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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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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Please join us for an activity at Bickford today!
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"All gave some, some gave all." We celebrated our seven heroic veterans at Bickford on November 11. We were joined by other Bickford residents, as well as visitors from Veteran's Affairs, as we learned what each fold of the flag meant and then watched as it was raised on the flagpole. It was very ... Read Full Post
"All gave some, some gave all." We celebrated our seven heroic veterans at Bickford on November 11. We were joined by other Bickford residents, as well as visitors from Veteran's Affairs, as we learned what each fold of the flag meant and then watched as it was raised on the flagpole. It was very cold outside, but inside, our hearts were warmed by being able to honor our wonderful veterans. We were also happy to honor the wives of veterans! It is wonderful to have a day set aside for remembrance and acknowledgment, but our veterans should be honored each and every day for their sacrifices to make our country wonderful - Thank you, veterans!
11-14-2014
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This is how we roll! No matter if we are cruising town in a golf cart like this one pictured, or renting the city bus, we enjoy getting out and about! Whether we are shopping, catching a ball game, or looking at the fall leaves, outings are a great way to stay connected with the community. If you ... Read Full Post
This is how we roll! No matter if we are cruising town in a golf cart like this one pictured, or renting the city bus, we enjoy getting out and about! Whether we are shopping, catching a ball game, or looking at the fall leaves, outings are a great way to stay connected with the community. If you have a suggestion for an outing, please feel free to let the Life Enrichment Coordinator at the branch know!
10-16-2014
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Join us for Bingo on Wednesday, August 13! We will have a wonderful time, enjoying each other's company and winning some fun prizes! Not to mention the delicious swirl cheesecake we'll be serving up for dessert! Please RSVP to me by August 6th at 309.836.9700. Hope to see you on the 13th!
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We hope you join us in the cool air-conditioning of Bickford on June 11! We always have a great time, so be sure to join us!
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Please join us during one of the many activities during the month of May!
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Join us for our monthly Community Bingo! We love having new faces in our building and we serve some delicious, homemade dessert! Not to mention the great Bingo prizes you could win! Please RSVP to Sarah, LEC, by May 12. You can contact her at 309.836.9700. Hope to see you on the 14th!
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135 year of experience? is that possible? Well, if you combine the years of service for the 15 Bickford Family Members I had the privilege of recognizing these past few weeks, it sure is! One of my favorite parts of the job is recognizing and celebrating our Bickford Family Members that have ... Read Full Post
135 year of experience? is that possible? Well, if you combine the years of service for the 15 Bickford Family Members I had the privilege of recognizing these past few weeks, it sure is! One of my favorite parts of the job is recognizing and celebrating our Bickford Family Members that have achieved employment milestones in 5 year increments. This past quarter, I proudly handed out 15 Bickford necklaces ranging from 5 year to 15 year anniversaries. One branch alone had four 15 year necklaces alone! It truly says a lot about the wonderful company that is Bickford when we have that kind of dedication. Congratulations to all those Bickford Family Members who show us every day their commitment to quality care and desire to enrich our resident's lives. (Shown in picture is Kelly Rixen, 15 yrs; Kim Schaffer, 15 years; Holly Ebensberger, 5 years, all from the Clinton Branch. Not pictured: Deb Bradley, 15 years; Molly Brosius, 15 years)
04-07-2014
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Good Monday afternoon! As you browse through our April newsletter, please remember that we love company! Feel free to join us for an activity or a meal anytime!
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Old man winter has given a new meaning to March Madness! I think we have seen more snow balls than basketballs at the rate we are getting snow! Regardless of the how frightful it is outside, it is always delightful inside our Bickford branches. Many activities are taking place to chase away the ... Read Full Post
Old man winter has given a new meaning to March Madness! I think we have seen more snow balls than basketballs at the rate we are getting snow! Regardless of the how frightful it is outside, it is always delightful inside our Bickford branches. Many activities are taking place to chase away the winter blues. Check out your local Bickford Happynings calendar for a complete list of events. Each branch has volunteer opportunities to help get you through the winter months, and not to mention what a great way to pass the time waiting for warm temperatures to finally arrive. We hope to see you soon, and think Spring!
03-06-2014
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September 8th begins the 19th Annual National Assisted Living Week and we are kicking it off in style - with an Ice Cream Social to celebrate Grandparent's Day at 2 PM! Please call Sarah with any questions - 309.836.9700.
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Holy Hydration! Now that we are into what finally feels like good old midwest summer weather, we need to remind our residents to drink plenty of water. Even a short stop on the front porch or out to the courtyard can deplete fluids and lead to dehydration. Eight ounces of water every couple of ... Read Full Post
Holy Hydration! Now that we are into what finally feels like good old midwest summer weather, we need to remind our residents to drink plenty of water. Even a short stop on the front porch or out to the courtyard can deplete fluids and lead to dehydration. Eight ounces of water every couple of hours is sufficient in replensishing lost fluids through warm temperatures, sunshine, and wind. For those who are not fond of water like myself, try juices, sports drinks or caffeine free iced tea. I mention caffeine free as caffeine is a diuretic and can contribute to dehydration. Another sneaky way to increase fluid intake is to offer jello, popsicles, and fruits high in water content such as watermelon. Not only do you feel down right lousy when you are dehydrated, but dehydration can also lead to urinary tract infections, confusion, and lethargy. So keep yourself cool and raise your glass to this great summer weather! Bottoms up!
07-09-2013
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Use it or lose it! That is a common phrase we like to joke about with residents in the halls of Bickford. We often tell our residents this to motivate them to continue their daily walks to meals, encourge their participation in our group exercise programs, and to remind them that bodies who are in ... Read Full Post
Use it or lose it! That is a common phrase we like to joke about with residents in the halls of Bickford. We often tell our residents this to motivate them to continue their daily walks to meals, encourge their participation in our group exercise programs, and to remind them that bodies who are in motion tend to stay in motion. Bickford family members will often make "deals" with residents to ecourage increased mobilty, such as if they walk to the dining room, we will give them a lift back home afterwards, or attending a group exercise program first, then having coffee and cookies after! Please click on the attached link to read about the 4 types of recommended exercises for seniors, which include strengthening, stretching, endurance, and balance, all of which are incorporated in many different types of programs offered at Bickford. Now, get moving, because you know what we say, Use it or lose it!

Senior Living Excercise
03-11-2013
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Community Bingo the second Wednesday each month at 2:30. Please join us for a fun afternoon of bingo and delicious home made desserts! Call Sarah at 309-836-9700 for more details.
03-11-2013
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