Truewood by Merrill, Ocean Springs is tailor-made for active seniors with apartment homes around shared courtyards, convenient walking trails, and tree-lined outdoor parkways. With varying levels of care services all in one place, Truewood by Merrill, Ocean Springs allows for needed transitions in services that come over time.
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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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Meet Jody Ellis Stoddard,
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
Our Simple Assessment
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.
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.
Community Sun Porch
Basic Cable TV
Outdoor Spaces for Exercise, Dining, and Relaxing
Large, Bright Community Living Room
Landscaped Gardens with Courtyards and Fountains
On-Site Religious Services
Creative Social Programs and Activities
Wellness and Musical Programs