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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Welcome to winter everyone! All of this beautiful snow has caught our attention. Today we had a wreath decorating contest for our staff and our residents chose a winner by writing our initials down on a piece of paper. We had so much fun! Check out our wreaths! The red wreath with the homemade ... Read Full Post
Welcome to winter everyone! All of this beautiful snow has caught our attention. Today we had a wreath decorating contest for our staff and our residents chose a winner by writing our initials down on a piece of paper. We had so much fun! Check out our wreaths! The red wreath with the homemade ornaments won!
12-05-2016
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We had a great Thanksgiving here at Bickford! The food was delicious and the company was great! We are looking forward to the Christmas Holiday coming up. If you work at a local hospital, nursing facility or doctor office keep your eyes peeled for visits from a van load of Bickford "Characters" ... Read Full Post
We had a great Thanksgiving here at Bickford! The food was delicious and the company was great! We are looking forward to the Christmas Holiday coming up. If you work at a local hospital, nursing facility or doctor office keep your eyes peeled for visits from a van load of Bickford "Characters" coming to you soon!!
12-01-2016
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Bickford of Muscatine has so many blessings to be thankful for! We hope you will join us for our Thanksgiving dinner on Monday November 21 at 5:00 pm. Please call ahead if possible and make your reservations. We look forward to spending time with you and your family!
11-17-2016
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Here is our guys lunch, everyone participated. They chose to have fried chicken as well, and they absolutely loved it!
11-16-2016
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Our Red Hat Ladies Luncheon! We had a request for fried chicken, every lady participated! It was a delightful dinner with friends and family.
11-16-2016
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Today We are wearing our Red, White and Blue showing our support as we remembered our 12 Veteran residents. It was an honor to deliver a plaque and carnation to thank you for your service.
11-11-2016
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Bickford of Muscatine is honoring all Veterans of all eras with a free honorary breakfast tomorrow November 11 from 9:00 am - 10:00 am. Please come in and enjoy pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage patties & links, fresh fruit cups and coffee, juice & milk. Please stop in and visit with our Veteran ... Read Full Post
Bickford of Muscatine is honoring all Veterans of all eras with a free honorary breakfast tomorrow November 11 from 9:00 am - 10:00 am. Please come in and enjoy pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage patties & links, fresh fruit cups and coffee, juice & milk. Please stop in and visit with our Veteran family friends. We thank our Veterans for their service to our country.
11-10-2016
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We hosted a "Men Make Dinner Night" and we made 8 different varieties of homemade pizza. We had a blast! It was so fun to watch our men put on the toppings and to share smiles from everyone in the dining room enjoying our pizza. We will have to do it again!
11-07-2016
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We appreciate all Veterans from all eras! Please join us for a free Veterans Honor Breakfast held at Bickford on Friday November 11 from 9:00 am - 10:00 am. We will serve pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage links & patties, fresh fruit and milk, coffee and juices. Thank you for your service to our ... Read Full Post
We appreciate all Veterans from all eras! Please join us for a free Veterans Honor Breakfast held at Bickford on Friday November 11 from 9:00 am - 10:00 am. We will serve pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage links & patties, fresh fruit and milk, coffee and juices. Thank you for your service to our great country!
11-03-2016
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Today was very special, Alice turned 95 years old! We shared cake, ice cream and memories of a wonderful birthday!
11-01-2016
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We had a wonderful turn out on Sunday for our trick-or-treat with our family in Muscatine. Our treats were bubbling with dry ice over root beer, our cupcakes, cheese dip and goodies. On Halloween we had a parade of Elementary students showing us their costumes and we passed out candy to them. Our ... Read Full Post
We had a wonderful turn out on Sunday for our trick-or-treat with our family in Muscatine. Our treats were bubbling with dry ice over root beer, our cupcakes, cheese dip and goodies. On Halloween we had a parade of Elementary students showing us their costumes and we passed out candy to them. Our Halloween costume contest was a big hit! Our staff dressed like a bumble bee, a crazy tourist, the cat lady & a gumball machine. Happy Halloween, indeed!
11-01-2016
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We hope everyone will join us Sunday October 30th at 3:00 pm for Family Trick or Treating! We have lots of goodies for you! The residents will love seeing all the little ghouls and goblins.
10-20-2016
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Bickford of Muscatine is having a bake sale today (Thursday) and tomorrow (Friday) from 9-3 each day. We have a lot of home made goodies for sale! All proceeds will benefit the Alzheimer's Association so please stop by and help us support such a great cause!
10-13-2016
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Sharing each others company talking and designing our family trees. Bringing back thoughts of childhood and siblings. Remembering our Great Grandparent's home in Germany that had their home and animal buildings attached together. Straw was on the roof and for insulation. Life was a lot harder back ... Read Full Post
Sharing each others company talking and designing our family trees. Bringing back thoughts of childhood and siblings. Remembering our Great Grandparent's home in Germany that had their home and animal buildings attached together. Straw was on the roof and for insulation. Life was a lot harder back then doing chores without the technology that we have today. Our roots run deep, and I enjoy listening to everyone's stories today and always.
10-12-2016
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We had a farmers market bingo with fresh baked goods, mini pies and fresh fruit. It was a good touch to add to our National Old Farmers Day today. Many recipes, family traditions and conversations came from enjoying our homemade banana nut bread!
10-12-2016
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We celebrated our family history today with new memories here in Muscatine. We started our day with our local farmers and learned about the harvest process, animal informational and facts, and about farm equipment. Each one of us told our stories of where we grew up and how our life experience was ... Read Full Post
We celebrated our family history today with new memories here in Muscatine. We started our day with our local farmers and learned about the harvest process, animal informational and facts, and about farm equipment. Each one of us told our stories of where we grew up and how our life experience was similar and different. Today brought back my childhood of climbing apple trees and the fresh eggs from the barn. This day touched my heart as well as everyone here who share this journey of life with us. I feel very blessed!
10-12-2016
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We are having a bake sale here at Bickford of Muscatine Thursday October 13th and Friday October 14 from 9 am - 4 pm each day or until baked goods are gone. All proceeds from this event will be donated to the Alzheimer's Association. Please stop by and pick up some goodies for you & your family!
10-07-2016
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Bickford of Muscatine is hoping everyone will come out and walk with us in the Memories in The Making Walk Saturday the 15th at 10:00 am at Discovery park in Muscatine. All proceeds from this event will be donated to the Alzheimer's Association. This is such a great way to support a cure for this ... Read Full Post
Bickford of Muscatine is hoping everyone will come out and walk with us in the Memories in The Making Walk Saturday the 15th at 10:00 am at Discovery park in Muscatine. All proceeds from this event will be donated to the Alzheimer's Association. This is such a great way to support a cure for this disease. We are selling t-shirts, coozies & flowers here at Bickford if you would like to purchase any of these items. We hope to see you at the walk!
10-07-2016
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Sharing our craft skills with friends and family making fall salt dough leaf wreaths.
10-06-2016
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It's always a comforting feeling to share your stories with each other, as we experienced today at our breakfast club outing to McDonald's. Several times did we run into people we haven't seen in years, enjoying our coffee!
10-03-2016
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Sending our balloons to our loved ones
09-30-2016
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Releasing our hearts and balloons to those who's memory we've lost to Alzheimer's.
09-30-2016
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Painting the town with purple today for Alzheimer's Awareness!
09-30-2016
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We are getting geared up for the Alzheimer's Walk that is fast approaching on October 15th at 10 am at the Muscatine Discovery Center. Please stop by and purchase a can coozie, tee shirt or paper flower to help us raise funds for Alzheimer's Research. Tomorrow we are painting the town purple for ... Read Full Post
We are getting geared up for the Alzheimer's Walk that is fast approaching on October 15th at 10 am at the Muscatine Discovery Center. Please stop by and purchase a can coozie, tee shirt or paper flower to help us raise funds for Alzheimer's Research. Tomorrow we are painting the town purple for Alzheimer's! We will be completely dressed in purple and the front of our building will be sporting a lot of purple. If you live in Muscatine, please wear some purple tomorrow or place some purple items in your yard to show your support!
09-29-2016
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Giggling all the way to lunch today!
09-28-2016
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Enjoying each others company at the Red Hat Lady Luncheon to Culver's today. Burgers, fries, milkshakes and laughter!
09-28-2016
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Hanging out with Dominoes on Wednesday!
09-28-2016
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Members Credit Union stopped by and delivered flowers to our residents today. Smiling faces and beautiful bouquets!
09-28-2016
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Today is Johnny Apple Seed Day! We sampled 5 different varieties of apples, caramel, warm cider, lots of laughter and information about apples. We are ready for this beautiful fall season in Muscatine!
09-26-2016
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June participated in our cooking club today, showing off her masterpiece Oatmeal M&M cookies! Don't they look delicious?
09-23-2016
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Dancing the afternoon away with Karen Michael's, our Musical Entertainment!
09-23-2016
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Bickford of Muscatine hosts an Alzheimer's Support Group the last Tuesday of each month from 5:30-7:00 pm. We provide a meal prior to the presentation. This month we will be focusing on making a Life Journal for your loved one affected by the disease that will be provided to you at no charge. ... Read Full Post
Bickford of Muscatine hosts an Alzheimer's Support Group the last Tuesday of each month from 5:30-7:00 pm. We provide a meal prior to the presentation. This month we will be focusing on making a Life Journal for your loved one affected by the disease that will be provided to you at no charge. Please RSVP by contacting Danise Taylor at 563-506-6560.
09-22-2016
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We are having a blast here at Bickford with Assisted Living Week! Join us Monday September 19 for a popcorn bar at 3:00 pm.Don't forget that the Memories Start With us walk is on October 14, 2016 at 10:00 am at Discovery Park in Muscatine. Please join us in raising money for the Alzheimer's ... Read Full Post
We are having a blast here at Bickford with Assisted Living Week! Join us Monday September 19 for a popcorn bar at 3:00 pm.Don't forget that the Memories Start With us walk is on October 14, 2016 at 10:00 am at Discovery Park in Muscatine. Please join us in raising money for the Alzheimer's Association. We are selling t-shirts for $15.00, can coozies for $2.00 and you can sign a flower for $2.00. Please stop by & see us!!
09-15-2016
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We hope everyone will join us for Assisted Living Week September 11-17! Sunday 11th-Grandparents Day-3:00 pm come enjoy all the goodies for Willy Wonks Day! Monday 12th-Hawaiian Day-wear your best Hawaiian attire-enjoy snack bingo at 1:30, Tuesday 13th-2:00 pm enjoy our Model Car show & stay and ... Read Full Post
We hope everyone will join us for Assisted Living Week September 11-17! Sunday 11th-Grandparents Day-3:00 pm come enjoy all the goodies for Willy Wonks Day! Monday 12th-Hawaiian Day-wear your best Hawaiian attire-enjoy snack bingo at 1:30, Tuesday 13th-2:00 pm enjoy our Model Car show & stay and enjoy our Ice Cram Social at 3:00 pm, Wednesday 14th-Movie Star Day-dress like your favorite movie star! Thursday 15th-Rock & Roll Star Day-dress like your favorite rock & roll star from any era! Enjoy live music with the Wierson's at 3:00 pm. Friday 16th is 50's day. Dust off your poodle skirts & get out your hair grease!! Saturday 17th I Love Lucy Day-Dress like your favorite character from the show and attend an I Love Lucy marathon at 1:30!! Prizes will be awarded each day for the best dressed so come and have a lot of fun with us !! Happy Assisted Living Week to all!
09-09-2016
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Assisted Living Week will soon be upon us from September 12-17. Keep watching for updates on all the fun things we have planned. We invite you in to participate in all that we are doing! Dust off those poodle skirts, saddle shoes, bee hive do's, jeans & hair grease and get ready to party!! We have ... Read Full Post
Assisted Living Week will soon be upon us from September 12-17. Keep watching for updates on all the fun things we have planned. We invite you in to participate in all that we are doing! Dust off those poodle skirts, saddle shoes, bee hive do's, jeans & hair grease and get ready to party!! We have a blast everyday here at Bickford of Muscatine!
08-30-2016
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We are on the move collecting donations, selling shirts, bracelets and more for The Walk to Benefit Alzheimer's Disease. Stop in and see us if you would like to contribute or buy any items! It's a great cause to support!!
08-25-2016
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Hi ! My name is Danise Taylor and I am the new Community Relations Director at Bickford of Muscatine. I live in Aledo, Illinois with my husband Shane. I have one daughter Ashley and a 16 month old grandson Brantley. I am having so much fun meeting everyone and I can't wait to meet you! I am honored ... Read Full Post
Hi ! My name is Danise Taylor and I am the new Community Relations Director at Bickford of Muscatine. I live in Aledo, Illinois with my husband Shane. I have one daughter Ashley and a 16 month old grandson Brantley. I am having so much fun meeting everyone and I can't wait to meet you! I am honored to be a Bickford Family Member! Stop in and say hi!
08-16-2016
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Bickford Men are going fishing Tuesday 9am-11a at the Discovery Park. Lots of fishing stories to be told! Come join the fun.
06-28-2016
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A Toy Story We often see, and encourage, grand kids and great grand kids, (heck, all kids!) to visit our branches and make themselves at home. I was at my Macomb Branch a while back, and as I was walking out, a resident, her husband, and their children were sitting on the front porch. They were ... Read Full Post
A Toy Story We often see, and encourage, grand kids and great grand kids, (heck, all kids!) to visit our branches and make themselves at home. I was at my Macomb Branch a while back, and as I was walking out, a resident, her husband, and their children were sitting on the front porch. They were taking much delight in watching their grand kids color beautiful pictures on the sidewalk using chalk. They told me how they loved to watch little kids play. It reminded me of when I went to my own grandparents home. My siblings and cousins and I would drag out a big box of toys that my grandma kept for us. She would love to watch us from the kitchen or sit outside and enjoy our play. I wanted to recreate that same feeling for our residents. Soon, you will find a basket similar to the one pictured at each of my locations on the front porch or the courtyard. The grand baskets are filled with fun outdoor activities to not only entertain our little visitors, but to provide a bridge between generations. After all, we are all kids at heart. <3 Beth
06-24-2016
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On the Road Again! That's the song that repeatedly ran through my mind the last 2 weeks of May as I traveled each day to one of my 10 branches to attend our Family Council Meetings. I felt like a politician on the campaign trail as I zipped from one location to the next, often criss-crossing across ... Read Full Post
On the Road Again! That's the song that repeatedly ran through my mind the last 2 weeks of May as I traveled each day to one of my 10 branches to attend our Family Council Meetings. I felt like a politician on the campaign trail as I zipped from one location to the next, often criss-crossing across Iowa and Illinois. Although it made for some late evenings, I truly enjoyed coming into the branches at a different time than normal, visiting with caregivers and families that I don't always see when I am there during the morning/early afternoon times. For those that attended, thank you for taking the time to meet with us, and learn about the HappYness Survey, and our exciting plans to make our branches even better! For those that were unable to attend, I hope to see you at the next council, which is in August. Please feel free to stop in your local director's office any time if we can do something to help make your experience the best it can be while at Bickford. Until then, happy trails!
06-10-2016
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Lots of fun coming up this month. I hope you can all join us! Mark your calendars, we have a Luau on June 8th! Wear your grass skirts and Hawaiian shirts!
06-03-2016
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Fruit Infused Water-Its not just another pretty face! You have probably noticed around the branch the nice beverage areas, or what we like to call "hydration stations" set up near the living room. These are not only appealing to the eye, but have numerous health benefits as well! You might find ... Read Full Post
Fruit Infused Water-Its not just another pretty face! You have probably noticed around the branch the nice beverage areas, or what we like to call "hydration stations" set up near the living room. These are not only appealing to the eye, but have numerous health benefits as well! You might find anything from kiwi to lemons to cranberries floating in the inviting ice cold water to wet your whistle. The fruit infused water encourages everyone to drink more water which aids in hydration, digestion, and joint pain. So next time you are in, stop and pour yourself a refreshing glass of our jazzed up water, and encourage others to have a sip too. For more information on the benefits of fruit infused water click on the link below: http://lifescapepremier.com/2015/11/04/health-benefits-fruit-infused-waters/
05-05-2016
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Spring is Springing! Be sure to be watching your local Bickford's activity calendar for upcoming spring sprucing and planting. We have all been working really hard to make our front porches and courtyards really inviting with furniture, decorations,and of course, flowers that will come soon. If you ... Read Full Post
Spring is Springing! Be sure to be watching your local Bickford's activity calendar for upcoming spring sprucing and planting. We have all been working really hard to make our front porches and courtyards really inviting with furniture, decorations,and of course, flowers that will come soon. If you have a green thumb, or would like to roll up your sleeves and help out, we can always use and extra hand with weed pulling, planting, watering, or just sweeping the front porch. Flowers, along with Sheppard's hooks, baskets, yard ornaments, and feeders always make not only a great gift for hard to buy for loved ones, but also is a beautiful way to spruce up the view of not only the recipient but for all those that enjoy the outdoors. We look forward to having you join us for a little work and a lot of fun!
04-12-2016
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IF YOU WERE THINKING OF GETTING OUT AND ABOUT TODAY...THIS IS A GOOD DAY! COME JOIN US ON THE PATIO TODAY WHILE WE ENJOY SOME "SUN" AND 60 DEGREE WEATHER!! WE HAVE A GREAT MUSICAL EVENT WE WOULD LOVE FOR YOU TO JOIN IN WITH US AND EXPERIENCE! HAPPY FRIDAY AND DON'T FORGET MARCH 13TH IS "SPRING ... Read Full Post
IF YOU WERE THINKING OF GETTING OUT AND ABOUT TODAY...THIS IS A GOOD DAY! COME JOIN US ON THE PATIO TODAY WHILE WE ENJOY SOME "SUN" AND 60 DEGREE WEATHER!! WE HAVE A GREAT MUSICAL EVENT WE WOULD LOVE FOR YOU TO JOIN IN WITH US AND EXPERIENCE! HAPPY FRIDAY AND DON'T FORGET MARCH 13TH IS "SPRING FORWARD" AND WE ARE GOING TO BE ENJOYING SUNNY EVENINGS UNTIL 9PM IN THE "NOT SO DISTANT FUTURE"!!
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Please join us and call the facility to RSVP!
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Sending out this flyer EARLY! We want a great turn-out!! Please RSVP the facility if you would like to join your loved one for our St. Patrick's Day traditional Irish meal.
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Spring is official for me when we "SPRING" FORWARD!! That is happening on March 13th! The resident's and I are celebrating SPRING that day by having a toast on the Patio...well maybe. After all this Friday is only February 19th and the weather channel tells us it's going to be 54 in the QCA!! Hope ... Read Full Post
Spring is official for me when we "SPRING" FORWARD!! That is happening on March 13th! The resident's and I are celebrating SPRING that day by having a toast on the Patio...well maybe. After all this Friday is only February 19th and the weather channel tells us it's going to be 54 in the QCA!! Hope you'll take a good look at our March Calendar and join us for many of our events. Your loved ones are always encouraged when "family" are in the house! We especially request your presence on St. Patrick's Day if at all possible! We don't want you to miss out on your "Belly Dance" Team. It may be a "first" for many of you...and you can receive a "free" lesson to boot!! It's great for strengthening your back and abdomen as you age. Who knew? lol Thanks so much for all of your support at our Valentine's Day Celebration!! We will be posting those pictures soon...having a tad of "technical" difficulty! Here's to a warm and early spring...!!
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Congratulations to Tasheena Salas! Sheena is celebrating her five year anniversary as a Bickford Family Member at our Branch this Friday, February, 19th. We will have a short award ceremony for Sheena during our resident's lunch hour. Come join us and wish Sheena many more years with our family!
02-15-2016
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We had a wonderful day of Love yesterday with Cafe Amore, several of our sweetheart residents reminisced with cutting a beautifully decorated wedding cake (Thank You Mindy) and feeding each other. Dancing and music occurred in front of a display of gorgeous vintage wedding dresses that were once ... Read Full Post
We had a wonderful day of Love yesterday with Cafe Amore, several of our sweetheart residents reminisced with cutting a beautifully decorated wedding cake (Thank You Mindy) and feeding each other. Dancing and music occurred in front of a display of gorgeous vintage wedding dresses that were once worn by our residents on their wedding day. Much fun, food and music was enjoyed by all! Thank you to all our Bickford Family Members and Families that helped this be a specail day. Barbara Stalkfleet Director
02-12-2016
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We excitedly announce to you that Bickford Muscatine will be transformed into a "CAFE AMORE'" on Thursday, February 11th! This is our official combined Valentine's Party and Thirsty Thursday for the Community. Please join us as we celebrate the day of "love" a few days early! We will be decorating ... Read Full Post
We excitedly announce to you that Bickford Muscatine will be transformed into a "CAFE AMORE'" on Thursday, February 11th! This is our official combined Valentine's Party and Thirsty Thursday for the Community. Please join us as we celebrate the day of "love" a few days early! We will be decorating with our Bickford Family's wedding pictures, dresses and any special keepsake from their wedding day will be displayed!! Come prepared to be serenaded with beautiful love songs, a glass of champagne/wine/or sparkling grape juice, indulged with chocolate and with your dancing shoes ready to move. Oh and there is the kissing booth all day long...details for that are only revealed on Thursday, February 11th, 2016 Hope to see you there and of course we ask that you dress in your wedding dress, a bridesmaid dress, red, pink,bling or black!! Call me, Cindy, for any questions! 563 370 8309
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