Monthly Archives: January 2013

I Believe I Can Fly!

Our residents took to the sky recently when they visited iFly Seattle to do some indoor sky diving.  Residents from Merrill Gardens at The University (WA) and Merrill Gardens at Renton Centre (WA) showed no fear, putting on their flying suits and going airborne! 

Once again our residents show us that age is just a number.  After learning the basics, they were up, up and away! 

Picture 005Evelyn from Renton getting ready to fly!

Evelyn from Renton flying!

Maury from Renton flying!

The whole group after our day of flying. Everyone had a blast!

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Today We Launch The Merrill Gardens 20th Anniversary Video

This year, Merrill Gardens is celebrating its 20th Anniversary. The past 20 years have been filled with so many amazing residents, team members and friends. Our 20th Anniversary is a measurement of value, time and the age and experience of an organization.

To kick off our anniversary, we are launching a very special video.  Over the last few months, our 56 communities from around the country came together to create a video message to celebrate our anniversary with the theme of ‘dancing into the future.’

Each community was given a camera and asked to create their own video contribution.  We love this video because it celebrates the people who make Merrill Gardens special – our residents and team members!

For the first time, the video is live for the world to see!

To watch the video, press play :


Stay tuned here on our blog for more 20th Anniversary fun!

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2012 – A Year of Great Memories

2012 was a great year at our communities, filled with memorable conversations, wonderful friends, and fun times we will cherish forever. Here are a few of our favorite moments from the year 2012!

Llama kisses!

We had a festive photo shoot with a llama for the holidays.

(Merrill Gardens at Cordata – Bellingham, WA)

USO Fundraising

This year we raised $66,000 for the USO through fundraising efforts at each of our communities.

Pictured : Our resident, Delbert posing with JROTC students around him.

(Merrill Gardens at Manteca, CA)

Bill Sleeper Makes Headlines

This year, our Tech Whiz, Bill Sleeper appeared in a national commercial!

Read the full post here.

(Mill Creek, WA)

Halloween Festivities

All of our communities had a great time celebrating and dressing up for Halloween.

(Merrill Gardens at Florence, AL)

A Day Out On The San Diego Hornblower

This year, we enjoyed great day trips and overnight getaways.

(Oceanside, CA)

A Trip to the Wallaby Ranch in Fall City

At the ranch, we got to cuddle and hold a baby wallaby.

(Queen Anne, WA)

The Old Goats Movie Premier

Folks from 20 Merrill Gardens communities in Western Washington enjoyed the world theatrical premiere of the movie Old Goats.

(Queen Anne, WA)

What was your favorite memory this year?

We can’t wait to share 2013 with you!

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