By Elaine Whitesides
Morgan County Business Leader
Morgan County residents may know that Miller’s Merry Manor has been in Mooresville for the last 30 years, but they may be surprised to learn a few things about the business.
In 1964, Wallace and Connie Miller purchased a former County Home. Their original vision was to provide long-term healthcare for the aging. That vision blossomed and in 1982, the Millers purchased the Country Nursing Home in Mooresville renaming it Miller’s Merry Manor. Then in 2005, the organization created Miller’s Senior Living Community with the addition of another building with 49 independent and assisted living apartments.
Today it is a company that now provides long- and short-term care, rehabilitation therapy, transitional care and most recently, home health care. Miller’s Senior Living and the Community Miller’s Senior Living is an active part of the community they serve. They sponsor up to four community events each month with Community Relations Director Tracy Davis fulfilling that mission. From a pumpkin festival to the annual fashion show, Davis says, “We’re always doing something for the residents and community so they come to know about our facility and the offerings we have. We do a lot of community outreach.”
“It goes both ways,” adds Executive Director Mark Emerson. “It’s good for our residents to have people in and out of the building, but also, we like to bring people into our facility to showcase what we can do.
“We feel like we are a part of the neighborhood and we are here to provide solutions to the elderly and their families. We have been a part of the community for 30 years and we take pride in being in Morgan County.
“It is what the people at Miller’s Senior Living can do for the community as a whole that is important to Emerson. He says, “Can you imagine you are 75-years-old and you have to go in for a knee replacement? You’re trying to get out of the hospital and function. What would you do if you didn’t have nursing care? We try to be proactive regarding the community. We want to educate the community in what we can provide to those people who have a need.”Download the full November 2012 Edition here.