Bickford of Macomb

Assisted Living

Nothing can replace home. At Bickford of Macomb, 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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"Cowboy" Gordon's M. bride, Dorothy M. ...."bang, bang" she says!!!!!
08-28-2016
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Our farmer turned "cowboy" Gordon M.
08-28-2016
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Our wonderful "Dusty" M.
08-28-2016
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Here are some of our pictures from Western Day! First up....Cowgirl Reatha B.
08-28-2016
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Greetings everyone from Deb! It is time I get into the 21st Century and learn to blog! So here goes.... A couple weeks ago was a fun time pretending to be be "cowgirls and cowboys" during Western Day at our "ranch'. A very special shout-out to Ollie and Roger Toland for sharing their wonderful ... Read Full Post
Greetings everyone from Deb! It is time I get into the 21st Century and learn to blog! So here goes.... A couple weeks ago was a fun time pretending to be be "cowgirls and cowboys" during Western Day at our "ranch'. A very special shout-out to Ollie and Roger Toland for sharing their wonderful singing and instrumental talent with us.
08-28-2016
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Happy August! August 2nd and 73 degrees. WoW! We have some special thanks to give to some of our Bickford Friends and Family. Thank you to the Barclay and Hayes' families for bringing in fresh sweet corn for our residents and Bickford Family Members. It literally was very sweet of you! Last Friday ... Read Full Post
Happy August! August 2nd and 73 degrees. WoW! We have some special thanks to give to some of our Bickford Friends and Family. Thank you to the Barclay and Hayes' families for bringing in fresh sweet corn for our residents and Bickford Family Members. It literally was very sweet of you! Last Friday was a lot of fun at Bickford of Macomb! It really felt like we were in Germany with the Peoria Accordian Band supplying the entertainment! We made some new friends too as we brought some folks over from The Everly House. Everyone had a great time, and enjoyed the beautiful fruit tray, and delicious cucumbers! ROLL OUT THE BARRELS! WE'LL HAVE A BARREL OF FUN! AT BICKFORD!
08-02-2016
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Hello friends! Sorry I missed last week ~ I don't know where the time goes some days! How are you? We are doing well here at Bickford Assisted Living. Happy for the break from the heat! It can stay just like this until Autumn as far as I'm concerned! Exciting news this week! Debra Russell our Life ... Read Full Post
Hello friends! Sorry I missed last week ~ I don't know where the time goes some days! How are you? We are doing well here at Bickford Assisted Living. Happy for the break from the heat! It can stay just like this until Autumn as far as I'm concerned! Exciting news this week! Debra Russell our Life Enrichment Coordinator got our Facebook page up! Please Like and Share our page! As it is already the end of the month, it will be time soon to rate your satisfaction with your Bickford. How are we doing? We hope you're Highly Satisfied, and if you're not, why? Please feel free to contact me anytime to let me know what we can do to best enrich the happiness of your loved one, and you!
07-26-2016
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Boy! I wish you all could hear the laughter coming from our dining room! Each afternoon, our Life Enrichment Coordinator Debra Russell and our caregivers gather our friends and they spend a couple hours together - visiting, laughing, playing a card game "Garbage", dominoes, eating treats & drinking ... Read Full Post
Boy! I wish you all could hear the laughter coming from our dining room! Each afternoon, our Life Enrichment Coordinator Debra Russell and our caregivers gather our friends and they spend a couple hours together - visiting, laughing, playing a card game "Garbage", dominoes, eating treats & drinking lemonade. In the background is 50's RADIO on the stereo. It's the best time of the day here at Bickford. We all relax a little, laugh a lot, and yes, we sing! Sometimes our chorus is lead by a friend who is 101 years young! Next Thursday is Italian Day - July 21st. Stop by for some fun!!
07-14-2016
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God Bless America! Summer is just full of patriotic holidays - from Memorial Day to Labor Day! I hope you all enjoyed a safe and fun 4th. We have had a lot of fun here at Bickford during this past week. Birthdays, ice cream party, car cruise, and the 4th of July celebration. Looks like the hot is ... Read Full Post
God Bless America! Summer is just full of patriotic holidays - from Memorial Day to Labor Day! I hope you all enjoyed a safe and fun 4th. We have had a lot of fun here at Bickford during this past week. Birthdays, ice cream party, car cruise, and the 4th of July celebration. Looks like the hot is back to stay. Stop by anytime. Our front porch is always open and it's cool and comfy inside our house!
07-05-2016
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YOU SCREAM! I SCREAM! WE ALL SCREAM FOR ICE CREAM!! Bickford Cottage Macomb will host an Ice Cream Social THIS THURSDAY JUNE 30TH from 2-4pm at the branch. You're Invited! Shauna has homemade caramel, blackberry and strawberry toppings prepared. We'll make sundaes, root beer floats and FUN! We are ... Read Full Post
YOU SCREAM! I SCREAM! WE ALL SCREAM FOR ICE CREAM!! Bickford Cottage Macomb will host an Ice Cream Social THIS THURSDAY JUNE 30TH from 2-4pm at the branch. You're Invited! Shauna has homemade caramel, blackberry and strawberry toppings prepared. We'll make sundaes, root beer floats and FUN! We are hosting our Ice Cream Social to say THANK YOU. Thank you to our friends for their patience when our freezer was down and we weren't able to keep ice cream. Thank you to the Macomb Master Gardeners and friends who have volunteered their time to plant, water, and weed our vegetable garden. Thank you to Shay Williams who has been a true ROCK STAR at Bickford during this past year. Shay will leave us June 30th. She has worked as the Administrative Assistant and the Life Enrichment Coordinator. Thank you Shay for all you have done for us! We wish you the best of luck!!
06-28-2016
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Hello, attached is the July Newsletter, hope you all enjoy :-) ~~Shay~~
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A Toy Story We often see, and encourage, grand kids and great grand kids, (heck, all kids!) to visit our branches and make themselves at home. I was at my Macomb Branch a while back, and as I was walking out, a resident, her husband, and their children were sitting on the front porch. They were ... Read Full Post
A Toy Story We often see, and encourage, grand kids and great grand kids, (heck, all kids!) to visit our branches and make themselves at home. I was at my Macomb Branch a while back, and as I was walking out, a resident, her husband, and their children were sitting on the front porch. They were taking much delight in watching their grand kids color beautiful pictures on the sidewalk using chalk. They told me how they loved to watch little kids play. It reminded me of when I went to my own grandparents home. My siblings and cousins and I would drag out a big box of toys that my grandma kept for us. She would love to watch us from the kitchen or sit outside and enjoy our play. I wanted to recreate that same feeling for our residents. Soon, you will find a basket similar to the one pictured at each of my locations on the front porch or the courtyard. The grand baskets are filled with fun outdoor activities to not only entertain our little visitors, but to provide a bridge between generations. After all, we are all kids at heart. <3 Beth
06-24-2016
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Good Morning! Happy Summer!! How does that happen all of a sudden? Summer is here. The square and Chandler Park are busy with Heritage Days festivities and the Master Gardeners continue to plant their magic in our vegetable and herb garden. We are so fortunate to have benefited from their service. ... Read Full Post
Good Morning! Happy Summer!! How does that happen all of a sudden? Summer is here. The square and Chandler Park are busy with Heritage Days festivities and the Master Gardeners continue to plant their magic in our vegetable and herb garden. We are so fortunate to have benefited from their service. Thank you so much! Shauna and Cathy harvest all the produce and herbs, and use them in our fresh made meals! I hope you enjoy your Heritage Days weekend. Enjoy the days and remember to stay hydrated and use your sunscreen!
06-23-2016
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Happy Flag Day! I love our American flag! It gives me great pride and pleasure to place my hand over my heart when it passes me by in a parade, or when we get the opportunity to sing the star spangled banner. God Bless America! I've added just a little decor to the front porch in recognition of my ... Read Full Post
Happy Flag Day! I love our American flag! It gives me great pride and pleasure to place my hand over my heart when it passes me by in a parade, or when we get the opportunity to sing the star spangled banner. God Bless America! I've added just a little decor to the front porch in recognition of my patriotic pride. The porch invites you for a visit! If you have the opportunity tomorrow, walk though the flags and just spend some time appreciating our great country. Our friends have an outing scheduled to enjoy some yogurt at FYI and enjoy the flags from air conditioned comfort.
06-13-2016
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On the Road Again! That's the song that repeatedly ran through my mind the last 2 weeks of May as I traveled each day to one of my 10 branches to attend our Family Council Meetings. I felt like a politician on the campaign trail as I zipped from one location to the next, often criss-crossing across ... Read Full Post
On the Road Again! That's the song that repeatedly ran through my mind the last 2 weeks of May as I traveled each day to one of my 10 branches to attend our Family Council Meetings. I felt like a politician on the campaign trail as I zipped from one location to the next, often criss-crossing across Iowa and Illinois. Although it made for some late evenings, I truly enjoyed coming into the branches at a different time than normal, visiting with caregivers and families that I don't always see when I am there during the morning/early afternoon times. For those that attended, thank you for taking the time to meet with us, and learn about the HappYness Survey, and our exciting plans to make our branches even better! For those that were unable to attend, I hope to see you at the next council, which is in August. Please feel free to stop in your local director's office any time if we can do something to help make your experience the best it can be while at Bickford. Until then, happy trails!
06-10-2016
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Smile Ladies
06-08-2016
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Alohaaaaa come on out and help us have a great time this afternoon at our Luau Party.
06-08-2016
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Shay and Rondelle
06-07-2016
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06-07-2016
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Getting on the Pontoon
06-07-2016
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Just a few pictures from yesterday.
06-07-2016
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Goooooddddd Morning everyone! What a beautiful day it is. Today is our Pontoon Trip and Picnic. We are very excited and can't wait to get out and enjoy this lovely weather. ~~Shay~~
06-06-2016
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Also we had a lovely time at the Western Illinois Museum yesterday afternoon. We learned a lot about the history of marriage and weddings. Interesting topic right?! :-)
06-04-2016
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Good morning everyone what a beautiful day. Join us on our outing at FYI today. Frozen Yogurt......ummmm yummy!
06-04-2016
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Today we had a lovely day decorating hats!
05-27-2016
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Memorial Day is coming Monday and many of us are making plans for the weekend and remembering those we have lost. Sadly, we all can think of several loved ones, don't we? In my memories this weekend will be my father Bud Ingledue. My dad owned his own excavation business. He loved to play in the ... Read Full Post
Memorial Day is coming Monday and many of us are making plans for the weekend and remembering those we have lost. Sadly, we all can think of several loved ones, don't we? In my memories this weekend will be my father Bud Ingledue. My dad owned his own excavation business. He loved to play in the dirt! More than one trip would be side tracked so dad could look at his "pretties" aka Caterpillar tractors. And semi trucks because when it was a tough year, he would do whatever it took to care for his family - delivered cars for many years when I was a child. I used to love to sleep in the back of the semi cab and would be delighted when he would pull the rope to blow that big horn! Dad taught me work ethic, and he taught me to watch out and help those who needed it. Thank you Dad, for those lessons. I know you're in Heaven with grand dad and others in a red shiny semi. Blow the horn for my daddy! I love you!! May your Memorial Day be safe and full of family and happy memories.
05-25-2016
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Good Morning! Happy Friday!! I hoe you've had an Awesome week! Our friends have enjoyed the sunshine and have been taking advantage of our secure courtyard and some walks around the neighborhood. The rain has ceased long enough now that we finally got our garden tilled and we'll be planting soon! ... Read Full Post
Good Morning! Happy Friday!! I hoe you've had an Awesome week! Our friends have enjoyed the sunshine and have been taking advantage of our secure courtyard and some walks around the neighborhood. The rain has ceased long enough now that we finally got our garden tilled and we'll be planting soon! Give us a call if you like to play in the dirt for planting day. I'm sure we can use the help. Our Master Gardener Sue Marshall has it all under control, and our C.N.A.'s and residents love to help!! There will be a FAMILY COUNCIL meeting this Tuesday May 24th at 6:00pm. Our Divisional Branch Manager Beth Fleming will be here to discus the results of our HappYness Survey and what steps we are implementing for improvements. A light meal will be served and we hope each one of you will be able to attend. The meeting should last no longer than 60 minutes. Thank you!
05-20-2016
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Good morning what a beautiful day to have a lunch outing! Join us today for our Lunch Bunch.
05-19-2016
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Hello! I hope this note finds you all well. Thank you to each of you who completed the Bickford HappYness survey. Your comments help us to be the best! We thank you very much for the time you took to complete the surveys! We will begin work now on analysis and plans for improvement. We are always ... Read Full Post
Hello! I hope this note finds you all well. Thank you to each of you who completed the Bickford HappYness survey. Your comments help us to be the best! We thank you very much for the time you took to complete the surveys! We will begin work now on analysis and plans for improvement. We are always here for you anytime you have question, concerns, or just need to talk about something. We will host a FAMILY COUNCIL MEETING ON TUESDAY MAY 24TH AT 6:00PM. We will call you closer to the date to remind you of this important meeting. So many of you have complimented our front porch. Thank you so much! The new furniture out front was a gift from a family who lost their loved one. We are so thankful for our beautiful front porch. We are spending as much time in the sunshine as possible. It feels so good upon our skin!! We look forward to seeing you soon! Staffing has been a bit of a struggle these past few months. I apologize if anyone has experienced any inconvenience from that! There is a nationwide nursing shortage, that has hit Illinois especially hard. Bickford offers the best pay and benefits, and hires only the most dedicated to enriching the happiness of our friends. Staff have been hired and so you will see some fresh faces when you come over.
05-11-2016
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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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Enjoy our May Newsletter :-)
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Rain Rain Go Away! Come again some other day! Okay, it's been gray long enough now! We're ready for some sunshine!! We love to sit on the front porch and our secured courtyard and enjoy sun, laughter and conversation. We'd love it if you would join us. Thursday, the WIU music program will provide ... Read Full Post
Rain Rain Go Away! Come again some other day! Okay, it's been gray long enough now! We're ready for some sunshine!! We love to sit on the front porch and our secured courtyard and enjoy sun, laughter and conversation. We'd love it if you would join us. Thursday, the WIU music program will provide music therapy at 3:30pm. These guy have been Awesome and we will miss them this summer. Hopefully they'll join us again in the fall. Feel free to stop by and listen Thursday if you'd like. There will be hot coffee and some some of fresh dessert. Have a great day!
05-03-2016
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Good afternoon! It's been a rainy day. MMMM. It smells so good outside! Our grass is mowed, it's a lovely green and the birds are busy. We have some barn swallows who work awfully hard to make nests in the pillars in front of our house. They are so busy - and messy! But I don't mind. They're ... Read Full Post
Good afternoon! It's been a rainy day. MMMM. It smells so good outside! Our grass is mowed, it's a lovely green and the birds are busy. We have some barn swallows who work awfully hard to make nests in the pillars in front of our house. They are so busy - and messy! But I don't mind. They're nature. Nature is always welcome at Bickford! And so are your pets. We have purchased some dog treats and there is always fresh water on our front porch. Please feel free to stop by with your dog! Dogs really brighten our residents day! Who knows.... you may even get a fresh homemade cookie!
04-26-2016
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Good afternoon! It's been a rainy day. MMMM. It smells so good outside! Our grass is mowed, it's a lovely green and the birds are busy. We have some barn swallows who work awfully hard to make nests in the pillars in front of our house. They are so busy - and messy! But I don't mind. They're ... Read Full Post
Good afternoon! It's been a rainy day. MMMM. It smells so good outside! Our grass is mowed, it's a lovely green and the birds are busy. We have some barn swallows who work awfully hard to make nests in the pillars in front of our house. They are so busy - and messy! But I don't mind. They're nature. Nature is always welcome at Bickford! And so are your pets. We have purchased some dog treats and there is always fresh water on our front porch. Please feel free to stop by with your dog! Dogs really brighten our residents day! Who knows.... you may even get a fresh homemade cookie!
04-26-2016
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We would like to give a warm welcome to our new resident Marjorie, we are all excited to have a new addition added to the family.
04-25-2016
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Happy Thursday! Has it been a good one? We have been busy at Bickford. Today was our first Garden Club meeting. Lots and lots and LOTS of vegetables are slated to be planted ~ mid May. Would you love to help?? Give us a call at 836-9700.
04-21-2016
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Good morning everyone, yesterday was a great success! Our family members had a great time for our theme day "Cruise the open seas! We enjoyed many activities. Our resident's had a great time listening to music played on the steel drums by our WIU students and enjoyed delicious food cooked on our ... Read Full Post
Good morning everyone, yesterday was a great success! Our family members had a great time for our theme day "Cruise the open seas! We enjoyed many activities. Our resident's had a great time listening to music played on the steel drums by our WIU students and enjoyed delicious food cooked on our grill. They were also really pleased with the neat clothing that our staff members dressed in to fit the theme. Yesterday was filled with nothing but laughter, smiles, love and overall pure happiness. It was such a joyful day :-)
04-21-2016
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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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Good afternoon it's almost time for Nail care...I wonder what colors today will bring.
04-11-2016
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Good morning, what a beautiful day here at Bickford :). Yesterday we enjoyed our arts and crafts activity making butterfly refrigerator magnets and we look forward to our activities planned for today. ~~Shay~~
04-06-2016
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Gooooddddd morning everyone! Just a friendly reminder Bickford of Macomb will be having an Easter egg hunt this up coming Saturday starting at 2pm. So feel free to join us if you're in town this weekend! ~~Shay~~
03-23-2016
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Gooooddddd morning everyone! Just a friendly reminder Bickford of Macomb will be having an Easter egg hunt this up coming Saturday starting at 2pm. So feel free to join us if you're in town this weekend!
03-23-2016
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Good morning everyone. Today we have our pretty nails/ nail care. Can't wait to see everyone's pretty nails once they're all finished! ~Shay~
02-15-2016
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Good morning what a beautiful day! The first day of February. This month we have lots of activities planned and encourage our family and friends to come out to bickford and have a great time with us!
02-01-2016
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Good morning everyone, what a beautiful day :-)
01-29-2016
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Hello everyone! I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself as your new director at the Macomb Bickford Cottage. My name is Annette Carper and I am delighted to have joined the Bickford family! I come to you from over 23 years at the Housing Authority of McDonough County. I am ... Read Full Post
Hello everyone! I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself as your new director at the Macomb Bickford Cottage. My name is Annette Carper and I am delighted to have joined the Bickford family! I come to you from over 23 years at the Housing Authority of McDonough County. I am (nearly) a life long resident in Macomb, a graduate of Macomb High School and Western Illinois University. I am a very proud mother of my two handsome sons, Bryce attends Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa and Caleb is a Junior at Macomb High. I enjoy cooking, keeping a home, social time with close friends and family, music and comedy. I am always thinking about where I may travel to next - doesn't have to be fancy. I like the simple things in life, like caring. It is my honor and pleasure to serve our residents. I have fond memories of my grandparents, aunts and uncles. I was taught to respect everyone around me, and to help those in need. I love to hostess and so I enjoy the opportunities I get to serve our delicious home cooked meals. How may I enrich your happiness? Feel free to stop by and see me, or call anytime I may answer any questions you may have. I hope your February is Fabulous, and not too Frozen. You know the best thing about February? That is the month we get to say "Spring comes next month!" !!
01-22-2016
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Good Morning everyone have a wonderful day and feel free to stop in some time to enjoy an activity with us here at Bickford of Macomb!
01-20-2016
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Good Morning everyone, just a friendly reminder we will be hosting our monthly Community Bingo today at 2:30pm and we encourage you all to come on out and have a wonderful time with us.
01-13-2016
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Good morning, today we will be celebrating one of our resident's Birthday. She has reached the beautiful age of 88 years young. Happy Birthday BeBe, we hope you enjoy!!
01-06-2016
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