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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Enjoy our May Newsletter :-)
View PDF 05-04-2016
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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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Enjoy our February Newsletter
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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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It's Christmas Eve....one more day and it will be Christmas and we are very excited. We look forward to seeing the lovely faces of our family members and friends tomorrow for our Christmas dinner.
12-24-2015
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Good Morning last week was a wonderful week! Our Residents enjoyed a special performance by the tolands. We look forward to our Christmas dinner this friday.
12-21-2015
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Last week we had a blast with our special performance by Junior Talley! This week we look forward to our Resident's Christmas party!
12-08-2015
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Please join us in December for an activity!
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Good morning! We are looking forward to our Thanksgiving dinner tomorrow. This is the season when we show just how thankful we are for all that we have.
11-25-2015
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This past weekend's dessert bar was a success. Everyone had a great time and the desserts were delicious!
11-23-2015
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Today we are playing Bingo at 2:00! Please join us today at 2:00 pm for a fun afternoon of Holiday Prizes and Bingo!
11-18-2015
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Please join us for an event in November!
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Join us for an activity in September!
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Please join us for an activity in August!
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Last Week we had Western Days at Bickford! We heard lots of stories of favorite horses and even a few about picking corn with a horse!
08-14-2015
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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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July looks like a fun-filled month here at Bickford! Join us for outings, theme days and much more!!
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Resident's of Bickford Cottage participated in the Macomb Park District Fishing Derby for Seniors. Reatha won a prize for her catch of the day! Great way to celebrate your 100 year birthday Reatha!!
06-11-2015
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What an afternoon we had! Between our guests and the excruciating heat, we actually FELT like we were in Hawaii today! We were pleasantly entertained by Ukulele Macomb and two hula dancers ~ we had a great crowd as you can see! We finished off the afternoon festivities with pineapple salsa and ... Read Full Post
What an afternoon we had! Between our guests and the excruciating heat, we actually FELT like we were in Hawaii today! We were pleasantly entertained by Ukulele Macomb and two hula dancers ~ we had a great crowd as you can see! We finished off the afternoon festivities with pineapple salsa and chips and "Hawaii"an punch!
06-10-2015
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We had some special visitors to Bickford of Macomb last weekend! DRIVE Dance Studio in Macomb brought some of their young talents to perform for us. It was quite a show!
05-28-2015
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On May 12, we celebrated Nurses Week! Where would we be without our wonderful nurses? They keep our branch going every single day ~ their work is never done. Here's a nice prayer to remember how important our nurses are, not just one day out of the year but every day. "Let me dedicate my life today ... Read Full Post
On May 12, we celebrated Nurses Week! Where would we be without our wonderful nurses? They keep our branch going every single day ~ their work is never done. Here's a nice prayer to remember how important our nurses are, not just one day out of the year but every day. "Let me dedicate my life today to the care of those who come my way. Let me touch each one with a healing hand and the gentle art for which I stand. And then tonight when day is done, O let me rest in peace if I helped just one." ~Author Unknown~
05-18-2015
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READ ALL ABOUT IT! Two of our Bickford residents and the spouse of another made the front page of our local newspaper this morning. They had the privilege of attending the Greater Peoria Honor Flight last week and we are so proud of them! Remember to thank a veteran today!
05-14-2015
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The Dairy Queen is open in Macomb! Scoops of fun for these girls!
04-17-2015
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Join us for some activities in April!
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Congratulations to Bickford of Macomb for being nominated as 2014 Branch of the Year! Bickford of Macomb was one of four Branches nominated company-wide. Bickford of Macomb is a great example of a group of individuals who live our Core Purpose of Enriching Happiness through consistently meeting our ... Read Full Post
Congratulations to Bickford of Macomb for being nominated as 2014 Branch of the Year! Bickford of Macomb was one of four Branches nominated company-wide. Bickford of Macomb is a great example of a group of individuals who live our Core Purpose of Enriching Happiness through consistently meeting our residents Core Needs. Congratulations Bickford of Macomb!
03-24-2015
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Happy Birthday to Berniece who turns 101 years young this week. Berniece plays piano and always plays Happy Birthday for residents on their birthdays..including her own!
03-13-2015
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"Swing your partner round and round, and turn your corner upside down! Do-si-do don't you know, you can't catch a rabbit til it comes a snow!" Though we're not wishing for anymore snow here at Bickford, we sure are excited to watch a local line-dancing group perform tomorrow at our local YMCA!
02-25-2015
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A big CONGRATULATIONS goes out to our BFM, Sharon (Morrow) Riley who recently celebrated 5 years with Bickford Senior Living! She was our RN Coordinator until recently when she became a floor nurse. We are honored to have her expertise here at Bickford and we congratulate her immensely on her ... Read Full Post
A big CONGRATULATIONS goes out to our BFM, Sharon (Morrow) Riley who recently celebrated 5 years with Bickford Senior Living! She was our RN Coordinator until recently when she became a floor nurse. We are honored to have her expertise here at Bickford and we congratulate her immensely on her achievements!
02-06-2015
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Night at The Museum! Movie Fun with our WIU Intern!
01-28-2015
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Please join us And cure your sweet tooth today! We are having chocolate cake day!
01-27-2015
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Join us in February for an activity!
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Look at this darling picture! This is one of our residents with the daughter of a Bickford Family Member. Family is so important to us here ~ we laugh together, we cry together, we are there for each other! Every day gives us the opportunity to enrich our residents' lives ~ don't let that ... Read Full Post
Look at this darling picture! This is one of our residents with the daughter of a Bickford Family Member. Family is so important to us here ~ we laugh together, we cry together, we are there for each other! Every day gives us the opportunity to enrich our residents' lives ~ don't let that opportunity pass you by. "Created to care for our family, devoted to serving yours."
01-22-2015
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The Apple Crisp is in the oven! Almost time to play Bingo!! Please join us!
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