Bickford of Urbandale

Assisted Living & Memory Care

Nothing can replace home. At Bickford of Urbandale, 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 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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Pat is always game for participating in fun! 1950's cat eye glasses and milk shakes ruled the day in Mary B's.
09-21-2018
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Happy 50's Day from all of us at Bickford of Urbandale!
09-20-2018
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October News and events
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For Grandparent's Day we had an open house with rootbeer floats, cookies and piano player Stan Dudley. It was great to see families connecting and laughing and eating ice cream together.
09-13-2018
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Louise and Sherrie hamming it up on Hollywood Day.
09-08-2018
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This pair of friends makes coming to work fun! Louise and Sherrie have become great friends since Sherrie moved to Mary B's. They enjoy several of the same activities and help each other while we cook, adult color or sort buttons to name a few.
09-08-2018
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Come Celebrate the 1950's with us!
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Sunglasses, the red carpet and feather boas were at hand on our 2nd theme day this month, "Hollywood Days." How's your movie trivia? Movie star fun was had by all. Mayme, our 102 year old Bickford star looks great in her boa.
08-30-2018
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Did you know Bickford has a General Store opened a couple of times per month? It's a great way for the residents to do some shopping especially for those who can't get out. This store does not take normal money, though. It takes BICKFORD BUCKS. This is a type of money we hand out when residents ... Read Full Post
Did you know Bickford has a General Store opened a couple of times per month? It's a great way for the residents to do some shopping especially for those who can't get out. This store does not take normal money, though. It takes BICKFORD BUCKS. This is a type of money we hand out when residents attend activities. We have all kinds of things for sale: candy, combs, tissues, soap, books, etc. Come by next time we are open and take a look.
08-24-2018
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County Fair Day turned out fun and filled with fun games and food.
08-17-2018
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Can you believe summer is winding down already? With the State Fair comes back to school time and for all of the parents out there I think I can say with confidence, we are all excited to see the kiddos returning to classrooms and their teachers! The Bickford County Fair was a huge success once ... Read Full Post
Can you believe summer is winding down already? With the State Fair comes back to school time and for all of the parents out there I think I can say with confidence, we are all excited to see the kiddos returning to classrooms and their teachers! The Bickford County Fair was a huge success once again. Thank you to our volunteers for the dunk tank, what a treat that was! We enjoyed many favorite fair foods and drinks and the company was best part of all. The courtyard was filled with joy and laughter while the kids ran around chasing chickens, ducks and the bunny rabbit! Thank you to all that attended and made memories here with all of us at Bickford of Urbandale!
08-16-2018
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Pat Hull posing as Mona Lisa brought lots of laughs to our group in Mary B's.
08-11-2018
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September fun!
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Wednesday was County Fair Day at Bickford of Urbandale and we combined the festivities with our Alzheimer's Association brat and hotdog benefit dinner benefit. Check us out on facebook to see more fabulous photos.
08-10-2018
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Friday Funday at Prairie Meadows! Our big winners outside of the Triple Crown Buffet.
08-03-2018
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Gearing up for "County Fair Day" next week. Please join your loved ones on Wednesday, August 8th, for midway games, watermelon, popcorn and other activities. Feel free to drop by anytime for this fun day.
08-03-2018
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Please come join us next Wednesday, August 8th to raise money for the Alzheimer's Association.
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Sherrie loves giving a ride to Bruno, the Pomeranian. She is so happy when Bruno comes for a visit. She's not alone, most residents of Mary B's enjoy the company of a dog.
07-24-2018
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County Fair Day finds us having fun and raising money for a cause that is very close to our hearts. The money we raise from our brat and dog dinner sales will go to benefit the Alzheimer's Association and their continued research to find a cure for Alzheimer's disease.
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Two of my favorite centenarians. Happy 100 to Lois and Doris! You ladies are truly inspiring.
07-21-2018
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WE WANT YOU! (and your feedback). The Bickford annual Happyness survey is right around the corner. We value your opinions and are always searching for ways we can improved on everything we do here at Bickford with our residents. Our goal is to achieve a rating of 5 out of 5 in our monthly Happyness ... Read Full Post
WE WANT YOU! (and your feedback). The Bickford annual Happyness survey is right around the corner. We value your opinions and are always searching for ways we can improved on everything we do here at Bickford with our residents. Our goal is to achieve a rating of 5 out of 5 in our monthly Happyness checks and our annual survey gives you the opportunity to go into more detail and help us improve every area of care and love that we provide to your loved ones. Please let us know how you would like to receive your survery, via mail or email. I can be contacted at 515-240-9154 or angela.harris@enrichinghappiness.com. Thanks for your help!
07-20-2018
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August Happynings
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We love our pets at Bickford! What a great place to live where we get to be with our pets.
07-13-2018
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Our team is getting fired up for the Alzheimer's Association's annual Walk to End Alzheimer's. We hope you will join us for the Des Moines walk on Saturday, August 25th. The easiest way to register with our team is to go online to www.alz.org, and join the Bickford of Urbandale team.
07-13-2018
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Join us Thursday, July 19th, for Italian Day
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We love live music. This morning the melodies of Luke Farland fill the air. Wednesday afternoon Dave Gray will be performing at 1pm. Come join in the fun anytime!
07-09-2018
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Something we haven't done in a while is decorate wheel chairs and walkers for holidays. This week it was 4th of July crepe paper around wheels and handle bars. It truly spruces up everyone's transportation and bring a smile to everyone.
07-07-2018
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Tomorrow morning volunteers from Urban Plunge will be at Bickford of Urbandale for bingo. Thank you in advance to this wonderful group of individuals who bring so much love and life to our branch!!!! And of course a big thank you to Jamey Owen for continuing to coordinate this connection!
07-06-2018
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WOW! What a storm. If you don't already know, Urbandale was hit hard Saturday by a storm that brought over 7 inches of rain. We are thankful that no one was injured here at Bickford and our hearts go out to the our neighbors, families and friends affected by this natural disaster. We did experience ... Read Full Post
WOW! What a storm. If you don't already know, Urbandale was hit hard Saturday by a storm that brought over 7 inches of rain. We are thankful that no one was injured here at Bickford and our hearts go out to the our neighbors, families and friends affected by this natural disaster. We did experience some flood water in the branch and our team is working hard to extract and clean up the branch so we thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your patience while we get things back in order.
07-03-2018
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The heat is on this week! I made a "healthy drink" activity to up everyone's hydration and made infused waters. We taste tested Cucumber and Mint water. The 2nd one to try was a citrus water with lemons and limes. 3rd choice was a watermelon slushie and no surprise, the most popular. It was fun ... Read Full Post
The heat is on this week! I made a "healthy drink" activity to up everyone's hydration and made infused waters. We taste tested Cucumber and Mint water. The 2nd one to try was a citrus water with lemons and limes. 3rd choice was a watermelon slushie and no surprise, the most popular. It was fun trying different infused waters. Drinking plain water can be a bit boring sometimes. Up your game with this delicious hydrations creations.
06-30-2018
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This sweet dog and his kind owner are going to be coming to Bickford of Urbandale for therapy visits every other Tuesday evening in July and August at 6pm. Their first official visit is Tuesday, July 10th at 6pm. Please welcome Hannah and her dog Dexter.
06-28-2018
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A fun activity this week was making turtle candy using pretzels and Rolo's. Have you tried this yet? It's delicious and easy to make. The resident's of Mary B's loved them. Place a rolo on a small pretzel, microwave a few seconds until just enough to smash down a bit with a pecan. Let cool and ... Read Full Post
A fun activity this week was making turtle candy using pretzels and Rolo's. Have you tried this yet? It's delicious and easy to make. The resident's of Mary B's loved them. Place a rolo on a small pretzel, microwave a few seconds until just enough to smash down a bit with a pecan. Let cool and enjoy.
06-22-2018
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Sherrie taking a walk with Vicki's dog Bruno. Love that smile!
06-21-2018
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Our Father's Day Celebration was a blast! The afternoon was filled with old cars, friends, family, live music, and refreshments. Check out all the photos on our facebook page at www.facebook.com/bickfordseniorlivingurbandale Make sure to "like" us while you are there!
06-18-2018
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Happy Father's Day to all the Dad's out there. Today we celebrated with an antique car show, beverages, snacks and live music. Earlier in the week we had our new music therapist sing to us from Music Speaks. Her name is Megan and we were very impressed with her great singing and guitar skills. We ... Read Full Post
Happy Father's Day to all the Dad's out there. Today we celebrated with an antique car show, beverages, snacks and live music. Earlier in the week we had our new music therapist sing to us from Music Speaks. Her name is Megan and we were very impressed with her great singing and guitar skills. We are looking forward to Megan visiting us twice a month.
06-15-2018
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check out what's going on in July
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This is one of my favorite photos from last weeks Western Day! Our new nurse Bonnie is in the middle of the photo in the plaid shirt with the rest of our crew.
06-14-2018
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Vel and Sally the Goat
06-08-2018
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Vel and Western Day
06-08-2018
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Western day was another success with one of our activities being a 'petting zoo.' Meet Sally the goat. She had perfect manners and went around saying hello to all the residents.
06-07-2018
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Father's Day Fun!
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Some bunny loves you! Happy Western Day y'all! Our wonderful Director Angie with Maxine, and bunny Fierro.
06-06-2018
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We tried our hand at making pie crust this week. I remember my mother doing this many times: rolling out the crust and peeling apples or peaches are what come to mind most. When discussing this with our group around the table it turns out that is what our residents remember too. A couple of good ... Read Full Post
We tried our hand at making pie crust this week. I remember my mother doing this many times: rolling out the crust and peeling apples or peaches are what come to mind most. When discussing this with our group around the table it turns out that is what our residents remember too. A couple of good stories were shared about watching our mother's in the kitchen as children with the familiar smells and sights of cinnamon, sugar and eating left over baked pie dough. Yum!
06-01-2018
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Aaron Shoemaker came from Omaha to swoon the ladies this week with old favorites from Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra.
06-01-2018
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Happiness checks will be sent out via text message tomorrow! Our goal in Enriching Happiness is to get feedback from residents and family members. We are shooting for a 5 out of 5 rating and truly appreciate any feedback we can get. As always and in addition, my door is always open so stop in and ... Read Full Post
Happiness checks will be sent out via text message tomorrow! Our goal in Enriching Happiness is to get feedback from residents and family members. We are shooting for a 5 out of 5 rating and truly appreciate any feedback we can get. As always and in addition, my door is always open so stop in and chat :)
05-31-2018
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The day this photo was taken was one of those days where adult coloring was calming, many participated and we all stuck to it for an hour. Even the residents who find it challenging to sit for a little while enjoyed it! I had to take a photo of this great day.
05-24-2018
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We celebrated the Kentucky Derby earlier in the month in a grand style. We made our own hats as Kerstie is demonstrating and made mint juleps in addition to horse trivia and watching the Derby live on tv.
05-24-2018
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As you may have noticed Bickford of Urbandale is getting some work done outside. Thank you for your patience during some of our construction. We are repairing the driveway, the front porch and getting a new irrigation system installed so as this continues it will get messy before it gets beautiful! ... Read Full Post
As you may have noticed Bickford of Urbandale is getting some work done outside. Thank you for your patience during some of our construction. We are repairing the driveway, the front porch and getting a new irrigation system installed so as this continues it will get messy before it gets beautiful! We hope to have this all wrapped up by the end of this week. We are pleased to announce that coming out of our Resident Council meeting this week our residents report that our meals are "Gourmet". We have put in a lot of effort to improve the menu and overall dining service in our Bread Basket so we are happy that those efforts are enriching the happiness of all of our residents!
05-24-2018
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Hope to see you on June 6th at 10:30am for Bickford of Urbandale's Western Day Petting Zoo!
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Bickford of Urbandale has an OPENING and we'd love to show you around! For a tour call 515-419-8872!
05-18-2018
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