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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Do you ever look through a family photo album and notice there are tons of baby pictures of the oldest child and not so many of the youngest? After a couple of party weeks like we've had since the start of February, I think I get it--folks are just having too much fun living and doing to stop and ... Read Full Post
Do you ever look through a family photo album and notice there are tons of baby pictures of the oldest child and not so many of the youngest? After a couple of party weeks like we've had since the start of February, I think I get it--folks are just having too much fun living and doing to stop and take pictures! I've missed such photo ops as our Super Bowl Party, Chinese New Year party, our Crafters' amazing 2016 calendars, the Brunch Club shenanigans....but, take my word for it, these have been great, absorbing times that we've shared! I just can't seem to excuse myself from the fun and snap a shot!
02-10-2016
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Nothing beats Wii bowling in the cozy comfort of a warm living room on a frigid winter day!
02-08-2016
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February!
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Great week at Mary B"s live music with the Dave Stone Band celebrating our Monthly Birthdays in style also come take a tour today
01-22-2016
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Great Week at Mary B s" maybe cold outside but very warm inside with Blue Grass music and playing golf in the gathering room getting ready for spring come and take a tour today with a round of golf bickford is enriching happiness each and every day
01-15-2016
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Museum "art shot"-- "Mary in Motion"....or "Seniors on The Move"...( I know, I know, I'm a dork...)
01-13-2016
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We spent a cold, icy afternoon at the Riverfront Museum recently. One of the displays was "The Gypsy Co-eds", a sort of documentary about a group of young, Bradford, IL (a town right down the road from Peoria!) women who, in the 1940's, traveled the country in a 1926 car. Our group didn't recognize ... Read Full Post
We spent a cold, icy afternoon at the Riverfront Museum recently. One of the displays was "The Gypsy Co-eds", a sort of documentary about a group of young, Bradford, IL (a town right down the road from Peoria!) women who, in the 1940's, traveled the country in a 1926 car. Our group didn't recognize any of the names of the gals who traveled, but they sure did recognize the memorabilia!
01-13-2016
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What a Wonderful way to bring in the New Year With a party at Mary B"s sing-A-Longs live music looking a head in the new year. Bickford when it comes to enriching happiness no one does it better than our cottage come and take a tour today happiness is a daily way of life
01-10-2016
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Holiday smiles at Bickford Cottage!
01-06-2016
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Happy New Year! From Bickford Cottage!
01-06-2016
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Christmas brings many visitors & so much joy to the Bickford Cottage!
01-06-2016
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Happy New Year!
01-04-2016
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More glimpses of our Holiday Party!
01-04-2016
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Merry Christmas, all!
01-04-2016
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Holiday smiles!
01-04-2016
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Our Holiday Party/Open House brought together a lot of happy families!
01-04-2016
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A new year! 2016!
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Merry Christmas from Bickford Cottage in Peoria we are continuing our Christmas spirit in Mary B s" with caroling and live music. during sometimes early signs of dementia get noticed during the holiday season if your in this position come join us for a tour if we can be any assistance please ... Read Full Post
Merry Christmas from Bickford Cottage in Peoria we are continuing our Christmas spirit in Mary B s" with caroling and live music. during sometimes early signs of dementia get noticed during the holiday season if your in this position come join us for a tour if we can be any assistance please contact us at 309-589-0800 we love showing off our home!
12-25-2015
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Did you ever see so many smiles? Banner Elementary from Dunlap, Illinois & Bickford House of Peoria!
12-21-2015
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The Banner Elementary kids were prepared to carol for us. They weren't expecting to have such an experienced and professional accompanist as our own, Carolyn Koch, though! The moment went from great to grand when she joined us at the keys.
12-21-2015
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An energetic and creative group from Banner Elementary in Dunlap visited on Friday. We made ornaments and sang songs, but Wanda's dancing Santa decoration was the biggest hit for the youngsters!
12-21-2015
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Wonderful week at Mary B"s from dancing singing and treats with are residents with Christmas spirit also live music most every night come and take a tour today come take a tour and see enriching happiness for yourself
12-18-2015
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Some of our residents look forward all year to the arrival of this singing group, The Northmoor Elementary Chorus! This is one of the most professional (and cute) gang of carolers we get! Thank you, thank you to all of the children and their wonderful director, Mrs. Karen Fograscher!
12-09-2015
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Master Gardner, Herbalist, and Luthey Botanical Gardens Diva, Valerie Wolfe, points out the subtle differences in all the evergreens and holiday boughs she brought for wreath making. The building was filled with a wonderful pine scent while the residents assembled their wreaths, bundles, and swags. ... Read Full Post
Master Gardner, Herbalist, and Luthey Botanical Gardens Diva, Valerie Wolfe, points out the subtle differences in all the evergreens and holiday boughs she brought for wreath making. The building was filled with a wonderful pine scent while the residents assembled their wreaths, bundles, and swags. What a great way to start the season!
12-09-2015
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Wonderful week at Mary B s" from live music with Dennis Stremmal on his keyboard playing Christmas favorites to caroling in the hallways come by and catch some Christmas spirit today.
12-04-2015
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Great day at Mary B s"a visit from Santa with wonderful cookies and Christmas cheer with our beautiful courtyard decorations putting everyone in the Christmas Spirit. come for a tour today and see why enriching Happiness is a daily way of life
11-27-2015
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Please join us on Tuesday December 15th, 2015 at our Bickford Cottage. We will being having an inter-generational Holiday Family Christmas Party. Santa will be making an appearance around 2:30pm. You don't want to miss the look on your loved ones face as they see him! All Friends and Family are ... Read Full Post
Please join us on Tuesday December 15th, 2015 at our Bickford Cottage. We will being having an inter-generational Holiday Family Christmas Party. Santa will be making an appearance around 2:30pm. You don't want to miss the look on your loved ones face as they see him! All Friends and Family are Welcome! We look forward to seeing you!
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We are so honored to have Mary B"s make the front headline in the Peoria Journal Star. Our monthly Art Without Boundaries, the program was brought to Bickford Cottage by our Campus Director Jori Podrasky. Dori Thompson the art Therapist paints with three residents they might paint a childhood ... Read Full Post
We are so honored to have Mary B"s make the front headline in the Peoria Journal Star. Our monthly Art Without Boundaries, the program was brought to Bickford Cottage by our Campus Director Jori Podrasky. Dori Thompson the art Therapist paints with three residents they might paint a childhood memory or places they have visited when they were younger this stimulation can help slow the Dementia progress down.This program has been just a small part of our daily commitment to enriching Happiness come take a tour today.
11-20-2015
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Check out the Peoria Journal Star article detailing the wonderful activities happening at The Cottage! http://www.pjstar.com/article/20151118/NEWS/151119306/1994/NEWS/?Start=2
11-19-2015
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Our November Birthday Bash had a special guest performer, local star of stage (Peoria Players, etc) and screen, Mel White!
11-18-2015
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We enjoyed the most professional version of "Happy Birthday", ever, thanks to Mel White!
11-18-2015
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Enjoying the musical styling of local piano favorite, Mel White!
11-18-2015
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Today the Cottage enjoyed the mystical sounds of the harp performed by Certified Music Practitioner Mona Terry from Mapleton, IL.
11-17-2015
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Wonderful week at Mary B"s honoring are veterans with Tazwell county American Legion veterans handing out certificates to our Bickford heroes and also a social with there familes.Dennis Stremmel on Thursday with live entertainment on the keyboard. Enriching happiness is a daily way of life come ... Read Full Post
Wonderful week at Mary B"s honoring are veterans with Tazwell county American Legion veterans handing out certificates to our Bickford heroes and also a social with there familes.Dennis Stremmel on Thursday with live entertainment on the keyboard. Enriching happiness is a daily way of life come take a tour today.
11-13-2015
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One of our Family Members receiving his certificate and pens.
11-12-2015
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One of our Veterans receiving his certificate and pens.
11-12-2015
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The Salute
11-12-2015
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Tazewell County Veterans came to honor our Veterans, spouses of Veterans and their family members. They handed out Certificates of appreciation, honor pens and gave a salute to all in attendance. Below is a heartfelt moment that brought everyone to tears. We had such a joyous time with our all our ... Read Full Post
Tazewell County Veterans came to honor our Veterans, spouses of Veterans and their family members. They handed out Certificates of appreciation, honor pens and gave a salute to all in attendance. Below is a heartfelt moment that brought everyone to tears. We had such a joyous time with our all our family members and residents.
11-12-2015
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Thank you, Vets!
11-12-2015
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We honored and celebrated our brave men and women who've served our country this Veteran's Day.
11-12-2015
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The weather has been great here at Mary B"s in Peoria the Court yard was very busy earlier and now mother nature has came back into the fall season but warn hearts and plenty of activities inside. Come and take a tour and experience enriching happiness for yourself. Its a fabulous way of life here ... Read Full Post
The weather has been great here at Mary B"s in Peoria the Court yard was very busy earlier and now mother nature has came back into the fall season but warn hearts and plenty of activities inside. Come and take a tour and experience enriching happiness for yourself. Its a fabulous way of life here at the cottage.
11-06-2015
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Look at those faces---they're spellbound!!!!
11-01-2015
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Not so spooky stories to entertain us all!
11-01-2015
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Evelyn's got some goodies to pass out....
11-01-2015
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A doctor & a soldier....
11-01-2015
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The kids brought smiles to so many faces!
11-01-2015
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Our Halloween Party and Trick or Treat was a wild success thanks to the little visitors from The Early Learning Center.
11-01-2015
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Elvis coming to Mary B s" today and trick or treaters beautiful day in Peoria and also a social with the kings favorite food peanut and banana sandwiches. Come by the cottage anytime for a tour would love to have you.See why enriching happiness is a daily way of life.
10-30-2015
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Check out the November Happynings!
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Probably the most overheard comment was, "I had no idea that you did this!" Our Bickford family and friends got to know so much more about one another!
10-25-2015
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