With a concerted effort to encourage residents to take not just steps, but strides outside their residences, The Merion offers a wide array of enticing communal activities and events designed to foster a sense of belonging, friendship and community. With ample dining venues and social spaces, The Merion offers our residents every opportunity to lead fulfilling and healthy lifestyles.
Live Music and Happy Hour in The Emerald Lounge
Join us for a selection of live music Monday through Friday from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Martinis & Music in May
May 25, 2017 - 3:00 pm
The Emerald Lounge at The MerionMeet cool Merion-ites. Join us for jazz and discover how our one-of-a-kind residents are creating a one-of-a-kind senior living community. Our lovingly renewed and expanded historic building offers a beautiful setting for senior lifestyles, with rental contracts, life-enhancing services and amenities, and available fee-for-service and discounted health care. And outside? From here, all doors open to the heart of Evanston. Meet residents, ask questions and mingle! RSVP now or call 847-354-4867. Live Jazz • Complimentary Valet Parking
History with a Humorous Perspective – The Borgia Bunch
May 23, 2017 - 2:00 pm
The Sapphire Room at The MerionThe Borgia Bunch – Donald Trump could have warned the College of Cardinals about cheap Hispanic labor. However, in 1492 the College elected Roderigo Borja as Pope. Obviously, the Italian boys were not so eager to have the job. Their bribes were only half as much as Roderigo’s, and Roderigo was willing to assimilate. His mistresses were Italian, and he even adopted a more Italian pronunciation of his surname: Borgia. (But his green card would have identified him as Pope Alexander VI.
History of American Musical Theater (Arts and Culture) Franz Lehár (The Merry Widow)
May 30, 2017 - 3:00 pm
The Sapphire Room at The MerionThe Merry Widow (German: Die lustige Witwe) is an operetta by the Austro-Hungarian composer Franz Lehár. The librettists, Viktor Léon and Leo Stein, based the story – concerning a rich widow, and her countrymen’s attempt to keep her money in the principality by finding her the right husband – on an 1861 comedy play, L’attaché d’ambassade (The Embassy Attaché) by Henri Meilhac. The operetta has enjoyed extraordinary international success since its 1905 premiere in Vienna and continues to be frequently revived and recorded. Film and other adaptations have also been made. Well-known music from the score includes the “Vilja Song”, “Da geh’ ich zu Maxim” (“You’ll Find Me at Maxim’s”), and the “Merry Widow Waltz”.
Home Life or New Life?
June 21, 2017 - 10:00 am
The MerionDiscover the right choice for you. Deciding whether or not to stay in your home or apartment depends on a number of factors. What will your future living expenses be? What home modifications will you have to make to age in place safely? Will your social life suffer if you stay at home alone? And where will you go for health care? It’s a lot to consider. Join us for brunch and we’ll break it all down into bite-sized pieces. We’ll cover the pros and cons of staying in your current home versus a senior living community that offers a flexible rental contract, answer your questions and help you decide which option is the right choice for you. RSVP now or call 847.805.8043. Complimentary valet parking