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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Good Morning Bickford families! Another great week is in store for the residents at the Bickford of Peoria! It may be cloudy & gray outside, but we keep the sun shining inside the Bickford! Have a wonderful day!
01-23-2017
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Happy birthday dear Chawn!! I learned today that Chawn went above and beyond to make her children's birthday parties special and fun! From "hobo" hikes, bike parades and train parties, she made creative memories for her children to cherish! I am honored to be a part this beautiful lady's 90th ... Read Full Post
Happy birthday dear Chawn!! I learned today that Chawn went above and beyond to make her children's birthday parties special and fun! From "hobo" hikes, bike parades and train parties, she made creative memories for her children to cherish! I am honored to be a part this beautiful lady's 90th celebration!
01-22-2017
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Lots of fun to be had today, had a little dance party with the residents! Jerry has got some smooth moves! Don't let Duane fool you either, those quiet ones will get ya every time!! With Emma singing along and Jean trying to lead the scene, we got our cardio in today!!
01-21-2017
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It may be chilly outside but there's not enough snow so we made our snowmen out of clay! Rather than snow memories Emma (pictured below), Rita and I had a conversation about school. It never ceases to amaze me where the mind takes us, while I was merely writing names on the plates as identifiers, ... Read Full Post
It may be chilly outside but there's not enough snow so we made our snowmen out of clay! Rather than snow memories Emma (pictured below), Rita and I had a conversation about school. It never ceases to amaze me where the mind takes us, while I was merely writing names on the plates as identifiers, Emma pointed out the similarities between our names.
01-17-2017
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It may be chilly outside but there's not enough snow so we made our snowmen out of clay! Rather than snow memories Emma (pictured below), Gail and I had a conversation about school. It never ceases to amaze me where the mind takes us, while I was merely writing names on the plates as identifiers, ... Read Full Post
It may be chilly outside but there's not enough snow so we made our snowmen out of clay! Rather than snow memories Emma (pictured below), Gail and I had a conversation about school. It never ceases to amaze me where the mind takes us, while I was merely writing names on the plates as identifiers, Emma pointed out the similarities between our names.
01-17-2017
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We've got a new toy for exercises today....OCTABAND! Can't wait to try it out with our residents! They love new challenges!
01-17-2017
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Another gloomy day outside....but, that is o.k. we simply make our own sunshine....inside. Have a great day everyone!
01-16-2017
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Rainy day on the outside, but we are busy making sunshine in our building! Fun! New residents have moved in and it is always fun meeting new family members and showing them around, involving them in activities....sharing our lives w/them and making their new home a happy one! Have a great day ... Read Full Post
Rainy day on the outside, but we are busy making sunshine in our building! Fun! New residents have moved in and it is always fun meeting new family members and showing them around, involving them in activities....sharing our lives w/them and making their new home a happy one! Have a great day everyone!
01-10-2017
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Moving into the New Year with gusto! Residents have been helping get things back to "normal" and ready for a regular routine again! So much activity last month...time to breathe now! (for a little while!)
01-09-2017
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somebody told me this lovely lady had the nickname Squirrelly-Shirley, but I always get a smile out of her when I say she's my Girly Shirley!
01-07-2017
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Several of our wonderful residents, here at the Cottage, helped me out painting snowflakes to prepare decorations for our Winter Festival! Little did we know we'd be encouraging some REAL snowfall outside, oops!
01-06-2017
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Several of our wonderful residents helped me out painting snowflakes to prepare decorations for our Winter Festival!
01-06-2017
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MEETING ANNOUNCEMENT. HOPE TO SEE EVERYONE ON THE 25TH!
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Looking forward to seeing each of you at the cottage! :-)
01-03-2017
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Looking forward to seeing each of you there! :-)
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In the time I have spent with your loved ones, I am finding a new appreciation for the "little moments" in my own life. Each time I am privilege to witness one of those special "little moments" with one of our residents, I am reminded to cherish my own just that much more. Thank you for sharing ... Read Full Post
In the time I have spent with your loved ones, I am finding a new appreciation for the "little moments" in my own life. Each time I am privilege to witness one of those special "little moments" with one of our residents, I am reminded to cherish my own just that much more. Thank you for sharing your loved ones with me, they are becoming my loved ones as well.
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Everything has been a blur....Christmas is coming, oh my! I think I slept through it....Christmas has come and gone!!!! Onward to the New Year.....Happy New Year everyone!
12-27-2016
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So excited about the upcoming Fashion Show event happening this Friday, Dec. 16th @ 2 p.m. at the Bickford House of Peoria! Thank you Four Seasons Women's Apparel for all your assistance!
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Continuing on the getting to know you theme; as I get to know your loved ones here at the cottage, I'd like to introduce you to a few of my loved ones. My five children, Matt, Rebecca, Chris, Katie and Zach. I'm looking forward to meeting you, so please join us Wednesday the 14th at 5:30pm for our ... Read Full Post
Continuing on the getting to know you theme; as I get to know your loved ones here at the cottage, I'd like to introduce you to a few of my loved ones. My five children, Matt, Rebecca, Chris, Katie and Zach. I'm looking forward to meeting you, so please join us Wednesday the 14th at 5:30pm for our Holiday Open House.
12-11-2016
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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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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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Folks were crafting & sharing throughout the building!
10-13-2016
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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.
Check out the PDF 10-12-2016
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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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