Bickford of Bloomington

Independent & Assisted Living

Nothing can replace home. At Bickford of Bloomington, 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 independent living and 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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Happy Valentine's Day!! Today we had an amazing lunch with steak or shrimp scampi, loaded baked potato and asparagus followed by a party where the 2017 king and queen were crowned.
02-15-2017
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Angela Hammond -
Enriching happiness with one of our residents celebrating a 95th birthday. Her request was granted with a yummy chocolate cake.
01-26-2017
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Family Day is this weekend! Hope to see you all there!
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Cake Day is Coming!!!
01-19-2017
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Angela Hammond -
For National Hat Day the residents decorated their own hats. It was a toss up over who had more fun... the residents or the caregivers helping.
01-14-2017
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Our caregivers wear so many hats... Annie Accolades visited today sporting some examples of those hats to bestow accolades onto our caregivers. She brought praises and treats for all the hard work they do! Thanks to our LEC team for this fun reminder of how much we appreciate our amazing ... Read Full Post
Our caregivers wear so many hats... Annie Accolades visited today sporting some examples of those hats to bestow accolades onto our caregivers. She brought praises and treats for all the hard work they do! Thanks to our LEC team for this fun reminder of how much we appreciate our amazing caregivers.
01-13-2017
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DO YOU HAVE A LOVED ONE WITH DEMENTIA? ARE YOU STRUGGLING TO PROVIDE CARE FOR THEM? WE WOULD LOVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO TAKE THAT CAREGIVER STRESS AWAY. I WOULD LIKE TO INVITE YOU TO COME TOUR OUR NEWLY OPENED MARY BS COMMUNITY!!!!!! CALL BRANDY TO SCHEDULE A TOUR 217-493-7556
01-06-2017
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Wishing Everyone a happy New Year!!! We are excited to see what the new year brings here at Bickford in Bloomington! New years Eve we celebrated in style with Games, Dancing and lots of laughter! Pictures to be posted soon!!!
01-03-2017
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Christmas is in full swing, Bickford Family Members are enjoying all the festivities including singing Christmas songs with Developing Melodies!
12-20-2016
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Thanksgiving festivities
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1st place...the skunk!
10-31-2016
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Thanks to everyone that made this such a successful event. Even our residents dressed up!!
10-31-2016
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3rd place...the puppy dog.
10-31-2016
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2nd place...the little butterfly.
10-31-2016
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Happy Halloween to all. We had a great turn out at Bickford yesterday. Lots of kids, great costumes and smiles. Hope everyone has a safe and fun Halloween!! Enjoy the pictures.
10-31-2016
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Trick or Treating at Bickford
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Happy Friday. We have had a great week here at the Bickford House. We had Heartland come out and play Bingo, made a trip to Walmart, had a pianist perform and today we completed the week with a trip to Ackerman Farms. Next week we will be going to Jewels, Red Lobster and we will be having Miller ... Read Full Post
Happy Friday. We have had a great week here at the Bickford House. We had Heartland come out and play Bingo, made a trip to Walmart, had a pianist perform and today we completed the week with a trip to Ackerman Farms. Next week we will be going to Jewels, Red Lobster and we will be having Miller Park coming out and bringing some animals to visit with our family members. Can you believe October is almost over?? Have a great weekend and God Bless!!
10-21-2016
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So cute...
10-21-2016
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Our other family members and my assistant enjoying our visit.
10-21-2016
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Our family member, Jim, enjoying the day at Ackerman Farms.
10-21-2016
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November Newsletter
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We took our family members on a drive to Funks Grove today and it was the perfect day to do so. If you haven't been in recent years I strongly urge you to go...it is absolutely stunning. Hope you enjoy the pictures.
10-13-2016
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What can I say??
10-13-2016
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Absolutely beautiful.
10-13-2016
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God Bless.
10-13-2016
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Mark your calendar for an open house on November 10th from 4:00 pm-7:00 pm of our Mary B's Symphony. 4:00 pm-Refreshments 4:30 pm-Ribbon Cutting 5:00 pm-Tours Experience a memory care community that is simply unforgettable and tour our newly remodeled branch. Please RSVP by November 1st to ... Read Full Post
Mark your calendar for an open house on November 10th from 4:00 pm-7:00 pm of our Mary B's Symphony. 4:00 pm-Refreshments 4:30 pm-Ribbon Cutting 5:00 pm-Tours Experience a memory care community that is simply unforgettable and tour our newly remodeled branch. Please RSVP by November 1st to 309-661-0094 or brandy.espeland@enrichinghappiness.com.
10-11-2016
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We had a great last week here at Bickford. We visited the new stores "Five Below" and "HomeGoods" that are where Kmart used to be. We also went on a scenic drive to Evergreen park however the leaves were still green so we will be making another go at it this week. We will be going to Funks Grove on ... Read Full Post
We had a great last week here at Bickford. We visited the new stores "Five Below" and "HomeGoods" that are where Kmart used to be. We also went on a scenic drive to Evergreen park however the leaves were still green so we will be making another go at it this week. We will be going to Funks Grove on Thursday...hoping to see some Fall colors. We had the Sugar Creek Cloggers come out and perform for our family members and Nostalgia John made a return as well. What a great week it was. Love to keep busy. Hope you all have a wonderful week and I will do what I can to make sure our family members have one as well. God Bless.
10-10-2016
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Our family members enjoying the beautiful day with music therapy from "Developing Melodies". Have a great week!!
10-05-2016
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ISU Music Therapy.
10-03-2016
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Happy Monday. We had a great week at Bickford and I wanted to share some of the activities with you. We had ISU Music Therapy come out to entertain and involve our family members with music. They enjoyed it and it will continue. Music is good for the soul. (See picture) Friday we took a bus load to ... Read Full Post
Happy Monday. We had a great week at Bickford and I wanted to share some of the activities with you. We had ISU Music Therapy come out to entertain and involve our family members with music. They enjoyed it and it will continue. Music is good for the soul. (See picture) Friday we took a bus load to Busy Corner in Goodfield for a great lunch and topped it off with an ever greater piece of pie. We had a blast and Bickford will continue to keep your family members busy, entertained and happy. We have great things planned this week as well: Thursday we are having the "Sugar Creek Cloggers" come out at 6:30 pm to dance for us. Friday we will be going on another scenic drive to see the beautiful colors of fall. Saturday we are having a gentleman by the name of "Nostalgia John" come out at 2:00 pm to entertain. He has been here before and our family members loved him. Please feel free to join us on any/all of our activities. You can always check this site/calendar to see what fun we have in store. God Bless.
10-03-2016
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Good afternoon to all of you. We are rounding October and the weather today fits but I hear we will be in the 70's and 80's by next week. I wanted to share some pictures from our Circus Family Day. We had a great time and I wanted to thank everyone that helped facilitate it. I will add more once I ... Read Full Post
Good afternoon to all of you. We are rounding October and the weather today fits but I hear we will be in the 70's and 80's by next week. I wanted to share some pictures from our Circus Family Day. We had a great time and I wanted to thank everyone that helped facilitate it. I will add more once I figure out how to convert them :) Enjoy!!
09-29-2016
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Please read: I am reaching out to our residents family members. On October 12th we will be having "Family History Day" and I am in need of copies of pictures of our residents. If any of you would be so kind as to copy them, write their name on the back and drop them off...it would be greatly ... Read Full Post
Please read: I am reaching out to our residents family members. On October 12th we will be having "Family History Day" and I am in need of copies of pictures of our residents. If any of you would be so kind as to copy them, write their name on the back and drop them off...it would be greatly appreciated. If any of you would like to write a little something about them (job, grandkids, talents, skills, generations etc...) it would only make the day that much more special. Again...thanks to all of you in advance for any help you can provide in order for me to make it a great day for our residents and your family members. God Bless.
09-26-2016
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Smiles for miles.
09-20-2016
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Another family member participating in our theme day.
09-20-2016
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Enjoying 50's day with one of our family members.
09-20-2016
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"Know the ten signs" seminar. Wednesday September 21st 6:00 pm-7:00 pm. (Time is incorrect on the flyer) Where: Bickford House 14 Heartland Dr Bloomington, IL 61704 To register please call: 309-662-8392
09-16-2016
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October Newsletter
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Just a reminder...we will be having our "50's" theme day this Friday and our costume contest will be held at 1:30 pm. The winner will get a $50 gift certificate!! So please come on out...it's bound to be a great time. Pictured below are our family members helping with the 50's style decorations!! ... Read Full Post
Just a reminder...we will be having our "50's" theme day this Friday and our costume contest will be held at 1:30 pm. The winner will get a $50 gift certificate!! So please come on out...it's bound to be a great time. Pictured below are our family members helping with the 50's style decorations!! It was so much fun!! Have a great day and God Bless.
09-15-2016
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Family Council Meeting
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Theme Day
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Hey everyone. I wanted to remind all of you that Sunday is "Grandparents Day" and to invite all the grand kids to Bickford. We will be having coffee cake, fresh fruit, coffee, tea etc in the dining room at 2:30 pm. We have some fun worksheets for the kids to fill out with their grandparents to ... Read Full Post
Hey everyone. I wanted to remind all of you that Sunday is "Grandparents Day" and to invite all the grand kids to Bickford. We will be having coffee cake, fresh fruit, coffee, tea etc in the dining room at 2:30 pm. We have some fun worksheets for the kids to fill out with their grandparents to learn more about them. Come on out and celebrate Grandparents Day with us this Sunday.
09-07-2016
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Good afternoon to all of you and what a great one it is. We were able to enjoy the beautiful weather on Friday by going to White Oak Park and having a picnic. It couldn't have been a better day for it. Our residents loved it. Enjoy the pictures.
09-06-2016
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At White Oak Park.
09-06-2016
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Today is our sneak peek for our Mary B's Symphony memory care. Stop on by from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Hope to see you there.
09-01-2016
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Angela Hammond -
Hope to see you there!
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Yesterday we had our "Pie in the face fundraiser" and we had lots of fun with this one. All the proceeds go to "Walk to end Alzheimer's" so I would like to thank everyone that participated and donated. Thanks for being such great sports!! Enjoy the pictures of our Director, Brandy Espeland, and our ... Read Full Post
Yesterday we had our "Pie in the face fundraiser" and we had lots of fun with this one. All the proceeds go to "Walk to end Alzheimer's" so I would like to thank everyone that participated and donated. Thanks for being such great sports!! Enjoy the pictures of our Director, Brandy Espeland, and our Kitchen Manager, Katie Gadbury.
08-31-2016
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Kitchen Manager Katie.
08-31-2016
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Director under fire.
08-31-2016
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One more...
08-30-2016
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Wonderful treats!!
08-30-2016
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