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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Friends of the Family were enchanted by a beautiful recital given by Melanie Capaldo. Miss Capaldo is a senior student from Strings of Praise Music Studio. She performed from Suzuki Violin Book IV. We are truely grateful that Miss Capaldo shared with us her musical accomplishment on the violin.
08-15-2014
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We love your pets! At Bickford we believe nowhere can really feel like home unless your furry friend is there too. All pets are welcome and we are excited to meet your feline friend or canine companion. Bickford Family Members can assist with feeding, walking, and other care. We promise to love ... Read Full Post
We love your pets! At Bickford we believe nowhere can really feel like home unless your furry friend is there too. All pets are welcome and we are excited to meet your feline friend or canine companion. Bickford Family Members can assist with feeding, walking, and other care. We promise to love your pet as much as you do and provide plenty of treats and pats on the head. Call 989-835-5300 for more information on how we can help you and your pet feel comfortable and cared for.
08-13-2014
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Many families have been asking about our Bickford Day Stay. It is a great option for a variety of reasons. Perhaps moving to a community isn’t the best fit right now, but you need a little extra help. A Bickford Day Stay, including engaging activities, balanced meals, available medication ... Read Full Post
Many families have been asking about our Bickford Day Stay. It is a great option for a variety of reasons. Perhaps moving to a community isn’t the best fit right now, but you need a little extra help. A Bickford Day Stay, including engaging activities, balanced meals, available medication management and other individualized services might be the answer. It allows your loved one to enjoy the great benefits of being safe and happy, and your family members the peace of mind and time to accomplish the other things they need and want to do. Available from sunrise to sunset or just a few hours a day, we’re ready to work around your busy schedule. For more information on our Day Stay options or to reserve a Day Stay, just call Angela at 989-708-1855. Bickford of Midland. Better days, better nights and better everything in between.
08-12-2014
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Friends of the Family and Bickford Family Member Justin put together backpacks with school supplies that will be donated to some lucky children. The idea to put this wonderful project into motion was a concept that Josh discovered in Mary B’s Symphony. Creating happiness is the universal core of ... Read Full Post
Friends of the Family and Bickford Family Member Justin put together backpacks with school supplies that will be donated to some lucky children. The idea to put this wonderful project into motion was a concept that Josh discovered in Mary B’s Symphony. Creating happiness is the universal core of Bickford; not only for Friends of the Family but also for individuals in our community.
08-10-2014
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Howdy there! The Old West has arrived in Midland, and we are celebrating with country tunes and some great grub. The celebration begins at noon for lunch followed by a special performance by Ron Meiske at 2:00. If you’re looking to wrangle up some fun, we hope you’ll saddle up and come on over! ... Read Full Post
Howdy there! The Old West has arrived in Midland, and we are celebrating with country tunes and some great grub. The celebration begins at noon for lunch followed by a special performance by Ron Meiske at 2:00. If you’re looking to wrangle up some fun, we hope you’ll saddle up and come on over!
08-06-2014
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I am pleased to present the new Bickford Welcome Desk! Located in the main living room, the Welcome Desk allows us to to greet our visitors and answer any questions a resident and/or guest may have. Our Friend of the Family, Barb, has graciously agreed to be our first Welcome Desk Coordinator. ... Read Full Post
I am pleased to present the new Bickford Welcome Desk! Located in the main living room, the Welcome Desk allows us to to greet our visitors and answer any questions a resident and/or guest may have. Our Friend of the Family, Barb, has graciously agreed to be our first Welcome Desk Coordinator. Barb's help has been invaluable, and we can't thank her enough for sharing her expertise in coordination which allows us to enrich happiness more each day. Please come visit us anytime and "Welcome to Bickford of Midland"!
08-04-2014
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The August Newsletter/Calendar is here! Take a look at our fun Family Gatherings, and come share in generating Happiness.
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We love learning new things about Friends of the Family! Recently, Knute’s daughter compiled a book of his family’s life stories. To our delight, the book included a recipe for Skorpa, a traditional cookie from Sweden where Knute was born. Skorpa are biscuit-like cookies similar to Italian ... Read Full Post
We love learning new things about Friends of the Family! Recently, Knute’s daughter compiled a book of his family’s life stories. To our delight, the book included a recipe for Skorpa, a traditional cookie from Sweden where Knute was born. Skorpa are biscuit-like cookies similar to Italian biscotti that Knute’s mother used to make for him and his siblings. Bickford Family Members Alicia and Krystal took it upon themselves to assist Friends of the Family in making the special cookie. When the Skorpa were done, Knute enjoyed his with a cup of milk and remarked that they tasted just like the way he remembered. Thank you, Bickford Family Members, for creating moments of happiness like this!
07-30-2014
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When Bickford is your home, you continue to do the things you love and let us take care of the rest. For example, our Friend of the Family, Barb, invited her two best girlfriends (Crystal and Katie) to join her for lunch today. Delicious food and wonderful conversation were enjoyed by the ladies ... Read Full Post
When Bickford is your home, you continue to do the things you love and let us take care of the rest. For example, our Friend of the Family, Barb, invited her two best girlfriends (Crystal and Katie) to join her for lunch today. Delicious food and wonderful conversation were enjoyed by the ladies with no worries of cooking or cleaning up. They all agreed it was the perfect way to spend time together and are already planning their next date.
07-28-2014
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Friends of the Family Cindy, Sue, and Beryl celebrated National Raspberry Cake Day by baking this delicious cake! We would love to have you come and partake in our baking creations and Family Events.
07-25-2014
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Sometimes caring for our Friends of the Family involves care coordination from community partners. Recently, I had a chance to sit down with our community partner, Megan Kiser, to discuss some questions we’ve had recently from families. Megan is a social worker at Chalgian and Tripp Law Offices ... Read Full Post
Sometimes caring for our Friends of the Family involves care coordination from community partners. Recently, I had a chance to sit down with our community partner, Megan Kiser, to discuss some questions we’ve had recently from families. Megan is a social worker at Chalgian and Tripp Law Offices PLLC in Midland who specialize in elder law and estate planning. Her firm can assist with issues relating to estate planning, trust administration, financial and legal planning for long-term care, Medicaid eligibility, guardianships and conservatorships, and probate litigation. According to Megan, there are many steps families can take when long- term planning for their loved ones. Having power of attorney, patient advocate designation, and a living will in place can ensure that seniors’ wishes are honored if they are no longer able to participate in the decision making process. The decision to find a new home for a loved one can be daunting, but having these measures in place can make the process easier on the whole family. For more information on this subject, you can contact Chalgian and Tripp Law Offices PLLC at (989)-423-1200 or visit miederlaw.com. Thank you, Megan, for your insight on this important topic
07-23-2014
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Our Bickford Family Member, Kristin, has had a busy week getting ready for her wedding this Saturday. Our Friends of the Family thought it was time for her to take a moment out of the day and celebrate this special time in her life. Imagine her surprise when they invited her to a top secret bridal ... Read Full Post
Our Bickford Family Member, Kristin, has had a busy week getting ready for her wedding this Saturday. Our Friends of the Family thought it was time for her to take a moment out of the day and celebrate this special time in her life. Imagine her surprise when they invited her to a top secret bridal shower, complete with a book of their tried and true advice for a happy marriage. The advice included: "never let a fight last more than 20 minutes" and "compromise". Congratulations Kristin and John and our best Bickford wishes always!
07-17-2014
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Of all pearls, black are the rarest and most precious of them all, and members of Bickford’s Black Pearl Society are no exception. Every year, Bickford Family Members elect 3 of their peers to be shining examples of the Bickford Performing Culture. Black Pearls serve for one year and provide ... Read Full Post
Of all pearls, black are the rarest and most precious of them all, and members of Bickford’s Black Pearl Society are no exception. Every year, Bickford Family Members elect 3 of their peers to be shining examples of the Bickford Performing Culture. Black Pearls serve for one year and provide mentorship and training to new and existing Bickford Family Members. Many factors go into the decision to elect someone as Black Pearl such as experience, positivity, and ability to work in a team. It is truly an honor to be selected. We wish a heartfelt congratulations to Kelsey, Amanda, and Becky Jo for their leadership, devotion, and love of our Friends of the Family as well as their fellow Bickford Family Members.
07-16-2014
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Our July Newsletter and Calendar is now available online. We have many exciting events planned, please come and share in the happiness! For instance, we are celebrating Italian Day on the 24th where we will be serving fine Italian cuisine for the lunch and dinner meals and would love to have you ... Read Full Post
Our July Newsletter and Calendar is now available online. We have many exciting events planned, please come and share in the happiness! For instance, we are celebrating Italian Day on the 24th where we will be serving fine Italian cuisine for the lunch and dinner meals and would love to have you share in this Family Gathering.
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Bickford of Midland’s Second Annual Night to Remember is approaching quickly! This special event is an opportunity for Friends and community members to assist in the fight to end Alzheimer’s disease. This cause is very close to our hearts and we are excited to be able to raise some awareness in ... Read Full Post
Bickford of Midland’s Second Annual Night to Remember is approaching quickly! This special event is an opportunity for Friends and community members to assist in the fight to end Alzheimer’s disease. This cause is very close to our hearts and we are excited to be able to raise some awareness in the community. The funds go towards participating in the Walk to End Alzheimer’s on September 20th and all proceeds go to the Alzheimer’s Association. If you are able to get involved or would like to make a donation, please call Crystal or Angela at 835-5300. Look for more details on the event in the coming month!
07-09-2014
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Anyone from the great state of Michigan will tell you that 2014 has been very unusual in terms of weather. A cold, cold winter and long (and very wet) spring have had us longing for the summer sun. At long last, our wish has come true! Our Friend of the Family, Mary, gets the most out of her time ... Read Full Post
Anyone from the great state of Michigan will tell you that 2014 has been very unusual in terms of weather. A cold, cold winter and long (and very wet) spring have had us longing for the summer sun. At long last, our wish has come true! Our Friend of the Family, Mary, gets the most out of her time outside with a great hat, a cold drink and a funny joke. If that's not enough incentive for you to spend time outdoors, consider the other benefits sunshine provides. Exposure to natural sunlight can help you get better sleep, have a happier outlook, and may give extra protection from autoimmune diseases. We love having guests and invite you to come catch some health inspiring rays with us this July!
07-07-2014
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Come wear your patriotic colors and celebrate Independence Day today with a Family Gathering sharing a delicious lunch on the patio. The 4th of July is a time for Family and fun!
07-04-2014
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In my conversations with families who are thinking of becoming part of the Family Tree, I am often asked how I like being a Bickford Family Member. To me the answer is simple. I love being part of a family that not only encourages me to get to know the Friends we serve, but expects me to develop ... Read Full Post
In my conversations with families who are thinking of becoming part of the Family Tree, I am often asked how I like being a Bickford Family Member. To me the answer is simple. I love being part of a family that not only encourages me to get to know the Friends we serve, but expects me to develop meaningful relationships with our Friends of the Family. As Bickford Family Members, we enjoy opportunities to share moments of happiness and be supportive in times of confusion. Through knowing our Friends’ Lifesongs we are able to better understand their lives and share important memories as well as create new experiences together. Coming to “work” really doesn't feel like work at all when you are surrounded by Friends!
07-02-2014
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Keep your hairstyle looking great by visiting Pearl's Salon. Friend of the Family Evelyn enjoys her weekly set and style. When given a complement on her 'new doo' she stated "it always makes me feel so good!" One time honored method of relaxation that enhances and redefines how we feel is to ... Read Full Post
Keep your hairstyle looking great by visiting Pearl's Salon. Friend of the Family Evelyn enjoys her weekly set and style. When given a complement on her 'new doo' she stated "it always makes me feel so good!" One time honored method of relaxation that enhances and redefines how we feel is to indulge in a little pampering.
06-29-2014
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If you ever want to have a magical experience, join us when Bickford Friend of the Family, Gordon, plays his harmonica. Gordon plays beautiful tunes in our courtyard, and the birds flock to hear his songs. If having a beautiful chorus of birds accompanying you isn't enough incentive to play an ... Read Full Post
If you ever want to have a magical experience, join us when Bickford Friend of the Family, Gordon, plays his harmonica. Gordon plays beautiful tunes in our courtyard, and the birds flock to hear his songs. If having a beautiful chorus of birds accompanying you isn't enough incentive to play an instrument like Gordon's, studies published in Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology, have shown that cognitive activity, such as playing music, can help reduce the risk or slow down the onset of Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia. The skills required to play music can also improve cardiovascular strength, muscle tone and respiratory function, and minimize arthritis, depending on the instrument. Even for those who have little musical experience, taking up a new melodious hobby comes with the benefits of increased mental stimulation. For Bickford Family Members, the pure joy of sharing a special musical moment with Gordon gives us great pleasure that just can't be matched.
06-25-2014
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Bickford Family Member Kristen is full of smiles at our Luau, and why wouldn't she be? We have a wonderful time celebrating at Bickford of Midland. Please come and share in the events and activities we have planned in July, it's sure to put a smile on your face too!
06-20-2014
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Are you looking for a swingin’ good time? Come make a splash at our Swing Into Summer Dance at Bickford of Midland tomorrow evening! We’ll be providing musical entertainment, snacks, beverages, and a BBQ to follow. We sure love to dance here, and anyone willing to bust a move or two is welcome. ... Read Full Post
Are you looking for a swingin’ good time? Come make a splash at our Swing Into Summer Dance at Bickford of Midland tomorrow evening! We’ll be providing musical entertainment, snacks, beverages, and a BBQ to follow. We sure love to dance here, and anyone willing to bust a move or two is welcome. The dance starts at 4:00 pm with a BBQ to follow. Hope to see you there!
06-19-2014
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Medical changes and safety concerns don't always happen from 9 am to 5 pm. In fact, it is those "after hours" issues that are sometimes the scariest and most challenging for families. That's why I am always so pleased to give out our 24/7 Admission Number - 989-708-1855. Bickford of Midland is here ... Read Full Post
Medical changes and safety concerns don't always happen from 9 am to 5 pm. In fact, it is those "after hours" issues that are sometimes the scariest and most challenging for families. That's why I am always so pleased to give out our 24/7 Admission Number - 989-708-1855. Bickford of Midland is here to enrich happiness, and that starts with knowing how to help your family at the time you need help the most ~ day or night.
06-15-2014
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Friends of the Family William and Dorothy tried their skills with the Yo-yo on National Yo-yo Day. It’s amazing that this little character is believed to be the second oldest toy in history. In fact, some historians believe the Yo-yo originated in China in approximately 1000 BC making this toy ... Read Full Post
Friends of the Family William and Dorothy tried their skills with the Yo-yo on National Yo-yo Day. It’s amazing that this little character is believed to be the second oldest toy in history. In fact, some historians believe the Yo-yo originated in China in approximately 1000 BC making this toy over 2500 years old. While we weren’t able to “Walk the Dog” or master “The Sleeper,” we sure enjoyed trying.
06-13-2014
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Make a wish! Today we are wishing for better weather so we can go out and “play” in the courtyard. The courtyard provides a safe environment to be active or simply sit back and relax. Many Friends of the Family will tell you how they enjoy walking or gardening while others will rave about ... Read Full Post
Make a wish! Today we are wishing for better weather so we can go out and “play” in the courtyard. The courtyard provides a safe environment to be active or simply sit back and relax. Many Friends of the Family will tell you how they enjoy walking or gardening while others will rave about sunbathing or reading a book in the shade. Whatever you prefer, the courtyard is the perfect place for loved ones to be outside while still receiving assistance and safety monitoring from Bickford Family Members.
06-11-2014
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Congratulations to Bickford Family Member Tacarra on her recent engagement. When Tacarra announced her upcoming marriage, our Friends of the Family were generous with memories of their own wedding days and offered advice for what makes a long, happy union. Some of best advice? "Do for each other, ... Read Full Post
Congratulations to Bickford Family Member Tacarra on her recent engagement. When Tacarra announced her upcoming marriage, our Friends of the Family were generous with memories of their own wedding days and offered advice for what makes a long, happy union. Some of best advice? "Do for each other, compromise, and always have a sense of humor." Wishing you many years of happiness Tacarra!
06-10-2014
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Our June Newsletter and Calendar is now available. We have many exciting events planned, please come and share in the happiness!
06-06-2014
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Fun at Bick(FORE!)d! The Friends in Mary B’s had a great afternoon out on the courtyard green last week. Several of them have enjoyed many years golfing before coming to Bickford. It was truly amazing to see how easily the once loved skills came back. With a club in their hands and a cup to putt ... Read Full Post
Fun at Bick(FORE!)d! The Friends in Mary B’s had a great afternoon out on the courtyard green last week. Several of them have enjoyed many years golfing before coming to Bickford. It was truly amazing to see how easily the once loved skills came back. With a club in their hands and a cup to putt into, years disappeared and it was just like being back out on their favorite course. Though we didn’t keep score, we greatly enjoyed the experience! Give us a call at 989-835-5300 to book a tee time!
06-04-2014
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Led by Bickford Family Member, Miraha, the Happyness Committee has once again found a new way to make us all smile. Committee members brought the sunshine inside when they spent the afternoon planting miniature flower pots for each Friend of the Family's apartment. As John Harrigan once said ... Read Full Post
Led by Bickford Family Member, Miraha, the Happyness Committee has once again found a new way to make us all smile. Committee members brought the sunshine inside when they spent the afternoon planting miniature flower pots for each Friend of the Family's apartment. As John Harrigan once said "Happiness held is the seed; Happiness shared is the flower." Thanks Happyness Committee for sharing the flowers!
06-02-2014
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Friends of the Family enjoyed visiting Midland’s Farmers Market. The flowers were abundant and the produce is beginning to fill the vendors booths. The Farmers Market will be open Wednesday and Saturday mornings until October, giving us many opportunities to visit again!
05-30-2014
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Friend of the Family Bill Nummy recently honored Bickford by donating a beautiful pine tree in memory of his wife, Betsy Ross Nummy. According to the Nummy family, Betsy dearly loved nature. When Bill sees this tree outside his window, a smile is sure to come to his face as he remembers all of the ... Read Full Post
Friend of the Family Bill Nummy recently honored Bickford by donating a beautiful pine tree in memory of his wife, Betsy Ross Nummy. According to the Nummy family, Betsy dearly loved nature. When Bill sees this tree outside his window, a smile is sure to come to his face as he remembers all of the times he and Betsy spent outdoors. We appreciate this generous donation, and thank the entire Nummy family for sharing this special dedication with us.
05-28-2014
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Happy Memorial Day from Bickford of Midland! We salute those who have served our country! While we spent the holiday planting flowers in the courtyard, Bickford Family Member Jayme took to the skies. She and her family flew around the Midland area and were kind enough to give us a fly by! Jayme ... Read Full Post
Happy Memorial Day from Bickford of Midland! We salute those who have served our country! While we spent the holiday planting flowers in the courtyard, Bickford Family Member Jayme took to the skies. She and her family flew around the Midland area and were kind enough to give us a fly by! Jayme took this wonderful aerial photo of the Branch from the small plane. However you spend Memorial Day, we hope you have a safe and joyous holiday!
05-26-2014
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Friends of the Family Shirley and Doris enjoy the challenge of putting together a puzzle. Did you know that the first jigsaw puzzle was produced around 1760 by John Spilsbury, a London engraver and mapmaker? Until about 1820, jigsaw puzzles remained primarily educational tools. Today puzzles ... Read Full Post
Friends of the Family Shirley and Doris enjoy the challenge of putting together a puzzle. Did you know that the first jigsaw puzzle was produced around 1760 by John Spilsbury, a London engraver and mapmaker? Until about 1820, jigsaw puzzles remained primarily educational tools. Today puzzles display classic pictures, landscapes, and a variety of different themes. According to the Alzheimer Society of Canada, doing jigsaw puzzles is one of many activities that can help keep the brain active and may contribute to reducing the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease.
05-23-2014
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What makes you feel relaxed? According to researchers, a cool light blue is the color most associated with calm feelings. In a recent study, viewers reported feeling the most at ease after viewing this color. It is thought to evoke memories of the sky and ocean that helped viewers release tension. ... Read Full Post
What makes you feel relaxed? According to researchers, a cool light blue is the color most associated with calm feelings. In a recent study, viewers reported feeling the most at ease after viewing this color. It is thought to evoke memories of the sky and ocean that helped viewers release tension. In that same study, viewers felt the most happiness after viewing the color yellow as it reminded them of the sun. At Bickford of Midland, we took these ideas as inspiration to create an oasis of relaxation in the Spa room. Friends of the Family can utilize the accessible whirlpool to take a stress relieving soak while listening to tranquil music. What a great way to unwind!
05-21-2014
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Spring is blooming and another school year is coming to a close. At this time of year, sharing milestones with our loved ones brings a special kind of happiness to our hearts. This is especially true for Bickford Friend of the Family, Mary Ann. When her granddaughter came to visit and model her ... Read Full Post
Spring is blooming and another school year is coming to a close. At this time of year, sharing milestones with our loved ones brings a special kind of happiness to our hearts. This is especially true for Bickford Friend of the Family, Mary Ann. When her granddaughter came to visit and model her beautiful prom dress, Mary Ann could not have been prouder. For Mary Ann, making memories and continuing traditions are what make Bickford home.
05-19-2014
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Once a month the Children’s Christian Youth Group comes to Bickford to sing songs and spend time having fun with our Friends of the Family. Research has shown that Intergenerational Relationships have many benefits. A few of them are: Gives seniors a sense of purpose in life, invigorates and ... Read Full Post
Once a month the Children’s Christian Youth Group comes to Bickford to sing songs and spend time having fun with our Friends of the Family. Research has shown that Intergenerational Relationships have many benefits. A few of them are: Gives seniors a sense of purpose in life, invigorates and energize older adults, reduces the likelihood of depression, strengthens the immune system, and also fills a social need for older adults who do not have family or grandchildren around with them. For Friend of the Family Bill, the benefit of playing balloon toss with this little fella was the simple joy found in teaching teamwork...with smiles thrown in for good measure.
05-17-2014
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Reminder!!! Bickford of Midland's Pet Parade will be held at 2 pm in the Branch today. Branch Buddy Molly has agreed (we think) to share the attention of her loving Friends for the afternoon, and they have been hard at work preparing for the event. We hope you'll join us for an afternoon full of ... Read Full Post
Reminder!!! Bickford of Midland's Pet Parade will be held at 2 pm in the Branch today. Branch Buddy Molly has agreed (we think) to share the attention of her loving Friends for the afternoon, and they have been hard at work preparing for the event. We hope you'll join us for an afternoon full of furry fun!
05-15-2014
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Apple Pie. Yankee Pot Roast. Chocolate Cake. When we think of home, a favorite food that our mother made always comes to mind, and mom's recipe for that special dish is one of the things we treasure most. Bickford Friend of the Family, Mary, has a favorite recipe for the Lithuanian Potato Pancakes ... Read Full Post
Apple Pie. Yankee Pot Roast. Chocolate Cake. When we think of home, a favorite food that our mother made always comes to mind, and mom's recipe for that special dish is one of the things we treasure most. Bickford Friend of the Family, Mary, has a favorite recipe for the Lithuanian Potato Pancakes her mother always made for her. Mary was kind enough to share the recipe (and the kitchen duties) with her Bickford Friends of the Family Doris and Shirley. The result? A memory delicious enough to eat!
05-14-2014
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The bets were placed and the horses were off and running at the Bickford Derby! Friends of the Family Sue and Evelyn’s horse “Silver” won two races. These lucky ladies celebrated in style.
05-09-2014
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Alzheimer's Educational Support Groups The effects of Alzheimer's Disease are far reaching and often families of loved ones with the disease feel those effects the most. Through our interactions with Friends, we recognized the need to facilitate a group where Friends can share their experiences and ... Read Full Post
Alzheimer's Educational Support Groups The effects of Alzheimer's Disease are far reaching and often families of loved ones with the disease feel those effects the most. Through our interactions with Friends, we recognized the need to facilitate a group where Friends can share their experiences and concerns with others facing similar situations. During this time families also have access to Kim Arnett, Registered Nurse Coordinator who has much experience and knowledge in this area. The group meets the third Thursday of each month at 6:30 PM at Bickford of Midland and is open to all in the community.
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Smile! Of all of the choices we make each day, choosing to smile is one of the most important. Our Bickford Family Member, Amanda, is a great example of this. Amanda is never seen without a beautiful smile on her face, and it is virtually impossible not to smile back when you see her. In fact, ... Read Full Post
Smile! Of all of the choices we make each day, choosing to smile is one of the most important. Our Bickford Family Member, Amanda, is a great example of this. Amanda is never seen without a beautiful smile on her face, and it is virtually impossible not to smile back when you see her. In fact, Amanda is so convinced of the positive results that come from smiling, she recently made a presentation to her fellow Bickford Family Members that challenged us all to smile more. Amanda's favorite quote is "...smiling is more contagious than one may think. We naturally respond to a smile with a smile." Thanks, Amanda, for starting a smiling epidemic at Bickford!
05-05-2014
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Take a look at our May Newsletter! We'd love to see you at any of our special events!
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Introducing Bickford of Midland’s first Resident Coordinator-Barbara! When Barbara came to Bickford, she wanted more than a place to live. She wanted a place that would let her feel helpful and busy. During her career, Barbara was a very successful Realtor and wants to continue working hard. Barb ... Read Full Post
Introducing Bickford of Midland’s first Resident Coordinator-Barbara! When Barbara came to Bickford, she wanted more than a place to live. She wanted a place that would let her feel helpful and busy. During her career, Barbara was a very successful Realtor and wants to continue working hard. Barb was so good at staging and decorating that we are consulting her on all things pretty in the Branch. Barbara will also be assisting with our monthly Resident Council meeting where Friends of the Family get together and talk about new ideas and concerns. We are so excited to have Barbara in the Branch!
04-30-2014
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My goal each day is to find new ways to enrich happiness, so imagine my surprise and delight when I was completely outdone in the happiness department by our Friends of the Family and Bickford Family Members! I recently had a birthday and received the best gift ever. It was a bound "Book of ... Read Full Post
My goal each day is to find new ways to enrich happiness, so imagine my surprise and delight when I was completely outdone in the happiness department by our Friends of the Family and Bickford Family Members! I recently had a birthday and received the best gift ever. It was a bound "Book of Happiness" signed and compiled by our Bickford Family Members. It came complete with pictures and quotes by our Friends of the Family telling what makes them happy. One of my favorite quotes came from Friend of the Family, Knute, who said "When you are smiling, you make me happy. Right now is the happiest time of my life." Thank you, Bickford Family, for making this the happiest time of my life too.
04-28-2014
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The competition gets high when Friends of the Family play a game of noodle ball. The weather outside may be dreary, but inside Bickford the sun is always shining.
04-25-2014
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And they’re off! Our Friends of the Family were off to the races today thanks to the dedication and creativity of Bickford Family Member, Scott. After seeing a similar game, Scott built a race track and horse playing pieces to make a derby racing game that was adaptable for seniors. First, ... Read Full Post
And they’re off! Our Friends of the Family were off to the races today thanks to the dedication and creativity of Bickford Family Member, Scott. After seeing a similar game, Scott built a race track and horse playing pieces to make a derby racing game that was adaptable for seniors. First, Friends placed bets on their choice of horse, then they rolled dice to determine how many spaces the horse would travel. The first horse to cross the finish line won the race. The lucky Friends who bet on the winning horse each round went home with a special prize. You can bet we had a good time! Join us next month as we play again at our Kentucky Derby Celebration!
04-23-2014
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Wishing you a very happy Easter season from our Bickford Family!
04-21-2014
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Despite the snow on Tuesday, Friends of the Family enjoyed celebrating a slice of spring viewing Butterflies in Bloom at the Dow Gardens. This amazing exhibit features over 150 species of multicolored butterflies and moths from around the globe.
04-18-2014
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“Volunteers are paid in six figures…S.M.I.L.E.S!” –Gayla LaMarie. Every Wednesday and Saturday, our Friends of the Family have a unique opportunity to visit with National Honor Society Students from the local high school who volunteer their time facilitating games and helping with special ... Read Full Post
“Volunteers are paid in six figures…S.M.I.L.E.S!” –Gayla LaMarie. Every Wednesday and Saturday, our Friends of the Family have a unique opportunity to visit with National Honor Society Students from the local high school who volunteer their time facilitating games and helping with special events. A couple weeks ago, the students even brought instruments in to play some original music for our Friends. We truly appreciate all our volunteers and welcome anyone with a heart for service to come in and fill out a volunteer application.
04-16-2014
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Can you ever have enough Easter Eggs? Our Friends of the Family say "no", so they sent a special message to the Easter Bunny asking for an Easter Egg Hunt at Bickford this Saturday. Our Dow High School student partners will be on hand to help make sure all the children have great time. Hope to see ... Read Full Post
Can you ever have enough Easter Eggs? Our Friends of the Family say "no", so they sent a special message to the Easter Bunny asking for an Easter Egg Hunt at Bickford this Saturday. Our Dow High School student partners will be on hand to help make sure all the children have great time. Hope to see you there!
04-14-2014
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