Senior living in Gilbert, AZ

Jerrod Ayers, Community Director at The Oaks, A Merrill Gardens Community
 Jerrod Ayers
 General Manager

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General Manager

I had the pleasure of opening The Oaks as the General Manager. Since then our team has been able to create a friendly, lively, fun, safe and supportive environment for our residents. We've worked very hard to build our reputation as THE place to live in Gilbert based on compassion, integrity and quality.

We look forward to welcoming you home to The Oaks!

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Welcome to sunshine city!  Our community utilizes all that the great outdoors has to offer, with walking paths, beautifully landscaped grounds, and all kinds of daily activities. We’ve got parks in all directions, and everything you could ever need in the way of shopping, sightseeing, services, and medical facilities are close at hand.

Enjoy more at The Oaks, A Merrill Gardens Community. Our community is designed to meet your individual needs and give you the freedom to be yourself. We offer the best in independent senior living, assisted living, and memory care from a family owned company that knows connection is everything.

The Oaks, A Merrill Gardens Community, is honored to be recognized by both and for excellence in senior living.

Positive consumer ratings led to this industry-leading distinction.

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Fun in the Sun.

Independent senior living means you can shine.

We offer 134 senior living spaces, including studio, one, and two bedroom apartments with kitchenettes. Our attention to personal care rises to the level of your needs, whether you prefer independent living, assisted living, or are in need of memory care services. Team members are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Anytime Dining means you can enjoy fresh meals in our restaurant-style dining facilities when you like, as often as you like. Our Active Living calendar is full of choices and always can make room for your hobbies and interests.

Pursue all of your physical, social, intellectual, emotional, and spiritual interests while we take care of keeping your new home in tip top shape.


Meet our Executive Chef Barry!

Seniors living a happy life here at The Oaks, A Merrill Gardens Community

Active life, happy life.

Managing a packed calendar of enriching activities is a full-time job and our Active Living Program Director is up to the task. We're driven by the desires of the people who live here and our days are jam packed with lectures, parties, outings, political discussions, games, social meetups, and religious interest events. More choices than you'll have time for in your day!

Caring is our service.

We love seeing you at the top of your game, which means doing everything you desire.

At Merrill Gardens, care is not a job description, it is a way of living and working. Your fullest life is our top priority, and our staff is carefully selected and trained to reflect our family ideals. We are here to provide whatever you need to give you control of each day. We love seeing you happy.


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  • Senior living in Gilbert features a salon Salon
  • Senior living in Gilbert features central air Air Conditioning
  • Senior living in Gilbert features a courtyard Courtyard
  • Senior living in Gilbert features a wine bar Bistro
  • Senior living in Gilbert features a piano Piano
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  • Senior living in Gilbert features a washer/dryer Washer/Dryer
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  • Senior living in Gilbert features a theater Movie Theater


  • Senior living in Gilbert features 24-Hour Staffing 24-Hour Staffing
  • Senior living in Gilbert includes a resident call system Resident Call System
  • Senior living in Gilbert includes many transportation options Transportation Options
  • Gilbert senior living includes anytime dining Anytime Dining
  • Senior living in Gilbert includes on-site maintenance On-Site Maintenance
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  • Pets Welcome at senior living in Gilbert Pets Welcome

A word from our residents

Meet your neighbor.

The Oaks is a wonderful place. We always have something fun going on and they take great care of us. I have so much fun and have great friends here. My apartment is perfect and I wish I could have moved in earlier!

Charlotte Jaeger, Resident at The Oaks

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Making Memories

We are a welcoming environment, and we love opportunities to share our spaces and activities with the families of our residents.

The Oaks, A Merrill Gardens Community in Gilbert

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