Bickford of Peoria

Senior Living

Nothing can replace home. At Bickford of Peoria, 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 independent living, 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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June Newsletter.
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PAM'S POINT OF VIEW: What is your passion? Bickford Senior Living is my new passion. I have always loved senior citizens, but to love being in sales and marketing a home you have to love and believe in your product.I'm proud to be a part of the purpose and value in which Bickford of Peoria is ... Read Full Post
PAM'S POINT OF VIEW: What is your passion? Bickford Senior Living is my new passion. I have always loved senior citizens, but to love being in sales and marketing a home you have to love and believe in your product.I'm proud to be a part of the purpose and value in which Bickford of Peoria is growing towards and the impact we have on the lives of the residents who reside here. We can make a difference ,we can enrich lives, that is our purpose. Regardless of what you are earning or achieving, if it's not what you enjoy, and doesn't give you a deep sense of meaning and personal satisfaction, you aren't truly full filling your purpose or passion.Go with what brings satisfaction to your heart. The rewards will be just what you have desired.
05-14-2015
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Wow! I never knew 5th graders could sound so good! The band & choir from Monroe Middle School visited us yesterday and they were wonderful! They truly sounded like polished musicians. Kudos to their teacher and a huge thank you!
05-14-2015
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Last Friday, The Brunch Club went to the East Peoria Steak N Shake which is right on the river across from downtown Peoria. The view was grand! Sandy shared a great story about the restaurant. It used to operate as a drive-in for boaters. On any given summer Saturday back in the '60's, she and her ... Read Full Post
Last Friday, The Brunch Club went to the East Peoria Steak N Shake which is right on the river across from downtown Peoria. The view was grand! Sandy shared a great story about the restaurant. It used to operate as a drive-in for boaters. On any given summer Saturday back in the '60's, she and her husband would hop in their motorboat, cruise up and down the river, and then pull up to Steak N Shake for dinner. They didn't even have to get out of the boat! So, while the land lovers of Peoria were cruising the Main/University strip in their Mustangs and Cougars and hitting the drive-in on the hill, there was a whole different aquatic set doing their version of the same thing.
05-14-2015
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At The Forrest Park Nature Preserve, we also got to check out the displays and reptiles.
05-05-2015
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Last week's "Strollers Club on the Road" destination was Forrest Park Nature Preserve. Every other Friday, we pick a spot to walk and enjoy the outdoors. We've been to the Riverfront and Glen Oak Park, so far.
05-05-2015
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Yesterday we enjoyed a performance by the Peoria Christian Middle Schoolers. Each year they visit, spruce up our patios, plant some gorgeous flowers, and then put on a show!
04-29-2015
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See what's in store for May!
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Welcome Pam Kelly to the Bickford of Peoria! I am so excited to be here and help people find the best home for their loved one. I would love to meet you and help your family! We currently have an opening in Memory Care at our Bickford Cottage! Call me today for more information. I am here to help! ... Read Full Post
Welcome Pam Kelly to the Bickford of Peoria! I am so excited to be here and help people find the best home for their loved one. I would love to meet you and help your family! We currently have an opening in Memory Care at our Bickford Cottage! Call me today for more information. I am here to help! Pam Kelly 309-649-9689
04-28-2015
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One of our April birthday girls waves hello! We celebrated four happy birthdays this month!
04-28-2015
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A stroll around the Lagoon at Glenn Oak Park inspired tales of swimming, skating, music in the amphitheater, and, of course,visits to the zoo.
04-28-2015
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What's better than the sun on your face and the fresh air of Spring?!?
04-28-2015
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April Activity Calendar
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The gang toured the Alpha Park Quilt Show in Bartonville last weekend. Mel was the sole, brave man to accompany the ladies. He perused the displays quickly and then took advantage of the beautiful Spring weather. It was a gorgeous day!
03-24-2015
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June and Angie admire the detail.
03-24-2015
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Rose matches the quilts!
03-24-2015
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Two of the artists on display--our own Ethel Picco and her daughter, Ida!
03-24-2015
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The Caterpillar Mixed Chorus performed songs from their upcoming Spring Musical!
03-24-2015
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June & Dell at the Alpha Park Quilt show.
03-24-2015
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Summer Treats!
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Come one, come all!
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Mary and Jerelyn marched along side the Bickford Bus, Howie, and passed out candy along the parade route. The rest of us tossed the goodies from the bus. It was a GREAT day!
03-17-2015
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Candy to throw, bus decorated, smiles abound! We're ready to roll! Happy St Pat's Day!
03-17-2015
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Today's St Pat's Parade!
03-17-2015
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Dr. Vicki Hineman-Loberg kept us entranced and entertained with her presentation of the medical history of Peoria. As well as being a medical doctor and a university teacher, Dr. Hinemen-Loberg has also written two bookson local medical history.
03-17-2015
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A wonderful dinner out at Granite City in East Peoria!
03-17-2015
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March is coming in like a lion, let's hope it goes out like a lamb!
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Ashley from The Heights Care & Rehabilitation Center stopped by to decorate cookies with us. It was a delicious kind of fun!
02-25-2015
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Serious decorating focus!
02-25-2015
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It's never too cold to golf!
02-23-2015
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It's never too cold to golf!
02-23-2015
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Who cares if it's absolutely frigid outside? We've got hot coffee and good friends inside!
02-18-2015
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Yesterday was a great day! A bunch of us visited the Caterpillar Museum and Visitor's Center. Everyone was simply awed at the machines on display! We enjoyed interactive displays and got a phenomenal tour from a fellow that regaled us with stories--many of them about friends and former Cat ... Read Full Post
Yesterday was a great day! A bunch of us visited the Caterpillar Museum and Visitor's Center. Everyone was simply awed at the machines on display! We enjoyed interactive displays and got a phenomenal tour from a fellow that regaled us with stories--many of them about friends and former Cat employees we know from Bickford!
02-17-2015
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Bill absolutely could not get over the size of some of the machines Cat's building!
02-17-2015
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Sandy enjoys a virtual mining experience at the Caterpillar Museum.
02-17-2015
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Lucky us! One of our Chaplains, local banjo legend, Steve Hatfield and his nationally award winning flatpicking son, Andy, entertained us with wonderful music last Friday!
02-03-2015
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February!
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Sally and Jan are preparing some sweet treats while Roger's on stand-by for samples!
01-20-2015
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Jan, Dell, and Ethel enjoy the festive centerpieces the K-1st graders from the Universalist Unitarian Church of Peoria made for us!
01-13-2015
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Peoria was shut down by below zero temperatures last week. Schools and businesses were closed. We decided to see if we could conjure up a warmer climate with an impromptu Southwestern Party! Sure, the virgin margaritas were cold, the Latin music was cool, but the atmosphere was sizzlin'!
01-12-2015
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Peoria was shut down by below zero temperatures last week. Schools and businesses were closed. We decided to see if we could conjure up a warmer climate with an impromptu Southwestern Party! Sure, the virgin margaritas were cold, the Latin music was cool, but the atmosphere was sizzlin'!
01-12-2015
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Things are happening at Bickford of Peoria and we are excited about the New Year! After your visit with your family this Holiday Season you may realize that your loved one is needing more help than you thought. Bickford of Peoria is here to guide you and help you decide what is best for your ... Read Full Post
Things are happening at Bickford of Peoria and we are excited about the New Year! After your visit with your family this Holiday Season you may realize that your loved one is needing more help than you thought. Bickford of Peoria is here to guide you and help you decide what is best for your family! It is a great time to start planning for the safety and happiness of your loved one. Winter is a time of new beginnings and joy but can also be very scary and lonely for people living on their own at home. Call Carolyn DuBois at 309-689-5400 to learn more about your options. Happy New Year from the Bickford Family Members!
01-09-2015
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Onyx is long enough to get his back scratched and his head petted at the same time! What a hard working dog!
01-07-2015
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Our therapy dog, Onyx, visited today. Not only do we get lots of love, licks, and a trick or two from this pup, but he's a catalyst (...or maybe I should say "dog"-alyst...) for remembering and sharing pet related stories.
01-07-2015
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See what's happening in 2015!
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2015! Happy New Year's everybody!
12-30-2014
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Harper Valley PTA!
12-30-2014
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Happy New Year's!
12-30-2014
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One of the games we're playing for New Year's is matching our (resident's and staff's) baby pictures with the correct name. We 'old' babies are welcoming the New Year Baby! Here, three folks ponder the possibilities....
12-30-2014
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We enjoyed a steady stream of family and guests at our Holiday Party this Saturday!
12-22-2014
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