Island House residents appear in Merrill Gardens 20th anniversary video

Island House residents have a few seconds of fame in Merrill Gardens' 20th anniversary video.

Residents from each of the company’s 56 senior living communities in nine states are featured. The video, produced to highlight each community's unique characteristics, shows the seniors "dancing into the future."

Island House seniors are shown dancing at Fruitland Landing on Mercer Island at 3:29 minutes. The video's background music is by internationally acclaimed composer Gary Schyman. His music was also used in the "Where is Matt" videos that featured Seattle resident Matt Harding dancing all over the world.

Each Merrill Gardens community was given a video camera and asked to submit a unique contribution in the form of a short video clip that was then edited into the final five-minute video montage. Residents and team members are seen dancing in a various locations around the country.

Merrill Gardens began operations with one community in Seattle in 1993. Over 8,000 seniors reside at the 56 locations in nine states. Merrill Gardens now has over 2,700 team members and many of them are also featured in the 20th anniversary video. Merrill Gardens is one of the top owner/operators of assisted living retirement communities in the country. The family-owned private company, based in Seattle, has been named the 'Family Business of the Year' three times in the past 10 years by the Family Business Institute.

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