wild West to Bickford for Western Day! We rustled up some grub, roped a few ponies, and had ourselves a good ol' fashioned cow poke! I had a hard time deciding which branch to go to, but chose Bickford of Macomb. Partner, I was not disappointed! Macomb Director Lisa Kugler and her husband Jeff, not only hauled in saddles and authentic decorations, they also trailered in three of their horses for the residents to pet and love on. They even talked me into saddling up and riding off into the sunset on Black. Well, maybe not into the sunset, but I did ride him around the yard. Everyone did a fantastic job coming up with ideas and activities that brought many equestrian memories back to life for our residents. The kitchens were transformed into chuck wagons, and there was not an empty belly for miles around. I am looking forward to the next adventure! Happy Trails, Beth
08-07-2015
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Yesterday was western Day at Burlington Bickford. We started the day with everyone waking up to their photos on wanted posters posted around the branch. Next we introduced a new game called "Take me to the horse races." Everyone one took home multiple prizes. After a big cowboy lunch we jumped on a ... Read Full Post
Yesterday was western Day at Burlington Bickford. We started the day with everyone waking up to their photos on wanted posters posted around the branch. Next we introduced a new game called "Take me to the horse races." Everyone one took home multiple prizes. After a big cowboy lunch we jumped on a horse drawn carriage and took a trip down some country roads. It was a beautiful day. The Bickford family members also joined in on the fun by dressing up and joining in on the laughs. You can see more pictures by "liking" Burlington Bickford on Facebook. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Bickford-Assisted-Living/211571905560565?fref=ts
08-07-2015
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Western Day is Thursday August 6th at Bickford of Burlington. We will have Brisket, dress up, have horse and buggy rides, and play cowboy games. All of our residents are "wanted." They will wake up to find wanted posters with their picture on their apartment door. Yee haw!!!
07-31-2015
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August newsletter
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What a beautiful Monday! We will be having a busy week at the branch. The foot doctor is in today to do some pampering to our tired feet. A new resident brought her grand-daughter in to sing and play the ukulele. We were blown away by her beautiful voice. She has agreed to come in every Monday at ... Read Full Post
What a beautiful Monday! We will be having a busy week at the branch. The foot doctor is in today to do some pampering to our tired feet. A new resident brought her grand-daughter in to sing and play the ukulele. We were blown away by her beautiful voice. She has agreed to come in every Monday at 2:30p until school starts. Wednesday will be Italian Day here at Bickford. We will be turning the branch into a Italian get away. Let's take a trip with Wine, activities, and lots of Italian foods.
07-20-2015
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Today is our 4th of July BBQ! The hustle and bustle this morning getting everything ready and set up is getting the residents so excited! Finally a beautiful day and just in time for this great event! Will post pictures soon!!! Have a safe 4th of July everyone!!!
07-02-2015
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July's newsletter
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June newsletter. Come in and join the fun.
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We have started decorating our courtyard for spring/summer. What a great way to get everyone involved! It is looking great!
05-12-2015
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Happy Mother's Day to everyone! Bickford of Burlington is celebrating Mother's Day for the residents and their families by having an afternoon tea on Sunday. Enjoy your special day!
05-06-2015
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The emphasis we at Bickford of Burlington right now is exercise, deep breathing and going outdoors. Going outside will provide your body with the Vitamin D we all need to boost our immune system. We have daily morning exercising, Wheel Walk and Revive and Gardening Club to encourage exercise. ... Read Full Post
The emphasis we at Bickford of Burlington right now is exercise, deep breathing and going outdoors. Going outside will provide your body with the Vitamin D we all need to boost our immune system. We have daily morning exercising, Wheel Walk and Revive and Gardening Club to encourage exercise. Please join us in being active this Spring. -Teddie Rinehart, RN Coordinator
04-14-2015
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March newsletter
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Resident Family and Friends of Bickford of Burlington. Join us for an Easter feast. If your loved one lives at Bickford and you would like to join us for lunch, call Burlington Bickford at 754-7500 and reserve a seat. $10pp at noon.
03-25-2015
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Congratulations to Bickford of Burlington's Bonnie Quickly for being nominated as 2014 Bickford Family Member (our employees are family to us) of the Year! Bonnie was one of four Bickford Family Members (BFMs) nominated out of nearly 2000 BFMs company-wide. Bonnie is a great example of someone who ... Read Full Post
Congratulations to Bickford of Burlington's Bonnie Quickly for being nominated as 2014 Bickford Family Member (our employees are family to us) of the Year! Bonnie was one of four Bickford Family Members (BFMs) nominated out of nearly 2000 BFMs company-wide. Bonnie is a great example of someone who lives our Core Purpose of Enriching Happiness through consistently meeting our residents Core Needs. Congratulations Bonnie!
03-24-2015
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Come join us for an Easter Egg Hunt! Bickford of Burlington will have 5000 "eggs!" We will have 3 separate age groups. Saturday April 4 at 10:30am.
03-13-2015
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Come join us for an Easter Egg Hunt! Bickford of Burlington will have 5000 "eggs!" We will have 3 separate age groups. Saturday April 4 at 10am.
03-13-2015
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This year's Easter Egg Hunt.
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Information on this year's Easter egg hunt.
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MY NEVER AGAIN LIST I have a “never again” list, which is a group of promises out of God’s word. Whenever my faith feels low or I am facing a difficult situation, I can read through my list and recite a loved scripture or promise from God. They strengthen my faith and dismiss fears. One ... Read Full Post
MY NEVER AGAIN LIST I have a “never again” list, which is a group of promises out of God’s word. Whenever my faith feels low or I am facing a difficult situation, I can read through my list and recite a loved scripture or promise from God. They strengthen my faith and dismiss fears. One example in March 9:23 “Everything is possible for him who believes”. That says everything is possible—nothing is left out. Therefore, there isn’t anything you can’t do with God’s help. Another scripture in my list is 2 Corinthians 2:14 “God always causes me to triumph in Christ Jesus”. Therefore, no matter how a situation looks, I can be reassured when I recite that scripture. Make your own list of uplifting scripture verses. Then, when you read them say, as an example, “Never again will I”, be afraid because “God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind”. 2 Timothy 1:7. Use your list frequently to refresh your mind of the promises. God has given us as weapons of warfare so we can live our lives for Him. As an added tidbit, Lynsey put her list of these special verses on a blank page at the back of her Bible, so when she picks up her Bible and perhaps is discourages, she can look directly at that page, and it will never get lost. Food for thought. Remember, we as your Chaplains, are available to you at any time. If you just need us to pray with you, if you would like us to visit with you on a particular matter…we are here for you! Our business cards are on the entry-way table. Just pick up one of our cards and call us anytime. Our ministry purpose is to be here for YOU. Chaplain Dee Lee
03-12-2015
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March newsletter
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We had a fun Casino day this week. One table was playing black jack. The other tables were playing rummy kube, Uno, scrabble. We had great participation from the residents.
03-06-2015
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We hope you all enjoyed Burlington After Hours at Bickford of Burlington! It was great to get to have the community interacting with our residents.
03-02-2015
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FEBRUARY 13th, 2015 VALENTINE'S RESIDEDNT DINNER PARTY starts at 5pm with entertainment starting at 6 pm with Tony Briggs. He has just released a new CD, along with his wife, Dawn. He has been at Bickford of Burlington before and he will certainly entertain you. We will be choosing the Valentine's ... Read Full Post
FEBRUARY 13th, 2015 VALENTINE'S RESIDEDNT DINNER PARTY starts at 5pm with entertainment starting at 6 pm with Tony Briggs. He has just released a new CD, along with his wife, Dawn. He has been at Bickford of Burlington before and he will certainly entertain you. We will be choosing the Valentine's Day King & Queen also. Lynsey Carlson, LEC
02-04-2015
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February 2015 newsletter
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February 2015 Bound By Love Colossians 3:12-14 says: Therefore, as God's chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another. Forgive as the Lord ... Read Full Post
February 2015 Bound By Love Colossians 3:12-14 says: Therefore, as God's chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity. Paul is addressing a young church in Colosse. These words are written to believers; "as God's chosen people, holy and dearly loved". Then follows a list of virtues: compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. These are virtues we should embrace every day, but some days they may be very challenging for us to embrace given whatever set of circumstances we may be facing. Yet, Paul encourages us to clothe ourselves with these virtues. Then he goes on to talk about forgiveness. How we all need to brush up in this area of our lives. We are reminded that the Lord forgave us first and foremost. Our Savior sets the standard for us in the area of forgiveness. Then we come to his last point to the church in this section; over all these...put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity. None of these virtues have much meaning without being bound together by love. They would be empty and void. Acts of compassion without love are rote movements wanting the accolades of man. An act of humility without love is hollow and ungracious. God knows the thoughts and intents of our heart, so He knows when we are acting out of love or self-serving purposes. As we bind these virtues together with love they are filling the air with the aroma of His presence. Seek the Lord in helping you to clothe yourselves with the virtues of Christ. Blessings, Chaplain Gwen Fratt   Teddie’s Treatment February 2014 DRINKING WATER Sufficient daily water intake is vital for virtually every function within our bodies but fewer than one in five of us drinks enough. Everyone should be drinking at least at least 8 glasses of water a day. Here are some of the improvements you will notice after three to f weeks of being consistent about drinking 8 glasses of water a day: •Improved bowel function •Clear yellow urine •Improved skin color •Fewer headaches • Less joint stiffness (joints are lubricated by water.) •Dark shadows under eyes disappear •Weight loss •Abdominal bloating gone •Improved memory I am going to try drinking 6-8 glasses of water a day. I challenge YOU to also drink 6-8 glasses a day. We can share how our health has improved. God bless. Teddie Rinehart RNC
02-04-2015
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Oh how we love chocolate at Bickford of Burlington. Chocolate day was this week. We celebrated with candies, cakes and cookies! Yum!
01-29-2015
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Resident and staff members' birthdays are celebrated.
01-15-2015
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Everyone enjoys birthday time at Bickford of Burlington!!
01-15-2015
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Come and check out Bickford of Burlington at Business Afterhours. Thursday Feb 19th from 5-7.
01-09-2015
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What Will Be New In Your New Year? I stopped making New Year’s resolutions many years ago. I’m not criticizing those who will make their resolutions, as 2015 is now in its infancy. I forgot too soon and early…past New Year’s resolutions. Possibly, they were not specific enough. Possibly ... Read Full Post
What Will Be New In Your New Year? I stopped making New Year’s resolutions many years ago. I’m not criticizing those who will make their resolutions, as 2015 is now in its infancy. I forgot too soon and early…past New Year’s resolutions. Possibly, they were not specific enough. Possibly they were not realistic, clear, practical, measurable, or achievable. Rarely were my resolutions written out in detail with a plan to follow. I think it is good to have goals and plans for the future. They can begin any time of year, you know, what plans would be important to your life and future. Our goals and plans will usually involve several simple steps. The steps should be written out in detail which can be accomplished in a reasonable time frame. Positive goals should answer the question “Why are these goals important for me?” Our goals should be announced to others who will be affected. Usually we need the cooperation of others to assist us in accomplishing our plans. Achievable plans usually need some research and expert advice. If our plan is to lose twenty pounds, we likely will need to do some reading and understanding of appropriate nutrition and exercise. What program should we follow, or how long will it take to succeed in our goal? Taking a Spanish class so you can speak with a Hispanic neighbor might be someone’s goal. Would we like to learn how to take better photos or arrange flowers? Would you wish to learn about our amazing universe, or about some far-off land? Would you want to know what your Bible teaches about joyous living? How will you proceed? Will it be by reading books, watching DVDs, television or by securing a teacher, or taking a class at the local college? Any goal we adopt will probably involve some decisions before our plan can succeed. Most of us have enjoyed new clothes, a new car, a new restaurant, new friends, or new travel experiences. Yet, too much change in our lives may overwhelm and stress us. Maybe we might better learn to enjoy some of the ‘old’ or ordinary things in our lives, which we have taken for granted. If we observe some of the old things in our life in new ways, we might enjoy life more. The Psalmist time and again reminds us that God’s mercies are new every morning. What might our lives be like if from day-to-day, we take the time to observe and learn to enjoy some of our beautiful sunrises and sunsets? There may be family members or friends that visit us, which we have taken for granted. We my savor conversations with others by listening more carefully to their stories. We will learn new things if we ask people questions about their stories and experiences. We can learn to observe how God gives us renewed strength day-by-day to meet our life challenges. We might ask Jesus to help us in new ways to overcome our struggles, loses, fears, or stop complaining or blaming others. Things can become new again if we learn to be thankful and appreciate daily blessings. Each day provides opportunities to be encouraged or to be thankful for our opportunities to bless other. We can experience a Happy New Year in 2015 if we look in new ways about the people and circumstances around us that make our life more pleasant and rewarding. It was the Psalmist who wrote in the 118th chapter and verse 24 “This is the day the Lord has made, I will rejoice and be glad in it.” I wish you a blessed and happy new year in 2015! It was Jesus who promised “I make all things new.” Let us learn to praise him for the good things that we now treasure. Thank him and others for the blessings they provide, so even old things will become new to us. Chaplain Wayne Ryan
01-06-2015
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Here is our January newsletter.
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Sunday, Dec, 14th at 1pm the residents will watch the owner of a local wig store demonstrate some wigs and styles. Will be a fun time as the residents will be able to put on some of these wigs and have some fun.
12-11-2014
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This Friday evening the residents will have the opportunity to hear a mother-daughter team play the saxophone and clarinet (Christmas music) during their supper hour.
12-11-2014
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Last evening we had a group of youth from Notre Dame High School visit with the residents at 4 pm. They chatted with them, helped us "tweek" our Christmas decorations, and helped residents address their Christmas cards. Their choir will be with us also this month to sing Christmas songs.
12-11-2014
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December happenings. Updates are added randomly in December. Watch for them.
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November 25, 2014 Thanksgiving 1 Chronicles 16:8-9: "Give thanks to the Lord, call on his name; make known among the nations what he has done. Sing to him, sing praise to him; tell of all his wonderful acts." Thanksgiving, as we celebrate it, started with our Pilgrim forefathers. After arriving in ... Read Full Post
November 25, 2014 Thanksgiving 1 Chronicles 16:8-9: "Give thanks to the Lord, call on his name; make known among the nations what he has done. Sing to him, sing praise to him; tell of all his wonderful acts." Thanksgiving, as we celebrate it, started with our Pilgrim forefathers. After arriving in the New England area in November 1620, they scouted out and landed in what they called Plymouth harbor in December. They lost nearly half of their people that first winter due to poor nutrition and inadequate housing in that harsh winter. But the Pilgrims were faithful in their love of God. The Pilgrims celebrated Thanksgiving as a part of their religion, but there were days of prayer, not feasting. The Thanksgiving we celebrate stems from the feast that came that next autumn in 1621, to celebrate their first successful harvest. The Indians that came were the Wampanoag, who had shown them ways of planting to achieve success. I would imagine most people don't remember anything about the sacrifices our ancestors went through to get to that first Thanksgiving, but we need to remember they were giving thanks to God in spite of all the hardships and struggles. They praised him for their success. We need to celebrate our Thanksgiving meal with the same fervor as the Pilgrims did in 1621 and expressed In the Scripture read at the beginning. Chaplain Dee Lee
12-11-2014
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Any of you who would like to spend Thanksgiving dinner with your resident family member, the kitchen or I need to know as soon as possible, deadline being November 16th. Please call 319-754-7500 and ask for Bonnie or Kathy in the kitchen to turn in your headcount. The cost for adult guests is ... Read Full Post
Any of you who would like to spend Thanksgiving dinner with your resident family member, the kitchen or I need to know as soon as possible, deadline being November 16th. Please call 319-754-7500 and ask for Bonnie or Kathy in the kitchen to turn in your headcount. The cost for adult guests is $10.00 per person.
11-11-2014
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November 2014 Chaplain's Chat November is the month of Thanksgiving. The month of changes for us here in the Midwest. Time changes, temperatures change, leaves finish floating to the ground to leave barren branches on the trees, clothing changes from summer shorts and flip-flops to flannel shirts ... Read Full Post
November 2014 Chaplain's Chat November is the month of Thanksgiving. The month of changes for us here in the Midwest. Time changes, temperatures change, leaves finish floating to the ground to leave barren branches on the trees, clothing changes from summer shorts and flip-flops to flannel shirts and boots. In some ways, I believe that November also helps us to change our focus. The month of Thanksgiving helps us to think of Thanks Giving. Thinking about the Pilgrims of long ago; they were thankful that they had come to a new land, thankful to have survived some challenges already, thankful to have food to eat, thankful to have made new friends to share their meal with and learn from. Even with all the challenges in our world today, we have much to be thankful for. Even the apparently small things we experience each day, we can be so thankful for. Things such as flipping on a light switch when we go into a room and the lights come on; turning the handle on the faucet and clean water comes out; indoor plumbing; a warm place to sleep; food on the table; friends and family to converse with. We have so much to be thankful for. Throughout the month of November try to name 3 things you are thankful for each day. You might surprise yourself to see just how truly blessed you are. Just like David in 1 Chronicles 16, we can sing a song of thanks to the Lord: “Give thanks to the Lord, call on his name; make known among the nations what he has done. Sing to him, sing praise to him; tell of all his wonderful acts. Glory in his holy name; let the hearts of those who seek the Lord rejoice. Look to the Lord and his strength; seek his face always. Remember the wonders he has done..." Many blessings to each and every one of you! Yours in Christ, Chaplain Gwen Fratt
11-11-2014
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TEDDIE’S TREATMENT – NOVEMBER 2014 Health Reasons to HUG SOMEONE TODAY! • STIMULATES OXYTOCIN: Oxytocin works on the brain’s emotional center, which promotes feelings of contentment as well as reducing anxiety and stress. • CULTIVATES PATIENCE: Connections are fostered when people take ... Read Full Post
TEDDIE’S TREATMENT – NOVEMBER 2014 Health Reasons to HUG SOMEONE TODAY! • STIMULATES OXYTOCIN: Oxytocin works on the brain’s emotional center, which promotes feelings of contentment as well as reducing anxiety and stress. • CULTIVATES PATIENCE: Connections are fostered when people take the time to appreciate and acknowledge one another. A hug is one of the easiest ways to show appreciation and acknowledgment of another person. • PREVENTS DISEASE, PROMOTES GROWTH: Affection has a direct response on the reduction of stress, which prevents many diseases. It also promotes growth in premature babies, reduces pain, decreases autoimmune disease symptoms, etc. • STIMULATES THYMUS GLAND: Hugs strengthen the immune system. The gentle pressure on the sternum and the emotional charge created stimulates the thymus gland, which regulates and balances the body’s production of white blood cells that keep you healthy & disease free. • COMMUNICATION WITHOUT SAYING A WORD: Almost 70% of communication is non-verbal. The interpretation of body language can be based on a single gesture. Hugging is an excellent method of expressing yourself non-verbally to another person. • SELF-ESTEEM: Hugging boosts self-esteem. A touch shows us we are loved and special. • STIMULATES DOPAMINE: Everything everyone does involves protecting and triggering dopamine flow. Dopamine is responsible for giving us that feel-good feeling, and it is also responsible for motivation! Hugs stimulate the brain to release dopamine, the pleasure hormone. • STIMULATES SEROTONIN: Reaching out and hugging releases endorphins and serotonin into the blood vessels. This negates pain and sadness. It decreases the chances of getting heart problems, helps fight excess weight and prolongs life. • PARASYMPATHETIC BALANCE: Hugs balance out the nervous system. The skin has areas that sense tough and contact the brain. The effect of a hug balances our nervous system. So, today, reach out and hug someone!! It is SO-O-O-O healthy for YOU and it is SO-O-O-O healthy for the person you hug!! God bless! Teddie Rinehart, R.N.C. P.S. Just a quick thank you to ALL the residents, families and BFM’s for their love, concern and gifts during my recent loss. It made me feel like I had a lot of hugs from each one of you! May God bless you for your thoughtfulness! Let me share the short poem that Dad and Mom loved so much: “And now the journey is over, too short, alas too short. It was filled with adventure and wisdom – laughter and love – gallantry and grace. So farewell…..farewell.” Teddie
11-11-2014
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Here is the November Blog. The Chaplain and Nurse pages will follow.
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Come visit Bickford of Burlington on Halloween night for a safe Trick or Treat 5:45-7:30
10-23-2014
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This is how we roll! No matter if we are cruising town in a golf cart like this one pictured, or renting the city bus, we enjoy getting out and about! Whether we are shopping, catching a ball game, or looking at the fall leaves, outings are a great way to stay connected with the community. If you ... Read Full Post
This is how we roll! No matter if we are cruising town in a golf cart like this one pictured, or renting the city bus, we enjoy getting out and about! Whether we are shopping, catching a ball game, or looking at the fall leaves, outings are a great way to stay connected with the community. If you have a suggestion for an outing, please feel free to let the Life Enrichment Coordinator at the branch know!
10-16-2014
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Please join us in the Walk to End Alzheimer's Disease. Saturday Oct. 11 Bickford of Burlington will be helping to host the walk. Starts at 9am. Hope to see you at Crapo Park bandshell!
10-07-2014
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CHAPLAINS CORNER OCTOBER 2014 Hello everyone. I want to encourage you to have a stronger relationship with your heavenly Father. He desires to have a close companionship with you and take care of your needs. In Romans 8 :32 it says "He who did not spare his own Son but gave him up for us all -- how ... Read Full Post
CHAPLAINS CORNER OCTOBER 2014 Hello everyone. I want to encourage you to have a stronger relationship with your heavenly Father. He desires to have a close companionship with you and take care of your needs. In Romans 8 :32 it says "He who did not spare his own Son but gave him up for us all -- how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things? Our Lord has provided everything we could ever need, from the way to salvation to the simplest of our daily needs. We just have to learn to trust him and depend on what he has told us in his word, the Bible. He said he would "graciously give us all things." Meaning, he is easily approachable and is ready to respond to our requests. Many people seem to think that they shouldn't bother God with the little things of our daily lives, that God has to many important things to take care of to bother him with our simple requests and desires. But Psalm 37:4 says "Delight yourself in the Lord and he will give you the desires of your heart." Notice it says we must delight ourselves in the Lord. Reading his word, talking to him and praying to him. Treating him like a real person. In other words having a relationship with him, then he will give you the desires of your heart. God loves us so much and desires to take care of us as a Father takes care of his dearly loved children. Whether it is an emotional need a physical healing or a spiritual need, he wants to take care of it. This is what my grandmother taught my mother as a child. When you have a need, you pray to the Lord about it and be specific. If you need a new fountain pen and want a red one then ask him for a red one. Because He will give you the desires of your heart. As Psalm 37 said. God knows you and loves you and desires you to love him back. He is your Father, don't be afraid to ask him for whatever your need is, after all the verse from Romans we read says he will give us all things. That means there are no exceptions. Chaplain Dee Lee
10-03-2014
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