Bickford of Champlin

Assisted Living & Memory Care

Nothing can replace home. At Bickford of Champlin, 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 services, we invite you to share your stories with us, to see Bickford as an extension of your home.

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Beth's dog Lucy has been stopping by the last few weeks for the dog lovers of the building. Alvin used to have a black lab and likes to reminisce about hunting every time Lucy comes in to say hi.
06-18-2018
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YeeeHaw!!!! We had a really fun Western Day yesterday out on the patio. The staff wore cowboy hats and we listened to music. Today Vinnie Rose came in and sang us some Western tunes.
06-07-2018
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We took the residents to the zoo today! We picked the perfect day for it. We also had a picnic lunch, fed giraffes and even went on the Carousel a few times. Jan said it was the most fun she had in years! We may have to make this a yearly trip.
06-05-2018
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Hello Friends of the Family! Next week is packed full of fun. Join us at the Como Zoo on Tuesday June 5th. We will be leaving Bickford on HOWIE at 9:00am. If you would like to ride with, please call or text Jill at 651-363-0863 and we will reserve a seat for you. Or feel free to meet us there! We ... Read Full Post
Hello Friends of the Family! Next week is packed full of fun. Join us at the Como Zoo on Tuesday June 5th. We will be leaving Bickford on HOWIE at 9:00am. If you would like to ride with, please call or text Jill at 651-363-0863 and we will reserve a seat for you. Or feel free to meet us there! We also have Western Day on Wednesday June 6th beginning right after lunch. We will be having themed games and snacks- join us for the fun! Thursday June 7th we have one of our favorite entertainers Vinnie Rose coming in at 1:00pm. Also families, we will be calling to schedule care conferences for the month of June. Hope to see you all soon!
05-31-2018
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I forgot to add the picture but we wished Cindy a Happy Birthday last week on the 23rd. We spoiled her with treats, balloons and lot of hugs. Our Family here at Bickford adores Cindy. She is always helpful and has a really infectious laugh. Happy Birthday Cindy from all of us!
05-31-2018
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The residents (And Kennedy) are loving the new patio furniture. I hope everyone had a fun and safe Memorial weekend. Due to the hot weather I had to reschedule our zoo trip to next Tuesday but we are heading to a movie today!
05-29-2018
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Here is whats coming up for June for those of you who like to plan ahead. We have lots of new music this month and a few new outings. Check it out.
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Cindy found a bunny nest while weeding in the garden last week. We have been checking on them every day. Here is a link on what to do if you find a bunny nest in your yard. http://www.vetstreet.com/our-pet-experts/what-should-you-do-if-you-find-a-bunny-nest
05-20-2018
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Overboard was a hit! I cannot wait for our next movie outing in 3 weeks. Our next adventure is Target next Friday. My Quote of the day is "The bad news is, time flies. The good news is, you are the pilot." Michael Altshuler
05-16-2018
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Balloon Volleyball is one of our favorite exercises! Some of the highlights for the week include a movie outing, Dale (He played with the Beach Boys) is coming to sing for us and we are making essential oil roller balls for craft.
05-14-2018
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We had such a good time on Saturday celebrating Cinco De Mayo. We had Margaritas on the patio, music and a pinata which Jan smashed to bits.
05-07-2018
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I took the ladies to a movie this week and they Loved it. They liked that it had a positive message that having confidence in yourself and being kind makes you a beautiful person.
04-27-2018
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Went to Perkins today for lunch! It was a good outing for a warm spring day.
04-26-2018
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Here is our activities for May. We have a zoo outing at the end of the month that families are encouraged to attend. Please let me know if you have any questions or suggestions.
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We painted tea cup flower pots last week and after they were dry planted some bulbs. The girls really enjoyed getting their hands dirty! We are finally getting spring weather in MN. I can't wait to start the garden.
04-23-2018
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More from our cruising the open seas day. We really need that today after the big April snow storm in MN. We are trying to make the more of it today and have a Christmas in the spring day including Christmas Music.
04-15-2018
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Today we sailed the open seas! We enjoyed music from Vinnie Rose, had some beach snacks, played beach volleyball and shuffle board. It was a full day of fun. I will share more pictures in the upcoming days.
04-12-2018
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Herman met Elvis a few days ago!
04-11-2018
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Herman At Buckingham Palace trying to catch a glimpse of the royal family.
04-10-2018
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Herman is enjoying the grass in London!
04-07-2018
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Our housekeeper is taking our Mascot Herman with her to London for two weeks. He left yesterday, but here he is all packed up. I will update you on his travels as soon as she updates me. =D
04-05-2018
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We are NOT gonna let the snow get us down today! (Even though it is April and we are very sick of it.) Taking a few people in the Howie bus to a movie this afternoon and playing a new game called "Things" when we return. Stay warm and drive safe.
04-03-2018
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Cheers! Last week we had a P.J. party. Complete with board games and a bloody Mary Bar.
03-28-2018
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So many Good pictures from St. Pattys. I had to share this one too of Cindy and I showing off her green beer. I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend. Happy Friday!
03-23-2018
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Sisterly love! This picture of Dorothy and Millie turned out so good. A little late but Happy St. Patties day!
03-21-2018
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Okay, I know I am a little early here and there is a few weeks left of March, but I just ordered the calendars for April and wanted to share in case I forget. =D Happy Spring!!
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Guess what? Howie is here!!! We took a trip to the movies a few days ago. What a fun experience for us all. We will be planing a lunch trip to Culvers on Friday. I can't wait.
02-01-2018
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My morning reading club is growing in Mary B's. We are reading the Golden Compass.
01-23-2018
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Kinda early I know but here is what February has in store for us.
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Cindy made an outrageous claim that our popcorn bowls are too small and asked if she could use her hat. I am happy we enjoy the new treat!
01-12-2018
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I am so excited! I fired up our brand new popcorn maker today!
01-11-2018
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I am a little late but Happy New Year! Our Party was so much fun! We did a New Years count down, (If any one was taking a nap, I am sorry because I'm sure we woke you up) toasted with sparkling grape juice and had cheese, meat and crackers. I took many pictures that I will share on new months ... Read Full Post
I am a little late but Happy New Year! Our Party was so much fun! We did a New Years count down, (If any one was taking a nap, I am sorry because I'm sure we woke you up) toasted with sparkling grape juice and had cheese, meat and crackers. I took many pictures that I will share on new months activity board by the front door. Be sure to check them out! Cheers to 2018! This will be our best year yet.
01-04-2018
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Family Meeting January 3rd from 6pm to 7pm! We invite you to join us for an informative meeting Wednesday January 3rd from 6pm to 7pm. This will also be a good opportunity to meet our new director Jill and have your questions/comments heard. Bickford will be providing snacks and beverages. We hope ... Read Full Post
Family Meeting January 3rd from 6pm to 7pm! We invite you to join us for an informative meeting Wednesday January 3rd from 6pm to 7pm. This will also be a good opportunity to meet our new director Jill and have your questions/comments heard. Bickford will be providing snacks and beverages. We hope to see you there!
12-26-2017
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Merry Christmas to all of our residents! You are like my second family. I wish you nothing but the best holiday weekend full of love, family, friends and of course food. Love, Sara
12-22-2017
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Happy Birthday to you....Happy Birthday to you....Happy Birthday dear Ralph! Happy Birthday to you!!!
12-21-2017
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And the winner of our door decorating contest is........Jacquie!!!!
12-20-2017
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The Champlin Park Concert Choir came for a visit today and blew us away with their amazing voices. The residents were very impressed.
12-19-2017
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Congratulations to Jan for winning the Ugly Sweater Contest!
12-18-2017
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Thank you so much Noah and Sue for sharing the Andover Middle School choir with us today. What a great way to get in the holiday spirit.
12-15-2017
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Happy 91st Birthday Shirley! You are always making us smile and trying to help out where you can. I loved getting to know you over the last few months.
12-14-2017
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Ladonna and Jim sharing a kiss under the mistletoe. These two are still kids at heart. It is such an inspiration to see two people so in love after many years together.
12-13-2017
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We had a wonderful time at our winter Festival. We played the dice game and won many fabulous prizes. We also played a decorating game by picking a partner and decorating them like Christmas Tree. As you can see Violet was not impressed with my handy work.
12-12-2017
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Happy Birthday to you. Happy Birthday to you. Happy Birthday dear Dorothy! Happy Birthday to you. Celebrated Dorothy's 99th birthday today!
11-09-2017
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Took a walk with a few of the ladies to the Champlin Movie Theater today and saw Only The Brave. It was a beautiful fall day. So happy that the sun decided to come out for our last movie walk of the year. I can't wait to get Howie (Our van) and go on more outings. Just a reminder that we will be ... Read Full Post
Took a walk with a few of the ladies to the Champlin Movie Theater today and saw Only The Brave. It was a beautiful fall day. So happy that the sun decided to come out for our last movie walk of the year. I can't wait to get Howie (Our van) and go on more outings. Just a reminder that we will be playing PO-KE-NO tomorrow at 1:15. Family and friends are more than welcome to play.
11-07-2017
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Happy Friday From Bickford of Champlin! Just a reminder that Daylight Savings Ends on Sunday. Don't forget to set your clocks back!
11-03-2017
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11469 Jefferson Court North
Champlin, MN 55316
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