Senior Living. Redefined.

Lifelong Learning in Evanston, Illinois

Satisfy Your Passion for Learning

University towns like Evanston present a unique opportunity for lifelong learning. Our residents are regular visitors to the Northwestern University campus, just 4 blocks from The Merion. As members of OLLI (Osher Lifelong Learning Institute), Northwestern’s senior education program, they engage in a wide-ranging and intellectually challenging curriculum, with activities in and beyond the classroom.

Join a community where you can seek knowledge for the sheer joy of it. Whether you pursue classes at OLLI, or take advantage of the many stimulating clubs, discussion groups or outings offered at The Merion, you’ll meet seasoned learners of all ages, from all walks of life.

Take part in:

  • Writers’ discussions and workshops
  • Current events discussions
  • Computer classes
  • Literary presentations and workshops
  • Multicultural programs
  • Contemporary roundtable talks

Discover myriad opportunities for lifelong learning at The Merion.

April  2018
SSMTWTF
1
04/01/18
  • 9:00 am– 10:00 am
    Mass at St. Mary's Pickup
  • 10:00 am– 11:00 am
    Immanuel Lutheran Pickup
    Location: The Front Desk
  • 11:00 am– 1:00 pm
    Merion Sunday Brunch
    Location: The Emerald Lounge
  • 1:00 pm– 2:00 pm
    Balance, Fitness, & Strength
  • 2:30 pm– 4:30 pm
    Merion Scrabble Group
  • 7:00 pm– 8:00 pm
    Strings and Conversation
    Location: The Emerald Lounge
2
04/02/18
  • 10:00 am– 11:00 am
    Head to Toe Fitness
    Location: The Fitness Center
  • 11:00 am– 1:00 pm
    Portraits in Aging w/ Ann
    Location: The Sapphire Room
  • 2:00 pm– 4:00 pm
    Merion Game Day: Bridge
    Location: The Sapphire Room
  • 2:30 pm– 4:00 pm
    "Inspired by Art" Workshop
    Location: Arts and Crafts Studio
  • 7:00 pm– 8:00 pm
    Art Alive Programming
    Location: The Sapphire Room
  • 7:00 pm– 9:00 pm
    Monday Night Football
    Location: The Sapphire Room/The Emerald Lounge
3
04/03/18
  • 9:30 am– 10:30 am
    Workout Wonders w/Johnny
    Location: The Fitness Center
  • 3:00 pm– 4:00 pm
    History of an American Musical
    Location: The Sapphire Room
  • 4:30 pm– 5:30 pm
    History with a Humorous Perspective
    Location: The Sapphire Room
  • 7:00 pm– 8:00 pm
    Stop, Breathe, Think Meditation
    Location: The Conference Room
4
04/04/18
  • 11:00 am– 12:30 pm
    Merion Roundtable Discussion
    Location: The Sapphire Room
  • 1:00 pm– 2:00 pm
    Workout Wonders with Johnny
    Location: The Fitness Center
  • 2:00 pm– 3:00 pm
    Blood Pressure Screening
    Location: The Wellness Center
  • 3:30 pm– 4:30 pm
    Open Forum
    Location: The Crystal Ballroom & Lounge, 529 Davis St, Evanston, IL 60201, USA
5
04/05/18
  • 9:30 am– 10:30 am
    Tai Chi Fitness
    Location: The Fitness Center
  • 10:45 am– 12:00 pm
    The Writer's Group
    Location: The Sapphire Room
    ‘All-American Barbeque” style menu – sliders, hot dogs, potato salad, cole slaw, etc, etc Entertainment - country, bluegrass, folk, etc style
  • 12:30 pm– 1:30 pm
    Computer Drop in With Mickey
    Location: The Sterling Room
  • 3:00 pm– 4:30 pm
    History of an American Musical
    Location: The Sapphire Room
  • 7:00 pm– 10:00 pm
    Thursday Night Football: TBA
    Location: The Sapphire Room/The Emerald Lounge
6
04/06/18
  • 9:00 am– 12:00 pm
    NASW CEU/Appreciation Event
    Location: The Crystal Ballroom & Lounge, 529 Davis St, Evanston, IL 60201, USA
  • 10:00 am– 11:00 am
    Aqua Aerobics
    Location: The Aquatic Center
  • 11:00 am– 12:00 pm
    Sabbath Service with Chaplain Jan Footlik
    Location: The Sterling Room
  • 12:30 pm– 1:30 pm
    Walking Club with The Merion
    Location: The SappFront Desk
  • 1:30 pm– 3:00 pm
    Radio Active Players w/ Maura Junius
    Location: The Sapphire Room
  • 7:30 pm– 9:30 pm
    Friday Night Movie:TBA
    Location: Channel #73
7
04/07/18
  • 10:00 am– 11:00 am
    Bingo With Prizes
    Location: The Sapphire Room
  • 10:00 am– 11:00 am
    Armchair Travel
    Location: The Sapphire Room
  • 1:30 pm– 2:30 pm
    Pilates & You
    Location: The Fitness Center
  • 4:00 pm– 5:00 pm
    French Connections with Koffi
    Location: The Sapphire Room
  • 7:00 pm– 9:00 pm
    Saturday Night Movie
    Location: The Sapphire Room/Channel #73
8
04/08/18
  • 9:00 am– 10:00 am
    Mass at St. Mary's Pickup
  • 10:00 am– 11:00 am
    Immanuel Lutheran Pickup
    Location: The Front Desk
  • 11:00 am– 1:00 pm
    Merion Sunday Brunch
    Location: The Emerald Lounge
  • 1:00 pm– 2:00 pm
    Balance, Fitness, & Strength
  • 2:30 pm– 4:30 pm
    Merion Scrabble Group
  • 7:00 pm– 8:00 pm
    Strings and Conversations w/ Jaime & Sandro
    Location: The Crystal Ballroom & Lounge, 529 Davis St, Evanston, IL 60201, USA
9
04/09/18
  • 10:00 am– 11:00 am
    Head to Toe Fitness
    Location: The Fitness Center
  • 2:00 pm– 4:00 pm
    Merion Game Day: Bridge
    Location: The Sapphire Room
  • 2:30 pm– 4:00 pm
    "Inspired by Art" Workshop
    Location: Arts and Crafts Studio
  • 7:00 pm– 9:00 pm
    Monday Night Football
    Location: The Sapphire Room/The Emerald Lounge
  • 7:00 pm– 8:00 pm
    Art Alive Programming
    Location: The Sapphire Room
10
04/10/18
  • 9:30 am– 10:30 am
    Workout Wonders w/Johnny
    Location: The Fitness Center
  • 3:00 pm– 4:00 pm
    History of an American Musical
    Location: The Sapphire Room
  • 7:00 pm– 8:00 pm
    Stop, Breathe, Think Meditation
    Location: The Conference Room
11
04/11/18
  • 11:00 am– 12:30 pm
    Merion Roundtable Discussion
    Location: The Sapphire Room
  • 1:00 pm– 2:00 pm
    Workout Wonders with Johnny
    Location: The Fitness Center
  • 3:30 pm– 4:30 pm
    Open Forum
    Location: The Crystal Ballroom & Lounge, 529 Davis St, Evanston, IL 60201, USA
12
04/12/18
  • 9:30 am– 10:30 am
    Tai Chi Fitness
    Location: The Fitness Center
  • 10:45 am– 12:00 pm
    The Writer's Group
    Location: The Sapphire Room
    ‘All-American Barbeque” style menu – sliders, hot dogs, potato salad, cole slaw, etc, etc Entertainment - country, bluegrass, folk, etc style
  • 12:30 pm– 1:30 pm
    Computer Drop in With Mickey
    Location: The Sterling Room
  • 7:00 pm– 10:00 pm
    Thursday Night Football: TBA
    Location: The Sapphire Room/The Emerald Lounge
13
04/13/18
  • 10:00 am– 11:00 am
    Aqua Aerobics
    Location: The Aquatic Center
  • 12:30 pm– 1:30 pm
    Walking Club with The Merion
    Location: The SappFront Desk
  • 1:30 pm– 2:30 pm
    NSV - Current Events Discussion
    Location: The Sapphire Room
  • 7:30 pm– 9:30 pm
    Friday Night Movie:TBA
    Location: Channel #73
14
04/14/18
  • 10:00 am– 11:00 am
    Armchair Travel
    Location: The Sapphire Room
  • 10:00 am– 11:00 am
    Bingo With Prizes
    Location: The Sapphire Room
  • 1:30 pm– 2:30 pm
    Pilates & You
    Location: The Fitness Center
  • 4:00 pm– 5:00 pm
    French Connections with Koffi
    Location: The Sapphire Room
  • 7:00 pm– 9:00 pm
    Saturday Night Movie
    Location: The Sapphire Room/Channel #73
15
04/15/18
  • 9:00 am– 10:00 am
    Mass at St. Mary's Pickup
  • 10:00 am– 11:00 am
    Immanuel Lutheran Pickup
    Location: The Front Desk
  • 11:00 am– 1:00 pm
    Merion Sunday Brunch
    Location: The Emerald Lounge
  • 1:00 pm– 2:00 pm
    Balance, Fitness, & Strength
  • 2:30 pm– 4:30 pm
    Merion Scrabble Group
  • 7:00 pm– 8:00 pm
    Strings and Conversation
    Location: The Emerald Lounge
16
04/16/18
  • 10:00 am– 11:00 am
    Head to Toe Fitness
    Location: The Fitness Center
  • 11:00 am– 1:00 pm
    Portraits in Aging w/ Ann
    Location: The Sapphire Room
  • 2:00 pm– 4:00 pm
    Merion Game Day: Bridge
    Location: The Sapphire Room
  • 2:30 pm– 4:00 pm
    "Inspired by Art" Workshop
    Location: Arts and Crafts Studio
  • 7:00 pm– 9:00 pm
    Monday Night Football
    Location: The Sapphire Room/The Emerald Lounge
  • 7:00 pm– 8:00 pm
    Art Alive Programming
    Location: The Sapphire Room
17
04/17/18
  • 9:30 am– 10:30 am
    Workout Wonders w/Johnny
    Location: The Fitness Center
  • 3:00 pm– 4:00 pm
    History of an American Musical
    Location: The Sapphire Room
  • 4:30 pm– 5:30 pm
    History with a Humorous Perspective
    Location: The Sapphire Room
  • 7:00 pm– 8:00 pm
    Stop, Breathe, Think Meditation
    Location: The Conference Room
18
04/18/18
  • 11:00 am– 12:30 pm
    Merion Roundtable Discussion
    Location: The Sapphire Room
  • 1:00 pm– 2:00 pm
    Workout Wonders with Johnny
    Location: The Fitness Center
  • 3:30 pm– 4:30 pm
    Open Forum
    Location: The Crystal Ballroom & Lounge, 529 Davis St, Evanston, IL 60201, USA
19
04/19/18
  • 9:30 am– 10:30 am
    Tai Chi Fitness
    Location: The Fitness Center
  • 10:45 am– 12:00 pm
    The Writer's Group
    Location: The Sapphire Room
    ‘All-American Barbeque” style menu – sliders, hot dogs, potato salad, cole slaw, etc, etc Entertainment - country, bluegrass, folk, etc style
  • 12:30 pm– 1:30 pm
    Computer Drop in With Mickey
    Location: The Sterling Room
  • 3:00 pm– 4:30 pm
    History of an American Musical
    Location: The Sapphire Room
  • 7:00 pm– 10:00 pm
    Thursday Night Football: TBA
    Location: The Sapphire Room/The Emerald Lounge
20
04/20/18
  • 10:00 am– 11:00 am
    Aqua Aerobics
    Location: The Aquatic Center
  • 12:30 pm– 1:30 pm
    Walking Club with The Merion
    Location: The SappFront Desk
  • 1:30 pm– 3:00 pm
    Radio Active Players w/ Maura Junius
    Location: The Sapphire Room
  • 7:30 pm– 9:30 pm
    Friday Night Movie:TBA
    Location: Channel #73
21
04/21/18
  • 10:00 am– 11:00 am
    Armchair Travel
    Location: The Sapphire Room
  • 10:00 am– 11:00 am
    Bingo With Prizes
    Location: The Sapphire Room
  • 1:30 pm– 2:30 pm
    Pilates & You
    Location: The Fitness Center
  • 4:00 pm– 5:00 pm
    French Connections with Koffi
    Location: The Sapphire Room
  • 7:00 pm– 9:00 pm
    Saturday Night Movie
    Location: The Sapphire Room/Channel #73
22
04/22/18
  • 9:00 am– 10:00 am
    Mass at St. Mary's Pickup
  • 10:00 am– 11:00 am
    Immanuel Lutheran Pickup
    Location: The Front Desk
  • 11:00 am– 1:00 pm
    Merion Sunday Brunch
    Location: The Emerald Lounge
  • 1:00 pm– 2:00 pm
    Balance, Fitness, & Strength
  • 2:00 pm– 3:30 pm
    Earth Day Herb Garden Workshop
    Location: Arts & Crafts Studio
  • 4:00 pm– 5:00 pm
    Simply Yoga w/Elana
    Location: The Fitness Center
  • 7:00 pm– 8:00 pm
    Strings and Conversations w/ Jaime & Sandro
    Location: The Crystal Ballroom & Lounge, 529 Davis St, Evanston, IL 60201, USA
23
04/23/18
  • 10:00 am– 11:00 am
    Head to Toe Fitness
    Location: The Fitness Center
  • 2:00 pm– 4:00 pm
    Merion Game Day: Bridge
    Location: The Sapphire Room
  • 2:30 pm– 4:00 pm
    "Inspired by Art" Workshop
    Location: Arts and Crafts Studio
  • 7:00 pm– 9:00 pm
    Monday Night Football
    Location: The Sapphire Room/The Emerald Lounge
  • 7:00 pm– 8:00 pm
    Art Alive Programming
    Location: The Sapphire Room
24
04/24/18
  • 9:30 am– 10:30 am
    Workout Wonders w/Johnny
    Location: The Fitness Center
  • 3:00 pm– 4:00 pm
    History of an American Musical
    Location: The Sapphire Room
  • 7:00 pm– 8:00 pm
    Stop, Breathe, Think Meditation
    Location: The Conference Room
25
04/25/18
  • 11:00 am– 12:30 pm
    Merion Roundtable Discussion
    Location: The Sapphire Room
  • 1:00 pm– 2:00 pm
    Workout Wonders with Johnny
    Location: The Fitness Center
  • 3:30 pm– 4:30 pm
    Open Forum
    Location: The Crystal Ballroom & Lounge, 529 Davis St, Evanston, IL 60201, USA
26
04/26/18
  • 9:30 am– 10:30 am
    Tai Chi Fitness
    Location: The Fitness Center
  • 10:45 am– 12:00 pm
    The Writer's Group
    Location: The Sapphire Room
    ‘All-American Barbeque” style menu – sliders, hot dogs, potato salad, cole slaw, etc, etc Entertainment - country, bluegrass, folk, etc style
  • 12:30 pm– 1:30 pm
    Computer Drop in With Mickey
    Location: The Sterling Room
  • 2:00 pm– 4:00 pm
    Merion Talent Showcase
    Location: The Crystal Ballroom & Lounge, 529 Davis St, Evanston, IL 60201, USA
  • 7:00 pm– 10:00 pm
    Thursday Night Football: TBA
    Location: The Sapphire Room/The Emerald Lounge
27
04/27/18
  • 10:00 am– 11:00 am
    Aqua Aerobics
    Location: The Aquatic Center
  • 12:30 pm– 1:30 pm
    Walking Club with The Merion
    Location: The SappFront Desk
  • 1:30 pm– 2:30 pm
    NSV - Current Events Discussion
    Location: The Sapphire Room
  • 7:30 pm– 9:30 pm
    Friday Night Movie:TBA
    Location: Channel #73
28
04/28/18
  • 10:00 am– 11:00 am
    Armchair Travel
    Location: The Sapphire Room
  • 10:00 am– 11:00 am
    Bingo With Prizes
    Location: The Sapphire Room
  • 1:30 pm– 2:30 pm
    Pilates & You
    Location: The Fitness Center
  • 4:00 pm– 5:00 pm
    French Connections with Koffi
    Location: The Sapphire Room
  • 7:00 pm– 9:00 pm
    Saturday Night Movie
    Location: The Sapphire Room/Channel #73
29
04/29/18
  • 9:00 am– 10:00 am
    Mass at St. Mary's Pickup
  • 10:00 am– 11:00 am
    Immanuel Lutheran Pickup
    Location: The Front Desk
  • 11:00 am– 1:00 pm
    Merion Sunday Brunch
    Location: The Emerald Lounge
  • 1:00 pm– 2:00 pm
    Balance, Fitness, & Strength
  • 2:30 pm– 4:30 pm
    Merion Scrabble Group
  • 4:00 pm– 5:00 pm
    Simply Yoga w/Elana
    Location: The Fitness Center
  • 7:00 pm– 8:00 pm
    Strings and Conversation
    Location: The Emerald Lounge
30
04/30/18
  • 10:00 am– 11:00 am
    Head to Toe Fitness
    Location: The Fitness Center
  • 11:00 am– 1:00 pm
    Portraits in Aging w/ Ann
    Location: The Sapphire Room
  • 2:00 pm– 4:00 pm
    Merion Game Day: Bridge
    Location: The Sapphire Room
  • 2:30 pm– 4:00 pm
    "Inspired by Art" Workshop
    Location: Arts and Crafts Studio
  • 7:00 pm– 8:00 pm
    Art Alive Programming
    Location: The Sapphire Room
  • 7:00 pm– 9:00 pm
    Monday Night Football
    Location: The Sapphire Room/The Emerald Lounge