Active Living

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Active Living Makes For a Dynamic Life

Life at a Merrill community is anything but passive. Active, engaged lifestyles are the key to happy lives - especially for seniors. We put our focus and enthusiasm into giving residents as many choices as possible for keeping as busy as they want to be.

Every one of our communities boasts a dedicated Active Living Director who oversees a full activities calendar. Activities are driven by the interests and requests of our residents, and we’re always glad we asked! Chair yoga, giant crosswords, day trips, ice cream socials, skits, strength training, movies, bingo, swimming, wine and cheese tastings, TED talks, scenic drives, pet therapy, bread baking, national food day celebrations, jazz concerts, Bible studies, and picnics are just a few of the things going on in any given week. The only complaint seems to be that residents just don't have time to fit it all in!

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Activities at Merrill

Our activities represent a full range of physical, social, intellectual, and spiritual opportunities. Whether packed or with just two participants, we count anything a success that keeps our residents active.

We think you’ll find that life gets bigger here, not smaller.

Meural Art Program at Merrill Gardens.

Meural Art Program

Our award winning Meural program brings the world of art to our communities.*

*Available at select communities. 

Lemon and thyme in the resident garden at Merrill Gardens.


Residents love indulging their green thumbs with our popular indoor gardening program.*

*Available at select communities. 

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Need to do a little shopping? Have a doctor's appointment? Want to check out that new restaurant you read about? Our community transportation service is here for you.

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We are proud to partner with the International Council on Active Aging (ICAA) with a joint goal to change perceptions on aging and improve the quality of life for older adults.

Living At A Merrill Community Lets You Reach New Heights

We love to see the people who live at our communities challenge themselves to do something new and that's why we decided to tag along when Gail took to the skies.

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Live the way you want, without the hassles of looking after a home.