Bickford of Urbandale

Assisted Living & Memory Care

Nothing can replace home. At Bickford of Urbandale, 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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Come join us on Thursday, May 10th at 2pm for our Annual Mother's Day Fashion Show and Tea! Hosted by the Hall Tree of Urbandale!
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This month's theme day was "Sail the Open Sea's." It was so much fun! Lots of nautical decorations, ocean life, beach balls and tropical drinks were made (Pina Coladas-Yum!). Staff could be found dancing to Calypso music with straw hats and sunglasses.
04-16-2018
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Come join the fun!
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This week we made a new recipe of banana bread. It turned out very good. We ate it during our afternoon snack time at 2;30 with coffee. Please join us anytime around 2:30 for coffee and a treat. You are always welcome to Mary B's for a visit or participate in one of our activities.
04-13-2018
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It's finally here! Cruise Day and beautiful weather to boot. Aaron Shoemaker is performing as I write, cruise food is being prepped in the kitchen, and I am preparing for an afternoon in Miami, Nassau, and St. Lucia. It doesn't get much better than this!
04-12-2018
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Let's go cruising
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It's been a busy week at Bickford of Urbandale. Although we lost our beanbag baseball home game on Wednesday against the Journey's jaguars we had a great time! Our team is getting a pretty large roster this year!
04-06-2018
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Come Sail With Us on Thursday, April 12th at 2pm at Bickford of Urbandale!
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Sail away with Bickford of Urbandale! We are bringing in the warm weather next Thursday with "Cruise day" so grab your hats, swimsuits and tasty drinks and remember "Home is Where Your Anchor Drops" at Bickford!
04-04-2018
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Bickford of Urbandale has BFM's that are in the St. Patrick's Day Spirit. Thanks to Jill our BFM medical nurse who made the cupcakes. Hats, green beer and snacks were enjoyed.
04-03-2018
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Today's Easter Egg Hunt was a blast. Thank you to Traditions Children's Center in Urbandale for joining us to meet the Easter Bunny and find the eggs. See lots of photos online by visiting our facebook page at www.facebook.com/bickfordseniorlivingurbandale
03-31-2018
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Hop on over to Bickford of Urbandale tomorrow morning at 10:00 am for a fun filled Easter Egg Hunt. We will be joined by Tradition's Childcare Center as well as many children from our Bickford Family members. We will also have a special visit from the Easter Bunny! Forecast is all sunshine and ... Read Full Post
Hop on over to Bickford of Urbandale tomorrow morning at 10:00 am for a fun filled Easter Egg Hunt. We will be joined by Tradition's Childcare Center as well as many children from our Bickford Family members. We will also have a special visit from the Easter Bunny! Forecast is all sunshine and warmer temps in the 50's!
03-29-2018
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With the first day of Spring this week a good art project is "Spring Flowers" made with plastic forks. It passes as a tulip, doesn't it?! The residents did a great job at this one.
03-23-2018
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Bickford of Urbandale has an immediate opening. We'd love to have you come in for a tour. Just call 515-419-8872 to schedule!
03-19-2018
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check out what's going on in April
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March is filled many holidays: St. Patrick's Day, Easter Preparations and the first day of Spring. We will have a St. Pat's party on March 17 from 3-4pm where I'll be making my famous St. Pat's sherbet punch. Come join us! Spring art flowers on March 20 10:30 am and Easter themed art and crafts. ... Read Full Post
March is filled many holidays: St. Patrick's Day, Easter Preparations and the first day of Spring. We will have a St. Pat's party on March 17 from 3-4pm where I'll be making my famous St. Pat's sherbet punch. Come join us! Spring art flowers on March 20 10:30 am and Easter themed art and crafts. Don't forget Day Light Savings Times is this weekend! Forward your clocks one hour.
03-09-2018
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We are not out of the winter woods just yet it seems! Yikes! Although it is snowing at the moment, Spring is going to be here before we know it. With that comes our April showers, May flowers and potential for severe weather. In February we did severe weather drills for residents and BFMs. This is ... Read Full Post
We are not out of the winter woods just yet it seems! Yikes! Although it is snowing at the moment, Spring is going to be here before we know it. With that comes our April showers, May flowers and potential for severe weather. In February we did severe weather drills for residents and BFMs. This is a good time to remind family and friends the importance of signing your loved one in and out when coming and going from the branch, we want to know who is in the building especially during severe weather and in case of an emergency situation. The sign in/out form is located on the table across from the workstation. If the pen has walked away please find a BFM and we will gladly lend you one of ours! Thanks! Angie
03-06-2018
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Glada was a happy shopper at the General Store. She used her Bickford Buck's to make her purchase.
03-02-2018
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Congratulations on your retirement Halida! You will truly be missed. We wish you the best of luck on all your new adventures and don't forget to visit.
03-02-2018
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People don't notice whether it's winter or summer when they're happy. - Anton Chekhos It's a beautiful day to come see Bickford! To schedule a tour- call Montessa at 515-419-8872.
03-02-2018
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Spring is just around the corner and we couldn't be more excited! I want to thank everyone for all the extra help while I was out on maternity leave and especially Amanda for stepping in and stepping up as acting Director in my absence. While I was away we brought on a new RNC, Vicki Rupert, please ... Read Full Post
Spring is just around the corner and we couldn't be more excited! I want to thank everyone for all the extra help while I was out on maternity leave and especially Amanda for stepping in and stepping up as acting Director in my absence. While I was away we brought on a new RNC, Vicki Rupert, please stop in and meet her. We are very excited to have her join the Bickford Family! Coming in March is Casino day hosted here at the branch, we will also head out to Prairie Meadows to play the slots later in the month. 2018 is geared up to be our best year yet with many exciting adventures to come!
02-26-2018
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Check out what's happening in March
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We had a nice Valentines Day Party in Mary B's this week. Krispy Kreme Donuts shaped like hearts were on hand for the special occasion and boy were they a big hit! Coffee was also served along with Valentines trivia and an art project.
02-16-2018
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Every February we head to the Greater Des Moines Botanical Gardens for a taste of the tropics to help us through the Iowa winter.
02-16-2018
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Check out photos from Mondays Valentine's dance on our facebook page--- www.facebook.com/bickfordseniorlivingurbandale
02-16-2018
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Bickford of Urbandale has an immediate opening. We'd love to have you come in for a tour. Just call 515-419-8872 to schedule!
02-16-2018
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Everyone is invited to our annual Valentine's Dance this Monday from 6-7PM. This annual tradition is always a lot of fun with LIVE MUSIC with Bickford's favorite musician, Bill Connett. Bill knows how to get the crowd singing along and tapping their toes. Refreshments will be served. Come out and ... Read Full Post
Everyone is invited to our annual Valentine's Dance this Monday from 6-7PM. This annual tradition is always a lot of fun with LIVE MUSIC with Bickford's favorite musician, Bill Connett. Bill knows how to get the crowd singing along and tapping their toes. Refreshments will be served. Come out and spend some time with your loved one during this fun event.
02-09-2018
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Come dance with us!
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On the 12th was a theme day at Bickford called "Hat Day." Mary B's have several different styles of hats to play with, touch and talk about, for example, a derby hat, pill hat, cowboy hat, a Mary Poppins hat to name a few. We had fun trying them on and talking about the days when wearing hats were ... Read Full Post
On the 12th was a theme day at Bickford called "Hat Day." Mary B's have several different styles of hats to play with, touch and talk about, for example, a derby hat, pill hat, cowboy hat, a Mary Poppins hat to name a few. We had fun trying them on and talking about the days when wearing hats were the norm. In addition, we had hat trivia with our coffee time.
01-19-2018
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Crafting with the crew on a winter afternoon.
01-17-2018
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Check out what's going on in February at Bickford of Urbandale. The cold doesn't freeze out the fun here!
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Bickford of Urbandale has an immediate opening. We'd love to have you come in for a tour. Just call 515-419-8872 to schedule!
01-12-2018
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Every Tuesday we have Bickford Bakers. This is where we share recipes from our growing up days and try to replicate them. This week we did one of our favorite cookie recipes from Jill Means. It was a simple chocolate chip cookie, but it seems to be everyone's favorite. If we are undecided on what ... Read Full Post
Every Tuesday we have Bickford Bakers. This is where we share recipes from our growing up days and try to replicate them. This week we did one of our favorite cookie recipes from Jill Means. It was a simple chocolate chip cookie, but it seems to be everyone's favorite. If we are undecided on what to bake, this is our go-to cookie. They make everyone smile and happy.
01-06-2018
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The first week of 2018 is in the books. Keep checking our blog here and check out our facebook page for fun during the new year! www.facebook.com/bickfordseniorlivingurbandale
01-05-2018
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Wishing you a happy, healthy, and safe holiday! Pictured here, Santa, Mrs. Claus and Maurine.
12-23-2017
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This week was busy finishing up our community service called, RACK'D. Mary B's residents and I made several batches of Chex Mix and homemade cookies to package for the Urbandale Fire Department and Suncrest Hospice. We always make an extra batch of Chex Mix for ourselves too! The residents love ... Read Full Post
This week was busy finishing up our community service called, RACK'D. Mary B's residents and I made several batches of Chex Mix and homemade cookies to package for the Urbandale Fire Department and Suncrest Hospice. We always make an extra batch of Chex Mix for ourselves too! The residents love it. It's easy to eat out of a cup.
12-22-2017
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See what's going on in 2018!
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We tried a new recipe from the "Two Chicks from the Sticks" cookbook: Toffee Blond Brownies. Pretty simple recipe with eggs, butter, brown sugar, vanilla and flour. I made a double batch because these goodies are for the RACK'D community service project. After packaging these up they will go to ... Read Full Post
We tried a new recipe from the "Two Chicks from the Sticks" cookbook: Toffee Blond Brownies. Pretty simple recipe with eggs, butter, brown sugar, vanilla and flour. I made a double batch because these goodies are for the RACK'D community service project. After packaging these up they will go to the Urbandale Fire Department as a way of saying thank you for all they do for us here at Bickford.
12-13-2017
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This Thursday, December 14th is our annual Holiday Party. Come celebrate with us for dinner, live music, and a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus! 4:30 pm Gather 5:00 pm Dinner 5:45 pm Santa and Mrs. Claus 6:00 pm Music See you there!
12-13-2017
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Lots of fun this week decorating doors for Christmas. Snowmen and holiday lights adorns the doors of Mary B's. The residents cut out the circles and light bulb pieces while others assisted me in assembling them on the door. Please come by and take a look.
12-09-2017
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Let's Celebrate!
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Thank you to Bickford residents for all your kind deeds this Christmas season. You're a blessing!
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Mary B's has a cultural activity called "Travel to..." that we do monthly. This month it was travel to Mexico. Thanks to my Mexican background I was able to share my family's salsa recipe which is always a big hit with chips. I have lots of books of art, architecture, food and travel to look at. ... Read Full Post
Mary B's has a cultural activity called "Travel to..." that we do monthly. This month it was travel to Mexico. Thanks to my Mexican background I was able to share my family's salsa recipe which is always a big hit with chips. I have lots of books of art, architecture, food and travel to look at. We also play Loteria which is Mexican bingo but instead of numbers there are pictures. And last, some Mexican Trivia is always interesting.
11-27-2017
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Veterans Day was honored at Bickford with a ceremony in the morning and trivia in the afternoon. Small flags were placed outside, buntings hung on the porch and the flag was brought inside for the ceremony. All Bickford Veterans were recognized and given a red carnation. In addition, the wives of ... Read Full Post
Veterans Day was honored at Bickford with a ceremony in the morning and trivia in the afternoon. Small flags were placed outside, buntings hung on the porch and the flag was brought inside for the ceremony. All Bickford Veterans were recognized and given a red carnation. In addition, the wives of Veterans were also recognized for their perseverance. A reception followed the ceremony.
11-17-2017
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December Happynings!
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As our wild turkeys walk around outside LaVonne's daughter Angela reads us turkey facts during todays happy hour.
11-10-2017
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All smiles at todays happy hour! Pictured here are Madeline and her daughter Therese.
11-10-2017
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In Mary B's this week we tried our hand at almond crescent cookies. There are several almost identical recipes of this cookie in many cultures. I can think of Eastern European countries (Bosnia and Poland) and Mexico. In Mexico they are called wedding cookies. They turned out delicious but didn't ... Read Full Post
In Mary B's this week we tried our hand at almond crescent cookies. There are several almost identical recipes of this cookie in many cultures. I can think of Eastern European countries (Bosnia and Poland) and Mexico. In Mexico they are called wedding cookies. They turned out delicious but didn't "look" the way I remembered them. So I will make the recipe again with the Mary B's gang and hopefully will improve on the appearance.
11-09-2017
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Don't forget, Family Council meets this Wednesday, November 8th at 5:30pm following dinner. We will be reviewing Happyness survery results and will provide coffee, tea and cookies. See you then! Angie
11-06-2017
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Make sure to join us for a brief meeting and dessert at Family Council this week. We will be going over the annual happiness survey results and answering any questions. Wednesday, November 8th at 5:30 pm
11-04-2017
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