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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We love Stretch at Mary B's! He comes to visit us every week!
01-21-2019
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Rich is so good with our residents, we love him!
01-19-2019
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Keep your eyes on the skies today...another wintery mix coming our way & we wish everyone to be safe! Our residents will be safe and warm in House, just like we like it. Be careful today!
01-18-2019
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Another wintery blast is headed our way. Salt trucks have been out to assist me on my way to Bickford in Peoria. Stay safe everyone & keep your eyes on the sky and ROADS!
01-17-2019
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The morning after the big snowstorm Gia went through. Very peaceful, quiet & pretty outside. Please stay safe everyone.
01-13-2019
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June and her daughter Shelly, making Kibba.
01-11-2019
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I need help! I'm so far behind I don't think I will ever catch up!! It is time to recruit...residents are willing & ready to help me clean up my activity room, closet AND NOW...the cage area! Holiday seasons are always tough and straightening & putting away is always a challenge for me. I am ... Read Full Post
I need help! I'm so far behind I don't think I will ever catch up!! It is time to recruit...residents are willing & ready to help me clean up my activity room, closet AND NOW...the cage area! Holiday seasons are always tough and straightening & putting away is always a challenge for me. I am blessed to have residents willing and able to help me. Now we just have to designate a time to knock it out! Keep your fingers crossed.
01-11-2019
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Another rousing day full of activities! I'm not sure where these people find the energy! We are talking an average age of 85+ and off they go! Amazing! I find myself on the "Chickens" schedule...going to bed w/the chickens & getting up in the a.m. w/the chickens! Whew! Have a good day!
01-10-2019
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Sat down w/my Activity Committee yesterday. Oh my, well I guess I had better get on the phone, internet & start planning February's calendar! This committee is busy & had all kinds of great ideas for the House. I just hope I can keep up with them! Wish me luck! Gayla @ House Activities
01-09-2019
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Amal is showing Janice her new puppy.
01-06-2019
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Such a flurry of activity & no time to write! Now, the holidays have come & gone....back to a routine for everyone!
01-05-2019
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Just hanging out, doing sing-a-longs at Mary B's!
01-04-2019
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Bingo!!!!!!
01-01-2019
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Our new residents had a great time painting with Dori!
01-01-2019
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June and Lisa playing cards. I love them both!
12-28-2018
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We had a fun time Christmas crafting at Mary B's today! @Daneen
12-23-2018
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Christmas is just around the corner & so much to get done! Time is moving quickly & we have gingerbread houses to finish, attend the Festival of Lights, a Church extravaganza to attend, Christmas cards to write, caroling to be done....the list just goes on & on. Today is movie day, "Christmas in ... Read Full Post
Christmas is just around the corner & so much to get done! Time is moving quickly & we have gingerbread houses to finish, attend the Festival of Lights, a Church extravaganza to attend, Christmas cards to write, caroling to be done....the list just goes on & on. Today is movie day, "Christmas in Connecticut" is showing! Residents love movie day w/popcorn! "A long winter's nap" is coming in January! Whew!
12-18-2018
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BUSY...making myself sit down & write is tough this time of year! One more piece of tinsel to be put on the tree, residents coming & going, entertainment coming in, places to go for Christmas highlights....needless to say, it is a busy time of year & so much fun! I've heard the word "nap" quite a ... Read Full Post
BUSY...making myself sit down & write is tough this time of year! One more piece of tinsel to be put on the tree, residents coming & going, entertainment coming in, places to go for Christmas highlights....needless to say, it is a busy time of year & so much fun! I've heard the word "nap" quite a bit lately! LOL! Have a good day everyone.
12-13-2018
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Working on some Christmas presents at the Cottage today. @Daneen
12-12-2018
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"It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas" at Mary B's!
12-11-2018
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We got festive with the Peoria Area Banjo Club at Mary B's today!
12-04-2018
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We enjoyed Christmas music by the wonderfully talented Richard Brockett, on the piano!
12-03-2018
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We had a support group potluck at Mary B's last night. Good food, and conversation...I love spending time with my family!
11-30-2018
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We enjoyed the Peoria Area Accordion Club this afternoon at Mary B's.
11-29-2018
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Baby, it's cold outside! Be sure to bundle up when you are going outside in the next few days. When inside, be sure to drink plenty of fluids & stay hydrated! Have a good day!
11-28-2018
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We had a great time today learning about Illinois 200 years, by the Peoria Public Library.
11-26-2018
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Beauty shop day at Mary B's!
11-25-2018
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Joan and I had fun on small business Saturday!
11-24-2018
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Diamonds are a girls best friend. We had fun going through jewelry at Mary B's.
11-23-2018
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Happy Black Friday! Be careful out there or simply stay home & enjoy the friends & family gathered for the Thanksgiving weekend. We are now entering the Christmas holiday season & it is going to be pretty busy. Enjoy! Gayla @ House Activities
11-23-2018
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So much has been happening at the Bickford House of Peoria. We have been beyond busy & it is only going to get busier! Yeah! Blessed be this day that we spend w/our House family. Hoping all have a wonderful Happy Thanksgiving Day
11-22-2018
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Good Morning. Bickford House will be hosting a Family Dinner Meeting tomorrow, Wed, 14th @ 6 p.m. If any family or friends are planning on attending, please contact us ASAP. We will also be hosting a family Thanksgiving Brunch on Sunday, 18th from 10a - 1p. Again, if attending, please contact us ... Read Full Post
Good Morning. Bickford House will be hosting a Family Dinner Meeting tomorrow, Wed, 14th @ 6 p.m. If any family or friends are planning on attending, please contact us ASAP. We will also be hosting a family Thanksgiving Brunch on Sunday, 18th from 10a - 1p. Again, if attending, please contact us today...309-689-5400. We need to know the number of people attending to assure the right quantity of food. Thank you & hope to see you there!
11-13-2018
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SHOPPER'S SHOWCASE at Bickford House in Peoria today from 1-4 p.m. Lots of crafts & products available for Christmas shopper's. Come & join us...open to the public...just ring the doorbell & we will let you in! Hope to see you there!
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VERY proud of our Veterans at the house, and cottage. Thanks to Gayla, we celebrated them today!
11-09-2018
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We are super excited for everyone to be in one dining room at the Cottage!
11-08-2018
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Painting fall decorations today!
11-06-2018
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Sometimes things move to fast for one person....Veteran's Program on Friday! Honoring our Peoria Branch Veterans. Saturday is the Peoria Branch Shopper's Showcase. Whew! It is going to be a VERY BUSY month!
11-05-2018
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We had a lot of fun on Halloween! Everyone dressed up!
11-01-2018
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Happy first day of November. Time is going fast & the holiday season is approaching. It all happened in a blink of an eye! Hope everyone has a good day today!
11-01-2018
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Happy Halloween everyone! Hope you all have a wonderfully spooky & fun day!
10-31-2018
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Joan had fun shopping yesterday!
10-29-2018
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Another busy day in the neighborhood....Wal-mart, Bingo...Everybody up and running! Have a great day!
10-25-2018
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Another gorgeous day in the neighborhood. The trees surrounding the Bickford in Peoria are turning and it is so much fun looking out to see the changes from day to day. We have some residents that are enjoying sitting & walking around the building taking in the sites. Gotta love this time of year! ... Read Full Post
Another gorgeous day in the neighborhood. The trees surrounding the Bickford in Peoria are turning and it is so much fun looking out to see the changes from day to day. We have some residents that are enjoying sitting & walking around the building taking in the sites. Gotta love this time of year!
10-24-2018
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We have nursing students volunteer at the cottage, Virgie LOVED her today!
10-23-2018
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We have a great time at the cottage when Lucinda comes, and plays Hymns for Him!
10-18-2018
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We all enjoyed cupcakes on Joan's birthday!
10-18-2018
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We are getting ready for our Shopper's Showcase and I am looking for vendors! The Showcase will be on Sat., Nov. 10th from 1-4 @ Bickford Senior Living. No set up fees. We are looking for crafters & professional products (Mary Kay, Avon, which I already have), but can always use Essential Oils, ... Read Full Post
We are getting ready for our Shopper's Showcase and I am looking for vendors! The Showcase will be on Sat., Nov. 10th from 1-4 @ Bickford Senior Living. No set up fees. We are looking for crafters & professional products (Mary Kay, Avon, which I already have), but can always use Essential Oils, Pampered Chef, etc. In your interested in a quick, easy show let me (Gayla @ Activities) know, 689-5400. You can leave me a message & I will get back in touch, ASAP. This is an opportunity for our residents to shop for the holidays w/out leaving the building. This showcase is also open to the public & we will be advertising it as such. Thanks & looking forward to hearing from you! Gayla @ Activities.
10-17-2018
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I saw Team Tom's daughter, Peggy at the Walk to End Alzheimer's...we were there representing the house and cottage.
10-14-2018
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I had some help filling the candy bags for the memory walk.
10-13-2018
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Columbus Day....Have a happy, sunny day everyone!
10-08-2018
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1920 West Willow Knolls Dr
Peoria, IL 61614
309-689-5400