Bickford of Aurora

Assisted Living & Memory Care

Nothing can replace home. At Bickford of Aurora, 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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So excited to see what the night brings forth!
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The Branch is is all set and ready for our Casino Night tonight! We have had a fulled filled day of Casino themed activities such as, Shooting dice and Find the Ace! Later, we are going to test our luck on the slots and the blackjack tables!
03-06-2019
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With a day a dreary as today, the branch was still buzzing about. With many residents not letting the weather get them down, the salon had ladies getting perms, the activity room was busy doing nails, and a competitive game of Kings Corners in the bistro. We definitely did not let it rain on our ... Read Full Post
With a day a dreary as today, the branch was still buzzing about. With many residents not letting the weather get them down, the salon had ladies getting perms, the activity room was busy doing nails, and a competitive game of Kings Corners in the bistro. We definitely did not let it rain on our parade.
02-20-2019
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Join us for Casino Night!! A deal you won't want to miss :)
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We are looking forward to an event filled day of love!
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February is kind of a transitioning month....winter is either coming at us with full force or it is winding down. Either way, we here at Bickford of Aurora are enjoying our days. Please take a peek at our February newsletter to see what's in store.
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Pajama day was enjoyed by all! nothing is better than staying in your pjs all day! Well except maybe staying in your pjs and in bed all day! LOL!
01-17-2019
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What do you call a lion wearing a stylish hat? A Dandy Lion Hat day is on the 10th and if your passing through don't be shy, give a hat a try! The more the merrier! There is a best hat contest and we will see who comes out aHEAD!
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Here are some more pictures from New Years!
01-07-2019
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We had an entertainer on New Years Day and he was amazing! Along with performing on his keyboard and singing, he told us some pretty funny jokes! The crowd was rolling!
01-07-2019
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We had a blast at our New Years Eve Party! There were many residents who came out to celebrate the New Year! We ate, we sang and a few of us even danced! it was really a great time and we are looking forward to what the new year has in store for us!
01-07-2019
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Today we gathered to celebrate with our BFM's (staff). Our BFM's are what make us GREAT! Today we celebrate and enjoy the love and laughter only family can provide.
12-20-2018
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When I see families gather with their loved ones in our home here at Bickford of Aurora, it just warms my heart. When we were creating a vision of family here, before we opened our doors, this was what came to mind. The smiling, loving faces of our families. Families that know their special loved ... Read Full Post
When I see families gather with their loved ones in our home here at Bickford of Aurora, it just warms my heart. When we were creating a vision of family here, before we opened our doors, this was what came to mind. The smiling, loving faces of our families. Families that know their special loved one is "at home" and that we love them more than anything!
12-20-2018
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Christmas is a time for families and friends to get together and give the greatest gift of all, love for each other. Time spent with loved ones is one of the greatest ways to create memories, enrich happiness and strengthen bonds. Time isn't something we can purchase, it is something we create. ... Read Full Post
Christmas is a time for families and friends to get together and give the greatest gift of all, love for each other. Time spent with loved ones is one of the greatest ways to create memories, enrich happiness and strengthen bonds. Time isn't something we can purchase, it is something we create. Have a very Merry Christmas!
12-20-2018
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Happy Holidays from our family to yours!
12-20-2018
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Our Halloween party was a hit. There were so many kids and our residents where so ready to pass candy. Mary was siting by her door waiting with a big smile on her face.
11-09-2018
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It's that time of year to start our hot chocolate bar with all the fixing. From whip cream to chocolate chips and let's not forget the wafer cookie our residents enjoy the wafer cookies. So if your in Aurora come and grab a cup of our hot chocolate to stay warm for the rest of your day.
10-29-2018
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We had a wonderful time at Abbey Farm. I've never been their an some of the ladies told me stories about there family getting their Christmas threes from Abbey's tree farm. I enjoy hearing old stories about our residents past. And all our ladies brought something. Just look at the small on Velda ... Read Full Post
We had a wonderful time at Abbey Farm. I've never been their an some of the ladies told me stories about there family getting their Christmas threes from Abbey's tree farm. I enjoy hearing old stories about our residents past. And all our ladies brought something. Just look at the small on Velda face.
10-16-2018
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There's nothing like a Fall day with hot coco an a great black and white movie. :)
10-02-2018
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It was a beautiful day out so we went to the Farmers market. The residents brought blue berries and I brought red apples for our bistro. Then Audrey came across this pumpkin and said poor thing looks like it has a bad case of the Measles. We just laughed so hard.
09-26-2018
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Every Sunday Deacon Tim Does communion for our residents. If your out on Sunday visiting your love ones please stop by for communion.
09-19-2018
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Our grandparents day was a blast, we had popcorn and watched the movie Shrek. Our residents grand kids got to make add candy to their popcorn like m&m's, chocolate chips or Reese's pieces. And played other games. It was just a fun time.
09-10-2018
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Check out our new Veteran's wall. We are honoring Mary Bickford's husband and son along with our residents that have served our country. So proud to showcase their beautiful photos! A special THANK YOU to Ivan, one of our current residents, he helped me get this project up and going!
09-07-2018
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Oh my, the resident's keep saying it's almost September. We had a special lunch in the park today and a wonderful walk. Our resident's enjoy the weather outside today. Just perfect for fried chicken,pasta salad and a sweet Hawaiian bun. I cant forget our dessert from the kitchen honey bun cake it ... Read Full Post
Oh my, the resident's keep saying it's almost September. We had a special lunch in the park today and a wonderful walk. Our resident's enjoy the weather outside today. Just perfect for fried chicken,pasta salad and a sweet Hawaiian bun. I cant forget our dessert from the kitchen honey bun cake it was delicious and it put a smile on our resident's faces.
08-31-2018
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Thursday's with Ellen, our yoga instructor really gives our ladies a great workout. She's very patient and kind to or residents. So if your in Aurora stop by Bickford on Thursday's and enjoy chair yoga with us.
08-23-2018
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When we had our meet and greet for our new director Brett I took the most beautiful picture of mother ,daughter and granddaughter. It's a generational picture I just love this so much.
08-14-2018
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Nail Day is always one of great days. That's also hair day an it's a full day of beauty we call it our spa day. Our resident enjoy it and so do we. It's just a great time to set and chat with our resident. I love it, and it brings smiles to their faces.:)
08-01-2018
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Please help us welcome our new Executive Director, Brett Saxon. Brett has been married for 19 years to his wife, Claudeen and they are the proud parents of twin girls, Brynne and Bradey. When not coaching his daughters softball games, Brett enjoys hiking, fishing and camping. Brett has twenty plus ... Read Full Post
Please help us welcome our new Executive Director, Brett Saxon. Brett has been married for 19 years to his wife, Claudeen and they are the proud parents of twin girls, Brynne and Bradey. When not coaching his daughters softball games, Brett enjoys hiking, fishing and camping. Brett has twenty plus years of experience working as a Licensed Nursing Home Administrator and has enjoyed operating their family business, The Tillers in Oswego.
07-26-2018
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We always have a good turn out for our mid -day movies, with hot popcorn and a cold drink. If your in the neighborhood we always have an extra set , so keep your eyes out for our next mid day movie.
07-24-2018
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A little wine never hurt anyone! Happy hour.... so nice that Mersene's daughter, Paula, could join her for happy hour AND to celebrate her ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY with Bickford! Love :)
07-20-2018
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I always love when mother and daughter can cook in the kitchen together. Mary's daughter came by to help her mom make her famous chocolate cake. It had Mary B's smelling so good, and the cake was delicious. Just look at the smile on Mary's face, that's just heart warming.
07-17-2018
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Look at the smile on Jean face one of our resident in Mary B's as she made smoothies with one of our BFM's assistance. All our resident put there love in that smoothie. And the end result was perfect. Just with a little help and a lot love things turn out well. And we all enjoyed the smoothie.
06-27-2018
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It just warms my heart to see when mother and daughter can still cook in the kitchen together. Anne was visiting her mother Sophie in Mary B's and one of our cuetivities for the day where baking blueberry muffins. Anne just joined in Sophie really enjoyed it.
06-19-2018
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It's very heart warming when volunteers come out and do arts and crafts with our resident's. Just the smiles on their faces tell it all.
06-07-2018
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Breakfast at Tiffany's was our Mother's Day theme and it was wonderful. Our residents and their families had a blast. I took a picture of Fran, one of our residents and her two daughters Linda and Shirley, it was just heart warming.
05-15-2018
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Breakfast at Tiffany's was our Mother's Day theme and it was wonderful. Our residents and their families had a blast. I took a picture of Fran, one of our residents and her two daughters Linda and Shirley, it was just heart warming.
05-15-2018
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Yesterday we celebrated our one year anniversary and we had a blast food,drinks and entertainment. It was one big family reunion. Below you will see a picture a pitcher of our residents Pat, Lillian and Velda who is one of our newer residents and they we're just enjoying themselves fun,fun all ... Read Full Post
Yesterday we celebrated our one year anniversary and we had a blast food,drinks and entertainment. It was one big family reunion. Below you will see a picture a pitcher of our residents Pat, Lillian and Velda who is one of our newer residents and they we're just enjoying themselves fun,fun all night.
05-10-2018
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"Shopping day" we went to Target and in Target they have a Starbucks. While the other ladies shopped, Evelyn and myself enjoyed a drink. I really do enjoy spending one on one time with our residents.
05-03-2018
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Our first bowling tournament was a success. Thank you to Brett Shepard our host from Clear Link Home Health we had a blast. And our first winner was Fran she scored 41 points.. We will be doing this again really soon.
04-24-2018
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There's nothing like ice cream, when its cold outside and nice and cozy inside. Saturday was our ice cream social. We had a blast. And Better Pecan, our favorite oh how we love it. I know our ladies and guys love it. Now I know to get more then two.
04-10-2018
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Limited time offer - - 10% off your base rent for the first six months of residency!! Check out the details...
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Come celebrate with us!
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In Mary B's, we have our volunteer, Allison and her grandmother, Sophie making pigs in a blanket together. It is wonderful how Bickford makes it possible for family members to feel like they are home.
04-05-2018
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St.Patrick's day was awesome we enjoyed our green floats. And our ladies we're telling me to get Green River soda. Something that I never heard of. Then that sparked a conversation about their past and what they used the soda for I enjoy hearing about our residents pass. and the ladies have so much ... Read Full Post
St.Patrick's day was awesome we enjoyed our green floats. And our ladies we're telling me to get Green River soda. Something that I never heard of. Then that sparked a conversation about their past and what they used the soda for I enjoy hearing about our residents pass. and the ladies have so much in common.
03-28-2018
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Exercise is so important, for so many reasons. That's why we have incorporated exercise into our daily routine here at Bickford of Aurora. Mondays we have Peter who instructs Tai Chi and on Thursdays we have Ellen (a residents daughter) who instructs Yoga. Our group gets bigger and bigger each ... Read Full Post
Exercise is so important, for so many reasons. That's why we have incorporated exercise into our daily routine here at Bickford of Aurora. Mondays we have Peter who instructs Tai Chi and on Thursdays we have Ellen (a residents daughter) who instructs Yoga. Our group gets bigger and bigger each week! Stop by sometime if you'd like to join in and see what's all about, we'd love to have you!
03-22-2018
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Nobody likes to think about Hospice. I can remember when we were approached about placing my dad on hospice. It was so scary and we definitely were skeptical. Please consider joining us for this very important topic. It is not something we like to talk about but saving your questions until the time ... Read Full Post
Nobody likes to think about Hospice. I can remember when we were approached about placing my dad on hospice. It was so scary and we definitely were skeptical. Please consider joining us for this very important topic. It is not something we like to talk about but saving your questions until the time of need can sometimes be overwhelming. We are hosting an event that you won't want to miss. Please RSVP to Katie (see details on the flyer). We would love to have you join us
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So excited to share the news!! Our first annual Easter Egg Hunt. Check out the flyer for details, we do have a separate hunt for the little ones. Please be sure to rsvp to Katie if you can join us!!
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We had a wonderful time at our first casino night. It was a blast. We had a Elvis impersonator,slot machines,food and drinks. Our residents truly enjoyed themselves. It felt as if we were in Las Vegas. Fun,fun and more fun.
03-15-2018
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Last night was so much fun! We celebrated Casino Night with slot machines, black jack table and Elvis!! Norma and Joe are so cute! They loved it!!
03-09-2018
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The ladies made beautiful arrangements with the green and white flowers. We cut out Shamrocks and decorated vases, placed the flowers and now have beautiful centerpieces for our dining room!
03-09-2018
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Aurora, IL 60506
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