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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Jean Brower -
What a glorious day we had today with musical entertainment. Victory Christian ladies came this am & Crestview Preschool came and sang this afternoon. We are so blessed that so many people care about us!!!!
02-26-2015
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Jean Brower -
we are anxiously awaiting the arrival of two singing groups for our entertainment tomorrow. We welcome Victory Christian Church singers & Crestview Preschool. We are busy making plans for our first Senior Easter Egg hunt on April 1 at 1:30 here at Bickford. We are excited to see who gets the GOLDEN ... Read Full Post
we are anxiously awaiting the arrival of two singing groups for our entertainment tomorrow. We welcome Victory Christian Church singers & Crestview Preschool. We are busy making plans for our first Senior Easter Egg hunt on April 1 at 1:30 here at Bickford. We are excited to see who gets the GOLDEN eggs as they have special prizes inside.
02-25-2015
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Jean Brower -
Even though the weather outside has been cold & snowy, we still have fun each day. Yesterday we made home made ice cream & all last week we played games. We love Toss Across & bean bag toss games the best.
02-22-2015
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Jean Brower -
Please join us tomorrow at 1:30 for Pets for People. It is always a delight to see what animals they will bring to visit. Thank you to Purdue University Veterinarian School for assisting with this.
02-20-2015
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Jean Brower -
What a great evening Family Night was last night. We had our first Chili Contest. Julie Snyder took home the CHAMPION trophy!!! Her chili was voted the best. Thanks to all BFMs and family members for participating. Everyone please stay warm.
02-18-2015
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Jean Brower -
Come join us tonight and warm up with our CHILI contest at 6:30!! See you there.
02-17-2015
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Jean Brower -
Come and visit us anytime. We would love to have you!
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Jean Brower -
Please come enjoy our first Chili Contest on Family Night this Tuesday at 6:30. Bring your own chili recipe in for judging. Residents will chose the winning recipe.
02-14-2015
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Jean Brower -
We enjoyed sharing Valentine's and treats with each other today. Each resident prepared Valentine cards for one another.They also signed a card for the staff and gave them treats too. A local church and Girl Scout troop dropped off ha d made Valentine's and goodies. Gosh we sure are loved by all in ... Read Full Post
We enjoyed sharing Valentine's and treats with each other today. Each resident prepared Valentine cards for one another.They also signed a card for the staff and gave them treats too. A local church and Girl Scout troop dropped off ha d made Valentine's and goodies. Gosh we sure are loved by all in our great community!! My own great niece made everyone a Valentine and spent the afternoon playing games with us. Our get well wishes go out to Harold Frommer as he is ill and couldn't perform today.
02-14-2015
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Lori Bernat -
Join us for our Chili Cookoff...contact Jean @ 765-477-0770
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Jean Brower -
We are welcoming Theresa Williams from IU Health as she presents information on fall prevention. Thanks for visiting us. We appreciate the information.
02-10-2015
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Lori Bernat -
Come and enjoy beautiful music with your sweetheart.
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Lori Bernat -
Come join in the fun! We would love to see you.
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Lori Bernat -
Come join us on February 17 for a great contest!
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Lori Bernat -
We are super excited for our Super Bowl party tonight. We will enjoy football, food and FUN!!!
02-01-2015
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Lori Bernat -
We are enjoying of our fireplace on the chilly days.
01-27-2015
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Lori Bernat -
We started the day off with some wonderful volunteers from Purdue University. 11 members of the Community Outreach program came to help with craft projects. We worked on our prete cabin & snowflakes made from pasta. Carol made us a fruit pizza. Valentine's were signed and prepared for February 14. ... Read Full Post
We started the day off with some wonderful volunteers from Purdue University. 11 members of the Community Outreach program came to help with craft projects. We worked on our prete cabin & snowflakes made from pasta. Carol made us a fruit pizza. Valentine's were signed and prepared for February 14. What a great morning of accomplishments. Thank you Purdue University. Your volunteers were extremely kind and compassionate to our resident friends. Nothing else is more important than that. Jean Brower LEC
01-19-2015
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Lori Bernat -
Hat Day was a blast on Thursday. We had a three way tie for Favorite Hat award. Three lucky ladies will receive a special luncheon. Valentine crafts have begun. Everyone is having fun creating items for their rooms. Next week we will work on individual Valentine cards. Tomorrow will be a fun time ... Read Full Post
Hat Day was a blast on Thursday. We had a three way tie for Favorite Hat award. Three lucky ladies will receive a special luncheon. Valentine crafts have begun. Everyone is having fun creating items for their rooms. Next week we will work on individual Valentine cards. Tomorrow will be a fun time with Pets For People from Purdue Veterinary school. Monday we are blessed with 11 Purdue student volunteers coming to spend a couple hours with us doing crafts. We will be making a snowflake out of pasta, writing Valentine's cards & playing BINGO.
01-16-2015
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Lori Bernat -
Today we enjoyed our friends from the local zoo. We lewrned about a bearded dragon lizard, armadillo, millipede & a screech owl. What an amazing time we had. Thank you Columbian Park Mobile Zoo.
01-13-2015
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Lori Bernat -
Happy New Year!!!
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Lori Bernat -
We had a great 2014 with a lot of fun events and activities. Welcome 2015.
12-30-2014
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Lori Bernat -
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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Lori Bernat -
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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Lori Bernat -
Enjoy our calendar for December.
Check out the PDF 11-20-2014
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Lori Bernat -
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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Lori Bernat -
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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Lori Bernat -
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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Lori Bernat -
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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Lori Bernat -
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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Lori Bernat -
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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Lori Bernat -
Please enjoy out October calendar. Jean Brower
Check out the PDF 10-01-2014
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Lori Bernat -
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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Lori Bernat -
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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Lori Bernat -
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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Lori Bernat -
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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Lori Bernat -
Please come visit us for any of oir September events. Thanks, Jean Brower Life Enrichment Coordinator
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Lori Bernat -
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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Lori Bernat -
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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Lori Bernat -
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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Lori Bernat -
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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Lori Bernat -
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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Lori Bernat -
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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Lori Bernat -
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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Lori Bernat -
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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Lori Bernat -
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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Lori Bernat -
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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Lori Bernat -
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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Lori Bernat -
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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Lori Bernat -
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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Lori Bernat -
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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