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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Glenna -
What a great party kids Visiting Mary b s" for a treasury hunt looking for there pot of gold.
03-29-2017
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Glenna -
What a great party kids Visiting Mary b s" for a treasury hunt looking for there pot of gold.
03-29-2017
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Gayla Karrick -
Great sound when I walked upstairs today. The residents were singing during church services. Such a wonderful sound! Our Bickford Angel Chorus!
03-26-2017
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Glenna -
What a beautiful day at Mary b s" for st Patrick's Day Glenn a die hard Cub fan cant watch for opening season! "Go Cubs Go"
03-25-2017
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What a beautiful day at Mary b s" for st Patrick's Day Glenn a die hard Cub fan cant watch for opening season! "Go Cubs Go"
03-25-2017
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Today...today...today was another busy, busy, busy day! Shopping, bingo, exercises and Bistro day! Something is always happening to keep the residents busy and entertained. Stop by and see us sometime!
03-23-2017
Bookmark and Share Glenna
Glenna -
Had a great day at Mary b s' with a ice cream Social and Balloon tosses come and take a tour today we are enriching happiness each day.
03-22-2017
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Glenna -
Awesome day at Mary b s" our scenic drive down by the river watching the birds play on the Illinois river was so beautiful.
03-21-2017
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Gayla Karrick -
Spring...so excited about Spring arriving! Hope everyone has a great day. Smile...it is a reflection!
03-21-2017
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Gayla Karrick -
We are back from the parade and a nap sounds pretty darn good right now! Lots of people, lots of beads....lots of Irish going around! Fun times!
03-17-2017
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Rain, rain go away.......we have walkers today in the St. Patrick's Day parade! Watch for the Bickford "McBus" in the Peoria St. Patty's Day parade! Happy St. Patrick's Day!!
03-17-2017
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Friday is drawing near quickly! The residents from the "Big House" and the Cottage will be riding the Bickford "McBus" in the Peoria St. Patrick's Day parade! Accentuating the green on the bus w/more green and our "Mcwalkers" will be handing out green beads for everyone! Fun and Excited!
03-16-2017
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Glenna -
Great Day at Mary B s" in Peoria watching the birds in our beautiful courtyard with the march snow the bird feeders were very busy today.
03-14-2017
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Glenna -
Great Day at Mary B s" in Peoria watching the birds in our beautiful courtyard with the march snow the bird feeders were very busy today.
03-14-2017
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Gayla Karrick -
Snow, snow go away....come again in December! Our residents are warm and cozy inside today. Warm hearts...warm souls! Have a good day everyone! Gearing up for the big St. Patrick's Day parade in Peoria...Friday, March 17th! Be sure to come out and wave to the Bickford Bus!
03-13-2017
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Glenna -
We are very exited at Mary B s" finalizing our plan for residences to ride in the St Patrick's Day parade in Peoria we are ready to celebrate in style.
03-11-2017
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Glenna -
We are very exited at Mary B s" finalizing our plan for residences to ride in the St Patrick's Day parade in Peoria we are ready to celebrate in style.
03-11-2017
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Glenna -
What a fabulous day at Mary B s" in Peoria Exercise card games,Dominoes and a awesome social always busy and enriching Happiness every day.
03-10-2017
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Glenna -
Wonderful day at Mary B s" singing karaoke with the our own crew maybe its time to take this show to Nashville! Come and take a tour today
03-09-2017
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Gayla Karrick -
Lots of activities happening at the Bickford of Peoria! Painters doing their thing & it is looking so wonderful! Have a great day everyone!
03-09-2017
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Gayla Karrick -
The painter's are officially in the building! How exciting this entire project is!! Everyone is ready for some bright, light and airy colors on the walls! The residents are cheering the changes on and can't wait for new carpet and furniture! A home to be proud of!
03-07-2017
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Glenna -
What a great field trip with our Mary B's family members driving along the Illinois River watching the Herring Gulls. It was just a beautiful day to be out. Peoria Bickford Enriching Happiness everyday.
03-03-2017
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March is coming in like a lion!! Have a happy day, sun is shining, nippy out, but THE SUN IS SHINING!!! Have a good day everyone!
03-02-2017
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Beautiful, sunny day outside today. Hope everyone has a great day....smile, it's a reflection.
02-27-2017
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Fun day at Bickford.....Crossword puzzles (residents are obsessed w/them) and BINGO, BINGO, BINGO! It may be cold and winter-like outside, but we keeping it warm and cozy inside. Have a great day everyone!
02-25-2017
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Gayla Karrick -
Is it hot or is it cold....depends on who you talk to!!!! Beautiful weather! Residents have been going outside to enjoy the unusually warm temps. Other are in-house asking why the fireplace has been turned off! Find a spot in the sun and enjoy it!
02-22-2017
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So excited for today's happenings! Celebrating 4 February Birthdays today w/a Smoothie Bar & popcorn. The entertainment for the party will be a young gentleman and friend who make & play Native American flutes! Beautiful music, on a beautiful day, enjoying it all with some very, beautiful people, ... Read Full Post
So excited for today's happenings! Celebrating 4 February Birthdays today w/a Smoothie Bar & popcorn. The entertainment for the party will be a young gentleman and friend who make & play Native American flutes! Beautiful music, on a beautiful day, enjoying it all with some very, beautiful people, our residents!
02-17-2017
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Gayla Karrick -
Beautiful, sunny day outside! Like the sun shine out from within you! Smile and be kind to one another! Have a wonderful day!
02-16-2017
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Gayla Karrick -
We had a great time at Gil's Supper Club last Friday night. The group of residents were so much fun to be with. Lots of goodie bags were brought back home!!!
02-13-2017
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Gayla Karrick -
Dining out tonight! Bickford Residents are going out on the town tonight....such fun to take them out.
02-10-2017
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Jori Podrasky -
Join us for the next monthly meeting at the house-March 1st
Check out the PDF 02-08-2017
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Gayla Karrick -
Oh my goodness! We celebrated National Frozen Yogurt Day in style yesterday......frozen yogurt for everyone! Carmel Praline Crunch, Strawberry-Banana, Cherry Chocolate, Vanilla Bean yogurts and Rainbow Sherbet thrown in, just in case. The residents loved, loved, loved their afternoon snack! Happy ... Read Full Post
Oh my goodness! We celebrated National Frozen Yogurt Day in style yesterday......frozen yogurt for everyone! Carmel Praline Crunch, Strawberry-Banana, Cherry Chocolate, Vanilla Bean yogurts and Rainbow Sherbet thrown in, just in case. The residents loved, loved, loved their afternoon snack! Happy at Bickford in Peoria!
02-07-2017
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Gayla Karrick -
Oh my goodness! We celebrated National Frozen Yogurt Day in style yesterday......frozen yogurt for everyone! Carmel Praline Crunch, Strawberry-Banana, Cherry Chocolate, Vanilla Bean yogurts and Rainbow Sherbet thrown in, just in case. The residents loved, loved, loved their afternoon snack! Happy ... Read Full Post
Oh my goodness! We celebrated National Frozen Yogurt Day in style yesterday......frozen yogurt for everyone! Carmel Praline Crunch, Strawberry-Banana, Cherry Chocolate, Vanilla Bean yogurts and Rainbow Sherbet thrown in, just in case. The residents loved, loved, loved their afternoon snack! Happy at Bickford in Peoria!
02-07-2017
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We are going on a "Trail Ride" today! Residents & I are going for a drive to check out the locations of some walking paths (just looking today...brrr). We are getting a little bit of Spring Fever & we need to get out and about! Have a good day everyone!
02-03-2017
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Lisa Potter -
Hi all! Mary B's is having out Quarterly Family Meeting on Wednesday, February 15th at the Cottage. Drinks and munchies will be provided. We sure look forward to seeing you there!
01-31-2017
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Happy Tuesday!! Busy kind of day...Bingo, Crosswords, Exercises, Newsletters to pass out, people to call on and fun to have w/the residents. Good day to be at the Bickford of Peoria! Blessed!
01-31-2017
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Gayla Karrick -
It is a wonderful experience in meeting new residents! More delight in seeing other residents returning from there trips! Makes the house feel complete!
01-29-2017
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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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Glenna -
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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Glenna -
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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Glenna -
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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Glenna -
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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Gayla Karrick -
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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Jori Podrasky -
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Gayla Karrick -
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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Glenna -
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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Glenna -
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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Glenna -
Several of our wonderful residents helped me out painting snowflakes to prepare decorations for our Winter Festival!
01-06-2017
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