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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April Activity Calendar
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The gang toured the Alpha Park Quilt Show in Bartonville last weekend. Mel was the sole, brave man to accompany the ladies. He perused the displays quickly and then took advantage of the beautiful Spring weather. It was a gorgeous day!
03-24-2015
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June and Angie admire the detail.
03-24-2015
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Rose matches the quilts!
03-24-2015
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Two of the artists on display--our own Ethel Picco and her daughter, Ida!
03-24-2015
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The Caterpillar Mixed Chorus performed songs from their upcoming Spring Musical!
03-24-2015
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June & Dell at the Alpha Park Quilt show.
03-24-2015
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Summer Treats!
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Come one, come all!
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Mary and Jerelyn marched along side the Bickford Bus, Howie, and passed out candy along the parade route. The rest of us tossed the goodies from the bus. It was a GREAT day!
03-17-2015
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Candy to throw, bus decorated, smiles abound! We're ready to roll! Happy St Pat's Day!
03-17-2015
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Today's St Pat's Parade!
03-17-2015
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Dr. Vicki Hineman-Loberg kept us entranced and entertained with her presentation of the medical history of Peoria. As well as being a medical doctor and a university teacher, Dr. Hinemen-Loberg has also written two bookson local medical history.
03-17-2015
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A wonderful dinner out at Granite City in East Peoria!
03-17-2015
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March is coming in like a lion, let's hope it goes out like a lamb!
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Ashley from The Heights Care & Rehabilitation Center stopped by to decorate cookies with us. It was a delicious kind of fun!
02-25-2015
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Serious decorating focus!
02-25-2015
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It's never too cold to golf!
02-23-2015
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It's never too cold to golf!
02-23-2015
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Who cares if it's absolutely frigid outside? We've got hot coffee and good friends inside!
02-18-2015
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Yesterday was a great day! A bunch of us visited the Caterpillar Museum and Visitor's Center. Everyone was simply awed at the machines on display! We enjoyed interactive displays and got a phenomenal tour from a fellow that regaled us with stories--many of them about friends and former Cat ... Read Full Post
Yesterday was a great day! A bunch of us visited the Caterpillar Museum and Visitor's Center. Everyone was simply awed at the machines on display! We enjoyed interactive displays and got a phenomenal tour from a fellow that regaled us with stories--many of them about friends and former Cat employees we know from Bickford!
02-17-2015
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Bill absolutely could not get over the size of some of the machines Cat's building!
02-17-2015
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Sandy enjoys a virtual mining experience at the Caterpillar Museum.
02-17-2015
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Lucky us! One of our Chaplains, local banjo legend, Steve Hatfield and his nationally award winning flatpicking son, Andy, entertained us with wonderful music last Friday!
02-03-2015
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February!
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Sally and Jan are preparing some sweet treats while Roger's on stand-by for samples!
01-20-2015
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Jan, Dell, and Ethel enjoy the festive centerpieces the K-1st graders from the Universalist Unitarian Church of Peoria made for us!
01-13-2015
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Peoria was shut down by below zero temperatures last week. Schools and businesses were closed. We decided to see if we could conjure up a warmer climate with an impromptu Southwestern Party! Sure, the virgin margaritas were cold, the Latin music was cool, but the atmosphere was sizzlin'!
01-12-2015
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Peoria was shut down by below zero temperatures last week. Schools and businesses were closed. We decided to see if we could conjure up a warmer climate with an impromptu Southwestern Party! Sure, the virgin margaritas were cold, the Latin music was cool, but the atmosphere was sizzlin'!
01-12-2015
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Things are happening at Bickford of Peoria and we are excited about the New Year! After your visit with your family this Holiday Season you may realize that your loved one is needing more help than you thought. Bickford of Peoria is here to guide you and help you decide what is best for your ... Read Full Post
Things are happening at Bickford of Peoria and we are excited about the New Year! After your visit with your family this Holiday Season you may realize that your loved one is needing more help than you thought. Bickford of Peoria is here to guide you and help you decide what is best for your family! It is a great time to start planning for the safety and happiness of your loved one. Winter is a time of new beginnings and joy but can also be very scary and lonely for people living on their own at home. Call Carolyn DuBois at 309-689-5400 to learn more about your options. Happy New Year from the Bickford Family Members!
01-09-2015
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Onyx is long enough to get his back scratched and his head petted at the same time! What a hard working dog!
01-07-2015
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Our therapy dog, Onyx, visited today. Not only do we get lots of love, licks, and a trick or two from this pup, but he's a catalyst (...or maybe I should say "dog"-alyst...) for remembering and sharing pet related stories.
01-07-2015
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See what's happening in 2015!
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2015! Happy New Year's everybody!
12-30-2014
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Harper Valley PTA!
12-30-2014
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Happy New Year's!
12-30-2014
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One of the games we're playing for New Year's is matching our (resident's and staff's) baby pictures with the correct name. We 'old' babies are welcoming the New Year Baby! Here, three folks ponder the possibilities....
12-30-2014
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We enjoyed a steady stream of family and guests at our Holiday Party this Saturday!
12-22-2014
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Holiday Party Pics!
12-22-2014
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The Holiday Party was just getting started--friends arriving, music starting....
12-22-2014
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Mary and Sally by the gorgeous orchids at Luthy!
12-19-2014
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Wanda and Ruth investigated the Christmas trees displayed among the tropical plants at Luthy Botanical Gardens.
12-19-2014
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A beautiful shot of Lois at Luthy Botanical Garden's Holiday Poinsettia Show!
12-19-2014
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Ready to roll! A snapshot from our last visit to the Wheels Of Time museum!
12-16-2014
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More cuties in action!
12-16-2014
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The Northmoor Elementary School Choir is EVERYONE'S favorite Holiday singing group! Always energetic, always cute, and always GREAT! Their teacher has been recognized by the school district for an unrivaled program. We are so very fortunate to be able to host them!
12-16-2014
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Check out our December newsletter!
Check out the PDF 12-01-2014
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Come join us!
Check out the PDF 12-01-2014
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There are times here at Peoria Bickford House, that I get so engrossed and absorbed in the things we're doing, I don't think to capture the moment until it's over. The past two weeks we've done some wonderful things. One of the highlights was Show n Tell for Grownups. It was amazing! About twenty ... Read Full Post
There are times here at Peoria Bickford House, that I get so engrossed and absorbed in the things we're doing, I don't think to capture the moment until it's over. The past two weeks we've done some wonderful things. One of the highlights was Show n Tell for Grownups. It was amazing! About twenty of our residents gathered in a circle and shared stories and objects from their lives--fascinating tales of immigrants, pioneers, and shenanigans. Another highlight was the teddy bear program we were involved with and I did snap a shot of our Bear Tea & Craft. We had over 36 teddy bears that were dressed (families and residents made the outfits) and donated to Salvation Army's Toys for Tots program. This picture shows the finished bears and most of the proud participants.
12-01-2014
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Today's Shopper's Showcase made many of our folks happy consumers today! We had six vendors and delicious treats. I think some stockings may be over-stuffed this year!
11-14-2014
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