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865-291-1391

555 Rain Forest Rd, Knoxville, TN 37923

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Discover a Welcoming Senior Living Community
in Knoxville

Truewood by Merrill, Knoxville is a beautiful community located in the mountains of Knoxville, Tennessee. We are an assisted living and memory care community where our residents enjoy the comforts of home with the opportunity to get to know their neighbors. Striving to offer services that address the mind, body and spirit of our residents, we offer the utmost care in vibrant and comfortable living.

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The general manager at Truewood by Merrill, Knoxville in Knoxville, Tennessee.

A Message From The
General Manager

It is wonderful when a passion and career come together to provide a home that residents and their families can be proud of, and a workplace that feels like family for employees. It is a privilege to work with the dedicated Truewood Knoxville team. I began my career at Truewood Knoxville and have come back home to the community that started my passion for senior care.

Jody Daughtery, 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, Knoxville in Knoxville, Tennessee.
Resident at a computer at Truewood by Merrill, Knoxville in Knoxville, Tennessee.
A resident gardening at Truewood by Merrill, Knoxville in Knoxville, Tennessee.
Beatrice Roy, resident at Truewood by Merrill, Knoxville in Knoxville, Tennessee.

Meet your Neighbor

Minnie “Marnee” McMillin became a resident of Truewood by Merrill, Knoxville during our opening year, 2012.

Her past 102 years have now included living through two pandemics, shining in high school as the All-State Guard for Mississippi for three seasons, the 1937 Mississippi State Championship, and being the second runner up Miss Mississippi. Marnee graced the runway as a model for Lowenstein’s Department Store in Memphis. She was married for 37 years and after becoming widowed at the age of 46, she went to nursing school and became an LPN. Marnee then worked in long-term care and at Western Mental Health for many years.

Marnee and her late husband were blessed with a daughter, Mary, and now has two grandsons and 3 great-grandchildren. Mary believes her mother’s long life is due to her active, athletic lifestyle, gardening, canning, hard work, and overall motivation to live well. We're lucky to have her as part of our Knoxville family as she brings joy to those around her every day and can be counted on for a beautiful smile and quick wit. 102 years young and going strong!

– Minnie "Marnee" McMillin, Resident at Truewood by Merrill, Knoxville

We know you're going to love it here.

Choose from 62 studio apartments with services ranging from assisted living to memory care options.

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, Knoxville in Knoxville, Tennessee
Front entrance to Truewood by Merrill, Knoxville in Knoxville, Tennessee
Resident friends out to eat near Truewood by Merrill, Knoxville in Knoxville, Tennessee
Baking at Truewood by Merrill, Knoxville in Knoxville, Tennessee
Couple smiling and walking outside at Truewood by Merrill, Knoxville in Knoxville, Tennessee
Small dog getting pet by a senior at Truewood by Merrill, Knoxville in Knoxville, Tennessee
A resident eating at Truewood by Merrill, Knoxville in Knoxville, Tennessee

Community Amenities

Knoxville senior living includes a Private Dining Room Private Dining Room

Senior living in Knoxville features Beautifully Furnished Common Areas Beautifully Furnished Common Areas

Senior living in Knoxville features a private clubhouse Private Clubhouse Available

Senior living in Knoxville features a walking path Walking Paths

Senior living in Knoxville features Comfy community TV room and lounges Comfy Community TV Room and Lounges

Senior living in Knoxville features a Landscaped Gardens Landscaped Gardens with Courtyards and Fountains

Activity and Game Rooms at senior living in Knoxville Activity and Game Rooms

Senior living in Knoxville features a library Library

Senior living in Knoxville features a salon Beauty Salon

Senior living in Knoxville features a washer/dryer Laundry Facility

Community Services

Senior living in Knoxville features 24-Hour Staffing 24-Hour Staff

Knoxville senior living includes chef-prepared meals Chef-prepared Meals

Senior living in Knoxville includes on-site maintenance Home Maintenance

Weekly Housekeeping at senior living in Knoxville Weekly Housekeeping

Pets Welcome at senior living in Knoxville Pets Welcome

Wellness at senior living in Knoxville On-Site RNs/LPNs

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Making Memories

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

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