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10 Ways to fight the winter blues

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1) Behave Like You're From Minnesota

Do everything in your power to appreciate the elements.

2)Wear Bright Colors

by tricking your brain into thinking that it's sunny and beautiful outside.

3)Stock Up on Vitamin D

Take in some sunshine, sit on the sunporch or by your window and take in that vitamin D.

4)Make a Book and Movie List

Winter is a great time to get to those books and movies you've been meaning to read and watch. 

5)Hang with positive people

 

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If negativity gets too thick, it can become suffocating.  

6) Try Something New

it rewires our brain. Learn a new card game.

7)Start a Project like

de-cluttering

8)Eat Winter Mood Foods like squash, eggplant, sweet potatoes (foods full of anti-inflammatories)

9)Limit Sugar Intake

Sugar may give you a little happy boost at first, but suggests that too musch can functionally change your brain and slow you down. 

10)Sit by the Fire

There is something so consoling about staring into the embers and warming your hands by their heat.

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HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM ALL OF US AT BICKFORD TO ALL OF YOU AND YOUR FAMILIES!!

 

Thanks to all who attended the Family Christmas Celebration and everyone that helped with it. We all enjoyed seeing so many families and special thanks to Santa and Mrs. Clause (Mike Von Kaenel from Phys Med/Serene Care Hospice and his wife), pictures taken by Kendra Penrod and music by "The Kramer Sisters".

"Stephanie Witt" our new Director said it was a pleasure to meet all of the families!! She is enjoying getting to know the residents and looks forward to getting to know the families also.

Hoping everyone had a joyous Christmas and have a Happy 2019!!! 

 

 

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HAPPENINGS IN DECEMBER

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FAMILY CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION

 

 

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Thank You to Rhonda from Hospice Community Care for Visiting and reading "Elf on the Shelf" to our residents and then helping decorate Christmas Cookies.  Thanks also to Montessori for bringing the kids over to help.  The residents really enjoyed seeing the expressions on the childrens faces as the story was read and they all enjoyed the cookies!!

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              JANUARY BIRTHDAYS

             RESIDENTS BIRTHDAYS

BARB LOVERCHECK                   1/17

TRIX DORENBACH                      1/25

 

BICKFORD FAMILY MEMBERS BIRTHDAYS

CORTNEY COLLIER                     1/1

ANDREA CLAUSEN                      1/3

KARA STRACHAN                        1/25

WONDER CHERNET                     1/26

 

*REMINDER WITH COLD AND FLU SEASON PLEASE WASH HANDS OFTEN!!  YOU CAN USE SANITIZER, BUT IT DOES NOT TAKE THE PLACE OF HAND WASHING.  IF YOU HAVE ANY COLD OR FLU SYPTOMS PLEASE AVOID VISITING, THIS IS FOR THE HEALTH OF OUR RESIDENTS.  THANK YOU

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9:45 Let's Walk

10:15 Word Games

2:00 Old Time Music by Dennel

6:30 Painting

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9:45 Who Made Us Laugh

10:15 Chapel Service w/Communion

1:30 Resident Shopping

2:00 Movie & Popcorn

6:30 Bingo w/Pam

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9:45 I Should Have Know That

10:00 Catholic Comm

10:30 Yoga w/Anita

2:00 Motivational Speaker "Ken Smith"

6:30 Cards w/Candy

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9:45 Exercise Video

10:30 Wii Games

2:00 Crafts (Make Hats)

6:30 Adult Coloring or Puzzles

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9:30 Balloon Toss

10:00 Service w/

Ethan Rathjen

10:30 Catholic Comm

2:00 Make Pink Velvet Hot Cocoa

6:30 Fabulous Ice Age (N)

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9:45 Catholic Mass w/Father Bourek

10:00 Potato Peeling

10:30 Yoga w/Anita

1:30 Manicures

6:30 Games

8:00 National College Championship

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9:45 Coffee Social

(How sleep keeps us healthy)

10:30 Current Events

2:00 Bingo w/Pam

6:30 Just Us

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9:45 Let's Walk

10:15 Word Games

2:00 Folk Music w/

Bill Behmer & Gwen Meister

6:30 Painting

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9:45 Share a Quote Day

10:15 Chapel Service 

2:00 Mad Hatter's Tea Party

6:30 Bingo w/Pam

 

HAT DAY

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9:45 I Should Have Known That

10:30 Yoga w/Anita

2:00 Soups on Day

(Soup Cook Off)

6:30 Cards w/Candy

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9:45 Exercise Video

10:30 Wii Games

2:00 Crafts (Snowmen Month)

6:30 Adult Coloring or Puzzles

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9:30 Balloon Toss

10:00 Service w/ 

Jeff Collins

10:30 Catholic Comm

2:00 Penguin Awareness Month

6:30 Penguins "Spy in the hudles" (N)

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9:45 Catholic Mass w/Father Bourek

10:00 Potato Peeling

10:30 Yoga w/Anita

1:30 Manicures 

6:30 Games

 

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9:45 Coffee Social

(Gourmet Coffee Month)

10:30 Current Events

2:00 Bingo w/Pam

6:30 Just Us

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9:45 Let's Walk

10:15 Word Games

1:30 Resident Auction

6:30 Painting

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9:45 Reminisce

10:15 Chapel Service w/Communion

1:30 Resident Shopping

2:00 Movie & Popcorn

6:30 Bingo w/Pam

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9:45 I Should Have Known That

10:30 Yoga w/Teresa

2:00 Fun w/Food

(National Popcorn Month)

6:30 Cards w/Candy

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9:45 Exercise Video

10:30 Wii Games

2:00 Crafts (Wine Bottles)

6:30 Adult Coloring or Puzzles

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9:30 Balloon Toss

10:00 Devotions

10:30 Catholic Comm

2:00 Thank You Gifts

6:30 Encounters at the End of the World (N)

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9:45 Catholic Mass w/Father Bourek

10:00 Potato Peeling

10:30 Yoga w/Teresa

1:30 Manicures w/Paul Mitchel School

6:30 Games

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9:45 Coffee Social

(Cookbook Day)

10:30 Current Events

2:00 Bingo w/Pam

6:30 Just Us

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9:45 Let's Walk

10:15 Word Games

2:00 Country Music by Spotted Horse

6:30 Painting

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9:45 Reminisce

10:15 Chapel Service 

2:00 Luau Party

6:30 Bingo w/Pam

 

Luau Day

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9:45 I Should Have Known That

10:30 Yoga w/Anita

2:00 Fun w/Food

(Slow Cooker Month)

6:30 Cards w/Candy

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9:45 Exercise Video

10:30 Wii Games

2:00 Crafts (Art with Dry Beans)

6:30 Adult Coloring or Puzzles

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Chocolate Cake Day

9:30 Balloon Toss

10:00 Service w/

Jeff Collins

10:30 Catholic Comm

2:00 Hot Cocoa Bar

6:30 Frozen Planet (N)

 

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9:45 Catholic Mass w/Father Bourek

10:00 Potato Peeling

10:30 Yoga w/Anita

1:30 Manicures 

3:00 Resident Council Meeting

6:30 Games

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9:45 Coffee Social

(First Radio Broadcast)

10:30 Current Events

2:00 Bingo w/Pam

6:30 Anne Bremmer

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9:45 Let's Walk

10:15 Word Games

2:00 Country Gospel Music by Heirs Together

6:30 Painting

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9:45 Reminisce

10:15 Chapel Service 

1:30 Resident Shopping

2:00 Movie & Popcorn

6:30 Bingo w/Pam

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New Year's Day

 

8-12 Rose Bowl Parade

2:00 Tailgate Party

BOWL GAMES

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