Enjoy More at Merrill Gardens at Columbia
Enjoy more at Merrill Gardens at Columbia. Our community is designed to meet your individual needs and give you the freedom to be yourself. We offer quality senior living from a family owned company that knows connection is everything.
Visit And Enjoy A Meal On Us!
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After almost 20 years in the senior living industry, I am passionate about delivering quality and friendly service from all our team members each and every day throughout our community. Our care, activity, and dining teams create an environment where every day our residents thrive and enjoy more.
Merrill Gardens at Columbia is located in the BullStreet District – our location is central to everything in the Midlands. Fine dining, shopping, parks, cultural events, and Lake Murray are just minutes away. Enjoy professional baseball just across the street at Segra Park. Our community allows you to enjoy a lifestyle that matches your personal needs and allows the freedom to be as active as you desire and build new relationships.
I am grateful to be a part of this community, and it will be an honor and privilege to welcome you to your new home at Merrill Gardens at Columbia! We look forward to welcoming you soon.
– Dougal Kear, 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.
Merrill Gardens at Columbia offers vibrant, connected senior living, with a month-to-month rental option to give you freedom and flexibility. Located in downtown Columbia’s largest urban redevelopment site and close to everything you need, our senior living community is just minutes away from the capitol and the University of South Carolina. Enjoy the excitement of in-town living and then retreat to your private air conditioned apartment with a patio, full kitchen and washer dryer or explore the bistro, fitness area and our private movie theater.
Our Connections Program is unique to assisted living and goes beyond traditional programs offered at most communities. The program is included with all assisted living apartments, and it complements our residents' individual needs and interests. This allows residents to participate in daily activities and programs that create purpose-filled days and close personal relationships.
The Connections Program provides the tools to meet physical, emotional and spiritual needs. This can include music, crafts, gardening, cooking, educational and spiritual events, journaling, scrapbooking, historical tours, and much more.
An Active Life is a 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!
Meet your Neighbor
With a qualified administration and an energetic and caring staff, retired living at Merrill Gardens is a pleasant experience. Housed in a well-designed facility, one should not neglect to mention that dining is wonderfully planned and executed.
– Donald and Connie Gray - Residents at Merrill Gardens at Columbia
We know you're going to love it here.
It's all about choice. Choose from 120 independent living and assisted living apartments. Enjoy concierge services, scheduled transportation, 24-hour staffing, and weekly housekeeping.
Our Anytime Dining program keeps up with your schedule with fresh, restaurant-style meals served from 7 am to 7 pm, seven days a week.
You'll live a full and happy life built around your delights and hobbies.
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