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Senior Living Activities for Your Mind, Body and Wellness



What’s Going on This Month at the Merion?

From engaging programs to exciting events, check out a few of the activities going on this month at the Merion!

Active Senior Living in Evanston, IL

When visiting The Merion, seniors notice we have a large variety of programs for those within our community to enjoy. Though many senior living communities provide programs created to match the interests of residents, The Merion takes it one step further.
At The Merion, our lifestyle is designed around years of experience in enriching the lives of our residents. By providing physical activities, learning opportunities and social programs that fit individual interests – while also creating programming that enhances overall health, wellness and fulfillment – we were created to stand out.

Programming Designed with Different Interests in Mind

Our activities calendars are carefully planned and scheduled with multiple categories in mind. This ensures a well-rounded approach to daily life while catering to different resident interests and individual needs. Some of these categories include, but are not limited to:

  • Arts and Culture
  • Health and Fitness
  • Lifelong Learning
  • Music
  • Social Activities
  • Spiritual Wellness

When these categories combine, residents are inspired to live a healthy and happy retirement while being the best version of themselves. This also ensures they can lead a socially rich lifestyle, keeping isolation and depression away.

Engaging Activities and Fun Times Await at The Merion

The Merion makes it easy to fill social calendars while enjoying the physical and mental benefits active retirement communities provide. Discover some of the many opportunities that await residents at The Merion, and see why you should consider joining us!

Energizing Clubs and Social Groups

The Merion offers a multitude of groups to ensure residents always have something to do or something new to try. Whether they are simply having fun or finding new ways to learn, these are some of the clubs and groups available:

  • Bridge Club
  • Canasta Club
  • Book Club
  • The Merion Men’s Club
  • The Merion Senior Wildcat Dance Team

Enriching Hobbies and Passions

Active adult communities allow seniors to focus on passions while providing opportunities to take up a new hobby – and there’s no better time than now! Here at The Merion, our residents know it’s never too late to try something new or sharpen your skills. Although our list is always growing, our residents are currently enjoying:

  • Painting
  • Jewelry Making
  • Movie Nights
  • Musical Programs
  • Drawing Classes
  • Card Making
  • Volunteer Opportunities
  • Games in Our Arcade

Exciting Special Events and Social Opportunities

For some, special events only occur on major holidays – but at The Merion, we make each day special. With a wide range of events and social programs, residents are able to enjoy something different or something new each day. Some examples of what our residents are busy spending time enjoying include:

  • Happy Hours and Live Music
  • Field Trips to Local Sights, Dining and Shopping
  • Writers Discussions and Workshops
  • Current Event Discussions
  • Literary Presentations and Workshops
  • Cultural Programs
  • Musical Lectures and Performances

Empowering Fitness and Wellness Programs

In communities offering active senior living, physical activities are extremely important. The Merion offers a variety of health and fitness courses to keep residents as healthy as possible, such as: 

  • Aqua Aerobics in Our Indoor Saltwater Pool
  • Pilates
  • Yoga and Tai Chi
  • Dance
  • Zumba
  • Meditation
  • Balance, Stretch and Strength Courses

Along with our variety of classes and programs, we often host additional events that focus on the well-being of older adults, like: 

  • Blood Pressure Screenings
  • Monthly Health and Wellness Seminars 
  • Wellness Workshops
  • Support Groups
  • Events Presented by Health Professionals

When combined with access to our fitness center and expert wellness team, these offerings help secure residents’ health and independence as they age.

Exploration and Community Involvement in the Heart of Chicago, IL

The Merion is your gateway for a variety of activities and specialized programs in the Chicago, Evanston, and Northwestern University areas. With a diverse mix of cultural, social and educational opportunities, residents enjoy a multitude of educational avenues, including:

  • Lifelong Learning with the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI)
  • Senior Education Programs with Northwestern University
  • Book Clubs Featuring Favorites from the Evanston Public Library
  • Cultural Opportunities like Shopping, Entertainment, Dining and More

Discover How We’re Enriching the Lives of Residents 

Lifelong learning, physical activities, social interaction and full calendars are an important part of life at The Merion. These are also becoming increasingly important to our residents as well as older adults who are considering a move to senior living. 

Many active older adults are searching for senior living options that provide a lifestyle built around wellness. Not only is this idea becoming more popular, but older adults also are recognizing this is good for their mind, body and health. At The Merion, these opportunities only fuel their desire to connect even more. In fact, there’s a noticeable energy and happiness here that our residents experience – and you can, too. 
Discover all there is to get involved in and everything there is to enjoy at The Merion by scheduling a visit. Our expert team will give you an inside look at our community, a preview into our lifestyle, and more. Or feel free to contact us for more information about our programs and how our community can enhance your days.