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Destination, Evanston. In love with a city.


Few residents of Chicago retirement communities can say they perform at halftime for a NCAA college basketball game. But 14 who do are residents […]

Expand Your Mind and Social Network


She’s sitting eye to eye with a pair of 17-year-old high school students. Jackie Mattfeld is one of about 30 residents at The Merion […]

Fill The Gap Program at The Merion


The Fill the Gap program created by Highland Park High School students Halle Michael and Samara Michael is enjoyed by many residents at The Merion. […]

The Merion Senior Wildcat Dance Team Performs at Northwestern Basketball Game


The Merion Senior Wildcat Dance Team performed with the Northwestern University cheerleading team in an exciting halftime performance at Northwestern’s basketball game against Rutgers […]

The Merion offers an LGBT-inclusive senior living experience


Originally posted on Windy City Times. Nestled three short blocks away from Lake Michigan in downtown Evanston, the Merion offers older adults a place […]

The Merion Becomes Illinois’ First Credentialed LGBT-friendly Senior Living Community


In downtown Evanston, The Merion senior living community is committed to meeting the needs of all older adults, including the growing lesbian, gay and […]

The Merion Residents, Staff Connect with Kids and Community Heroes


Every year, the Evanston Fire Department responds to approximate 10,000 calls for fire-related and emergency medical services. On May 4, more than a dozen […]

Resident Hands-On in Retirement


Few people decide to reenter the job market at age 87. According the 2017 U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, only 8% of adults age […]

The Merion Partners with Kids for Heartwarming Tribute to Police


  A young boy with his preschool class walks into The Merion a cold January morning and quickly melts the hearts of residents and […]

The Merion Feeds Passion to Help Others and Introduces New Program


Can by can and box by box, hundreds of pounds of nonperishable food recently stacked up at The Merion to start the 2017 holiday […]