Bickford of Lafayette

Memory Care

Nothing can replace home. At Bickford of Lafayette, 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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We celebrated the season with food, music and laughter. We enjoyed Donna Shaw & Charity Hendress for their wonderful music. So much love has been shared to all.
12-21-2014
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Happy Holidays everyone!!! Tonight is our annual Christmas Party. Join us for an appetizer & dessert buffet from 5-7. Meet Santa and get a photo with him. Watch the residents faces as they open their gifts. Fun will be had by all.
12-16-2014
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Enjoy our calendar for December.
Check out the PDF 11-20-2014
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What a fabulous day we have had. we started working on our gingerbread house for Christmas & made homemade apple cider donuts. They were great indoor activities for a chilly day outdoors!
11-14-2014
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We enjoyed a wonderful musical by Joel Brovont and family last night. What a lovely family they are. After the performance we shared some "Turkey" cupcakes that we made. What a great evening we had. Thanks to Joel for sharing his beautiful voice with us.
11-10-2014
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It is a little frightening with the chilly weather but we are still having a wonderful Halloween. We are grilling out our spooky burgers and some veggies for an extra treat. Candy bags are ready for the youngsters who will Trick or Treat here this evening. Have a great day everyone.
10-31-2014
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What a huge success our first Fall Fashion show was. The residents were wonderful models. What a big group of "hams" we have! Smiles were endless tonight. Thank you to everyone for your help with this event!!!
10-21-2014
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Tonight for Family Night we will be hosting our. Fall Fashion Show with our very own residents as the models. Please join us at 6:30 for a very unique entertainment experience.
10-21-2014
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We are celebrating this wonder day with temperatures reaching 68 degrees. Porch time is calling our name this afernoon. we enjoy spending all the time we can outside.
10-13-2014
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Please enjoy out October calendar. Jean Brower
Check out the PDF 10-01-2014
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We have had tremendous success with our Alzheimer's fundraising efforts. Thank you everyone for your contribution. Please come join us for a ride on the Boilermaker Special on Thursday at 2 pm.
09-23-2014
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Yesterday the weather outside was rainy and windy but the mood inside was HAPPY!!! As we continue to celebrate the "Magic of Music" theme for National Assisted Living week we share our happiness to have each other. Our Boilermaker Express ride had to be rescheduled due to the weather so we played ... Read Full Post
Yesterday the weather outside was rainy and windy but the mood inside was HAPPY!!! As we continue to celebrate the "Magic of Music" theme for National Assisted Living week we share our happiness to have each other. Our Boilermaker Express ride had to be rescheduled due to the weather so we played Snack BINGO. What a great time we had!! Everyone who participated gathered a nice array of snacks to enjoy.
09-11-2014
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This week we celebrate National Assisted Living week. What a wonderful world we live in than can provide 24 care for those in need. We are so proud to have the honor of assisting our residents with daily living needs. We have had 2 entertainers perform for us this week. 4 more are scheduled and ... Read Full Post
This week we celebrate National Assisted Living week. What a wonderful world we live in than can provide 24 care for those in need. We are so proud to have the honor of assisting our residents with daily living needs. We have had 2 entertainers perform for us this week. 4 more are scheduled and also a ride on the Boilermaker Special on Wednesday. What a great week our residents are having. Please stop by and enjoy the fun. Jean Brower, LEC
09-09-2014
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Yesterday we enjoyed our weekly ministry with Nick & Marilyn followed by bible study with Linda. Thank you so very much for all you do for us. We appreciate our volunteers so very much. Today we will be painting a bird house for us to display on our porch. Sunday starts National Assisted Living ... Read Full Post
Yesterday we enjoyed our weekly ministry with Nick & Marilyn followed by bible study with Linda. Thank you so very much for all you do for us. We appreciate our volunteers so very much. Today we will be painting a bird house for us to display on our porch. Sunday starts National Assisted Living Week. There will be 6 musical entertainers and the Boilermaker Special coming throughout the week. Stop in and share in our fun. Entertainment will be at 2 on Sunday and Wednesday, 1 the rest of the week
09-04-2014
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Please come visit us for any of oir September events. Thanks, Jean Brower Life Enrichment Coordinator
Check out the PDF 09-02-2014
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Today our Hat Day winner, Dorothy, was treated to lunch at Applebees. They even gave us a complimentary dessert. Yum. The residents were treated to corn dogs from Sonic. We made " teeth" with apples, peanut butter and marshmallows. They were adorable and very tasty too! Dorothy and Marj are busy ... Read Full Post
Today our Hat Day winner, Dorothy, was treated to lunch at Applebees. They even gave us a complimentary dessert. Yum. The residents were treated to corn dogs from Sonic. We made " teeth" with apples, peanut butter and marshmallows. They were adorable and very tasty too! Dorothy and Marj are busy working on a special project for our Life Enrichment Coordinator and they are doing a marvelous job.
08-28-2014
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We are happy to be inside enjoying the air conditioning as it is horrinly humid outside. Plans are being made for National Assisted Living week starting September 7. We have a variety of entertainment and some will ride the Boilermaker Special. What fun that will be. We are busy raising money for ... Read Full Post
We are happy to be inside enjoying the air conditioning as it is horrinly humid outside. Plans are being made for National Assisted Living week starting September 7. We have a variety of entertainment and some will ride the Boilermaker Special. What fun that will be. We are busy raising money for the Alzheimers Association. Eastside 9 theatre is assisting us to raise money as well as we will hold a bake sale. More information will be coming in the next few days.
08-25-2014
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We loved listening to Harold Fromer play his pan flute yesterday. How calming and soothing it is. Several members enjoyed spending their Bickford Bucks at the Bickford Store. Our ladies enjoy perusing through all the jewelry and the men enjoy the snack varieties. We have something for everyone. ... Read Full Post
We loved listening to Harold Fromer play his pan flute yesterday. How calming and soothing it is. Several members enjoyed spending their Bickford Bucks at the Bickford Store. Our ladies enjoy perusing through all the jewelry and the men enjoy the snack varieties. We have something for everyone. Tomorrow we will be spending time at a local movie theatre raising money for the Alzheimer's Association. We are looking forward to helping such a worthy cause.
08-24-2014
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This Saturday, August 23 @ 1:00 pm we will enjoy the musical beauty of the pan flute. Harold Fromer will be performing. The Bickford Store will be open as well. Please bring your family & friends and come enjoy the music & fellowship.
08-20-2014
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Yesterday was a fun filled day for all!! It was Hat Day & Family Night as well. Everyone wore a hat. Some were hand made by our Life Enrichment Coordinator. We voted on the favorite hat and the winner gets a lunch outing. Congrats to Dorothy Tanner! Her straw hat was decorated with dried flowers, a ... Read Full Post
Yesterday was a fun filled day for all!! It was Hat Day & Family Night as well. Everyone wore a hat. Some were hand made by our Life Enrichment Coordinator. We voted on the favorite hat and the winner gets a lunch outing. Congrats to Dorothy Tanner! Her straw hat was decorated with dried flowers, a dragon fly and a flower that said " Miss Sunshine". Family Night started at 6:30 pm and included a presentation on Essential Oils by Guardian Angel Hospice. What a wonderful product the oils are. The most popular scent of the evening was orange.
08-20-2014
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What a mild temperature weekend we had. Very comfortable for August. We are enjoying piano music today and UNO. Last week we enjoyed some group outings. These included a movie and 2 drives in the country and ice cream. Smiles and happiness was shared by all. Thank you to our family at our Crown ... Read Full Post
What a mild temperature weekend we had. Very comfortable for August. We are enjoying piano music today and UNO. Last week we enjoyed some group outings. These included a movie and 2 drives in the country and ice cream. Smiles and happiness was shared by all. Thank you to our family at our Crown Point branch for loaning us their bus.
08-18-2014
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Today we are doing a "Tour of the Town". We will journey through Lafayette and discuss all the changes over the years.
08-14-2014
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Yesterday we enjoyed a great outing to Wacky Wednesdays at the movies. Area IV Agency provides seniors a movie and snacks. Many of our residents enjoyed the movie and the trip there! Thanks to all who participated. We enjoy enriching everyones happiness and love all the smiles!!!!
08-14-2014
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Today we enjoyed yoga, book club and piano music with Wilda. It was a very rainy day so we kept entertained indoors. The weather is starting to get a little cooler and our porch times will be getting fewer. We will hang on to summer as long as we can. We are preparing for a very busy fall. ... Read Full Post
Today we enjoyed yoga, book club and piano music with Wilda. It was a very rainy day so we kept entertained indoors. The weather is starting to get a little cooler and our porch times will be getting fewer. We will hang on to summer as long as we can. We are preparing for a very busy fall. Activities, food club, entertainers & outings are on the schedule. We will be hosting a Fall Fashion Show with our own family members as the models. What a great time that will be!
08-11-2014
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Yesterday we celebrated Western Day. We enjoyed chuck wagon menu items, trail mix and western trivia. We made our own homemade butter the day before and enjoyed it on some rolls. It was fun to pretend to be back in the wild west days where folks did make their own butter.
08-07-2014
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The "Dog Days" of summer are almost behind us, but we look forward to celebrating our next season!
08-04-2014
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Smiles and laughter were spreading throughout the building yesterday when Sassy the clown arrived. Face painting, juggling, popcorn and cotton candy were pleasing to everyone. Red clown noses were on display on many faces for the perfect photo opportunity! Circus Day's activity of "Just Clowning ... Read Full Post
Smiles and laughter were spreading throughout the building yesterday when Sassy the clown arrived. Face painting, juggling, popcorn and cotton candy were pleasing to everyone. Red clown noses were on display on many faces for the perfect photo opportunity! Circus Day's activity of "Just Clowning Around" was enjoyed by all Bickford Family Members.
07-30-2014
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We begin another week of cooler temperatures and we say "Goodbye" to July. Plans are underway for a busy August. Please come visit us anytime. We enjoy seeing new faces.
07-28-2014
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The weather is beautiful and our family members are in great spirits today. We will enjoy a great weekend as the nice weather continues. We had a visit today from an adorable 9 week old puppy. Yesterday we met 2 guinea pigs. We love all of our furry friends.
07-25-2014
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Today we will enjoy the music of the Victory Christian singers. How exciting to enjoy the beauty of their voices. Yesterday we participated in bible study and singing with Chaplain Linda and her daughter Susan. Thank you to all our wonderful volunteers!
07-24-2014
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On behalf of all the Bickford family members, whether physically present or not, we would like to thank our friends at Guardian Angel Hospice for providing a lovely memorial service for our recently passed residents.
07-24-2014
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What a beautiful day it will be today. Bickford Family members are enjoying a lot of time on the porch these days. This week has had temperatures in the 70's. We have enjoyed yoga, scrapbooking, Family Game Night with ice cream and Happy Hands this week.
07-18-2014
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July 22 @ 1PM we be hosting a memorial service to honor those that we have lost in the last year. Guardian Angel Hospice will conduct the service. Please join us for the service and refreshments.
07-15-2014
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Tonight is family night at 6:30 PM. Come join us for homemade ice cream and card games.
07-15-2014
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Thanks to Erica for providing our chair yoga class. we really enjoyed the exercising. Today we made edible butterflies from Oreo cookies and candy. Yum. What a fun and colorful treat that was. Please come in to visit us anytime.
07-15-2014
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Today we are pleased to watch the first of our new Sentimental Journey dvds. What a great way for us to see America and learn about the great wonders of our world. Please stop by anytime and watch them with us.
07-10-2014
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It was an ordinary day out in the world, but an extraordinary one here! We are making the day special today for everyone that we can, come in and join us any day - you will make someone's day as well!
07-08-2014
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We had a wonderful gentleman sing for us yesterday. His name was Kenny Holcomb from Ray of Light. He sang songs from the 30's, 40's & 50's. Everyone loved him! Thank you Kenny.
07-02-2014
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We closed out the month of June with a visit from 4 special friends of the Columbian Park zoo. We got to hold Carl (whites tree frog), Pedro(chinchilla), Izzy (Savannah Monitor/lizzard). We learned alot about each animal. .Thanks Monica!
07-02-2014
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Enjoy our July newsletter & calendar of events. Come visit us anytime. Jean Brower Life Enrichment Coordinator
Check out the PDF 06-30-2014
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Have you heard the news? The newest edition to our Bickford family has started her new roots with us! Jennifer Johnson our new RN began her career with us today, she comes to us from St. Elizabeth and brings a wealth of knowledge, excitement and compassion along with her. Please help us in giving ... Read Full Post
Have you heard the news? The newest edition to our Bickford family has started her new roots with us! Jennifer Johnson our new RN began her career with us today, she comes to us from St. Elizabeth and brings a wealth of knowledge, excitement and compassion along with her. Please help us in giving her the warm, Bickford family welcome that has become so well known!
06-30-2014
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This week we created our first pasta art project. We will be displaying it in our new art gallery. How exciting! As the month of June comes to a close we remember all the fun times we had at Food Club, craft activities, Fit N Trim exercises & movie night with popcorn. New and exciting events are ... Read Full Post
This week we created our first pasta art project. We will be displaying it in our new art gallery. How exciting! As the month of June comes to a close we remember all the fun times we had at Food Club, craft activities, Fit N Trim exercises & movie night with popcorn. New and exciting events are coming in July
06-27-2014
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Please come join us for a great musical experience.
Check out the PDF 06-25-2014
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When you spend a lot of time with your family, you start to think alike, act alike and now.... we dress alike!
06-24-2014
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What a fun week we have had. We have enjoyed a Luau Party on Tuesday, crafts & music on Wednesday, games on Thursday and crafts & music today. Our favorite furry friend Beau will visit us tomorrow. In anticipation of Father's Day we will honor our three male family members today.
06-13-2014
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We enjoyed a Hawaiian luau yesterday! The weather was gloomy outside, but tropical inside! Stay posted for pictures :).
06-11-2014
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What a glorious Friday it is. We are hosting an appreciation party for our family member Dan Hester today. He is a D Day Veteran and our local newspaper published a wonderful article on him today. THANK YOU to Dan for serving our country. This week we have enjoyed Cookie Creations. This project ... Read Full Post
What a glorious Friday it is. We are hosting an appreciation party for our family member Dan Hester today. He is a D Day Veteran and our local newspaper published a wonderful article on him today. THANK YOU to Dan for serving our country. This week we have enjoyed Cookie Creations. This project turned Oreo cookies into beautiful flowers. We have enjoyed a large amount of trivia and had many laughs with all our activities!
06-06-2014
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What do we do on a rainy Wednesday afternoon? We have a cookie decorating party! It was quite fun to have some edible art projects happening today!
06-04-2014
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Our June calendar & newsletter are ready for your viewing pleasure.
Check out the PDF 05-29-2014
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Tomorrow will be a beautifying day here at our home! We will be planting hanging baskets to display our handiwork around our home. Pictures to follow :).
05-19-2014
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