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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Happy December!! It's that most wonderful time of the year! I wanted to take a moment to introduce myself, my name is Glenna Yarnot and I am joining the Bickford family as the new L.E.C. My Husband and I have been married for 26 years and we have five beautiful adult children. I am very much ... Read Full Post
Happy December!! It's that most wonderful time of the year! I wanted to take a moment to introduce myself, my name is Glenna Yarnot and I am joining the Bickford family as the new L.E.C. My Husband and I have been married for 26 years and we have five beautiful adult children. I am very much looking forward to getting to know our residents as I visit their home each day, as well as you and your families. You'll find I ask a lot of questions and tend to be pretty enthusiastic about enriching the lives of the residents here and helping where ever I can lend a hand. My favorite color is pink and I collect Willow Tree family figurines. In my off time, I enjoy scrap-booking, really any kind of craft, kickboxing, hiking, scuba diving and travel. If you find an adventure I am usually willing to give it a try.
12-09-2016
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December is looking to be a very busy month for Bickford of Peoria! Happy Holidays to one and all!
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Happy Monday after Thanksgiving! Rain in Peoria, making all the residents wanting to go back to bed! (Don't blame them) Today is the official, drag all of the Christmas decorations out and see what we have! This is my first Christmas at Bickford, so I am excited to see what is what. Residents are ... Read Full Post
Happy Monday after Thanksgiving! Rain in Peoria, making all the residents wanting to go back to bed! (Don't blame them) Today is the official, drag all of the Christmas decorations out and see what we have! This is my first Christmas at Bickford, so I am excited to see what is what. Residents are excited to help me....should be a good day to do this project. Busy at Bickford of Peoria!
11-28-2016
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Holiday Special you won't want to miss...
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Bickford Senior Living of Peoria is having an amazing Holiday Special ~ 20% off apartment rate rent for the first 6 months in addition to either $500 paid towards your moving costs or free cable for 1 year!!! You won't want to miss this opportunity! Please call and ask for either Jori or Kate for ... Read Full Post
Bickford Senior Living of Peoria is having an amazing Holiday Special ~ 20% off apartment rate rent for the first 6 months in addition to either $500 paid towards your moving costs or free cable for 1 year!!! You won't want to miss this opportunity! Please call and ask for either Jori or Kate for Independent/Assisted Living - 309.689.5400 or for Mary B's (memory care) please call and ask for Lisa 309.589.0800
11-25-2016
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Bickford Senior Living of Peoria is having an amazing Holiday Special ~ 20% off apartment rent for the first 6 months in addition to either $500 paid towards your moving costs or free cable for 1 year!!! You won't want to miss this opportunity! Please call and ask for either Jori or Kate for ... Read Full Post
Bickford Senior Living of Peoria is having an amazing Holiday Special ~ 20% off apartment rent for the first 6 months in addition to either $500 paid towards your moving costs or free cable for 1 year!!! You won't want to miss this opportunity! Please call and ask for either Jori or Kate for Independent/Assisted Living - 309.689.5400 or for Mary B's (memory care) please call and ask for Lisa 309.589.0800
11-25-2016
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Today is going to mess w/me.....thinking it is Monday. Hope everyone had a wonderful day yesterday w/family & friends. I'm happy to see my friends at Bickford today! Time to start getting into the Christmas season!
11-25-2016
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Happy Thanksgiving Eve! It has been so busy at the Bickford of Peoria and I am having a difficult time believing that it's Thanksgiving already! Our residents are in such a good mood because families are arriving and they have plans for tomorrow. Family means so much to them, whether it be their ... Read Full Post
Happy Thanksgiving Eve! It has been so busy at the Bickford of Peoria and I am having a difficult time believing that it's Thanksgiving already! Our residents are in such a good mood because families are arriving and they have plans for tomorrow. Family means so much to them, whether it be their own personal family or the Bickford family. Have a wonderful day today!
11-23-2016
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Winter is sneaking up on us...Contact Jori or Kate (309/589-5400) for our Winter Move In special! We are here to care for your loved one in our spacious environment that feels like home. Your loved one will consistently receive the care that their personal health situation requires, the small, but ... Read Full Post
Winter is sneaking up on us...Contact Jori or Kate (309/589-5400) for our Winter Move In special! We are here to care for your loved one in our spacious environment that feels like home. Your loved one will consistently receive the care that their personal health situation requires, the small, but memorable, experiences that you'd never think to ask for. We offer modified diets, meal assistance, meal supplementation, speech and occupation therapy, mobility, safety and security. Dementia care - caregivers are trained to meet Dementia resident needs with dignity and respect. Mary B's neighborhood is a small intimate space specifically designed for Dementia residents, medications and treatments, toileting, wellness, exercise and Life Enrichment program to prevent isolation, depression, and mental decline.
11-18-2016
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Bickford Senior Living of Peoria is hosting our annual Shoppers Showcase Sunday, November 20th noon to 3:00 p.m. Over 15 vendors will be here on our campus for those stocking stuffer gifts! You will not want to miss this amazing shopping event! Jewelry, wine, Christmas ornaments, candy, popcorn, ... Read Full Post
Bickford Senior Living of Peoria is hosting our annual Shoppers Showcase Sunday, November 20th noon to 3:00 p.m. Over 15 vendors will be here on our campus for those stocking stuffer gifts! You will not want to miss this amazing shopping event! Jewelry, wine, Christmas ornaments, candy, popcorn, hand-made crafts, tupperware, Mary Kay, Kickapoo Winery and more!! We look forward to seeing you.
11-18-2016
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I enjoy Sundays @ Bickford. It's quiet...families coming in & out to take their loved ones to church...you get to sit and actually visit w/residents that are in the building...slow down a bit...nice feeling.
11-13-2016
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Happy Veterans Day to all of those that have served in the United States Armed Forces. Today is saying grace and praise to you for all the sacrifices that you have made serving our country. Thank you so much and God Bless You all
11-11-2016
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Getting ready to honor our Bickford Veterans tomorrow! Peoria American Legion is coming to do a presentation to our Veterans and then conduct a flag ceremony. We, also, have a little special friend coming to present another gift to each of our Veterans. It is going to be a special day....
11-10-2016
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Yum!
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Come one, come all to this year's annual Shopper's Showcase! It will be held at the Bickford of Peoria on Sunday, November 20th from Noon to 3 p.m. Lots of wonderful arts, crafts and gifts to be purchased! Christmas shopping early and in one spot....The Bickford of Peoria! Hope to see you there! Read Full Post
Come one, come all to this year's annual Shopper's Showcase! It will be held at the Bickford of Peoria on Sunday, November 20th from Noon to 3 p.m. Lots of wonderful arts, crafts and gifts to be purchased! Christmas shopping early and in one spot....The Bickford of Peoria! Hope to see you there!
Check out the PDF 11-09-2016
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Ready to start another "new" day at the Bickford in Peoria. Lots of things to be done and can't wait to get started. 1st thing - Good Morning cheers to my residents! Have a good day everyone!
11-09-2016
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Happiness is being a Cub's fan at the Bickford of Peoria! Lots of smiles on the resident's faces today!!!
11-03-2016
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It's Monday! Time to get ready for Halloween and pack some bags w/treats today. The residents will be excited to see all this candy in one spot and no it isn't Bingo prizes! The Bingo players love their candy! Have a great day everyone!
10-24-2016
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At the Bickford of Peoria, we "tail-gate" in style! Comfy couches & chairs, big screen TV & lots of wonderful food and good friends! Chicken wings, hummus & chips, Root Beer all around and chocolate chip cookie sandwiches! Yum! Good times was had by all!
10-21-2016
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Beautiful temperature outside makes it a perfect day to stop into Bickford Senior Living to tour our beautiful, spacious apartments! Stop in and ask for Jori or Kate 309/689-5400.
10-17-2016
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Kathy -
Yesterday was Family History Day at Mary B's. We celebrated our families with a crafting & storytelling night. We made family trees! The long-term memories our residents have, of grandparents, children, marriages, and more, came out in delightful ways!
10-13-2016
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A group of middle schoolers visited the other day. Glen shared some baseball tips!
10-13-2016
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Kathy -
Folks were crafting & sharing throughout the building!
10-13-2016
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Kathy -
Elsa's Family Tree is overflowing! So much love & memories!
10-13-2016
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As the days turn cooler and the Autumn rain clouds hover, it's good to know there's always a game, a smile, and a chance to have fun with friends inside Mary B's.
10-13-2016
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Bickford Senior Living of Peoria has a special you can't resist!! Move your loved one into our community by the end of the year and we will pay $500 towards your moving costs. Please contact us, Jori Podrasky or Kate Jones 309/689-5400, more information.
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Bickford Senior Living - Independent and Assisted Living ~ leaves are turning from green to gold, flock of geese are heading south for the season. These are all signs that we are transitioning to cooler temperatures. For many elderly and their families, a change in season is the perfect time to ... Read Full Post
Bickford Senior Living - Independent and Assisted Living ~ leaves are turning from green to gold, flock of geese are heading south for the season. These are all signs that we are transitioning to cooler temperatures. For many elderly and their families, a change in season is the perfect time to start asking those hard questions - Is a senior living community right you or your loved one. Is your loved one taking their medications as prescribed? Are they receiving adequate nourishment? Would they enjoy a lively social calendar by merely stepping out of their apartment. Bickford Senior Living of Peoria has the answers to all of those questions and more. LPN's who manage medications around the clock, 3 fresh, made from scratch meals prepared in our Bread Basket Bistro and engaging activities/entertainment that takes place right here in our community. Please call or visit our community to tour our lovely spacious apartments so that we can enrich the happiness of your loved ones daily and provide peace of mind for you. Call and ask for Jori Podrasky, Director or Kate Jones, Assistant Director at 309/689-5400.
10-12-2016
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HALLOWEEN IS FAST APPROACHING!!!! Peoria House theme is the ROARING 20'S. Our restaurant will look like a speakeasy full of flapper girls and gangsters. The menu for the day has items like: "Bottoms Up Possum", "Front Grill Deer", "Rat Poison Potion", "Snail Slime Stew" and "Deep Fried Spider Legs" ... Read Full Post
HALLOWEEN IS FAST APPROACHING!!!! Peoria House theme is the ROARING 20'S. Our restaurant will look like a speakeasy full of flapper girls and gangsters. The menu for the day has items like: "Bottoms Up Possum", "Front Grill Deer", "Rat Poison Potion", "Snail Slime Stew" and "Deep Fried Spider Legs" just to name a few. Should be a super fun day!
10-11-2016
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Peoria residents will be trekking to Tanners Apple Orchard in Speer, Illinois today to enjoy the fall colors and the famous apple cider and donuts. The crisp, cool fall air with a hint of rain threatening should provide a nice backdrop for this outing.
10-11-2016
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October!
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Who would have thought that I would be this exhausted after working with a group of 70, 80 & 90 year olds!!! I think they have more energy than I do! But, we sure do have an awful lot of fun and laughter....maybe that's why we are so tired, it's not the work....it's the fun!
09-29-2016
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Today we have another 90 yr. old in our midst! Sweetest lady ever...Happy Birthday, Anna!
09-26-2016
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Please join us for a special evening at Mary B's!
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Nothing gets the toes tapping and the hands clapping like a concert featuring local favorite, Dennis Stremmel. Dennis visited Bickford Mary B's Memory Care the other day. Wow, that guy can play!
09-15-2016
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Residents at Mary B's Memory Care enjoyed an afternoon game of kickball!
09-15-2016
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My residents did a wonderful job helping me out today. We made "root beer float" table decorations. Amanda @ Bickford of Springfield, power-shared with me! The residents did a wonderful job w/that project and then made some 45 records for me, as well. We are going to get decked out for 50's Friday! ... Read Full Post
My residents did a wonderful job helping me out today. We made "root beer float" table decorations. Amanda @ Bickford of Springfield, power-shared with me! The residents did a wonderful job w/that project and then made some 45 records for me, as well. We are going to get decked out for 50's Friday! It's going to BOSS!
09-14-2016
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Happy to be back at Bickford of Peoria after spending the day away yesterday. Bickford of Springfield and Amanda were awesome. I greatly appreciate Amanda for allowing me to shadow her for awhile. Thanks, Amanda!
09-13-2016
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Today we is Wal-Mart day! We will be dodging the raindrops in Peoria, in order to, do our shopping! Hopefully, no one will melt!
09-08-2016
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Kathy -
One of the OSF nursing students helps Betty with a sensory stimulation game.
09-07-2016
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Gail did a great job working those fine motor skills while weaving her pot holder!
09-07-2016
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Barb had fun weaving a potholder today!
09-07-2016
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This week's Cuetivities at Mary B's
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Topping off the Labor Day festivities with a great soiree at Mary B's!
09-06-2016
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Today we are gearing up to prepare for our Grandparents Day celebration. Residents are helping me prepare the decorations! "The Giving Tree" is our theme and we have a lot of fun activities on the schedule for the day, Sunday, Sept. 11th.
09-06-2016
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We seriously enjoyed our Labor Day celebrations yesterday! So, much fun finding out what our residents worked at in their lifetime. Such knowledge, such experience, such dedication. I am very proud of each and every one of our residents for the work they did! Here's to you, my dear resident ... Read Full Post
We seriously enjoyed our Labor Day celebrations yesterday! So, much fun finding out what our residents worked at in their lifetime. Such knowledge, such experience, such dedication. I am very proud of each and every one of our residents for the work they did! Here's to you, my dear resident friends....thank you for your contributions!
09-06-2016
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How can one celebrate Labor Day without giving a nod to both the good and the notorious sides of labor issues? We played "Where's Jimmy Hoffa?". Our folks found 8 Jimmy Hoffas (pics) hidden around the courtyard in record time. I don't know what's taking the FBI so long.....
09-05-2016
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Labor Day began with us creating a mural that recognized the American Worker and various Unions our residents belonged to!
09-05-2016
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Another busy day at the Peoria Bickford. It is so much fun working the residents here. They all have such loving spirits and enjoy having fun. I was late for exercise class today and they were all waiting for me....wondering what I was doing. Our group just keeps growing every day and I love it. ... Read Full Post
Another busy day at the Peoria Bickford. It is so much fun working the residents here. They all have such loving spirits and enjoy having fun. I was late for exercise class today and they were all waiting for me....wondering what I was doing. Our group just keeps growing every day and I love it. Like our group says, "You gotta move it or you'll loose it".
08-30-2016
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September.
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Join us!
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