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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For Family Heritage day! We made family Tree Ornaments with our family initials on it! We had so much fun talking about where we came from and how we got to where we are!
10-13-2017
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Join Us for our Fall Festival this weekend. October 21! We will have yummy snacks! Ghoulish Games, Trick or Treating and Much More! Bring the whole family for a day of fun. 1:00 PM-4:00 PM
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Annual Flu Clinic at Bickford Senior Living in Bloomington!!!! Date: Tuesday, October 17, 2017 Time: 2:30- 4:00 p.m. Location: 2nd Floor Living Room Please sign up at the medication room and complete consent form if you are interested in having the influenza vaccination at our flu clinic. (Note: ... Read Full Post
Annual Flu Clinic at Bickford Senior Living in Bloomington!!!! Date: Tuesday, October 17, 2017 Time: 2:30- 4:00 p.m. Location: 2nd Floor Living Room Please sign up at the medication room and complete consent form if you are interested in having the influenza vaccination at our flu clinic. (Note: This is for all BFM's and Residents.)
10-13-2017
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Memories are sparked by music, music is at the core of our foundation. Today we had Tiffany M come to perform for us on the piano playing many songs from our residents youth. Lots of smiles all around.
10-04-2017
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We had some movers and shakers in the audience! They had so much fun with Dallas Stanberger!
10-04-2017
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We had one of our favorite performers here yesterday. Dallas Stanberger performed music from the 1920's-60's. We had a blast!
10-04-2017
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We are excited to see everyone for our Family Day!
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Annual Flu Clinic at Bickford Senior Living in Bloomington!!!! Date: Tuesday, October 17, 2017 Time: 2:30- 4:00 p.m. Location: 2nd Floor Living Room Please sign up at the medication room and complete consent form if you are interested in having the influenza vaccination at our flu clinic. Read Full Post
Annual Flu Clinic at Bickford Senior Living in Bloomington!!!! Date: Tuesday, October 17, 2017 Time: 2:30- 4:00 p.m. Location: 2nd Floor Living Room Please sign up at the medication room and complete consent form if you are interested in having the influenza vaccination at our flu clinic.
09-28-2017
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Annual Flu Clinic at Bickford Senior Living in Bloomington!!!! Date: Tuesday, October 17, 2017 Time: 2:30- 4:00 p.m. Location: 2nd Floor Living Room Please sign up at the medication room and complete consent form if you are interested in having the influenza vaccination at our flu clinic. Read Full Post
Annual Flu Clinic at Bickford Senior Living in Bloomington!!!! Date: Tuesday, October 17, 2017 Time: 2:30- 4:00 p.m. Location: 2nd Floor Living Room Please sign up at the medication room and complete consent form if you are interested in having the influenza vaccination at our flu clinic.
09-28-2017
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Annual Flu Clinic at Bickford Senior Living in Bloomington!!!! Date: Tuesday, October 17, 2017 Time: 2:30- 4:00 p.m. Location: 2nd Floor Living Room Please sign up at the medication room and complete consent form if you are interested in having the influenza vaccination at our flu clinic. Read Full Post
Annual Flu Clinic at Bickford Senior Living in Bloomington!!!! Date: Tuesday, October 17, 2017 Time: 2:30- 4:00 p.m. Location: 2nd Floor Living Room Please sign up at the medication room and complete consent form if you are interested in having the influenza vaccination at our flu clinic.
09-28-2017
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Here is our October News Letter!
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Hey Everyone, Just to let everyone know it has been decided we are going to cancel this coming Sunday Family Day so that we can focus more resources on a bigger celebration for our families in October and December. We decided that we wanted to dedicate the available resources we have to two large ... Read Full Post
Hey Everyone, Just to let everyone know it has been decided we are going to cancel this coming Sunday Family Day so that we can focus more resources on a bigger celebration for our families in October and December. We decided that we wanted to dedicate the available resources we have to two large parties every other month instead of a small party every month. However, we encourage you still to come and visit on Sunday as it is Grandparents Day! Thank you for your understanding. Sincerely, Bickford Bloomington LEC
09-08-2017
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This afternoon Bickford in Bloomington was treated to a once in a lifetime event. We were just north of totality during a total solar eclipse. Lots of BFM's came outside to watch the different stages of the eclipse and the clouds that had covered the sky seemed to break just in time for the show to ... Read Full Post
This afternoon Bickford in Bloomington was treated to a once in a lifetime event. We were just north of totality during a total solar eclipse. Lots of BFM's came outside to watch the different stages of the eclipse and the clouds that had covered the sky seemed to break just in time for the show to start. Some BFM's were moved to tears as it was the first eclipse in their lifetime others were flooded with memories from the last solar eclipse from their childhood.
08-21-2017
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Dave, Gordon and Velma waiting in Line at Carl's to get their ice cream.
08-21-2017
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On Saturday the weather was beautiful so we went for a drive on the Bickford bus and went to a local ice cream shoppe. The bus was full capacity of excited BFM's eager to get their ice cream. Bickford Senior Living took up 1/3 of the shops tables. We had so much involvement. The picture shows about ... Read Full Post
On Saturday the weather was beautiful so we went for a drive on the Bickford bus and went to a local ice cream shoppe. The bus was full capacity of excited BFM's eager to get their ice cream. Bickford Senior Living took up 1/3 of the shops tables. We had so much involvement. The picture shows about half the group that went.
08-21-2017
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Here is our littlest volunteer at Friday's car wash fund raiser. Her favorite part was jumping in front of the hose and getting soaked!
08-21-2017
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On Friday we were washing cars to raise money for Alzheimer's research. We raised almost 400 dollars in less than 2 hours. Way to go team! Angela, our director really enjoyed washing the Synergy vehicle.
08-21-2017
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Here is our September News Letter!
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Here is an example of just how excited our BFM's were to listen to the Peoria Area Accordion Club!
08-16-2017
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Music is key to memories. We had a group come in to unlock those memories in a very unique style by playing accordions. Everyone enjoyed them tremendously!
08-16-2017
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Friday we are having a benefit car wash to help raise money for the Alzheimer's Association. We are suggesting a $5.00 donation for the car wash and anything additional for the hot dog lunch we will be providing. We look forward to seeing you all there to get your car clean for a great cause!
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We had fun games like Snake in the Hole which is played a lot like bean bag toss, and in the picture below, Jim and Ginny, are playing Horse Shoes! Ginny surprised herself playing several games and winning most of them! Way to go Ginny our new Horse Shoe Champion!
08-10-2017
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Ruth liked our LEC's hat so much she asked to have her picture taken wearing it. Yee Haw Cowgirl!!
08-10-2017
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Some of our BFM's decorated their own cowboy/cowgirl hats. Below is a picture of Karen with her decorated hat she wore all day long!
08-10-2017
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Yesterday we had our monthly theme day. It was Western day and we had fun games like Snake in the Hole, and Horse Shoe, as well as some square dancing, and lots of yummy food, like trail mix for those long nights on the trail, chips and salsa (Not from New York City) and Fire Popping Corn. We also ... Read Full Post
Yesterday we had our monthly theme day. It was Western day and we had fun games like Snake in the Hole, and Horse Shoe, as well as some square dancing, and lots of yummy food, like trail mix for those long nights on the trail, chips and salsa (Not from New York City) and Fire Popping Corn. We also had Cactus Juice Punch and we all know cowboys like their root beer from the local saloon, so we had root beer floats!
08-10-2017
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Music is the key to many memories. During our Developing Melodies Session yesterday our BFM's got to get hands on with some fun musical instruments and sing some songs from their childhood.
08-08-2017
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We celebrated a very happy 80th birthday with this lovely lady today. She had a barber shop quartet come in and sing happy birthday to her.
08-08-2017
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Yesterday we had one of our local pianists come to play piano for us. All the BFM's love when she comes to share her talent with us! Thank you so much Tiffany!
07-21-2017
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BFM's were given a place mad with 5 empty slots on it and fun culinary facts about gelato. They were then given samples of the gelato and they had to come up with the flavor of the gelato and write their guess on their place mat. When the tasting was over we all went over the answers. Some were ... Read Full Post
BFM's were given a place mad with 5 empty slots on it and fun culinary facts about gelato. They were then given samples of the gelato and they had to come up with the flavor of the gelato and write their guess on their place mat. When the tasting was over we all went over the answers. Some were really creative!!!
07-21-2017
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We even transformed our activity room into a real life Italian Gelato Shoppe where family memebers could come taste different authentic flavored gelato and learn what the difference between Italian gelato is compared to American ice cream that we are used to having all the time.
07-21-2017
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Incoming! A few new pictures from our Italian Theme day. Italian day is one of our annual Pearls Passions. The staff really got into the Italian mood and we did a lot of fun things with the theme. Here is a picture of our transformed Bread Basket tables to mimic an Italian eatery.
07-21-2017
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07-18-2017
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It is true!!! There is gold at the end of the rainbow. If gold is happy and caring staff with hearts of gold and residents who live life to the fullest, having fun every day! This is Bickford Senior Living in Bloomington, Illinois! You can feel the love radiate from its doors. Welcome home!
07-11-2017
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A view of our seats on the field. What a fun night! We even had an opportunity to catch a foul ball from our seats. What an exciting night!
07-11-2017
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On Saturday we went to a semi professional baseball game. We got amazing tickets just by 3rd base from one of our local contacts who works for the Cornbelters. We had so much fun, there were plenty of laughs, food and much needed comic relief. The Cornbelters lost, but it was a great outing and ... Read Full Post
On Saturday we went to a semi professional baseball game. We got amazing tickets just by 3rd base from one of our local contacts who works for the Cornbelters. We had so much fun, there were plenty of laughs, food and much needed comic relief. The Cornbelters lost, but it was a great outing and amazing weather!
07-11-2017
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IT is true there is Gold at the end of the rainbow. If gold is happy and caring staff and residents who live life to the fullest having fun every day! This is Bickford Senior Living in Bloomington, Illinois!
07-11-2017
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After the talent show on Friday, several residents signed up to go to lunch. The restaurant of choice was Red Lobster. Here they are before stuffing themselves full of sea food and cheddar Bay Biscuits! It certainly was a delicious treat!!!
07-03-2017
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Friday we took a Bus Trip to Dawson Lake. Residents saw deer, geese, squirrels and a beaver. We had the bus at full capacity. 14 spots were available. 14 spots were taken. It is such a great feeling to know everyone is taking advantage of these outings.
07-03-2017
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Karen performed an interpretive dance for everyone including one of her favorite songs and a Red Rose.
07-03-2017
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Ginny, shared with us all her published autobiography. She explained to everyone what her career was when she was working and how this book is the story of her life and the process she had to go through in order to publish it. What an accomplishment! Thank you!
07-03-2017
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Here is another picture of our Talent Show where Glendine show cased her pictures she had colored and created a story pertaining to the War and how each picture evoked a certain feeling from that time period. It was really interesting to see how she could take a picture, add color to it, and bring ... Read Full Post
Here is another picture of our Talent Show where Glendine show cased her pictures she had colored and created a story pertaining to the War and how each picture evoked a certain feeling from that time period. It was really interesting to see how she could take a picture, add color to it, and bring depth and feeling to a piece of work not generally associated with the art she had colored. Well done Glendine!
07-03-2017
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Our first Annual talent show was a huge success. We had so much fun and our presenters were so proud of their talents. A huge shout out of thanks to our MC Sarah from Vitas Hospice who assisted in announcing each performer and talk a little bit about each talent that our performers show cased!
07-03-2017
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Today was the Senior Expo day and Brandy Espeland, our Happiness Sherpa, got to dress up like a clown (notice the red nose in her hand!) as the theme for the Expo was Carnival! We will post a finished product too! She was very excited to be a clown and to share the Bickford Story with everyone at ... Read Full Post
Today was the Senior Expo day and Brandy Espeland, our Happiness Sherpa, got to dress up like a clown (notice the red nose in her hand!) as the theme for the Expo was Carnival! We will post a finished product too! She was very excited to be a clown and to share the Bickford Story with everyone at the Expo!
06-23-2017
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Today we had a full bus for our country drive to Lake Bloomington. We had 12 passengers and 2 wheelchair riders! And to top off the fun ride we all got Dairy Queen on the way back!
06-23-2017
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Some times we all need to be reminded what a great job we are doing and how much each of us is appreciated! In the picture we have a our activity assistant rubbing the back of a BFM, while having her back rubbed by another BFM and one of our CNA's rubbing the BFM back!
06-23-2017
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Art is something we all hold dear in one form or another. Some people are artists, some people are art admirers. Jeannette is definitely an artist. she was very particular on how her sun catcher would dry and catch the colors. She had so much fun and made a lot of great memories.
06-22-2017
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We had some very special guests today! the Pre-K class from a local preschool came to share their morning with us. They sat down with residents and decorated planters and planted flowers in them. The residents and the children all had a great time!
06-22-2017
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It doesn't matter your age, birthdays are still a special time to celebrate a person. We Celebrate each and every BFM's birthday here at Bickford in Bloomington. Yesterday we celebrated this special person! Happy birthday Mary!
06-16-2017
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As I have said before. We try to incorporate music into as many activities as we can during the day. This activity was sing along, and our of BFM and her daughter joined us. THey sang together and you can just see the memory being created for her daughter in this moment.
06-16-2017
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Tiffany M comes to share her talents with us once a month. Her skills on the piano are amazing and the BFM's love listening to her play songs that bring back so many memories. You can hear BFM's sharing stories from their past in between songs and lots of smiles, singing and humming along as she ... Read Full Post
Tiffany M comes to share her talents with us once a month. Her skills on the piano are amazing and the BFM's love listening to her play songs that bring back so many memories. You can hear BFM's sharing stories from their past in between songs and lots of smiles, singing and humming along as she plays. Thank you Tiffany for sharing your gift with us!
06-16-2017
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