Aging on a limited income with various illnesses is hard. Over and over, we hear how it is the people, the heart and the kindness they find living at Northaven that makes life worthwhile. If you go to the lobby of Northaven Assisted Living, you might see resident Sheri Merrick spreading sunshine as she interacts with other residents and participates in programs there.
How did you come to Northaven?
I lived at Northaven Independent Living for several years. Northaven was suggested by a friend whose grandparents lived here. This past spring, I moved to Northaven Assisted Living when health issues made the care I receive here a better fit.
What gives you joy?
Growing up, my mom called me “Little Miss Sunshine.” I really enjoy people. The best thing about living at Northaven is the dear friends I’ve made. My mantra is “laughter is the best medicine.”
What programs do you enjoy?
I stay active and involved. I like “Art with Kat,” the exercise program, Wii bowling, the socials and the live music programs.
What is your background?
I was born in Bremerton in 1945 and had a long history of working in retail, including Nordstrom and the Bon/Macy’s. I was exacting and conscientious in how the merchandise was displayed and really enjoyed helping customers and my coworkers.