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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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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Welcome Summer! Bickford of Urbandale's June Calendar of Events
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Maxine and daughter Judy at Mother's Day Tea and Fashion Show.
05-12-2018
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The Mother's Day Tea and Fashion Show on Thursday was amazing! I love witnessing moments like the one pictured here with Betty and her daughter Rosie. Happy Mother's Day to all the moms out there!
05-12-2018
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May is in full swing at Bickford in Urbandale! We have been busy, busy, busy and hopefully our friends and families have noticed all of our beautiful flowers we recently planted! Last Saturday we were at the races with the Kentucky Derby and the competition was fierce, with Josephine coming out in ... Read Full Post
May is in full swing at Bickford in Urbandale! We have been busy, busy, busy and hopefully our friends and families have noticed all of our beautiful flowers we recently planted! Last Saturday we were at the races with the Kentucky Derby and the competition was fierce, with Josephine coming out in the winners circle! Today we will host the annual Mother's Day tea party with a special fashion show to boot! As a reminder, Happiness checks were sent out to families at the beginning of the month and we have a goal of Top Box scores (5 out of 5) Happiness for residents and families. If you are receiving the text message we would appreciate your feedback and if you are not, please let me know and we will be sure to get those to you!
05-10-2018
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Look at how LaVonne has made a new friend! Sasha just made herself right at home and LaVonne is loving it. There are a few pets at Bickford that come in with their owners (staff) on a weekly basis. The doggies get socialized, the residents enjoy the love from these pets and the doggies don't get ... Read Full Post
Look at how LaVonne has made a new friend! Sasha just made herself right at home and LaVonne is loving it. There are a few pets at Bickford that come in with their owners (staff) on a weekly basis. The doggies get socialized, the residents enjoy the love from these pets and the doggies don't get left at home all day. Did you know petting a dog or cat lowers your blood pressure? Everybody wins!
05-04-2018
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Join us!
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Lots of birthdays this month! 4 in Mary B's: Ruth Yanko, Jim O'Callaghan, Pat Hulsey and Dorine Jones. We celebrated each birthday with Root Beer Floats, Donuts from the newly reopened Donut King and Birthday Shakes. Donuts are always popular but the root beer floats were the favorite. We will be ... Read Full Post
Lots of birthdays this month! 4 in Mary B's: Ruth Yanko, Jim O'Callaghan, Pat Hulsey and Dorine Jones. We celebrated each birthday with Root Beer Floats, Donuts from the newly reopened Donut King and Birthday Shakes. Donuts are always popular but the root beer floats were the favorite. We will be making these more frequently, birthday or not, over the summer since they were such a hit.
04-27-2018
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Spring has finally arrived at Bickford of Urbandale and we are not wasting anytime getting outside and enjoying the weather. Keep an eye out for changes in our outdoor living areas. We are extending our living rooms out onto the patios where you can find comfy new chairs and a couch made for ... Read Full Post
Spring has finally arrived at Bickford of Urbandale and we are not wasting anytime getting outside and enjoying the weather. Keep an eye out for changes in our outdoor living areas. We are extending our living rooms out onto the patios where you can find comfy new chairs and a couch made for soaking up the sunshine! Friday Happy Hour just got a little bit happier now that we can sit outside with a cold cocktail! I personally enjoy all the fresh flowers and planting I get to do so if anyone wants to show off their green thumb I would love the input and help!
04-27-2018
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Come join us on Thursday, May 10th at 2pm for our Annual Mother's Day Fashion Show and Tea! Hosted by the Hall Tree of Urbandale!
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This month's theme day was "Sail the Open Sea's." It was so much fun! Lots of nautical decorations, ocean life, beach balls and tropical drinks were made (Pina Coladas-Yum!). Staff could be found dancing to Calypso music with straw hats and sunglasses.
04-16-2018
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Come join the fun!
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This week we made a new recipe of banana bread. It turned out very good. We ate it during our afternoon snack time at 2;30 with coffee. Please join us anytime around 2:30 for coffee and a treat. You are always welcome to Mary B's for a visit or participate in one of our activities.
04-13-2018
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It's finally here! Cruise Day and beautiful weather to boot. Aaron Shoemaker is performing as I write, cruise food is being prepped in the kitchen, and I am preparing for an afternoon in Miami, Nassau, and St. Lucia. It doesn't get much better than this!
04-12-2018
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Let's go cruising
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It's been a busy week at Bickford of Urbandale. Although we lost our beanbag baseball home game on Wednesday against the Journey's jaguars we had a great time! Our team is getting a pretty large roster this year!
04-06-2018
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Come Sail With Us on Thursday, April 12th at 2pm at Bickford of Urbandale!
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Sail away with Bickford of Urbandale! We are bringing in the warm weather next Thursday with "Cruise day" so grab your hats, swimsuits and tasty drinks and remember "Home is Where Your Anchor Drops" at Bickford!
04-04-2018
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Bickford of Urbandale has BFM's that are in the St. Patrick's Day Spirit. Thanks to Jill our BFM medical nurse who made the cupcakes. Hats, green beer and snacks were enjoyed.
04-03-2018
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Today's Easter Egg Hunt was a blast. Thank you to Traditions Children's Center in Urbandale for joining us to meet the Easter Bunny and find the eggs. See lots of photos online by visiting our facebook page at www.facebook.com/bickfordseniorlivingurbandale
03-31-2018
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Hop on over to Bickford of Urbandale tomorrow morning at 10:00 am for a fun filled Easter Egg Hunt. We will be joined by Tradition's Childcare Center as well as many children from our Bickford Family members. We will also have a special visit from the Easter Bunny! Forecast is all sunshine and ... Read Full Post
Hop on over to Bickford of Urbandale tomorrow morning at 10:00 am for a fun filled Easter Egg Hunt. We will be joined by Tradition's Childcare Center as well as many children from our Bickford Family members. We will also have a special visit from the Easter Bunny! Forecast is all sunshine and warmer temps in the 50's!
03-29-2018
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With the first day of Spring this week a good art project is "Spring Flowers" made with plastic forks. It passes as a tulip, doesn't it?! The residents did a great job at this one.
03-23-2018
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Bickford of Urbandale has an immediate opening. We'd love to have you come in for a tour. Just call 515-419-8872 to schedule!
03-19-2018
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check out what's going on in April
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March is filled many holidays: St. Patrick's Day, Easter Preparations and the first day of Spring. We will have a St. Pat's party on March 17 from 3-4pm where I'll be making my famous St. Pat's sherbet punch. Come join us! Spring art flowers on March 20 10:30 am and Easter themed art and crafts. ... Read Full Post
March is filled many holidays: St. Patrick's Day, Easter Preparations and the first day of Spring. We will have a St. Pat's party on March 17 from 3-4pm where I'll be making my famous St. Pat's sherbet punch. Come join us! Spring art flowers on March 20 10:30 am and Easter themed art and crafts. Don't forget Day Light Savings Times is this weekend! Forward your clocks one hour.
03-09-2018
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We are not out of the winter woods just yet it seems! Yikes! Although it is snowing at the moment, Spring is going to be here before we know it. With that comes our April showers, May flowers and potential for severe weather. In February we did severe weather drills for residents and BFMs. This is ... Read Full Post
We are not out of the winter woods just yet it seems! Yikes! Although it is snowing at the moment, Spring is going to be here before we know it. With that comes our April showers, May flowers and potential for severe weather. In February we did severe weather drills for residents and BFMs. This is a good time to remind family and friends the importance of signing your loved one in and out when coming and going from the branch, we want to know who is in the building especially during severe weather and in case of an emergency situation. The sign in/out form is located on the table across from the workstation. If the pen has walked away please find a BFM and we will gladly lend you one of ours! Thanks! Angie
03-06-2018
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Glada was a happy shopper at the General Store. She used her Bickford Buck's to make her purchase.
03-02-2018
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Congratulations on your retirement Halida! You will truly be missed. We wish you the best of luck on all your new adventures and don't forget to visit.
03-02-2018
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People don't notice whether it's winter or summer when they're happy. - Anton Chekhos It's a beautiful day to come see Bickford! To schedule a tour- call Montessa at 515-419-8872.
03-02-2018
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Spring is just around the corner and we couldn't be more excited! I want to thank everyone for all the extra help while I was out on maternity leave and especially Amanda for stepping in and stepping up as acting Director in my absence. While I was away we brought on a new RNC, Vicki Rupert, please ... Read Full Post
Spring is just around the corner and we couldn't be more excited! I want to thank everyone for all the extra help while I was out on maternity leave and especially Amanda for stepping in and stepping up as acting Director in my absence. While I was away we brought on a new RNC, Vicki Rupert, please stop in and meet her. We are very excited to have her join the Bickford Family! Coming in March is Casino day hosted here at the branch, we will also head out to Prairie Meadows to play the slots later in the month. 2018 is geared up to be our best year yet with many exciting adventures to come!
02-26-2018
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Check out what's happening in March
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We had a nice Valentines Day Party in Mary B's this week. Krispy Kreme Donuts shaped like hearts were on hand for the special occasion and boy were they a big hit! Coffee was also served along with Valentines trivia and an art project.
02-16-2018
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Every February we head to the Greater Des Moines Botanical Gardens for a taste of the tropics to help us through the Iowa winter.
02-16-2018
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Check out photos from Mondays Valentine's dance on our facebook page--- www.facebook.com/bickfordseniorlivingurbandale
02-16-2018
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Bickford of Urbandale has an immediate opening. We'd love to have you come in for a tour. Just call 515-419-8872 to schedule!
02-16-2018
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Everyone is invited to our annual Valentine's Dance this Monday from 6-7PM. This annual tradition is always a lot of fun with LIVE MUSIC with Bickford's favorite musician, Bill Connett. Bill knows how to get the crowd singing along and tapping their toes. Refreshments will be served. Come out and ... Read Full Post
Everyone is invited to our annual Valentine's Dance this Monday from 6-7PM. This annual tradition is always a lot of fun with LIVE MUSIC with Bickford's favorite musician, Bill Connett. Bill knows how to get the crowd singing along and tapping their toes. Refreshments will be served. Come out and spend some time with your loved one during this fun event.
02-09-2018
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Come dance with us!
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On the 12th was a theme day at Bickford called "Hat Day." Mary B's have several different styles of hats to play with, touch and talk about, for example, a derby hat, pill hat, cowboy hat, a Mary Poppins hat to name a few. We had fun trying them on and talking about the days when wearing hats were ... Read Full Post
On the 12th was a theme day at Bickford called "Hat Day." Mary B's have several different styles of hats to play with, touch and talk about, for example, a derby hat, pill hat, cowboy hat, a Mary Poppins hat to name a few. We had fun trying them on and talking about the days when wearing hats were the norm. In addition, we had hat trivia with our coffee time.
01-19-2018
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Crafting with the crew on a winter afternoon.
01-17-2018
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Check out what's going on in February at Bickford of Urbandale. The cold doesn't freeze out the fun here!
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Bickford of Urbandale has an immediate opening. We'd love to have you come in for a tour. Just call 515-419-8872 to schedule!
01-12-2018
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Every Tuesday we have Bickford Bakers. This is where we share recipes from our growing up days and try to replicate them. This week we did one of our favorite cookie recipes from Jill Means. It was a simple chocolate chip cookie, but it seems to be everyone's favorite. If we are undecided on what ... Read Full Post
Every Tuesday we have Bickford Bakers. This is where we share recipes from our growing up days and try to replicate them. This week we did one of our favorite cookie recipes from Jill Means. It was a simple chocolate chip cookie, but it seems to be everyone's favorite. If we are undecided on what to bake, this is our go-to cookie. They make everyone smile and happy.
01-06-2018
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The first week of 2018 is in the books. Keep checking our blog here and check out our facebook page for fun during the new year! www.facebook.com/bickfordseniorlivingurbandale
01-05-2018
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Wishing you a happy, healthy, and safe holiday! Pictured here, Santa, Mrs. Claus and Maurine.
12-23-2017
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This week was busy finishing up our community service called, RACK'D. Mary B's residents and I made several batches of Chex Mix and homemade cookies to package for the Urbandale Fire Department and Suncrest Hospice. We always make an extra batch of Chex Mix for ourselves too! The residents love ... Read Full Post
This week was busy finishing up our community service called, RACK'D. Mary B's residents and I made several batches of Chex Mix and homemade cookies to package for the Urbandale Fire Department and Suncrest Hospice. We always make an extra batch of Chex Mix for ourselves too! The residents love it. It's easy to eat out of a cup.
12-22-2017
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See what's going on in 2018!
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Urbandale, IA 50322
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