Independent Living Services, Amenities, and Wellness Programming at The Merion

At The Merion, we understand how important it is to choose the right senior living community. One of the most critical factors to consider is what options each community offers in terms of services, amenities, and wellness programming.

Independent living is the most common entry point into senior living because it allows residents to maintain a can-do, independent lifestyle. In addition to features like on-site security and housekeeping, residents can enjoy a variety of dining options, floor plan choices, and exciting activities that are exclusive to independent living communities.

What Is Independent Living?

Independent living is a retirement lifestyle that puts you at the center of it all. The resident is the focal point of every aspect of the community, including the residential design, wellness initiatives, and individualized care should you need it.

Independent living gives seniors a carefree way of life and a delightful retirement experience. Independent living offers a wide range of practical services and amenities in addition to delicious chef-prepared meals, transportation services, social events, and housekeeping.

Independent living is a perfect choice for seniors who desire ample ways to stay active, greater social opportunities and residential convenience. The Merion’s monthly rental structure, facilities, and neighborhood culture all work together to provide the perfect ambiance for you in this situation.

Should your needs go beyond what independent living can provide, we offer health services tailored for you to stay healthy in body, mind and spirit. Our Wellness Director and their staff will help you develop a plan for your current and  future care.

Services, Amenities, and Wellness Programming at The Merion

There’s plenty to do at The Merion! Come and relax in our indoor saltwater pool or sun-drenched atrium, or enjoy practicing mindfulness with our Gentle Yoga or Mindful Movement classes. Prefer to get in some gym time? You’ll love our modern fitness center with plenty of ways to exercise. Visit our arcade or gaming room with family and friends. Take advantage of our all-day dining options at a variety of breathtaking restaurants, finished with a delectable dessert from our pastry chef. Round off the evening by crafting something enjoyable in our arts and crafts studio or reading by the fire in our library.

Additionally, at The Merion, we are committed to lifelong learning, and offer regular opportunities to expand your knowledge. 

Together with these lifestyle benefits, we provide a program of services for daily living from our on-site Wellness Center. Also, you can have priority access to skilled nursing communities through our groundbreaking health services program, MerionCares. Additionally, we proudly offer on-site therapies including physical, occupational and speech. We offer wellness-related workshops, seminars, support groups and other programs that are managed by a multidisciplinary team of medical specialists.

Residency at The Merion also gives you access to the following services:

  • In-residence dining with made-to-order meals
  • Generous dining credit included with monthly fee
  • Daily calendar of social activities
  • Weekday daily housekeeping
  • Weekly laundry and linen services
  • Responsive maintenance team
  • Local transportation
  • Guest suites for family members and friends
  • All utilities, including cable TV and high-speed internet, excluding phone

This is just a general overview of what The Merion has to offer. Come visit us to learn more and see for yourself what an active retirement looks like for you.

How The Merion Helps You Live Your Best Life.

Just minutes from downtown Chicago, The Merion is an upscale retirement community in vibrant downtown Evanston, that gives you the freedom to live the life you want. With everything you could desire just a short walk from the community, this is independent living at its best. Come visit us to see how you can pursue North Shore happiness in comfort and style.

Learn more about our activities and programming today.