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Letter from the Director

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Hello families, friends and visitors,

 As you all are aware, we love to have family, friends and visitors here to visit their loved ones however, as a friendly reminder to all, the Flu Season is still in effect through April.  Due to this, in order to keep our resident's and BFM’s (staff members) safe from exposure to the Flu, I do ask for you to please, do not visit the branch, if you have any cold or flu-like symptoms.

 Please know, we are just a phone call away and at anytime, you are free to call our branch to see how your loved one is doing.

 

 

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Also, for those resident's that have not received the Flu Shot, it is not too late, we still have some available. Please see Adrienne the RN, if you would like a Flu Shot.

 

As always, thank you for being a part of our Bickford family and we look forward to spending time with you all throughout 2019.

 

Danielle

Director

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   Resident Spotlight: Nancy Dale

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Nancy was born January 16, 1947 in Yuma, Arizona.  Her father managed and was chief engineer at the only television station in the desert community.  As a child she took piano lessons, and later became proficient on the pipe organ.  Nancy graduated Valedictorian of the Yuma High School class of '65, and went on to Pomona College in Claremont, California.  In 1969 she and friends toured Europe, and visited many pipe organ sites.  She enrolled as a Masters of Library Science student at the University of Wisconsin in Madison, moving into the same apartment building as her future husband Byron.  After receiving her Master’s degree in August 1970, she married Byron Dale.  Nancy spent several years of service as a librarian at the public library, and later accepted a position as medical librarian at St. 

 

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Anthony Hospital.  Nancy went on to become a certified medical librarian. After 14 years at St. Anthony’s she went to Swedish American Hospital, and served for another 17 years. Nancy was also an avid gardneer. Shrubs, flowers, and vegetables thrived under her watchful eye. If she wasn't gardening she enjoyed going to concerts and community events. When younger she and Byron enjoyed tent camping in Wisconsin, Michigan, Iowa and Minnesota. Later they would often go West to visit her family or to vacation in the Rockies.  The Grand Tetons and Rocky Mountain National Park were two of her favorites.  A special highlight of those trips was the long day hikes her and Byron would take into the mountains.  In 2016 Nancy became a member of the Bickford family.  

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Events to attend in January 

 

Trip to Burpee Museum:

  • Tuesday, January 2nd
  • 1:30 - 4:00pm

 

Trip to Rockford Art Museum:

  • Tuesday, January 9th 
  • 1:30 - 4:00pm

 

$5.00 Senior lunch buffet at Pizza Hut 

  • Friday, January 18th 
  • 11:30pm - 1:30pm

 

Resident/Food Council Meeting 

  • Tuesday, January 22nd 

 

January Birthday Party:

  • Wednesday, January 23rd 
  • 2:00pm 
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9:15   Exercise

10:15 Scrabble

1:00 Trip to Burpee          Museum  

6:00  Bingo

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9:15 Chair Yoga

10:30   Great Christmad tree take down party

2:45 UNO

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9:15   Exercise

10:15  Rummikub

1:30   Winter Craft              (Homade                  Snow Globes)

 

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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   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

1:00  Trip: AMC Showplace 16 Movie

6:00   Bingo

 

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        Hat Day

9:15 Chair Yoga

10:15  UNO

1:30  Hat Day Runway Fashion Show

3:00 Rummikub

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9:15   Exercise

10:15  Scrabble

1:30   Friday Movie Matinee with candy popcorn & soda

Movie: Romeo + Juliet

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       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  Chair/Balloon             Volleyball

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9:15    Stretch                    Session

10:15  Poker Games

1:30    Catholic Mass

2:00    Pinochle

3:15    Bell Choir

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9:15   Exercise

10:15 Scrabble

1:00   Trip: Rockford Public Library & Kate's Pie Shop Cafe

6:00   Bingo

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9:15   Chair Yoga

10:15 Wii Bowling 

1:30   Sing-A-Long  

2:45   UNO 

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9:15   Exercise

10:15  Rummikub

11:30  $5.00 Senior lunch Buffet at Pizza Hut in Belvidere 

3:00  Fireside Story             Time

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       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

3:00   Chair/Balloon            Volleyball

3:00  Drum Circle 

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9:15   Stretch                     Session

10:15 Poker Games

1:30 Resident/Food         Council Meeting

3:15  Bell Choir

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9:15   Exercise

10:15 Coffee Hour

2:00  January Birthday Party with 

Dan Sullivan Entertaining

6:00   Bingo

 

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9:15   Chair Yoga

10:15 Scrabble

1:30   Photo Swap 

2:45   UNO 

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9:15   Exercise

10:15  Rummikub

1:30   Friday Movie Matinee with candy popcorn & soda

Movie: The curious case of Benjamin Button

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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 (led by Janet)

1:30  Uno with Lori

3:00  Bingo                        (led by Marie)

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9:15    NO Stretch                    Session

9:30    Walgreens BP

10:15  Poker Games

          (led by Bill)

2:00    Pinochle

          (led by Lee)

3:15   Bell Choir

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9:15   Exercise

10:15 Scrabble                  (led by Marie)

1:30  Adult Coloring          (led by Hattie)

6:00  Bingo

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9:15   NO Chair Yoga

10:15 History Trivia Game (led by Nancy)

2:00  Age Quake                Theater                    Performance  

 

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New Year's Day

9:15    Stretch                    Session

10:15  Poker Games

2:00    New Year's                Day Party

 

 

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