Bickford of Macomb

Assisted Living

Nothing can replace home. At Bickford of Macomb, 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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Happy Wednesday! What a welcome sight the sun is today. Despite the past few dreary days, we've been bright and full of energy here. Please stop in to join us for a warm drink and some conversation!
11-15-2017
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We have some new friends that have moved in this week and our new LEC is off and running with fun activities and lots of energy. Macomb Park District and our friends from WIU are keeping us move'n and groov'n with some fun music and cool dance moves! Stop by and join us for some great fun and a ... Read Full Post
We have some new friends that have moved in this week and our new LEC is off and running with fun activities and lots of energy. Macomb Park District and our friends from WIU are keeping us move'n and groov'n with some fun music and cool dance moves! Stop by and join us for some great fun and a room full of smiles!!
11-08-2017
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Happy Friday Everyone! May you enjoy this time of Thanksgiving with a sense of peace as we remember how fortunate we are to be living in a country that embraces independence, welcomes those coming to America to pursue their dreams, and, although not perfect, is a country where we are free to ... Read Full Post
Happy Friday Everyone! May you enjoy this time of Thanksgiving with a sense of peace as we remember how fortunate we are to be living in a country that embraces independence, welcomes those coming to America to pursue their dreams, and, although not perfect, is a country where we are free to disagree. Remember to be curious and to love what makes us different. Thanks to our brave veterans for their brave sacrifices and enduring vision of freedom for all.
11-03-2017
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We're bundled up today at Bickford! Never fear though, we have the fireplace going and we're decorating pumpkin cookies this afternoon. I don't know about all of you, but I'm in the mood for some home made soup and bread for dinner tomorrow night along with the first fire of the season in my ... Read Full Post
We're bundled up today at Bickford! Never fear though, we have the fireplace going and we're decorating pumpkin cookies this afternoon. I don't know about all of you, but I'm in the mood for some home made soup and bread for dinner tomorrow night along with the first fire of the season in my fireplace at home! I may even make time to bake some cookies. Don't get me wrong, I'm not a fan of the cold weather, but I do love the smell of home made breads and cookies and that only happens in cold weather at my house! And that's not the only thing cooking! Stop by Bickford if you're in the neighborhood. We're cook'n up some fun with the Macomb Park District over the next couple of weeks and the fun is just beginning to warm up! Hope to see you soon!
10-27-2017
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Good Morning from Macomb! This morning I saw this and it immediately made me think of Bickford. "As you get older, you really just want to be surrounded by good people who are good to you, for you and good for your soul." #happylivesmatter
10-25-2017
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Good Morning everyone! It is a perfect fall day here in Macomb. The leaves are starting to change and there is a definite crispness in the air. When I think of fall, I am reminded of raking leaves with my family (more jumping into piles than raking); picking apples; carving pumpkins; and hikes ... Read Full Post
Good Morning everyone! It is a perfect fall day here in Macomb. The leaves are starting to change and there is a definite crispness in the air. When I think of fall, I am reminded of raking leaves with my family (more jumping into piles than raking); picking apples; carving pumpkins; and hikes through the woods. What are your favorite fall memories? Hope your day is wonderful!
10-18-2017
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Good Morning everyone! It is a perfect fall day here in Macomb. The leaves are starting to change and there is a definite crispness in the air. When I think of fall, I am reminded of raking leaves with my family (more jumping into piles than raking); picking apples; carving pumpkins; and hikes ... Read Full Post
Good Morning everyone! It is a perfect fall day here in Macomb. The leaves are starting to change and there is a definite crispness in the air. When I think of fall, I am reminded of raking leaves with my family (more jumping into piles than raking); picking apples; carving pumpkins; and hikes through the woods. What are you favorite fall memories? Hope your day is wonderful!
10-18-2017
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We're all in the mood for fall now! The change in the temperature and the scent of pumpkin spice has us all ready to get cozy under a warm blanket and enjoy the fire in the Bickford Living Room! Hot cocoa and popcorn, caramel apples and spice cake...If it weren't for the wolf spiders, this would be ... Read Full Post
We're all in the mood for fall now! The change in the temperature and the scent of pumpkin spice has us all ready to get cozy under a warm blanket and enjoy the fire in the Bickford Living Room! Hot cocoa and popcorn, caramel apples and spice cake...If it weren't for the wolf spiders, this would be my favorite time of year! Stay warm friends and enjoy the bounty of the season!!
10-16-2017
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Decorating Pumpkins on the beautiful October day, Happy Friday everyone!
10-13-2017
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Today is our Family History celebration in Macomb. Such a special opportunity to reminisce with our friends and enjoy their life stories.
10-12-2017
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Good Morning! I am loving these fall temperatures today. I know most people would probably prefer things to remain warm, but not me. I LOVE the seasons because each one brings something special. This year summer has said "I'm staying longer than usual". Hopefully fall will come soon and stay. The ... Read Full Post
Good Morning! I am loving these fall temperatures today. I know most people would probably prefer things to remain warm, but not me. I LOVE the seasons because each one brings something special. This year summer has said "I'm staying longer than usual". Hopefully fall will come soon and stay. The changing colors of the leaves is such a beautiful part of fall, it's unfortunate it doesn't last longer. Our residents are a lot like the seasons: ever changing and always bringing something unique to share. Hope you have a wonderful day! Cheryl McGowan
10-10-2017
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It is Time. Clean the Closets Rake the Leaves Bake some Cookies Clear the Eves It is Time. Light some Candles Gather the wood Freshen the Blankets Sounds so good It is Time. It is Fall.
10-05-2017
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10/5/17 Happy Thursday! It was so nice to finally get a bit of rain today. When I went to get the mail this AM, it was misting and there was a huge rainbow right over the Macomb branch. My dad loved rainbows and he always believed they were a sign that good things were coming. Now when I see them, ... Read Full Post
10/5/17 Happy Thursday! It was so nice to finally get a bit of rain today. When I went to get the mail this AM, it was misting and there was a huge rainbow right over the Macomb branch. My dad loved rainbows and he always believed they were a sign that good things were coming. Now when I see them, I'm always reminded of him. Maybe the good thing coming is more rain or lots more Bickford fun. The leaves will be changing quickly, enjoy the fall foliage while it lasts!
10-05-2017
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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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Fall is finally here! We are really enjoying this great weather in Macomb at Bickford. Lots of our residents have been going for morning walks now that the weather has cooled off. Everyone enjoy those bonfires---roasting weenies and toasting s'mores!
09-29-2017
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Our October Newsletter :)
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Our September Newsletter! :)
Check out the PDF 08-29-2017
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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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Happy Western day from all of your friends at Bickford!
08-09-2017
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The weather has been amazing the last few days! Such cool summer days....I'm starting to think about pumpkins and apple cider. Enjoy everyone!
08-07-2017
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An exciting game of Tic Tac Toe bags to get our friends up and exercising, we sure had a good time!
08-07-2017
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August Newsletter!
Check out the PDF 07-31-2017
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I've recently been traveling to the Rushville, IL area...What a great town! Growing up in a small area myself, it was nice to see this small town and how it has expanded! The square is absolutely adorable with several shops; I even made a trip into Roger's Bakery and purchased a peach, an apple and ... Read Full Post
I've recently been traveling to the Rushville, IL area...What a great town! Growing up in a small area myself, it was nice to see this small town and how it has expanded! The square is absolutely adorable with several shops; I even made a trip into Roger's Bakery and purchased a peach, an apple and a gooseberry pie for our residents! Everyone was so friendly and talked like we'd known each other a while. They all welcomed me back. I'll be returning to meet more folks :)
07-26-2017
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Big thanks to the innovations academy for coming in to manicure nails and share Italian treats with us!
07-20-2017
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Happy Italian Day here at Bickford! We will be celebrating with Italian sodas & cookies.:)
07-19-2017
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Got the ladies together for an afternoon of making home made dog treats to bring to the animal shelter. :)
07-18-2017
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We had a wonderful time listening and singing along with Ukulele Macomb!
07-03-2017
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We sure had a good time with the innovation students this afternoon!
06-28-2017
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Our July Happyings Calender, hope everyone's having a great summer!
Check out the PDF 06-25-2017
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It's Heritage Day's Weekend in Macomb! The weather will be great for the parade, rides and fun festival food! Enjoy Macomb!
06-23-2017
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Our friends enjoying a fun game of noodle ball!
06-15-2017
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Our June calendar and have a happy and safe summer!
Check out the PDF 05-26-2017
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Bickford was the Talk of the Town! Our Chamber Business After Hours was so fun! Our team in Macomb did a fantastic job making the event a success. Our residents enjoyed watching us put up the decorations, making sure everything was in the perfect spot. We love community events and will be doing ... Read Full Post
Bickford was the Talk of the Town! Our Chamber Business After Hours was so fun! Our team in Macomb did a fantastic job making the event a success. Our residents enjoyed watching us put up the decorations, making sure everything was in the perfect spot. We love community events and will be doing more in the future. Bickford of Macomb is a very happy place!
04-27-2017
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Another fantastic afternoon playing games and sharing laughs with these terrific WIU students! Cathy, one of our wonderful cook, shared with us homemade peanut butter and oatmeal cookies fresh out of the oven. Hope to see them again! Our mascot is ready for Easter!!
04-14-2017
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Another fantastic afternoon playing games and sharing laughs with these terrific WIU students! Cathy, one of our wonderful cook, shared with us homemade peanut butter and oatmeal cookies fresh out of the oven. Hope to see them again!
04-14-2017
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Bickford of Macomb is gearing up to host Business After Hours next week on Wednesday, April 19th from 4:30-6:00 PM. Our theme for the evening is Cinco de Mayo and we are so excited! Our event will be catered by Mark Whyte of Whytehouse Catering. Those of you that are familiar with Mark may remember ... Read Full Post
Bickford of Macomb is gearing up to host Business After Hours next week on Wednesday, April 19th from 4:30-6:00 PM. Our theme for the evening is Cinco de Mayo and we are so excited! Our event will be catered by Mark Whyte of Whytehouse Catering. Those of you that are familiar with Mark may remember his FAMOUS Fish Tacos? Good news is that he will be serving them up hot and fresh for our event! In addition to that we'll have a nacho bar, fresh fruit kabobs, mini cheesecakes and churros! We will also have a great selection of both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages to choose from! Please plan to join us! Our residents love to entertain visitors in their home. See you then!!! Ole!!
04-11-2017
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Fun afternoon with family members playing our new game of Quirkle!!
04-05-2017
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Our April calendar....Happy Spring to everyone!
Check out the PDF 03-30-2017
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Hola!! We are so excited!! Bickford of Macomb will be hosting Business After Hours on Wednesday, April 19 from 4:30PM to 6PM. We would like to invite all of our family and friends to this event! We will be in our poncho's and sombrero's for a Cinco de Mayo party :) See you all there! Please call ... Read Full Post
Hola!! We are so excited!! Bickford of Macomb will be hosting Business After Hours on Wednesday, April 19 from 4:30PM to 6PM. We would like to invite all of our family and friends to this event! We will be in our poncho's and sombrero's for a Cinco de Mayo party :) See you all there! Please call 309-836-9700 for any questions.
03-27-2017
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Thank-you to Project Dance Company who shared their dancing talent with us on Friday! We were very entertained and hope they will perform again for us soon.
03-27-2017
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Friday morning fun day with creating arrangements! Great job Dorothy, Eleanor, Dusty, Mary Jane, and Marge!
02-24-2017
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Always keep learning! I had the pleasure of attending a seminar yesterday in Macomb with the National Educator on dementia, Teepa Snow. She was wonderful! Such an engaging speaker; lots of energy!! As the director, I will be incorporating techniques in our branch here that are sure to promote even ... Read Full Post
Always keep learning! I had the pleasure of attending a seminar yesterday in Macomb with the National Educator on dementia, Teepa Snow. She was wonderful! Such an engaging speaker; lots of energy!! As the director, I will be incorporating techniques in our branch here that are sure to promote even more moments of happiness! Teepa Snow does have a website, check her out! http://teepasnow.com/. She has lots of You Tube videos too! Have a great weekend :)
02-24-2017
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It appears that Spring has Sprung here at Bickford of Macomb! Our French Doors are open to the courtyard, the birds are singing, the trees are budding and can it be? Yes, that IS a lawnmower that I'm hearing in the distance! (Show-offs!!) : ) The change of seasons is always an exciting time for me, ... Read Full Post
It appears that Spring has Sprung here at Bickford of Macomb! Our French Doors are open to the courtyard, the birds are singing, the trees are budding and can it be? Yes, that IS a lawnmower that I'm hearing in the distance! (Show-offs!!) : ) The change of seasons is always an exciting time for me, but when hints of SPRING fill our senses it brings to mind promises or renewal and of good times ahead! Here at Bickford we have started to plan getting outdoors with our friends to enjoy some walks, grilling out in the courtyard, planting our garden and tending our flowers. As always, we invite all of you to visit our home and enjoy time with your family and friends here at Bickford. Speaking of coming over for a visit... Bickford of Macomb is thrilled to announce that we will be hosting The Macomb Area Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours on Wednesday, April 19th from 4:30-6:00 PM! We are so excited to invite the community into our home and share with them what is so special about Bickford Assisted Living. There will be refreshments, giveaways and opportunity to visit with Bickford Family members as well as leaders from our community. Please accept my personal invitation to attend this exciting event and be sure to bring your friends and family! Until then, Enjoy these days and the promise of Springtime and warmer weather. Take a walk, sit in the sun and smell the roses! See you soon, Cynthia
02-21-2017
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Spring is just around the corner...here's the March Calendar!!!
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I am not a blogger. I read blogs about fashion and cooking. I am a nurse. To be more precise, I am a Nurse Coordinator for Bickford Assisted Living in Macomb Illinois. I've been a nurse for 12 years and I have been a Bickford Family Member since February 2016 and I am one of the fortunate people ... Read Full Post
I am not a blogger. I read blogs about fashion and cooking. I am a nurse. To be more precise, I am a Nurse Coordinator for Bickford Assisted Living in Macomb Illinois. I've been a nurse for 12 years and I have been a Bickford Family Member since February 2016 and I am one of the fortunate people that can honestly say that I LOVE MY JOB! I love my job for many reasons, but the people that live here are simply the best and I am honored to be part of their care-giving team. But, that's not really what I'm blogging about today. Today I am going to share with you a little sideline passion that I have. That passion is FOOD! Healthy (or sometimes just "healthier" food) Like many of you, I like to explore Pinterest and hunt for amazing, new, fun stuff! Well yesterday I went looking for an easy, healthy way to use some Kale that I had in my fridge and here is the recipe that I found: WARM KALE AND MUSHROOM SALAD 1 1/2 tbsp olive oi, divided 1 large eggplant 1 pint cremini mushrooms 4 large leaves of kale, stems removed 1/2 cup walnuts, toasted 1/2 cup goat cheese, crumbled 4 sprigs thyme, leaves removed Dressing: 1 clove garlic, crushed 2tbsp balsamci vinegar 1 tbsp olive oil 1/2 tsp honey INSTRUCTIONS: 1. Preheat oven to 425F degrees. Line 2 baking sheets with foil 2. Cut eggplant into uniform 1 inch cubes. Toss with 1/2 tbsp of the olive oil and spread onto one of the cookie sheets. Tear kale into uniform pieces and toss with 1/2 tbsp of olive oil. Spread onto other cookie sheet. 3. Wash mushrooms and cut each in half. Toss with remaining 1/2 tbsp olive oil and add to small baking dish. 4. Roast kale 10 minutes or until crispy but not burned. Roast eggplant and mushrooms 20 minutes, stirring every 5 minutes or so. Let vegetables cool slightly before handling. 5. Meanwhile, prepare the dressing: In a small saucepan, add garlic, balsamic, oil and honey. Heat on low until thickened, about 10 minutes.Remove garlic cloves and stir in cracked pepper to taste. Set aside. 6. In a large bowl combine roasted vegetables, dressing, walnuts, goat cheese, and thyme. Gently sitr and serve immediately. Nutritional Information: Serving Size 1 cup calories per serving: 125 Fat per serving: 9.5 g Carbs per serving: 8 g Protein per serving: 3 g *livelytable.com This is a great main dish on cool fall night. Very earthy and comforting after a day at work or working out in the yard. It took about an hour, including prep and I'm not a real whiz kid in the kitchen either. ENJOY!! and *Think Spring!!
02-07-2017
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Tomorrow is the first day of February! And that is my favorite month. So much love in the air! We have lots of fun activities planned! I also want to mention a community event hosted in Macomb this month by MDH. Teepa Snow, one of America's leading educators on dementia will be presenting two ... Read Full Post
Tomorrow is the first day of February! And that is my favorite month. So much love in the air! We have lots of fun activities planned! I also want to mention a community event hosted in Macomb this month by MDH. Teepa Snow, one of America's leading educators on dementia will be presenting two sessions at the SRC Community Outreach Center on February 22 (5:30 to 7:30P) and February 23 (2 to 4PM). This would be a great event for any family who may be experiencing a loved with dementia. Several of our employees will be attending the event. Please let us know if you'd like to come with us! It's always good to have a support group! Sincerely, Robin Wike Director
01-31-2017
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February is just around the corner! Here is our February Newsletter!
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The January Happiness Newsletter has arrived!
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Greetings everyone and I trust all had a wonderful Thanksgiving and is now time to absorb all the upcoming Holiday events. Please check out our December newsletter as we will be having many different special events. I am excited for all who are coming to bless us with their music. Much more to ... Read Full Post
Greetings everyone and I trust all had a wonderful Thanksgiving and is now time to absorb all the upcoming Holiday events. Please check out our December newsletter as we will be having many different special events. I am excited for all who are coming to bless us with their music. Much more to follow soon!
Check out the PDF 11-28-2016
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Hard to believe this is November and due to the 79 degree temp, we took our activities outside on the patio to soak up the warmth ! After our flower project, we decided to do our nails. Many thanks our Western Illinois University Volunteers, Kat and Kaitlyn, making our afternoon extra enjoyable.
11-05-2016
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