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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What a fun week we have had! On Tuesday I took a group of ladies to our wonderful Sawmill Museum. What a nice learning experience. Wednesday, was lunch out to Culver's. Yummy! Thursday a trip around the park and to Happy Joes for ice cream. Today(Friday), we were blessed to have the Ehrhart Family ... Read Full Post
What a fun week we have had! On Tuesday I took a group of ladies to our wonderful Sawmill Museum. What a nice learning experience. Wednesday, was lunch out to Culver's. Yummy! Thursday a trip around the park and to Happy Joes for ice cream. Today(Friday), we were blessed to have the Ehrhart Family singers entertain us. We sure appreciate our volunteers that share their talents with us. Thank you Donna, Ben, Lynn, and Tom!
07-13-2018
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Stop by and see our new look! We have just completed a branch remodel and are happy to show off our new colors, furniture, etc. Enjoy a glass of nice cold lemonade on our covered patio!
07-13-2018
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It has been a fun week! On Independence Day a residents' family stopped by and sang for everyone while they enjoyed the traditional grilled hamburger menu for lunch. A few of the residents sat on the front porch and enjoyed the fireworks that adorned the sky. We are happy that the heat has subsided ... Read Full Post
It has been a fun week! On Independence Day a residents' family stopped by and sang for everyone while they enjoyed the traditional grilled hamburger menu for lunch. A few of the residents sat on the front porch and enjoyed the fireworks that adorned the sky. We are happy that the heat has subsided enough that we can again enjoy the patio. It is so nice to sit together with a refreshment while watching the birds and enjoying the beautiful flowers.
07-06-2018
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I am happy to work for a company that believes so strongly in building and strengthening their Bickford Family Members. Members of our Directing Family Group met last week with our counterparts throughout the entire division for team support and training. It was great to see everyone and sharpen ... Read Full Post
I am happy to work for a company that believes so strongly in building and strengthening their Bickford Family Members. Members of our Directing Family Group met last week with our counterparts throughout the entire division for team support and training. It was great to see everyone and sharpen our skills!
07-03-2018
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Hello July! We have been enjoying some fun interactive games. Noodle volleyball brings out the competitive nature in us all! Parachute fun is a great activity to help our coordination and listening skills. Beach ball toss is great for our eye, hand abilities. So we have been having fun and staying ... Read Full Post
Hello July! We have been enjoying some fun interactive games. Noodle volleyball brings out the competitive nature in us all! Parachute fun is a great activity to help our coordination and listening skills. Beach ball toss is great for our eye, hand abilities. So we have been having fun and staying in shape all from the same activity!
07-02-2018
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Happy June everyone! We are going to talk about the benefits of exercise! The health benefits far outweigh the risks of injury. To minimize the risk you should start slowly with a low intensity exercises. Wait at least 2 hours after eating a large meal. Wear appropriate shoes and clothes for the ... Read Full Post
Happy June everyone! We are going to talk about the benefits of exercise! The health benefits far outweigh the risks of injury. To minimize the risk you should start slowly with a low intensity exercises. Wait at least 2 hours after eating a large meal. Wear appropriate shoes and clothes for the activity. Warm up with low intensity movements at the beginning of each session. Drink plenty of water! STOP immediately in you experience of pain or pressure in your chest, neck, shoulder or arm. Stop if you feel dizzy or sick to your stomach or if you break out in a cold sweat. Stop if you have muscle cramps or severe pain. You may feel some minor discomfort at first but this is normal and as you increase your intensity, this should lessen. So be safe but remember the importance of staying active and eating healthy!
06-22-2018
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Congratulations to our Bickford Family Members who will be our new team leaders- our "Black Pearls". These BFMs are elected by their peers as team members that exemplify our core values. Our new Black Pearls are Lynn K, Kristen S, Kayla N and Emily S. Lead on ladies!!
06-22-2018
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This week we had our Bickford bus available to our residents. Outings are a fun break from the normal routine. On Wednesday, I drove a full bus of happy ice cream cone eaters around the park and along our beautiful riverfront. Thursday, we went for a lovely drive over to Thomson Causeway. Everyone ... Read Full Post
This week we had our Bickford bus available to our residents. Outings are a fun break from the normal routine. On Wednesday, I drove a full bus of happy ice cream cone eaters around the park and along our beautiful riverfront. Thursday, we went for a lovely drive over to Thomson Causeway. Everyone noticed that the shad flies have hatched! We were happy to be inside our comfortable bus. Friday mornings the ladies and I usually make something sweet for a treat after Bunco. Today we made a fruity, angel food cake dessert. We are all looking forward to eating it later!
06-22-2018
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This week we celebrated "Flag Day". We decorated in all the red, white, and blue we could find! Even our dessert was patriotic. Rob one of our very favorite singers came and entertained us with his wonderful voice. He even takes requests! On Monday we had a friendly, furry golden lab named Ben ... Read Full Post
This week we celebrated "Flag Day". We decorated in all the red, white, and blue we could find! Even our dessert was patriotic. Rob one of our very favorite singers came and entertained us with his wonderful voice. He even takes requests! On Monday we had a friendly, furry golden lab named Ben visit. He brought comfort and joy to many of our residents. It was so cute how he went up to each person to greet them. Many of our residents are true dog lovers. Ben found that out:)
06-15-2018
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We will be holding our quarterly Family Council meeting on Wednesday, June 27th at 5:45pm. A light dinner will be provided for our families who join us to discuss life at Bickford. We have an 'open door' policy and encourage feedback in an ongoing effort to maintain our high standards for our ... Read Full Post
We will be holding our quarterly Family Council meeting on Wednesday, June 27th at 5:45pm. A light dinner will be provided for our families who join us to discuss life at Bickford. We have an 'open door' policy and encourage feedback in an ongoing effort to maintain our high standards for our residents.
06-15-2018
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Lori and her traveling antique show was here this week and brought her collection of baby dishes. Her presentation was so interesting, we all learned something new that afternoon. On Wednesday we celebrated our "Western Themed" day. We had a rootin tootin good time! But after some discussion we all ... Read Full Post
Lori and her traveling antique show was here this week and brought her collection of baby dishes. Her presentation was so interesting, we all learned something new that afternoon. On Wednesday we celebrated our "Western Themed" day. We had a rootin tootin good time! But after some discussion we all decided to be thankful that we weren't alive in to those days!
06-08-2018
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We've been enjoying some nice warm weather this last week. As much as we love our sunshine, very warm weather can be particularly hard for our senior citizens. Please take just a minute and check on your elderly neighbors, friends and family and make sure they are well hydrated and cool enough.
06-08-2018
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We have had a wonderful week of music. Denise and his singing guitar started us off on Monday. Denise really enjoys his time singing and it shows! On Thursday we were so fortunate to have the "Sunbeams" here to sing for us. After their performance they engaged the residents in a sing-a-long. ... Read Full Post
We have had a wonderful week of music. Denise and his singing guitar started us off on Monday. Denise really enjoys his time singing and it shows! On Thursday we were so fortunate to have the "Sunbeams" here to sing for us. After their performance they engaged the residents in a sing-a-long. Everyone had such a good time! Thank you to the "Sunbeams", they brought sunshine into our lives. We are all surprised to be turning the page of the calendar! May is such a lovely month; flowers, green grass, trees, birds and porch time! Bring on June:)
06-01-2018
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How great is it to spend your days 'working' at such a happy place? I walked in the kitchen today and one of our BFM's- Amanda- was just singing away while doing dishes. THIS is the Bickford difference. We love what we do and it shows!
05-30-2018
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We started our week with the ever popular "John and Kay" singing duo. Their style of music appeals so much to the residents. They enjoy singing right along with them. Noodle volleyball gave us a chance to bring out the kid in us. We had so much fun! It's also a way to get them to exercise, without ... Read Full Post
We started our week with the ever popular "John and Kay" singing duo. Their style of music appeals so much to the residents. They enjoy singing right along with them. Noodle volleyball gave us a chance to bring out the kid in us. We had so much fun! It's also a way to get them to exercise, without them realizing how much work their putting in. We ended the week making (and eating) veggie pizza and sampling some wine at our Resident Council meeting.
05-25-2018
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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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Heidi Harlock -
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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