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Giving Thanks

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Veteran's Day is  Sunday, November 11th.  Come join us on Friday, November 9th as we honor and give thanks to all Veterans.  Urbandale American Legion Post 663 will lead us in honoring Bickford's Veterans with a Veteran's Day Remembrance Program at 1:30 pm.   Everyone is welcome to attend this special ceremony.  Refreshments to follow.

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Thanksgiving is Thursday, November 22nd.  If you would like to join your loved one at noon for Thanksgiving lunch please RSVP to 331-3000 by November 15th.    Thanksgiving meals are $10 per person.

 

 

"As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them."

--John F. Kennedy

 

"THE GREATEST THING IS TO GIVE THANKS FOR EVERYTHING.  HE WHO HAS LEARNED THIS KNOWS WHAT IT MEANS TO LIVE."

--Albert Schweitzer

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Happiest of Birthdays to...

 

Ann Irelan----November 26th

 

As always, check us out online

 

at our blog

www.enrichinghappiness.com/urbandale

 

or on facebook

www.facebook.com/bickfordseniorlivingurbandale

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Best of luck and lots of love to....

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Mary Kumar

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Mary Kumar is originally from India and has been a CNA at Bickford of Urbandale for 17 years.  She and her husband Raj have 2 daughters Michelle and Monisha, and 1 granddaughter.  Mary's favorite hobby is cooking.  She loves to find new recipes on the internet and try them out.  This staff spotlight is a bitter sweet one as Mary is leaving Des Moines to start a new chapter of her life.  Mary has been a huge asset to Bickford and will truly be missed. 

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In Mary's words,

 

Dear Bickford Family,

 

With sadness I would like everyone to know that October 23rd will be my last day at Bickford.  I have worked here for 17 years and have enjoyed working with the residents, and awesome co-workers.  I am moving to the Atlanta area and look forward to new adventures. 

 

I will miss you all!

love, 

Mary 

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9a Current Events

9:30a Zumba Gold

10a Chaplain Visit

10:30a Catholic Mass

10:30a Wheel of Fortune

1p Art Project

2:30p Manicures/men's club

6:15p Adult Coloring

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9a Current Events

9:30a QiGong

10:15a Musician Luke Farland

1p Bingo

3p Happy Hour

6:15p Dice

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9a Stretching

9:30a Bingo with Urban Plunge

1p Movie Matinee

6:15p Puzzles

7p Lawrence Welk

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10a Coffee Talk

1p Card Games

4p Church Service

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9a Current Events

9:30a Group Exercise

10:15a Musician John Schumacher

1p Beanbag baseball

3p Resident Council

4p Rosary with Kathy

6p USA bingo

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9a Current Events

9:30a Zumba Gold

10a Bible Study

10:30a Bluegrass musician Dale Martel

1p Reach out and read

2p Baking and cards

6:15p Conversation Starters

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9a Current Events

9:30a Stretching

10:15a Alpha

1p Prep for baseball game

2p Beanbag baseball home game vs. Scottish Rite

6:15p Checkers

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9a Current Events

9:30a Zumba Gold

10a Chaplain Visit

10:30a General Store

1p Art Class

2:30p Manicures

6:15p Adult Coloring

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9a Current Events

9:15a Catholic Chaplain visit

9:30a QiGong

10:15a Bingo

1:30p Veteran's Day Celebration

2:30p Refreshments

6:15p Dice

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9a Stretching

9:30a Games with Urban Plunge

1p Movie Matinee

6:15p Puzzles

7p Lawrence Welk

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Veteran's Day

10a Coffee Talk

1p Movie matinee

2:30p cards

4p Church Service

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9a Current Events

9:30a Group Exercise

10:15a Beanbag baseball

1p Shopping Trip

3p Dice

4p Rosary with Kathy

6p Manicures

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9a Current Events

9:30a Zumba Gold

10a Bible Study

10:45a Name that Tune

1p Pictionary

2p Bickford Bakers

3p 3c's

6:15p Conversation Starters

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9a Current Events

9:30a Stretching

10:15a Alpha

1:20p load bus for baseball game

2p Beanbag baseball away game vs. 3801 Grand

6:15p Checkers

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9a Current Events

9:30a Zumba Gold

10:30a Chaplain lunch outing

2p Catholic Mass

2p Kings Corner

3p Walking club

6:15p Adult Coloring

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9a Current Events

9:15a Catholic Chaplain visit

9:30a QiGong

10:15a Bingo

1p Beanbag baseball

3p Happy Hour

6:15p Dice

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9a Stretching

9:30a Bingo with Urban Plunge

1p Movie Matinee

6:15p Puzzles

7p Lawrence Welk

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9a Current Events

9:30a Group Exercise

10:15a Art Project

1p Beanbag baseball

3p Walking club/games

4p Church Service

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9a Current Events

9:30a Group Exercise

10:15a Musician John Schumacher

10:15a Massage

1p Beanbag baseball

3p Scrabble

4p Rosary with Kathy

6p Crafts

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9a Current Events

9:30a Zumba Gold

10a Bible Study

10:45a Everyday photos

1p Wheel of Fortune

2p Movie matinee

6:15p Conversation Starters

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9a Current Events

9:30a Stretching

10:15a Bickford Bakers

1p Art Project

2p Refreshments

3p Walking club/trivia

6:15p Checkers

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Thanksgiving

9:30a Exercise

12p Thanksgiving meal

1:30p Movie matinee

6:15p Adult Coloring

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9a Current Events

9:15a Catholic Chaplain visit

9:30a QiGong

10:15a Bingo

1:15p Musician Joe Klinefelter

2:15p Happy Hour

6:15p Dice

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9:30a Group Exercise

1p Movie Matinee

6:15p Puzzles

7p Lawrence Welk

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9a Current Events

9:30a Group Exercise

10a In the kitchen

1p Arm chair travels

2p Apple trivia

3p Apple fest refreshments

4p Church Service

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9a Current Events

9:30a Group Exercise

10:15a General Store

1p Birthday Party

3p pictionary

4p Rosary with Kathy

6p movie with trivia and popcorn

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9a Current Events

9:30a Zumba Gold

10a Bible Study

10:45a General Store

1p Balls,balls,balls

2p Bickford bakers

3p 3c's

6:15p Conversation Starters

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9a Current Events

9:30a Stretching

10:15a Alpha

1p Prep for baseball

2p Beanbag baseball home game vs. Prairie Hills

6:15p Checkers

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9a Current Events

9:30a Zumba Gold

10a Chaplain Visit

10:30a Bickford Bakers

1:15p Pianist Stan Dudley

2:30p Cookies and coffee

3p Manicures/men's club

6:15p Adult Coloring

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9a Current Events

9:15a Catholic Chaplain visit

9:30a QiGong

10:15a Bingo

12p Outing to Flix Movie Theater

6:15p Dice

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