Monthly Archives: February 2014

Passport To France Dinner

This month we are celebrating great food at Merrill Gardens! And what better way to celebrate than with a trip to France in our very own dining room?

The Creekside (Seattle, WA) hosted a delicious night of French fare at their “Passport to France Dinner”. The gang had a great time complete with themed decorations, rich French food, fine wine, and warm company.

Our residents and team members came out for a night of fun and donned their best French apparel. We even had a mime in attendance who put on quite a performance.

Here are a few photos of the fun. Bon appetit!

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Want to learn more about the dining program at Merrill Gardens? Stay tuned on our blog for an upcoming interview with our Vice President of Dining Services.

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Love Blooms At Merrill Gardens

Love is always blooming at Merrill Gardens. Over the years, we have seen so many wonderful stories about love, life, and friendship.

In honor of Valentine’s Day, here are some of our favorite memories.

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You May Now Kiss The Bride – Merrill Gardens at Florence (AL)

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It’s never too late to fall in love again! Lorene Hill & Fletcher McGee were unexpectedly shot by cupid’s arrow when they met at Merrill Gardens in Florence (AL). The two love birds became friends after both of their spouses passed away and they got to know each other while participating in daily activities and enjoying outings together. After a year courtship they were married in the community flower garden as residents, family and friends celebrated their special day. Merrill Gardens at Florence (AL)

Love At Albertville (Albertville, AL)

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Margaret who lives at Merrill Gardens at Albertville (AL) was just 16 when a young man sat behind her in church and pulled her hair. It was their first meeting and he said: “Our eyes have met. Our lips not yet. I love you honey. I’ll get you yet!” Later that night he asked her to marry him. Eventually she agreed and they were married for 70 wonderful years!

A Valentine’s Dance In Kirkland (Kirkland, WA)

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Our lovely dancers showing off their skills at last years Valentine’s Day celebration!

Love At Queen Anne (Merrill Gardens at Queen Anne, WA)
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Frank and Nancy both moved into the community when it first opened. Neither of them expected to find love but they got to know each other when Frank asked Nancy to dance at a community event and the rest is history! They fell in love, got married on November 8, 2007 with the reception held at Merrill Gardens. He is now 91 and she is 87 and they say they have a new lease on life.

Happy Valentine’s Day from our family to yours!

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Celebrating The Super Bowl At Merrill Gardens

We had a great time celebrating Super Bowl Sunday 2014! Our communities hosted game day parties filled with enthusiastic fans and great bites to eat. We loved seeing all of the team spirit by residents and team members! From spirited scarves to green hair, we cheered on the Seahawks in style!

Here are a few of our favorite shots:

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We are so proud of our hometown team, The Seahawks being crowned Super Bowl Champs! Here is how we celebrated at Merrill Gardens at Renton Centre (Renton, WA)

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We can’t wait for the 2014 football season! Looking for more Merrill Gardens news and activities? Find us on Facebook, Twitter, & Instagram.

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