Monthly Archives: September 2013

Out & About With Merrill Gardens

Our Fall is off to a fun start! From great outings to community events, our communities are celebrating the change of season. Here is what we are up to this month.

We’re Getting Ready for Halloween

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Merrill Gardens at Kirkland (WA) is putting together a fun show to celebrate Halloween! Here is a sneak peak of their performance. We can’t wait to see the final show.

We’re Volunteering

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The Seattle office team was privileged to spend some time helping out our friends at Treehouse. This great organization supports foster children in the Pacific Northwest and we loved having the chance to volunteer our time.

We’re Traveling

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The gang at Northgate Terrace Plaza went to Snoqualmie Falls & North Bend as part of our Autumn Falls Drive.

We’re Growing

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Our new community in Campbell, California is coming soon! We are so excited to be moving all the furniture into our new community in Campbell, CA. Only a few more weeks until we get to greet our residents!

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Our first project in China is taking shape quickly. In this photo the Merrill Gardens community is the farthest one to the left with a crane over it and its called Xiangshu Bay. It should be opening in the middle of next year!

Our Fall season is off to a great start. To stay updated on Merrill Gardens events and activities throughout the season, connect with us on Facebook.

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Meet The Merrill Gardens Team: Erin Blaine

We are incredibly proud of the great team members who enhance the lives of our residents every day. We are launching a series of blog posts to introduce them to you! Today we start with Erin Blaine, the Assisted Living Supervisor at Merrill Gardens at Tacoma who oversees our Memory Care Unit.

Erin just received the Circle of Excellence Award for the second year in a row. This award, given by the National Association of Directors of Nursing and Long Term Care (NADONA), recognizes Erin and her team for the exceptional work they do caring for our residents.

Erin is an incredibly organized leader who is responsible for providing our residents with assisted living services and she also runs the new memory care unit on the Merrill Gardens at Tacoma campus. Everyone enjoys interacting with Erin and she receives lots of praise from residents and family members for the care she provides. In addition, Erin is frequently called on to mentor new peers and often travels to our other communities to assist with training and system setup.

Here is a photo of Erin with Wendy Gardner, Vice President of Quality Services.

IMG_1718We appreciate the hard work and dedication displayed everyday by our team members. Thank you Erin for your commitment to our residents!

Is there a team member you would like to see featured on our blog? Nominate them here.

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