Bickford of Midland

Assisted Living & Memory Care

Nothing can replace home. At Bickford of Midland, 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 and memory care services, we invite you to share your stories with us, to see Bickford as an extension of your home.

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We have a lot of residents who enjoy our puzzle table that is always set up with puzzles on it.
02-12-2016
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Bickford of Midland is getting ready for our chocolate day. We will be displaying our resident's favorite chocolate recipes! (O.k. we will be eating them too!) Life is good when there is a chocolate day to celebrate! Stay tuned for pictures!
01-26-2016
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This past week we had hat day back in Mary B's. Everyone had a lot of fun with all the different hats.
01-25-2016
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Bobby Randall and Missy came and sang and played for us this past week. Our residents so enjoy having him come and sing. We look forward to his next performance.
01-22-2016
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Today was our first session of music therapy in Mary B's. The residents enjoyed the music, instruments, and dancing with Janelle. We look forward to future sessions of music therapy with Janelle.
01-15-2016
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We are getting ready for hat day next week. We decorated hats this week to wear for hat day.
01-06-2016
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Our residents enjoyed decorating cookies this past week for Christmas.
01-02-2016
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Happy New Year's! Scott and Michele are working hard for the resident balloon drop. We are having a NEW YEAR's EVE NOON count down! Hopefully Scott's plan works and we surprise the residents with a ballon drop at 12:00 noon sharp!
12-31-2015
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This week Daniel Bryson came and played and sang Christmas music for our residents. The residents enjoyed it very much and look forward to him coming again.
12-21-2015
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This past weekend we had new musical performers Lisa & Lenny come play and sing for our residents. Our residents really enjoyed their performance and look forward to having them come back again.
12-16-2015
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Today is the last day of Hanukkah. Thank you Ruth Ann for sharing your menorah with the branch! Happy Hanukkah and peace, love and light to everyone!
12-14-2015
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Yesterday at our "Winter Wonderland" celebration, we decorated our Bread Basket in blue and silver. Our residents are enjoying the snowflakes and bulbs hanging from the ceiling. Shout out to all those that helped! Especially Scott who magically got those bulbs to attach to the ceiling.
12-10-2015
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Christmas is so special to so many people! We have multiple spots in the branch that are decorated. If you are in the area, stop by and take a look!
12-10-2015
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It is Christmas at Bickford of Midland! We are getting ready for our Christmas Open House this evening. This is a shot of our candy table in our memory care. Great job Danielle, Vicki and Santa's helpers!
12-09-2015
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We had art appreciation day this week to celebrate the local artists among us. This is one of our residents in front of some sculptures she has made. It was great to see all the talent and hear the stories behind each piece.
12-04-2015
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Our residents enjoyed the presentation from Happy Trails this month. They are a group that comes and does a drama presentation. We look forward to their next performance.
11-27-2015
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Love is in our Branch! Today is the 43rd anniversary of our resident Jack Moore and his beautiful wife, Kathryn. 4 weeks ago Jack asked Kathryn if she would marry him. Kathryn of course said "yes!" Jack waited until the following Sunday and asked our Chaplin Luke to perform the ceremony. Today, at ... Read Full Post
Love is in our Branch! Today is the 43rd anniversary of our resident Jack Moore and his beautiful wife, Kathryn. 4 weeks ago Jack asked Kathryn if she would marry him. Kathryn of course said "yes!" Jack waited until the following Sunday and asked our Chaplin Luke to perform the ceremony. Today, at 3:00 p.m. Jack and Kathryn will renew their vows. Chaplin Luke is officiating. More pictures will be coming!
11-25-2015
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Too darn cute!
11-25-2015
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Giving thanks for the young and young at heart!
11-25-2015
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Today we were blessed with the Chippewa Day Care children performing for us. Thanksgiving is not Thanksgiving without the annual program provided by these pre-schoolers. We heard many songs and had a lot of fun!
11-25-2015
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Our men's club is up and running. This is our 2nd month that Norm Walker has come and met with our men. Our residents are enjoying this greatly!
11-19-2015
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We had a wonderful ceremony celebrating our hero's! We are so very thankful for the service our veterans have give our country. All the resident's joined as we saluted the men and women who have given so much of themselves for us. The cake was yummy too!
11-12-2015
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It was our pleasure this past Wednesday to honor all of our veterans who have served. We had a ceremony handing out certificates thanking them, and then had cake afterwards.
11-12-2015
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This past week, Lisa and I had a nice time at Riverside! Thanks to Michel and Deb for hosting our presentation "Senior Living Options". We enjoyed getting to know some of the folks living at Riverside apartments. Our group was very engaged. I think the BICKFORD cookies were especially a hit! Again, ... Read Full Post
This past week, Lisa and I had a nice time at Riverside! Thanks to Michel and Deb for hosting our presentation "Senior Living Options". We enjoyed getting to know some of the folks living at Riverside apartments. Our group was very engaged. I think the BICKFORD cookies were especially a hit! Again, thank you Riverside for your hospitality.
11-06-2015
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Jan and Elizabeth after decorating! Kristin had a great time with the ladies!
10-30-2015
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Here is a couple of the residents with a little cutie!
10-30-2015
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Some of the residents helped with decorations for Halloween! Our day included trick or treating with little ones, and a BFM Halloween costume contest. The residents had a great time laughing at our costumes. Residents voted The "The Spider" as the best contest!!!! It was a close vote though! ... Read Full Post
Some of the residents helped with decorations for Halloween! Our day included trick or treating with little ones, and a BFM Halloween costume contest. The residents had a great time laughing at our costumes. Residents voted The "The Spider" as the best contest!!!! It was a close vote though! Everyone had a blast! Till next year...HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!
10-30-2015
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Joyce lives and breathes the Spartans! We were happy to supply the "wig"!
10-19-2015
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Midland celebrated the MSU vs UofM game! Both teams were represented and the rivalry was on! Both residents and BFMs were having a good time rooting for their team! Go Blue. Go Green. It was a game that will go down in infamy! More importantly, a GREAT time was had by all!
10-19-2015
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This past week we attended the Blast From The Past dance over at the community center. Everyone had a great time and we look forward to our outing there again next month on November 2nd.
10-11-2015
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We enjoyed root beer floats out in the courtyard on 50's day!
09-18-2015
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Everyone enjoyed 50's day this past Wednesday. At the end of our celebration we enjoyed root beer floats out in the courtyard.
09-18-2015
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Our residents enjoyed the Sugar Ukulele group coming and performing today. We look forward to having them back in August.
07-27-2015
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We celebrated the e ice cream cone being invented today in 1904. We enjoyed eating our ice cream cones and doing an ice cream cone word game.
07-23-2015
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We enjoyed so much Janea Little coming and presenting a slide show about birds today. We learned so many interesting things. We look forward to having her come again.
07-08-2015
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SVSU students Maggie Malone & Katie Conlon joined us today in leading our residents in excercise and teaching exercise and breathing techniques. We enjoyed and learned a lot from them today.
06-12-2015
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The Golden Guild came and did an old time radio show for our residents. Everyone enjoyed their wonderful performance.
05-06-2015
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We had a great time at our St Patty's day party on St Patrick's day. Everyone really enjoyed the green beer, snacks, and the themed games.
03-23-2015
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Black Pearl Amanda really got into the spirit of St. Patrick's Day with Friend of the Family Elizabeth! We had a great time drinking green beer and playing St. Patrick's themed games. Many of our Friends of the Family are of Irish descent and enjoyed hearing about the history of the holiday. Join ... Read Full Post
Black Pearl Amanda really got into the spirit of St. Patrick's Day with Friend of the Family Elizabeth! We had a great time drinking green beer and playing St. Patrick's themed games. Many of our Friends of the Family are of Irish descent and enjoyed hearing about the history of the holiday. Join us for our next fun day on the April 3rd at 2:00 PM for an Easter Egg Hunt!
03-20-2015
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It was such a fun time of relaxing and just visiting at our wine and cheese party this past Friday. I look forward each week to this time.
03-16-2015
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In the beginning of March I became the new LEC and I just wanted to introduce myself. I have worked at Bickford here in Midland for almost 7 years. I started out as a CNA on midnights and worked up into being a medpasser on day shift. I am very excited about this new position and area in which I ... Read Full Post
In the beginning of March I became the new LEC and I just wanted to introduce myself. I have worked at Bickford here in Midland for almost 7 years. I started out as a CNA on midnights and worked up into being a medpasser on day shift. I am very excited about this new position and area in which I can serve the residents here in Midland.
03-09-2015
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We were all lucky on Wednesday when we celebrated Casino Day! We served up a wonderful Casino themed lunch and gave away a fabulous prize! After lunch we tried our hands at a betting game using dice. The winner received a million dollars! ( in the form of a candy bar). Join us as we celebrate St. ... Read Full Post
We were all lucky on Wednesday when we celebrated Casino Day! We served up a wonderful Casino themed lunch and gave away a fabulous prize! After lunch we tried our hands at a betting game using dice. The winner received a million dollars! ( in the form of a candy bar). Join us as we celebrate St. Patrick's Day on March 17th for a day filled with fun!
03-06-2015
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Bickford of Midland's Newsletter/Calendar for the month of March is now available. We have many exciting events and activities planned for the month. We would love to see you share in on our Family Fun!
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Friends of the Family were given a rare treat when Bobby Randall’s Mother joined him in singing a few songs during his performance at Bickford of Midland. Bobby Randall plays in the Nashville touring band Confederate Railroad, an American country rock/southern rock band. When this native ... Read Full Post
Friends of the Family were given a rare treat when Bobby Randall’s Mother joined him in singing a few songs during his performance at Bickford of Midland. Bobby Randall plays in the Nashville touring band Confederate Railroad, an American country rock/southern rock band. When this native “Midlander” returns home for a visit, we are honored that he has chosen Bickford to share his musical gift.
02-20-2015
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Someone once said, "Babies are a little bit of Heaven on earth". Today we celebrated that joy at the Branch with our very own Bickford Family Member Kala. We complied a basket full of baby essentials and surprised her with a baby shower. Residents shared many hugs and lots of advice with the soon ... Read Full Post
Someone once said, "Babies are a little bit of Heaven on earth". Today we celebrated that joy at the Branch with our very own Bickford Family Member Kala. We complied a basket full of baby essentials and surprised her with a baby shower. Residents shared many hugs and lots of advice with the soon to be mother. Congrats, Kala! We can't wait to meet your bundle of joy soon!
02-18-2015
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Bickford of Midland welcomed Sweet Friends in Music. Friends of the Family enjoyed listening to some “down home” country gospel by members Julia Dryzga, Rhonda Robinson, and Kristine Goodwin. The group plays acoustic folk, country, bluegrass, and gospel, including some originals.
02-14-2015
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We like to share the love here at Bickford of Midland. Over the weekend Bickford Family Members Kala and Danielle assisted Friends of the Family to write Valentines about the things they love. It was a great opportunity for Friends to remember some of their favorite things and reminisce with each ... Read Full Post
We like to share the love here at Bickford of Midland. Over the weekend Bickford Family Members Kala and Danielle assisted Friends of the Family to write Valentines about the things they love. It was a great opportunity for Friends to remember some of their favorite things and reminisce with each other. Special activities like this are part of what makes Mary B's Symphony such a wonderful program. With the help of Bickford Family Members, residents with dementia are able to engage and be happy.
02-11-2015
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We love your loved ones here at Bickford and we show it in every way possible! Everything from physical care to conversations to a two-step; we're here to provide a lifestyle for your loved ones that allows them the freedom and independence everyone deserves, even if they have memory issues. So if ... Read Full Post
We love your loved ones here at Bickford and we show it in every way possible! Everything from physical care to conversations to a two-step; we're here to provide a lifestyle for your loved ones that allows them the freedom and independence everyone deserves, even if they have memory issues. So if your loved one is suffering from a deficiency in the quality of their life, come to Bickford and see what it means to be a part of our family!
02-10-2015
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Bickford of Midland's Newsletter/Calendar for the month of February is now available. We have many exciting events and activities planned for the month. We would love to see you share in our family happiness!
View PDF 02-06-2015
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It's a good thing we have guys like Don and Bob around! The finishing touches of our new decor went up last week, and these guys made sure everything was just right. We are so excited about our beautiful new interior, and we'd love to show it off! Stop in for a tour today!
02-02-2015
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