Bickford of Clinton

Assisted Living

Nothing can replace home. At Bickford of Clinton, 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 week our men were pampered with a 'Spa Day'. We have been taking more outdoor walks with the beautiful weather. Fresh air is so invigorating. A big group of us enjoyed sitting on the front porch yesterday. Whenever we get together great conversation follows! I have been making up a weekly ... Read Full Post
This week our men were pampered with a 'Spa Day'. We have been taking more outdoor walks with the beautiful weather. Fresh air is so invigorating. A big group of us enjoyed sitting on the front porch yesterday. Whenever we get together great conversation follows! I have been making up a weekly schedule of the Cub baseball games. We have many fans here and they enjoying watching the games. Go Cubbies!
05-27-2016
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What a lovely week. I had such a nice time pampering our ladies with 'Spa Day'. A facial and massage makes us all feel younger and refreshed! With warmer temperatures we have been spending more time outdoors enjoying the sun our faces. We planted some herbs and flowers to enjoy all summer, as well. ... Read Full Post
What a lovely week. I had such a nice time pampering our ladies with 'Spa Day'. A facial and massage makes us all feel younger and refreshed! With warmer temperatures we have been spending more time outdoors enjoying the sun our faces. We planted some herbs and flowers to enjoy all summer, as well.
05-20-2016
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We had such a delightful Mother's Day celebration. It was great to see all the family members who were able to make it. I feel so blessed to be a part of these ladies lives. This week we enjoyed a fun flower making craft. It's realy fun to watch as each person creates something to their liking, ... Read Full Post
We had such a delightful Mother's Day celebration. It was great to see all the family members who were able to make it. I feel so blessed to be a part of these ladies lives. This week we enjoyed a fun flower making craft. It's realy fun to watch as each person creates something to their liking, something unique to them.
05-13-2016
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It has been an eventful week. We celebrated Jane's 104th birthday. Made Mother's Day goodies and crafts. Jeff Smallwood and his banjo played for us on Thursday. On Saturday we will be celebrating all our wonderful mothers with a tea and brunch. May is off to a great start!
05-06-2016
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Fruit Infused Water-Its not just another pretty face! You have probably noticed around the branch the nice beverage areas, or what we like to call "hydration stations" set up near the living room. These are not only appealing to the eye, but have numerous health benefits as well! You might find ... Read Full Post
Fruit Infused Water-Its not just another pretty face! You have probably noticed around the branch the nice beverage areas, or what we like to call "hydration stations" set up near the living room. These are not only appealing to the eye, but have numerous health benefits as well! You might find anything from kiwi to lemons to cranberries floating in the inviting ice cold water to wet your whistle. The fruit infused water encourages everyone to drink more water which aids in hydration, digestion, and joint pain. So next time you are in, stop and pour yourself a refreshing glass of our jazzed up water, and encourage others to have a sip too. For more information on the benefits of fruit infused water click on the link below: http://lifescapepremier.com/2015/11/04/health-benefits-fruit-infused-waters/
05-05-2016
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As April comes to an end we look back with many good memories. Last week we took a ride on the Bickford bus along our beautiful Mississippi River. The bus makes traveling very comfortable and enjoyable. This week we sang and danced to one of our favorite entertainers 'Mamma J'. We are all looking ... Read Full Post
As April comes to an end we look back with many good memories. Last week we took a ride on the Bickford bus along our beautiful Mississippi River. The bus makes traveling very comfortable and enjoyable. This week we sang and danced to one of our favorite entertainers 'Mamma J'. We are all looking forward to her visit in May.
04-29-2016
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We had some of our favorite musical entertainment this week. On Thursday, Dale and Evelyn Hanson brought some of their darling "Polish" rabbits for us to pet and learn about. We have the patio all set up for catching some rays. The warm weather has us all walking with a spring in our step.
04-15-2016
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Spring is Springing! Be sure to be watching your local Bickford's activity calendar for upcoming spring sprucing and planting. We have all been working really hard to make our front porches and courtyards really inviting with furniture, decorations,and of course, flowers that will come soon. If you ... Read Full Post
Spring is Springing! Be sure to be watching your local Bickford's activity calendar for upcoming spring sprucing and planting. We have all been working really hard to make our front porches and courtyards really inviting with furniture, decorations,and of course, flowers that will come soon. If you have a green thumb, or would like to roll up your sleeves and help out, we can always use and extra hand with weed pulling, planting, watering, or just sweeping the front porch. Flowers, along with Sheppard's hooks, baskets, yard ornaments, and feeders always make not only a great gift for hard to buy for loved ones, but also is a beautiful way to spruce up the view of not only the recipient but for all those that enjoy the outdoors. We look forward to having you join us for a little work and a lot of fun!
04-12-2016
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A group of 28 ladies called the "Clin-Tones sang for us today. We enjoyed their song selections and beauiful voices. Most of us were tapping our toes and singing along with each song. We started the week with a parachute activity where we not only had fun, but also got in some exercise. Our craft ... Read Full Post
A group of 28 ladies called the "Clin-Tones sang for us today. We enjoyed their song selections and beauiful voices. Most of us were tapping our toes and singing along with each song. We started the week with a parachute activity where we not only had fun, but also got in some exercise. Our craft this week was a button creation that had everyone smiling and feeling proud of their work. The men relaxed during their spa time. As always we look forward to the days and weeks ahead!
04-08-2016
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It's hard to believe that Easter has come and gone! Between egg hunts, fun decorations and a lovely dinner we enjoyed this special holiday. Now we are looking ahead to warmer weather and lots of porch time. Next week we have the Clin-tones coming to sing for us. What a treat!
04-01-2016
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'Mamma J' was with us today. Judy (Mamma J) sings and wears fun crazy hats with each song. The residents enjoy singing, dancing, and tapping their toes to the tunes. We sure enjoy the hour each month. Yesterday, Jill's niece came and entertained us with her piano playing abilities. What a delight! Read Full Post
'Mamma J' was with us today. Judy (Mamma J) sings and wears fun crazy hats with each song. The residents enjoy singing, dancing, and tapping their toes to the tunes. We sure enjoy the hour each month. Yesterday, Jill's niece came and entertained us with her piano playing abilities. What a delight!
03-23-2016
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We had another wonderful week at Bickford. With the "Spring like" weather we all have a little extra spring in our step! On Tuesday we enjoyed Shamrock Shakes while we shared memories of days gone bye. We've started a walking club to help us all stay fit as a fiddle. Also I have discovered how much ... Read Full Post
We had another wonderful week at Bickford. With the "Spring like" weather we all have a little extra spring in our step! On Tuesday we enjoyed Shamrock Shakes while we shared memories of days gone bye. We've started a walking club to help us all stay fit as a fiddle. Also I have discovered how much many of our residents like to sing. So each week we select a book of songs and sing together. As usual we ended the week making cookies together and talking obout recipes.
03-11-2016
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It sure is wonderful to see March! The air has a crisp, spring feel and smell to it. We have had a fun week of getting to know several new residents. It's always enjoyable meeting someone new. We started the week with taking a ride up to the dam, where we watched lots of birds enjoying the water. ... Read Full Post
It sure is wonderful to see March! The air has a crisp, spring feel and smell to it. We have had a fun week of getting to know several new residents. It's always enjoyable meeting someone new. We started the week with taking a ride up to the dam, where we watched lots of birds enjoying the water. On Wednesday we had our first sing-a-long. So may great songs and memories attached to them.
03-04-2016
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We are all ready to say farewell to February, and hello to March. It won't be long before the grass will be green and in need of mowing! We started the week with one of our favorite entertainers, "John and Kay". It's always fun to sing along and tap our toes to their music. This week we started our ... Read Full Post
We are all ready to say farewell to February, and hello to March. It won't be long before the grass will be green and in need of mowing! We started the week with one of our favorite entertainers, "John and Kay". It's always fun to sing along and tap our toes to their music. This week we started our Walking Club. As we walked we sing our favorite tunes. Who knew walking could be so much fun! Gloria one of our Chaplains has decided to join us each Wednesday for walking and singing fun.
02-26-2016
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This week at Bickford we celebrated three birthdays. It was a good week of cake eating! Also, 'Mamma J' payed us a visit. Her wonderful singing and hat wearing entertained us all. On Thursday we toasted to "National Drink a Glass of Wine Day". It was educational and fun to sample four different ... Read Full Post
This week at Bickford we celebrated three birthdays. It was a good week of cake eating! Also, 'Mamma J' payed us a visit. Her wonderful singing and hat wearing entertained us all. On Thursday we toasted to "National Drink a Glass of Wine Day". It was educational and fun to sample four different wines and nibble on some crackers and cheese. We are all happy that spring is creeping closer with each day.
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Happy Lent! Yesterday was "fat Tuesday". So in keeping with the Mardigras theme we had fun eating and learning about the "King Cake". The cake was decorated in the pretty colors of mardigras, purple, gold, and green. It did taste as good as it looked!
02-10-2016
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Love is the air! We are having such a good time making Valentine crafts this week. Coloring pictures, creating beautiful Valentine bags and writing cards for that special day, has been a joy. Our Friday Bunco Club is also a very enjoyable way to end the week. Laughter and mystery is a large part of ... Read Full Post
Love is the air! We are having such a good time making Valentine crafts this week. Coloring pictures, creating beautiful Valentine bags and writing cards for that special day, has been a joy. Our Friday Bunco Club is also a very enjoyable way to end the week. Laughter and mystery is a large part of the game!
02-04-2016
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Today is Chocolate Cake Day. We gathered in the activity room where we frosted and decorated small cakes for each table in the dining room. Fun and creativity blossomed. But off course eating our beautiful cakes was the sweetest part of the day!
01-27-2016
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We have had a busy week of wearing fun hats, listening to Chuck (one of our Clinton County Naturalists), and playing Bunco. We are looking forward to another week of fun activities.
01-15-2016
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We had a wonderful first week of 2016. On Monday several of us took advantage of the beautiful weather and went for a ride. On our drive we saw ducks, an eagle, and two eagle nests. We also made homemade marshmallows this week. Though we enjoyed making them we all decided it was even more fun ... Read Full Post
We had a wonderful first week of 2016. On Monday several of us took advantage of the beautiful weather and went for a ride. On our drive we saw ducks, an eagle, and two eagle nests. We also made homemade marshmallows this week. Though we enjoyed making them we all decided it was even more fun eating them! Today was the second time our Bunco Club met and played. We are enjoying the game and the social time.
01-08-2016
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We have had a wonderful week of preparing for Christmas. Making goodies to eat, cinnamon ornaments to smell, and singing Christmas songs together by the fire. But of course we remember to keep our Savior, Jesus, as our main focus at this special time of the year. Wishing you and yours a blessed ... Read Full Post
We have had a wonderful week of preparing for Christmas. Making goodies to eat, cinnamon ornaments to smell, and singing Christmas songs together by the fire. But of course we remember to keep our Savior, Jesus, as our main focus at this special time of the year. Wishing you and yours a blessed Christmas!
12-24-2015
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It is such an exciting time of year. We have had many groups come and sing for us and last night we had an outing to the "Symphony of Lights" Christmas display. So beautiful!!!!
12-17-2015
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Wow! What a fun,busy week we have had. On Monday the residents made gingerbread houses. Today some 3rd grade students came and decorated the houses with all kinds of colorful candies. What sweet fun! Thursday was our Bickford family Christmas party. We dined on delicious food and listened to the ... Read Full Post
Wow! What a fun,busy week we have had. On Monday the residents made gingerbread houses. Today some 3rd grade students came and decorated the houses with all kinds of colorful candies. What sweet fun! Thursday was our Bickford family Christmas party. We dined on delicious food and listened to the wonderful singing of Travis Hosette.
12-11-2015
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Happy Thanksgiving to all! We have had a fun week of cooking, crafting and spending time visiting with one another. When the discussion turned to what we were thankful for, Margaret said she was very thankful for the time she has spent here at Bickford and the friends she had made. The Thanksgiving ... Read Full Post
Happy Thanksgiving to all! We have had a fun week of cooking, crafting and spending time visiting with one another. When the discussion turned to what we were thankful for, Margaret said she was very thankful for the time she has spent here at Bickford and the friends she had made. The Thanksgiving feast Jen prepared for us was delicious and enjoyed by all.
11-27-2015
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Thanksgiving is just around the corner! Our residents love the fact that they have the ability to invite family and friends into their Bickford home for a holiday meal. Reservations are now being taken for our Thanksgiving dinner at noon on the 26th. Call the branch now at 563-242-2400 to save your ... Read Full Post
Thanksgiving is just around the corner! Our residents love the fact that they have the ability to invite family and friends into their Bickford home for a holiday meal. Reservations are now being taken for our Thanksgiving dinner at noon on the 26th. Call the branch now at 563-242-2400 to save your seat!
11-20-2015
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King's Family Photo :)
08-19-2015
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Queen's Family Photo :)
08-19-2015
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We had lots of Food, Family, and Fun at the Bickford County Fair!! Introducing Bickford Cottage County Fair King and Queen for 2015 :) Jack Voss and Geri Remery!
08-19-2015
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We had lots of Food, Family, and Fun at the Bickford County Fair!!
08-19-2015
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We had lots of Food, Family, and Fun at the Bickford County Fair!!
08-19-2015
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We had lots of Food, Family, and Fun at the Bickford County Fair!!
08-19-2015
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We had lots of Food, Family, and Fun at the Bickford County Fair!!
08-19-2015
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Western Day
08-13-2015
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Western Day
08-10-2015
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Western Day
08-10-2015
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Western Day and our Wanted Buckaroos!
08-10-2015
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Howdy cowboys and cowgirls! What a fun day yesterday as we brought the wild, wild West to Bickford for Western Day! We rustled up some grub, roped a few ponies, and had ourselves a good ol' fashioned cow poke! I had a hard time deciding which branch to go to, but chose Bickford of Macomb. Partner, ... Read Full Post
Howdy cowboys and cowgirls! What a fun day yesterday as we brought the wild, wild West to Bickford for Western Day! We rustled up some grub, roped a few ponies, and had ourselves a good ol' fashioned cow poke! I had a hard time deciding which branch to go to, but chose Bickford of Macomb. Partner, I was not disappointed! Macomb Director Lisa Kugler and her husband Jeff, not only hauled in saddles and authentic decorations, they also trailered in three of their horses for the residents to pet and love on. They even talked me into saddling up and riding off into the sunset on Black. Well, maybe not into the sunset, but I did ride him around the yard. Everyone did a fantastic job coming up with ideas and activities that brought many equestrian memories back to life for our residents. The kitchens were transformed into chuck wagons, and there was not an empty belly for miles around. I am looking forward to the next adventure! Happy Trails, Beth
08-07-2015
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Check out our August activities!
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The veterans of our military services have put their lives on the line to protect the freedoms that we enjoy. They have dedicated their lives to their country and deserve to be recognized for their commitment. Thank you Brie at Hospice Compassus for helping is honor our veterans here at Bickford! ... Read Full Post
The veterans of our military services have put their lives on the line to protect the freedoms that we enjoy. They have dedicated their lives to their country and deserve to be recognized for their commitment. Thank you Brie at Hospice Compassus for helping is honor our veterans here at Bickford! In Photo: Jack Voss
07-27-2015
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Jim Lind
07-27-2015
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Joe Short
07-27-2015
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Bob Hill
07-27-2015
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The veterans of our military services have put their lives on the line to protect the freedoms that we enjoy. They have dedicated their lives to their country and deserve to be recognized for their commitment. Thank you Brie at Hospice Compassus for helping is honor our veterans here at Bickford!
07-27-2015
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view of the field!
07-20-2015
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Though it was a very HOT day...it was PERFECT under the pavilion at the Lumberkings game Monday! We had a great time :)
07-20-2015
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Antique Car Show in our parking lot Sunday, July 19th!!! Come check it out!! :)
07-15-2015
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Banner Craft :)
07-06-2015
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Balloons!
07-06-2015
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July 4th festivities!!! Here is what the residents and I made for the 4th of July!! :) They did a great job!
07-06-2015
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Enjoying Popsicles on the porch!
06-29-2015
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