Topics covered in this module (included as part of the 8 week class):

  • Information on the company and the culture
  • Features, benefits and differentiators of the company and the community
  • The requirements and expectations for residency
  • Types of health care services that are offered
  • Description of the types & quantities of the rooms
  • Rules and Guidelines for the community
  • Culinary options
  • Buy-in, Month-to-month and other costs
Your Teacher:
Susan Adams is the Community Relations Director at Merrill Gardens of Willow Glen.  Set in San Jose’s Willow Glen neighborhood, Merrill Gardens offers easy senior living in a modern building with large apartments.  Enjoy the small-town feel and being within walking distance of outdoor cafe’s, coffee shops, boutiques and bookstores.  The high-ceilinged, airy building features a well-appointed library, comfortable living rooms and social meeting areas with Wi-Fi, a piano and pool table. The residence is easy to get around in with its centrally located gym, dining room, laundry room and more. Utilize ample parking available in the residence’s underground lot.


  • Merrill Gardens owns and operates 28 senior living communities in four states with a focus on “lifestyle”
  • This family company extends back to the 1890s
  • Privately owned and family run company
  • Communities located in:
  • Alabama, Arizona, California, Georgia, Nevada and Washington
  • Dedicated to quality and built on a strong foundation of family, community, long-term commitment and entrepreneurial spirit

Willow Glen Facility:

  • 95 senior living apartments
  • Studios, one and two bedroom apartments
  • Independent living
  • Assisted living with 24-hour trained staff to help with ADLs
  • Personal Pathways – “Garden House” 13 rooms: memory care
  • Respite care short-term stay program (up to 30 days)
  • Month to month fee
  • 60-Day Guarantee: complete satisfaction with nothing to lose
  • Anytime Dining: 7am to 7pm, 7 days a week
  • Private dining room available for special events
  • Active Living: physical, social, intellectual, emotional, spiritual
  • On-site active living director
  • Crafts, musical performances and educational programs
  • Scheduled transportation
  • Weekly housekeeping and linen services
  • 24-hour staff
  • Beauty salon and barber shop
  • Organized workout program
  • Pets allowed

Contact Information
Susan Adams, CSA
Community Relations Director 
Merrill Gardens – Willow Glen
1420 Curci Dr.
San Jose, Ca. 95125

Phone: 408-283-0941