Bickford of Clinton

Assisted Living

Nothing can replace home. At Bickford of Clinton, 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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FAMILY IS EVERYTHING! I was recently out in the community and ran into no less than 5 people who have been part of my Bickford Family over the years. We are so blessed to be a part of the lives of so many wonderful residents and their families. I was reminded again and again what an honor it has ... Read Full Post
FAMILY IS EVERYTHING! I was recently out in the community and ran into no less than 5 people who have been part of my Bickford Family over the years. We are so blessed to be a part of the lives of so many wonderful residents and their families. I was reminded again and again what an honor it has been these many years AND HOW MANY AWESOME FAMILIES I have come to know through Bickford.
05-24-2018
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There is always something fun and new going on each time I am at one of my branches. In Burlington today, resident Mary Aringdale enjoys a chair massage after a yoga session with yoga instructor Angel Beck of Burlington. 10 residents came down to stretch and relax with the yoga session, then ended ... Read Full Post
There is always something fun and new going on each time I am at one of my branches. In Burlington today, resident Mary Aringdale enjoys a chair massage after a yoga session with yoga instructor Angel Beck of Burlington. 10 residents came down to stretch and relax with the yoga session, then ended with a nice back massage. What a great way to relieve some stress and gear up for the day! Show me the zen!
05-23-2018
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Happy Spring! We have been enjoying the beautiful weather and all the activities it brings. We had a garden day this week where we planted herbs, tomato, and pepper plants. We are looking forward to the bounty! Also, this week some of us went out for dinner. Asian food was on the menu. Yummy! ... Read Full Post
Happy Spring! We have been enjoying the beautiful weather and all the activities it brings. We had a garden day this week where we planted herbs, tomato, and pepper plants. We are looking forward to the bounty! Also, this week some of us went out for dinner. Asian food was on the menu. Yummy! Whitey's is celebrating their 85th year of business this week. We took the bus to Eldridge and enjoyed some of their delicious ice cream.
05-18-2018
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Each day at 10:00am we have our exercise activity. It is such a nice way to start our day together. I have a very loyal group that doesn't miss. We work hard for about 50 minutes and then end our time together with some fun, challenging trivia. One of the ladies told me her favorite part of the ... Read Full Post
Each day at 10:00am we have our exercise activity. It is such a nice way to start our day together. I have a very loyal group that doesn't miss. We work hard for about 50 minutes and then end our time together with some fun, challenging trivia. One of the ladies told me her favorite part of the activity is the trivia!
05-04-2018
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Spring has sprung! At last we are able to have some porch time together. With refreshments in hand, we sit in our comfortable rocking chairs, and enjoy watching all the activity around us. Yesterday, we reminisced about childhood days when as a family they would sit out on their own front porches. ... Read Full Post
Spring has sprung! At last we are able to have some porch time together. With refreshments in hand, we sit in our comfortable rocking chairs, and enjoy watching all the activity around us. Yesterday, we reminisced about childhood days when as a family they would sit out on their own front porches. Denise our local cowboy crooner, came and sang for us on Wednesday. It is easy to tell that he enjoys spending time with us. We also, have been busy making tissue paper flowers that will be adorning our sun hats for our Mother's Day tea and our Kentucky Derby theme day. So much fun!
04-27-2018
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This week was all about flexibility! The carpet layers were here most of the week installing our beautiful new flooring. At times we had to relocate where activities were to be held but all worked out well, and we now get to reap the benefits! Ladies Spa Day is always a fun, relaxing activity and ... Read Full Post
This week was all about flexibility! The carpet layers were here most of the week installing our beautiful new flooring. At times we had to relocate where activities were to be held but all worked out well, and we now get to reap the benefits! Ladies Spa Day is always a fun, relaxing activity and several of our ladies took the time to "spa" on Thursday. I really enjoy the conversation we have while they get a little extra pampering. Today we hope to have our first of the season porch time. We all look forward to sitting in our rocking chairs, and taking in natures beauty.
04-20-2018
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Is it Spring yet? Not only has Mother Nature overslept, I think she is in a coma! We are all anticipating the arrival of warmer weather despite the calendar saying spring has been here almost a month. The branches are anxiously anticipating the opportunity to get outside to start planting flowers. ... Read Full Post
Is it Spring yet? Not only has Mother Nature overslept, I think she is in a coma! We are all anticipating the arrival of warmer weather despite the calendar saying spring has been here almost a month. The branches are anxiously anticipating the opportunity to get outside to start planting flowers. Even though our pots and baskets are yet to make an appearance, we do have our front porches cleaned up and we invite you to enjoy the porch in the hopes spring will actually spring here soon!
04-20-2018
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This week we celebrated our "Cruise the Open Seas" theme day. We took the Bickford bus and cruised the Mississippi River! Though we are all familiar with the river, we never grow tired of it's beauty. We drove up to Lock and Dam 13 to check for barge traffic. We were able to see hundreds of ducks, ... Read Full Post
This week we celebrated our "Cruise the Open Seas" theme day. We took the Bickford bus and cruised the Mississippi River! Though we are all familiar with the river, we never grow tired of it's beauty. We drove up to Lock and Dam 13 to check for barge traffic. We were able to see hundreds of ducks, pelicans, and egrets enjoying the river and the weather. Also this year for fun, we had a captains table. Our director Kim was the captain and 5 residents were her guests. Our cruise ship lounge entertainment was one of our favorite singers. Everyone had a lovely time!
04-13-2018
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Today we can officially wave goodbye to the winter blues and welcome -warmly-the arrival of spring! Maybe . . . of course 70 today and a wintry mix on Sunday! I think Mother Nature needs to get it together! But the good thing is that we can look forward to the promise of Spring and all God's ... Read Full Post
Today we can officially wave goodbye to the winter blues and welcome -warmly-the arrival of spring! Maybe . . . of course 70 today and a wintry mix on Sunday! I think Mother Nature needs to get it together! But the good thing is that we can look forward to the promise of Spring and all God's beautiful touches that go with it! One of the best memories I have as a child is to walk out and smell the lily of the valley flowers on one side of the house and also the array of tulips with the vibrant colors scattering our yard. It might still be cold, it might still be wet, but the evenings are lengthening by the rooster's step (as my Grandfather would put it) and the eternal optimism of spring is in the air. It's in my step too :) For me Spring is about getting back outdoors, taking weekend mini-breaks and planning for your summer trips. If you still have one foot stuck in winter then take a moment and close your eyes - remember the fragrant smells of your favorite flower or how it smells right after the lawn is mowed...it might help you get a spring back in your step like it does for me! Enjoy your journey!
04-12-2018
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On Tuesday, we celebrated National Poetry Day. I read poems to the residents as they enjoyed refreshments. Then we wrote acrostic poems about each other. We had such a great time and found out that we do know each other quite well! We are all patiently awaiting porch weather. This week felt much ... Read Full Post
On Tuesday, we celebrated National Poetry Day. I read poems to the residents as they enjoyed refreshments. Then we wrote acrostic poems about each other. We had such a great time and found out that we do know each other quite well! We are all patiently awaiting porch weather. This week felt much more like winter than spring! We will all appreciate the warmth when it does arrive along with our outdoor activities.
04-06-2018
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Spring is in the air It’s that wonderful time of year when we get to peel off the layers and jump into the spring sunshine. Only sometimes that leap feels more like a stumble after months of eating warm comforting foods and being inside. So what can we do to put that spring back in our jump? ... Read Full Post
Spring is in the air It’s that wonderful time of year when we get to peel off the layers and jump into the spring sunshine. Only sometimes that leap feels more like a stumble after months of eating warm comforting foods and being inside. So what can we do to put that spring back in our jump? Start the new season with a “clean slate” and a “clean plate”.This means forget about all those foods that kept you safe and warm all winter and start afresh with a clean eating policy. Put aside the slow cookers and soup pots and stack up your plates with fresh, whole foods that will fill your body with the nutrients it needs to produce more energy. Easily digestible foods like green leafy vegetables, lean protein, nuts and seeds, can take the burden off your overworked digestive system. Take a daily walk! Not only does this provide a great exercise routine, it also lets the sun feed our skin and produce vitamin D. This vitamin is crucial for bone health, a healthy immune system and keeps us happy and full of energy. Winter blues can actually be due to reduced sunshine and decreased vitamin D levels. After months of cloudy skies it’s time to let the sun do its job. Why not grab a friend or get a group together and plan a walking group. It’s easier to make the commitment to walk if you know someone else is waiting for you. If you are concerned about the effects of aging the sun can have, then either get out when the sun is at its weakest or take a supplement of vitamin D to replenish what was lost over the winter months.
04-03-2018
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Happy, Blessed Easter to all! We have had fun getting ready for the holiday. We made darling Easter baskets to give to our loved ones. We made yummy treats and bagged them up to put by the door for visitors over the weekend, and this morning a group of us got together and prayed the Stations of the ... Read Full Post
Happy, Blessed Easter to all! We have had fun getting ready for the holiday. We made darling Easter baskets to give to our loved ones. We made yummy treats and bagged them up to put by the door for visitors over the weekend, and this morning a group of us got together and prayed the Stations of the Cross. I feel so blessed to celebrate holidays with the residents. On Wednesday "Denise and his Singing Guitar" returned from his winter break to sing for us. Though the month of March went by quickly we are all looking forward to April with it's spring flowers and warm temperatures!
03-30-2018
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It has been a week of song, celebrations, and treats! Tom our visiting Deputy came today and spent an hour with us talking about his many experiences in the 29 years he has been an officer. We enjoyed donuts and the deputy! Thank you Tom! Yesterday after our read aloud we spent time watching our ... Read Full Post
It has been a week of song, celebrations, and treats! Tom our visiting Deputy came today and spent an hour with us talking about his many experiences in the 29 years he has been an officer. We enjoyed donuts and the deputy! Thank you Tom! Yesterday after our read aloud we spent time watching our new birds in the aviary. So beautiful! We have had 21 baby birds hatch in the last couple months. It is hard to believe that Easter is next weekend. We have been working on some crafts. Next week we will finish them and make some special treats.
03-23-2018
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It has been an enjoyable week of Irish fun! Irish crafts, Irish music, making delicious Irish Blarney Stones, decorating in green and eating corn beef. We had our annual Corn Beef and Cabbage party last night and everyone had such a delightful time. Ron our entertainer was fantastic! He sang an ... Read Full Post
It has been an enjoyable week of Irish fun! Irish crafts, Irish music, making delicious Irish Blarney Stones, decorating in green and eating corn beef. We had our annual Corn Beef and Cabbage party last night and everyone had such a delightful time. Ron our entertainer was fantastic! He sang an nice variety of songs and even took requests. Today, we made Irish Soda Bread and plan to enjoy it this afternoon along with our mint shakes. Let's hear it for the green!
03-16-2018
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We had a delicious time celebrating "National Oreo Cookie Day" this week. There is just something about the taste of Oreo's that we never out grow! On Thursday we celebrated Casino Day. We had so much fun playing Black Jack. I think I need to schedule it once a month! Thank you to my daughter who ... Read Full Post
We had a delicious time celebrating "National Oreo Cookie Day" this week. There is just something about the taste of Oreo's that we never out grow! On Thursday we celebrated Casino Day. We had so much fun playing Black Jack. I think I need to schedule it once a month! Thank you to my daughter who is on college break, and volunteered to be a dealer. She also entertained us with her card tricks. Elvis was in the house! We had fun reliving our Elvis days with this entertainer.
03-09-2018
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On Wednesday the nation celebrated "National Floral Design Day". We were fortunate here at Bickford to have a floral designer from Clinton Floral visit us. Clinton Floral has been open and family run since 1954! Jane the owner and designer came ane made a bouquet for us to enjoy, and gave each ... Read Full Post
On Wednesday the nation celebrated "National Floral Design Day". We were fortunate here at Bickford to have a floral designer from Clinton Floral visit us. Clinton Floral has been open and family run since 1954! Jane the owner and designer came ane made a bouquet for us to enjoy, and gave each resident a small bouquet for their apartment. So very generous of her! Also this week we had a fabulous quartet come and sing for us. Randy and his three friends delighted our residents with their beautiful gospel music. So many of the residents sang along and were reminded of their church going days. Thank you Randy and friends!
03-02-2018
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On Wednesday the nation celebrated "National Floral Design Day". We were fortunate here at Bickford to have a floral designer from Clinton Floral visit us. Clinton Floral has been open and family run since 1954! Jane the owner and designer came ane made a bouquet for us to enjoy, and gave each ... Read Full Post
On Wednesday the nation celebrated "National Floral Design Day". We were fortunate here at Bickford to have a floral designer from Clinton Floral visit us. Clinton Floral has been open and family run since 1954! Jane the owner and designer came ane made a bouquet for us to enjoy, and gave each resident a small bouquet for their apartment. So very generous of her! Also this week we had a fabulous quartet come and sing for us. Randy and his three friends delighted our residents with their beautiful gospel music. So many of the residents sang along and were reminded of their church going days. Thank you Randy and friends!
03-02-2018
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The invitations are in the mail!! We will again be hosting our famous corned beef and cabbage dinner. This year's festivities are on March 15th. Mark your calendars.
02-28-2018
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What a foodie week! First Fat Tuesday, followed by Valentine's Day. We ate well. Also, two of our favorite entertainers were here this week. Our residents really enjoy music from their era's. No greater joy than to sing along with some of your favorite songs from the past. Ron who sang on ... Read Full Post
What a foodie week! First Fat Tuesday, followed by Valentine's Day. We ate well. Also, two of our favorite entertainers were here this week. Our residents really enjoy music from their era's. No greater joy than to sing along with some of your favorite songs from the past. Ron who sang on Valentine's Day actually provided a computer screen with all the words to each song. He enjoys having us sing along with him. On Fat Tuesday, we enjoyed sharing a delicious King Cake, wearing masks and beads in the traditional green, purple, and gold colors.
02-16-2018
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We have enjoyed watching all the snow come down this week! It is agreed that being indoors snug and cozy is a pretty nice thing. Gloria our chaplain was here this week visiting with the residents. She has such a cheerful personality. On Tuesday, we gladly celebrated National Frozen Yogurt day. ... Read Full Post
We have enjoyed watching all the snow come down this week! It is agreed that being indoors snug and cozy is a pretty nice thing. Gloria our chaplain was here this week visiting with the residents. She has such a cheerful personality. On Tuesday, we gladly celebrated National Frozen Yogurt day. Delicious! We start our week with several very rousing games of UNO. It is so much fun! The competitiveness really comes out. As we sharpen our skills the games take longer and longer. We all look forward to Monday.
02-09-2018
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Oh how good it felt to turn to the next month on our calendars! Farewell January, hello February! We had a new entertainer this week. He has received good reviews from the residents so I have invited him back. The goal is enjoyment for our residents, so their opinions are most important. We look ... Read Full Post
Oh how good it felt to turn to the next month on our calendars! Farewell January, hello February! We had a new entertainer this week. He has received good reviews from the residents so I have invited him back. The goal is enjoyment for our residents, so their opinions are most important. We look forward to his return. I am always looking for good entertainment and volunteers. If you would like to make a suggestion or volunteer your talent give me a call anytime.
02-02-2018
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We went to a tropical island this week! Our luau party was fun. The residents really enjoyed the decorations and the fun food. We also had a good time playing some beach type games and listening to a steel drum entertainer from the Chicago area. On Thursday we had a toast to "National Irish Coffee ... Read Full Post
We went to a tropical island this week! Our luau party was fun. The residents really enjoyed the decorations and the fun food. We also had a good time playing some beach type games and listening to a steel drum entertainer from the Chicago area. On Thursday we had a toast to "National Irish Coffee Day". Yum!!!! Saturday the residents will be enjoying "National Chocolate Cake Day" with a delicious Black Forest Cake made by our cooks. The men and women had a little pampering this week as well, with our Spa Days. So relaxing and enjoyable.
01-26-2018
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FLU SEASON - TAKE PRECAUTIONS *Take everyday preventive actions to stop the spread of germs. •Try to avoid close contact with sick people. •While sick, limit contact with others as much as possible to keep from infecting them. •If you are sick with flu-like illness, CDC recommends that you ... Read Full Post
FLU SEASON - TAKE PRECAUTIONS *Take everyday preventive actions to stop the spread of germs. •Try to avoid close contact with sick people. •While sick, limit contact with others as much as possible to keep from infecting them. •If you are sick with flu-like illness, CDC recommends that you stay home for at least 24 hours after your fever is gone except to get medical care or for other necessities. (Your fever should be gone for 24 hours without the use of a fever-reducing medicine.) •Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Throw the tissue in the trash after you use it. • Wash your hands often with soap and water. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand rub. •Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth. Germs spread this way. •Clean and disinfect surfaces and objects that may be contaminated with germs
01-24-2018
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Even though most of us snack on popcorn at the movies, popcorn used to be a popular breakfast food, according to Popcorn.org. Popcorn sales managed to increase during the Great Depression of the 1930s because it was one of the few treats struggling families could afford. During World War II, sugar ... Read Full Post
Even though most of us snack on popcorn at the movies, popcorn used to be a popular breakfast food, according to Popcorn.org. Popcorn sales managed to increase during the Great Depression of the 1930s because it was one of the few treats struggling families could afford. During World War II, sugar was sent overseas, so popcorn’s popularity continued to increase. After a slump in the 1950s due to the rise of television in homes, popcorn rose again with microwavable popcorn in the 1980s. Life wouldn’t be the same without popcorn and all its buttery goodness!
01-20-2018
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Happy National Popcorn Day! We just had fun making and bagging popcorn for our guests and ourselves. All we need now is a good movie:) This week at Bickford we had our talented, well informed naturalist Jill here for a presentation on animal prints. So informative and entertaining. Thank you Jill! ... Read Full Post
Happy National Popcorn Day! We just had fun making and bagging popcorn for our guests and ourselves. All we need now is a good movie:) This week at Bickford we had our talented, well informed naturalist Jill here for a presentation on animal prints. So informative and entertaining. Thank you Jill! Our musical entertainers John and Kay trucked through the cold, windy conditions to be with us on Monday. The residents enjoy them so much and we appreciate their dedication. Our monthly resident council meeting went really well. We like hearing from our residents any time, but especially at our meetings. They often share good ideas to be enjoyed by all.
01-19-2018
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Today is our "Hat Day" theme day. Such a simple concept but so much fun. We had such a good time making and personalizing our own paper hats. Everyone donned a hat for the lunch time meal. Some were funny, others pretty and of course some functional. We do like our hats! Earlier in the week we made ... Read Full Post
Today is our "Hat Day" theme day. Such a simple concept but so much fun. We had such a good time making and personalizing our own paper hats. Everyone donned a hat for the lunch time meal. Some were funny, others pretty and of course some functional. We do like our hats! Earlier in the week we made pine cone bird feeders for our beautiful birds that have to endure this weather 24/7. Happy National Bird Day!
01-12-2018
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Let it snow, let it snow! As we watch the snow come down we are all snug and comfortable. Most of our activities went as planned in spite of the weather this week. Christmas was a special time for us all. We look forward to ringing in the New Year on Sunday. But most likely it won't be at midnight! ... Read Full Post
Let it snow, let it snow! As we watch the snow come down we are all snug and comfortable. Most of our activities went as planned in spite of the weather this week. Christmas was a special time for us all. We look forward to ringing in the New Year on Sunday. But most likely it won't be at midnight!
12-29-2017
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Merry Christmas! What a blessed week we have had. So many visitors! On Thursday, 60 fifth graders stopped by to sing for us. We had a beautiful reading of the Christmas story on Monday, and today the residents will be performing a readers theater of the story "Was the Night Before Christmas". So ... Read Full Post
Merry Christmas! What a blessed week we have had. So many visitors! On Thursday, 60 fifth graders stopped by to sing for us. We had a beautiful reading of the Christmas story on Monday, and today the residents will be performing a readers theater of the story "Was the Night Before Christmas". So much fun and family time. We all feel fortunate to be together at this tine of the year and really all year round.
12-22-2017
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There seems to be mixed opinions on the subject of snow. Some would really like to see the ground white and fluffy, others want green grass year round! We are all individuals with our own ideas but here at Bickford we get along amazingly well. This week I took our "Lunch Bunch" out for Mexican ... Read Full Post
There seems to be mixed opinions on the subject of snow. Some would really like to see the ground white and fluffy, others want green grass year round! We are all individuals with our own ideas but here at Bickford we get along amazingly well. This week I took our "Lunch Bunch" out for Mexican food. We had a super time! We also went on our annual Christmas light viewing drive. The weather was perfect for our outing. Today, a 3rd grade class is coming to decorate Ginger Bread houses we made earlier in the week. On Monday, some of the middle school Orchestra students came and played a few Christmas songs for us. They did a marvelous job.
12-15-2017
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Baby it's Cold Outside! Even though the temperatures are dropping, we are warming up in the branches! Cozy up to our toasty fireplace, or wrap up in fuzzy blanket and enjoy a hot coffee or cocoa. We welcome you no matter what the weather on the outside is like, because we are always warm and ... Read Full Post
Baby it's Cold Outside! Even though the temperatures are dropping, we are warming up in the branches! Cozy up to our toasty fireplace, or wrap up in fuzzy blanket and enjoy a hot coffee or cocoa. We welcome you no matter what the weather on the outside is like, because we are always warm and inviting on the inside. Stop by and see us!
12-11-2017
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What a fun week! Ann started the week with her beautiful piano playing. She did many familiar Christmas tunes for us. We had a huge turn out for our family Christmas party on Wednesday. The food was delicious and our musical entertainment was wonderful. We really felt like one big, happy family. ... Read Full Post
What a fun week! Ann started the week with her beautiful piano playing. She did many familiar Christmas tunes for us. We had a huge turn out for our family Christmas party on Wednesday. The food was delicious and our musical entertainment was wonderful. We really felt like one big, happy family. Many of the residents are being little elves helping with the decorating, the treat making and the overall Christmas cheer. It is such a joyful time of year!
12-08-2017
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With surprise and joy we turn the calendar to December! Many of our residents enjoyed the Thanksgiving holiday with family, and friends. Jen and Sandy our cooks do an amazing job with each and every holiday. The residents and I have been enjoying doing so cooking of our own. National days are a fun ... Read Full Post
With surprise and joy we turn the calendar to December! Many of our residents enjoyed the Thanksgiving holiday with family, and friends. Jen and Sandy our cooks do an amazing job with each and every holiday. The residents and I have been enjoying doing so cooking of our own. National days are a fun way to sample different foods. For example in November we sampled nacho's, Baklava, Bavarian Creme and made our own pickles. Many of our ladies miss cooking so this is a fun and well received activity. Jill a naturalist from the Clinton County Conservation office will be visiting us once a month to do a presentations. In November she brought around 30 animal skins and taught us about each of the animals.
12-01-2017
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We have been enjoying some fun "National Days" as of late. National Cappuccino Day, National Pickle Day, and National Baklava Day! Yum! Today Jill a Naturalist from Clinton County Conservation came a did a wonderful presentation on the different animal skins she had. When Jill comes for a visit, we ... Read Full Post
We have been enjoying some fun "National Days" as of late. National Cappuccino Day, National Pickle Day, and National Baklava Day! Yum! Today Jill a Naturalist from Clinton County Conservation came a did a wonderful presentation on the different animal skins she had. When Jill comes for a visit, we all learn something new about the animals we share our state with.
11-15-2017
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As we approach the Thanksgiving Holiday let us remember the many Blessings that we all enjoy here in the United States of America and also the people that have fought to assure that we enjoy the freedoms that we all have! So if you see an active military family - thank them or do something special ... Read Full Post
As we approach the Thanksgiving Holiday let us remember the many Blessings that we all enjoy here in the United States of America and also the people that have fought to assure that we enjoy the freedoms that we all have! So if you see an active military family - thank them or do something special for them because as we sit down at the table to enjoy that wonderful meal together, they will be missing one of their family members who is sacrificing their family time to defend our nation! Thank a Veteran for their service or give to an organization that helps disabled Vets and their families and remember that by being generous and meeting needs, we Glorify our Father in Heaven!
11-13-2017
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The influenza season is upon us. Our residents received their flu shots here at Bickford last month. Thank you to Tim Wright from Wagner Pharmacy for administering those for us. Reminder to have good hand washing practices, or use hand sanitizer. If you cough, use your sleeve, not your hands. We ... Read Full Post
The influenza season is upon us. Our residents received their flu shots here at Bickford last month. Thank you to Tim Wright from Wagner Pharmacy for administering those for us. Reminder to have good hand washing practices, or use hand sanitizer. If you cough, use your sleeve, not your hands. We love visitors at Bickford, but if you are not feeling well, please stay away until you recover. Praying for good health to all. Happy November!!!
11-03-2017
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We started our week with a "spooky bus ride". Many people in town decorated their yards with spooky, funny and creative decorations. It was really fun driving around and looking at them! Wednesday, Dennis and his singing guitar came to entertain us with country songs from the past. On Thursday the ... Read Full Post
We started our week with a "spooky bus ride". Many people in town decorated their yards with spooky, funny and creative decorations. It was really fun driving around and looking at them! Wednesday, Dennis and his singing guitar came to entertain us with country songs from the past. On Thursday the "Sunbeams" sang for us. They are a group of talented singers that bring a message of hope and trust in our Lord. After they sang, the leader invited all the residents to sing along with songs by Irvin Berlin. We all had an enjoyable time!
11-03-2017
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What a fun week we have had! We went for a bus ride on Thursday. The weather was beautiful and so were the leaves. We all had a wonderful time admiring God's work. Also this week we have had fun making treats using pumpkin. Most of our residents are big fans of that delicious pumpkin flavor. Today, ... Read Full Post
What a fun week we have had! We went for a bus ride on Thursday. The weather was beautiful and so were the leaves. We all had a wonderful time admiring God's work. Also this week we have had fun making treats using pumpkin. Most of our residents are big fans of that delicious pumpkin flavor. Today, we enjoyed the 1st grade students and their 12th grade big buddies from Prince of Peace Catholic School. The residents passed out candy as the children came door to door trick or treating! Such much fun for us all.
10-27-2017
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We have been taking advantage of the beautiful October weather, by sitting outside on our porch. The residents enjoy the fresh air, watching the school children walking home from their day, and the squirrels that always provide entertainment! We are excited to have the "Clintones" singing for us ... Read Full Post
We have been taking advantage of the beautiful October weather, by sitting outside on our porch. The residents enjoy the fresh air, watching the school children walking home from their day, and the squirrels that always provide entertainment! We are excited to have the "Clintones" singing for us today. We are thankful for this group of women who volunteer their singing talent in our community. They bring much joy to our residents and staff.
10-20-2017
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It's a beautiful fall day!!! Please make sure to like our Bickford Facebook page, "Bickford of Clinton" and follow our posts. Thank-you. Have a grat day!!!
10-17-2017
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Gerilyn Jacobs -
What a beautiful week we have had. Most of the week I spent preparing for our "Family History Day" theme. This year I focused on our resident family members wedding days. I enjoyed all the time I spent visiting with each resident collecting information about their special day. We celebrated our ... Read Full Post
What a beautiful week we have had. Most of the week I spent preparing for our "Family History Day" theme. This year I focused on our resident family members wedding days. I enjoyed all the time I spent visiting with each resident collecting information about their special day. We celebrated our wedding day by displaying photos, information collected, and four wedding dresses actually worn by four of our ladies! We had two representatives from our Genealogy Center come and talk about the importance of recording our family history. They encouraged the residents to write down things they remember. In the afternoon we had a wedding reception, much like one that many of our residents had experienced. Cake, punch, mints (made by the ladies) and nuts were on the menu.
10-13-2017
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Peggy Jenkins -
As we look at the news today, it is hard to not feel fear. But we must remember that fear is not from God! We are seeing more people with anxiety problems now more than ever! It is times like this I find it helpful to meditate on the Word of God. In Isaiah 40 verse 11 it says: "He gathers the lambs ... Read Full Post
As we look at the news today, it is hard to not feel fear. But we must remember that fear is not from God! We are seeing more people with anxiety problems now more than ever! It is times like this I find it helpful to meditate on the Word of God. In Isaiah 40 verse 11 it says: "He gathers the lambs in his arms and carries them close to his heart." That helps us put things in perspective by remembering that the Lord is holding us, leading us and caring for us. God's peace and comfort is there for us all! So when days look bleak - look to the "Son" and remember that he is our good Shepard and holds us close to his heart and will carry us through anything that comes our way! Lord Jesus - You are the Good Shepard who lays down his life for is sheep. Thank you for the gift of your love and for the comfort, mercy and grace that gives us peace. Amen!
10-12-2017
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Beth Fleming -
Living in the Midwest gives us the advantage of not getting used to one particular season for too long! I love traveling to all of my branches to see what creative things they have come up with to ring in the new season. Fall is no exception, as I LOVE the pumpkins, colorful leaves and smell of ... Read Full Post
Living in the Midwest gives us the advantage of not getting used to one particular season for too long! I love traveling to all of my branches to see what creative things they have come up with to ring in the new season. Fall is no exception, as I LOVE the pumpkins, colorful leaves and smell of spices in the air. This front porch is one example of the crisp autumn welcome you will get when dropping by.
10-03-2017
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Gerilyn Jacobs -
October is knocking on the door and we are all wondering what happened to September. Time does fly when you are having fun! This week we made one of our favorite treats and the residents who are new to Bickford have been recruited to the "yummy, can I have the recipe side?". We also had a very ... Read Full Post
October is knocking on the door and we are all wondering what happened to September. Time does fly when you are having fun! This week we made one of our favorite treats and the residents who are new to Bickford have been recruited to the "yummy, can I have the recipe side?". We also had a very informative Resident Council meeting. Hearing from our residents is very important to us. We are always receptive the their thoughts, suggestions and concerns.
09-29-2017
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Gerilyn Jacobs -
We have had the most enjoyable "Assisted Living Week"! Each day we had a fun and engaging theme, some really great entertainment and lots of laughs! The staff feel so blessed to get to care for our residents. Mutually, the residents enjoy the interaction and care given by the staff.
09-15-2017
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Heidi Harlock -
We have been blessed with such beautiful weather here in Clinton. We are all praying for those being effected by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, Jose, and Katia.
09-08-2017
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Gerilyn Jacobs -
The week has been wonderful. We enjoyed being entertained with the talent of 'Denise and His Singing Guitar", working on a surprise craft for the staff, and baking goodies with fresh apples! With fall in the air and knocking on the door, we have been spending as much time as possible on the front ... Read Full Post
The week has been wonderful. We enjoyed being entertained with the talent of 'Denise and His Singing Guitar", working on a surprise craft for the staff, and baking goodies with fresh apples! With fall in the air and knocking on the door, we have been spending as much time as possible on the front porch. Next week is "Assisted Living Week" we have some fun and interesting events planned. Stop by and join us!
09-08-2017
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We enjoy the fun and unusual "National Days', that very every month. This week we celebrated "National Cherry Turnover Day". Yummy! On Wednesday, one of our very favorite entertainers returned after an extend leave. The residents enjoy her talent so much!! We are always looking for more ... Read Full Post
We enjoy the fun and unusual "National Days', that very every month. This week we celebrated "National Cherry Turnover Day". Yummy! On Wednesday, one of our very favorite entertainers returned after an extend leave. The residents enjoy her talent so much!! We are always looking for more entertainers. So if you have a talent and would like to share it with us, please contact me, Gerilyn LEC Director.
09-01-2017
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Peggy Jenkins -
As we watch the devastation in Houston, please remember that there by the Grace of God go I! Please if you can DONATE! It is so simple! Just text HARVEY to 90999 to donate $10 to the Red Cross! These people have lost everything and I love seeing the men and women volunteering and risking their own ... Read Full Post
As we watch the devastation in Houston, please remember that there by the Grace of God go I! Please if you can DONATE! It is so simple! Just text HARVEY to 90999 to donate $10 to the Red Cross! These people have lost everything and I love seeing the men and women volunteering and risking their own life to help those in desperate need! This is an event of catastrophic proportions! Everyone needs to PRAY for those affected by Hurricane Harvey and those brave souls risking their own life to help those who are so vulnerable at this time. PRAY FOR TEXAS!
08-29-2017
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The beautiful weather went well with our beautiful week. On Tuesday we had such a good time going for a ride on the Bickford bus. We all enjoyed seeing the crops, farms and well kept houses. Today to celebrate "National Banana Split Day" we got together and made big, multilayered banana splits to ... Read Full Post
The beautiful weather went well with our beautiful week. On Tuesday we had such a good time going for a ride on the Bickford bus. We all enjoyed seeing the crops, farms and well kept houses. Today to celebrate "National Banana Split Day" we got together and made big, multilayered banana splits to enjoy after a rousing round of Bunco. The front porch will be the perfect location for our afternoon treat!
08-25-2017
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Beth Fleming -
Scholarship Recipient One of the many great opportunities Bickford provides for their Bickford Family members is the opportunity to advance their education through financial assistance. Bickford offers 2 scholarships each year. The Bickford scholarship is for current Bickford Family Members who are ... Read Full Post
Scholarship Recipient One of the many great opportunities Bickford provides for their Bickford Family members is the opportunity to advance their education through financial assistance. Bickford offers 2 scholarships each year. The Bickford scholarship is for current Bickford Family Members who are interested in furthering their education. The Eby Scholarship is for the children of Bickford Family Members who are pursuing higher education. I was lucky enough to not only present both scholarships to 2 very deserving students in my division, but the Eby scholarship was extra special as it went to my daughter this year! Riley is going to be a sophomore at the University of Iowa, majoring in nursing. She is a member of Phi Theta Kappa Honors Sorority, and has been accepted into the honors program. Congratulations Riley! Pictured is Riley (left) receiving her scholarship certificate from Divisional Director of Resident Services for Eastern Iowa/Western Illinois, Michelle Adam.
08-24-2017
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