My Visit to Merica House

My Visit to Merica House

By Linda Hadley

On Sunday, August 4th, I had the privilege of attending Maureen Shields’ birthday party at Merica House. Quite the festive occasion, there was a delicious spread of goodies as well as bountiful beverage options. I enjoyed chatting with several of the residents and their family members while munching on chocolate cake and fresh fruit

As many of you know, the Civitan Club of Tysons, along with the District Foundation, has granted Merica House more than $50,000 over the past several years. Merica House is a home for severely physically disabled individuals located at Bailey’s Crossroads. Currently they have seven residents.

Merica House has put Civitan’s money to good use by renovating both kitchens at the facility, by purchasing specialized computer equipment so that non-verbal clients can communicate, and most recently, by the installation of beautiful new flooring.

The last time I visited Merica House, their flooring was a disaster. Not only hideously ugly, the floor tiles were cracked, buckling, and in some cases held down by duct tape or packing tape. The Tysons club and the Foundation provided the $9000 necessary to replace the floors. The results are stunning!

Beautiful faux wood floors allow the heavy motorized wheelchairs to guide effortlessly around the apartments. The floors are no longer treacherous for ambulatory staff, family members, and visitors. And best of all, they look fabulous! And who doesn’t want their home to look fabulous?!

See the lovely article with pictures that Linda published.  My Visit to Merica House

See more pictures from Maureen’s birthday part. Maureen’s Birthday

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