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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It is a beautiful Sunday...sun is shining, birds are singing & feel Spring coming on! Hope so...we deserve it! Have a good day everyone!
03-17-2019
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It was all about the "Potato" yesterday & what fun we had w/it! We learned some history of the potato & we threw in a little Irish history, as well. Then, the tasting party began. Over a dozen different flavored potato chips to taste! So much fun & many laughs! Gayla @ House Activities!
03-16-2019
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Another busy Thursday....Walmart shopping, out to lunch & Bingo, Bingo, Bingo! Whew! Who said people over 70 slow down? At this rate...I'm never going to be able to slow down! Gayla @ House Activities
03-14-2019
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Our Quilt Show has been canceled (I honestly didn't put 100% into planning & not enough participation). After talking to the residents about it, we have a new plan....we will be going to a Quilt Show at the Alpha Park Library where some Bickford Friends will be having a program & display. Then, out ... Read Full Post
Our Quilt Show has been canceled (I honestly didn't put 100% into planning & not enough participation). After talking to the residents about it, we have a new plan....we will be going to a Quilt Show at the Alpha Park Library where some Bickford Friends will be having a program & display. Then, out to lunch & back in time for Bingo. Sounds like a busy Saturday on the agenda! The residents did the planning, so I am sure they will have a good time! Gayla @ House Activities
03-13-2019
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What a week! Games, exercises, Dr. appts., entertainment and today we are off to the Theatre-3D movie theatre, that is, for some ocean adventure! Happy Hour for one and all when we get back home! If anyone is bored, it's not from the lack of trying to keep everyone going & doing! Always something ... Read Full Post
What a week! Games, exercises, Dr. appts., entertainment and today we are off to the Theatre-3D movie theatre, that is, for some ocean adventure! Happy Hour for one and all when we get back home! If anyone is bored, it's not from the lack of trying to keep everyone going & doing! Always something going on at Bickford in Peoria! Woooo-whoooo! Gayla @ House Activities
03-08-2019
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February is coming to an end..already! Amazing to me how quickly the time goes by. Lots of exciting things lined up for March...and SPRING! Everyone is waiting anxiously for the change of weather...for the good! Here's wishing...
02-28-2019
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Dori came and painted with the residents yesterday. We are truly blessed to have her!
02-26-2019
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...and we danced to Mike Cheesman!
02-19-2019
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Enjoying Mike Cheesman at Mary B's today!
02-19-2019
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Another wintery mix headed our way! Never fear Spring is just a short distance away, as well as, Spring ahead (clocks)...looking forward to March!
02-19-2019
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Please join us at Mary B's!
02-15-2019
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Happiness was in the building yesterday! Balloons everywhere, a special lunch, visiting w/friends, entertainment AND a chocolate bar w/a fountain! So much fun watching the residents...they had a full day! Truly our sweethearts! Gayla @ House Activities
02-15-2019
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Residents doing crafts with CNAs, nursing students, and hospice. It was a party!
02-14-2019
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Happy Valentine's Day to everyone! We were able to enjoy some sun yesterday, but gone again today. That's o.k. because we will be making our own sunshine....chocolate fountain today for the residents & they all love chocolate! Have a wonderful day everyone!
02-14-2019
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It's a manicure kind of morning at Mary B's!
02-13-2019
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We love the nursing students at Mary B's!
02-12-2019
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Unfortunately, due to the excessive cold...we will not be going out today. We had plans for the RiverFront Theatre & lunch, but brrrrr! However, it is Pie Time today (National pie month) & we celebrate every Friday. And the line begins to form.....Residents love pie time! Have a good one & stay ... Read Full Post
Unfortunately, due to the excessive cold...we will not be going out today. We had plans for the RiverFront Theatre & lunch, but brrrrr! However, it is Pie Time today (National pie month) & we celebrate every Friday. And the line begins to form.....Residents love pie time! Have a good one & stay warm! Gayla @ House Activities
02-08-2019
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We had a lot of funny at our Pre-game Super Bowl party...watching the Puppy Bowl! @Daneen activities
02-04-2019
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Getting our crochet on, at Mary B's!
02-02-2019
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02-01-2019
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Time for some cards at the Cottage!
01-31-2019
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We had hot chocolate with the cookies that Transitions brought us from Trefzgers. Thanks Meghan!
01-31-2019
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We stayed warm at Mary B's today doing crafts.
01-29-2019
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We have a lot of fun, just hanging out at Mary B's.
01-29-2019
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Another day of Mother Nature's rudeness! It is January, winter & IL, so just about anything can happen. We are keeping our residents safe & warm today, as well as, in the very near future w/dropping temps (dangerously)...all the while keeping in our minds that it is warm & tropical somewhere! Be ... Read Full Post
Another day of Mother Nature's rudeness! It is January, winter & IL, so just about anything can happen. We are keeping our residents safe & warm today, as well as, in the very near future w/dropping temps (dangerously)...all the while keeping in our minds that it is warm & tropical somewhere! Be safe everyone! Gayla @ Activities
01-28-2019
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Another day of Mother Nature's rudeness! It is January, winter & IL, so just about anything can happen. We are keeping our residents safe & warm today, as well as, in the very near future w/dropping temps (dangerously)...all the while keeping in our minds that is warm & tropical somewhere! Be safe ... Read Full Post
Another day of Mother Nature's rudeness! It is January, winter & IL, so just about anything can happen. We are keeping our residents safe & warm today, as well as, in the very near future w/dropping temps (dangerously)...all the while keeping in our minds that is warm & tropical somewhere! Be safe everyone! Gayla @ Activities
01-28-2019
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Having fun during Luau day at Mary B's!
01-24-2019
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Due to the weather, the Peoria Bickford Van (Howie) will not be leaving the property. All appts. will be rescheduled for another, safer, day. When the roads are bad, temperatures plummet...we take our residents safety first & foremost. Thank you....Gayla @ House Activities
01-23-2019
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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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Peoria, IL 61614
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