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Gerilyn Jacobs

What a fun, busy week we have had! Early in the week we took our brand new, beautiful bus for a ride. The residents enjoyed all of its comforts and wonderful features. We look forward to many outings. Thursday was our western theme day. We had many western decorations, a great menu and our favorite singer to entertain us. Fun was had by yall! Today, we celebrated our 7 June birthdays at lunch. Interestingly, 6 of them are within 8 days of each other. Randy and the Gospel Quartet sang at the end of the day. Such meaningful music, enjoyed by all.

Heidi Harlock

The snow and ice are gone now onto warm weather. Generally, this is wonderful, but with the elderly we now run into the risk of dehydration. Older adults naturally have a lower volume of water in their bodies and may have conditions or take medications that increase the risk of dehydration. This means that even minor illnesses, such as infections affecting the lungs or bladder, can result in dehydration in older adults. Thirst isn't always a reliable early indicator of the body's need for water. Many people, particularly older adults, don't feel thirsty until they're already dehydrated. That's why it's important to increase water intake during hot weather or when you're ill. Symptoms to look for: • Extreme thirst • Less frequent urination • Dark-colored urine • Fatigue • Dizziness • Confusion To prevent dehydration, drink plenty of fluids and eat foods high in water such as fruits and vegetables. Letting thirst be your guide is an adequate daily guideline for most healthy people.

Peggy Jenkins

We are approaching Father's Day which is on Sunday June 16th. Many, including me, do not know the history of Father, so here you go! Like Mother’s Day, the modern American version of Father’s Day has a history that goes well beyond greeting cards. The first known Father’s Day service occurred at the Williams Memorial Methodist Episcopal Church South in Fairmont, West Virginia, on July 5, 1908, thanks to the efforts of Grace Golden Clayton. Mrs. Clayton had asked her pastor, Dr. R. Thomas Webb, if a Sunday service could be held to honor fathers. While missing her own dad, who had died in 1896, Mrs. Clayton especially wanted to have a service in remembrance of the over 200 fathers who had died in the Monongah mining explosion that had occurred a few miles south of Fairmont on December 6 of the previous year. (It was the worst mining disaster in U.S. history, killing more than 360 men and boys, and leaving about 1,000 children fatherless.) Although the Fairmont service was the first known to honor fathers, it did not turn into an annual event, nor was the idea promoted (a large July 4 celebration in Fairmont and a tragic young death from typhoid fever having taken over the news at the time). Several other people across the nation had similar ideas throughout the years, but Mrs. Sonora Smart Dodd is credited for being the one to popularize it, starting events that led to Father’s Day becoming a U.S. national holiday. Her story began as she sat listening to a Mother’s Day sermon in 1909. Mrs. Dodd thought that it might be nice to honor fathers as well. Her father, William Smart, had raised his SIX children alone on his farm in Washington after his wife died giving birth to their sixth child. Mrs. Dodd proposed to the Spokane Ministerial Association and the YMCA that they celebrate a “father’s day.” She chose the 5th of June because it was her father’s birthday. The idea received strong support, but the good ministers of Spokane asked that the day be changed to give them extra time to prepare sermons on the unexplored subject of fathers. The first Father’s Day in Spokane, Washington, was observed on June 19, 1910 (the third Sunday in June), and became an annual event there. Soon, other towns had their own celebrations. From Local Celebration to National Holiday In spite of widespread support, Father’s Day did not become a permanent national holiday for many years. The first bill was introduced in Congress in 1913, but in spite of encouragement by President Woodrow Wilson, it did not pass. In 1966, Lyndon Johnson issued a proclamation designating the third Sunday in June to honor fathers. Finally, in 1972, President Richard Nixon signed a law declaring that Father’s Day be celebrated annually on the third Sunday in June. It has been an official, permanent national holiday ever since. So thanks to our President Richard Nixon it was signed into law! That would be a more positive way to remember President Nixon! Regardless, we all need to remember to honor dear old Dad! So Blessings to all the father's out there and have a Happy Father's Day from all of us here at Bickford Assisted Living!

Peggy Jenkins

Happy Memorial Day! While many of us will have beach days, barbecues, camping and fun with our loved ones let us not forget the sacrifice of those who fought for this great nation and may we honor them and their loved ones in remembrance of the sacrifice they made to give us our freedom. I found a poem that expresses how their loved ones might feel and let us remember that freedom most certainly isn't free. I came to visit you today To place this flag next to your grave. The sacrifices you have made Will forever be indebted this day. I came to visit you today To place this flag next to your grave. It doesn't matter if you fought or not 'Cause with that uniform it doesn't matter what. I came to visit you today To place this flag next to your grave. The memory of what once was you Still lingers true for those who knew. I came to visit you today To place this flag next to your grave To just say thank you on this Memorial Day WE WILL NEVER FORGET THEIR SACRIFICE - MAY GOD BLESS AMERICA AND THOSE IN ARMED FORCES AND THEIR FAMILIES!

Gerilyn Jacobs

We are so excited here at Bickford. Our brand new beautiful bus was delivered yesterday! We plan to use the bus for some fun outings. Next week a trip to Smiles in Dewitt for ice cream is on the schedule. We also hope to start a lunch bunch. As a group we will pick a restaurant to enjoy for a meal. Last week we were fortunate to have Deputy Tom stop by for a session of "Donuts with a Deputy". We sure enjoyed his visits and always learn something new. We are all trying to be patient with the weather and enjoy the days that rain doesn't keep us indoors. Sitting together on the front porch and on the patio is always a good time, and a great way to get to know each other!

Our Menu


Sour Cream Cucumber Salad

Dijon Chicken with Corn Salsa

Seasoned Baked Cod

Lemon Rice
Rice cooked with lemon juice, garlic and chicken broth

Steamed Sugar Snap Peas

Butternut Squash

Baked Roll

Peach Cobbler

Diabetic Dessert

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10:00am Manicures

10:30am Balloom VB

1:00pm Meijer Shopping

2:00pm Manicures

3:00pm Music with Janice

4:00pm Heads Up!

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