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Letter from the Director

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 Hello to all!           

 

Big things are happening this month at Bickford of Rockford!

 

We are excited to announce, that starting this month, we have added some evening programs to enhance our residents happiness.These added programs are highlighted to the left side of the calendar.

We hope you all enjoy these added programs

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 Enriching Happiness" is what we strive to do!

 

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 All of our residents,   enjoy having baked goods and any extra snacks that are shared with them however, due to several of our residents that have dietary restrictions, I do ask vistors, to check with the nurse on duty, before sharing any food items with our residents.  

 

At this time, we do still have Flu shots available, if you would like a flu shot, please check with the nurse.

 

As always, thank you for being a part of our Bickford family. 

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Resident Spotlight: Fred Pilpuf

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Fred was born on April 20, 1943 in Chicago, Il. He has an older brother (Ron) and a younger sister (Chris). After high school Fred joined the U.S. Army and spent 3 years in Erlangen, Germany. After returning home in 1964 he met his future wife, Nancy, and they married in 1966. Shortly after this Fred started his apprenticeship to be a Pipefitter-Steamfitter with Local Union 597 in Chicago, Il. 5 years later he completed his  apprenticeship.  During the next 50 + years Fred worked on many construction sites: ice skating rinks, hospitals, schools, the Almond Way line at Mars Candy bars, and the Byron Nuclear Power Plant. He was also a certified Welder in Hospital gases and a Quality Control Inspector.  In 1974 Fred and Nancy moved to rural Garden Prarie, Il. (about 20

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miles Northeast of Rockford) where they lived for 44 years. Together Fred and Nancy have two children; Karen (who is a teacher for the hearing impaired), and Freddie (who lives in Florida and works for Raymond James with his buiness degree). Fred has always enjoyed tinkering with things, working on antique and classic cars.  In his late 20's he took up Scuba Diving and was a certified open water diver. Fred, Nancy, and their children took many camping trips including places such as Wisconsin, Minnesota, Yellowstone Park, the Grand Tetons, and the Rocky Mountains.   His other interests include railroading, archelogy, treasure hunting, vegetable gardening, and fishing.  

Fred became a member of our Bickford family in July 2018.  

 

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 Weekly Evening Programming 

 

Mondays -- 6:00pm

Bingo (Living Room)

 

Tuesdays -- 6:00pm

"Go Fish" Card Games (Living Room)

 

Wednesdays -- 6:00pm

Bingo (Living Room)

 

Thursdays -- 6:00pm

"Glitz n' Glam" Jewelry Making Program

(Living Room) 

 

Fridays -- 6:00pm

"Weekly Wrap-up" Newspaper Highlights (Living Room)

 

Saturdays -- 2:00pm

Bingo (Living Room)

 

Sundays -- 6:00pm

"Sunday Night Flick"                            (Living Room)

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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

5:30 Super Bowl LIII

        Televised on            CBS

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9:15   Exercise

10:15 Current          Events & Discussion

1:30   Bickford Store

3:00   Chair/Balloon           Volleyball

6:00   Bingo

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9:15    Stretch                    Session

10:15  Poker Games

2:00    Pinochle

3:15    Bell Choir

6:00    Go Fish

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8:00   Foot Doctor

9:15   Exercise

10:15  Wii Bolwing

1:00   Trip to Culvers: Hot Fudge Sundaes

6:00   Bingo

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9:15   Chair Yoga

10:30 Bible Study

10:30 Bickford Store

1:30   UNO

6:00   Glitz n' Glam

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9:15   Exercise

10:15 Scrabble

1:30   Painting Party

6:00   Weekly Wrap-            Up 

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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

6:00  Sunday Night Flick

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9:15   Exercise

10:15 Current          Events & Discussion

1:30  Trip to Share            Stuff Thrifting 

6:00  Bingo

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9:15    Stretch                    Session

10:15  Poker Games

2:00    Pinochle

3:15    Bell Choir

6:00    Go Fish

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9:15   Exercise

10:30 Valentine's                Day Craft 

1:30   Uno  

5:00   Love Dinner              for Two

 

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Valentine's Day

9:15  Chair Yoga

10:30 Bible Study

10:30 Bickford Store

2:00  Valentine's               Day Dance 

6:00  Glitz n' Glam

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9:15   Exercise

1:30   Friday Movie (Movie: Under the Tuscan Sun)

6:00   Weekly Wrap-            Up 

 

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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

6:00  Sunday Night Flick

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9:15   Exercise

10:15 Current          Events & Discussion

1:30   Bickford Store

3:00   Rummikub

6:00   Bingo

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9:15    Stretch                    Session

10:15  Poker Games

1:30    Catholic Mass

2:00    Pinochle

3:15    Bell Choir

6:00    Go Fish

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9:15   Exercise

10:15  UNO

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

6:00   Bingo

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9:15   Chair Yoga

10:30 Bible Study

10:30 Bickford Store

6:00   Glitz n' Glam

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9:15   Exercise

10:15 Scrabble

1:30   Lunch Trip to  Ciao Bella $8.00 Soup & Sandwhich

6:00   Weekly Wrap-            Up 

 

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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

6:00  Sunday Night Flick

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9:15   Exercise

10:15 Current          Events & Discussion

1:30 Bickford Store

3:00 Resident/Food  Council Meeting

6:00   Bingo

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9:15    Stretch                    Session

10:15  Poker Games

2:00    Pinochle

3:15    Bell Choir

6:00    Go Fish

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9:15   Exercise

10:15 Fireside Story           Time

2:00   February Birthday Party with Marilyn Haverly

6:00   Bingo

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9:15   Chair Yoga

10:30 Bible Study

10:30 Bickford Store

6:00   Glitz n' Glam

 

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