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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Every year our cooks do it up in the kitchen for the Thanksgiving noon meal. If you would like to join your family member that day for lunch please call the branch at 515-331-3000 by this Thursday, November 15th, and let us know. Thanksgiving lunch is $10 per person.
11-13-2018
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Please join us for a Veterans Day Remembrance Program Friday, November 9th at 1:30 pm! At Bickford in Urbandale we will be honoring and giving thanks to all veterans. The Urbandale American Legion Post 663 will lead us in honoring Bickford's Veterans!
11-08-2018
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Halloween fun was in the hallways of Bickford last week when we invited a day care to trick or treat with us. This is a yearly event and everyone has a good time.
11-07-2018
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The Bickford Bees had an amazing comeback during their bean bag baseball game this Wednesday against The Luther Park Lightning Bolts. Unfortunately it was not enough to win, but we had a blast. The final score was Bees 18, Lightning Bolts 21.
11-02-2018
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Welcome to fall! November is here already and we are gearing up for the holiday season! I want to welcome Kait Kelly to our Bickford family, she has taken on the Happiness Sherpa (Community Relations Director) role and will be in a dual role working with Urbandale and West Des Moines branches. She ... Read Full Post
Welcome to fall! November is here already and we are gearing up for the holiday season! I want to welcome Kait Kelly to our Bickford family, she has taken on the Happiness Sherpa (Community Relations Director) role and will be in a dual role working with Urbandale and West Des Moines branches. She comes to us from South Dakota and her and her husband are excited to return to Iowa where she was born and raised. On Thursday, November 8th we will hold our Family Council meeting at the branch, following supper at 6pm. Please join us to get updates on whats happening here in Urbandale and what we can look forward to in the coming months. We will provide coffee/tea and cookies and will specifically review the annual Happiness Survey results! Thank you for all of your submissions and feedback and we look forward to seeing everyone next week!
11-01-2018
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To be a part of baseball fever last week during the World Series we made baseball necklaces.Here is George showing us the one he made.
10-31-2018
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Music was heard in the halls of Bickford last Saturday when a the Des Moines Art House Ukulele group played for an hour. Ukulele's are such a fun instrument and provide the most happy kind of music. This was the first time for this group to play at Bickford and upon them leaving we already made ... Read Full Post
Music was heard in the halls of Bickford last Saturday when a the Des Moines Art House Ukulele group played for an hour. Ukulele's are such a fun instrument and provide the most happy kind of music. This was the first time for this group to play at Bickford and upon them leaving we already made plans for a spring concert.
10-25-2018
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Visit our facebook page to check out photos from our dog show. www.facebook.com/bickfordseniorlivingurbandale Like us while you're there!
10-24-2018
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We miss you Mary Kumar! After 17 years at Bickford of Urbandale, Mary's life is taking her in another direction---Georgia. Please come back and visit us anytime, and know that you are dearly loved. Pictured here: Mary and Larry
10-24-2018
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We do several different exercises at Bickford on a daily basis. These ladies are demonstrating belly dancing scarves we use to Arabic music. It's a lot of fun twirling them around, shaking them side to side, up and down and hearing the them jingle.
10-18-2018
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Fall is here! Check out what we have going on in November at Bickford of Urbandale.
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ISU Extension specialist Mary Krisco, came to Bickford for a 4 week program called, "Stay Independent." She spoke about nutrition, exercise, food groups and let us sample several good things to eat like cucumber water, a meatless chef salad and a delicious smoothie.
10-16-2018
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Verna enjoyed arranging flowers today in Mary B's.
10-10-2018
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Fun at the pumpkin patch with Charlotte and Mary. If you are looking for an awesome pumpkin patch with beautiful pumpkins and fun for the whole family head to Geisler Farms in Bondurant.
10-05-2018
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Whipping up some no bake cookies in Mary B's today. These are always a hit. Everyone loves these cookies. I remember them frequently showing up at potlucks, church picnics and holiday parties in the 70's when I was a young girl. Louise was very helpful in preparing these.
10-03-2018
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Calling all dogs... If you want to be in the most awesome dog costume contest in Iowa, contact us! Bickford of Urbandale's Puppy Spooktacular is Friday, October 19, 2018 at 2pm. Please call us at 515-331-3000 and ask for Rosslyn or Mary Pat to enter, or get ahold of us online by emailing ... Read Full Post
Calling all dogs... If you want to be in the most awesome dog costume contest in Iowa, contact us! Bickford of Urbandale's Puppy Spooktacular is Friday, October 19, 2018 at 2pm. Please call us at 515-331-3000 and ask for Rosslyn or Mary Pat to enter, or get ahold of us online by emailing urbandalelec@enrichinghappiness.com
09-28-2018
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Food is something that is always popular with the residents of Mary B's. We bake cookies, make pies and applesauce and this week we dipped strawberries in chocolate. They turned out delicious as Sherrie is demonstrating how to make them.
09-27-2018
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Join us for our annual Dog Costume Show
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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.
Check out the PDF 07-22-2018
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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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Urbandale, IA 50322
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