Assisted Living at Merrill Gardens at Columbia in Columbia, South Carolina.

Assisted Living

Sometimes a little help can go a long way. That's why we're here.

At Merrill Gardens, caring is more than a service we provide. It is an eyes-open, heart-engaged lifestyle. We love seeing the people who live here enjoy fuller, happier lives while we take care of the basics of daily living. We start with an individually tailored service plan and focus on nurturing residents to reach their fullest potential.

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You deserve your independence

Services we can assist with may include bathing, dressing, grooming, medication management, safety checks, and more. Privacy and freedom of choice remain paramount in our goal of fostering independence.

Anytime Dining gives residents lots of flexibility in how they enjoy mealtimes in our restaurant-style dining room. Our Active Living program promotes social activity, physical movement, and creative engagement—the calendar is packed with the things that the people who live here want to see and do.

You deserve your independence. We’re here to help.

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The Connections Program

Every person and every day is unique. Each of us has a life story to share, and hobbies we want to enjoy. We all have special people in our lives we want to remember, love, and cherish. These things do not need to change when moving into a senior living community. We need to stay connected to our past, connected to what we enjoy, and connected to those we love. 

Our Connections Program is unique to assisted living and goes beyond traditional programs offered at most communities. The program complements our residents’ individual needs and interests to allow them 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. The program also provides opportunities for developing meaningful connections through volunteering, mentoring, and intergenerational activities.

To allow for individualized programs and small group activities, the Connections Program is only available for our assisted living apartments. This group of residents has access to their own active living professional who is with them throughout the day. Careful thought was put into the design and layout of the apartments that are part of the Connections Program

Our exclusive Connections Program allows residents to stay connected to what is important to them.


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