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Happy fall to all!

 

I would like to thank those who took the time to complete our annual survey. We appreciate all the feedback we have received.  

 

I would also like to officially welcome

Dave Vrtol, our new Maintenance Coordinator to our Bickford family team.

 

Our Thanksgiving family dinner will be on Monday, November 19th at 5pm. For those who would like to attend reservations must be made by November 12th by 4:00pm.  

 

Danielle Nelson

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Branch Name
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Resident Spotlight

 

 

 

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Dorothy Carlson Glans

 A Rockford native, Dorothy was born on Dec. 4, 1922, the youngest of 3 children. Her parents were of Swedish descent and many Swedish traditions were a part of family holidays, especially Christmas Eve. With the passing of her mother, Dorothy proudly carried on and instilled these special times and recipes in the next generations. She is a graduate of the last class of Rockford High School, class of 1940. In 1941, she and Ralph Glans were married and they enjoyed 56 wonderful years together before he died in 1998. They have three daughters, Gail, Linda and Becky. When their youngest daughter entered middle school, Dorothy went to work at the Winnebago

County Courthouse in the 

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Township Assessor’s office where she worked for 20 years. Downtown Rockford was a bustling place then, and she loved being in the center of it. She and Ralph were active in many community organizations. Nature is important to her and she used to spend many hours working in her gardens as an active memebr and officer of the Delavan Lake Garden Club. Her work ethic is unmatched.  She and her best friend and neighbor called themselves “The Trustworthy Girls.” The chance to travel came later in life when trips with her daughters took her to Hawaii, Austria, Germany, Nantucket, Martha’s Vineyard,  and Switzerland. These trips made for many

wonderful memories that she still cherishes.

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Events to attend in November:

 

Lunch Trip at Fiesta Palace: 

  • Wednesday, November 7
  • 1:00pm - 3:00pm  
  • Families/Volunteers welcome to join us  on the Bickford Bus "Howie" (Happiness on Wheels Inspiring Exploration 

 

Family Thanksgiving Dinner:  

  • Monday, November 19th 
  • 5:00pm 
  • Cost for dinner is $10 by check
  • RSVP's due by November 12th by 4:00PM  (Late reservations will not be accommodated) 

 

November Birthday Party: 

  • Thursday, November 29th
  • 2:00pm - 3:00pm  
  • Entertainment by Tom Stanfield 

                                    

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9:15   Exercise

10:15  Thanksgiving Craft (Table Top Turkey)

1:30 Happyness Hour (Hot Fudge Sundaes) 

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Anytime       

       Garden level fun: 

       Billiards

       Fuse ball

       Table Tennis

       Air Hockey

2:00 Bingo

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9:05   Catholic                       Communion

2:00   Chapel Service

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9:15   Exercise

10:15 Current          Events & Discussion

1:30  Bickford Store

3:00  Wii Bowling   

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9:15   Stretch                    Session

10:15 Poker Games

1:15   Catholic Mass 

2:00   Pinochle

3:15   Bell Choir

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9:15   Exercise

10:15 Coffee Hour

10:15 Dog Therapy

1:00  Trip: Lunch at 

Fiesta Palace 

6:00   Bingo

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9:15   Chair Yoga

10:30 Bible Study

10:30 Bickford Store

6:30 Veteran's Day Celebration with entertainment from Bill Dunnan 

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9:15   Exercise

10:15  Scrabble

1:30 Movie Matinee:      Planes, Trains,       and Automobiles

(With popcorn, soda, and candy)

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       Garden level fun: 

       Billiards

       Fuse ball

       Table Tennis

       Air Hockey

2:00 Bingo

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Veteran's Day

9:05   Catholic                       Communion

2:00   Chapel Service

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9:15   Exercise

10:15 Current          Events & Discussion

1:30  Bickford Store

3:00  Drum Circle

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9:15   Stretch                    Session

10:15 Poker Games 

2:00   Pinochle

3:15   Bell Choir

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9:15   Exercise

10:15 Coffee Hour

10:15 Dog Therapy

1:00  Trip: AMC Showplace 16 Movie

6:00   Bingo

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9:15   Chair Yoga

10-2:00 Free 10 min Chair Massages

10:30 Bible Study

1:30   Scrabble

3:00  Music Therapy          with Maggie

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9:15   Exercise

10:15  Fall Acryllic Painting on canvas

1:30  Happyness Hour (Apple Pie à la Mode) 

 

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Anytime       

       Garden level fun: 

       Billiards

       Fuse ball

       Table Tennis

       Air Hockey

2:00 Bingo

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10:35   Catholic                       Communion

2:00   Chapel Service

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9:15   Exercise

10:15 Current          Events & Discussion

1:30  Bickford Store

5:00 Thanksgiving Family Dinner 

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9:15   Stretch                    Session

10:15 Poker Games

2:00   Pinochle

2:00  Walgreens free BP screening

3:15   Bell Choir

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9:15   Exercise

10:15 Coffee Hour

1:00   Trip: Loves Park SCUBA for Water Extercise

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  Thanksgiving Day 

 

8:00 Live coverage of the 91st annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on NBC 

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9:15   Exercise

10:15  Scrabble 

1:30 Movie Matinee:       Home for the              Holidays

(With popcorn, soda, and candy)

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Anytime       

       Garden level fun: 

       Billiards

       Fuse ball

       Table Tennis

       Air Hockey

2:00 Bingo

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9:05   Catholic                       Communion

2:00   Chapel Service

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9:15   Exercise

10:15 Current          Events & Discussion

1:00  Bickford Store

2:00  Decorate 2nd floor Christmas trees

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9:15   Stretch                    Session

10:15 Poker Games 

1:30 Resident/Food  Council

3:15   Bell Choir

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8:00   Foot Doctor

9:15   Exercise      All day trip to Fireside Theater for performance of:

"Elf"

6:00   Bingo

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 9:15 Chair Yoga

 10:30 Chair   Volleyball

 2:00 November   Birthday Party 

 

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9:15   Exercise

10:15 Wii bowling 

1:30 Decorate Garden Level Christmas Trees

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9:15   Chair Yoga

10:30 Bible Study

10:30 Bickford Store

1:30   Scrabble

2:45   UNO

3:00  Music Therapy          with Maggie

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