Why Location Matters in Senior Living

Location, location, location … everyone who’s bought a home, chosen a career or taken a vacation knows that location matters. When it comes to senior living options, the same holds true. Today’s older adults want more than just a senior community … they’re looking for an exceptional lifestyle.

“For those seeking the best that your senior years have to offer, there’s no place like The Merion,” says Matt Whetstone, Director of Sales and Marketing of The Merion, the urban senior living choice in downtown Evanston, IL. “We’re more than a place to live. We offer a lifestyle burgeoning with intellectual stimulation, rich friendships, and myriad opportunities to enjoy the culture and city that you know and love.”

Located on Chicago Avenue in downtown Evanston, The Merion is in the heart of the city, with the lakeshore just three blocks away. Northwestern University is one block to the northeast, the Evanston Public Library is around the corner, and the whole of Evanston is just outside your door.

“Our location is truly what sets us apart,” says Matt. “Unlike other communities that just have a landscaped campus, our community gives you shopping, entertainment, dining, the Metra, streets to stroll, the lakeshore … in other words, an entire city.”

Everything You Need To Age Well

Part of living well means being supported in every dimension of your well-being through medical care and other care services. Discover exceptional offerings through our MerionCares health services program. Whether through exceptional senior care, opportunities at the lifetime learning center or uplifting activities that build camaraderie, you’ll find countless ways for aging well and wisely.

Lifelong Learning

Learning isn’t just for the young, and our signature location in Evanston presents our residents with unique opportunities for lifelong learning. Our residents are members of OLLI (Osher Lifelong Learning Institute) and Northwestern University’s senior education program, which allows them to engage in a wide-ranging and intellectually challenging curriculum with activities in and beyond the classroom.

Health Services

The Merion Health Services Alliance, our proprietary care services, offer the best in-home and local specialty care services. With the help of your Care Coordinator, you’ll have access to the Wellness Center. You’ll work to develop a plan for your current and future care, so you’ll get the individual attention you deserve to meet your health goals, needs and dreams.

Upscale Amenities

Life at The Merion is active, social and filled with conveniences that allow you to focus on enjoying every day. Your only job is to pursue whatever makes you happiest in North Shore comfort and style while you’re here. Here are just some of the services and amenities you’ll enjoy as a resident:

  • Studio, one- and two-bedroom furnished and unfurnished floor plans with granite kitchen counters, stainless steel appliances and hardwood floors
  • Multiple dining venues featuring chef-prepared menus
  • A Bar and lounge hosting happy hours with live music
  • Weekday daily housekeeping
  • 24/7 front desk staff
  • Fitness center and saltwater pool
  • Game room, card room and arcade
  • Arts and crafts studio

Signature Dining

Welcome to dining that’s not just a meal – it’s a sensory experience. The skill and imagination of our culinary team are unmatched. Fresh, locally sourced ingredients are the basis of made-to-order meals from our classically trained executive chef. Scrumptious desserts and baked goods are a specialty of our world-class pastry chef. Whether you’re a meat-eater, vegetarian or vegan, or you require gluten-free meals, our diverse menu has offerings for all palates and needs.

“The right location provides everything you need for a senior living experience that offers peace of mind, happiness, health and inspiration,” says Matt. “Our exceptional location allows residents to immerse themselves in elegant surroundings and a retirement lifestyle designed entirely for their happiness. When you make us your home, you’ll quickly see how much has been put in place to energize your body, stimulate your mind and enrich your overall wellness. For a senior lifestyle rich with intellectual stimulation, friendship, culture, and a city at your feet, there’s no place like The Merion.”

The Merion: Where All Doors Open to the Heart of the City

For those seeking a senior lifestyle burgeoning with intellectual stimulation, rich friendships, myriad opportunities to immerse themselves in culture, and a city at their feet, there’s no place like The Merion. Located at 1611 Chicago Avenue in downtown Evanston, The Merion offers you a city. All of Evanston is at your door, with its shopping, entertainment, dining, lakeshore, cultural opportunities and everything else you know and love.

The Merion is truly retirement living elevated to a higher level. Comfortable, well-appointed rental residences are designed for independent living, with conscientious staff taking care of home maintenance, housekeeping and laundry. Dining is superb, with a renowned culinary team on board for delectable meals and magical desserts. The Merion Wellness Center is available for 24/7 emergency response, as well as routine health services. À la carte assistance-in-living support is also offered daily, while MerionCares, the proprietary health and wellness program, provides countless ways to age well and wisely.

For more information about elevated senior living in Evanston, please contact us by calling 847-250-0667.