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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Cheryl McGowan -
Happy Spring Everyone! It is so nice to see the early spring flowers popping out of the ground and the robins looking for worms. Such a welcome relief after the crazy winter we've had. We're getting in the spirit here as well - we have some seeds started for gardening and they're doing well. We're ... Read Full Post
Happy Spring Everyone! It is so nice to see the early spring flowers popping out of the ground and the robins looking for worms. Such a welcome relief after the crazy winter we've had. We're getting in the spirit here as well - we have some seeds started for gardening and they're doing well. We're also gearing up for baseball season - let the Cardinals vs Cubs rivalries begin!
03-26-2019
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Robin Wike -
Happy 16th Birthday to Bickford of Macomb! We are all so grateful to have a Bickford in the Macomb community for this many years. Looking forward to many more!
03-20-2019
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Beth Fleming -
Happy Ash Wednesday! If you visit the branch today, you might see a few of us with dirty foreheads. Growing up, I attended Catholic School, so Ash Wednesday services were held during the school day. After receiving our ashes, we anxiously compared who had more, who's cross was bigger, or who could ... Read Full Post
Happy Ash Wednesday! If you visit the branch today, you might see a few of us with dirty foreheads. Growing up, I attended Catholic School, so Ash Wednesday services were held during the school day. After receiving our ashes, we anxiously compared who had more, who's cross was bigger, or who could manage to keep it on all day without inadvertently wiping it off. Walking home after school past the public school we got quite the stare down, and it never failed, at least one person would mention we had something on our foreheads. So when I walked in to the Iowa City Branch today, I couldn't resist telling a few they had something on THEIR forehead as I stared back at them with the same black smudge smeared across mine. Bickford encourages our residents to engage in their faith, whether it be in church, a synagogue, or through meditation. We will happily reserve space for your own minister to come in, and we have nondenominational services with our partnership with Market Place Ministries. Please join us, we would love to pray with you!
03-06-2019
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Cindy McDaniel -
Happy Friday Everyone! Seems like it was JUST Monday!! Weather man is calling for rain with Thunderstorms tomorrow, which I think is great...I love the transition from Winter to Spring. The rain, the return of the birds, the thunder is the announcement that Spring is just around the corner!
02-22-2019
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Cindy McDaniel -
So The Groundhog has spoken: It's going to be an early Spring! Believe it or not, the Robins have also returned to the area and the geese have been seen returning to their southern homes too! Spring is such a wonderful time of renewal and hope. As the weather warms up and we are able to get outside ... Read Full Post
So The Groundhog has spoken: It's going to be an early Spring! Believe it or not, the Robins have also returned to the area and the geese have been seen returning to their southern homes too! Spring is such a wonderful time of renewal and hope. As the weather warms up and we are able to get outside and enjoy the fresh air shaking the cobwebs from our mood we can think about the promise of flowers and fresh garden bounty to enhance our bodies and minds! When you're out and about enjoying the spring days ahead feel free to stop by and say "Hi"! We love to have visitors!!
02-05-2019
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Robin Wike -
We were excited to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Market Place Ministries at our Branch this month! They provide such a great service to our residents. Thank you for all you do!
02-01-2019
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Nicole Ackley -
Brrrrr!! Winter can go away any day now! Hopefully with February right around the corner, temps will start to warm up. Only the Groundhog knows right?! What I do know is all of the fun we have in store coming up in February. Go ahead & check it out yourself. And stay warm!!
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Andy Eby -
Congratulations to Bickford of Macomb's Shauna Carroll for winning 2018 Kitchen Manager of the Year! Shauna is a great example of someone who lives our Core Purpose of Enriching Happiness each and every day by providing home-style food at the family table. Congratulations Shauna!
01-23-2019
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Nicole Ackley -
The snow fun doesn't stop around here! Yesterday we made snow ice cream, and today our friends from St.Paul school came and made snowman crafts with us. Stay tuned to see what kind of snow fun we come up with next!
01-16-2019
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Cindy McDaniel -
Just a reminder that although our weather has been pretty nice for December, the risk of Influenza and Pnuemonia are still elevated this time of year. Diligent hand washing is your best defense! Also, remember to cover your mouth by tucking your mouth into your elbow when you cough or sneeze. Eat ... Read Full Post
Just a reminder that although our weather has been pretty nice for December, the risk of Influenza and Pnuemonia are still elevated this time of year. Diligent hand washing is your best defense! Also, remember to cover your mouth by tucking your mouth into your elbow when you cough or sneeze. Eat well, get plenty of rest and stay home when you're feeling under the weather. Be Safe, Happy and Healthy!
01-11-2019
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Beth Fleming -
When someone says "annual Meeting" they might imagine an uncomfortable room with charts and graphs, where attendees are slumped in their chair and un-engaged. But Bickford gives that term a whole new meaning! Because we treat everyone like family, we call our annual meeting, Family Reunion, and it ... Read Full Post
When someone says "annual Meeting" they might imagine an uncomfortable room with charts and graphs, where attendees are slumped in their chair and un-engaged. But Bickford gives that term a whole new meaning! Because we treat everyone like family, we call our annual meeting, Family Reunion, and it is everything it is cracked up to be! Lots of fun, engaging activities, and of course we do throw in a little learning. Family Reunion is a time of fellowship and engagement, bringing the Bickford Family together for a time of renewal. One of the fun things we do at Family Reunion is celebrate those Bickford Family Members that go above and beyond at the Pearl Ceremony. I am pleased that in my division, this year we have a BFM up for 6 of the 7 categories! Congratulations to Macomb Kitchen Manager of the Year nominee, Shawn Carroll; Marion BFM of the Year nominee Mike Merchant; Burlington RNC of the Year nominee Teddie Rinehart; Iowa City/Marion CRD of the Year nominee Holly Blood; Cedar Falls Director of the Year nominee Natalie Feldman; and the entire team in Cedar Falls for their Branch of the Year nomination. Michelle and I had a lot of fun surprising them all with a "pearlposal" inviting them to the Pearl Ceremony held in February at Family Reunion. Congratulations to all nominees, you all are very deserving!
01-10-2019
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Robin Wike -
Congratulations to Nicole Ackley and Janet Hunt! They are celebrating a significant anniversary at Bickford and received their very pretty diamond necklace's today complimenting the beauty they provide to our families! Recently, Nicole celebrated 5 years and Janet celebrated 10 years at Bickford in ... Read Full Post
Congratulations to Nicole Ackley and Janet Hunt! They are celebrating a significant anniversary at Bickford and received their very pretty diamond necklace's today complimenting the beauty they provide to our families! Recently, Nicole celebrated 5 years and Janet celebrated 10 years at Bickford in Macomb. Thank you for your love, all day, every day and adding spice to all our lives!
01-04-2019
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Nicole Ackley -
I hope all my Bickford family and friends had a very Merry Christmas! I'm looking forward to another exciting, fun filled year of making special memories and enriching everyone's happiness. Wishing you all a very Happy New Year!
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Nicole Ackley -
Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from all of our warm hearts at Bickford of Macomb!
12-24-2018
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Cheryl McGowan -
Only 5 days until Christmas, are you ready? I am, and it's kind of a pleasant surprise. It's been great fun listening to the residents sing Christmas carols and enjoy all of our holiday activities. Please stop by for a visit to enjoy some of our Christmas cheer. If we don't see you - Merry ... Read Full Post
Only 5 days until Christmas, are you ready? I am, and it's kind of a pleasant surprise. It's been great fun listening to the residents sing Christmas carols and enjoy all of our holiday activities. Please stop by for a visit to enjoy some of our Christmas cheer. If we don't see you - Merry Christmas and a Happy New year!
12-20-2018
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Cindy McDaniel -
Literally having weather whiplash today! A blizzard on November 25 (complete with Thundersnow!) A tornado on December 2nd and today it sunny and 45 degrees outside. And guess what? Santa is getting ready for his annual trip around the world in just 2 weeks? Are your ready?? I've been thinking a lot ... Read Full Post
Literally having weather whiplash today! A blizzard on November 25 (complete with Thundersnow!) A tornado on December 2nd and today it sunny and 45 degrees outside. And guess what? Santa is getting ready for his annual trip around the world in just 2 weeks? Are your ready?? I've been thinking a lot about Christmas lately and what it means to different people. Food, cookies, presents, family, travel, time away from work or school? I also think about those less fortunate. Those that don't have those traditional holiday festivities to look forward to each year or family and friends to share them with. As 2018 comes to a close and 2019 brings the promise of opportunity and fun times with family and friends I would like to wish for each of you, and also myself, many chances to share what we have with others. Enjoy these last few weeks of 2018!
12-11-2018
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Cindy McDaniel -
I like to keep my blogs upbeat and light, but with the holiday season upon us we are also headed into the season of Influenza, pneumonia, bronchitis and the common cold. In the elderly these illnesses can have a devastating effect overall health. In an effort to protect your loved ones from illness ... Read Full Post
I like to keep my blogs upbeat and light, but with the holiday season upon us we are also headed into the season of Influenza, pneumonia, bronchitis and the common cold. In the elderly these illnesses can have a devastating effect overall health. In an effort to protect your loved ones from illness I would like to remind all potential visitors to avoid visits if your are experiencing symptoms such as a cough, sore throat or fever. Let's work together to keep this holiday season happy and free of illness. To all our Families and Friends, I wish you all Peace and Happiness this Holiday season!!
12-06-2018
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Nicole Ackley -
Good morning Bickford family & friends. We have a busy, exciting, fun filled month coming up this December. Stop in for a visit soon, enjoy a warm drink by our fireplace, and if you're lucky, I may just have the Christmas music on :) Stay Warm Friends!
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Robin Wike -
We are so very proud of our branch for being a multi-award winner company-wide in so many categories! Resident care and happiness are our #1 priority :)
11-27-2018
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Beth Fleming -
Whatever it takes! With Snowmaggedon 2018 in full force, your loved one is in good hands! Have no fear, our caregivers have done whatever it takes to drive, ski, or sled in to work. Caregivers across the Midwest prepared for the worst and came to work early, stayed over extra hours, shoveled snow, ... Read Full Post
Whatever it takes! With Snowmaggedon 2018 in full force, your loved one is in good hands! Have no fear, our caregivers have done whatever it takes to drive, ski, or sled in to work. Caregivers across the Midwest prepared for the worst and came to work early, stayed over extra hours, shoveled snow, cooked breakfast, and most importantly kept the branch running smooth and residents safe and warm. We have an assistant director remain at her branch for 42 hours. 2 caregivers came in Sunday morning, and stayed through the day and night to ensure cares were provide. Caregivers have helped others with rides to work. One branch provided air mattresses, blankets and pillows for those stranded at work. Caregivers hitched rides with 4 wheel drives and snow plows. A branch without power moved all of their residents to the living room near the fireplace to stay warm. Doing whatever it takes, happily, for our residents. Stay warm and safe, your loved one is.
11-26-2018
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Cindy McDaniel -
And we're off! It's the weekend before Thanksgiving. May the blessings of family friends and memories of holidays past warm your hearts as we begin the beginning of another holiday season. We will be busy planning a family feast for the holiday on Thursday, soon to be followed by decorations to ... Read Full Post
And we're off! It's the weekend before Thanksgiving. May the blessings of family friends and memories of holidays past warm your hearts as we begin the beginning of another holiday season. We will be busy planning a family feast for the holiday on Thursday, soon to be followed by decorations to celebrate the winter holiday season. Let's celebrate what makes us unique while cherishing those things that we share in commonality. It is the season of Love. Stop by and see us soon....
11-16-2018
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Robin Wike -
Bickford loves our 2nd Graders at Lincoln School! Our Adopt-A-Class with Mrs. Shisler's students enjoyed listening to a a book about our very own Mary Bickford yesterday. They learned how to treat others with kindness and fill their buckets with happiness!
11-15-2018
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Cheryl McGowan -
What a beautiful fall day! Sunny, crisp air, and still some brightly colored leaves on the trees. If you have not spent time enjoying the colors yet, do it quickly as I think they'll be gone very soon! While you're out and about doing that, stop by to grab a hot drink with us. We've got plenty of ... Read Full Post
What a beautiful fall day! Sunny, crisp air, and still some brightly colored leaves on the trees. If you have not spent time enjoying the colors yet, do it quickly as I think they'll be gone very soon! While you're out and about doing that, stop by to grab a hot drink with us. We've got plenty of coffee, hot chocolate and tea to share. Happy Fall Y'all!
11-07-2018
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Nicole Ackley -
Good afternoon Bickford family and friends! Can you believe it is the 1st of November already?, neither can I! It may be a bit chilly out, but enjoy these nice days that are left before winter hits, and always remember, you can always come and have some hot cocoa by our fireplace to warm you up! :)
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Cheryl McGowan -
"And all at once, summer collapsed into fall" - Oscar Wilde We've got hot drinks ready for you to stop by and enjoy. Our porches are full of great fall colors too. We hope to see you soon!
10-17-2018
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Cindy McDaniel -
Does anybody else just love to cook in the fall? I've often wondered why that is when it's such a chore the rest of the year! In the last week I've made Pumpkin Pasta, Hungarian Mushroom Soup, Shakshuka with Harissa, chocolate chip cookies, caramel brownies and home made bread! I even cleaned out ... Read Full Post
Does anybody else just love to cook in the fall? I've often wondered why that is when it's such a chore the rest of the year! In the last week I've made Pumpkin Pasta, Hungarian Mushroom Soup, Shakshuka with Harissa, chocolate chip cookies, caramel brownies and home made bread! I even cleaned out my closet this week! Here at Bickford we're in the cooking mood too! Of course there's always something good cooking in the Breadbasket for our resident meals and now our LEC has been getting in on the act too! Fun fall dips, cookies and snacks have been bringing everyone to the table to help with these tempting treats while sharing stories and laughter. Fall is truly the time for gathering. Whether it's the squirrels with their nuts or friends and family collecting and sharing memories or the farmers collecting the fall harvest to share their bounty we are all blessed with a gift to share with those gathered near to us.
10-15-2018
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Beth Fleming -
Baby, it's cold outside, but it's toasty inside Bickford! Now that winter seems to be on its way, this is a great time to check out all the warm activities by the fireplace each day. Forget shoveling snow and scraping windshields, let Bickford do all the cooking and keep things tip top shape. Check ... Read Full Post
Baby, it's cold outside, but it's toasty inside Bickford! Now that winter seems to be on its way, this is a great time to check out all the warm activities by the fireplace each day. Forget shoveling snow and scraping windshields, let Bickford do all the cooking and keep things tip top shape. Check out you local Bickford and schedule a tour today.
10-12-2018
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Robin Wike -
Fall is a beautiful time of year! We are getting our colorful mums out to show our love for the season. Thank you to the Bushnell student, Shanti Strange and her mom Tashina Strange for delivering the flowers right to our front door :)
10-09-2018
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Nicole Ackley -
The temps may be cooling off, but we're just starting to spice things up here at Bickford! Happy Fall Y'all!
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Nicole Ackley -
We sent summer out here at Bickford 50's style! Check out our Bickford Assisted Living of Macomb Facebook page to see all the fun we had yesterday. It's awfully windy out there today, but I sure am enjoying the cooler temperature. Looks like we are in for more of the same over the weekend, so if ... Read Full Post
We sent summer out here at Bickford 50's style! Check out our Bickford Assisted Living of Macomb Facebook page to see all the fun we had yesterday. It's awfully windy out there today, but I sure am enjoying the cooler temperature. Looks like we are in for more of the same over the weekend, so if you're out and about, stop in and enjoy some hot cocoa with us on the first day of Autumn!
09-21-2018
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Cheryl McGowan -
Oh where or where has fall gone, oh where or where can it be? It's hard to believe that its mid September and it will be almost 100 degrees today with the heat index. Bring on the cooler temps, leaves changing colors, and warm apple cider!
09-18-2018
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Cheryl McGowan -
Today is such a beautiful day! Macomb is very excited to see the sun after all the rain we had last week. It's a great time to sit on the porch and just soak up all that sunshine. We'd love it if you stopped by to say hi - we've got lemonade and a seat on the porch ready for you!
09-11-2018
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Nicole Ackley -
Who else is ready for fall? Days like today when there's a nice cool breeze make me remember why autumn is my favorite! I know there's still some summer left though, so enjoy it while you can and have a happy and safe Labor Day weekend! Come visit us soon, we have lots going on in September!
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Robin Wike -
Donna Ford is our cook and each day she brings me a joke. Today's joke made me chuckle extra, so I thought I'd share! "What sound does a grape make when you step on it?!" A: It makes a little wine! Get it?! Too clever not to share :)
08-29-2018
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Tomorrow we will be celebrating HOLLYWOOD at Bickford and it will certainly be a celebration. Our BFMs will be decked out in costumes from the Wizard of Oz! We have Academy Awards for our residents and I think Nicole, our LEC, has a few awards for BFMs as well! If you're in Oz and you want to stop ... Read Full Post
Tomorrow we will be celebrating HOLLYWOOD at Bickford and it will certainly be a celebration. Our BFMs will be decked out in costumes from the Wizard of Oz! We have Academy Awards for our residents and I think Nicole, our LEC, has a few awards for BFMs as well! If you're in Oz and you want to stop by to say "Toto, I don't think were in Kansas anymore", just follow the yellow brick road to our little place over the rainbow! And always remember, "There's no place like HOME"! Especially if your home is Bickford!
08-22-2018
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Today is the first day of school in Macomb. My 3 children are grown now, but I have fond memories from this time of year. We always took a first day of school photo. Even as teenagers, my children cooperated (sometimes reluctantly) with my request for this. I really loved seeing everyone's ... Read Full Post
Today is the first day of school in Macomb. My 3 children are grown now, but I have fond memories from this time of year. We always took a first day of school photo. Even as teenagers, my children cooperated (sometimes reluctantly) with my request for this. I really loved seeing everyone's excitement as they reconnected with friends they had not seen over the summer when I dropped them off at school. We tried to eat our evening meal together as a family just to catch up on the day. That got a little crazy when they were in high school working around evening practices, ball games etc., but we usually were successful. I miss that now. Happy "First Day of School" to those who have children or grandchildren still in school. To those of us who have have finished that chapter, hopefully you can take a moment to reflect back on those days fondly!
08-15-2018
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Nicole Ackley -
Good afternoon Bickford Family & Friends! I hope you've been enjoying these unseasonably nice temps! Don't be a stranger, come out and visit with us anytime! We have the Accordion Group coming to perform on the afternoon of August 8th. Or stop in on August 23rd and see what we've brewed up for our ... Read Full Post
Good afternoon Bickford Family & Friends! I hope you've been enjoying these unseasonably nice temps! Don't be a stranger, come out and visit with us anytime! We have the Accordion Group coming to perform on the afternoon of August 8th. Or stop in on August 23rd and see what we've brewed up for our Hollywood Pearl's Passion Event, it's 1 you won't want to miss. Enjoy the rest of your summer! :) Nicole
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Cindy McDaniel -
Tomato Season! Finally!! How many ways can you eat a fresh, summer home grown tomato? I'm working on my own personal research project and it's been one of the best ideas I've had. There are the usual BLTs, but I prefer just tomato, lettuce and a little mayo on toasted whole wheat along with a ... Read Full Post
Tomato Season! Finally!! How many ways can you eat a fresh, summer home grown tomato? I'm working on my own personal research project and it's been one of the best ideas I've had. There are the usual BLTs, but I prefer just tomato, lettuce and a little mayo on toasted whole wheat along with a perfectly seasoned, fresh from the stalk, corn on the cobb! Then there's the tomato and mozzarella with fresh basil and balsamic vinegar salad or caprese if your prefer.... Tomato tarts, roasted tomatoes on pizza, homemade tomato sauce/pizza sauce. Tonight I'm going to roast them with zucchini and corn that I've cut off the cob, and poblano pepper with jack cheese for a great summer veggie wrap. Yum!! Oh, the taste of summer. Colorful, fresh and bursting with flavor and wholesome goodness. Don't delay! Hit up your Farmers Markets and fresh produce isle at your grocery. Enjoy it while it lasts!
07-23-2018
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Beth Fleming -
Pay backs are.....WONDERFUL! As I was sitting in the sun room at the Cedar Falls branch working away, Miss Julianna stopped by and gave me a quick shoulder massage! Boy, did that feel nice! I love sitting in that spot as residents often cut through the courtyard on their way to a meal or activity, ... Read Full Post
Pay backs are.....WONDERFUL! As I was sitting in the sun room at the Cedar Falls branch working away, Miss Julianna stopped by and gave me a quick shoulder massage! Boy, did that feel nice! I love sitting in that spot as residents often cut through the courtyard on their way to a meal or activity, so it is a great opportunity to stop and visit, check in with them, or see how their day is. Not to mention an occasional rub down! Of course, I had to offer to pay her back, which she gladly accepted. As the old saying goes....you scratch my back, I'll scratch yours!
07-18-2018
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Nothing says summer like a bright orange hibiscus! Beautiful, bright flowers right on our doorstep. Bickford is our happy place!
07-10-2018
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Cheryl McGowan -
Whew it's hot!! And of course my garden is producing like crazy. I picked lots of cucumbers late last night and there will be plenty more tomorrow. My green beans are also about ready to explode into production. Of all the garden vegetables, green beans are my favorite. Picking is a bit of a pain, ... Read Full Post
Whew it's hot!! And of course my garden is producing like crazy. I picked lots of cucumbers late last night and there will be plenty more tomorrow. My green beans are also about ready to explode into production. Of all the garden vegetables, green beans are my favorite. Picking is a bit of a pain, but I love to snap them. Brings back lots of fond childhood memories. Snapping beans with grandma at the kitchen table. She was so much faster than I was. Of course, that may have been due to my method - snap one, eat one! Eventually the pan was full and then it was waiting until dinner. Fresh greens beans could just be my dinner entree - they are the best! Hopefully you are also enjoying some fresh summer produce and spending time with those you love. Thanks Grandma for the great memories!
07-02-2018
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Nicole Ackley -
Good morning Family & Friends! Here's a look at what's in store for us as we enter the dog days of summer. With the temps on the rise right now as I type this, I just want to remind you all to drink plenty of fluids, wear that sunscreen & try to stay cool!
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Cindy McDaniel -
So, I have a new hobby. Wait for it...... I like to count how many people are on their cell phones. Have you noticed when you're out to dinner, waiting at the doctor's office, in line at the grocery (just to name a few) the number of people that are completely absorbed in their little electronic ... Read Full Post
So, I have a new hobby. Wait for it...... I like to count how many people are on their cell phones. Have you noticed when you're out to dinner, waiting at the doctor's office, in line at the grocery (just to name a few) the number of people that are completely absorbed in their little electronic world? Don't get me wrong. I understand the value of being "connected". It definitely has it's perks! Keeping up with kids schedules, calling home from the store to see if you need to pick up more coffee while you're out. All legitimate reasons to be lovin' that little device! The tricky part is balancing being in the moment with being on the phone. The gift of someone's attention is priceless. That person sitting across the table from you or even in line at the grocery store provides us with opportunities to be in the moment and sharing a level on connection that doesn't happen on your cellular device. Take a moment on this gorgeous, summer day and look up! check out the clouds in the sky, enjoy some eye contact with a friend, notice the beautiful flowers that are in full bloom after our much needed rain. Our time on this earth with family and friends is fleeting. Be present and make some memories!
06-27-2018
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Cheryl McGowan -
Happy "official" first day of summer! It's a rainy day here today, but I won't complain. My garden is loving this moisture. I remember summer lasting such a long time when I was a child. I don't feel that way now that I'm an adult. I was looking ahead to some events on my calendar yesterday and ... Read Full Post
Happy "official" first day of summer! It's a rainy day here today, but I won't complain. My garden is loving this moisture. I remember summer lasting such a long time when I was a child. I don't feel that way now that I'm an adult. I was looking ahead to some events on my calendar yesterday and realized it will be Fall sooner than I would like! With that, I decided to make sure I maximize my summer fun every day! Hopefully you are having a great summer. Stop by to see us any time!
06-21-2018
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Cindy McDaniel -
There's not much that a handful of peanut M&Ms can't cure. Enjoy your day and share a smile with a stranger. The world could use a little extra kindness. : )
06-19-2018
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Isn't it amazing how a good hair day is so energizing and a bad hair day is just so.......BAD! Hair is very powerful which is why we are so happy to have such a WONDERFUL hairdresser here at Bickford of Macomb. Hoda is not just an amazing stylist, she is a great listener and truly cares about all ... Read Full Post
Isn't it amazing how a good hair day is so energizing and a bad hair day is just so.......BAD! Hair is very powerful which is why we are so happy to have such a WONDERFUL hairdresser here at Bickford of Macomb. Hoda is not just an amazing stylist, she is a great listener and truly cares about all her clients. She is generous with her smiles and laughter and brings a ray of sunshine into our little corner of the world just by showing up each week! Thank you Hoda for sharing your love and your talent with all of us at Bickford of Macomb!
06-12-2018
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In honor of the many volunteers from Western Illinois University who have spent many hours with our residents, we celebrate our Pearls Event, "Western" Day with a twist!
06-08-2018
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What's your favorite part about summertime? I remember as a kid going to grandmas house, picking strawberries or sweet corn from the garden and making home made ice cream on the back porch. The old fashioned way, with a crank! All the work and time it took. Everyone sharing in the work and the ... Read Full Post
What's your favorite part about summertime? I remember as a kid going to grandmas house, picking strawberries or sweet corn from the garden and making home made ice cream on the back porch. The old fashioned way, with a crank! All the work and time it took. Everyone sharing in the work and the stories of days gone by! Truly the BEST ice cream I've ever had. I've been thinking about buying a hand crank ice cream maker so I can share some of these memories with my kids and grandson. Surprisingly I have met with some resistance! Apparently it's "too much" WORK! Sadly, I put my plans on hold and resigned myself to the fact that in this age of immediate gratification there is no patience for process. No appreciation for shared goals. No value on nostalgia. Sigh. But then I changed my mind. Patience, appreciation and value are learned only through the experiences of life. So yes, I will buy the ice cream maker and we will make the BEST ice cream memories ever!
06-08-2018
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We're inviting the community to our very first lemonade party this Friday, June 8 from 11am to 2pm here at Bickford. Come for a complimentary lemonade shake up! Shade and seating provided :) Let's have a refreshing summer favorite together!
06-05-2018
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Nicole Ackley -
We have a fun filled, exciting, busy month planned for June. We hope you can make it in to visit us soon, and check out our lovely patio, enjoy a glass of lemonade, and enjoy our beautiful Midwest weather!
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1600 Maple Avenue
Macomb, IL 61455
309-836-9700