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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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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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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Who knew kickball could be so much fun!
08-28-2016
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Four generations of Jerimiahs enjoyed our ice cream social on Monday night!
08-28-2016
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Larraine helped decorate for our August birthday party!
08-28-2016
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Friday is a happy day at Bickford!
08-26-2016
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Shopping day @ Wal-Mart for my Bickford family! Wa-hoo!!!!! My little shoppers always love to go and see what bargains they can find.
08-25-2016
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Rainy days and Wednesdays always make me smile!
08-24-2016
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Ice Cream and popcorn in the afternoon! These kids will never eat their supper now!
08-22-2016
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I had to laugh at my exercise group today! 1st - the group is getting bigger almost every day! 2nd - They work so hard it is adorable! Now, today I introduced to the group the largest ball I could find at Wal-Mart. They all had a great time with it! They volleyed it, they kicked it, we did names ... Read Full Post
I had to laugh at my exercise group today! 1st - the group is getting bigger almost every day! 2nd - They work so hard it is adorable! Now, today I introduced to the group the largest ball I could find at Wal-Mart. They all had a great time with it! They volleyed it, they kicked it, we did names and throws! They thought it was the best exercise they've had yet and fun, too! I asked if they thought they wanted to do it again soon and it was a 100% agreement across the board. Think I found a winner.
08-22-2016
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FRIDAY!!!! We are celebrating August Birthdays today with a Brass Band! Honestly, we have the Peoria Senior Citizens Band coming in to help us celebrate! Fun day....music to our ears!
08-19-2016
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Hershel enjoys Missy's visits!
08-17-2016
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Emma's got a pretty good throwing arm....
08-17-2016
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Jean & Gale chop up peppers for our first "crock pot creation", veggie stew.
08-17-2016
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Yesterday our pet therapy pup, Missy, visited.
08-17-2016
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...more happy faces from Western Day at The Cottage!
08-17-2016
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What a wonderful day to be out and about with the residents. We've been active taking walks and just sitting outside and enjoying the day! Sweetie dog came and visited us today! Sweetie has a special family member that makes Sweetie "special" treats just for her.
08-16-2016
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Now, the Wild West ain't complete without a shoot-out, pardner....this nerf target practice was truly the most fun of the day!
08-11-2016
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Sheriff Duane modeling his finished product!
08-11-2016
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Western Day at Mary B's began with creating our own, individualized cowboy hats!
08-11-2016
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BINGO is clearly a serious sport! I'm thinking of a Bingo Marathon might have to be in the future!
08-09-2016
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Monday, August 8: Current Events @ 9 a.m. Pinochle Club @ 10 a.m. Flower Crafts @ 10:15 a.m. Exercise @ 1:30 p.m. Name That Tune @ 2:30 p.m. Board Games @ 6:00 p.m. Hold your horses and get ready for: WESTERN DAY - Wednesday, Aug. 10th YAHOO!
08-08-2016
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At The Cottage, Jerry takes careful aim while playing the Bags Game.
08-04-2016
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What a delicious way to express one's artistic visions---cookie decorating! Fun at The Cottage!
08-04-2016
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At Bickford of Peoria our New Memory Care is going to be full of Mind engaging activities. We not only are going to have regular stimulating activities, but we have small group activities all day long called Cuetivities. These are small groups doing things that stimulate and engage the residents on ... Read Full Post
At Bickford of Peoria our New Memory Care is going to be full of Mind engaging activities. We not only are going to have regular stimulating activities, but we have small group activities all day long called Cuetivities. These are small groups doing things that stimulate and engage the residents on all different levels! Memory Care can be a beautiful place that is filled with love, care, and happiness. At Bickford of Peoria you have the support from all the team to help you through it all! We are family!
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August!
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Check out The Cottage in August!
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Another great service offered by Bickford!
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Let's see if they have fresh peaches!
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This month's dinner out is Italian!
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Look what's happyning this Friday!
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