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Tacoma Independent, Assisted Living and Memory Care

A retirement community with art, culture and many conveniences

Merrill Gardens at Tacoma is located in the University Place area, near Sunset Terrace Park. Enjoy a variety of services, shopping and restaurants. The residence offers a popular Active Livingâ„  Wellness Program and excellent memory care programs. MultiCare Tacoma General Hospital, Group Health Cooperative and St. Joseph Medical Center provide high-quality medical care in the area.

Merrill Gardens at Tacoma can help you find a lifestyle that meets your financial situation. If your income is less than $25,100* annually as an individual or $28,700* annually for a couple, enjoy all that Merrill Gardens has to offer at a discounted rate. Apartments start at $1,495. Call today to see if you qualify!


Explore the courtyard with walking paths and lush landscaping. Residents enjoy the library, comfortable living rooms and social meeting areas, a game room and bistro. On-site conveniences include a barber shop, salon, garage parking and storage. The Active Living Director plans lots of enjoyable outings to places like the Museum of Glass, Japanese Friendship Garden, Point Defiance Zoo and Park and more.

Merrill Gardens at Tacoma senior housing offers:

  • 146 senior living apartments
    Choose from studios, one and two bedroom apartments and two bedroom cottages
  • Independent living, assisted living, memory care 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 Tacoma offers concierge services, scheduled transportation, weekly housekeeping and much more!


Residents attend events and classes at nearby Tacoma Community College and enjoy walking their dogs at Sunset Terrace Park, a clean, well-maintained park. Green thumbs enjoy the residence's indoor and outdoor gardening areas.

Team Members

The team members are highly dedicated to the staff, and there is little turnover. 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.

Schedule a visit today and enjoy lunch on us!

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 *Amounts are subject to change by the WSHFC. Please ask for details.

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