Bickford of Oswego

Assisted Living & Memory Care

Nothing can replace home. At Bickford of Oswego, 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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Join us for a Senior Scam Presentation Lunch & Learn with Sheriff Wayne Dial on Wednesday, April 5th! See the attached flyer for more details.
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Benefits of healthy eating for older adults! Eating well is vital at any age, but improving your diet in later life can help you to: Live longer and stronger – Good nutrition boosts immunity, fights illness-causing toxins, keeps weight in check, and reduces the risk of heart disease, stroke, high ... Read Full Post
Benefits of healthy eating for older adults! Eating well is vital at any age, but improving your diet in later life can help you to: Live longer and stronger – Good nutrition boosts immunity, fights illness-causing toxins, keeps weight in check, and reduces the risk of heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, type-2 diabetes, bone loss, and cancer. Sharpen your mind – People who eat fruit, leafy veggies, and fish and nuts packed with omega-3 fatty acids can improve focus and decrease their risk of Alzheimer’s disease. Antioxidant-rich green tea may also enhance memory and mental alertness as you age. Improve your mental health - A healthy diet can lower your risk for mental health problems as you age, such as depression and anxiety. If you've already been diagnosed, eating well can help to manage your symptoms and regain control of your life. Feel better – Wholesome meals give you more energy and help you look better, resulting in a boost to your mood and self-esteem. It’s all connected—when your body feels good you feel happier inside and out. While healthy eating is not without its challenges as you age, these tips can ensure you continue to enjoy your food, reach or maintain a healthy weight, and get all the nutrients your body needs for you to thrive as you get older.
03-29-2017
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HOWIE is on the move again, today we are at the wonderful Dearborn Cafe in Sandwich. We enjoyed the ambianse, their delicious food and great friendly conversation. We couldn't help but feel at home amongst friends, it was a great way to spend a beautiful afternoon making new memories. Where did you ... Read Full Post
HOWIE is on the move again, today we are at the wonderful Dearborn Cafe in Sandwich. We enjoyed the ambianse, their delicious food and great friendly conversation. We couldn't help but feel at home amongst friends, it was a great way to spend a beautiful afternoon making new memories. Where did you have lunch today? Was it as fun and delicious as ours was? Keep an eye out for our bus HOWIE next week to see where we end up next. Have a great weekend everyone.
03-24-2017
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Musical Ball Toss was a supper fun way to spend the afternoon.
03-23-2017
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National Baseball Cap day was so much fun and everyone was looking great.
03-23-2017
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Our ladies enjoyed making their Lucky Polka Dot Banner during our craft this past week.
03-20-2017
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Everyone looking very festive around our branch for St. Patrick's Day.
03-20-2017
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How many golden chocolates are there in the Leprechaun's Jar? If you guessed 102 you were right! Congratulations to our winner that guessed the closest with 98.
03-20-2017
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Having Fun during our green beer social playing Grab the Loot Game. Congratulations to Dina for being our winner with 193 coins.
03-20-2017
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Having fun celebrating St. Patrick's Day at our Green beer social. Thank you to Alison From the Tiller for sponsoring our event and joining us. Thank you to everyone that joined us for all the fun.
03-20-2017
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A huge Thank you to The Joliet Police Drums and Pipes guys for stopping by and taking a picture with us after their show at Katie O'Connor's Friday.
03-20-2017
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Howie was on the move again. This past Friday we celebrated St. Patrick's day at Katie O'Connor's in Plainfield. We had so much fun enjoying the delicious Irish menu items and the music. Spending time with friends celebrating and having lunch is always a great way to make new memories. Keep an eye ... Read Full Post
Howie was on the move again. This past Friday we celebrated St. Patrick's day at Katie O'Connor's in Plainfield. We had so much fun enjoying the delicious Irish menu items and the music. Spending time with friends celebrating and having lunch is always a great way to make new memories. Keep an eye out for our bus Howie to see where we end up this week.
03-20-2017
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Fun Facts
03-17-2017
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Irish Blessing: " May your troubles be less and your blessings be more and nothing but happiness come through your door" Happy St. Patrick's Day!
03-17-2017
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Happy St. Patrick's Day Everyone! Our celebration has already begun with our Lucky Banner craft this morning. Hope you can join us for the rest of our festivities tomorrow. See our flyer for more details.
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Calling all Registered Nurses, Social Workers and Licensed Clinical Social Workers. Join us for an evening of Learning on Wednesday, March 29th. RSVP to Kristi Miranda (630)488-7678.Please see our flyer for more details.
03-15-2017
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Nurse Adriana Lizeth Valdez Contreras welcomes our Newest Bickford Baby, Aubrey' Anna! The resident's will adore her for sure! Congratulations !
03-14-2017
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Seniors can feel isolated during the winter months. Age-related health issues like hearing loss, incontinence or vision loss can increase this sense of senior isolation during winter. There are some things families can do to help prevent senior loneliness and keeping loved ones happy and healthy ... Read Full Post
Seniors can feel isolated during the winter months. Age-related health issues like hearing loss, incontinence or vision loss can increase this sense of senior isolation during winter. There are some things families can do to help prevent senior loneliness and keeping loved ones happy and healthy this winter: families can arrange for delivery of incontinence supplies or make sure your loved one has regular hearing or vision tests, being proactive about senior' health can help them feel better on a day-to-day basis. What's more, it can diminish the social anxiety related to hearing, vision, or continence concerns.
03-14-2017
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National False Teeth Day! The ladies had a field day with this for sure!
03-09-2017
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Congratulations to our CNA Tammy! She welcomed her new grandson Frederick this past week. " Sometimes the smallest things take up the most room in your heart"
03-09-2017
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Congratulations to our CNA, Melissa on her recent engagement!
03-09-2017
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HOWIE is on the move again, last week we visited Olive Garden in Oswego. We enjoyed their delicious Salad, soups & breadsticks, oh how we enjoyed their breadsticks. Having lunch with good friends is always fun and enjoyable when you take the time to enjoy a good meal and wonderful day. Keep an eye ... Read Full Post
HOWIE is on the move again, last week we visited Olive Garden in Oswego. We enjoyed their delicious Salad, soups & breadsticks, oh how we enjoyed their breadsticks. Having lunch with good friends is always fun and enjoyable when you take the time to enjoy a good meal and wonderful day. Keep an eye out this Friday to see where HOWIE will take us next. Have a great week everyone.
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Join us for our Casino Day tomorrow Wednesday, March 8th. Please see our flyer for more details. Don't forget to wear your casino themed attire or red & black to get yourself into the casino fun. We hope you can all join us!
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Our residents are ready for spring. Look at beautiful spring door hanger they made in craft class. A huge thanks to Alison from The Tillers for running our craft class and helping our residents make these creative door hangers.
03-07-2017
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Happy Tuesday Everyone! Since tomorrow is Casino Day here at our branch it's only fitting that this weeks quote is a casino themed quote. "Life is like a gambling game in a casino you should accept the chance of defeat and when to quit the game cause if not you'll end up a sore loser." ~Pogi. The ... Read Full Post
Happy Tuesday Everyone! Since tomorrow is Casino Day here at our branch it's only fitting that this weeks quote is a casino themed quote. "Life is like a gambling game in a casino you should accept the chance of defeat and when to quit the game cause if not you'll end up a sore loser." ~Pogi. The missing letters are; J,V,X,Z. Our residents came up with 329 words in 1 hour. Now its your turn let's see how many word can you come up with in less than an hour. Good Luck!
03-07-2017
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Happy March Everyone. Check out to our March HappYnings and join us for all the fun.
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Happiness Hustle from our Branch Support and Divisional Team....Enriching Happiness with priceless moments❤
03-01-2017
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Last night was an Amazing event with lots of laughs and tears! Burlington took home Branch of the year and Wabash received RNC of the year❤ So happy to be a part of the Bickford Family; Definitely Feeling blessed with the best in Oswego! We are bringing home "Happiness in Every Heart " for top 5 ... Read Full Post
Last night was an Amazing event with lots of laughs and tears! Burlington took home Branch of the year and Wabash received RNC of the year❤ So happy to be a part of the Bickford Family; Definitely Feeling blessed with the best in Oswego! We are bringing home "Happiness in Every Heart " for top 5 in our Resident Happiness Survey, top 5 in our current monthly Resident/Family Happiness Check, and top 10 for BFM happiness.I can't wait to share our family videos with you❤
03-01-2017
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I toured an Administrator from a competitor of ours earlier this week. By the end of the tour she said I inspired her to continue in her role, as sometimes it can be a bit challenging. I explained that at times we do have things to tackle, but over the years I have been blessed with GREAT mentors ... Read Full Post
I toured an Administrator from a competitor of ours earlier this week. By the end of the tour she said I inspired her to continue in her role, as sometimes it can be a bit challenging. I explained that at times we do have things to tackle, but over the years I have been blessed with GREAT mentors (mom's) , an AMAZING Team , AWESOME families, and an abundance of grandparents that help me GROW daily. Not to forget to mention to her that BICKFORD is the perfect place to be! Feeling BLESSED to be a part of something so GREAT! LOVE MY BICKFORD FAMILY❤
02-26-2017
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Please help us welcome our Newest team member, Stacie. She has such a passion for seniors and is a perfect fit for our Bickford Family! Welcome to the family
02-26-2017
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Late night Moments of happiness in Mary b's, before the movie starts❤
02-26-2017
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Our President's day celebration was great. The Misty River Music Makers put on a great show, we all sang along with them to beautiful songs. Thank you to everyone who joined us for this great event.
02-24-2017
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Howie is on the move again today our stop is at Riverview Diner in Montgomery. We definitely enjoy having lunch with good friends and of course the food was good too. We really enjoyed their delicious sandwiches and their hot soup perfect for this cold day. Where did you go to lunch today? I hope ... Read Full Post
Howie is on the move again today our stop is at Riverview Diner in Montgomery. We definitely enjoy having lunch with good friends and of course the food was good too. We really enjoyed their delicious sandwiches and their hot soup perfect for this cold day. Where did you go to lunch today? I hope you enjoyed it as much as we did. Keep an eye out for our bus Howie next week to see where we end up. Have a great weekend everyone
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Such an honor to care for an amazing group of individuals here in our Oswego Branch
02-22-2017
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Let's Celebrate President's Day! Join us this Monday for all of our fun activities. Please see our flyer for more details.
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Howie is on the move again, this week we stopped by Mike & Denises in Yorkville. What a better way to spend a Friday afternoon with this gorgeous weather than by enjoying lunch with great friends making new memories. We definitely enjoyed their delicious pizza and great conversations with friends. ... Read Full Post
Howie is on the move again, this week we stopped by Mike & Denises in Yorkville. What a better way to spend a Friday afternoon with this gorgeous weather than by enjoying lunch with great friends making new memories. We definitely enjoyed their delicious pizza and great conversations with friends. Where did you have lunch today? Was it as fun and delicious as ours was? Keep an eye out for our bus Howie every Friday to see where we end up next week. Have a great Holiday weekend everyone!
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February is Random Acts of Kindness Month...Our Oswego Team is striving hard everyday here at Bickford and in our personal lives to make a difference... Share you're Random Acts of Kindness with us
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It's Super Bowl Weekend! Grab your football Jerseys and join us this Sunday for our Super Bowl Party and the Big Game. See our flyer for more details. Hope you can all join us.
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Howie is on the move again last week we enjoyed the delicious food at The Tap House in Oswego. This week we are at Chili's in Oswego. We really enjoyed their chips and salsa and of course our enteres were delicious as well. It's always nice to enjoy a good meal with friends making new memories. ... Read Full Post
Howie is on the move again last week we enjoyed the delicious food at The Tap House in Oswego. This week we are at Chili's in Oswego. We really enjoyed their chips and salsa and of course our enteres were delicious as well. It's always nice to enjoy a good meal with friends making new memories. Thank you to our CRD Kristi for joining us today. Where did you go to lunch today? I hope you enjoyed it as much as we did. Keep and eye out for our bus Howie next week to see where we end up. Have a great weekend everyone.
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Happy February Everyone! Check out all HappYnings we have going on this month.
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Posture is the basis for all movements, and poor posture can be the hidden cause of pain and injury. Make sure to focus on your posture and bodily alignment throughout the day. An Effective Balance Training Exercise for Seniors 1. Align at the Wall Stand with your back against a wall and take stock ... Read Full Post
Posture is the basis for all movements, and poor posture can be the hidden cause of pain and injury. Make sure to focus on your posture and bodily alignment throughout the day. An Effective Balance Training Exercise for Seniors 1. Align at the Wall Stand with your back against a wall and take stock of your body position. Common postural misalignments include head forward off the wall, shoulders and upper back excessively rounded, tilted pelvis, and overly bent knees. Try to straighten out so that your points of contact with the wall are the back of your head, your shoulders, your rear end, and the backs of your feet. Lengthen through the spine and stand straight. From the side, you should have an invisible “racing stripe” running down your body: ear, shoulder, hip, knee, and ankle should all be in vertical alignment. Breathing deeply, hold this position with closed eyes for at least 30 seconds, sensing and feeling your body position. As you open your eyes and step away from the wall, maintain this ideal posture. Check in at the wall at various points throughout the day. With time, your posture should naturally improve as your ability to sense and feel your body position becomes more refined.
01-26-2017
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When the LEC is away the residents will play. Howie is taking a break while we enjoyed some delicious Chinese take out yesterday with some new friends. We all enjoyed our time together getting to know each other.
01-21-2017
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Friday we celebrated National Rubber Duckie Day with a Rubber Dickie Hunt. The residents had a blast and found all the little ducks that were hiding around our building. Congratulations to Faye for coming in 1st place and finding our bonus duck for a total of 9 ducks.
01-17-2017
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Here are some more pictures of everyone that made hat day more amazing. Everyone looked great.
01-17-2017
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Another fun activity we enjoyed during hat day was Musical Hat. Everyone enjoyed the fun spin-off of musical chairs. Congratulations to our sassy Harriet for coming in 1st place.
01-17-2017
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Fall Prevention during winter months: 1. focus on footwear: Rubber or neoprene soles, especially those with plenty of tread, provide better traction on snow and ice than either leather or plastic soles, making them the best choice for fall prevention. 2. Careful with cars: Many falls occur when ... Read Full Post
Fall Prevention during winter months: 1. focus on footwear: Rubber or neoprene soles, especially those with plenty of tread, provide better traction on snow and ice than either leather or plastic soles, making them the best choice for fall prevention. 2. Careful with cars: Many falls occur when exiting or entering vehicles. Always make sure your footing is clear when you get out of car. 3. Beware of black ice: It's just as slippery as regular ice, but difficult to see, making it a top winter safety concern. Stay on clear pathways or ones that have been treated with salt. 4. Make winter safety a priority: Avoid rushing and allow yourself extra time to reach your destination safely. Avoid shortcuts through snow or icy area. Let's have a safe winter!
01-17-2017
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Hat day was great and everyone looked awesome. We had a lot of people participate for our best hat contest. Congratulations to Dina for coming in 1st place. A huge than you to our friend Becky Andersen from MHHC for sponsoring our 1st place prize.
01-17-2017
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Howie is warming up again. Last week the cold kept us from going out, so we stayed in and ordered lunch from Olive Garden. We stayed warm and enjoyed a delicious lunch with friends. Stay tuned to see where we end up today.
01-13-2017
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Lots of smiles and laughs throughout the branch today...it's contagious
01-13-2017
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We had tons of fun learning how to play Garbage and reading with the kids Connection group this week.
01-12-2017
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