Bickford of Ames

Assisted Living

Nothing can replace home. At Bickford of Ames, 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 services, we invite you to share your stories with us, to see Bickford as an extension of your home.

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Winnie did a great job drawing a chicken!
06-27-2017
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We played Pictionary last week. We had a great group playing the game with us.
06-27-2017
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Thank you to all of you amazing families that took the time to attend our Father's Day BBQ here at Bickford. We had such a great time celebrating the fathers. All of us here at Bickford love the chance to interact with all of you. We enjoyed wonderful grilled food, great conversation, and ice cream ... Read Full Post
Thank you to all of you amazing families that took the time to attend our Father's Day BBQ here at Bickford. We had such a great time celebrating the fathers. All of us here at Bickford love the chance to interact with all of you. We enjoyed wonderful grilled food, great conversation, and ice cream sundaes to top the night off.
06-22-2017
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Thank you to all of the amazing families that took the time to attend our Father's Day BBQ here at Bickford. We had such a great time celebrating the fathers. All of us here at Bickford love the chance to interact with all of you. We enoyed wonderful grilled food, great conversation, and ice cream ... Read Full Post
Thank you to all of the amazing families that took the time to attend our Father's Day BBQ here at Bickford. We had such a great time celebrating the fathers. All of us here at Bickford love the chance to interact with all of you. We enoyed wonderful grilled food, great conversation, and ice cream sundaes to top the night off. We are already looking forward to hosting our next event in September. We will sent out invitations closer to the date!
06-22-2017
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Had a fantastic Father's Day Dinner with residents & their families on 6/15. 34 additional guests were served - family & friends of our residents. Excellent BFM team building, as well as interaction with residents & families.
06-22-2017
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Thank you to all of you amazing families that took the time to attend our Father's Day BBQ here at Bickford. We had such a great time celebrating the fathers. All of us here at Bickford love the chance to interact with all of you. We enoyed wonderful grilled food, great conversation, and ice cream ... Read Full Post
Thank you to all of you amazing families that took the time to attend our Father's Day BBQ here at Bickford. We had such a great time celebrating the fathers. All of us here at Bickford love the chance to interact with all of you. We enoyed wonderful grilled food, great conversation, and ice cream sundaes to top the night off.
06-22-2017
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Vanilla milkshakes...a nice way to cool down.
06-21-2017
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Yesterday was National Vanilla Milkshake Day. We celebrated in style...vanilla milkshakes for everyone!
06-21-2017
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We had a big group play noodle balloon. The more players...the more fun!
06-13-2017
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We snacked on pineapple boats...
06-13-2017
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Shirley practiced the hula...
06-13-2017
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There were a lot of photos taken at our photo booth.
06-13-2017
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We also played Flamingo Toss.
06-13-2017
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We celebrated Luau Day last week by with Coconut Bowling.
06-13-2017
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Tom enjoys helping water flowers.
06-13-2017
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The McCollum Duo was here for a patriotic performance.
06-07-2017
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Janie loves to help. She helped peel potatoes over the weekend.
05-30-2017
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The June newsletter is here.
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Georgia helped us with gardening. She loves to garden.
05-29-2017
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We have an organ we are looking to get rid of. The organ is FREE. Call 515-233-6000, if you want more information.
05-29-2017
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Hi everyone, I am Annessa Pruismann. I am now the Aciting Director here at Bickford of Ames. Steve Brouwer our former Maintenance Coordinator is now our new Assistant Director. We would love the chance to meet with you all. We are both excited for your new roles. We also wanted to remind everyone ... Read Full Post
Hi everyone, I am Annessa Pruismann. I am now the Aciting Director here at Bickford of Ames. Steve Brouwer our former Maintenance Coordinator is now our new Assistant Director. We would love the chance to meet with you all. We are both excited for your new roles. We also wanted to remind everyone that we host a Dementia Support Group on the third Thursday of every month at 2:00pm here at Bickford of Ames. Everyone is invited to attend.
05-17-2017
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Mother's Day breakfast.
05-15-2017
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There were many family members that attended the breakfast in honor of Mother's Day.
05-15-2017
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Judy enjoyed listening to Aaron perform.
05-15-2017
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Aaron was here to perform last Friday.
05-15-2017
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Karen from Home Instead volunteered yesterday. Some of us played board games with her.
04-28-2017
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Dave Gray was here to perform yesterday. We enjoy listening to country music.
04-28-2017
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We are excited to celebrate Mother's Day with a family brunch.
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Here is our May Happenings!
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We sent a creative request for the Ames Police Department to have the donutmobile stop at Bickford today. Well, this afternoon....we received a delivery of donuts. They were delish! Thank you to the Ames Police Department and Iowa State University Police Department for the delivery and all that you ... Read Full Post
We sent a creative request for the Ames Police Department to have the donutmobile stop at Bickford today. Well, this afternoon....we received a delivery of donuts. They were delish! Thank you to the Ames Police Department and Iowa State University Police Department for the delivery and all that you do!
04-21-2017
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Our Alzheimer's/Dementia Support Group meets the third Thursday of each month. The meeting starts at 2 pm. Please RSVP by calling 515-233-6000.
04-17-2017
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Betty and Shirley helped fill Easter Eggs. We needed a lot of help. They filled 300 Easter Eggs. Way to go! Thank you for your help.
04-13-2017
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Our Easter Egg hunt was held last Saturday. Lucy and Jeana helped fill Easter Eggs.
04-13-2017
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Phyllis also has an April Birthday. We wish you happiness today and for many more years to come, Phyllis.
04-13-2017
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Today, we celebrated April Birthdays. Happy Birthday Bob. We wish you happiness today and for many more years to come!
04-13-2017
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We really enjoy noodle balloon.
04-07-2017
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Not only is noodle balloon good for a laugh or two, we also get some exercise.
04-07-2017
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We were very excited to learn that Bickford of Sioux City was rated as one of the Top 10 Assisted Living Facilities in Iowa! http://assistedlivingtoday.com/blog/top-10-assisted-living-facilities-in-iowa/ In case you do not live near Sioux City, Bickford has 13 Branches in Iowa and 4 in Nebraska to ... Read Full Post
We were very excited to learn that Bickford of Sioux City was rated as one of the Top 10 Assisted Living Facilities in Iowa! http://assistedlivingtoday.com/blog/top-10-assisted-living-facilities-in-iowa/ In case you do not live near Sioux City, Bickford has 13 Branches in Iowa and 4 in Nebraska to serve your loved one's needs.
04-05-2017
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Royce Johns was here to perform today. Everyone enjoyed listening to Royce sing and play the guitar.
04-03-2017
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Check out what is happening at Bickford of Ames in April.
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Phyllis was ready for the Super Bowl.
02-07-2017
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Janie, LeeAnna and Jens were ready for the Super Bowl.
02-07-2017
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Dorothy was ready to cheer while watching the Super Bowl.
02-07-2017
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Darlene was ready for football...
02-07-2017
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Yes, we were ready for some football!
02-07-2017
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We decorated for our Super Bowl Part on Sunday.
02-07-2017
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We took advantage of the 52* yesterday and went for a walk. We are ready for spring!
02-07-2017
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We had a heated game of Washer Toss today. Jim took time from working in the kitchen to challenge LuVerne to a game. Well, let's just say that the game was fun to watch.
02-03-2017
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Jim was very gracious when he lost Washer Toss to LuVerne. LuVerne 23 to 18!
02-03-2017
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This is a closeup of the charm bracelet Darla made for Janie.
02-02-2017
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