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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Next Wednesday we are having a cookie exchange! Be sure to bring in some pre-portioned cookies out to swap and be sure to take some other cookies while you are here! It should be a delicious afternoon!
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Our food drive is still going on! We have boxes at the entrance of Mary B's as well as our main Assisted Living entrance. Be sure to bring in non-perishable food items to donate to the Midwest Food Bank!
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We had a blast at Cooking Club today making and decorating sugar cookies.
12-12-2018
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Tuesday Night we had State Farm's Jazz Ensamble, J108 come to perform their holiday special for our residents! Man they are so good!
12-12-2018
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On Saturday night we took a group to Illinois State University to see the Illinois Brass Band and Mens Choir perform.
12-12-2018
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Here is a group of residents who were excited to see the Christmas lights during our polar express ride to Festival of lights.
12-12-2018
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The inside of our Bickford Bus, or Howie as we affectionately call him, is feeling very festive as well. We enjoyed the jingle bells and Christmas ornaments as we drove around looking at Holiday lights for our Winter Festival.
12-12-2018
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It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas! A HUGE thank you to our residents and volunteers who came to help decorate the building. We love your personal touch on everything.
12-12-2018
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This is our First Annual Food Drive. We are very excited to be giving back to our community. Thank you all in advance for your participation!
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Dave's face says it all, He claimed it was the best mousse he has ever had and even went back for seconds!
12-03-2018
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On Friday we celebrated National Mousse Day the only way that was acceptable! We made mousse! It was silky and smooth and decadent!
12-03-2018
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Some residents even got up to dance during her performance! What great memories!
12-03-2018
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On Thursday we had one of our local musicians come to perform for us. She is a talented pianist and gathered quite the group to listen!
12-03-2018
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Last week we had another fun Fashion Show. The models were fabulous and really strutted their stuff on the catwalk. It was so much fun!
12-03-2018
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In reflection of what we are thankful for here at Bickford Senior Living. It is you all. We are honored and grateful to be a part of your lives and that you are a part of ours. Happy Thanksgiving!
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Hey Everyone, Just a friendly reminder, our fashion show is quickly approaching. If you want to be a model please call the office and let us know. We have lots of slots available still. If you want to come and support our residents or want to get some presents for the holidays or shop for yourself, ... Read Full Post
Hey Everyone, Just a friendly reminder, our fashion show is quickly approaching. If you want to be a model please call the office and let us know. We have lots of slots available still. If you want to come and support our residents or want to get some presents for the holidays or shop for yourself, we will be hosting the fashion show on Tuesday, November 27th at 2:30 PM. If you are modeling, please come at 2:00 PM to get ready.
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Here are some of our other creations from Gingerbread Cookie Day!
11-21-2018
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Today is National Gingerbread Cookie Day!!! What better way to celebrate than to decorate some gingerbread cookies. Lorraine was very particular in her creative efforts to make her gingerbread cookies unique.
11-21-2018
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At the end of their performance the Twin Cities Ballet troop came around and shook everyone's hand. They personally introduced themselves to each resident and it was really fun to hear the compliments our residents gave each dancer.
11-21-2018
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On Sunday we had the Twin Cities Ballet come to our living room and entertain our residents. It was such a fun time, and the ballet dancers were amazing! Thank you for sharing your talents with us!
11-21-2018
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Hey Everyone, We want to invite you to our fashion show. Bon Worth is coming to town from their Tuscola, IL store to provide clothes for the show. All apparel is $20.00 or less! It is a great opportunity to find a new holiday outfit or just some fun new clothes! Models get an extra discount so if ... Read Full Post
Hey Everyone, We want to invite you to our fashion show. Bon Worth is coming to town from their Tuscola, IL store to provide clothes for the show. All apparel is $20.00 or less! It is a great opportunity to find a new holiday outfit or just some fun new clothes! Models get an extra discount so if you want to model, be sure to call us this week with approximate clothing size and let us know you want to model so we can get a list of models going. We hope to see you all there. It is going to be so much fun!
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A friendly reminder, tonight is our Family Council Meeting. It starts at 6:30 PM in our Living Room. Followed by pictures from Images by Jessica. There are a few more time slots available so make sure you you RSVP today so we don't miss you!
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Staying on top of our health is key to a happy life. Yesterday we had Dr. Jones come in to speak with a group of residents about Dental Hygiene and how important it is at all ages of life.
11-08-2018
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New Jerusalem came to sing for our residents. They performed music from a multitude of genres, from gospel, to country western, to patriotic. The residents really engaged with them and enjoyed the performance.
11-08-2018
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Playing a friendly game of Dominoes and discussing colors, shapes and patterns in the process keeps everyone on their toes and keep those minds active.
11-08-2018
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We had a zombie and a cat as well.
11-02-2018
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We had other costumes as well on Halloween. We had a Witch, a 1920's Flapper and Mini Mouse!
11-02-2018
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When Dave is getting rooms ready for move in or having to paint walls, he wears a shirt that says Wet Paint on it, so we all had to wear similar shirts as part of our costume to honour him.
11-02-2018
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A lot of the staff honoured our AMAZING Maintenance Director, Dave. We all dressed up like him for Halloween.
11-02-2018
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We got real Spooky on Halloween. The Bread Basket looked amazing!
11-02-2018
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A group of us went out on Friday night to see the Presidents Own United States Marine Band perform at Illinois State University's Braden Auditorium. We had a blast!
11-02-2018
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Last Friday was Frankenstein Day! So we all became Frankenstein using our creative skills.
11-02-2018
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Join us this afternoon! We will be opening our doors from 3:30-4:30 pm before neighborhood trick or treating begins. Come trick or treat with our residents! We have lots of candy to give away!
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On the way back to Bickford in Bloomington, we couldn't resist passing Busy Corner in Goodfield, Illinois for some delicious pie!
10-26-2018
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Dorothy, who grew up on a pumpkin patch expressed how many happy memories were coming back being on a similar farm! She really enjoyed the pygmy goats and the pheasants.
10-26-2018
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The pumpkin patch has a petting zoo. Lorraine really got a kick out of getting up close with the farms filly, Idabel Oakley.
10-26-2018
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On Thursday 10/25 we took a bus ride out to Ackerman's Farm and Pumpkin Patch in Morton, IL. It was perfect fall weather. The sun broke through the clouds and shined the entire outing. We couldn't have asked for nicer weather.
10-26-2018
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On 10/25, The winning duo of the Chili Cook-Off decided to re-gift their prize to our house keeper, Millie. She was over the moon when she was surprised with the crock pot! Enriching happiness is a way of life at Bickford. The staff are here to enrich the happiness of our residents and our ... Read Full Post
On 10/25, The winning duo of the Chili Cook-Off decided to re-gift their prize to our house keeper, Millie. She was over the moon when she was surprised with the crock pot! Enriching happiness is a way of life at Bickford. The staff are here to enrich the happiness of our residents and our Residents know how to enrich the lives of our staff! What a heartwarming story!
10-26-2018
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The winner of the chili cook off won a new crock pot. Chaplain Shirley and Dottie won for their combined efforts to make chili together.
10-26-2018
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Here are some of our residents enjoyng chili and determining which is their favorite.
10-26-2018
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We had residents, Chaplains and Vendors all contribute to the chili cook-off. Chilis were numbered and voting was based on the tasters favorite number.
10-26-2018
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On Wednesday 10/24 we had our Chili Cook-Off. It was a lot of fun. We had 6 entries of chili. The residents came out to try all the chili and vote for their favorite.
10-26-2018
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Good Morning! The fall weather has arrived and there is a chill in the air. Who else woke up feeling a little bit chilly this morning? Speaking of chilly, doesn't a nice hot bowl of chili sound really good to warm up with this afternoon? Well you are in luck! We have our Chili Cook-Off this ... Read Full Post
Good Morning! The fall weather has arrived and there is a chill in the air. Who else woke up feeling a little bit chilly this morning? Speaking of chilly, doesn't a nice hot bowl of chili sound really good to warm up with this afternoon? Well you are in luck! We have our Chili Cook-Off this afternoon right here at Bickford Senior Living! We will have at least 7 chilis to sample, taste, vote on, and take home with you! It's not too late to submit a chili for this afternoon either. We have some great prizes to be won. Hope to see you all here in our living room this afternoon.
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Today is National Nut Day! No, we aren't celebrating that crazy person down the street, we are celebrating yummy and nutritious nuts of all varieties. We sampled different flavors of food with different types of nuts in them, we also made our own trail mix using different varieties of nuts and ... Read Full Post
Today is National Nut Day! No, we aren't celebrating that crazy person down the street, we are celebrating yummy and nutritious nuts of all varieties. We sampled different flavors of food with different types of nuts in them, we also made our own trail mix using different varieties of nuts and other yummy goodness.
10-22-2018
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We had a yummy Chili lunch for our Fall Festival! We hope you enjoyed it. If your chili sparked your interest to make your own, we have the perfect excuse to make it. We are having a Chili Cook Off This coming Wednesday. We have a sign up sheet in the living room for you to enter your chili. Then ... Read Full Post
We had a yummy Chili lunch for our Fall Festival! We hope you enjoyed it. If your chili sparked your interest to make your own, we have the perfect excuse to make it. We are having a Chili Cook Off This coming Wednesday. We have a sign up sheet in the living room for you to enter your chili. Then on Wednesday afternoon, bring your chili in a crock pot and we will have tables set up for everyone to taste different chili's and vote on their favorite. We will be giving away 3 prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place chili's. It is going to be a fun event. So be sure to bring a spoon and an appetite on Wednesday, October 24th! Chili Tasting will be from 2:30p-4:00pm. Prizes will be announced after.
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We decorated pumpkins!
10-22-2018
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We played Pumpkin Ring Toss!
10-22-2018
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We decorated pumpkin cookies!
10-22-2018
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We had such a fun time at our Family Fall Festival. We had games, prizes, a Balloon artist, spooky Halloween food, and more!
10-22-2018
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This week we are gearing up to wear something fun and something unique. Help us by participating in wearing your own unique style this day. Bling it up with mismatched jewelry, bright colors and vibrant style.
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