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Merrill Gardens Book Club Choice

This month, we launched our very first online book club. Over the last two weeks, our communities nationwide voted on their book choice for reading and discussion. This week, we announced our winner!

And the winner is…….

‘Wild’ by Cheryl Strayed.

Wild - Cheryl Strayed

What is Wild about?

“A powerful, blazingly honest memoir: the story of an eleven-hundred-mile solo hike that broke down a young woman reeling from catastrophe—and built her back up again. At twenty-two, Cheryl Strayed thought she’d lost everything when her mother died young of cancer. Her family scattered in their grief, her marriage was soon destroyed, and slowly her life spun out of control. Four years after her mother’s death, with nothing more to lose, Strayed made the most impulsive decision of her life: to hike the Pacific Crest Trail from the Mojave Desert through California and Oregon to Washington State—and to do it alone. She had no experience as a long-distance hiker–indeed, she’d never gone backpacking before her first night on the trail. Her trek was little more than “an idea, vague and outlandish and full of promise.” But it was a promise of piecing back together a life that had come undone. Strayed faces down rattlesnakes and black bears, intense heat and record snowfalls, and both the beauty and intense loneliness of the trail. Told with great suspense and style, sparkling with warmth and humor, Wild vividly captures the terrors and pleasures of one young woman forging ahead against all odds on a journey that maddened, strengthened, and ultimately healed her.”

via http://www.cherylstrayed.com/

Over the next few weeks, you can join us on Facebook to discuss and read Wild together. To comment, click the image below or click here.

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We would love to have you read with us. Happy reading!

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The Merrill Gardens Online Book Club

The Merrill Gardens Book Club

We are excited to announce our very first Merrill Gardens Online Book Club. Our book club will provide the unique opportunity for book lovers to connect with other reading advocates from all around the 56 Merrill Gardens communities! During the month of July, we’ll be voting on a book choice and will be hosting online book chats as we progress with our reading.  The Merrill Gardens Book Club is open to all our residents, family members, team members, or anyone who just likes to read a good book!

How it works :

Voting : Starting July 1st, you can pick the book we will read from four best sellers. Make sure to vote on the Merrill Gardens Facebook page, we need your help to decide which book to read!

To read the summaries of the book, click on picture of the book. To vote, click the “vote” button.  If you do not have a Facebook account and don’t wish to sign up, you can email your selection to facebook@merrillgardens.com.

The voting will be open until July 15th. Upon conclusion of the voting, we will announce the book that we’ll be reading together.  As you enjoy the book, you can share your thoughts on our Facebook page and we are planning some live online discussions too.  It’s just like a real book club, but you don’t have to leave home to take part!

Whether you’re a recreational reader or an avid bookworm, we’d love for you to join us in our first Facebook Book Club!  Go to www.facebook.com/merrillgardens to check it out!

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Top Ten Merrill Gardens Moments. And The Winner Is….

This month, our Facebook friends helped us choose their favorite Merrill Gardens Memory.

The voting was launched to celebrate Merrill Garden’s milestone of 1,000 “likes” on Facebook. During our month of voting, we saw many great photos and moments from the Merrill Gardens communities.

Today, we announced our winner and fan favorite.

Bill Sleeper, Tech Whiz

Here is our very own Tech Whiz, Bill Sleeper sharing his knowledge at Merrill Gardens. He must have had some time between his interviews at KING 5 and Geekwire!

Congratulations Bill! We feel honored to have shared your story with our Facebook community this year. Thank you to everyone who voted for their favorite photo. We could not have done it without you!

To keep updated on Merrill Gardens updates via Facebook, click here.

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Top Ten Merill Gardens Facebook Moments

Last week, we launched our Top Ten Merrill Gardens Moments. In honor of reaching 1000 ‘likes’, we wanted to thank everyone who spends some time each day getting to know the great folks who live at Merrill Gardens. Through photo, stories, and comments we have been able to connect with so many great people.

Looking through all of our photo albums, we found many favorites. All of the photos selected for our Top Ten Moments embrace the best qualities of our communities.  We  tried to select the top photo, but couldn’t decide on just one. That is where we need your help!

To vote for your favorite, head over to our Facebook page to see the full gallery. We will make the photo with the most votes our new Facebook cover image!

Below are a few of the fun photos we have shared on our Facebook over the past few years. To view the full gallery, click here.

A big thank you to our 1,000 fans! We love hearing your stories and sharing our moments with you.

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Merrill Gardens Is On Facebook

Over the last few months, we’ve watched our community grow on the Merrill Gardens Facebook page. Facebook has been a great platform for our residents to connect, to share information, and for us to hear your thoughts and feedback!

Here is what we’ve been up to lately on Facebook :

We’ve been getting to know Bill.

Who is Bill?

Bill Sleeper is a resident at Merrill who keeps making some fantastic headlines! Bill is our tech enthusiast who loves everything from the latest iPhone apps to teaching his friends how to use an iPad. Recently, Bill was featured on Kiro7 as a 96 (and a half!) year old tech evangelist by KCPQ reporter, Kaci Aitchison.

We opened our new community at Banker Hill.

We just took these pictures of our new community in San Diego and wanted to share! Merrill Gardens at Bankers Hill (CA) is a lovely place to call home! You can check it out at our website here http://bit.ly/o1kZdJ

Fun & Games

Our residents have also been having lots of fun with themed nights and outings. More recently, we hosted a Vegas Themed night for all of our residents. The pictures are up on our page right now. There is never a dull moment at Merrill Gardens at Green Valley Ranch…check out the community casino night and Middle Eastern themed dinner!
To stay up to date on current Merrill happenings and events make sure to connect with us by clicking here. Hope to see you on Facebook!

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