Monthly Archives: July 2014

Merrill Gardens Residents Fill July With Fun and Frivolity

It was an enjoyable, exciting and patriotic month across our Merrill Gardens communities. Here are some of the July events that residents raved about the most.

Happy Birthday America
July started off with a bang, as communities across the country celebrated Independence Day. Residents at First Hill in Seattle, WA celebrated with Elvis and enjoyed great food.

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The folks in Gilroy, CA were also having a grand old time, enjoying BBQ and sunshine out on the deck.

Merrill Gardens 4th of July - Gilroy 3

Billiards and Beer in Henderson
July in the Nevada desert means temperatures in the 100?s. That’s why our residents in Henderson brought in some food and drink and enjoyed a Saturday inside playing pool. It may be hot there now, but we’ll all be jealous when winter rolls around and they’re still in shorts.

Merrill Gardens Henderson Collage

Proud to be an American
The Creekside community near Seattle extended their Fourth of July patriotism deep into the month, hosting a Passport to Americana theme party. Residents dressed in their favorite “Classic American” ware and enjoyed the treats our country is famous for.

Merrill Gardens July - Creekside Collage

The Oceanside Art Exhibit
Meanwhile, down in Oceanside, CA residents created and displayed their creative side, with a full-scale art show. Beautiful work by some very talented folks.

Merrill Gardens Oceanside - Art Exhibit Collage

You can keep up to date with activities from around all the Merrill Gardens communities by visiting our Facebook page.

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Celebrate This 105 Year Old’s Fastball

The ceremonial 1st pitch is a baseball tradition. And this week, the oldest person to ever throw out a 1st pitch captivated an entire stadium. 105 year old Agnes McKee took the mound at a San Diego Padres game and drew applause from everyone in the park.

Agnes was born in 1909. So we thought it would be fun to see what was happening in Major League Baseball the year she was born.

+ Only 8 of the 30 current MLB teams are in the same city as they were in 1909: Detroit Tigers, Boston Red Sox, Chicago White Sox, Pittsburgh Pirates, Chicago Cubs, Cincinnati Reds, Philadelphia Phillies and St. Louis Cardinals.
+ Babe Ruth was 14 years old and had not yet played in a game.
+ The Pittsburgh Pirates, led by SS Honus Wagner, went 110-42 and beat the Detroit Tigers four games to three in the World Series.
+ Those Pittsburgh Pirates may have also had the greatest collection of names in baseball history, including Dots Miller, Jap Barbeau, Honus Wagner, Chief Wilson, Ham Hyatt, Howie Camnitz, Lefty Leifeld, Babe Adams and Chick Brandom.
+ 86 year old Vin Scully is the oldest play-by-play announcer still broadcasting Major League Baseball games. He was not born until 1927, 18 years after Agnes.

As a side note, the San Diego Padres were formed in 1969, which means Agnes was 60 years old when she became a fan of her team.

Way to go Agnes!

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Follow What’s Happenning at Merrill Gardens

From the red wood forest to the Gulf Stream waters, Merrill Gardens residents are busy inside, outside and everywhere in between.

Keep up to date on our favorite photos from events and activities from all our communities by following our Facebook Page. And if you have your own photos from a Merrill Gardens event, post them and we’ll include them in our album.

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