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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It's Friday and it's gorgeous outside!!! We've endured some brutal temperatures lately, but we've been blessed with some "January Thaw" temps for the weekend! Get outside and enjoy this little break! Take a walk and breathe in some fresh air! Ground Hog Day is only 2 weeks away and that means ... Read Full Post
It's Friday and it's gorgeous outside!!! We've endured some brutal temperatures lately, but we've been blessed with some "January Thaw" temps for the weekend! Get outside and enjoy this little break! Take a walk and breathe in some fresh air! Ground Hog Day is only 2 weeks away and that means Spring is not far behind!!
01-19-2018
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Just thinking about how lucky I am to work in a place that brings me so much joy! Unlike so many people dreading the beginning of each new week, I am happy to head out on Monday mornings and to be a part of the Bickford family! Walking in the door each morning I am greeted by the smiling faces of ... Read Full Post
Just thinking about how lucky I am to work in a place that brings me so much joy! Unlike so many people dreading the beginning of each new week, I am happy to head out on Monday mornings and to be a part of the Bickford family! Walking in the door each morning I am greeted by the smiling faces of those that live here and also the smiling faces of those that work here! Bickford has blessed me in so many ways and I am so honored to be able to share those blessings with the beautiful people that live and work here.
01-15-2018
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e are excited to announce that our very own Cindy McDaniel has been nominated for a high honor at Bickford! She has been selected to represent our division as the nominee for RNC of the Year and will attend Bickford's Annual Pearl's Ceremony next month in Kansas City. This is a well-deserved award ... Read Full Post
e are excited to announce that our very own Cindy McDaniel has been nominated for a high honor at Bickford! She has been selected to represent our division as the nominee for RNC of the Year and will attend Bickford's Annual Pearl's Ceremony next month in Kansas City. This is a well-deserved award and we are so proud that our branch received this nomination! We will keep everyone updated in February! Thank you for all your hard work and care you give our residents every day. It is truly a blessing to work with you! Our family members, friends and residents appreciate you and want to wish you luck! It's in the bag :)!
01-11-2018
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Just now I was looking out the window and watching the pouring rain. For a moment I had to remind myself that it was still JANUARY. How ironic that it is "NATIONAL STEP IN A PUDDLE AND SPLASH YOUR FRIENDS DAY". Remember doing that when you were smaller? We're always having fun here at the branch - ... Read Full Post
Just now I was looking out the window and watching the pouring rain. For a moment I had to remind myself that it was still JANUARY. How ironic that it is "NATIONAL STEP IN A PUDDLE AND SPLASH YOUR FRIENDS DAY". Remember doing that when you were smaller? We're always having fun here at the branch - maybe not splashing in puddles, but making bird feeders, dancing, playing cards and always laughing. Stop by any time and join us!
01-11-2018
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It's a beautiful 45 degrees here in sunny Macomb today and we are soaking up the sunshine. I think this is the first time we've shut the fireplace off all winter! Our residents enjoyed making some homemade birdseed hangers last week and we have put them outside for the birdies to enjoy after the ... Read Full Post
It's a beautiful 45 degrees here in sunny Macomb today and we are soaking up the sunshine. I think this is the first time we've shut the fireplace off all winter! Our residents enjoyed making some homemade birdseed hangers last week and we have put them outside for the birdies to enjoy after the cold weather we'd been having. We've enjoyed watching the cardinals back in our courtyard. Not sure how long this "warm spell" will last, but we'll take it while we've got it!!
01-10-2018
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Brrr - Baby it's cold outside! No question it's January any where you look around the country. It's always warm and cozy here at Bickford. Lots of hot chocolate and tea ready to warm you fireside. On the bright side, only 74 days until spring!!!
01-04-2018
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I know it's cold outside, but isn't the snow beautiful? Today I'm sitting in my office, getting my work done (haha!) and as I look out my tiny window that overlooks the living room at Bickford and then out onto the courtyard I see softly falling snow while listening to one of our resident's family ... Read Full Post
I know it's cold outside, but isn't the snow beautiful? Today I'm sitting in my office, getting my work done (haha!) and as I look out my tiny window that overlooks the living room at Bickford and then out onto the courtyard I see softly falling snow while listening to one of our resident's family members plays a Christmas lullaby on the piano. We have a fire in the fireplace and a few family members have stopped by to share the afternoon with their loved ones. Currier and Ives couldn't have painted a more beautiful scene. Happy New Year to you all!
12-29-2017
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Happy Holidays to all of our Bickford family and friends! We are enjoying a full and happy holiday season so far! We've been busy as elves baking and decorating cookies and ornaments with our friends here at Bickford. Our Friends and Family Christmas Party was well attended and we had a great time ... Read Full Post
Happy Holidays to all of our Bickford family and friends! We are enjoying a full and happy holiday season so far! We've been busy as elves baking and decorating cookies and ornaments with our friends here at Bickford. Our Friends and Family Christmas Party was well attended and we had a great time doing our Christmas ornament exchange! Families have brought in all kinds of goodies to share too! Wishing love and peace to all during this holiday season and beyond!
12-14-2017
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Happy National Cocoa Day! This is the perfect time to enjoy a warm cup of hot cocoa. I love a mug on a frosty cold day. Warms you all the way to your toes! In years past, the variations were basically marshmallows or not. Now there are endless options - added cinnamon, liquid flavorings, whipped ... Read Full Post
Happy National Cocoa Day! This is the perfect time to enjoy a warm cup of hot cocoa. I love a mug on a frosty cold day. Warms you all the way to your toes! In years past, the variations were basically marshmallows or not. Now there are endless options - added cinnamon, liquid flavorings, whipped cream, peppermint etc. We always have hot cocoa available. Please stop in to visit and get a mug!
12-13-2017
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Baby it's Cold Outside! Even though the temperatures are dropping, we are warming up in the branches! Cozy up to our toasty fireplace, or wrap up in fuzzy blanket and enjoy a hot coffee or cocoa. We welcome you no matter what the weather on the outside is like, because we are always warm and ... Read Full Post
Baby it's Cold Outside! Even though the temperatures are dropping, we are warming up in the branches! Cozy up to our toasty fireplace, or wrap up in fuzzy blanket and enjoy a hot coffee or cocoa. We welcome you no matter what the weather on the outside is like, because we are always warm and inviting on the inside. Stop by and see us!
12-11-2017
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We had a lot of fun earlier this month with Lincoln School's 2nd Grade class with Miss Curran. We made forget-me-knot arrangements and read about our favorite subject; Grandpas and Grandpa's of course!
12-05-2017
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We are having so much fun today at Bickford! Christmas Carols on the piano, Decorating our Christmas Tree...Lots of laughter and lots of advice from our residents on just the right spot for that ornament on the tree! There's nothing like Christmas to bring a song to your heart and a smile to your ... Read Full Post
We are having so much fun today at Bickford! Christmas Carols on the piano, Decorating our Christmas Tree...Lots of laughter and lots of advice from our residents on just the right spot for that ornament on the tree! There's nothing like Christmas to bring a song to your heart and a smile to your lips! Enjoy this crazy, happy, wonderful time of year!!
11-30-2017
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Happy Friday! Hope all of you experienced a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday with family and friends! We enjoyed a beautiful day here at Bickford with a traditional Thanksgiving feast that we were blessed to share with many! The day was sunny and bright making the day just perfect! It's hard to ... Read Full Post
Happy Friday! Hope all of you experienced a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday with family and friends! We enjoyed a beautiful day here at Bickford with a traditional Thanksgiving feast that we were blessed to share with many! The day was sunny and bright making the day just perfect! It's hard to believe that the 2017 Holiday Season is now upon us in full force! Christmas music, shopping and baking! Now, if we could just get a dusting of snow! ********
11-24-2017
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Happy Wednesday! What a welcome sight the sun is today. Despite the past few dreary days, we've been bright and full of energy here. Please stop in to join us for a warm drink and some conversation!
11-15-2017
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We have some new friends that have moved in this week and our new LEC is off and running with fun activities and lots of energy. Macomb Park District and our friends from WIU are keeping us move'n and groov'n with some fun music and cool dance moves! Stop by and join us for some great fun and a ... Read Full Post
We have some new friends that have moved in this week and our new LEC is off and running with fun activities and lots of energy. Macomb Park District and our friends from WIU are keeping us move'n and groov'n with some fun music and cool dance moves! Stop by and join us for some great fun and a room full of smiles!!
11-08-2017
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Happy Friday Everyone! May you enjoy this time of Thanksgiving with a sense of peace as we remember how fortunate we are to be living in a country that embraces independence, welcomes those coming to America to pursue their dreams, and, although not perfect, is a country where we are free to ... Read Full Post
Happy Friday Everyone! May you enjoy this time of Thanksgiving with a sense of peace as we remember how fortunate we are to be living in a country that embraces independence, welcomes those coming to America to pursue their dreams, and, although not perfect, is a country where we are free to disagree. Remember to be curious and to love what makes us different. Thanks to our brave veterans for their brave sacrifices and enduring vision of freedom for all.
11-03-2017
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We're bundled up today at Bickford! Never fear though, we have the fireplace going and we're decorating pumpkin cookies this afternoon. I don't know about all of you, but I'm in the mood for some home made soup and bread for dinner tomorrow night along with the first fire of the season in my ... Read Full Post
We're bundled up today at Bickford! Never fear though, we have the fireplace going and we're decorating pumpkin cookies this afternoon. I don't know about all of you, but I'm in the mood for some home made soup and bread for dinner tomorrow night along with the first fire of the season in my fireplace at home! I may even make time to bake some cookies. Don't get me wrong, I'm not a fan of the cold weather, but I do love the smell of home made breads and cookies and that only happens in cold weather at my house! And that's not the only thing cooking! Stop by Bickford if you're in the neighborhood. We're cook'n up some fun with the Macomb Park District over the next couple of weeks and the fun is just beginning to warm up! Hope to see you soon!
10-27-2017
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Good Morning from Macomb! This morning I saw this and it immediately made me think of Bickford. "As you get older, you really just want to be surrounded by good people who are good to you, for you and good for your soul." #happylivesmatter
10-25-2017
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Good Morning everyone! It is a perfect fall day here in Macomb. The leaves are starting to change and there is a definite crispness in the air. When I think of fall, I am reminded of raking leaves with my family (more jumping into piles than raking); picking apples; carving pumpkins; and hikes ... Read Full Post
Good Morning everyone! It is a perfect fall day here in Macomb. The leaves are starting to change and there is a definite crispness in the air. When I think of fall, I am reminded of raking leaves with my family (more jumping into piles than raking); picking apples; carving pumpkins; and hikes through the woods. What are your favorite fall memories? Hope your day is wonderful!
10-18-2017
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Good Morning everyone! It is a perfect fall day here in Macomb. The leaves are starting to change and there is a definite crispness in the air. When I think of fall, I am reminded of raking leaves with my family (more jumping into piles than raking); picking apples; carving pumpkins; and hikes ... Read Full Post
Good Morning everyone! It is a perfect fall day here in Macomb. The leaves are starting to change and there is a definite crispness in the air. When I think of fall, I am reminded of raking leaves with my family (more jumping into piles than raking); picking apples; carving pumpkins; and hikes through the woods. What are you favorite fall memories? Hope your day is wonderful!
10-18-2017
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We're all in the mood for fall now! The change in the temperature and the scent of pumpkin spice has us all ready to get cozy under a warm blanket and enjoy the fire in the Bickford Living Room! Hot cocoa and popcorn, caramel apples and spice cake...If it weren't for the wolf spiders, this would be ... Read Full Post
We're all in the mood for fall now! The change in the temperature and the scent of pumpkin spice has us all ready to get cozy under a warm blanket and enjoy the fire in the Bickford Living Room! Hot cocoa and popcorn, caramel apples and spice cake...If it weren't for the wolf spiders, this would be my favorite time of year! Stay warm friends and enjoy the bounty of the season!!
10-16-2017
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Decorating Pumpkins on the beautiful October day, Happy Friday everyone!
10-13-2017
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Today is our Family History celebration in Macomb. Such a special opportunity to reminisce with our friends and enjoy their life stories.
10-12-2017
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Good Morning! I am loving these fall temperatures today. I know most people would probably prefer things to remain warm, but not me. I LOVE the seasons because each one brings something special. This year summer has said "I'm staying longer than usual". Hopefully fall will come soon and stay. The ... Read Full Post
Good Morning! I am loving these fall temperatures today. I know most people would probably prefer things to remain warm, but not me. I LOVE the seasons because each one brings something special. This year summer has said "I'm staying longer than usual". Hopefully fall will come soon and stay. The changing colors of the leaves is such a beautiful part of fall, it's unfortunate it doesn't last longer. Our residents are a lot like the seasons: ever changing and always bringing something unique to share. Hope you have a wonderful day! Cheryl McGowan
10-10-2017
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It is Time. Clean the Closets Rake the Leaves Bake some Cookies Clear the Eves It is Time. Light some Candles Gather the wood Freshen the Blankets Sounds so good It is Time. It is Fall.
10-05-2017
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10/5/17 Happy Thursday! It was so nice to finally get a bit of rain today. When I went to get the mail this AM, it was misting and there was a huge rainbow right over the Macomb branch. My dad loved rainbows and he always believed they were a sign that good things were coming. Now when I see them, ... Read Full Post
10/5/17 Happy Thursday! It was so nice to finally get a bit of rain today. When I went to get the mail this AM, it was misting and there was a huge rainbow right over the Macomb branch. My dad loved rainbows and he always believed they were a sign that good things were coming. Now when I see them, I'm always reminded of him. Maybe the good thing coming is more rain or lots more Bickford fun. The leaves will be changing quickly, enjoy the fall foliage while it lasts!
10-05-2017
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Living in the Midwest gives us the advantage of not getting used to one particular season for too long! I love traveling to all of my branches to see what creative things they have come up with to ring in the new season. Fall is no exception, as I LOVE the pumpkins, colorful leaves and smell of ... Read Full Post
Living in the Midwest gives us the advantage of not getting used to one particular season for too long! I love traveling to all of my branches to see what creative things they have come up with to ring in the new season. Fall is no exception, as I LOVE the pumpkins, colorful leaves and smell of spices in the air. This front porch is one example of the crisp autumn welcome you will get when dropping by.
10-03-2017
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Fall is finally here! We are really enjoying this great weather in Macomb at Bickford. Lots of our residents have been going for morning walks now that the weather has cooled off. Everyone enjoy those bonfires---roasting weenies and toasting s'mores!
09-29-2017
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Our October Newsletter :)
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Our September Newsletter! :)
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Scholarship Recipient One of the many great opportunities Bickford provides for their Bickford Family members is the opportunity to advance their education through financial assistance. Bickford offers 2 scholarships each year. The Bickford scholarship is for current Bickford Family Members who are ... Read Full Post
Scholarship Recipient One of the many great opportunities Bickford provides for their Bickford Family members is the opportunity to advance their education through financial assistance. Bickford offers 2 scholarships each year. The Bickford scholarship is for current Bickford Family Members who are interested in furthering their education. The Eby Scholarship is for the children of Bickford Family Members who are pursuing higher education. I was lucky enough to not only present both scholarships to 2 very deserving students in my division, but the Eby scholarship was extra special as it went to my daughter this year! Riley is going to be a sophomore at the University of Iowa, majoring in nursing. She is a member of Phi Theta Kappa Honors Sorority, and has been accepted into the honors program. Congratulations Riley! Pictured is Riley (left) receiving her scholarship certificate from Divisional Director of Resident Services for Eastern Iowa/Western Illinois, Michelle Adam.
08-24-2017
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Happy Western day from all of your friends at Bickford!
08-09-2017
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The weather has been amazing the last few days! Such cool summer days....I'm starting to think about pumpkins and apple cider. Enjoy everyone!
08-07-2017
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An exciting game of Tic Tac Toe bags to get our friends up and exercising, we sure had a good time!
08-07-2017
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August Newsletter!
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I've recently been traveling to the Rushville, IL area...What a great town! Growing up in a small area myself, it was nice to see this small town and how it has expanded! The square is absolutely adorable with several shops; I even made a trip into Roger's Bakery and purchased a peach, an apple and ... Read Full Post
I've recently been traveling to the Rushville, IL area...What a great town! Growing up in a small area myself, it was nice to see this small town and how it has expanded! The square is absolutely adorable with several shops; I even made a trip into Roger's Bakery and purchased a peach, an apple and a gooseberry pie for our residents! Everyone was so friendly and talked like we'd known each other a while. They all welcomed me back. I'll be returning to meet more folks :)
07-26-2017
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Big thanks to the innovations academy for coming in to manicure nails and share Italian treats with us!
07-20-2017
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Happy Italian Day here at Bickford! We will be celebrating with Italian sodas & cookies.:)
07-19-2017
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Got the ladies together for an afternoon of making home made dog treats to bring to the animal shelter. :)
07-18-2017
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We had a wonderful time listening and singing along with Ukulele Macomb!
07-03-2017
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We sure had a good time with the innovation students this afternoon!
06-28-2017
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Our July Happyings Calender, hope everyone's having a great summer!
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It's Heritage Day's Weekend in Macomb! The weather will be great for the parade, rides and fun festival food! Enjoy Macomb!
06-23-2017
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Our friends enjoying a fun game of noodle ball!
06-15-2017
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Our June calendar and have a happy and safe summer!
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Bickford was the Talk of the Town! Our Chamber Business After Hours was so fun! Our team in Macomb did a fantastic job making the event a success. Our residents enjoyed watching us put up the decorations, making sure everything was in the perfect spot. We love community events and will be doing ... Read Full Post
Bickford was the Talk of the Town! Our Chamber Business After Hours was so fun! Our team in Macomb did a fantastic job making the event a success. Our residents enjoyed watching us put up the decorations, making sure everything was in the perfect spot. We love community events and will be doing more in the future. Bickford of Macomb is a very happy place!
04-27-2017
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Another fantastic afternoon playing games and sharing laughs with these terrific WIU students! Cathy, one of our wonderful cook, shared with us homemade peanut butter and oatmeal cookies fresh out of the oven. Hope to see them again! Our mascot is ready for Easter!!
04-14-2017
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Another fantastic afternoon playing games and sharing laughs with these terrific WIU students! Cathy, one of our wonderful cook, shared with us homemade peanut butter and oatmeal cookies fresh out of the oven. Hope to see them again!
04-14-2017
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Bickford of Macomb is gearing up to host Business After Hours next week on Wednesday, April 19th from 4:30-6:00 PM. Our theme for the evening is Cinco de Mayo and we are so excited! Our event will be catered by Mark Whyte of Whytehouse Catering. Those of you that are familiar with Mark may remember ... Read Full Post
Bickford of Macomb is gearing up to host Business After Hours next week on Wednesday, April 19th from 4:30-6:00 PM. Our theme for the evening is Cinco de Mayo and we are so excited! Our event will be catered by Mark Whyte of Whytehouse Catering. Those of you that are familiar with Mark may remember his FAMOUS Fish Tacos? Good news is that he will be serving them up hot and fresh for our event! In addition to that we'll have a nacho bar, fresh fruit kabobs, mini cheesecakes and churros! We will also have a great selection of both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages to choose from! Please plan to join us! Our residents love to entertain visitors in their home. See you then!!! Ole!!
04-11-2017
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Fun afternoon with family members playing our new game of Quirkle!!
04-05-2017
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