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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This you DO NOT want to miss! Join Katie, our Community Relations Director, on Sunday, January 27th for a slice of Portillo's cake in celebration of National Cake Day!
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More details to follow....but we are very excited about our Luau Day!! Dust off your florals and join us in the Bistro to get your Lei and enjoy a smoothie. We will end the night with a movie and popcorn.
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Please join in on the fun for Hat Day! Details are on the flyer above...we expect to see some amazing hats, our ladies (and some of the guys) are really excited about showing off their hats. Hats were so popular in their era, we are sure to see some spectacular hats!
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Happy New Year from Sophie and Nurse Kim!! Sophie joined our family just before Christmas and is such a JOY to have around. Below she is toasting and ringing in the new year with Kim. We had Champagne and sparkling grape juice and a cheese tray. We had cookies and cupcakes because we don't want to ... Read Full Post
Happy New Year from Sophie and Nurse Kim!! Sophie joined our family just before Christmas and is such a JOY to have around. Below she is toasting and ringing in the new year with Kim. We had Champagne and sparkling grape juice and a cheese tray. We had cookies and cupcakes because we don't want to miss out on any calories!!
01-10-2018
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I know there are many people out there with questions regarding Power of Attorney. We will have a speaker here on Wednesday, January 24th at 6pm, Connie Renzi from Elder Law. Please RSVP to Katie at 630-631-5555 no later than Monday, January 22nd.
01-10-2018
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Just one of the MANY reasons I LOVE my job here at Bickford of Aurora, the time I can spend with my residents. Today I taught two groups to play Dutch Blitz, a game that I play with my family. Together we share their memories and they teach me AND I share my memories and things that are special to ... Read Full Post
Just one of the MANY reasons I LOVE my job here at Bickford of Aurora, the time I can spend with my residents. Today I taught two groups to play Dutch Blitz, a game that I play with my family. Together we share their memories and they teach me AND I share my memories and things that are special to me. This is a fast paced game and the results were mixed but how do you know if you're going to like something if you don't try it?! These ladies are always up for something new, just LOVE THEM !!!
01-10-2018
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January is going to be a busy month for us! Take a peek at what we have in store for our residents and families...
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Having fun in Mary B's putting together our reindeer gingerbread. All while reminiscing about Christmas time when their children were young and all the fun activities they enjoyed together as a family.
12-26-2017
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Please check out our facebook page to see what we've been up to in December!!! Here is just a small portion of what you'll find.....our bus was full when we went to see Christmas lights. We went two separate nights, once to Mooseheart and the other to Phillips Park! Merry Christmas and Happy ... Read Full Post
Please check out our facebook page to see what we've been up to in December!!! Here is just a small portion of what you'll find.....our bus was full when we went to see Christmas lights. We went two separate nights, once to Mooseheart and the other to Phillips Park! Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!
12-21-2017
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This week we had an amazing group of young people singing Christmas carols. One of our resident mentioned that it reminded her of when her kids were younger. I felt overwhelmed with joy, the kids read with our residents and played several different games with them. They had a blast.
12-12-2017
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One of our Mary B's Cuetivities today, were to make popcorn balls. And one of or residents Virginia stirred in the caramel . She enjoyed making them so much she help pass them out to our other residents.
12-05-2017
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I think it's just wonderful. When you can come to an assisted living and continue to live life as if you were still at home just with a little extra love. The Elf play at the paramount was a great way to begin our holiday season.
11-30-2017
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On cold fall days we just love riding around on "Howie" . Stopping at Dunkin Donuts for hot chocolate, riding around as our residents that are from Aurora, start reminiscing about what was around the town when they use to shop for their families. That just warms my heart with JOY!!!
11-22-2017
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In Mary B's they're playing Black Jack 21, and the dealer is one of our BFM's. They're having a casino experience with chips and all.
11-16-2017
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Today we celebrated Veterans Day, and it was amazing to hear the veterans talk about how they enjoyed serving our country. And the band of brother hood they hold near an dear to their hearts. Well when I took this picture of or to resident's Ivan and Bert it brought tears to my eyes. Just to hear ... Read Full Post
Today we celebrated Veterans Day, and it was amazing to hear the veterans talk about how they enjoyed serving our country. And the band of brother hood they hold near an dear to their hearts. Well when I took this picture of or to resident's Ivan and Bert it brought tears to my eyes. Just to hear one of our very own speak about World War 2 was just astounding. the whole room was in tears.. And a very special thanks to Chuck from the America Legion.
11-10-2017
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Today was beauty day, here at Bickord Aurora Wednesday's are usually the days our ladies and gentleman get a "Do up or a cut up". And our ladies usually get there nails done. We call it "Pretty Nails" and one of or very own Virginia played the organ.
11-08-2017
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Our residents here at Bickford of Aurora had our first fire safety training with Michael. He showed us different demonstrations on how the old fire safety gear looked and he also had modern gear as well. One of our very own, Rich got to dress up as a firefighter. He always wanted to be a ... Read Full Post
Our residents here at Bickford of Aurora had our first fire safety training with Michael. He showed us different demonstrations on how the old fire safety gear looked and he also had modern gear as well. One of our very own, Rich got to dress up as a firefighter. He always wanted to be a firefighter and finally got his chance today.
11-07-2017
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In Mary B's having a cup of coffee and a gingersnap cookie all while were on our journey traveling to Africa!! We enjoyed our trip..
11-07-2017
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Today we had "The Scoop". A time that we get together to talk about upcoming events. We'll be taking a trip to the Paramount Theater to see Elf, making some delicious cranberry sauce soon, yum!! We enjoyed having conversations about past Thanksgiving recipes and family gatherings.
11-06-2017
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Check out what's baking in our oven in Mary B's, Virginia is getting a little help from Janice one of our BFM's (Bickford Family Members)today, they are baking lemon bars today. We like to bake things that bring back memories of home. The smells here are amazing! Stop by some day to smell for ... Read Full Post
Check out what's baking in our oven in Mary B's, Virginia is getting a little help from Janice one of our BFM's (Bickford Family Members)today, they are baking lemon bars today. We like to bake things that bring back memories of home. The smells here are amazing! Stop by some day to smell for yourself!!
11-03-2017
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As you can see, our Halloween costume contest was a BLAST!! We sure like to celebrate here at Bickford of Aurora. We had a door decorating contest, welcoming our residents' families in for a special trick or treat and ended our week with the costume contest....
11-03-2017
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We are hoping to see you to celebrate FALL....and our six month anniversary. We will have an open house with lots of treats....see the attached flyer for details
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3rd place goes to NORMA AND JOE....
10-23-2017
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2nd place winner is MARY D
10-23-2017
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We are SERIOUS about competition around here....Spooky competition, that is!! Check out the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners. Check out our facebook page to see all of the doors. This is our 1st place winner....LOUIE
10-23-2017
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Our prizes!!
10-20-2017
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Please join us for community bingo next month!! Here are some pictures from our October bingo....
10-20-2017
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"The most wonderful things in life always seem to find you when you least expect them. Our family has been fortunate enough to join a story that is so much larger than one person or one family, that started in the life and passing our our dear "Nanny", Mary Bickford" - Mike, Joe and Andy Eby (Mary ... Read Full Post
"The most wonderful things in life always seem to find you when you least expect them. Our family has been fortunate enough to join a story that is so much larger than one person or one family, that started in the life and passing our our dear "Nanny", Mary Bickford" - Mike, Joe and Andy Eby (Mary Bickford's grandsons) Just look at how Bickford of Aurora's family has grown in the 5 short months since we opened....Please stop by or call today to see how we can enrich your loved one's happiness!
10-06-2017
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Apple Betty Day
10-06-2017
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Another few photos from Apple Betty Day!!
10-06-2017
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Today we are celebrating Apple Betty Day! Apple Betty is a crustless apple pie seasoned with cinnamon, nutmeg, and sugar. An apple brown betty is a common variation, which includes layers of sweetened breadcrumbs. We have chosen a variety of our own that INCLUDES CRUST.....because for some of us, ... Read Full Post
Today we are celebrating Apple Betty Day! Apple Betty is a crustless apple pie seasoned with cinnamon, nutmeg, and sugar. An apple brown betty is a common variation, which includes layers of sweetened breadcrumbs. We have chosen a variety of our own that INCLUDES CRUST.....because for some of us, (ME), crust is the best part!!! We used our kitchen in Mary B's to bake the delicious pie. It's days like these, when it's cooler and rainy that we don't mind being in the kitchen, we even kind of enjoy it...look at the smiles on these faces!
10-06-2017
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Please check out our October newsletter, it is packed full of amazing activities!!
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Please check out our October newsletter, it is packed full of amazing activities!!
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Celebrating the 50's with these two cuties!!! Fran is 95 years your and her hubby, Bert, is 99 years young!!
09-18-2017
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Happy Friday from our morning crew! We are excited for the upcoming weekend, we will be celebrating our lovely grandparents :)
09-08-2017
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Come join us for Tai-Chi with Peter on the 2nd Monday and 4th Monday of every month. Hope to see you there.
08-29-2017
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Come join us for Tai-Chi with Peter on the 2nd Monday and 4th Monday of every month. Hope to see you there.
08-29-2017
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Another photo from our 1st family night!!! This is Mersene's family.....she has sooo many kids, grandkids and greatgrandkids!!!
08-25-2017
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We had THE BEST TIME at our first family night!! We had so many amazing families that wanted to show their support. We are blessed beyond measure to have the most wonderful residents and families!!
08-25-2017
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Please join us in September for our very 1st community BINGO!!!
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Please join us in September for our very 1st community BINGO!!!
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Don't forget to join us for family night with our residents here at Bickford of Aurora!
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Feel free to join us on some fun!
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Come and enjoy some fun! Prizes are sponsored by ATI Physical Therapy.
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We loved sharing our stories with them!
07-17-2017
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Some more fun pictures.
07-17-2017
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Thank you to St Paul Lutheran Church for coming and visiting with our residents while we all did a craft together!
07-17-2017
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Today was a great day to walk outside. We had fun enjoying a cool morning with exercise outside today.
07-14-2017
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More picks of us enjoying the demonstration.
07-12-2017
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Thank you to Bob and Joyce Saxon for coming in and sharing your family recipe with us. Cinnamon Scones. We all enjoyed sampling the best.
07-12-2017
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Aurora, IL 60506
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