Bickford of Muscatine

Assisted Living & Memory Care

Nothing can replace home. At Bickford of Muscatine, 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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Bickford of Muscatine is the HOT place to be! Our ROMEOs men social club had a fun Italian dinner last week while our Red Hats enjoyed a ladies day out for lunch downtown. We've had some hot tunes by great performers too, like The Retzel's and Lewis Knudsen. New family & friends have joined us ... Read Full Post
Bickford of Muscatine is the HOT place to be! Our ROMEOs men social club had a fun Italian dinner last week while our Red Hats enjoyed a ladies day out for lunch downtown. We've had some hot tunes by great performers too, like The Retzel's and Lewis Knudsen. New family & friends have joined us also! Don't forget TOMORROW NIGHT is our Alzheimer's/dementia Support Group meeting at 5:30 with a light meal provided. Never a dull moment here at Bickford of Muscatine!!
07-27-2015
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We are so excited to again be welcoming new families!! Two new families have made the move into Bickford of Muscatine and we hope we are enriching their happiness as much as they are enriching ours! And they have joined us just in time for our next lunch bunch group!! This coming Monday the 13th of ... Read Full Post
We are so excited to again be welcoming new families!! Two new families have made the move into Bickford of Muscatine and we hope we are enriching their happiness as much as they are enriching ours! And they have joined us just in time for our next lunch bunch group!! This coming Monday the 13th of July at 11:30 is an opportunity for anyone to come and enjoy the wonderful food we serve in our Bread Basket dining room. Call Cate to RSVP 563-263-6600.
07-09-2015
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We had a great turn out for our Alzheimer's Support Group last night. We had about a dozen guests who joined us for a light dinner. Our guest speakers were a family who recently lost a loved one and they shared their journey with Alzheimer's. They told stories of love & sorrow and lessons learned & ... Read Full Post
We had a great turn out for our Alzheimer's Support Group last night. We had about a dozen guests who joined us for a light dinner. Our guest speakers were a family who recently lost a loved one and they shared their journey with Alzheimer's. They told stories of love & sorrow and lessons learned & first hand knowledge/advice of how to care for and love someone suffering with this disease. Afterwards some of our guests took a tour of our branch and chatted with staff. Our Support Group is always the last Tuesday of each month at 5:30 with a light dinner. Please join us in July, to RSVP call 563-263-6600.
07-01-2015
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What a great time today! Our ROMEOs (Retired Old Men Eating Out)went out to Geo John's for pizza and beer. They had a great time of "male bonding" talking about sports, politics, the war and the good 'ol days. Our Red Hat ladies enjoyed a lovely dinner in wearing their hats and boas while they ... Read Full Post
What a great time today! Our ROMEOs (Retired Old Men Eating Out)went out to Geo John's for pizza and beer. They had a great time of "male bonding" talking about sports, politics, the war and the good 'ol days. Our Red Hat ladies enjoyed a lovely dinner in wearing their hats and boas while they dined on a specially prepared meal just for them! They laughed and listened to the story of how the Red Hat Society was founded. After lunch they enjoyed watching (and singing along) to the movie Grease. It was fun and fabulous day!!! Community members are welcome to join us next month.
06-23-2015
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We are super excited about our Father's Day event this weekend!! "Because we love dad the most, let's take him on a trip down to the coast!" We'll be enjoying shrimp cocktail, crab cakes, (chicken strips for the mainlanders), and cold drinks & cocktail hour. After dinner we'll be making s'mores and ... Read Full Post
We are super excited about our Father's Day event this weekend!! "Because we love dad the most, let's take him on a trip down to the coast!" We'll be enjoying shrimp cocktail, crab cakes, (chicken strips for the mainlanders), and cold drinks & cocktail hour. After dinner we'll be making s'mores and playing with our new automatic return putting machine outside in our courtyard. Celebrate dad.
06-18-2015
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It's almost July! The newsletters have been submitted. Take a peek at what's coming up! Fill your calendars with fun and games with your loved ones.
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Enjoying the outdoors, and breaking in our new porch swing!
06-15-2015
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Luau Day was Wednesday June 10th! Here are the pictures from that fun day! Jessica made Hawaiian Dole Whip, and chicken, pepper, pineapple kabobs. They were delicious! We played golf indoors due to the weather being pretty warm, some chose to enjoy the outdoors with an ice cold glass of water, and ... Read Full Post
Luau Day was Wednesday June 10th! Here are the pictures from that fun day! Jessica made Hawaiian Dole Whip, and chicken, pepper, pineapple kabobs. They were delicious! We played golf indoors due to the weather being pretty warm, some chose to enjoy the outdoors with an ice cold glass of water, and we finished the day off with Elvis Presley's 'Blue Hawaii".
06-15-2015
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Ruby prefers the sun, then going fishing.
06-09-2015
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Mary and Cate!
06-09-2015
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Enjoying a beautiful morning at the Discovery park docks. Waiting for the fish to bite. Sadly, we only caught some seaweed, and a few sticks!
06-09-2015
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Sheena helping with flowers!
06-09-2015
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We enjoyed a wonderful day of gardening outside. We have a beautiful view from our courtyard of our flower bed!
06-09-2015
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June is gonna be fun bringing in summer. Our courtyard is in full bloom and everyone is enjoying sitting in the swing listening to the water fountain by our butterfly garden. June also is bringing 2 NEW social clubs! The Red Hat ladies are red hot for fun and our ROMEOS (Retired Old Men Eating Out) ... Read Full Post
June is gonna be fun bringing in summer. Our courtyard is in full bloom and everyone is enjoying sitting in the swing listening to the water fountain by our butterfly garden. June also is bringing 2 NEW social clubs! The Red Hat ladies are red hot for fun and our ROMEOS (Retired Old Men Eating Out) will be tearing up the streets with rowdy activities. Friends, family & community members are welcome to join our Red Hats and ROMEOs. Call the branch for their next schedule outing/activity. Whether in our courtyard or out on the town our Bickford family members are loving life and enriching happiness for everyone they meet!
06-03-2015
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Signed, sealed, delivered! If you haven't received your June Newsletter in the mail, please let us know you'd like to be placed on our mailing list!
06-02-2015
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Wow! June is coming up already? Where did the time go! If you haven't already pulled your flip flops out of the closet, now is the time to do so! A fun fathers day dinner is planned for Friday, June 19th! You don't want to miss this! And the days before and after are packed with fun..fun..fun! Tune ... Read Full Post
Wow! June is coming up already? Where did the time go! If you haven't already pulled your flip flops out of the closet, now is the time to do so! A fun fathers day dinner is planned for Friday, June 19th! You don't want to miss this! And the days before and after are packed with fun..fun..fun! Tune in for more family fun!
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Our Mother's Day Brunch at Bickford "Breakfast at Tiffany's" was a wonderful success!! Please like our Bickford of Muscatine Facebook page and see the pictures from the event. The work has already begun on our Father's day event..."Because we love Dad the most, let's take him on a trip to the ... Read Full Post
Our Mother's Day Brunch at Bickford "Breakfast at Tiffany's" was a wonderful success!! Please like our Bickford of Muscatine Facebook page and see the pictures from the event. The work has already begun on our Father's day event..."Because we love Dad the most, let's take him on a trip to the coast!" We'll be eating shrimp & crab cakes while we pretend to walk along the shore collecting seashells & starfish. Always enriching happiness.
05-14-2015
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The decorations are going up for this Saturday's Mother's Day Brunch at Bickford. Darlings can you tell the theme is "Breakfast at Tiffany's"? By the time 10:30 Saturday morning arrives we will be transformed into Tiffany & Co. serving mini pancake skewers, fresh fruit waffle bowls, Egg-cellent ... Read Full Post
The decorations are going up for this Saturday's Mother's Day Brunch at Bickford. Darlings can you tell the theme is "Breakfast at Tiffany's"? By the time 10:30 Saturday morning arrives we will be transformed into Tiffany & Co. serving mini pancake skewers, fresh fruit waffle bowls, Egg-cellent bake and a lovely mimosa bar!! You'll be crooning to Moon River and feeling fabulous at our event! Darlings....it's simply nothing but fabulous for our friends and family!!
05-07-2015
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Ahhh....the smell of fresh cut grass is in the air, it must be spring! Our Bickford Friends and Family are looking forward to begin planting flowers in our courtyard raised garden. Our other larger raised garden will be planted with vegetables to be used in our kitchen for healthy snacks. Come and ... Read Full Post
Ahhh....the smell of fresh cut grass is in the air, it must be spring! Our Bickford Friends and Family are looking forward to begin planting flowers in our courtyard raised garden. Our other larger raised garden will be planted with vegetables to be used in our kitchen for healthy snacks. Come and join us for planting and gardening!
04-29-2015
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We need you! Friends, family, and community. As the Life Enrichment Coordinator, it is my responsibility to help enrich the lives of our seniors at Bickford, and I need your help! Even for 1 hour a week, you could make a difference in the lives of our loved ones, by calling Bingo, painting nails, ... Read Full Post
We need you! Friends, family, and community. As the Life Enrichment Coordinator, it is my responsibility to help enrich the lives of our seniors at Bickford, and I need your help! Even for 1 hour a week, you could make a difference in the lives of our loved ones, by calling Bingo, painting nails, or playing the keys of the piano. Please contact Cate Smith at 563-263-6600. I can't wait to hear from you!
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Learning new things is always fun. First time playing Apples to Apples. There was ALOT of laughter! We had a wonderful time.
04-24-2015
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The 1st and 3rd Tuesday of every month we have the YMCA ladies come and join us. We always have a wonderful group join for our 9am exercise class. What a great way to start the monrning!
04-24-2015
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Warmer weather has us busy working to beautify our courtyard for summer events and quiet time with families. We are adding new flowers, a lovely stone bench, a water fountain in a comfy seating area and new soft lighting to add to the relaxing ambiance. Sipping some iced tea or lemonade by the ... Read Full Post
Warmer weather has us busy working to beautify our courtyard for summer events and quiet time with families. We are adding new flowers, a lovely stone bench, a water fountain in a comfy seating area and new soft lighting to add to the relaxing ambiance. Sipping some iced tea or lemonade by the fountain at sunset sounds lovely, doesn't it?
04-23-2015
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Join us as we pamper our mothers with the theme of 'Breakfast at Tiffany's'.
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May is only a few weeks away! Mark your calendars, Mothers day is around the corner. We will show you how to pamper our mothers at Bickford. Watch for all the entertainment we have and the cute crafts we have in store for our loved ones.
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Our community of happiness continues to grow each week with more wonderful & caring BFMs joining us to provide TLC to our growing Bickford Family & their friends. We are so blessed that everyone is infected with our desire to enrich happiness! If you're a happy and positive person who loves life ... Read Full Post
Our community of happiness continues to grow each week with more wonderful & caring BFMs joining us to provide TLC to our growing Bickford Family & their friends. We are so blessed that everyone is infected with our desire to enrich happiness! If you're a happy and positive person who loves life then Bickford of Muscatine is the place to be!!
04-14-2015
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Musca-team is super excited about our upcoming events! Tomorrow night is our Memories in the Making art viewing. We'll be having light h'ordeuvres, a wine bar, some piano music with an entertainer who sings Sinatra covers. I am thrilled with how well our Brunch at Bickford "Breakfast at Tiffany's " ... Read Full Post
Musca-team is super excited about our upcoming events! Tomorrow night is our Memories in the Making art viewing. We'll be having light h'ordeuvres, a wine bar, some piano music with an entertainer who sings Sinatra covers. I am thrilled with how well our Brunch at Bickford "Breakfast at Tiffany's " themed Mother's Day event invitations turned out! We'll be sure to post pictures of the events for all to enjoy!
04-08-2015
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Ruby enjoying the sun, and filling the eggs.
03-17-2015
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Filling easter eggs!
03-17-2015
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It's that time again! We've got 5000 eggs to fill! I had to get started now!
03-17-2015
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Mark your calendars!!
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April is around the corner already! Wow! Check out what we have in store. I'm already excited!
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This is Ernie, and our house cat Simba. Yes, you read that right house cat! We are a PET FRIENDLY home! Bring your furry animal friends here and stay a while!
03-10-2015
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Kingcake!
02-18-2015
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Tuesday, February 18th was MardiGras! We created our own festive masks and of course indulged on our own homemade King Cake made by our kitchen manager, Kiley!
02-18-2015
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Betty's got her "love glasses" on.
02-17-2015
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Marge grabbed a mustache! Oh, she laughed and laughed!
02-17-2015
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Roy even 'dressed' up for the occasion! =)
02-17-2015
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Arlene and I (Cate) posing for a Valentine photo!
02-17-2015
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Saturday was Valentine's Day. So of course we turned the dinning room in to a romantic setting, and served steak and shrimp! It was delicious! And we had nothing put compliments to the "Chef!" I'd like to say Thank you to our Bickford Family Memebers for all their help on Saturday to make this a ... Read Full Post
Saturday was Valentine's Day. So of course we turned the dinning room in to a romantic setting, and served steak and shrimp! It was delicious! And we had nothing put compliments to the "Chef!" I'd like to say Thank you to our Bickford Family Memebers for all their help on Saturday to make this a wonderful day for our special "Valentines".
02-17-2015
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On January 21st, 1948, Pat and Bud said "I do!" We are so happy to have been able to celebrate their 67th anniversary with them. "How did you do it?", I asked. "Love, and communication." Happy Anniversary! We love you, and are so happy to be part of your lives at Bickford!
02-17-2015
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Wow!! Take a peek at our March activities! We are so excited for themed and unique days this coming month!
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It's hat day!! I'm borrowing my 2 year old's Train Conductor hat for this fun day! It's a tad bit tight, but it will do!
01-15-2015
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Wow! It's almost February already! Here is what we have in store this coming month. You don't want to miss anything!!
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It's baaaaack! We are starting Thirsty Thursday back up to help celebrate the new year! You are invited to raise your glass of your choice of wine, beer, spritzers, or pop, to toast the new year; as you enjoy the company of friends and family as we listen to live music! Bring your friends, bring ... Read Full Post
It's baaaaack! We are starting Thirsty Thursday back up to help celebrate the new year! You are invited to raise your glass of your choice of wine, beer, spritzers, or pop, to toast the new year; as you enjoy the company of friends and family as we listen to live music! Bring your friends, bring your neighbors, gather around and enjoy!
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Support Group every Tuesday of the month. This month is January 27th. We hope to be an encouragement to you and your family.
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The matriarch Reindeer, Barb, and her daughter, son and daughter in law.
12-20-2014
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John getting a bit festive!
12-20-2014
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Ernie and his ma, Alice!
12-20-2014
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