Monthly Archives: April 2012

Easter at Merrill Gardens With The Seattle Sounders

Merrill Gardens residents received a treat this Easter, as members of Major League Soccer’s Seattle Sounders paid a visit. David Estrada, Patrick Ianni, Roger Levesque and Taylor Graham visited the community to celebrate Easter with the residents as part of the United We Serve campaign.

A large part of the Merrill Gardens experience is active living. But residents admitted that hanging out with professional soccer players exceeded the normal pace of a weekend in the community.

Players taught residents the finer points of the game, even to super beginners.

“The two ladies I was working with, had never touched a soccer ball before,” said Roger Levesque. “But they were scoring goals.  I mean, it was kind of impressive.”

In addition to the training, all of the players decorated cookies, played soccer, and chatted with the residents.

“We love being involved in the community, so it was so exciting to have the Sounders come,”added Shawna Dazey, Merrill Gardens Active Living Director.

This was a great time for all of our residents. To keep up with the activities going on at Merrill you can follow us on Facebook.

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Merrill Gardens at Mill Creek – Relay For Life

Merrill Gardens at Mill Creek is making a difference by teaming up to participate in the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life.

At the event, our team will camp out overnight and take turns walking around the track to raise money and awareness to help the American Cancer Society create a world with less cancer and more birthdays.

Saving lives from cancer starts one team, one participant, and one dollar at a time. Our team is doing our part to make sure that cancer never steals another year of anyone’s life.

Please join our team or make a donation. The impact we can make together is much greater than what any of us could do alone!

To make a donation click through the image below. We appreciate your support!

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Community Spotlight: Merrill Gardens At Stanwood

Merrill Gardens at Stanwood is proud to be the recipient of the Merrill Gardens All Star Award for 2011!  This prestigious award recognizes one community each year that excels in all of Merrill Gardens key values and Stanwood was honored for its exceptional customer service, dining and lifestyle programs.

Merrill Gardens at Stanwood offers small-town ambiance while being conveniently located near shopping and medical services. Our apartment-style community offers all of the amenities of a home without the work. Imagine a life without household chores, yard work or home maintenance. Invite guests to a meal, special event or social outing. With our on-site Active Living Director, scheduled transportation and Anytime Dining program – there are opportunities to make new friends or entertain old ones right outside your front door. Welcome to Merrill Gardens, a one of a kind retirement community.

The team at Merrill Gardens at Stanwood makes each day special, and the folks who live there say there is so much going on they can’t fit it all in!   There is even a program that works to literally make resident’s dreams come true.  Shirley had always wanted to try horseback riding but hadn’t taken the time to learn so the Merrill Gardens team jumped into action.  The next thing Shirley knew she was having a blast at the local equestrian center.

Merrill - Stanwood

It’s that level of commitment that makes Merrill Gardens at Stanwood such a great place to call home.  To see what other tricks we have up our sleeves, give us a call today at (360) 629-3445!

Meet Our Residents :

Laura has children that live in the area and wanted to move closer to them so she chose Merrill Gardens at Stanwood! She has now lived here for 10 years and is a proud resident of the community. Some of the benefits to moving here are no daily chores and no maintenance of a home. Being one of the longstanding residents, she delights in the community atmosphere created here. Every new day is its own entertainment. She spends time on her masterpiece paintings, finding inspiration in memories, family and the community. She participates in are pinochle and outings. A firm believer in ‘you make your own fun’ she adores meeting the new people that come to stay or just visit Merrill Gardens at Stanwood.

Shirley came to live at Merrill Gardens at Stanwood so her husband could receive memory care in the Garden House. They have enjoyed living here for the past 3.5 years. Shirley loves the activities, Anytime Dining program and friends she has made at the community.  She spends her time playing chair volleyball, participating in women’s bible study, and going on outings as part of the Active Living program. Shirley enjoys visiting with friends, family and learning new things, like painting and horseback riding! With help from staff she was able to ride a horse for the first time, and what a natural! All thanks to Concierge Cece who came up with the whole idea to help residents complete their “Wish Lists.”

Give us a call at 206- 926-9724 to schedule a visit!

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