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 Ruth Ann and Jerry took a turn or two on the dance floor during the Community Center’s Blast from the Past dance. The monthly dance features a twenty piece orchestra, playing tunes from the 30’s through the 50’s. Bickford of Midland is currently sponsoring this favored ... Read Full Post
Friends of the Family Ruth Ann and Jerry took a turn or two on the dance floor during the Community Center’s Blast from the Past dance. The monthly dance features a twenty piece orchestra, playing tunes from the 30’s through the 50’s. Bickford of Midland is currently sponsoring this favored event; whether you enjoy kicking up your heels or simply listening to melodies from the past, we invite you to come experience this wonderful social affair.
10-17-2014
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Often when Friends come to visit Bickford, they express how important it is for them to have a sense of fellowship in their new home. While families and caregivers provide great support, Friends still long for companionship from peers. Activities and social gatherings allow for Friends to bond and ... Read Full Post
Often when Friends come to visit Bickford, they express how important it is for them to have a sense of fellowship in their new home. While families and caregivers provide great support, Friends still long for companionship from peers. Activities and social gatherings allow for Friends to bond and build the sense of community between them. One way we do that at Bickford is by having Friends of the Family take part in planning and running activities. Yesterday, Friend of the Family Carolyn volunteered to call Bingo for the group. Before retirement, Carolyn was a physical education teacher, so she knows how to be heard clearly!
10-15-2014
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Friends of the Family celebrated the season by decorating pumpkins. The pumpkins were adorned with pressed leaves, flowers, or stickers; decoupage was applied to give a glossy final touch. Friend of the Family Carolyn proudly displays her festive masterpiece.
10-10-2014
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Well we may not have donned lederhosen, but we did have a great Oktoberfest celebration yesterday! The day was complete with a special German themed meal, polka dancing, beer and pretzel social, and even an accordian performance from our Friend of the Family, Ray. We'll use any excuse to have a ... Read Full Post
Well we may not have donned lederhosen, but we did have a great Oktoberfest celebration yesterday! The day was complete with a special German themed meal, polka dancing, beer and pretzel social, and even an accordian performance from our Friend of the Family, Ray. We'll use any excuse to have a great time!
10-08-2014
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"Bickford feels like home from the minute you walk in the door." - that's what our new Friend of the Family, Lu, says. With a warm welcome by Barb, our Resident Coordinator (and official Welcoming Committee Chairman!), Lu feels like they have known each other for years. It is a big step to move ... Read Full Post
"Bickford feels like home from the minute you walk in the door." - that's what our new Friend of the Family, Lu, says. With a warm welcome by Barb, our Resident Coordinator (and official Welcoming Committee Chairman!), Lu feels like they have known each other for years. It is a big step to move into a new home, and friends always make life easier. Come to Bickford today ~ Your new friends are waiting to meet you!
10-06-2014
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Friends of the Family enjoyed the theatrical performance presented by “Happy Trails Drama.” The drama club captivates their audience by portraying characters that are familiar to the spectators while presenting an entertaining story. One character Friends of the Family found especially humors ... Read Full Post
Friends of the Family enjoyed the theatrical performance presented by “Happy Trails Drama.” The drama club captivates their audience by portraying characters that are familiar to the spectators while presenting an entertaining story. One character Friends of the Family found especially humors was the rendition of Willy Nelson’s “On the Road Again.”
10-05-2014
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What does it feel like to live with dementia? This month our Bickford Family Members had a chance to experience the Virtual Dementia Tour with the help of Community Partners Hometown Home Health and Hospice. For the tour, Bickford Family Members were equipped with goggles, gloves, headphones and ... Read Full Post
What does it feel like to live with dementia? This month our Bickford Family Members had a chance to experience the Virtual Dementia Tour with the help of Community Partners Hometown Home Health and Hospice. For the tour, Bickford Family Members were equipped with goggles, gloves, headphones and other devices to mimic the effects of dementia. After the tour, BFM’s took a survey to test their feelings about the experience. BFM’s reported feeling a stronger connection to those they care for as well as further understanding of dementia.
10-01-2014
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Bickford of Midland welcomes musician Will Greeley. Friends of the Family cherished Will’s musical rendition of classical songs from the motion picture Titanic. He will be honoring us by performing the second Mondays of the month at 2:00 pm. Come and join us and listen to the exquisite music he ... Read Full Post
Bickford of Midland welcomes musician Will Greeley. Friends of the Family cherished Will’s musical rendition of classical songs from the motion picture Titanic. He will be honoring us by performing the second Mondays of the month at 2:00 pm. Come and join us and listen to the exquisite music he plays on the flute.
09-28-2014
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Team Bickford had a great time on Saturday participating in the 2014 Walk to End Alzheimer's. Led by our Bickford Buddy and team mascot, Molly, our Bickford Family Members enjoyed walking in the sunshine, reminiscing about our precious loved ones, and supporting the cause so close to our hearts. ... Read Full Post
Team Bickford had a great time on Saturday participating in the 2014 Walk to End Alzheimer's. Led by our Bickford Buddy and team mascot, Molly, our Bickford Family Members enjoyed walking in the sunshine, reminiscing about our precious loved ones, and supporting the cause so close to our hearts. Bickford of Midland is a proud local sponsor of the Walk to End Alzheimer’s and Molly is already recruiting for next year’s team. If you would like more information about the Alzheimer’s Association or the Walk to End Alzheimer’s, please contact Angela at 989-835-5300.
09-24-2014
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Friends of the Family were presented with a unique gift from Midland Woodworkers Association. The handmade checkerboard was graciously presented to Bickford of Midland’s residents by Paul Fritz and Don Taylor. Residents can now enjoy a game in the sunroom; are you up for the challenge?
09-19-2014
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Bickford Family Member Tacarra has always had a special connection with Friend of the Family Priscilla. Both women have been members of the AƩƬ Sorority. Priscilla became a member when she attended Eastern Michigan University for her teaching degree and Tacarra currently attends Central Michigan ... Read Full Post
Bickford Family Member Tacarra has always had a special connection with Friend of the Family Priscilla. Both women have been members of the AƩƬ Sorority. Priscilla became a member when she attended Eastern Michigan University for her teaching degree and Tacarra currently attends Central Michigan University. This past Friday, Tacarra brought the sisterhood here to meet Priscilla and host a pizza party. The ladies had so much fun that they have decided to meet regularly! Thank you, ladies, for your service to the community!
09-17-2014
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Welcome to 50's Day at Bickford of Midland! Our Bickford Family Member, Amanda, and our Friend of the Family and very own Big Bopper, Ray, are celebrating in style. The 50's gave us life changing inventions such as credit cards, power steering and Barbie dolls. To celebrate, we reminisced about our ... Read Full Post
Welcome to 50's Day at Bickford of Midland! Our Bickford Family Member, Amanda, and our Friend of the Family and very own Big Bopper, Ray, are celebrating in style. The 50's gave us life changing inventions such as credit cards, power steering and Barbie dolls. To celebrate, we reminisced about our favorite foods like deviled eggs, jello salad and even Tang. So if you like to shake, rattle and roll and are in our area, stop in and rock with us Daddy-O!
09-16-2014
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Are you a family caregiver looking for a temporary care solution for your loved one? Bickford Senior Living’s retreat and day stay options could be right for you! The Benefits of Retreat and Day Stays The term “caregiving” often brings to mind living in a senior community. However, caregiving ... Read Full Post
Are you a family caregiver looking for a temporary care solution for your loved one? Bickford Senior Living’s retreat and day stay options could be right for you!

The Benefits of Retreat and Day Stays

The term “caregiving” often brings to mind living in a senior community. However, caregiving is actually a flexible senior care option that can be sought for a matter of weeks, days, or even hours on an as-needed basis. If your family contains a senior loved one in need of temporary care—or if you, as a caregiver, need a brief respite—then retreat and day stays at Bickford Senior Living could be exactly the type of caregiving your loved one needs.

Retreat and Day Stays Explained

Retreat and day stays are temporary caregiving options that provide care on a short-term basis. Day stays may include care at a senior living community from sunrise to sundown or for only a few hours during the day. Retreat stays provide care for a few days or weeks, but are ultimately temporary caregiving situations as well. During a day or retreat stay, your loved one will be privy to as much or as little care and companionship as needed. Whether your loved one is fully independent and would simply like to enjoy the benefits of a senior community or requires medical assistance or memory care, every aspect of his care will be addressed during his day or retreat stay.

Benefits of Day Stays

Day stays offer an ideal solution for family caregivers with busy schedules. Whether you simply need a few hours to yourself or have work or personal business you must attend to, your senior loved one can enjoy care and companionship for as few or as many hours as necessary. A day stay ensures your loved one will continue to receive nutritious meals, medication management, and any other special needs while you are busy. A day stay can also provide your senior loved one with an enriching opportunity to make and maintain new friendships and enjoy senior activities outside of his own home.

Benefits of Retreat Stays

Retreat stays are meant to provide longer-term care than day stays. A retreat stay may last several days or up to a few weeks, depending upon your needs. Retreat stays can be the ideal solution if your loved one has undergone recent surgery or other significant medical treatment. While your loved one’s home may not be equipped for a safe recovery, a retreat stay in a senior living community provides the round-the-clock care and companionship necessary for a fast and healthy recovery. Alternatively, retreat stays can be ideal when family caregivers need a longer break. Perhaps you have business or a family vacation you’d like to attend, but are concerned about leaving your senior loved one at home. A retreat stay in a senior living community provides both you and your loved one with peace of mind while you are away.

Bickford Senior Living of Midland, MI, understands that every individual has unique needs and concerns. We are here to provide as much or as little care as your loved one needs to provide comfort, happiness, and peace of mind. Please visit our website to find out more about our wide variety of senior care and living options, including companion care, independent living, assisted living, and specialized memory care.

09-16-2014
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Bickford of Midland's Newsletter/Calendar for the month of September is now available. We have many exciting events and activities planned for the month. We would love to see you share in on the Family Fun!
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Bickford of Midland's Night to Remember is fast approaching. Don't forget to mark your calendars for an elegant evening of food, fun, and music all for a great cause. From its inception, Bickford was created to care for those with Alzheimer's and provide moments of happiness amidst the chaos of ... Read Full Post
Bickford of Midland's Night to Remember is fast approaching. Don't forget to mark your calendars for an elegant evening of food, fun, and music all for a great cause. From its inception, Bickford was created to care for those with Alzheimer's and provide moments of happiness amidst the chaos of dementia. We hope you'll join us and help support the Alzheimer’s Association’s efforts to end this disease.
09-03-2014
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According to the United States Department of Labor, Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the ... Read Full Post
According to the United States Department of Labor, Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country. Our Friends of the Family are happy to celebrate this day together sharing great conversation, happy memories, and delicious food. Happy Labor Day from Bickford of Midland!
09-01-2014
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For many Friends of the Family, their wedding day was one of the happiest and most memorable days of their life. With that in mind, we created a Lifesong Station designed to evoke memories of that special time. Lifesong stations provide a variety of sensory experiences and allow Friends to ... Read Full Post
For many Friends of the Family, their wedding day was one of the happiest and most memorable days of their life. With that in mind, we created a Lifesong Station designed to evoke memories of that special time. Lifesong stations provide a variety of sensory experiences and allow Friends to reconnect with their past interests. These Lifesong stations in concert with other specialized activities compose Mary B’s Symphony-Bickford’s Dementia and Alzheimer’s Program.
08-29-2014
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As James Fredericks once said, “Much of the vitality in a friendship lies in the honoring of differences, not simply in the enjoyment of similarities".” Time spent learning about each other and sharing what makes each of us unique is something our Bickford Friends of the Family treasure. This ... Read Full Post
As James Fredericks once said, “Much of the vitality in a friendship lies in the honoring of differences, not simply in the enjoyment of similarities".” Time spent learning about each other and sharing what makes each of us unique is something our Bickford Friends of the Family treasure. This morning, Sue and Beryl compared favorite experiences in their lives. What a wonderful way to start the day and to welcome the new week!
08-25-2014
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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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