Bickford of Iowa City

Assisted Living

Nothing can replace home. At Bickford of Iowa City, 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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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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Please join us for an interactive music making event commemorating Mexico’s unlikely victory over the French forces of Napoleon III on May 5th 1862, at the battle of Puebla. Bickford of Iowa City 6:30-7:30 PM
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It's sunny and warm! Yay! Here is our May newsletter and activity calendar. As always, you are welcome to join us for any of our activities. Be sure to read the main article about May's "Better Hearing Month!" We are partnering with Iowa Audiology to make sure our residents have the best hearing ... Read Full Post
It's sunny and warm! Yay! Here is our May newsletter and activity calendar. As always, you are welcome to join us for any of our activities. Be sure to read the main article about May's "Better Hearing Month!" We are partnering with Iowa Audiology to make sure our residents have the best hearing possible. Save the date for Monday, May 7 at 10:30 am for a chance to learn from their Audiologist, Dr. Jason Aird. Each resident will have the opportunity for a free hearing screening too! If the newsletter spacing or photos happen to look a bit funny on your screen, simply click on the "view the pdf" version link. That will bring you to the actual .pdf and how it truly is intended.
Check out the PDF 04-30-2018
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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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Since May is Better Hearing Month, our friendship company is Iowa Audiology. We are partnering with them to make sure your hearing is the best it can be. If you or someone you know is struggling with a hearing loss, there’s never been a better time to do something about it. All of our residents ... Read Full Post
Since May is Better Hearing Month, our friendship company is Iowa Audiology. We are partnering with them to make sure your hearing is the best it can be. If you or someone you know is struggling with a hearing loss, there’s never been a better time to do something about it. All of our residents will have the opportunity to have their hearing tested, courtesy of Iowa Audiology.
04-14-2018
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We had a lovely "Cruise the Open Seas Day!" We took Howie for a cruise down to the "Sea" and had the most beautiful weather! And we now have new carpet! Woo hoo!
04-12-2018
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Spring is in the air! As temperatures begin to climb and outdoor physical activities increase here are a few helpful tips. Dress in layers. Stay hydrated (water and Gatorade being two of the best options) Wear supportive footwear and if it's a sunny day, remember to protect against harmful rays by ... Read Full Post
Spring is in the air! As temperatures begin to climb and outdoor physical activities increase here are a few helpful tips. Dress in layers. Stay hydrated (water and Gatorade being two of the best options) Wear supportive footwear and if it's a sunny day, remember to protect against harmful rays by wearing a hat of sunscreen. Enjoy! Looking forward to May flowers-Marcia, RN
04-12-2018
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April is National Stress Awareness Month! Here are some ways to reduce the stress in your life: Recognize when you are stressed. Observe your muscles and insides, observe your breath. Identify your stress responses. Take a break from technology. Go outside and breath in fresh air. Go for a walk or ... Read Full Post
April is National Stress Awareness Month! Here are some ways to reduce the stress in your life: Recognize when you are stressed. Observe your muscles and insides, observe your breath. Identify your stress responses. Take a break from technology. Go outside and breath in fresh air. Go for a walk or listen to some music. Whatever you decided to do, make sure you make time for yourself!
04-12-2018
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Here's wishing you a fabulous Easter weekend! Here is our April newsletter and activity calendar. As always, you are welcome to join us for this or any of our planned activities. Simply email me at iowacitylec@enrichinghappiness to RSVP for an outing. If the newsletter spacing or photos happen to ... Read Full Post
Here's wishing you a fabulous Easter weekend! Here is our April newsletter and activity calendar. As always, you are welcome to join us for this or any of our planned activities. Simply email me at iowacitylec@enrichinghappiness to RSVP for an outing. If the newsletter spacing or photos happen to look a bit funny on your screen, simply click on the "view the pdf" version link. That will bring you to the actual .pdf and how it truly is intended.
Check out the PDF 03-31-2018
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Tuesday mornings are such a treat to have Sally, one of our Bickford Angels, bring her homemade goodies and share stories with everyone. Tiffani has the Bickford Salon open and everyone is looking great!
03-27-2018
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Here's hoping everyone had a fun & festive St. Patrick's Day! We enjoyed all sorts of fun including Irish Bingo where everyone enjoyed green cake, green near beer, green gatorade and won green prizes. The Bluestem Trio came and played Irish music for us and it was a great day all around!
03-19-2018
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It's been another wonderful day using Howie, our fabulous new bus! Howie and Harmony - now doesn't that sound like a great team?! Today, we provided residents transportation to medical appointments, their favorite barber shop and more!
03-15-2018
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March is National Social Workers Month! I heard a quote the other day, and it really seems to sum up how special Social Workers are! "I'm a Social Worker, what is YOUR super power?" Thank you to ALL social workers who are involved in caring for our loved ones.
03-15-2018
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You are invited to join us this Thursday, March 8 at 11:00 AM to enjoy the Musical Comedy Troupe. This will be our "live casino show" during our Casino Fun Day!
03-06-2018
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Unfortunately the weather is simply not cooperating with our planned outing to Riverside Casino today. Darn! Due to the falling temperatures, high winds, and precipitation we postponed this trip. I will of course let you know once we have a date rescheduled. Stay safe!
03-05-2018
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What a beautiful spring day! It sure feels like spring is here! Here is our March newsletter and activity calendar. Casino Fun Week begins on Monday with our visit to Riverside Casino. Who's feeling lucky?! As always, you are welcome to join us for this or any of our planned activities. Simply ... Read Full Post
What a beautiful spring day! It sure feels like spring is here! Here is our March newsletter and activity calendar. Casino Fun Week begins on Monday with our visit to Riverside Casino. Who's feeling lucky?! As always, you are welcome to join us for this or any of our planned activities. Simply email me at iowacitylec@enrichinghappiness to RSVP for an outing. *Please note March 5 is our Pizza Dinner and Family Council Meeting at 5 pm. We hope to see you there! If the newsletter spacing or photos happen to look a bit funny on your screen, simply click on the "view the pdf" version link. That will bring you to the actual .pdf and how it truly is intended.
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Did you know that February is American Heart Month? You can make healthy changes to lower your risk of developing heart disease. Controlling and preventing risk factors is also important for people who already have heart disease. To lower your risk: Watch your weight. Quit smoking and stay away ... Read Full Post
Did you know that February is American Heart Month? You can make healthy changes to lower your risk of developing heart disease. Controlling and preventing risk factors is also important for people who already have heart disease. To lower your risk: Watch your weight. Quit smoking and stay away from secondhand smoke. Control your cholesterol and blood pressure. If you drink alcohol, drink only in moderation. Get active and eat healthy.
02-23-2018
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Happy Valentine's Day. We have had a beautiful day. The sun is out, the weather is warmer, Olivia brought her new puppy in for all to see, church was great and our Valentine's Day party is about to start! Friendly reminder that our Family Council meeting is in a couple weeks. Mark your calendar for ... Read Full Post
Happy Valentine's Day. We have had a beautiful day. The sun is out, the weather is warmer, Olivia brought her new puppy in for all to see, church was great and our Valentine's Day party is about to start! Friendly reminder that our Family Council meeting is in a couple weeks. Mark your calendar for March 7th at 5 p.m. We will serve pizza and drinks. You'll be able to eat with your loved ones and then we start the meeting. Looking forward to seeing you all. Please contact me if you have any questions. -Kaelee
02-14-2018
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We would like to invite you to join us at Bickford of Iowa City on Valentine's Day for some live music at 3:30 pm with the Bluestem Players!
02-12-2018
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Happy February everyone! Here is our monthly newsletter and activity calendar. *Please note that Resident Appointment Days have been changed to Thursdays instead of Fridays for the month of February. In fact, we did this today and took Howie all over town! You are always welcome to join us for any ... Read Full Post
Happy February everyone! Here is our monthly newsletter and activity calendar. *Please note that Resident Appointment Days have been changed to Thursdays instead of Fridays for the month of February. In fact, we did this today and took Howie all over town! You are always welcome to join us for any of our planned activities and adore it when you do! If the newsletter spacing or photos happen to look a bit funny on your screen, simply click on the "view the pdf" version link. That will bring you to the actual .pdf and how it truly is intended.
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What a fun day we had today during our day-long Luau Party! We started the day with Maui Waui Manicures, making sure everyone had a lei to wear and/or a flower in their hair, enjoyed Hawaiian themed meals, and ate delicious flip flop cookies, sang along to our favorite Hawaiian themed music while ... Read Full Post
What a fun day we had today during our day-long Luau Party! We started the day with Maui Waui Manicures, making sure everyone had a lei to wear and/or a flower in their hair, enjoyed Hawaiian themed meals, and ate delicious flip flop cookies, sang along to our favorite Hawaiian themed music while Todd shared his talents on the bongos and made one another laugh as we took photos of ourselves with this monkey backdrop. There are more photos on Facebook and even a video of Todd's talent at work. Simply go to: www.facebook.com/BickfordofIowaCity/
01-25-2018
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Happy Friday everyone! Can you believe this weather? It's just like Iowa to have negatives at the beginning of the week and then 40's for a Friday! As most of you have seen, the remodel is underway. We had painters here for about a week, and it sure looks bright around here. Next step is the ... Read Full Post
Happy Friday everyone! Can you believe this weather? It's just like Iowa to have negatives at the beginning of the week and then 40's for a Friday! As most of you have seen, the remodel is underway. We had painters here for about a week, and it sure looks bright around here. Next step is the wallpaper, which will happen by the end of January - then comes the carpet! Carpet is schedule for end of March. I will keep you all informed on the details as I get updates. Please let me know if you have any questions.
01-19-2018
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Happy New Year from your Bickford family! Some of our very talented ladies created the most beautiful (and sparkly too!) New Year's decorations!
01-03-2018
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I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas! Soon, the new year will be upon us. I'm attaching January's newsletter and fun-filled activity calendar! If the newsletter spacing or photos happen to look a bit funny on your screen, simply click on the "view the pdf" version link. That will bring you to ... Read Full Post
I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas! Soon, the new year will be upon us. I'm attaching January's newsletter and fun-filled activity calendar! If the newsletter spacing or photos happen to look a bit funny on your screen, simply click on the "view the pdf" version link. That will bring you to the actual .pdf and how it truly is intended.
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We are looking forward to seeing all of the beautiful Christmas lights this weekend! If you'd like to take in the sights as well, please contact Harmony at iowacitylec@enrichinghappiness.com.
12-19-2017
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It can be easy to miss the early signs of dementia in a loved one if you go for an extended period of time without seeing them. The holidays can be an ideal time to spot changes in family members. If you do see them often, then it can give other family members a chance to give a new perspective and ... Read Full Post
It can be easy to miss the early signs of dementia in a loved one if you go for an extended period of time without seeing them. The holidays can be an ideal time to spot changes in family members. If you do see them often, then it can give other family members a chance to give a new perspective and catch things you may not realize you are looking over. Below are 4 early signs of Alzheimer's to look out for this holiday season: Changing Moods Anxiety in a new setting Change in movement and memory loss If you do notice these signs, try to engage in a direct conversation with them and keep to one topic. Keeping lights and noise levels low also help with those who are experiencing these. Wishing you and your family a safe and happy holiday. Holly
12-14-2017
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We hope to see you tomorrow during our annual Bickford Christmas Party! This year our theme is Cocoa & Carols - it's going to be great!
12-11-2017
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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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Happy December! I wanted to share our December newsletter and fun-filled activity calendar! If the newsletter spacing or photos happen to look a bit funny on your screen, simply click on the "view the pdf" version link. That will bring you to the actual .pdf and how it truly is intended. We have a ... Read Full Post
Happy December! I wanted to share our December newsletter and fun-filled activity calendar! If the newsletter spacing or photos happen to look a bit funny on your screen, simply click on the "view the pdf" version link. That will bring you to the actual .pdf and how it truly is intended. We have a lot of fun activities planned, including our Annual Bickford Family Christmas Party featuring a theme of Cocoa & Carols this year on December 12. This is one party you DO NOT WANT TO MISS! I'm super excited! Feel free to join us for any activities that may interest you, including our Tour of Lights Outing! If that's of interest to you or you'd like more information, as always, please reach out to me with any activity questions or suggestions at iowacitylec@enrichinghappiness.com. Your Life Enrichment Coordinator, Harmony
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We continued celebrating Veteran's Day today with The University of Iowa Army ROTC Members! We sure had a wonderful day honoring all those who are and have served our country. Thank you! More photos will be posted on our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/BickfordofIowaCity/
11-13-2017
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Cowboy Jim came and visited us today and put on such a wonderful show! He serenaded every single resident and many even had the change to perform with him! There are more photos and even video on our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/BickfordofIowaCity/
11-07-2017
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Happy Fall Y'all! I wanted to share our November newsletter and fun-filled activity calendar! If the newsletter spacing or photos look a bit funny on this page, simply choose to view the pdf version. That will bring you to the actual pdf and how it truly is intended. We have a lot of fun activities ... Read Full Post
Happy Fall Y'all! I wanted to share our November newsletter and fun-filled activity calendar! If the newsletter spacing or photos look a bit funny on this page, simply choose to view the pdf version. That will bring you to the actual pdf and how it truly is intended. We have a lot of fun activities planned. Feel free to join us for any activities that may interest you, especially the live music! It's been so wonderful being back with my Bickford family. I missed everyone so much! I would like to say thank you all who sent cards and/or messages. It was greatly appreciated and heart warming to say the least. I probably have a few more resident family members to meet in person. I look forward to meeting you soon! In the mean time, feel free to contact me with any activity questions or suggestions at iowacitylec@enrichinghappiness.com. Your Life Enrichment Coordinator, Harmony
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With the holidays approaching fast, it is important to remember these ten survival tips for families who are coping with dementia. Tip 1 - Planning can avoid holiday stress Individuals who experience the most difficulty with the holiday season are those who have given little thought to the ... Read Full Post
With the holidays approaching fast, it is important to remember these ten survival tips for families who are coping with dementia. Tip 1 - Planning can avoid holiday stress Individuals who experience the most difficulty with the holiday season are those who have given little thought to the challenges they will encounter. Consider ahead of time what may be expected of you, both socially and emotionally.  Discuss holiday celebrations with relatives and close friends in advance.  Plan to maintain a regular routine while trying to provide a pleasant, meaningful and calm holiday event.  Celebrate early in the day or have a noon meal rather than a late dinner. Tip 2 – Take care of yourself (caregiver) Remember, the holidays are opportunities to share time with people you love. Try to make these celebrations easy on yourself and with the person with Alzheimer’s disease so that you may concentrate on enjoying your time together.  Set limits by telling family and friends that you intend to control stress this holiday season.  Maintain a positive mental attitude.  Ask for assistance for you and your loved one.  Attend an Alzheimer’s Association support group that will allow you discuss ways to overcome holiday stress.  Prepare to deal with post-holiday letdown. Arrange for in-home care (respite care) so you can enjoy a movie or lunch with a friend and reduce post-holiday stress. Tip 3 – Prepare the person with Alzheimer’s for the family gathering Preparing your loved one for the upcoming holiday events can allow both of you to enjoy the warmth of the season.  Talk about and show photos of family members and friends who will be visiting.  Have a “quiet” room in case things get too hectic.  Play familiar music and serve favorite traditional holiday foods.  Schedule naps, especially if the person usually takes naps.  Schedule family and friends visit times Tip 4 – Prepare family members and friends Preparing families and friends with an honest appraisal of the person’s condition can help avoid uncomfortable or harmful situations.  Familiarize family members and friends with behaviors and condition changes.  Recommend practical and useful gifts. (See Tip 7)  Remind family and friends the best way to communicate with a person with dementia. (See Tip 6) Tip 5 – Involve everyone when selecting activities Involve everyone in holiday activities including the person with dementia.  Consider taking walks, icing cookies, telling stories, doing chores, making a memory book or family tree, or keeping a journal.  To encourage conversation, place magazines, scrapbooks, or photo albums in reach; play music to prompt dancing or other kinds of exercise.  Encourage young family members to participate in simple and familiar activities with the person. Tip 6 – Communicate with success Alzheimer’s can diminish a person’s ability to communicate. These tips may help you understand each other.  Be calm and supportive if the person has trouble communicating.  Speak slowly with a relaxed tone.  Avoid criticism. For example, when someone forgets a recent conversation, avoid saying, “Don’t you remember?”  Address the person by name.  Be patient, flexible, and do not argue with the person with Alzheimer’s Tip 7 -- Smart gift giving  Encourage family and friends to give useful, practical gifts for the person such as identification bracelet (available through Medic Alert® + Alzheimer’s Association Safe Return®). Other gifts may include comfortable easy-to-remove clothing, audiotapes of favorite music, videos, and photo albums.  Advise others not to give gifts such as dangerous tools or instruments, utensils, challenging board games, complicated electronic equipment, or pets.  If possible, involve the person in giving gifts. For example, someone who once enjoyed cooking may enjoy baking cookies, or buy the gift and allow the person to wrap it. Tip 8 – Safe environment in the home Persons with dementia may experience changes in judgment. This behavior may lead to confusion, frustration, or wandering. Consider these tips to reduce the risk of injury and situations that could be confusing to someone with dementia.  Assign a “buddy” to watch out for the person to ensure their comfort.  Arrange ample space for walking side-by-side, for wheelchairs, and walkers. Keep walking areas clear.  Consider seating options so the person with Alzheimer’s can best focus on conversation and be least distracted.  Don’t serve alcohol, which may lead to inappropriate behavior or interactions with medications.  Accommodate changes in vision. Place contrasting-color rugs in front of doors or steps. Avoid dark-colored rugs that may appear to be “holes.”  Limit access to places where injuries occur, such as a kitchen or stairwell. Check temperature of water and food.  Create even level of lighting; avoid blinking lights.  Keep decorations simple; avoid using candies, artificial fruits/vegetables, or other edibles as decorations.  Supervise in taking medicine.  Keep emergency phone numbers and a list of medications handy. Tip 9 -- Travel wisely The following suggestions may ensure a positive traveling experience:  Never leave the person alone.  Use familiar modes of transportation and avoid peak travel times.  Keep plans simple and maintain daily routines as much as possible.  Allow extra time to avoid the stress of rushing.  Advise service and hospitality staff that you are traveling with someone with dementia and about the person’s behaviors and special needs.  Arrange for services, such as wheelchairs, ahead of time.  Provide identification items such as a Medic Alert® + Alzheimer’s Association Safe Return®) bracelet and clothing labels. Tip 10 – Reliable sources of support Families can call the Alzheimer’s Association at 727-578-2558 or the 24-hour Helpline at 1-800-772-8672 to answer questions about warning signs and to assist persons with dementia and caregivers. The Helpline will be open all Christmas day and News Year day, as well as year round. Source: https://www.alz.org/flgulfcoast/alzheimers_disease_62487.asp
10-16-2017
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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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September Newsletter and Calendar
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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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August 15th is National Relaxation Day! Here are some ways to celebrate this day and partake in a little relaxation yourself! Cuddle with a pet Smell some flowers Dance! Stretch and do yoga Look out the window Squeeze a stressball Sip a cup of green tea - (My favorite) Eat a mango and most ... Read Full Post
August 15th is National Relaxation Day! Here are some ways to celebrate this day and partake in a little relaxation yourself! Cuddle with a pet Smell some flowers Dance! Stretch and do yoga Look out the window Squeeze a stressball Sip a cup of green tea - (My favorite) Eat a mango and most importantly... Remember to breathe
08-11-2017
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Did you know that July is Social Wellness Month? Social Wellness means nurturing yourself and your relationships. You can do this by spending time by yourself and giving yourself a break. Being a caregiver does put a lot of stress on yourself and relationships. Take some time for you this month to ... Read Full Post
Did you know that July is Social Wellness Month? Social Wellness means nurturing yourself and your relationships. You can do this by spending time by yourself and giving yourself a break. Being a caregiver does put a lot of stress on yourself and relationships. Take some time for you this month to help celebrate Social Wellness Month!
07-03-2017
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Happy Memorial Day Weekend from all of us at Bickford!
05-25-2017
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Today is Cinco De Mayo! We are celebrating by having a fiesta with chips and salsa and margaritas tonight! Olé!
05-05-2017
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We are having another fundraiser for our Bickford Alzheimer's Walk Team to support the Alzheimer's Association. This time the Mary Kay Dynasty Dolls team will be donating 25% of all sales in April to our Alzheimer's fundraising effort. Please invite your friends and help us spread the word about ... Read Full Post
We are having another fundraiser for our Bickford Alzheimer's Walk Team to support the Alzheimer's Association. This time the Mary Kay Dynasty Dolls team will be donating 25% of all sales in April to our Alzheimer's fundraising effort. Please invite your friends and help us spread the word about this event to raise money for such a worthwhile cause! You are invited to come in person to our event on Monday from 3 -5 pm or you can look online at www.marykay.com to view their products. Orders must be placed through Bickford in order to be a part of our fundraiser. You certainly don't need to attend the event to support the cause - you can place orders via email or you can donate directly to our Walk Team. Contact Harmony Hauser at iowacitylec@enrichinghappiness.com for more information.
04-21-2017
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Happy Easter from your Bickford Family! Friendly reminder that you are invited to join the Easter celebrating today at Bickford! We hope to see you there! *Please note the change in time. Our service will begin at 2:30 pm instead of 2 pm as originally planned.
04-16-2017
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Seeking Summer Volunteers! Do you have a passion for making a difference, perhaps the difference in someone’s life? At Bickford, our residents love people like you fluttering around, doing what you do best – whether that’s playing your guitar, giving a spinning wheel demonstration or even ... Read Full Post
Seeking Summer Volunteers! Do you have a passion for making a difference, perhaps the difference in someone’s life? At Bickford, our residents love people like you fluttering around, doing what you do best – whether that’s playing your guitar, giving a spinning wheel demonstration or even leading a laughing yoga class. Every unique talent you possess helps us enrich happiness in the lives of those we serve and gives you the opportunity to become a part of something bigger than yourself. You may be a volunteer to the untrained eye, but you’re an angel in our residents’ eyes when you utilize your uniqueness to transform seemingly ordinary occurrences into transcending moments. If you or someone you know are ready to don your wings, we’re calling you to be a Bickford Angel! Please comment on this post or email Harmony Hauser at iowacitylec@enrichinghappiness.com for a Volunteer Application.
04-13-2017
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Alzheimer's Communication
04-11-2017
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Here is our April newsletter and calendar! *Click on the pdf version to view proper formatting.
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Boy did we have a fabulous Beach Party!
04-03-2017
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You are invited to our first Walk to End Alzheimer's Fundraiser for 2017 happening tomorrow, March 24 from 3 - 7 pm in the main living area at Bickford of Iowa City! We would love to have you join us, even just for a short while, to enjoy some light refreshments and see what Scentsy has to offer. ... Read Full Post
You are invited to our first Walk to End Alzheimer's Fundraiser for 2017 happening tomorrow, March 24 from 3 - 7 pm in the main living area at Bickford of Iowa City! We would love to have you join us, even just for a short while, to enjoy some light refreshments and see what Scentsy has to offer. There is no pressure to buy. Who knows, you might discover something wonderful or find that perfect gift for someone else - and all for such a great cause. At least 15% of sales (possibly more!) will be donated to our Bickford Team's fundraising efforts! Pamela Miller-Dekeyser, who is our fundraiser sponsor, will have samples that you can smell and will introduce us to many of the wonderful Scentsy products. When I first discovered this line, I could not believe how many scents they had! Now I love many of their products!
03-23-2017
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What a fun day we had at Riverside Casino! Check out our Facebook page for more photos at www.facebook.com/BickfordofIowaCity/
03-09-2017
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3500 Lower West Branch Rd
Iowa City, IA 52245
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