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Merrill Gardens to hold groundbreaking ceremony, July 29


ANTHEM – Merrill Gardens at Anthem is holding a groundbreaking ceremony on Wednesday, July 29, at 9 a.m.

This new senior living community, located off Meridian Drive in Anthem, is set to start taking reservations in fall 2015. The community will have 127 apartments for seniors, with various levels of care offered.

The community is invited to attend the July 29 groundbreaking. A reception will be held after the ceremony, with a variety of breakfast items.

“We have received such a warm welcome, and we are really looking forward to the chance to celebrate the groundbreaking for our Merrill Gardens senior living community with the residents of Anthem,” said Bill Pettit, President, R.D. Merrill Company. 

Pettit will be speaking at the groundbreaking, as will Chad Lorentz of Urbal Architecture, Lew Rees of the Anthem Area Chamber of Commerce, and Tim Fyke of the Anthem Community Council.

The two-story planned facility will include a wide array of amenities, including an enclosed courtyard, outdoor pool, wellness center, theater room, library, beauty salon, several lounges, a casual dining bistro, and a restaurant style dining room.  Merrill Gardens’ dining program allows residents to order restaurant style meals with no set meal hours. The 120,000 sq. ft. facility will offer studio and one and two bedroom apartments and will provide residents with the option of independent living, assisted living, or memory care. 

Check for updates on Merrill Gardens at Anthem online at and Interested residents can see amenities at Merrill Gardens’ Arizona locations in Gilbert and Goodyear. Merrill Gardens can be reached by phone at 1(800) 379-8831.