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The Red Team poses for a photo as Merrill Gardens at Tacoma ramps up for their Spirit Week!

Hey There, Fall!


As we settle into the fall, Merrill communities all over the country are putting together their best seasonal activities and celebrations! From wacky spirit weeks to pumpkin-themed crafts we are excited to see what this next chapter of 2021 has to offer.

Residents and team members in Tacoma (WA) celebrated the changing of the season with a fun-filled Spirit Week! The entire community was split into three teams and took part in themed days such as crazy hair day, team color day, and others. They also set up activities for everyone to enjoy like karaoke, an egg-spoon relay, and a scavenger hunt!

Two Tacoma residents strike a pose in the photo booth for Hippie Day!

A Tacoma resident poses for Crazy Hair Day!

Merrill Gardens at Tacoma General Manager Rob steps into the photo booth for Crazy Hair Day.

Another Washington community, Ballard, welcomed fall with a gorgeous tram ride through the University of Washington Botanical Gardens and also took the time to celebrate residents with September birthdays!

Ballard residents embark on the tram for a fun-filled tour of the University of Washington Botanical Gardens.

Ballard residents gather around the table to celebrate the community's September birthdays!

Residents in Monterey (CA) also wanted to take advantage of the good weather and enjoy some fall scenery as they took a day trip to Gizdritch Ranch. Surrounded by friends and a ton of tasty snacks, it looks like the trip was a huge success!

Residents at Monterey (CA) enjoy a nice fall day out at the ranch.

The Oaks (AZ) residents are taking on bread baking as we head into autumn! This week they made delicious focaccia and added a little pizzazz with some vegetable art on top.

The Oaks residents pose with their fresh backed focaccia!

The focaccia was decorated with colorful and thinly cut veggies!

Two Pennsylvania communities brought out the crafts as Glen Mills and Arbour Square residents got creative with some everyday materials! At Glen Mills they found a fun new way to store toilet paper as they created their very own decorative pumpkin wrappings.

Glen Mills residents created pumpkin-themed decorations for their homes!

Glen Mills residents created pumpkin-themed decorations for their homes!

At Arbour Square, residents worked on some colorful fall-inspired wreaths to spice up the front of their doors! 

Arbour Square residents showed off their colorful leaf wreaths.

Arbour Square residents showed off their colorful leaf wreaths.

We hope you take some time to enjoy the long list of wonderful fall activities in the coming weeks! We know we will!

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