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Florence Independent and Assisted Living

An active, award-winning retirement home near downtown Florence

Merrill Gardens at Florence won the 2012 Times Daily Reader’s Choice Award as the No. 1 Assisted Living Facility. Rest assured knowing it is the only community in the area with round the clock nurses. Explore nearby Deibert Park or the Cedar Park Subdivision or stay close and admire the community's grounds and gardens that were awarded the Florence Beautification Award.


The building was updated in 2010 and features a library, cozy social meeting areas, a piano, aviary, open and enclosed porches, a salon and barbershop. Every apartment features a call system for those in need of aid, and the Active Living Wellness Programs helps residents stay busy with day trips and health-promoting exercises.

Merrill Gardens at Florence senior housing offers:

  • 69 senior living apartments
    Choose from studios, one and two bedroom apartments with kitchenettes
  • Independent living, assisted living, and respite care services
    Take advantage of personal care services if needed
  • Anytime DiningSM
    Enjoy fresh, restaurant-style meals served on your schedule – 7 am to 7 pm – 7 days a week
  • Active LivingSM
    Pursue physical, social, intellectual, emotional and spiritual interests

In addition, Merrill Gardens at Florence offers concierge services, scheduled transportation, weekly housekeeping and much more!


Residents enjoy the use of the private dining room for special occasions at the residence. Activities they enjoy close by include the Blackberry Trail Golf Course and Kennedy-Douglass Center for the Arts. They socialize making art, celebrating holidays and birthdays together and volunteering.

Team Members

Merrill Gardens team members receive additional training through our MG CARES quality service program. The MG CARES program strives to provide a customer service focus to everything that goes on at Merrill Gardens. This program focuses on communication, attitude, relationships, enthusiasm and sincerity.

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