Senior living in Gilbert, AZ

Debbie McElroy​, General Manager at The Oaks, A Merrill Gardens Community
 Debbie McElroy​
General Manager

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General Manager

Here at The Oaks, family isn’t defined only by last name or by blood. It is defined by commitment and by respect. 

After working in health care for nearly four decades, I am truly fortunate to be a part of the family at The Oaks. 

We are so happy to be a part of your next chapter. I look forward to you becoming part of the family at The Oaks. Every family has a story….welcome to ours!

Great Care.  Great Value 

At The Oaks, we celebrate your individuality and we want you to live as you choose.  Our community is designed to help you remain active and independent  and if you need care, we are here for you.

Welcome to sunshine city!  With beautiful private apartments bathed in natural light, cozy amenity spaces and a restaurant style dining room where you can eat on your own schedule, The Oakes is the perfect place to call home. We also utilize all 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.

Experience Counts

Our community features a seasoned team with over 130 years of combined leadership experience.  We know how to provide a lifestyle that is filled with freedom, flexibility, friendships and fun!

Enjoy More at The Oaks

We are here 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 at a surprisingly affordable monthly rental rate.

Memory Care with Compassion

Call today to schedule your personal visit.


We're Proud of Our Community

Inside and out, it's designed to accommodate independence and activity. 

We’ll gladly show you around. Contact us today to schedule your visit!

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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We know you're going to love it here.

It's all about choice.

The Oaks features 134 senior living apartments, including studios, one and two bedroom apartments with kitchenettes, as well as memory care apartments.

In addition to our independent living, assisted living, and memory care services, you can take advantage of our flexible personal care services program if needed, in which we tailor a plan to your particular needs.  We offer great care at a great value.

Anytime Dining revolutionizes the idea of meal service by giving you the choice of when and how often to eat in our restaurant-style dining area. Your schedule, your way, 7am to 7pm, 7 days a week.

Our Active Living is dedicated to giving you access to the kinds of physical, social, intellectual, emotional, and spiritual needs that interest you. Our Active Living Director builds our calendar around the expressed desires of the residents.

This is your time. We’ll take care of the chores, so you can enjoy all your newfound freedom.  


View our video postcard for a sneak peek at our community. You’re going to love it here!

Great Care. Great Value.

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.

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!


  • Senior living in Gilbert features a library Library
  • Senior living in Gilbert features living areas Living Areas
  • Meetings at senior living in Gilbert Meeting Spaces
  • 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
  • Senior living in Gilbert features a patio/balcony Patio/Balcony
  • Senior living in Gilbert features a washer/dryer Washer/Dryer
  • Senior living in Gilbert features a kitchen Kitchen/Kitchenette
  • Senior living in Gilbert features parking Parking
  • Senior living in Gilbert features a theater Movie Theater
  • Senior living in Gilbert features a fitness area Fitness Area


  • 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
  • Weekly Housekeeping at senior living in Gilbert Weekly Housekeeping
  • Wellness at senior living in Gilbert Wellness Program
  • Pets Welcome at senior living in Gilbert Pets Welcome

A word from our residents

Meet Your Neighbor

"When I first came to The Oaks I was impressed from the very beginning, it's one of the most comfortable places I have ever been. I have enjoyed many great activities they offer. In fact, I have enjoyed everything about The Oaks. They have much to offer and I would recommend to anyone what a great place it is to live here."

Jenny - Resident at The Oaks, A Merrill Gardens Community

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In the community

Making Memories

Our urban lifestyle means more contact and connection with our community, and interaction with families, children, and people of all ages.

The Oaks, A Merrill Gardens Community in Gilbert

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