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228-215-1073

1260 Ocean Springs Rd, Ocean Springs, MS 39564

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Discover a Welcoming Senior Living Community
in Ocean Springs

Truewood by Merrill, Ocean Springs is a premier personal care community along the Mississippi Gulf Coast. It’s a community you’ll be proud to call home. Here, you can center yourself and focus on living the good life, and we will take care of the rest. We offer world-class personal care for seniors with a small-town feel, and many of the comforts of home.

We do everything we can to help maintain senior independence while giving just the amount of care needed. At Truewood by Merrill, Ocean Springs, you can enjoy your favorite activities as hobbies again. Connect with nature in our lush raised gardening beds and leave the weeding and maintenance behind. Or meet some new friends by joining a card game, attending movie night, or participate in a fitness class. We have so many choices! For folks who need a little more assistance, we also lend a hand getting dressed in the morning or sorting out medications. Making life simple and enjoyable again is our pleasure.

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The general manager at Truewood by Merrill, Ocean Springs in Ocean Springs, Mississippi.

Meet Jody Ellis Stoddard,
General Manager

As a native of the Mississippi Gulf Coast, Jody realized at a young age that she wanted to spend her life caring for others. Jody obtained a Bachelor’s in Therapeutic Recreation from the University of Southern Mississippi, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing from William Carey College. In 2002 she began her nursing career at Methodist Hospital in Houston, TX; then found her way back home after just a few years away. She worked for Merit in the hospital and surgery center then home health for a few years before settling here at Truewood by Merrill, Ocean Springs in March of 2014. When Jody is away from the community, she is occupied by her two children: Clayton and Ava Marie. She enjoys the beautiful Gulf of Mexico through sailing, fishing, or sitting on the beach at Horn & Ship Island.

Jody Ellis Stoddard, General Manager

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We know the decision to move yourself or a loved one to a senior living community can feel overwhelming. Our simple four-minute assessment can help you make more informed choices and match your needs with the right level of support.

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Residents enjoying a game at Truewood by Merrill, Ocean Springs in Ocean Springs, Mississippi.
Resident at a computer at Truewood by Merrill, Ocean Springs in Ocean Springs, Mississippi.
A resident gardening at Truewood by Merrill, Ocean Springs in Ocean Springs, Mississippi.
Beatrice Roy, resident at Truewood by Merrill, Ocean Springs in Ocean Springs, Mississippi.

Meet your Neighbor

 

Carolyn Pasquini and her husband, Frank have lived with us for several years. After Frank passed, Carolyn remained a resident with us and explained that she “enjoys the staff and residents here, because the staff is very accommodating, and it is a caring community.”

Carolyn has made life-long friends here at Truewood by Merrill, Ocean Springs and cherishes the time we spend together, whether it be with activities, socializing, or just the comfort of knowing someone is right next door – my lovely neighbor!

Carolyn Pasquini, Resident at Truewood by Merrill, Ocean Springs

We know you're going to love it here.

Choose from 63 apartments, including semi-private suites, studios, and one-bedrooms, with assisted living care services.

Enjoy a variety of amenities aimed at helping you choose the way you want to spend your days.

You'll live a full and happy life built around your delights and hobbies.

Couple gardening at Truewood by Merrill, Ocean Springs in Ocean Springs, Mississippi
Main building at Truewood by Merrill, Ocean Springs in Ocean Springs, Mississippi
Courtyard with walking paths at Truewood by Merrill, Ocean Springs in Ocean Springs, Mississippi
Baking at Truewood by Merrill, Ocean Springs in Ocean Springs, Mississippi
Couple smiling and walking outside at Truewood by Merrill, Ocean Springs in Ocean Springs, Mississippi
Small dog getting pet by a senior at Truewood by Merrill, Ocean Springs in Ocean Springs, Mississippi
Spacious floor plans at Truewood by Merrill, Ocean Springs in Ocean Springs, Mississippi

Community Amenities

Senior living in Ocean Springs features private mailboxes Private Mailboxes

Senior living in Ocean Springs features a sun porch Community Sun Porch

Senior living in Ocean Springs features basic cable tv Basic Cable TV

Senior living in Ocean Springs features a fitness area Outdoor Spaces for Exercise, Dining, and Relaxing

Senior living in Ocean Springs features a community room Large, Bright Community Living Room

Senior living in Ocean Springs features a Landscaped Gardens Landscaped Gardens with Courtyards and Fountains

Senior living in Ocean Springs features a library Library

Senior living in Ocean Springs features a salon Beauty Salon

Community Services

Senior living in Ocean Springs features 24-Hour Staffing 24-Hour Staff

Ocean Springs senior living includes chef-prepared meals Chef-prepared Meals

on-sire religious services at senior living in Ocean Springs On-Site Religious Services

Senior living in Ocean Springs includes on-site maintenance Home Maintenance

Weekly Housekeeping at senior living in Ocean Springs Weekly Housekeeping

creative programs at senior living in Ocean Springs Creative Social Programs and Activities

Wellness at senior living in Ocean Springs Wellness and Musical Programs

Pets Welcome at senior living in Ocean Springs Pets Welcome

Making Memories

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

Contact us today to schedule a virtual tour!