Bickford of Grand Island

Assisted Living

Nothing can replace home. At Bickford of Grand Island, 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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What a beautiful week we have had! This past week the weather has been beautiful, but very out of season for Nebraska! But hey.... we will take those warm sunny days every chance we get! I would like to invite you to come to our March 14 Support Group! We will have Abby with Elder Law here to ... Read Full Post
What a beautiful week we have had! This past week the weather has been beautiful, but very out of season for Nebraska! But hey.... we will take those warm sunny days every chance we get! I would like to invite you to come to our March 14 Support Group! We will have Abby with Elder Law here to present! She always comes with great and informative presentations! If you would like to join us, please contact Deb at 308-384-3800 to RSVP, as we serve a light supper to all that come! Hope to see you there!!!!!
02-22-2017
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We hope everyone had a wonderful Valentine's day. Here at Bickford we enjoyed spending the day with our friends,family, and sweet treats! We also enjoyed some beautiful vilion music by Cindy Brossman. Thank you to all who helped make this day so special for all of us!
02-15-2017
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Bickford Bakers is very popular here. We bake so many goodies for everyone to enjoy. We recently voted on getting g some nice aprons, and we are glad to say we got them! Everyone was complimenting us on how professional we look. The resident said that all we need to do now is open our own baking ... Read Full Post
Bickford Bakers is very popular here. We bake so many goodies for everyone to enjoy. We recently voted on getting g some nice aprons, and we are glad to say we got them! Everyone was complimenting us on how professional we look. The resident said that all we need to do now is open our own baking shop!
02-09-2017
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We enjoy our pet visits from Peace Lutheran Church. The comfort dogs really bring us all such big smiles!
02-09-2017
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Congratulations to our Kitchen Manager, Sarah Stephens...she has been named Bickford Senior Livings, Kitchen Manager of the Year for 2016! We are so proud of her and I could go on and on about the reason she definitely deserves this award! Congratulations Sarah! We are so proud of you!
02-01-2017
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Here are some fun pictures from our Chocolate Cake Theme Day. We all had a yummy time!
02-01-2017
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Take a look at all the "lovely" activities we have planned for the month of February...
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Who is ready for some Chocolate Cake! We all are looking forward to our Chocolate Cake Bake Off day!
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The fun never stops here at Bickford Cottage. We had a good turn out for our Bingo hat day!
01-16-2017
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We had wonderful entertainment from Helen's musical hat show on our hat theme day.
01-16-2017
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Here is our winner Phyllis Schmidt. She won the most creative hat!
01-16-2017
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Here is another great picture of our Hat Day. Our Bickford Family Members really get into the spirit!
01-13-2017
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Today is Hat Day at Bickford! We are having lots of fun, we started off our day with a hat parade. Everyone enjoyed the laughs and smiles we got going down the hallways singing songs with our lovely hats.
01-12-2017
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What a fun day it will be here at work.... "Hat Day" Be sure to keep an eye out for lots of fun pictures of the days events that Crystal has planned. Hats.... We all have a "hat" that we wear and some may wear a multitude ... For me it's the "Mom" hat, the "Wife" hat, the "Niece/Caregiver" hat... ... Read Full Post
What a fun day it will be here at work.... "Hat Day" Be sure to keep an eye out for lots of fun pictures of the days events that Crystal has planned. Hats.... We all have a "hat" that we wear and some may wear a multitude ... For me it's the "Mom" hat, the "Wife" hat, the "Niece/Caregiver" hat... You see what I mean. But what it brought to me today in reading my devotions is this, are we wearing the hat that God wants us to wear? The hat of "Servant" ? Are we serving Him and Glorifying Him in all that we do? I try, but I know that I fail Him daily. But thankfully He has the hat of Grace that He offers to us through the His son, Jesus! So today as you go on with your day, be reminded of the Hat He has for you to wear! Make it an amazing day and Glorify Him in all that you do!
01-12-2017
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Dust off those Hats & join us for our Hat theme day!
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Makeshift table hockey at its best!!! This is a great activity for all skill levels.
12-30-2016
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Some of our Bickford Family "Elves". Happy Holidays!
12-19-2016
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Esther and Crystal made this neat snowman with balloons, string and glue. Now Esther has a snowman in her apartment!
12-16-2016
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Our chaplain Bob Peir & his lovely wife Donna Jo, are pictured here with Santa & Mrs. Clause. We are truly blessed to have them as a part of our Bickford Family.
12-15-2016
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We had a wonderful time at our Winter Festival Party. We started off the day, by pampering the residents with a spa day gift. Massages, Manicures,Facials, and old fashioned razor shaves, got us all set to the party.
12-12-2016
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Winter Festival Party!
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Thanksgiving has come and gone! Time is ticking away and Christmas is upon us! I love this time of year! The Christmas carols playing in the background, people in that Christmasy mood! But let us not forget the reason for the season! We have all been given such a beautiful gift, and HE came in the ... Read Full Post
Thanksgiving has come and gone! Time is ticking away and Christmas is upon us! I love this time of year! The Christmas carols playing in the background, people in that Christmasy mood! But let us not forget the reason for the season! We have all been given such a beautiful gift, and HE came in the form of a baby many many years ago! Our Savior, our King! From our Bickford Family to yours, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year
11-29-2016
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This is the first step in our 2016 Winter Wonderland at Bickford of Grand Island. As you can see, creativity is not lacking and neither is the fun! We hope we get the chance to show you around our cottage this holiday season! Maybe you can help us figure out how this elf got stuck in our tree!
11-29-2016
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'Tis the season for some fun Holiday activities. Take a look at our December Happings Newsletter
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We are ready for Thanksgiving here at Bickford Cottage! Our Bickford Baker's club made these turkey cookies. Our Bickford Baker's club allows our residents to bake, cook and create yummies for all to enjoy. We appreciate our volunteer, Catherine for her great ideas and assistance each week! Also ... Read Full Post
We are ready for Thanksgiving here at Bickford Cottage! Our Bickford Baker's club made these turkey cookies. Our Bickford Baker's club allows our residents to bake, cook and create yummies for all to enjoy. We appreciate our volunteer, Catherine for her great ideas and assistance each week! Also pictured is the beautiful Betty Mabon.
11-22-2016
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With Respect Honor and Gratitude Thank You Veterans for serving our country & protecting our freedom.
11-11-2016
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Bickford's Annual Pie Tasting Contest is upon us. Join us in briniging in your favorite pie & you may win the grand prize! This is a wonderful time for us to all gather with our family, friends, and eat pie! Hope to see you all there.
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Join Us in Honoring our VETERAN'S
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We had some special little visitors today at Bickford. Thank you to the Aurora Mom's Group for bringing us so much fun!
10-28-2016
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We would like to welcome Jamie Klinginsmith to our team as our new RN Coordinator! She is fitting in so well and is looking forward to getting to know our residents, families, caregivers and Bickford Cottage. Please call or stop by to meet this great lady!
10-20-2016
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Halloween is coming soon, so join us for some spooktacular fun!
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Take a look at what November blessings we have for all to enjoy.
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The weather for our annual trip to the Pumpkin Patch, couldn't have been any better! We enjoyed a nice tractor ride, and homemade pumpkin pie! Thank you to everyone who came out to help us. We appreciate this time of fellowship with our family and friends. - Autumn Blessing.
10-12-2016
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Fellowship, family and friends. What a wonderful time we had with our new entertainment, the Prarie dulcimer players. Thank you to the Soto family for providing donuts for everyone to enjoy!
10-12-2016
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Please be sure to join us on Tuesday, Oct. 11 at 6:15 for a light supper and our "Caregiver's Support Group". We will have Abby from Elder Law come to talk about Senior Fraud, How to protect yourself and your loved one! Supper begins at 6:15 and the support group presentation will begin at 6:30 ... Read Full Post
Please be sure to join us on Tuesday, Oct. 11 at 6:15 for a light supper and our "Caregiver's Support Group". We will have Abby from Elder Law come to talk about Senior Fraud, How to protect yourself and your loved one! Supper begins at 6:15 and the support group presentation will begin at 6:30 p.m.
10-05-2016
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Autumn is here at Bickford of Grand Island! Our awesome Med Aide Michele and super sweet resident Elva are enjoying the beautiful Fall weather here at the cottage!
09-30-2016
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Here is a look at our October HappYnings
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We had so much fun this week celebrating National Assisted Living Week! Thank you to everyone who participated, and helped make some special memories. Below are just a few pictures.
09-18-2016
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Hollywood Day!
09-14-2016
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It is Assisted Living Week and we are having the BEST time with our residents. I just love seeing how they participate and their SMILES! Today is Hollywood day and we had a couple of our medication aides put on their Hollywood Glam! Could we love our jobs any more than we do!!!!!
09-13-2016
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So much fun....take a look at all of the activities we have planned for this month.
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What fun we had at the State Fair! We saw John Anderson in concert, had lunch with ice cream for dessert, and went to see the cattle, farm animal birthing center, quilts, and we ended the day with a nice tractor ride around the whole fair. Wow! We might have been pretty tired, but we sure made some ... Read Full Post
What fun we had at the State Fair! We saw John Anderson in concert, had lunch with ice cream for dessert, and went to see the cattle, farm animal birthing center, quilts, and we ended the day with a nice tractor ride around the whole fair. Wow! We might have been pretty tired, but we sure made some great memories! Thank you for all who helped make this day so special for all.
09-02-2016
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This month's Lunch outing was to Firehouse subs. We take pride in going out to eat at local places and places that give back to the community. This place happens to give back to the men and women firefighters. We had a lot of fun laughing and enjoying our time out together.
08-20-2016
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Bickford of Grand Island hosts monthly a Caregiver's Support Group. Recently we added a Caregiver's Support Group to Aurora, NE. We meet at noon on the 3rd Tuesday of every month at the Hamilton Co. Senior Center. If you are a caregiver, please join us to be encouraged, for helpful tips, and for ... Read Full Post
Bickford of Grand Island hosts monthly a Caregiver's Support Group. Recently we added a Caregiver's Support Group to Aurora, NE. We meet at noon on the 3rd Tuesday of every month at the Hamilton Co. Senior Center. If you are a caregiver, please join us to be encouraged, for helpful tips, and for sharing with others. You do not have to go through this alone! Let us be on this journey with you! See below for the locations and dates and times held. GRAND ISLAND SUPPORT GROUP: 2ND TUESDAY OF EVERY MONTH AT 6:15 P.M. HELD AT BICKFORD ASSISTED LIVING AURORA SUPPORT GROUP: 3RD TUESDAY OF EVERY MONTH AT NOON. HELD AT THE HAMILTON COUNTY SENIOR CENTER. if you have questions, or would like to RSVP, please contact Deb at 308-384-3800.
08-15-2016
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Kool-aid Days have arrived in Nebraska! We took a nice scenic drive to Hastings for some kool-aid fun. We played bingo, listed to live entertainment, and of course we had to sample different kool-aid flavors. Cherry was our top pick! We also experimented painting with kool-aid. I would have to say ... Read Full Post
Kool-aid Days have arrived in Nebraska! We took a nice scenic drive to Hastings for some kool-aid fun. We played bingo, listed to live entertainment, and of course we had to sample different kool-aid flavors. Cherry was our top pick! We also experimented painting with kool-aid. I would have to say our paintings smelled and looked really good!
08-15-2016
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Cowboys & Cowgirls got to saddle - up for our Western Day here at Bickford. Our theme meal was BBQ chicken or Beef brisket , chili, cornbread and all the fixings! We attempted a western chair line dance, which made us a little thirsty so we headed to the saloon for some root beer floats. We will ... Read Full Post
Cowboys & Cowgirls got to saddle - up for our Western Day here at Bickford. Our theme meal was BBQ chicken or Beef brisket , chili, cornbread and all the fixings! We attempted a western chair line dance, which made us a little thirsty so we headed to the saloon for some root beer floats. We will end our day with a friendly game of Texas hold 'em. Thank you to all who helped make this day fun. Enriching Happiness is what we are all about! YEEHAW!
08-10-2016
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Since the 2016 Olympics has been going on in Rio. We decided to host our own Olympics in Grand Island. We had a lot of fun playing games, finding out fun facts, and winning some gold medals. Go Team USA!
08-10-2016
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Our activities assistant, Lacie is working with our resident Betty on making a special craft for today's Western Day at Bickford. We provide activities for all residents, skill levels and interests.
08-10-2016
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Beautiful summer morning and our caregivers involved in the fun....recipe for happiness!!!
08-02-2016
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Meeting ones daily needs should be a given... But at Bickford, we go above and beyond that! Unrecognized needs... what brings joy to the resident? what passion, hobby, interests do they have? Connecting with those things can bring so much joy to someone! Bruce Ramsour was invited to come and visit ... Read Full Post
Meeting ones daily needs should be a given... But at Bickford, we go above and beyond that! Unrecognized needs... what brings joy to the resident? what passion, hobby, interests do they have? Connecting with those things can bring so much joy to someone! Bruce Ramsour was invited to come and visit a couple that lives with us at Bickford Cottage Assisted Living in Grand Island! Bruce is a retired teacher from the Aurora Public Schools. He taught Social Studies for years! A passion he has is the history of the Civil War, which is also a passion shared by this couple! It was amazing to see the joy on their faces when they held the artifacts that Bruce brought to show them. Needless to say, they had a lot to talk about! Thank you to Bruce for helping us meet that Unrecogized need and bring so much joy to our residents!
07-29-2016
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