Moving Mercy Forward For The Next Generation


We’ve been hard at work moving Mercy forward. Ground broke on our $36.2 million revitalization project in 2018 at Mercy Retirement & Care Center and will be completed in Spring 2022. The Moving Mercy Forward Revitalization Project is focused on accessibility, sustainability and quality of life for our current and future residents.

Enhancing Quality of Life

Renovations to our Assisted Living Tower are not just creating new showers and updating bathrooms, but we’ve enhanced residents’ privacy and dignity. Our enlarged chapel has increased accessibility to worship. The new library, art center, theater, wellness center, and bistro are added spaces where our residents can safely build community and do the things they love. 

“I’ve been a volunteer at Mercy for 17 years and am incredibly proud of the physical changes we’re making to increase residents’ enjoyment of their Mercy home. The new library, art studio, wellness center and outdoor patio – just a few of the remarkable new and timely amenities – are terrific resources to help residents safely gather and do the things they love. My family and I are committed to Mercy’s success, and I am impressed and proud to have been part of this historic renovation project on behalf of residents.”

Christine Whelan, Mercy Board Chair and Campaign Co-Chair

Preparing Mercy For What’s Ahead

As we serve the Silent Generation, we prepare for Baby Boomers who will push senior living needs to unprecedented levels. In addition, the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on vulnerable elders has highlighted the importance of holistic care and sufficient space to social distance and continue activities safely.

“At the heart of Mercy is our 160 residents and 170 team members. The pandemic hit about a year into construction of Mercy’s Repositioning Project, and it has been a blessing to see that the Project includes key elements needed for senior living in a post-COVID era. The Project has always been about accessibility, sustainability and quality of life, and the new gathering and outdoor spaces support environmental wellness, connection and community. Now more than ever, we see the importance of aging in place that fosters purpose and social connectedness. I am so grateful for everyone who has stepped up to support our residents through the Moving Mercy Forward campaign. We have accomplished so much together and look forward to the continuation of Mercy’s legacy for decades to come.” 

Adriene Iverson, Elder Care Alliance President and CEO

Through the generosity of our many donors, the Moving Mercy Forward campaign has raised more than $5 million for the revitalization project. We look forward to ensuring our residents of today and tomorrow have an enjoyable and dignifying place to live. Thank you to all who have helped move Mercy forward on behalf of our seniors.

Serving Bay Area Seniors Since 1872

Established in 1872 by the Sisters of Mercy, Mercy Retirement and Care Center was founded on a deep sense of faith, dignity, and compassion. In 1907 senior care services relocated from San Francisco to the present five-acre Oakland campus. Since then, more than 10,000 residents have passed through Mercy’s doors. Via a scholarship-type program, Mercy provides care for residents who have outlived their resources. Mercy is the sole Catholic retirement home in the Oakland diocese.

Beautifully renovated apartments are now open in Mercy’s Assisted Living Tower. Please call us today to learn more or schedule a visit.

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Elder Care Alliance

1301 Marina Village Parkway
Suite 210
Alameda, CA 94501

Phone: (510) 630-2560

Fax: (510) 769-2735

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