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Patrick Robinson
Dawn Schaper, Executive Director for Brookdale Senior Living West Seattle did the honors for the ribbon cutting signifying the new ownership and name change from Emeritus to Brookdale.

Ribbon cutting marks the official take over of Emeritus by Brookdale

The Senior living center at 4611 35th SW that began as Merrill Gardens, then changed to Emeritus for a brief time has changed identities and ownership one more time to become Brookdale Senior Living. The company owns ten centers in the Greater Seattle area and more than 1,100 nationwide. It is the largest senior living company in the nation. The company also now owns the former Merrill Gardens/Emeritius location in the Admiral District on California Ave. SW.

The company, headquartered in Brentwood, Tennessee acquired Emeritus in February at a cost of $1.4 billion in stock, with the full transaction valued at $2.8 billion. Emeritus bought the 37 Merrill Gardens communities that were for sale in August of 2013. There are still Merrill Gardens communities and the company still exists.

Brookdale merged with Emeritus in July of 2014 to form The New Brookdale.

Emeritus as a company was dissolved in the merger.

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