Monthly Archives: November 2010

Holiday Toy Drive to Benefit KITH

Our Merrill Gardens at Kirkland Community is partnering in a Holiday Toy Drive with KITH, a local, non-profit neighborhood organization that has been providing transitional and long-term housing for Eastside families in need for over 20 years.

For more information about how to participate please read this article.

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Northern California Trip For Fleet Week

Residents from the Merrill Gardens communities in the Northern California region enjoyed an outing on board the Hornblower for Fleet Week. Over ninety residents made the trip on a beautiful day to see the Blue Angels!

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Merrill Gardens Honors Veterans Day

We would like to send a special thanks to all Veterans, and to the many residents at our communities that served our country. One of our residents Frances Schmiedt has been helping our troops by knitting caps for American soldiers. She has made over 100 caps and now she is hoping that people will donate yarn so she can keep knitting for the “Treats for Our Troops” program.

You can read more about Frances in this article from the Manteca Bulletin.

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October Fun At Merrill Gardens

We’ve taken a few of our favorite pics from Merrill Gardens October events around the country, and put them in one slideshow. If you have pics or videos, please send them in!

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Beat The Clock Interview

We have over 7,000 residents who live with us at our Merrill Gardens communities. And they all have lots of great stories to tell. We thought we would share some of those with you!

Here is the story of one resident who won big on a famous game show from the 1950’s.

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Washington Family Business Awards

We are thrilled that Seattle Business Magazine named us a winner in their 2010 Washington Family Business Awards. Merrill Gardens was honored in the category of Business Transition Award. Thank you!

Here’s a great photo from the banquet. Our Chairman Emeritus, Cordy Wagner and Chairman Charlie Wright accepted the award on behalf of all the residents and team members at Merrill Gardens. Great shot of Charlie and Barb Wright and Cordy and Judy Wagner!

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Connecting to the Grandkids via Skype

Do you Skype? Do you not know about Skype?

Well Skype is a way to do free video calls with your family across the country, or even the world. Check out one of our residents taking advantage of this easy to use technology!

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Halloween Fun Across Merrill Gardens

It didn’t matter where you lived, Merrill Gardens residents were all into the Halloween spirit this year. Check out the Thriller video, and then scroll through the pics to see some spooky costumes.

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Olympic Medalist Todd Lodwick Visits Merrill Gardens At Northgate

Its not every day you get to meet an Olympic athlete! 2010 Olympic Nordic Combined Silver medalist Todd Lodwick visited Merrill Gardens at Northgate recently to speak to residents. He also shared his medal from the 2010 Olympics and posed for lots of photos!

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