Bickford of Iowa City

Assisted Living

Nothing can replace home. At Bickford of Iowa City, 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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Happy Memorial Day Weekend from all of us at Bickford!
05-25-2017
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Today is Cinco De Mayo! We are celebrating by having a fiesta with chips and salsa and margaritas tonight! Olé!
05-05-2017
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We are having another fundraiser for our Bickford Alzheimer's Walk Team to support the Alzheimer's Association. This time the Mary Kay Dynasty Dolls team will be donating 25% of all sales in April to our Alzheimer's fundraising effort. Please invite your friends and help us spread the word about ... Read Full Post
We are having another fundraiser for our Bickford Alzheimer's Walk Team to support the Alzheimer's Association. This time the Mary Kay Dynasty Dolls team will be donating 25% of all sales in April to our Alzheimer's fundraising effort. Please invite your friends and help us spread the word about this event to raise money for such a worthwhile cause! You are invited to come in person to our event on Monday from 3 -5 pm or you can look online at www.marykay.com to view their products. Orders must be placed through Bickford in order to be a part of our fundraiser. You certainly don't need to attend the event to support the cause - you can place orders via email or you can donate directly to our Walk Team. Contact Harmony Hauser at iowacitylec@enrichinghappiness.com for more information.
04-21-2017
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Happy Easter from your Bickford Family! Friendly reminder that you are invited to join the Easter celebrating today at Bickford! We hope to see you there! *Please note the change in time. Our service will begin at 2:30 pm instead of 2 pm as originally planned.
04-16-2017
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Seeking Summer Volunteers! Do you have a passion for making a difference, perhaps the difference in someone’s life? At Bickford, our residents love people like you fluttering around, doing what you do best – whether that’s playing your guitar, giving a spinning wheel demonstration or even ... Read Full Post
Seeking Summer Volunteers! Do you have a passion for making a difference, perhaps the difference in someone’s life? At Bickford, our residents love people like you fluttering around, doing what you do best – whether that’s playing your guitar, giving a spinning wheel demonstration or even leading a laughing yoga class. Every unique talent you possess helps us enrich happiness in the lives of those we serve and gives you the opportunity to become a part of something bigger than yourself. You may be a volunteer to the untrained eye, but you’re an angel in our residents’ eyes when you utilize your uniqueness to transform seemingly ordinary occurrences into transcending moments. If you or someone you know are ready to don your wings, we’re calling you to be a Bickford Angel! Please comment on this post or email Harmony Hauser at iowacitylec@enrichinghappiness.com for a Volunteer Application.
04-13-2017
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Alzheimer's Communication
04-11-2017
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Here is our April newsletter and calendar! *Click on the pdf version to view proper formatting.
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Boy did we have a fabulous Beach Party!
04-03-2017
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You are invited to our first Walk to End Alzheimer's Fundraiser for 2017 happening tomorrow, March 24 from 3 - 7 pm in the main living area at Bickford of Iowa City! We would love to have you join us, even just for a short while, to enjoy some light refreshments and see what Scentsy has to offer. ... Read Full Post
You are invited to our first Walk to End Alzheimer's Fundraiser for 2017 happening tomorrow, March 24 from 3 - 7 pm in the main living area at Bickford of Iowa City! We would love to have you join us, even just for a short while, to enjoy some light refreshments and see what Scentsy has to offer. There is no pressure to buy. Who knows, you might discover something wonderful or find that perfect gift for someone else - and all for such a great cause. At least 15% of sales (possibly more!) will be donated to our Bickford Team's fundraising efforts! Pamela Miller-Dekeyser, who is our fundraiser sponsor, will have samples that you can smell and will introduce us to many of the wonderful Scentsy products. When I first discovered this line, I could not believe how many scents they had! Now I love many of their products!
03-23-2017
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Come volunteer at Bickford!
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What a fun day we had at Riverside Casino! Check out our Facebook page for more photos at www.facebook.com/BickfordofIowaCity/
03-09-2017
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Something to make your day a little brighter: At the urging of Harry’s wife and doctor, 65 year old Harry finally made it to the gym. After consulting with one of the trainers, Harry decided to try out a steep treadmill. “Ok”, said the trainer “I’m going to set it for ten minutes, if you ... Read Full Post
Something to make your day a little brighter: At the urging of Harry’s wife and doctor, 65 year old Harry finally made it to the gym. After consulting with one of the trainers, Harry decided to try out a steep treadmill. “Ok”, said the trainer “I’m going to set it for ten minutes, if you want to go longer just press start again.” At first Harry was doing fine but after 5 seconds he started getting tired, and after a minute he jumped off gasping for breath. Walking to the side to sit down, he passed by a friend of his. “Man”, said Harry. “I could barely last a full minute on that treadmill.” “Alright alright”, said his buddy, “no reason to brag!”
03-08-2017
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Here is our March newsletter and calendar. We hope you will join us for some of our fun activities! *Click on image to open with proper formatting.
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In July 2016 we transitioned to a new Director, RN Coordinator and Marketing Coordinator here at Bickford of Iowa City. At that time our Branch began working towards a goal of improving in our companies main focus of Enriching Happiness. We wanted to do everything possible to make sure we were ... Read Full Post
In July 2016 we transitioned to a new Director, RN Coordinator and Marketing Coordinator here at Bickford of Iowa City. At that time our Branch began working towards a goal of improving in our companies main focus of Enriching Happiness. We wanted to do everything possible to make sure we were Enriching the Happiness of our Residents, Resident Families and our Staff (Bickford Family Members or BFMs for short) last evening at the annual Bickford Pearl Ceremony our Branch was recognized for having a top ten Happiness Score for our BFMs and even more impressive, we were recognized for earning the highest Resident and Resident Family Happiness scores in the entire company!!!! A huge thank you is in order to our entire Branch from administration to dietary and activities and of course our care staff as well as housekeeping and maintenance. All of you have contributed to making Bickford of Iowa City a wonderfully happy place for everyone. We also need to thank our residents and their families. It is such an honor to work with all of you and we are so appreciative to the feedback you provide. As we move forward we will continue to strive to setting a very high standard in all that we do here in Iowa City! Congrats to everyone and thank you!!!!
02-28-2017
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In July 2016 we transitioned to a new Director, RN Coordinator and Marketing Coordinator here at Bickford of Iowa City. At that time our Branch began working towards a goal of improving in our companies main focus of Enriching Happiness. We wanted to do everything possible to make sure we were ... Read Full Post
In July 2016 we transitioned to a new Director, RN Coordinator and Marketing Coordinator here at Bickford of Iowa City. At that time our Branch began working towards a goal of improving in our companies main focus of Enriching Happiness. We wanted to do everything possible to make sure we were Enriching the Happiness of our Residents, Resident Families and our Staff (Bickford Family Members or BFMs for short) last evening at the annual Bickford Pearl Ceremony our Branch was recognized for having a top ten Happiness Score for our BFMs and even more impressive, we were recognized for earning the highest Resident and Resident Family Happiness scores in the entire company!!!! A huge thank you is in order to our entire Branch from administration to dietary and activities and of course our care staff as well as housekeeping and maintenance. All of you have contributed to making Bickford of Iowa City a wonderfully happy place for everyone. We also need to thank our residents and their families. It is such an honor to work with all of you and we are so appreciative to the feedback you provide. As we move forward we will continue to strive to setting a very high standard in all that we do here in Iowa City! Congrats to everyone and thank you!!!!
02-28-2017
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n July 2016 we transitioned to a new Director, RN Coordinator and Marketing Coordinator here at Bickford of Iowa City. At that time our Branch began working towards a goal of improving in our companies main focus of Enriching Happiness. We wanted to do everything possible to make sure we were ... Read Full Post
n July 2016 we transitioned to a new Director, RN Coordinator and Marketing Coordinator here at Bickford of Iowa City. At that time our Branch began working towards a goal of improving in our companies main focus of Enriching Happiness. We wanted to do everything possible to make sure we were Enriching the Happiness of our Residents, Resident Families and our Staff (Bickford Family Members or BFMs for short) last evening at the annual Bickford Pearl Ceremony our Branch was recognized for having a top ten Happiness Score for our BFMs and even more impressive, we were recognized for earning the highest Resident and Resident Family Happiness scores in the entire company!!!! A huge thank you is in order to our entire Branch from administration to dietary and activities and of course our care staff as well as housekeeping and maintenance. All of you have contributed to making Bickford of Iowa City a wonderfully happy place for everyone. We also need to thank our residents and their families. It is such an honor to work with all of you and we are so appreciative to the feedback you provide. As we move forward we will continue to strive to setting a very high standard in all that we do here in Iowa City! Congrats to everyone and thank you!!!!
02-28-2017
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We just received word from Cowboy Jim that he has the flu and won't be able to join us today. Darn!
02-21-2017
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We hope everyone enjoyed their President's Day! We decorated the building red, white and blue and made flower arrangements to match, enjoyed live music and had some presidential BINGO too!
02-21-2017
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You are invited to join us tomorrow for a great performance by Cowboy Jim! Yee Haw!
02-21-2017
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We are #1 in the company for resident and family happiness!
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We hope to see you at our Family Council meeting tomorrow - Thursday, February 16 at 5:30 pm!
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We would like to invite you to join us for our Valentine's Day concert by Bluestem Trio today at 2 pm in our family room! Happy Valentine's Day!
02-14-2017
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There are still a few spots available for the VNA Foot Care Clinic happening tomorrow! When: Tuesday, February 7 Where: Bickford of Iowa City Time: 8:30 am - Noon Cost: $12.00 (cash or check (payable to VNA) only - we cannot add to your Bickford bill) Insurance is not applicable. To sign up please ... Read Full Post
There are still a few spots available for the VNA Foot Care Clinic happening tomorrow! When: Tuesday, February 7 Where: Bickford of Iowa City Time: 8:30 am - Noon Cost: $12.00 (cash or check (payable to VNA) only - we cannot add to your Bickford bill) Insurance is not applicable. To sign up please email our RNC, Marcia Baldridge, at Marcia.baldridge@enrichinghappiness.com or call the branch directly at 319-351-3200.
02-06-2017
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Here is our February newsletter and calendar! Check out all the fun things we have scheduled and photos from last month!
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Lindsey Doty who leads the University of Iowa Tau Chapter of Delta Gamma volunteers, shares her thoughts about being a Bickford Angel (also known as a volunteer). "By just one visit into Bickford, you feel as though it is a community that you can bond with the residents, that they will make you ... Read Full Post
Lindsey Doty who leads the University of Iowa Tau Chapter of Delta Gamma volunteers, shares her thoughts about being a Bickford Angel (also known as a volunteer). "By just one visit into Bickford, you feel as though it is a community that you can bond with the residents, that they will make you want to come back. It really is a welcoming atmosphere that will make you want to come back too. My favorite part about being a volunteer at Bickford is being around the residents. I love coming into Bickford, and having the residents recognize me and ask me how my time at Iowa is going. I also love seeing how happy they get when we do our Delta Gamma cheer right before we depart. It’s rewarding knowing that our time at Bickford is fun for both myself and the residents. Ever since I have been a Delta Gamma at the University of Iowa, volunteering at Bickford has been an opportunity for us. This is my second year of volunteering." Send an email to iowacitylec@enrichinghappiness.com if you're interested in learning more!
01-31-2017
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Happy Chocolate Cake Day!
01-28-2017
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There are still a few spots available for the VNA Foot Care Clinic! When: Tuesday, February 7 Where: Bickford of Iowa City Time: 8:30 am - Noon Cost: $12.00 (cash or check (payable to VNA) only - we cannot add to your Bickford bill) Insurance is not applicable. To sign up please email our RNC, ... Read Full Post
There are still a few spots available for the VNA Foot Care Clinic! When: Tuesday, February 7 Where: Bickford of Iowa City Time: 8:30 am - Noon Cost: $12.00 (cash or check (payable to VNA) only - we cannot add to your Bickford bill) Insurance is not applicable. To sign up please email our RNC, Marcia Baldridge, at Marcia.baldridge@enrichinghappiness.com or call the branch directly at 319-351-3200.
01-28-2017
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As we've said before, our volunteers truly are spectacular! Sally A Hall has been with Bickford longer than many of our staff! She spends not one but TWO MORNINGS a week with our lucky residents. Frequently she even ADDS MORE DAYS to her schedule with us to lend a hand when we have outings or ... Read Full Post
As we've said before, our volunteers truly are spectacular! Sally A Hall has been with Bickford longer than many of our staff! She spends not one but TWO MORNINGS a week with our lucky residents. Frequently she even ADDS MORE DAYS to her schedule with us to lend a hand when we have outings or whenever help is needed. She brings homemade goodies for the residents every Tuesday to enjoy while she shares stories and also provides top-notch manicures and hand massages on Wednesdays and SO much more! Special kudos and thanks go out to Sally! Our branch wouldn't be the same without you!
01-24-2017
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Moments of Happiness
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Here are the dates for our Family Council Meetings. We hope to see you there!
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If you'd like to join us, please email Harmony at iowacitylec@enrichinghappiness.com to RSVP by 1/24 please!
01-22-2017
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We've had our morning walk, enjoyed Sally's homemade goodies and listened to wonderful stories and now it's time to have fun putting together a new puzzle!
01-10-2017
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As we get older, there is a greater risk of developing medical conditions or developing problems with memory. It is important to know what to look for and when to seek medical help. To help, here are 7 signs your parents may need help: 1. Is food in the refrigerator uneaten or outdated? Are the ... Read Full Post
As we get older, there is a greater risk of developing medical conditions or developing problems with memory. It is important to know what to look for and when to seek medical help. To help, here are 7 signs your parents may need help: 1. Is food in the refrigerator uneaten or outdated? Are the fridge and cabinets bare? 2. Do they look like they’ve lost a lot of unexplained weight? 3. Have they ignored their personal hygiene? 4. Are there obvious signs of unpaid bills? 5. Do they seem confused or lost in the neighborhood? 6. Are they missing medical or social appointments? 7. Do they seem abnormally disconnected or confused? These signs could be an indication that your loved one is dealing with physical limitations, memory loss and depression. If your loved one is dealing with the challenges of aging, Bickford Senior Living is here to help. Relieve some of that stress and let Bickford help you and your loved one work with their physicians to identify problems and suggest alternatives that may help lead a more active and comfortable lifestyle.
01-09-2017
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Happy New Year! Here is our January newsletter and calendar.
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Watching the Hawkeyes win with courtside seats was a great way to end the year!
01-02-2017
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We are looking for both a licensed cosmetologist and a barber to work in our beauty salon. If you or someone you know is licensed and looking for some extra work in a wonderful atmosphere with friendly folks, please reach out to Harmony at iowacitylec@enrichinghappiness.com.
12-27-2016
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Congratulations to our Kitchen Manager extraordinaire, Linda Bowman, for being the newest Diamond member of the B91 club for enriching happiness at our branch for over 5 years!
12-22-2016
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Friendly reminder that we hope to see you at our annual Bickford Family Christmas Party this Thursday, December 15 from 6 - 8 pm!
12-13-2016
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We hope you will join us for our annual Bickford Family Christmas Party on Thursday, December 15 from 6 - 8 pm!
12-06-2016
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Here is our December newsletter and calendar! We hope you will make special note to join us for our Bickford Family Christmas Party on Thursday, December 15 at 6 pm!
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Happy Thanksgiving! Gobble Gobble!
11-23-2016
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We would love for you to join us for this fun event by Vino Van Gogh! Please email me (Harmony) at iowacitylec@enrichinghappiness.com to RSVP!
11-21-2016
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We hope to see you tonight at our Family Council Meeting in the living room at 5:30 pm. Erin Droll of Corridor Care Management will be here to share information about POA's and conservators to start us off!
11-17-2016
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We are so proud of Jim, Sally, Bernice and Hartley who received awards for being the most improved in their strength through our Live 2B Healthy classes!
11-08-2016
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We will begin our Halloween morning to make sure we are all in the spirit with a drive to enjoy all of the fabulously decorated houses!
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We are looking forward to visiting Wilson's Orchard tomorrow! We hope to see you there!
10-22-2016
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I am so excited to announce we have a new Bickford family member, Monica Buckman! She is our new Life Enrichment Assistant! Please help me welcome her to our Bickford family!
10-17-2016
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Here is our October newsletter and calendar!
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Walk to End Alzheimer's Update! Our Bickford of Iowa City is officially the TOP fundraising team! Woo hoo! Thanks so much to all who supported us. Donations are still being accepted until December. If you'd like to support this worthy cause, you can here: http://act.alz.org/goto/Bickford 1. ... Read Full Post
Walk to End Alzheimer's Update! Our Bickford of Iowa City is officially the TOP fundraising team! Woo hoo! Thanks so much to all who supported us. Donations are still being accepted until December. If you'd like to support this worthy cause, you can here: http://act.alz.org/goto/Bickford 1. Bickford of Iowa City $4,516.11 2. Team Compassion $4,473.00 3. Gary's Group $4,240.00
09-30-2016
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