Bickford of Marion

Assisted Living & Memory Care

Nothing can replace home. At Bickford of Marion, 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 and memory care services, we invite you to share your stories with us, to see Bickford as an extension of your home.

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Happy Saturday! I hope you are all taking advantage of this gorgeous weather! 60 degrees in February? We'll take it! This week we had lots of fun celebrating Valentine's Day. We made and decorated sugar cookies, talked about our loved ones, and enjoyed some sweet music! We are excited for this ... Read Full Post
Happy Saturday! I hope you are all taking advantage of this gorgeous weather! 60 degrees in February? We'll take it! This week we had lots of fun celebrating Valentine's Day. We made and decorated sugar cookies, talked about our loved ones, and enjoyed some sweet music! We are excited for this coming week, the Yodeling Sisters will be here! Stop by this Thursday at 2 to hear them! Enjoy your weekend!
02-18-2017
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Happy Saturday! I hope you are all taking advantage of this gorgeous weather! 60 degrees in February? We'll take it! This week we had lots of fun celebrating Valentine's Day. We made and decorated sugar cookies, talked about our loved ones, and enjoyed some sweet music! We are excited for this ... Read Full Post
Happy Saturday! I hope you are all taking advantage of this gorgeous weather! 60 degrees in February? We'll take it! This week we had lots of fun celebrating Valentine's Day. We made and decorated sugar cookies, talked about our loved ones, and enjoyed some sweet music! We are excited for this coming week, the Yodeling Sisters will be here! Stop by this Thursday at 2 to hear them! Enjoy your weekend!
02-18-2017
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Happy Friday! And it looks like it will be a "warm" one at that! Almost 50 degrees! Enjoy it! Next week is Valentine's Day already! I hope you all find time to spend it with loved ones! We will be having a sweetheart social to celebrate, complete with sweet treats, games, and photo booth! Feel free ... Read Full Post
Happy Friday! And it looks like it will be a "warm" one at that! Almost 50 degrees! Enjoy it! Next week is Valentine's Day already! I hope you all find time to spend it with loved ones! We will be having a sweetheart social to celebrate, complete with sweet treats, games, and photo booth! Feel free to stop by, it begins at 3:00 on Valentine's Day! Have a great weekend!
02-10-2017
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February Calendar
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Happy Friday! The last Friday in January! This week lots of ladies enjoyed a morning at the "spa!" We got our feet soaked, had a massage, got our make-up done, and nibbled on some chocolate all while listening to relaxing music in a quiet room. So much fun and so relaxing! Then we ended our week ... Read Full Post
Happy Friday! The last Friday in January! This week lots of ladies enjoyed a morning at the "spa!" We got our feet soaked, had a massage, got our make-up done, and nibbled on some chocolate all while listening to relaxing music in a quiet room. So much fun and so relaxing! Then we ended our week celebrating Chocolate Cake Day! Chocolate cake. Need I say more? Next week we say goodbye to January and will welcome February! Look for more Valentine's Day decorations around the branch! Have a great weekend!
01-27-2017
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Make You Laugh Mondays: "Three Senior Pals" Three seniors are out for a stroll. One of them remarks, “It’s windy.” Another replies, “No way. It’s Thursday.” The last one says, “Me too. Let’s have a soda.”
01-23-2017
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IT'S THE WEEKEND! I hope you all are enjoying this wonderful ALMOST 50 degree weather outside! Even if it is foggy, just the temperature alone is so nice! This coming week will be full of music and at Bickford! Amy Maurer, Carroll Brown, and a special visit from the Humane Society! We can't wait! ... Read Full Post
IT'S THE WEEKEND! I hope you all are enjoying this wonderful ALMOST 50 degree weather outside! Even if it is foggy, just the temperature alone is so nice! This coming week will be full of music and at Bickford! Amy Maurer, Carroll Brown, and a special visit from the Humane Society! We can't wait! This is the last full week of the month already! Can't believe we are almost done with the first month of 2017! Have a great day!
01-21-2017
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Happy Friday! I hope you all had a wonderful week and are ready to enjoy your weekend! We had a hard time this week at Bickford, saying goodbye to our RNC Katrina who recently moved to Virginia. We wish her the best and know she will do amazing things! This Sunday is Cowboy Jim! Come and listen one ... Read Full Post
Happy Friday! I hope you all had a wonderful week and are ready to enjoy your weekend! We had a hard time this week at Bickford, saying goodbye to our RNC Katrina who recently moved to Virginia. We wish her the best and know she will do amazing things! This Sunday is Cowboy Jim! Come and listen one and all! He is an absolute blast!
01-13-2017
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Moments of Happiness
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It's the last Friday of the year! How time flies!! We ended it with bingo and root beer floats! Our Friday usual :) The first week of 2017 will be spent saying goodbye to the Christmas decorations and enjoying music, animals, crafts, and games! I hope you all have a safe and enjoyable New Year's ... Read Full Post
It's the last Friday of the year! How time flies!! We ended it with bingo and root beer floats! Our Friday usual :) The first week of 2017 will be spent saying goodbye to the Christmas decorations and enjoying music, animals, crafts, and games! I hope you all have a safe and enjoyable New Year's weekend!
12-30-2016
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Another weekend is fast approaching! And December is half over! Such a busy and fun month! Thank you to everyone who joined us on Wednesday for our holiday dinner! It was so nice to see everyone! We counted almost 150 people! It was a great success! This coming week we will have Christmas carolers ... Read Full Post
Another weekend is fast approaching! And December is half over! Such a busy and fun month! Thank you to everyone who joined us on Wednesday for our holiday dinner! It was so nice to see everyone! We counted almost 150 people! It was a great success! This coming week we will have Christmas carolers visiting and we get to go on a bus ride to see the Christmas lights! What fun! Look at our Facebook page later this week for pictures! Have a great weekend!
12-16-2016
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Happy Friday! I cannot believe it is already December! This week has been busy as can be! Some Christmas elves have been hard at work decorating for the holiday season! Be sure to stop in and take a look around! And don't worry, we are not done yet! More to come :) In just a couple of weeks on ... Read Full Post
Happy Friday! I cannot believe it is already December! This week has been busy as can be! Some Christmas elves have been hard at work decorating for the holiday season! Be sure to stop in and take a look around! And don't worry, we are not done yet! More to come :) In just a couple of weeks on December 14th, our holiday dinner will be held! If you want to join us please let us know as soon as possible! I hope you all have had a great week and have a wonderful weekend!
12-02-2016
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Happy weekend everyone! I hope you all enjoyed your Thanksgiving holiday and those of you who went Black Friday shopping.. I hope you got back in one piece! :) We are on to our last few days of November already! We will end the month with some music therapy, a visit from Kid's Inc., and prep for ... Read Full Post
Happy weekend everyone! I hope you all enjoyed your Thanksgiving holiday and those of you who went Black Friday shopping.. I hope you got back in one piece! :) We are on to our last few days of November already! We will end the month with some music therapy, a visit from Kid's Inc., and prep for the Christmas season around the branch! Family members, I will be starting a monthly newsletter email next month. If you are interested in reading these, please make sure I have an email to send it to! Also, remember our annual Holiday Dinner will be on December 14th! It is appreciated if RSVP's are in by December 1st. Enjoy the rest of your weekend!
11-26-2016
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Happy Friday everyone! I hope you have enjoyed this wonderful week- the weather has been gorgeous! We have had lots of fun this week celebrating birthdays, enjoying walks outside, and visiting with furry friends! Just a couple of reminders- if you are planning to take your loved one out of the ... Read Full Post
Happy Friday everyone! I hope you have enjoyed this wonderful week- the weather has been gorgeous! We have had lots of fun this week celebrating birthdays, enjoying walks outside, and visiting with furry friends! Just a couple of reminders- if you are planning to take your loved one out of the building for Thanksgiving OR you are planning on eating with your loved one here at Bickford, please let a member of our staff know! Also, our Holiday Dinner on December 14th will be here before you know it! If you haven't RSVP'd yet, please do so before December 1st! We look forward to seeing you on this fun, festive night full of great music, food, and friends! Have a great weekend everyone!
11-18-2016
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Happy Friday everybody! I hope you have all had a great week! This week has been super fun and busy, starting with our Halloween party that lasted basically all day on Monday. Then we filled in the rest of the week with music, making our own pizza, and enjoying these warm for November days! We are ... Read Full Post
Happy Friday everybody! I hope you have all had a great week! This week has been super fun and busy, starting with our Halloween party that lasted basically all day on Monday. Then we filled in the rest of the week with music, making our own pizza, and enjoying these warm for November days! We are already in November, so as you make your plans for Thanksgiving, please let Bickford know if you will be joining us for any meals! We want to make sure we have enough good food for everyone! Have a great weekend!
11-04-2016
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I hope you are enjoying your weekend! It really looks and feels like Fall and I am loving it! This week was full of fun things! Our favorite was a visit from the 6th and 7th grade girls from the Luthran Church of the Resurrection! They brought us cookies! Yum!! We also enjoyed a little quilt show ... Read Full Post
I hope you are enjoying your weekend! It really looks and feels like Fall and I am loving it! This week was full of fun things! Our favorite was a visit from the 6th and 7th grade girls from the Luthran Church of the Resurrection! They brought us cookies! Yum!! We also enjoyed a little quilt show put on by a local quilter, music with Doug, Birthday Bingo, and more! Next week begins the last half of the month already! There will be a Halloween party Monday, October 31st from 2:30-4! If you have any little ones available, feel free to bring them by to trick-or-treat and show off their costumes! See me (Eva) for more details! Have a great rest of your day!
10-15-2016
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It's the weekend! And also the first day of October! Crazy! I hope you are all enjoying your Saturday despite this wet and rainy weather. Just so you know, there was a change of schedule to the Walk Against Alzheimer's. It has been rescheduled for Saturday, October 15th. You can still join us! This ... Read Full Post
It's the weekend! And also the first day of October! Crazy! I hope you are all enjoying your Saturday despite this wet and rainy weather. Just so you know, there was a change of schedule to the Walk Against Alzheimer's. It has been rescheduled for Saturday, October 15th. You can still join us! This month we are looking forward to a quilting demonstration, flute players, lots of Fall crafts, a Halloween party... even a trip to Chili's! Should be lots of fun! Keep your eyes peeled for some Fall prevention tips around Bickford as the weather cools. I know it's not fun, but Winter is coming and we should be prepared! Have a great day!
10-01-2016
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Another week down and it's officially Fall! Hope you are all staying dry! The highlight this week was our visit from Kid's Inc. across the street! They come once a month, and the residents help them play games, make crafts, read books... all kinds of fun things! It is so much fun to get to know the ... Read Full Post
Another week down and it's officially Fall! Hope you are all staying dry! The highlight this week was our visit from Kid's Inc. across the street! They come once a month, and the residents help them play games, make crafts, read books... all kinds of fun things! It is so much fun to get to know the kiddos and develop fun friendships! Monday we are going Sally's in Springville for our lunch bunch! And we have music with Amy, Carroll Brown, and a visit from the Humane Society coming up... so much to look forward to! And we can't forget! Tomorrow is our Walk Against Alzheimer's! We look forward to seeing you there! Have a great weekend!
09-23-2016
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It's Friday!! I hope everyone has had a great week! This week at Bickford we spent a lot of time outside! We are enjoying this slightly cooler weather and sunshine! This afternoon we enjoyed a "Sock Hop" Social for 50's day! Lots of smiles were worn as we danced around to some 50's tunes and ate ... Read Full Post
It's Friday!! I hope everyone has had a great week! This week at Bickford we spent a lot of time outside! We are enjoying this slightly cooler weather and sunshine! This afternoon we enjoyed a "Sock Hop" Social for 50's day! Lots of smiles were worn as we danced around to some 50's tunes and ate root beer floats! Next week we are looking forward to a visit from Kid's Inc.! And just another reminder that we will be participating in the Walk to End Alzheimer's on September 24th! Family and friends of Bickford are welcome to join us! Have a great weekend!
09-16-2016
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Happy Friday! I hope you all had a great short week after Labor Day! This week we had lots of fun with music, celebrating National Salami Day, our September birthday party, and having our feet pampered at foot spa! Next week we are looking forward to our 50's themed day! A "Sock Hop" Social is on ... Read Full Post
Happy Friday! I hope you all had a great short week after Labor Day! This week we had lots of fun with music, celebrating National Salami Day, our September birthday party, and having our feet pampered at foot spa! Next week we are looking forward to our 50's themed day! A "Sock Hop" Social is on the calendar as well as many other fun things! We are nearing the middle of the month already, how is this possible!? Remember the Walk to End Alzheimer's will be on the 24th. You are more than welcome to join us! Enjoy your weekend!
09-09-2016
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Happy Labor Day weekend, everyone! I hope you are enjoying your first weekend in September! crazy how time flies! Summer is nearly over and it will be cooling off before you know it! This week we enjoyed a really neat presentation about the Civil War. Barry Grove gave us a history lesson about life ... Read Full Post
Happy Labor Day weekend, everyone! I hope you are enjoying your first weekend in September! crazy how time flies! Summer is nearly over and it will be cooling off before you know it! This week we enjoyed a really neat presentation about the Civil War. Barry Grove gave us a history lesson about life as a soldier and even did a reenactment for us! We loved it! At the end of this month (Sept. 24th) we have the Walk Against Alzheimer's. Let me know if you are interested in joining us! Have a great day!
09-03-2016
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Happy Friday! We just finished Bingo and root beer floats! A Friday favorite! This week the residents enjoyed lunch at Olive Garden, lots of music, a little art show, a visit from the Humane Society, and a popcorn party! Next week we are excited for a Civil War reenactment by Barry Grove! And I am ... Read Full Post
Happy Friday! We just finished Bingo and root beer floats! A Friday favorite! This week the residents enjoyed lunch at Olive Garden, lots of music, a little art show, a visit from the Humane Society, and a popcorn party! Next week we are excited for a Civil War reenactment by Barry Grove! And I am shocked it will be September on Thursday! Where did Summer go!? Enjoy your weekend everyone!
08-26-2016
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Please check out our facebook page for updates and a lot more pictures! www.facebook.com/BickfordMarion
08-23-2016
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It's the weekend! Yay! I hope you are all enjoying this cool, refreshing weather! This week at Bickford our highlight was the August birthday party!! If you see Chuck, Bob, Gwen, or Carmeletta around the branch be sure to wish them a happy happy birthday!! Monday we go to Olive Garden! Be sure to ... Read Full Post
It's the weekend! Yay! I hope you are all enjoying this cool, refreshing weather! This week at Bickford our highlight was the August birthday party!! If you see Chuck, Bob, Gwen, or Carmeletta around the branch be sure to wish them a happy happy birthday!! Monday we go to Olive Garden! Be sure to look at our Facebook page for pictures! Have a great day!
08-20-2016
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It's Friday!! Hopefully you all have fantastic weekend plans! This week we had a lot of fun as always! Birthday bingo and Western Day were our highlights! Check out the picture below for a peek at our corn-shucking competition! Next week marks the middle of August already! Fall is right around the ... Read Full Post
It's Friday!! Hopefully you all have fantastic weekend plans! This week we had a lot of fun as always! Birthday bingo and Western Day were our highlights! Check out the picture below for a peek at our corn-shucking competition! Next week marks the middle of August already! Fall is right around the corner! Have a great day!
08-12-2016
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Happy Saturday, everyone! I hope you are all out enjoying this gorgeous weather!! We have had a great week here, lots of music, crafts, and treats! It was Bob Kirsch's yesterday (8/5) and his wonderful wife Linda brought in a cake to share! Talk about a great start to the weekend! Thank you Linda ... Read Full Post
Happy Saturday, everyone! I hope you are all out enjoying this gorgeous weather!! We have had a great week here, lots of music, crafts, and treats! It was Bob Kirsch's yesterday (8/5) and his wonderful wife Linda brought in a cake to share! Talk about a great start to the weekend! Thank you Linda and Happy Birthday, Bob! This week we have our Western Day! Looking forward to a fun time :)
08-06-2016
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August calendar!
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We are basically through with July! This month has flown by! We had a great week to wrap up the month. Lots of music, a social to get to know one another, root beer floats.. and our favorite- a visit from the preschool across the street! Check out the picture below of a few kids loving on Director ... Read Full Post
We are basically through with July! This month has flown by! We had a great week to wrap up the month. Lots of music, a social to get to know one another, root beer floats.. and our favorite- a visit from the preschool across the street! Check out the picture below of a few kids loving on Director Holly's dog! Next week we are looking forward to music with Betty! She plays old tunes that we know and love and engages the residents in conversation. Such a treat!
07-29-2016
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I hope you are all having a great weekend! We have been trying to keep our minds focused on staying cool this week by singing Christmas carols while enjoying some ice cream! We also had an Italian themed day. Residents enjoyed crafting some delicious bite sized Italian cuisine! Yummy! This Monday, ... Read Full Post
I hope you are all having a great weekend! We have been trying to keep our minds focused on staying cool this week by singing Christmas carols while enjoying some ice cream! We also had an Italian themed day. Residents enjoyed crafting some delicious bite sized Italian cuisine! Yummy! This Monday, 7/25, is Lunch Bunch. We will be going to Culver's! Let Eva know if you would like to attend! Enjoy the rest of your weekend! Think chilly thoughts! :)
07-23-2016
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Happy Friday! This week has been a big birthday week! Aloha Franklin, Kathryn Lennox, and Shirley Northway all have birthdays within a week of each other! Needless to say, cake and ice cream were had by all! And if you see any of these ladies, be sure to wish them a happy birthday!! Next week is ... Read Full Post
Happy Friday! This week has been a big birthday week! Aloha Franklin, Kathryn Lennox, and Shirley Northway all have birthdays within a week of each other! Needless to say, cake and ice cream were had by all! And if you see any of these ladies, be sure to wish them a happy birthday!! Next week is our "Italian Day!" We will in our own little Italy for the day. Keep a look out on here or on Facebook for pictures of the event!
07-15-2016
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Last week we enjoyed a picnic-style lunch, a fantastic performance by the Pick and Hammer group, and Birthday Bingo with Hills Bank! Next week I know many residents are looking forward to the Florist demonstration. We have been rescheduling this since May! We are just about halfway through July! I ... Read Full Post
Last week we enjoyed a picnic-style lunch, a fantastic performance by the Pick and Hammer group, and Birthday Bingo with Hills Bank! Next week I know many residents are looking forward to the Florist demonstration. We have been rescheduling this since May! We are just about halfway through July! I hope everyone had a happy Fourth and are enjoying this beautiful weather!
07-09-2016
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A Toy Story We often see, and encourage, grand kids and great grand kids, (heck, all kids!) to visit our branches and make themselves at home. I was at my Macomb Branch a while back, and as I was walking out, a resident, her husband, and their children were sitting on the front porch. They were ... Read Full Post
A Toy Story We often see, and encourage, grand kids and great grand kids, (heck, all kids!) to visit our branches and make themselves at home. I was at my Macomb Branch a while back, and as I was walking out, a resident, her husband, and their children were sitting on the front porch. They were taking much delight in watching their grand kids color beautiful pictures on the sidewalk using chalk. They told me how they loved to watch little kids play. It reminded me of when I went to my own grandparents home. My siblings and cousins and I would drag out a big box of toys that my grandma kept for us. She would love to watch us from the kitchen or sit outside and enjoy our play. I wanted to recreate that same feeling for our residents. Soon, you will find a basket similar to the one pictured at each of my locations on the front porch or the courtyard. The grand baskets are filled with fun outdoor activities to not only entertain our little visitors, but to provide a bridge between generations. After all, we are all kids at heart. <3 Beth
06-24-2016
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June is half over already! I can hardly believe it! We wrapped up our week with our monthly birthday party. Country music and cake... what more could you ask for on a Friday!? Next week we are very excited for our visit from the Humane Society! Be sure to check the blog for a picture of our furry ... Read Full Post
June is half over already! I can hardly believe it! We wrapped up our week with our monthly birthday party. Country music and cake... what more could you ask for on a Friday!? Next week we are very excited for our visit from the Humane Society! Be sure to check the blog for a picture of our furry friend! And lastly, shout out to all of the fathers out there! What would we do without you?? Enjoy your weekend and HAPPY FATHER'S DAY!!
06-17-2016
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On the Road Again! That's the song that repeatedly ran through my mind the last 2 weeks of May as I traveled each day to one of my 10 branches to attend our Family Council Meetings. I felt like a politician on the campaign trail as I zipped from one location to the next, often criss-crossing across ... Read Full Post
On the Road Again! That's the song that repeatedly ran through my mind the last 2 weeks of May as I traveled each day to one of my 10 branches to attend our Family Council Meetings. I felt like a politician on the campaign trail as I zipped from one location to the next, often criss-crossing across Iowa and Illinois. Although it made for some late evenings, I truly enjoyed coming into the branches at a different time than normal, visiting with caregivers and families that I don't always see when I am there during the morning/early afternoon times. For those that attended, thank you for taking the time to meet with us, and learn about the HappYness Survey, and our exciting plans to make our branches even better! For those that were unable to attend, I hope to see you at the next council, which is in August. Please feel free to stop in your local director's office any time if we can do something to help make your experience the best it can be while at Bickford. Until then, happy trails!
06-10-2016
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Happy National Doughnut Day!!! Our residents are still licking their lips from the tasty doughnuts we just had. Now time for some sunshine! Next week is our LUAU! We will be dressing up in Hawaiian shirts and grass skirts, grilling Hawaiian kabobs, playing games, and hopefully enjoying some nice ... Read Full Post
Happy National Doughnut Day!!! Our residents are still licking their lips from the tasty doughnuts we just had. Now time for some sunshine! Next week is our LUAU! We will be dressing up in Hawaiian shirts and grass skirts, grilling Hawaiian kabobs, playing games, and hopefully enjoying some nice weather! It is Wednesday, June 8th at 2:00 p.m. Feel free to stop by! Enjoy your weekend, everyone!
06-03-2016
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Happy Saturday, everyone! This was a very busy week- but I think our highlight was enjoying the sounds of a traditional Chinese Zither! Now it's time to look forward to June. I cannot believe it's just 3 days away! Check out the calendar I will attach in a separate post.
05-28-2016
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Such a fun week we've had! Nice weather means getting to go outside, and yesterday the Humane Society stopped by with this sweet kitty for us to love! Remember the Family council this coming Wednesday, May 25th at 5:30p here at Bickford Cottage! Come learn about our plans to improve resident ... Read Full Post
Such a fun week we've had! Nice weather means getting to go outside, and yesterday the Humane Society stopped by with this sweet kitty for us to love! Remember the Family council this coming Wednesday, May 25th at 5:30p here at Bickford Cottage! Come learn about our plans to improve resident happiness.
05-20-2016
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It's the weekend! And we LOVE weekends here at Bickford of Marion! Activities are more laid back and lots of friends and family stop by! Even though we just can't seem to get rid of those left over April showers... it's May and we are by golly going to celebrate with May flowers! Thursday 5/19, at ... Read Full Post
It's the weekend! And we LOVE weekends here at Bickford of Marion! Activities are more laid back and lots of friends and family stop by! Even though we just can't seem to get rid of those left over April showers... it's May and we are by golly going to celebrate with May flowers! Thursday 5/19, at 10a we are having a florist from HyVee come to demonstrate how they create their beautiful floral arrangements! Feel free to stop by and check it out!
05-14-2016
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It's Friday! This week we celebrated Mother's Day with a wonderful afternoon tea, Cinco De Mayo with a fun fiesta, and the weather finally warming up with outside walks and manicures in the courtyard! Be sure to check out our Facebook page "Bickford Senior Living of Marion" for pictures of what we ... Read Full Post
It's Friday! This week we celebrated Mother's Day with a wonderful afternoon tea, Cinco De Mayo with a fun fiesta, and the weather finally warming up with outside walks and manicures in the courtyard! Be sure to check out our Facebook page "Bickford Senior Living of Marion" for pictures of what we are up to! Enjoy your weekend everyone! Have a happy Mother's Day!
05-06-2016
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Fruit Infused Water-Its not just another pretty face! You have probably noticed around the branch the nice beverage areas, or what we like to call "hydration stations" set up near the living room. These are not only appealing to the eye, but have numerous health benefits as well! You might find ... Read Full Post
Fruit Infused Water-Its not just another pretty face! You have probably noticed around the branch the nice beverage areas, or what we like to call "hydration stations" set up near the living room. These are not only appealing to the eye, but have numerous health benefits as well! You might find anything from kiwi to lemons to cranberries floating in the inviting ice cold water to wet your whistle. The fruit infused water encourages everyone to drink more water which aids in hydration, digestion, and joint pain. So next time you are in, stop and pour yourself a refreshing glass of our jazzed up water, and encourage others to have a sip too. For more information on the benefits of fruit infused water click on the link below: http://lifescapepremier.com/2015/11/04/health-benefits-fruit-infused-waters/
05-05-2016
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Happy National Jelly Bean Day! Our residents (and staff) have enjoyed tasting and guessing jelly bean flavors all day long! This week has also been full of birthdays, which also means our bellies are full of cake! Thankfully, the weather has been nicer and we have had the chance to walk around ... Read Full Post
Happy National Jelly Bean Day! Our residents (and staff) have enjoyed tasting and guessing jelly bean flavors all day long! This week has also been full of birthdays, which also means our bellies are full of cake! Thankfully, the weather has been nicer and we have had the chance to walk around outside to work off those extra calories! ;) Be sure to join us next weekend, April 30th, at 2:00 p.m. for our Mother's Day Tea! Come enjoy the Janet Walker quartet and refreshments and more! Let me know you are coming by emailing bickfordmarionactivities@gmail.com Have a great weekend!
04-22-2016
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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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Another week is in the books! This week the residents and I enjoyed lots of treats! We had a fruit tasting, celebrated national caramel corn day, and even had some root beer floats! Hopefully one of these days the weather will decide to stay warm and we can move our activities outside... I bought ... Read Full Post
Another week is in the books! This week the residents and I enjoyed lots of treats! We had a fruit tasting, celebrated national caramel corn day, and even had some root beer floats! Hopefully one of these days the weather will decide to stay warm and we can move our activities outside... I bought some kites, and we are ready and anxious to fly them! Next week we have some birthdays! Jerry Knapp on the 15th and Shirley Axmear on the 16th. If you see these two lovely ladies, be sure to wish them a Happy Birthday! Enjoy your weekend!
04-08-2016
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April Newsletter and Calendar
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Happy Friday! This week the residents enjoyed participating in some Easter preparations! On Monday we decorated eggs- pink was our favorite color! Then on Thursday we played Easter bunny and stuffed plastic eggs with some goodies! ...And enjoyed a few pieces ourselves. Eggs will be shared with ... Read Full Post
Happy Friday! This week the residents enjoyed participating in some Easter preparations! On Monday we decorated eggs- pink was our favorite color! Then on Thursday we played Easter bunny and stuffed plastic eggs with some goodies! ...And enjoyed a few pieces ourselves. Eggs will be shared with residents and the preschool across the street! It is hard to believe there is just one more week of March! Read the blog next week for a look at our April calendar! Enjoy your Easter weekend!
03-25-2016
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Happy St. Patrick's Day! Our residents will be seeing green with a festive menu and many Irish themed activities and snacks. Hopefully everyone attending the parade has a great time! Happy Leprechaun Day!
03-17-2016
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March Newsletter and Calendar
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February Newsletter and Calendar
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Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from our Bickford family to yours! Family and friends make these holidays special, so it is special to us to spend them with you. We truly cherish our time with our residents and love getting to spend time with them. We wish you all the best during this holiday ... Read Full Post
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from our Bickford family to yours! Family and friends make these holidays special, so it is special to us to spend them with you. We truly cherish our time with our residents and love getting to spend time with them. We wish you all the best during this holiday season! Holly
12-29-2015
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