One of the Best Assisted Living Communities in Charlotte, NC
Atria MerryWood is a hospitable senior community with all the grace and charm of southern living. On a sunny day, take a walk around the beautiful grounds, full of flowering trees and bushes. Invite family and friends to spend the night in the two-story brick guesthouse on the premises. Located in the heart of Charlotte, North Carolina, Atria MerryWood received a 2007 Platinum Award from the National Assisted Living Nurses Association.
We cherish our residents, and the dedicated staff at Atria MerryWood strives to provide the highest quality of care possible. The spacious senior housing and outstanding senior care reflect the caregivers' commitment to making Atria MerryWood the finest independent and assisted living community around.
Private dining room available for special occasions
Resident garden space
Community laundry service
Town car service
Scheduled transportation to local appointments, errands and events
Wi-Fi in common areas
On-site parking for residents and guests
Full-service salon and spa offering styling, manicure and pedicure services
Off-site swimming pool privileges
Physical therapy room
Emergency alert pendant or wristband
Nurses on call 24/7
Wellness center offering checkups and monitoring
Escort and transfer assistance available
Selection of floor plans
Balcony or patio
Kitchen or kitchenette
Emergency alert system
Individual thermostat control
Housekeeping and linen services
Maintenance of apartment, community and grounds
A Message from Our Executive Director Heather Anderson
I've worked with older adults for 15 years now, and I feel blessed to have the opportunity to serve such wise, resilient people. At Atria MerryWood, we consider it an honor to help our residents enjoy life to the fullest, while we take care of everyday responsibilities. Reach out to me with your questions about our community or senior living in general. I'm here to help.
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Distinguishing factors for senior living
My mother-in-law lived at MerryWood for 2.5 years and my mother is still living at MerryWood, after nearly three years. While no place is perfect, there are several distinctions that...
My mother-in-law lived at MerryWood for 2.5 years and my mother is still living at MerryWood, after nearly three years. While no place is perfect, there are several distinctions that should be considered about MerryWood. The location on Park Road is exceptional - near banks, shopping, restaurants, churches, and within easy access of uptown Charlotte. The apartments are well laid out - far more so than in the nearly fifteen communities we visited. The one-bedroom apartments are "real" apartments, designed without emphasis on squeezing in as many people as some communities do. In particular, my mother loves her balcony and tends a garden of seasonal flowers all year. The ability to walk to a central elevator and then take a short walk to a common dining room - without walking outside - is a much bigger positive than you might initially consider. The number and variety of activities is remarkable - far better than many communities. Some activities are "simple" but well done. The exercise offerings are excellent, and the grounds provide a safe and beautiful place to walk. The food is good, but the most important thing is that MerryWood ensures that all residents are welcomed at meals. "Holding seats" is not allowed, and the host or hostess always does a good job of seating residents with companions with whom they have common interests. The housekeeping staff is attentive. Finally, the rental model fits real needs better than an ownership model.
- Beth Hardin, Family MemberThank you
It's been exactly one month since our mother moved into MerryWood, a decision she came to on her own. When she told us she was ready to leave her home...
It's been exactly one month since our mother moved into MerryWood, a decision she came to on her own. When she told us she was ready to leave her home of 40+ years we started looking and after one visit to MerryWood we felt we had found the perfect home for her. The staff was friendly and fun. The residents seemed happy and the apartment was lovely. Mom had just been diagnosed with Aphasia which affects her communication skills and memory. She needed help with everything. Immediately the staff at MerryWood responded to her needs. She had almost stopped eating before the move and now she eats a good meal three times a day (the food is great!). She is getting physical therapy right there on-site and is already walking better and getting stronger. We hadn't realized how stressed she was living alone and now she is smiling again and enjoying life. We couldn't be happier! I would like to give a personal thanks to Denise who originally showed us around. We fell in love with her immediately! Also Billy who made everything right in the apartment. The restaurant staff already knows what she likes and treats her with such care. It's important that the family enjoys visiting and feels welcome and we absolutely do. If you are considering MerryWood for a loved one you will not regret the decision. They truly care.
- Julie Haldane, Family MemberWonderful community at Atria MerryWood
I have spent most of my waking hours over the past few weeks at Atria MerryWood, first moving my parents' furniture and belongings to their new apartment and then helping...
I have spent most of my waking hours over the past few weeks at Atria MerryWood, first moving my parents' furniture and belongings to their new apartment and then helping my parents make their transition to living there. We are grateful and thrilled by this move. Everyone from staff to residents are pleasant, helpful and supportive. The food is excellent and there are support services available which include assistance with bathing, washing clothes, house keeping, hearing aids and the list goes on. My parents have everything they need including worship services, a happy hour, live music, movies and are making new friends - all within just a few steps from their door. After just eight days into their transition to life at MerryWood, their outlook on life has improved; they are much less fearful about what the day holds and they appear more vital and alive. Atria MerryWood has been a life-changer for all of us. My parents are safe, cared for and happy. When I leave after our visits, I no longer carry worry in my heart; I carry a smile. We love Atria MerryWood!
- Becky Tin, Family Member
Top Notch Staff!
Spent quite a bit of time researching options for my 89 year old father who was suddenly in need of a change in living arrangements. Should have started at...
Spent quite a bit of time researching options for my 89 year old father who was suddenly in need of a change in living arrangements. Should have started at MerryWood first as there is no question that the right choice was there. From initial tours with the patient expertise of Denise Cobb, to the final tour with Dad and family members I knew it was a fit. Residents are happy and thriving and the overall feeling of "Home" is present when under the MerryWood roof. I am hopeful that my Dad will be able to enjoy his golden years full of happiness and comfort at this wonderful facility.
- Kristofer Vogel, Family Member
Expertly Answered Questions
I spoke with Joshua Bigby when trying to determine whether or not Merrywood would be a good fit for my mother. After several emails and a long telephone conversation in...
I spoke with Joshua Bigby when trying to determine whether or not Merrywood would be a good fit for my mother. After several emails and a long telephone conversation in which Joshua patiently described the amenities and advantages of the different levels of care, we determined that my mother might be best served to stay where she is for now. But even given that, Joshua offered several different options for memory care for my mother when we decided it was time for her to move.