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Reviews for Meridian at Lake San Marcos

Posted On: 6/25/2020

By: Jane Smith     Verified Resident
Source: SURVEY Read Property Manager's Response

Thank you for taking the time to leave us this fantastic review! We strive to provide an excellent experience for our residents and their families here at Meridian at Lake San Marcos. Thanks again!

Posted On: 6/25/2020

By: Shelby Castro     Verified Resident
Source: SURVEY Read Property Manager's Response

Hi, thank you so much for the positive review and high rating! Hope your day is fantastic!

Posted On: 6/25/2020

I am a healthcare vendor and have been working with the Meridian for a few years now. I can honestly say this is such a great community and everyone there is a pleasure to work with. The whole leadership team is wonderful and always willing to answer questions, it’s also nice that the same team has been there and consistent for so long. Tee, in particular, is so on top of everything and is always looking out for her residents and staff. I always look forward to my visits to the Meridian.
By: Shelby C.     Verified Resident
Source: GOOGLE PLACES Read Property Manager's Response

Thank you so much for your positive review! We are very proud of our community and memory care program. We have a fantastic Executive Director who fosters an atmosphere of acceptance and warmth. He and the outstanding staff genuinely care for all our residents, and their families. We have engaging and interesting activities in our homey cottages for our residents.

Posted On: 6/19/2020

Thanks so much Meridian, Executive director Launa Cornell, and all the amazing staff for keeping my mom, Gwen Payne, safe during this pandemic. We pay close attention to the detailed emails you send about all precautions being taken and mom assures us that it has all being carefully implemented. Though we miss hanging out with her in person, her safety and the safety of the other residents is the top priority. She misses eating with friends in the dining room, but has learned to enjoy room service, and especially looks forward to the Friday Fun Cart that has been bringing special treats like fresh doughnuts and coffee, wine and cheese, and other goodies in the afternoon. She’s so glad she chose to make her home at the Meridian!
By: Melani O'Brien     Verified Resident
Source: FACEBOOK Read Property Manager's Response

Hello, thank you for your positive review, we are grateful to see that you feel this way! We strive to provide excellent care and service to our residents and their families at Meridian at Lake San Marcos. Thank you again, we hope you have a wonderful day!

Posted On: 6/19/2020

Thanks so much Meridian, Executive director Launa Cornell, and all the amazing staff for keeping my mom, Gwen Payne, safe during this pandemic. We pay close attention to the detailed emails you send about all precautions being taken and mom assures us that it has all being carefully implemented. Though we miss hanging out with her in person, her safety and the safety of the other residents is the top priority. She misses eating with friends in the dining room, but has learned to enjoy room service, and especially looks forward to the Friday Fun Cart that has been bringing special treats like fresh doughnuts and coffee, wine and cheese, and other goodies in the afternoon. She’s so glad she chose to make her home at the Meridian!
By: Melani O'Brien     Verified Resident
Source: FACEBOOK Read Property Manager's Response

Hello, thank you for your positive review, we are grateful to see that you feel this way! We strive to provide excellent care and service to our residents and their families at Meridian at Lake San Marcos. Thank you again, we hope you have a wonderful day!

Posted On: 6/18/2020

Hats off to the Meridian Team for helping get my dad settled and moved into his new apartment! Special shout out to Rosio for setting up his things so well. And to Sean, Austin and their crew for doing all the heavy lifting! Truly a great place even in these crazy times!! Thank you all!!
By: Melissa McQueen Marquardt     Verified Resident
Source: FACEBOOK Read Property Manager's Response

Thank you for your positive review, we appreciate your feedback! We always strive to provide top quality service and care to every resident AND their families. We are so are pleased to hear this! Thank you again, we hope that you have a wonderful day.

Posted On: 6/18/2020

Hats off to the Meridian Team for helping get my dad settled and moved into his new apartment! Special shout out to Rosio for setting up his things so well. And to Sean, Austin and their crew for doing all the heavy lifting! Truly a great place even in these crazy times!! Thank you all!!
By: Melissa McQueen Marquardt     Verified Resident
Source: FACEBOOK Read Property Manager's Response

Thank you for your positive review, we appreciate your feedback! We always strive to provide top quality service and care to every resident AND their families. We are so are pleased to hear this! Thank you again, we hope that you have a wonderful day.

Posted On: 6/17/2020

I moved into The Meridian One year ago. I chose to move to the Meridian because it is The best Independent Living community in all of San Diego and a dear friend recommended me to move here. When I first came to the Meridian I fell in love with the community. The community offers everything you could possibly want. It offers meals, activities, and many different amenities. The food and service is amazing. The first thing I noticed when I arrived to the meridian was all the smiling and happy staff members. The first person I met was Austin and he is a doll. He made moving into the Meridian as simple as it could possibly be. There are so many activities to choose from at the meridian. My favorite activities are Exercise, Wii bowling, Bingo, and poker. There are so many others that I look forward to trying when this virus is over. I live in a one bedroom apartment that has a full kitchen, laundry room, and a beautiful walk in shower. My apartment has every amenity that I could possibly need. I really enjoy living at The meridian and look forward to many fun years to come.
By: Murl Filer     Verified Resident
Source: FACEBOOK Read Property Manager's Response

You have such a beautiful attitude, I know it has not been easy being quarantined. Thank you to the staff Meridian at Lake San Marcos for stepping up and protecting the health of your residents with all the procedures you enacted. The many innovative ways you have tried to keep everyone’s spirits up have been welcomed during these trying times. Hoping for a quick return to opening back up. Love you Mom ???????

Posted On: 6/17/2020

I moved into The Meridian One year ago. I chose to move to the Meridian because it is The best Independent Living community in all of San Diego and a dear friend recommended me to move here. When I first came to the Meridian I fell in love with the community. The community offers everything you could possibly want. It offers meals, activities, and many different amenities. The food and service is amazing. The first thing I noticed when I arrived to the meridian was all the smiling and happy staff members. The first person I met was Austin and he is a doll. He made moving into the Meridian as simple as it could possibly be. There are so many activities to choose from at the meridian. My favorite activities are Exercise, Wii bowling, Bingo, and poker. There are so many others that I look forward to trying when this virus is over. I live in a one bedroom apartment that has a full kitchen, laundry room, and a beautiful walk in shower. My apartment has every amenity that I could possibly need. I really enjoy living at The meridian and look forward to many fun years to come.
By: Murl Filer     Verified Resident
Source: FACEBOOK Read Property Manager's Response

You have such a beautiful attitude, I know it has not been easy being quarantined. Thank you to the staff Meridian at Lake San Marcos for stepping up and protecting the health of your residents with all the procedures you enacted. The many innovative ways you have tried to keep everyone’s spirits up have been welcomed during these trying times. Hoping for a quick return to opening back up. Love you Mom ???????

Posted On: 6/17/2020

We have taken our kids to The Meridian at Lake San Marcos a few times to participate in fun events their Activities Department planned for their residents. Thank you, Dina Scalia , Activity Director for planning these events such as Easter Egg Hunting & Halloween Trick or Treating and inviting the community as well. It is obvious how you go above and beyond to bring joy and happiness to the residents. Our kids look forward to the next fun event they get to partake in.... and they love The Meridian cookies!
By: Wal Robinson     Verified Resident
Source: GOOGLE PLACES Read Property Manager's Response

Thank you for your positive review, we appreciate your feedback! We always strive to provide top quality service and care to every resident and their families. We are so are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your experience here at Meridian at Lake San Marcos. Thank you again, we hope that you have a wonderful day.

Posted On: 6/17/2020

We moved into the Meridian at Lake San Marcos a few months ago. The Meridian staff did everything they could possibly do to help us move into the community in light of the corona virus. The first person person we met was Austin and he made us feel welcome and at home from the moment we first arrived to the Meridian. Our experience thus far has been exceptional. All of our meals have been delivered to us because of the virus. Although things have been slowly beginning to reopen. We look forward to dining in the dining room very soon and meeting all the other residents. We also get weekly housekeeping. Our housekeeper Kay is great. She does not miss a beat. We moved into a beautiful lake view two bedroom apartment that has all the amenities that we need.The showers are all walk in so there is no stepping into a tub needed.This makes it very easy to take a shower. Our apartment even has a full kitchen. We could make meals if we chose to but its not needed with our meals included daily. We also have a wonderful balcony that we sit on every morning and get our much needed vitamin D. In front of your apartment you even have space to personalize your door step. This makes it very easy to find your home when you fist arrive to the meridian. Our Director Launa has done an amazing job during this pandemic. She has made sure all the residents are safe and healthy. She has been upfront with everything going on in the community by sending us weekly updates. We are so happy to be living here. If you are looking for a wonderful place to live we highly recommend that you come and look at the Meridian.
By: Delores Gaudino     Verified Resident
Source: GOOGLE PLACES Read Property Manager's Response

Thank you for your positive review, we appreciate your feedback! We always strive to provide top quality service and care to every resident and their families. We are so are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your experience here at Meridian at Lake San Marcos. Thank you again, we hope that you have a wonderful day.

Posted On: 6/16/2020

Austin Irwin is a Super Hero ! My sister moved to Meridian a few weeks ago and thanks to all of Austin's help has settled in quite nicely. This was not a move that was taken lightly. She had downsized from a large and lovely home in Encinitas, to a smaller rental house, until she had a chance to decide which retirement community would best suit her needs. We visited NUMEROUS places in the San Diego area ~ and I think she came to see Meridian 3 times..just to be sure that this would be a good fit. Personally I can't tell you how many times I called Austin and how many questions I asked, not only for myself, but for Sandy. Once her decision was made ~ he made sure everything fell right into place. She has a 'room mate' ~ her beloved dog Zip who never missed a beat, was welcome, and has also become quite comfortable in her new surroundings. Understandably, these are not the ideal times in which to make a move like this - but Austin and Meridian have made a challenging situation 'doable' with their understanding, support and professionalism. Forever grateful ~ My sisters happiness and comfort mean the world to me. A million thanks.
By: Patty Ambrose     Verified Resident
Source: GOOGLE PLACES Read Property Manager's Response

Thank you for your positive review, we appreciate your feedback! We always strive to provide top quality service and care to every resident and their families. We are so are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your experience here at Meridian at Lake San Marcos. Thank you again, we hope that you have a wonderful day.

Posted On: 6/16/2020

The first feeling you have when you come into the Meridian is it feels like a 5 star hotel with a beautiful dining room. The food here is very good and their is plenty to choose from on the menu. The chef Mark does a great job with the resources he has. If you enjoy a glass of wine the Meridian bar has has a great selection. One of the reasons we chose the Meridian is because of the happy and smiling staff members. The first person we met at the Meridian was Austin and he made us feel right at home. Austin helped me find the perfect apartment for my needs. It has all the amenities i could possibly need and more. I am writing this review during the Covid 19 pandemic and I just want to say how great of a job The Meridian staff have done at keeping us all safe and keeping us entertained. I am so happy to be a part of the Meridian Family.
By: Cecilia Hildebrand     Verified Resident
Source: GOOGLE PLACES Read Property Manager's Response

Hi Cecilia, thank you very much for taking the time to leave us this positive review for our team at Meridian at Lake San Marcos. We appreciate it & so do our other reviewers at Google. We hope to see you again soon!

Posted On: 6/16/2020

I am so in awe of the Activity Director Dina and the Assisted Activity Director Ann. These two have accomplished miracles during this corona virus lockdown. They have managed to entertain 270+ residents who are cooped up feeling isolated and antsy. Procuring Channel 47 in house has been terrific showing exercises, yoga, entertainers, movies, church service, etc. The Fun Carts are the best! These two people decorate the cart, select the music to announce their arrival, fill the cart with the goodies and proceed to go door to door delivering beer & pretzels/birthday cupcakes/ice cream/chips & soda/margaritas/cookies & lemonade/Hawaiian Punch cocktails/fresh fruit etc. Top it off they themselves are decorated with home-made hats and leis and other fun things. They are smiling and happy. A great Friday afternoon treat. We have crossword puzzles and jigsaw puzzles delivered to our doors. All the time they are devoted in entertaining the Legacy residents and keeping them fit. We are truly blessed for these two devoted heroes??
By: Bonnie van Ostrom     Verified Resident
Source: GOOGLE PLACES Read Property Manager's Response

Hello, thank you for your positive review, we are grateful to see that you feel this way! We strive to provide excellent care and service to our residents and their families at Meridian at Lake San Marcos. Thank you again, we hope you have a wonderful day!

Posted On: 6/16/2020

When i left Laguna woods i thought i was leaving the last real home that I had for 20 years. It was a free standing house in a nice neighborhood and i went on walks everyday. When it was no longer possible to live alone my children searched for a place for me in San Diego. I settled on a lovely place called The Meridian. I suddenly felt i was home again and that i had plenty of space to walk and breathe freely. Some of the other things that the meridian offers was the meals, three a day with unbelievable deserts. I do not think i could have ever created those meals my self and i now enjoy ever one of them. I live here with people who are in similar conditions as me and others have lesser capabilities. We are surrounded with people who are called care givers and between them and the nursing management we all feel as safe as we can be.
By: Steve Kiss     Verified Resident
Source: GOOGLE PLACES Read Property Manager's Response

Hello Steve Kiss, thank you for your positive review! We appreciate the kind words and agree with you! We are very proud of our community and the level of care we provide! Please feel free to reach out at any time to us at any time with any and all questions and concerns; we are always here for you and your family.

Posted On: 6/16/2020

My husnand and I have lived here about a year and a half now. With the help of Shaun, we were able to move into our beautiful apartment that has been turned out perfect for us. We have met some wonderful friends that live here MANY MANY MANY. Everyone here is so pleasant. All of the staff member are pleasant and helpful. It would take me to long to list everyone's names. It is truly EVERYONE. We take advantage of a number of the activities and sight seeing trips. The Meridian is doing a fabulous job keeping everyone safe, happy and healthy during COVID19. The Meridian has a perfect location in the heart of Lake San Marcos. We are tucked away in a queit neighorhood, but we are so close to all needed shopping and it is so beautiful. Check us out!
By: Janene Smith     Verified Resident
Source: FACEBOOK Read Property Manager's Response

Hello, thank you for your positive review, we are grateful to see that you feel this way! We strive to provide excellent care and service to our residents and their families at Meridian at Lake San Marcos. Thank you again, we hope you have a wonderful day!

Posted On: 6/16/2020

I moved into THE perfect apartment in January 2020. I was previously given a tour of several different styles of apartments (and a delicious complementary lunch) by Shaun and by Austin from the Marketing department of The Meridian. They are really the dynamic duo...they cover everything a new tenant would want to know about this facility. I continue to see them on campus, enjoying their jobs, and talking to residents (they know everyone's first names!) The Meridian has kept us safe during this pandemic, and has provided us with things to do that are clever and fun. I'm so glad I moved here! Check it out!
By: Katha Bierman     Verified Resident
Source: FACEBOOK Read Property Manager's Response

Thank you for your positive review, we appreciate your feedback! We always strive to provide top quality service and care to every resident and their families. We are so are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your experience here at Meridian at Lake San Marcos. Thank you again, we hope that you have a wonderful day.

Posted On: 6/16/2020

I have lived at the meridian for over 2 years, and I love it. I have a beautiful 1st floor apartment, and it is perfect location for me and my dog. The Meridian is pet friendly and I am able to sit and relax around the community outside with my dog. My dog also has many other meridian dog friends. I visited/surveyed 14 senior living communities in the area. I came to The Meridian where I met with Shaun McGuirk who helped me very much. We found how the 1st floor would be for me and my dog and the access from my patio. The Meridian also has a great dog park. I knew I had found the perfect community for me. The Meridian has a very convenient underground parking garage where I can park my car safe and out of the weather. We have the best food all the time, and they go above and beyond to accommodate with a great variety. The Meridian checked all my boxes and I have absolutely loved living here.
By: TheMeridianatLakeSanMarcosResident     Verified Resident
Source: FAMILYASSETS Read Property Manager's Response

Thank you for your positive review, we appreciate your feedback! We always strive to provide top quality service and care to every resident and their families. We are so are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your experience here at Meridian at Lake San Marcos. Thank you again, we hope that you have a wonderful day.

Posted On: 6/16/2020

I am/was a resident of this facility

I have lived here at the meridian since the beginning. I was the 3rd person to move in. We are very fortunate because we have beautiful grounds to enjoy and walk around. Lots of beautiful well-maintained flowers and landscape. It is so wonderful that I don’t have to do my laundry they do it for me. They also clean my apartment every week. Launa, the Executive Director, is top-notch. She runs our community so well. She is so beautiful and elegant and throws terrific parties. She threw me a suprime 99th birthday party and she has able to get the Mayor of our city to come! Shaun M. is very friendly and professional and he can help you find an apartment.
By: Gladys H.     Verified Resident
Source: SENIOR HOMES Read Property Manager's Response

Thank you for your positive review, we appreciate your feedback! We always strive to provide top quality service and care to every resident and their families. We are so are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your experience here at Meridian at Lake San Marcos. Thank you again, we hope that you have a wonderful day.

Posted On: 6/16/2020

I am/was a resident of this facility

My husband and I moved into The Meridian at Lake San Marcos one month ago. We moved in during the Coronavirus. We feel we have been kept extremely safe during this transition. We moved into a one bedroom apartment that has all the amenities that we could possibly need. The food here has been outstanding and always fresh. The staff members here have all been amazing, smiling, and happy. We have not had a chance to participate in any activities yet but are looking forward to joining in when everything goes back to normal. We look forward to the Dining room, gym, pool, and activities room opening up soon so we can begin enjoying the lifestyle the meridian has to offer. We are externally happy to be living here during these challenging times.
By: Sue Evanson     Verified Resident
Source: CARING Read Property Manager's Response

Thank you for your positive review, we appreciate your feedback! We always strive to provide top quality service and care to every resident and their families. We are so are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your experience here at Meridian at Lake San Marcos. Thank you again, we hope that you have a wonderful day.

Posted On: 6/16/2020

I am/was a resident of this facility

My husband and I moved into The Meridian at Lake San Marcos one month ago. We moved in during the Coronavirus. We feel we have been kept extremely safe during this transition. We moved into a one bedroom apartment that has all the amenities that we could possibly need. The food here has been outstanding and always fresh. The staff members here have all been amazing, smiling, and happy. We have not had a chance to participate in any activities yet but are looking forward to joining in when everything goes back to normal. We look forward to the Dining room, gym, pool, and activities room opening up soon so we can begin enjoying the lifestyle the meridian has to offer. We are externally happy to be living here during these challenging times.
By: Sue Evanson     Verified Resident
Source: CARING Read Property Manager's Response

Thank you for your positive review, we appreciate your feedback! We always strive to provide top quality service and care to every resident and their families. We are so are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your experience here at Meridian at Lake San Marcos. Thank you again, we hope that you have a wonderful day.

Posted On: 6/16/2020

I love it here

I have lived here at the meridian since the beginning. I was the 3rd person to move in. We are very fortunate because we have beautiful grounds to enjoy and walk around. Lots of beautiful well-maintained flowers and landscape. It is so wonderful that I don’t have to do my laundry they do it for me. They also clean my apartment every week. Launa, the Executive Director, is top-notch. She runs our community so well. She is so beautiful and elegant and throws terrific parties. She threw me a suprime 99th birthday party and she has able to get the Mayor of our city to come! Shaun McGuirk is very friendly and professional and he can help you find an apartment.
By: GladysHayes     Verified Resident
Source: MERCHANT CIRCLE Read Property Manager's Response

Thank you for your positive review, we appreciate your feedback! We always strive to provide top quality service and care to every resident and their families. We are so are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your experience here at Meridian at Lake San Marcos. Thank you again, we hope that you have a wonderful day.

Posted On: 6/16/2020

I have lived at the meridian for over 2 years, and I love it. I have a beautiful 1st floor apartment, and it is perfect location for me and my dog. The Meridian is pet friendly and I am able to sit and relax around the community outside with my dog. My dog also has many other meridian dog friends. I visited/surveyed 14 senior living communities in the area. I came to The Meridian where I met with Shaun McGuirk who helped me very much. We found how the 1st floor would be for me and my dog and the access from my patio. The Meridian also has a great dog park. I knew I had found the perfect community for me. The Meridian has a very convenient underground parking garage where I can park my car safe and out of the weather. We have the best food all the time, and they go above and beyond to accommodate with a great variety. The Meridian checked all my boxes and I have absolutely loved living here.
By: Doug A.     Verified Resident
Source: YELLOW PAGES Read Property Manager's Response

Thank you for your positive review, we appreciate your feedback! We always strive to provide top quality service and care to every resident and their families. We are so are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your experience here at Meridian at Lake San Marcos. Thank you again, we hope that you have a wonderful day.

Posted On: 6/15/2020

My husband and I have lived here for 3 years, and we have a beautiful lake view apartment. Shaun McGuirk was one the first people that greeted us when we first arrived, and he is one of the friendliest people on staff. I am writing this during the pandemic, and they have kept us extremely safe. It is very nice that I don’t have too cook. I have a full kitchen in my apartment, but we let the meridian cook for us. The chef is always available and open to new ideas. The grounds here are always pristine thanks to groundskeeper Adam! He always keeps it up, and it’s enjoyable to sit and relax around the community. There are lots of fun activities for us to do, and I really enjoy the swim class. The Meridian all around checks all the boxes, and they are the best in the area.
By: Peg Molesworth     Verified Resident
Source: GOOGLE PLACES Read Property Manager's Response

Thank you for your positive review, we appreciate your feedback! We always strive to provide top quality service and care to every resident and their families. We are so are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your experience here at Meridian at Lake San Marcos. Thank you again, we hope that you have a wonderful day.

Posted On: 6/14/2020

I have lived at The Meridian for a year now. It was with the help of Shaun McGuirk that I found the perfect place to live. I have met so many amazing people here that have become my friends. There are many places you can live that are similar to The Meridian, but nothing compares to The Meridian. We have great dining/food, beautiful grounds, fun activities, and extremely friendly staff always wiling to help. The management staff is experienced and dedicated and ensure we have the best place to live. Even during COVID-19 they go above and beyond. They have kept all of us very safe. Come to The Meridian which has it all. At the Meridian, you have a choice of apartments ranging from small to quite large. The choice is yours. Come and join us.
By: Lionel Perry     Verified Resident
Source: GOOGLE PLACES Read Property Manager's Response

Thank you for your positive review, we appreciate your feedback! We always strive to provide top quality service and care to every resident and their families. We are so are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your experience here at Meridian at Lake San Marcos. Thank you again, we hope that you have a wonderful day.

Posted On: 6/12/2020

In searching for an appropriate place to retire and cut my expenses as well as my responsibilities, I inquired at Meridian and several other similar places. After touring several places, I was confident that Meridian was the best choice. Fine appointments, friendly staff, very nice amenities, good food and a reasonable location. I was introduced to Austin Irwin and Shawn McGuirk, who were responsive to phone calls and very friendly and knowledgeable. I decided that I would like to move in, but there was no space available. A year later, Austin called me with the message that there was a suitable space, and I took it. Austin has been invaluable in assisting me in moving in, and getting settled (no easy task!) He is a tireless worker, and clearly likes his job, his residents, and takes pride in his job! The Meridian is dog friendly, and I moved in with my Welsh Corgi, and she is settling in nicely, also. I can recommend the Meridian and its helpful staff. If you or your loved one are seeking a nice place to retire, I urge you check out the Meridian at Lake San Marcos!
By: Sandy Arledge     Verified Resident
Source: GOOGLE PLACES Read Property Manager's Response

Hi Sandy, we are beyond thrilled to have you here in our community. You are an absolute legend and we know you have chosen any community and yet you chose us. Please know that we will always do everything in our power to keep you 100% happy and satisfied. Thank you so much!!! We love you!!!

Posted On: 5/29/2020

Dear Launa, I want to thank you and your management team for the excellent job you all have done in keeping us safe and healthy during the covid-19 crisis. Sadly, because of a family situation, I am moving out of state. My six years here at The Meridian at Lake San Marcos have been good and happy. I will miss my many friends, but look forward to making new ones. My best to all of you. Sincerely, Judy Albanese
By: Judy Albanese     Verified Resident
Source: GOOGLE PLACES Read Property Manager's Response

Hi Sandy, we are beyond thrilled to have you here in our community. You are an absolute legend and we know you have chosen any community and yet you chose us. Please know that we will always do everything in our power to keep you 100% happy and satisfied. Thank you so much!!! We love you!!!

Posted On: 5/28/2020

We have been at the Meridian for almost four years and have thoroughly enjoyed our home here. A few months after we arrived, Dina Scalia became Activities Manager At that point, the number of activities began to increase . Dina and her staff have gone to great lengths to add to the number of activities for the participating residents. We are amazed at the number of services for the residents, it seems that at any time of the day you will find Dina and her staff providing activities for us to enjoy. Always something for everyone, many times , several activities at the same time. Dina and her staff are so friendly and are there with answers for any questions or concerns we may have as residents. During this pandemic , they have been at our doors , delivering cross word puzzles, books, C.D.'s, jig-saw puzzles , packages from the mail and various items that have been sent by the family members to the residents. In addition to all of these services, sometimes they come knocking at our door in colorful costumes with music and special treats. YUM YUM, Great job Dina !! Bob & Virginia King
By: Robert King     Verified Resident
Source: GOOGLE PLACES Read Property Manager's Response

Hello, thank you for your positive review, we are grateful to see that you feel this way! We strive to provide excellent care and service to our residents and their families at Meridian at Lake San Marcos. Thank you again, we hope you have a wonderful day!

Posted On: 5/26/2020

Extra special thanks to Chef Mark Cronkhite for going above and beyond to help me out. My parents live in the lovely Meridian at Lake San Marcos. My Mom turned 85 years old and I emailed The Meridian and asked if I could order a special small cake for my Mom so that she and my Dad could share it during this quarantine time. Chef Mark was very responsive and took very good care of my request and personally delivered the cake to my Mom. My parents both always enjoy when they can see and talk to Mark so this meant even more. Thank you Mark for making this happen since we live 2 1/2 hrs away and are restricted from visiting during this time. I also want to thank Launa Cornell and the rest of her wonderful team. The staff is all providing so many extra special personal touches for the residents and it doesn’t go unnoticed. My parents appreciate the daily puzzle being delivered, the themed trays/drinks on the cart that are delivered, special activities and just being there when something is needed. The residents don’t feel lonely because of all of the extras The Meridian provides to them. These are very tough times during quarantine but the staff remains helpful and provide such quality service and with a smile. From the bottom of my heart, I appreciate you all more than you could ever know. Keep up the great work. You are all essential!
By: Sheryl Burford     Verified Resident
Source: GOOGLE PLACES Read Property Manager's Response

Hello, thank you for your positive review, we are grateful to see that you feel this way! We strive to provide excellent care and service to our residents and their families at Meridian at Lake San Marcos. Thank you again, we hope you have a wonderful day!

Posted On: 5/23/2020

I have performed piano for the residents of the Meridian at Lake San Marcos for almost the past year, and I can say with conviction that this is one of the most pleasant senior apartments in San Diego. They treat their residents with care and respect, and I can tell after meeting and speaking with several of their residents that they have loads activities. In particular, their assisted living director Dina Scalia has taken a keen interest in providing a variety of enjoyable options for them. She even graciously hired me to give "virtual" concerts for their residents during this difficult and sensitive time of health conciousness. Additionally, it's a beautiful community—first rate all around.
By: Glenn Kramer     Verified Resident
Source: GOOGLE PLACES Read Property Manager's Response

Thank you for your positive review, we appreciate your feedback! We always strive to provide top quality service and care to every resident and their families. We are so are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your experience here at Meridian at Lake San Marcos. Thank you again, we hope that you have a wonderful day.

Posted On: 5/23/2020

As many of us have done and do, I moved to North County San Diego to be closer to family. Initially while getting acquainted with the area, I lived in LaCosta with my daughter and her family. After a couple of years, it was time for Grandmom to venture out on her own again. As a resident and professional for 20 years, my daughter had an impressive knowledge base of senior communities that could be suitable. After what was an exhaustive effort of about 12 possibilities, I agreed to a tour of The Meridian--a pleasant ten minute drive from the LaCosta area. What a surprise was in store--Love at First Sight! Arriving at the beautiful gated entrance, impressive buildings with Italian architecture design, courtyards with fountain, blossoming shrubs, manicured landscaping, underground parking in the midst of beautiful Lake San Marcos' rolling hills and convenient but tucked away shops and offices. Amenities that go on and on include heated pool, a beautifully appointed clubhouse, executive dining rooms, library, theater, exercise facility with instructors and multi-purpose activity rooms, spa, and more! Not the least of surprises- the apartments' offerings include a variety of floor plans with views to choose of the lake, green hills some reminding of Tuscany with homes built on a hillside to enjoy while relaxing on a spacious sun filled balcony. Very shortly following the visit of nearly 2 years ago my Bichpoo, Buddy and I became happy residents, well-cared for 24x7 and pampered by Meridian's staff. Three meals a day served with a professional touch - a la carte menus and off menu choices. Everyone looks forward to The Meridian's eventful barbecues and buffets exclusively planned for our families and friends. The Executive Staff is always available and join in when there's a visit or major event. I am still thanking my daughter for introducing me. Perhaps best of all, The Meridian's entire Staff continues to ensure being their best flourishes -- always introducing ways to improve. Their tireless professionalism and dedication to their family of residents without a doubt ensure we are enjoying a superior, healthy and secure lifestyle at San Diego's #1 Community for Luxury Senior Living! Joan Doyle
By: joan doyle     Verified Resident
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Hello, thank you for your positive review, we are grateful to see that you feel this way! We strive to provide excellent care and service to our residents and their families at Meridian at Lake San Marcos. Thank you again, we hope you have a wonderful day!

Posted On: 5/22/2020

As many of us have done and do, I moved to North County from Florida to be closer to family 7 years ago. Initially while getting familiar with the area, I lived in LaCosta with my daughter and her family. After a couple of years, it was time for Grandmom to venture out on her own again. As a resident of 20 years, my daughter had a good handle on the perfect place for Mom. I began my research for every possible retirement living place in San Diego County. She made certain The Meridian at Lake San Marcos was included. When I finally agreed to a tour of The Meridian--only a ten minute drive from LaCosta - it was Love at First Sight! The beautiful gated entrance, Italian architecture, courtyards, blossoming shrubs and landscaping, heated pool, clubhouse, dining rooms, library and activity rooms, spa, exercise and much more! The last but not the least surprises- the apartments' offerings include a variety of floor plans and view choices of a lake, green hills, Tuscany-like hillside homes to enjoy while relaxing on sun filled balconies. I became a resident 1 1/2 years ago with my Bichpoo, Buddy. We are happy, well-cared for 24x7 and pampered by the staff. Three meals a day - a la carte menus- and eventful barbecues for our families to also look forward to. I continue thanking my daughter for her insistence that I tour The Meridian. And, it continues to get better in every way because The entire Meridian Staff insist by continuing to ensure and maintain a superior, healthy lifestyle for us -- #1 Community for Luxury Senior Living in North County!
By: joan doyle     Verified Resident
Source: GOOGLE PLACES Read Property Manager's Response

Hello, thank you for your positive review, we are grateful to see that you feel this way! We strive to provide excellent care and service to our residents and their families at Meridian at Lake San Marcos. Thank you again, we hope you have a wonderful day!

Posted On: 5/22/2020

I am very familiar with the Meridian at Lake San Marcos and have friends there and I'm familiar with the entertainment that they provide there as well. Dina Scalia the activity director does an excellent job of keeping the folks happy and entertained. It is a pleasure to be a part of experiencing this during my visits there. Keep up the good work and the excellent entertainment.
By: Ron Loscalzo     Verified Resident
Source: GOOGLE PLACES Read Property Manager's Response

Hello, thank you for your positive review, we are grateful to see that you feel this way! We strive to provide excellent care and service to our residents and their families at Meridian at Lake San Marcos. Thank you again, we hope you have a wonderful day!

Posted On: 5/22/2020

It is my distinct pleasure to recognize the tremendous professionalism, diligence and dedication of Dina Scalia, Activity Director at the Meridian Lake San Marcos. I speak as someone who not only observes Dina’s contributions first hand but also as one who interacts on a regular basis with The Meridian residents. In addition to conducting weekly chapel services there I’m also a professional entertainer interacting with residents in a casual setting. The satisfaction is evident. A recent example of Dina’s “above and beyond” concern for the welfare of her residents will illustrate: The lockdown implemented due to Covid-19 concerns stopped all personal interactions from outside of the community. Ever seeking to serve, Dina immediately approached me with the (brilliant) idea to virtual broadcasts of both the chapel service and sing-along piano entertainment. They are able to transmit these broadcasts to 100% of the residents. I’m happy to report this has been a great success in allowing her residents to stay connected during a very difficult and challenging time. Of the 20+ communities I routinely perform for, Dina’s residents are the amongst the happiest and most contented – and I am convinced it is owing directly to her comprehensive approach to the well-being and happiness of these dear souls. The Meridian at Lake San Marcos is most fortunate to have her!
By: Taylor Bassett     Verified Resident
Source: GOOGLE PLACES Read Property Manager's Response

Hello, thank you for your positive review, we are grateful to see that you feel this way! We strive to provide excellent care and service to our residents and their families at Meridian at Lake San Marcos. Thank you again, we hope you have a wonderful day!

Posted On: 5/21/2020

The meridian facility is one of the best communities in all of San Diego!Staff is phenomenal and they are very kind , and also the programs they have for the seniors are amazing , which are run by activity director Dina Scalia who is awesome.
By: almario estrella     Verified Resident
Source: GOOGLE PLACES Read Property Manager's Response

Hello, thank you for your positive review, we are grateful to see that you feel this way! We strive to provide excellent care and service to our residents and their families at Meridian at Lake San Marcos. Thank you again, we hope you have a wonderful day!

Posted On: 5/21/2020

The meridian community is one of the best communities in all of San Diego!Staff is phenomenal and they are very kind , and also the programs they have for the seniors are amazing , which are run by activity director Dina Scalia who is awesome.
By: almario estrella     Verified Resident
Source: GOOGLE PLACES Read Property Manager's Response

Hello, thank you for your positive review, we are grateful to see that you feel this way! We strive to provide excellent care and service to our residents and their families at Meridian at Lake San Marcos. Thank you again, we hope you have a wonderful day!

Posted On: 5/21/2020

The Meridian is great

I have lived here at The Meridian for 16 months, and I think it is thoroughly enjoyable. After comparing various senior living facilities, I have noticied the following significant differences: #1)...
By: Earl Vermilyea     Verified Resident
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Hello, thank you for your positive review, we are grateful to see that you feel this way! We strive to provide excellent care and service to our residents and their families at Meridian at Lake San Marcos. Thank you again, we hope you have a wonderful day!

Posted On: 5/21/2020

I have been a resident at the Meridian for about 4 to 5 years , and would like to share the things that I enjoy about living here. I work closely with the Activity Director Dina Scalia and her team as a liaison for the Activity Department. I have always kept busy with helping to set up for programs prior to the Covid -19, as well as participating in the many group programs offered. Currently the Activity Department is keeping us safe and busy with great things offered such as, Activity room service slips, where we are able to request in room options such as a book, a puzzle, or a visit with a team member. There is also an in house channel, where residents are able to still enjoy the music of Meridian entertainers right in our apartments on our TV. Also broadcasted in our apartments in daily exercise videos done by the Activity Team, concerts and movies. The calendar reflects when to tune in to the in house channel to enjoy these programs. I really look forward to Fridays, it is called Fun Cart Friday where the Activity Team comes around to each and every apartment with fun themed items and music. On occasion, during the month, I enjoy the ice cream and the cheese and cracker & wine. Wii Bowling is my favorite activity, currently we are unable to come to the Clubhouse to enjoy this game with other residents, so the Activity Team came to my apartment, set up the Wii Bowling in my home and now I stay busy playing it daily, even with visits from activities to play a game with me. I have to say that Dina Scalia is a terrific Activity Director. Launa is a great Executive Director and works hard for the residents that reside here as well as her staff. I am just so happy to live here.
By: Julie Nicholson     Verified Resident
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Hello, thank you for your positive review, we are grateful to see that you feel this way! We strive to provide excellent care and service to our residents and their families at Meridian at Lake San Marcos. Thank you again, we hope you have a wonderful day!

Posted On: 5/21/2020

I am/was a resident of this facility

I have lived here at The Meridian for 16 months, and I think it is thoroughly enjoyable. After comparing various senior living facilities, I have noticied the following significant differences: #1) The Meridian has apartments larger than any other facilities I have visited. #2) A requirement to work at The Meridian is your ability to sincerely enjoy working with people. #3) The meals are excellent as they are at many of the other facilities. #4) The opportunities for lifestyle activities are available for all who care to use them. #5) Transportation is available for medical, shopping, and outings. #6) There are beauty shops, weight rooms, assembly rooms, libraries, theater, full bar, and pool all available when and if desired. #7) And finally, the management at the Meridian is not only knowledge but very very friendly.
By: Earl The Duke V.     Verified Resident
Source: CARING Read Property Manager's Response

Hello, thank you for your positive review, we are grateful to see that you feel this way! We strive to provide excellent care and service to our residents and their families at Meridian at Lake San Marcos. Thank you again, we hope you have a wonderful day!

Posted On: 5/21/2020

I have lived here at the Meridian for over two years. I have a beautiful 1800 square-foot apartment that overlooks the clubhouse, courtyard, and the pool. The lifestyle that I enjoy here at this community is far superior to anywhere else that I investigated/searched. Shaun McGurk brings life and laughter to our lives every day. He can get you set up with the perfect apartment home for you. We are fortunate to have Chef Mark who directs the kitchen staff to prepare delicious meals for us every day. I am writing this review during the crazy time of Covid. I want to express how amazing the Meridian staff has done to keep us safe, happy and entertained.
By: Judy Davis     Verified Resident
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Hello, thank you for your positive review, we are grateful to see that you feel this way! We strive to provide excellent care and service to our residents and their families at Meridian at Lake San Marcos. Thank you again, we hope you have a wonderful day!

Posted On: 5/14/2020

The Meridian Lake San Marcos is a beautiful resort style community. The grounds are beautiful to take walks. The staff at this community is caring and very customer service oriented. The food is like a five star restaurant.
By: Stacy Dykema     Verified Resident
Source: GOOGLE PLACES Read Property Manager's Response

Hello, thank you for your positive review, we are grateful to see that you feel this way! We strive to provide excellent care and service to our residents and their families at Meridian at Lake San Marcos. Thank you again, we hope you have a wonderful day!

Posted On: 5/13/2020

Meridian at Lake San Marcos is a beautiful building. The administration staff are very customer service oriented and easy to ask questions and get answers. The staff take great care of their residents. Always a smile on the staff's faces and genuinely care for them. Community is very clean and sanitized.
By: Lucy Woolsey     Verified Resident
Source: GOOGLE PLACES Read Property Manager's Response

Hello, thank you for your positive review, we are grateful to see that you feel this way! We strive to provide excellent care and service to our residents and their families at Meridian at Lake San Marcos. Thank you again, we hope you have a wonderful day!

Posted On: 5/6/2020

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

Executive Director Launa, Shawn, Austin and the entire staff at the Meridian have done an amazing job during the Covid-19 pandemic. They have all been working around the clock to protect the residents and yet continue to provide all the necessary services with care. The chef and kitchen staff are working very hard and creatively to keep all the residents well fed with tasty meals. My parents are new to the Meridian and are very thankful to God and the Meridian staff for the blessing of living there.
By: Dr. BG     Verified Resident
Source: CARING Read Property Manager's Response

Hello, thank you for your positive review, we are grateful to see that you feel this way! We strive to provide excellent care and service to our residents and their families at Meridian at Lake San Marcos. Thank you again, we hope you have a wonderful day!

Posted On: 4/30/2020

My parents only moved here in late September after I made a quick call and spoke with Sean about having them take a tour. An apartment became available much sooner than we could have imagined. Not only did the entire staff welcome them with open arms, but they accepted our entire family. Your chef is amazing- you need to hold on tight to him ( the spicy sweet chili hot wings are the best I have ever had)!!! The entire property is beautiful. Most important is my parents are now just 15-20 min from us and although during this quarantine we have not been able to go see them, we have dropped off groceries and the staff graciously delivers to them directly. We greatly appreciate all you do to make sure they feel at home.
By: Lori Roman     Verified Resident
Source: FACEBOOK Read Property Manager's Response

Thank you for your positive review, we appreciate your feedback! We always strive to provide top quality service and care to every resident and their families. We are so are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your experience here. Thank you again, we hope that you have a wonderful day.

Posted On: 4/27/2020

We have lived at the Meridian 3 1/2 years and in that time things have changed in many ways for the better. We chose this community because of the activities. Over the years they have increased many fold. The activity department is always active, seeing that all residents have the opportunity to chose what they wish to participate in. Our director has overseen every possible situation that has come about. During the present crises she has kept this community well informed and safe. She is out there helping her managers, staff and care givers al day long. We are so lucky to have her. She is available to all of us at any time. Our chef tries his very best to accommodate any special needs for or meals. It is not easy to accommodate 270 people but he tries and is successful. We always recommend the Meridian when we asked how we feel about our home. We have an excellent marketing team to provide tours to possible residents. We love it here and realize this where we really belong. Bob and Virginia
By: Robert Virginia King     Verified Resident
Source: FACEBOOK Read Property Manager's Response

Hello, thank you for leaving us such a wonderful review. We are thrilled to hear this; our staff will definitely be happy to read what you wrote. We put resident experience and satisfaction as our priority, and your review reaffirms the hard work we put in every day. Thank you again for your kind words.

Posted On: 4/25/2020

I have been living at The Meridian at lake San Marcos since the beginning of March. I have fallen in love with my apartment and all the meridian has to offer. Immediately after I moved in we went on lock down due to the Coronavirus. Since then it seems like we have all lost more and more freedom because of the virus. The staff here have been doing a magnificent job of keeping everything going including delivering all of our meals to our apartments. In addition they have all remained cheerful and accommodating. The staff have have all done an exceptional job and have been working beyond expectations. The director Laura Cornell has made sure we are all safe and has been transparent with us all. She has managed to keep all of us in good spirits. The entire staff are all hero’s in my estimation.
By: Shirley Jorgensen Knox     Verified Resident
Source: FACEBOOK Read Property Manager's Response

We love to see reviews like yours and thank you for sharing! We will always go above and beyond for our residents and their families. We are very pleased to know that you are happy and appreciate the job we are doing. Thank you so much.

Posted On: 3/17/2020

T" Teresa Roberts and her amazing care and med staff are truly my life savers! The way they care for my mom Nicky Mc is as sweet, attentive and loving as my family and probably much more patient than I ever am. T you let me focus on being a daughter, you let me sleep at night and I think you are an angel! thank you, Love Tracy Mc
By: Tracy McCraner     Verified Resident
Source: GOOGLE PLACES Read Property Manager's Response

We love to see reviews like yours and thank you for sharing! We will always go above and beyond for our residents and their families. We are very pleased to know that you are happy and appreciate the job we are doing. Thank you so much.

Posted On: 3/3/2020

Review of The Meridian At Lake San Marcos

Where do I begin? Words alone can not say what a fabulous 99th celebration. Unbelievable!! It took many creative minds and hands to prepare and present such a delightful party. It was indeed an honour to be the honoured person. " The Gladys Wayes Day" - Most unexpected!!. So many people to share and enjoy this wondrous event! The best ever. Thank you all from the bottom of my heart. A loving memory I will always treasure. Bless you, One and all!
By: Prospect     Verified Resident
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We love to see reviews like yours and thank you for sharing! We will always go above and beyond for our residents and their families. We are very pleased to know that you are happy and appreciate the job we are doing. Thank you so much.

Posted On: 2/20/2020

The Meridian is a great place. I moved here a little over a year ago. My sister-in-law lives here at The Meridian as well. We are both very happy. I have a comfortable 1bedroom apartment. The meridian cleans my apartment for me every week. I have a car, and I am able to park it in the underground parking garage. It is very easy to go from my apartment to my car. What i find nice about here is the variety of things available for us to do. I play bingo, watch the evening movie in the nice theater, and reading the morning paper and talking to everybody around. I get my hair done in the hair salon every week. The availability of that is very convenient. I find it very enjoyable to meet new people. There is such an enormous variety of life stories and i find it very interesting. I enjoy eating with friends in the restaurant. I find the meals enjoyable and very healthy. The waitstaff does a great job taking care of everyone. They also do big special events with big buffets. Mother's Day, Hawaiian Luau, 4th of July party, and many more! Such a wonderful community!
By: Charlotte Wilson     Verified Resident
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Hi Charlotte, thank you for your positive review, we are grateful to see that you feel this way! We strive to provide excellent care and service to our residents and their families at Meridian at Lake San Marcos. Thank you again, we hope you have a wonderful day!

Posted On: 2/19/2020

I moved in Thanksgiving 2019. My daughter checked this place out first, and then she took me to see it on Halloween, and that's when i met Shaun and Austin, who helped us get moved into my apartment. I have a nice studio that overlooks Lake San Marcos. Beautiful. I very much love it here. The staff is marvelous and very friendly. They always go above and beyond to help me. There is lots to do! They have wonderful entertainment every week. I play bingo, poker, and the food is good! I eat in the restaurant and it never closes during the day. They feed me anytime. The pastry chef does a great job with desserts!! The other residents are very friendly and they have become my friends. The lobby is very nice and cozy. They take me shopping twice a week and the bank. They also take you to the doctor.
By: Dorris Wolfe     Verified Resident
Source: GOOGLE PLACES Read Property Manager's Response

Hi Charlotte, thank you for your positive review, we are grateful to see that you feel this way! We strive to provide excellent care and service to our residents and their families at Meridian at Lake San Marcos. Thank you again, we hope you have a wonderful day!

Posted On: 2/17/2020

I have lived here at The Meridian since they opened back in 2014. The past 6 years have been absolutely wonderful. I moved in from my home in Illinois, and my apartment has a beautiful view of Lake San Marcos. However, I hardly spend anytime in my apartment because there is so much to do. I eat all meals in their restaurant which never closes throughout the day. The food by Chef Mark is to die for! Dina plans some great activities that keep me busy. I go to the movie every night, exercise class, games, and happy hours with live entertainment. The lobby is beautiful and cozy. I enjoy sitting by the fireplace reading the paper and talk to everybody that walks by. There is a really nice coffee machine and snacks always available in the lobby. The Meridian has a hair salon and they do a great job with my hair. The care-staff is very kind and compassionate. Every week, i have a nice lady that does a really good job cleaning my apartment and keeps it tidy. They also do all my laundry. The Meridian is always so clean all around and the staff is the friendliest i have ever seen. Those are the 2 biggest reasons why i love it here. Ask for Shaun or Austin to get more info on this great place!
By: Barbara LaGrandeur     Verified Resident
Source: GOOGLE PLACES Read Property Manager's Response

Thank you for your positive review, we appreciate your feedback! We always strive to provide top quality service and care to every resident and their families. We are so are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your experience here at Meridian at Lake San Marcos. Thank you again, we hope that you have a wonderful day.

Posted On: 1/27/2020

I attended a business mixer at the Meridian. I was very impressed with the great food and the friendliness of all the Meridian staff! The space was really comfortable like being at home with big couches and a pool table.
By: Tri-City Medical Center     Verified Resident
Source: GOOGLE PLACES Read Property Manager's Response

Hi Tri-city Medical Center, thank you for your positive review, we are grateful to see that you feel this way! We strive to provide excellent care and service to our residents and their families at Meridian at Lake San Marcos. Thank you again, we hope you have a wonderful day!

Posted On: 1/27/2020

I have visited the Meridian several times for business purposes. The leadership team at this facility are all tremendous assets to their business and the community. The food is outstanding, the facilities are excellent and the staff is friendly.
By: Jeff McNeilly     Verified Resident
Source: GOOGLE PLACES Read Property Manager's Response

Hi Jeff, thank you very much for taking the time to leave us this positive review for our team at Meridian at Lake San Marcos. We appreciate it & so do our other reviewers at Google. We hope to see you again soon!

Posted On: 1/16/2020

I have lived here at the meridian for 3 months now, and I love it. The people that work here and live here are extremely nice. You cant get better staff. The Meridian also has the best food. It is very fresh and served in a timely manner. I really enjoy the activities. There are a lot of activities going on, and you can choose if you want to go or not. I go to the morning exercise class every morning, and I enjoy the movies they play in the theater every night. They have live music happy hour every week with the best entertainers. I live in a studio apartment and it a great size for me because I utilize all aspects of the clubhouse. My apartment has lots of closet space, a big bathroom, and kitchenette. I really enjoy coming to clubhouse in the morning and reading the paper and enjoying the warmth of the fireplace. There is always someone sitting with you so you can enjoy nice conversation. The Meridian also has a hair salon upstairs and you have the choice to utilize it. Shaun and Austin really helped me get settled here and i love it!
By: Nancy A     Verified Resident
Source: GOOGLE PLACES Read Property Manager's Response

Hi Jeff, thank you very much for taking the time to leave us this positive review for our team at Meridian at Lake San Marcos. We appreciate it & so do our other reviewers at Google. We hope to see you again soon!

Posted On: 1/15/2020

As a hairstylist who has worked in senior living communities for over 8 years I’m so impressed by this community. Not only is it beautiful and elegant, but the staff and all the amenities are amazing. It’s wonderful to see that everyone is extremely happy to be a part of this community. Not only the staff, but also the residents. I’m proud to work in such a joyful and beautiful community!!!
By: Giovanna Marchese     Verified Resident
Source: GOOGLE PLACES Read Property Manager's Response

Hi Jeff, thank you very much for taking the time to leave us this positive review for our team at Meridian at Lake San Marcos. We appreciate it & so do our other reviewers at Google. We hope to see you again soon!

Posted On: 1/14/2020

I visited this facility

The first thing I noticed about the Meridian was the welcome sign with my name and my mother-in-laws that is a warm welcome. Secondly the friendliness from everyone, and the amazing decor. Our host Austin gave us an amazing tour and explained everything in great detail. We understood the the options available to us. We were able to have lunch in the assisted dining area, with Austin and a friend of my mother -in-law who is a resident here. Everyone we spoke to on campus gave us great reviews. I totally enjoyed my lunch and the time spent with Austin.
By: Sandi100     Verified Resident
Source: CARING Read Property Manager's Response

Hi Jeff, thank you very much for taking the time to leave us this positive review for our team at Meridian at Lake San Marcos. We appreciate it & so do our other reviewers at Google. We hope to see you again soon!

Posted On: 1/8/2020

I cannot say enough great things about Meridian at Lake San Marcos. From the beginning when I was looking for a place to move my parents due to their health, we have been treated kindly and with honesty. The facilities are beautiful and well taken care of. The staff is always available for any questions or help. They offer a wide array of activities and amenities and even transportation to doctor's appointments and shopping. I feel very comforted with my parents' care at Meridian.
By: Rebecca Vigil     Verified Resident
Source: GOOGLE PLACES Read Property Manager's Response

Rebecca, thank you for sharing your positive experience! Your recommendation means so much to us and we're so happy to have earned it. Thank you again for taking the time to let the world know about your positive experience. Have a great day!

Posted On: 1/2/2020

I have lived here at The Meridian for 13 months, and I really like it here. The grounds are well kept and beautiful and clean. There are all kinds of activities available for all residents. There is a different movie every night in the movie theater. I enjoy the morning exercise classes and Sunday church services. I am a part of the chimes program and we preform every couple months. The food is very good and the serving staff is very good at what they do. The restaurants are beautiful and well kept. The care-staff is very friendly and always attentive. The Meridian has computers always available in the library. I really enjoy the transportation services and they take me to all my medical appointments and to go shopping. The maintenance group is great and they have helped me with many things in my apartment. All around a great community and I really recommend taking a look around!
By: Phyllis Wilson     Verified Resident
Source: GOOGLE PLACES Read Property Manager's Response

Thank you Phyllis, we appreciate your feedback! We always strive to provide top quality service to every resident and their families, and are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your experience here at Meridian at Lake San Marcos.

Posted On: 12/11/2019

I work in the healthcare field, and I always enjoy when I have the opportunity to work at The Meridian. I also enjoy when i am able to refer a client to this community. The staff, Tee, Launa, Shaun, Jessica, Socorro, Austin, are extremely professional and care about their residents. The Meridian has the highest quality of care. Their nurses and carestaff work extremely well with outside care agencies when needed to ensure all needs are being met. I have had the pleasure to eat lunch at The Meridian a few times, and the food by Chef Mark is amazing. The grounds, common areas, and apartments are always very clean. Give this place a look, they are great!
By: Edgar Anaya     Verified Resident
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Thank you Phyllis, we appreciate your feedback! We always strive to provide top quality service to every resident and their families, and are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your experience here at Meridian at Lake San Marcos.

Posted On: 12/8/2019

Our aunt recently moved into The Meridian and it has been such a blessing. Her home was becoming too much for her and depressing. She had no socialization, and nothing to do all day except watch TV. We found out about the meridian from a friend and decided to take a few looks. We got her settled into her studio, with the help of Shaun and Austin, which was a perfect size for her, and she has since blossomed. The maintenance team hung all her pictures and even wall mounted her TV. She enjoys all the social programs and going down to the restaurant to eat. We have had dinner with her a couple times and I think I am in a 5-star restaurant. She has made so many great friends that she does all the activities with. Housekeeping comes every week and takes care of her laundry and cleans for her. She loves taking the bus to go shopping and go on the different outings they do. The grounds are always so nice and clean. My mom gets her hair done in the meridian salon every week, and enjoys the aqua fitness classes! The entire management team, Launa, Shaun, Austin, Sylvia etc. are extremely talented at running such a beautiful community. Check this place out we love it!!!!
By: Cathy Gualtieri Spielberger     Verified Resident
Source: FACEBOOK Read Property Manager's Response

Thank you Phyllis, we appreciate your feedback! We always strive to provide top quality service to every resident and their families, and are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your experience here at Meridian at Lake San Marcos.

Posted On: 12/5/2019

I have lived at The Meridian for a year and a half. This is my third assisted living community I’ve lived in. I enjoyed all 3, but this one is far superior. Our director, Launa, knows all the residents and the employees by name. She is extremely visible, and she is not the kind to stay in her office all day. I had a short stint in a local rehab/skilled nursing, and Launa came to visit me while I was there. I came back home and the meridian provided more assistance for me, and after time as I got stronger, I was able to decrease the support. They are very good about re-assessing your needs. Our Executive Chef, Mark, is outstanding! The food is always delicious and dining staff has great service. The meridian has a full bar and is very friendly. You or your guests can have a drink at very reasonable prices. Most places don’t offer a gym, and those that do are sadly lacking. The meridian gym is exceptional, not only do we have different machines but it stays extremely clean and there’s exercise classes with an instructor! They will even teach you how to use them! Our maintenance team as well as Adam, our groundskeeper, does a great job! Adam was employee of the month and year. A man who truly loves his job and does it well. The grounds are immaculate. The Meridian is animal friendly and that is important to me. The activities are very diverse and there’s lots of options. Call Shaun or Austin for a tour! These gentleman will take care of you and definitely have lunch!
By: Franklin Floyd     Verified Resident
Source: GOOGLE PLACES Read Property Manager's Response

Thank you Phyllis, we appreciate your feedback! We always strive to provide top quality service to every resident and their families, and are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your experience here at Meridian at Lake San Marcos.

Posted On: 12/5/2019

I have lived at The Meridian for a year and a half. This is my third assisted living community I’ve lived in. I enjoyed all 3, but this one is far superior. Our director, Launa, knows all the residents and the employees by name. She is extremely visible, and she is not the kind to stay in her office all day. I had a short stint in a local rehab/skilled nursing, and Launa came to visit me while I was there. I came back home and the meridian provided more assistance for me, and after time as I got stronger, I was able to decrease the support. They are very good about re-assessing your needs. Our Executive Chef, Mark, is outstanding! The food is always delicious and dining staff has great service. The meridian has a full bar and is very friendly. You or your guests can have a drink at very reasonable prices. Most places don’t offer a gym, and those that do are sadly lacking. The meridian gym is exceptional, not only do we have different machines but it stays extremely clean and there’s exercise classes with an instructor! They will even teach you how to use them! Our maintenance team as well as Adam, our groundskeeper, does a great job! Adam was employee of the month and year. A man who truly loves his job and does it well. The grounds are immaculate. The Meridian is animal friendly and that is important to me. The activities are very diverse and there’s lots of options. Call Shaun or Austin for a tour! These gentleman will take care of you and definitely have lunch!
By: Franklin Floyd     Verified Resident
Source: GOOGLE PLACES Read Property Manager's Response

Thank you Phyllis, we appreciate your feedback! We always strive to provide top quality service to every resident and their families, and are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your experience here at Meridian at Lake San Marcos.

Posted On: 11/6/2019

Inspired by the comforts and luxuries of a resort, Meridian at Lake San Marcos offers luxury senior apartments in San Marcos, CA. Designed for the active adult who wants to enjoy a deeply satisfying and fulfilling retirement, our breathtaking community has a wholesome approach to senior living, merging an extensive range of amenities and services with a comprehensive list of life-enriching activities.
By: An Interested Visitor     Verified Resident
Source: OUR PARENTS Read Property Manager's Response

Thank you Phyllis, we appreciate your feedback! We always strive to provide top quality service to every resident and their families, and are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your experience here at Meridian at Lake San Marcos.

Posted On: 11/5/2019

Inspired by the comforts and luxuries of a resort, Meridian at Lake San Marcos offers luxury senior apartments in San Marcos, CA. Designed for the active adult who wants to enjoy a deeply satisfying and fulfilling retirement, our breathtaking community has a wholesome approach to senior living, merging an extensive range of amenities and services with a comprehensive list of life-enriching activities.
By: An Interested Visitor     Verified Resident
Source: OUR PARENTS Read Property Manager's Response

Thank you Phyllis, we appreciate your feedback! We always strive to provide top quality service to every resident and their families, and are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your experience here at Meridian at Lake San Marcos.

Posted On: 10/15/2019

I am/was a resident of this facility

I searched many facilities before choosing The Meridian. It was by far the best place I found. I have a one bedroom apartment and my furniture fits beautifully. I have lived here for two and a half years and have been very happy here. The staff is very caring and the residents are friendly. The food is as good as any facility and I always can find something on the menu that satisfies me. I enjoy many of the activities they provide, especially the bus trips that are planned for us every month. I lost my husband soon after moving in here and everyone was so supportive. I would recommend The Meridian to anyone who is looking for a nice place to live
By: Liela Schwartz     Verified Resident
Source: CARING Read Property Manager's Response

Hi Liela, we LOVE having you here with us and feel the same way about the community. Thank you for your tenacity in getting your review published, we truly appreciate it and you! We are very proud of our community, fantastic Executive Director and support staff. See you later today around the community!

Posted On: 10/7/2019

My father lived here for three years until he passed away. They were loving and attentive and he was very happy there. The facility is clean with lots of activities. I highly recommend the meridian they are very sweet with loving staff.
By: Sanderspt Button     Verified Resident
Source: GOOGLE PLACES Read Property Manager's Response

We're happy you found our staff to be so supportive during your experience here at Meridian at Lake San Marcos. Thank you for sharing, we appreciate your kind words.

Posted On: 10/2/2019

I am/was a resident of this facility

The Meridian is a astounding community. The architecture is unmatched and fits beautifully into the lake San macros community. My husband and I chose to move into the Meridian at Lake San Marcos for many reasons. The first reason is having meals prepared for us daily. Cooking was becoming a daily chore. The second reason is the housekeeping service. Housekeeping had become a hassle after many many years of cleaning. The third reason we chose the meridian is due to the fact that they have a dog park. Our dog is part of the family and we would not have moved anywhere that did not have a out door space for him. The most important reason we chose the meridian is being close to our family. Lastly When we moved in we made many new friends and established great friendships. The staff here have all been accommodating to our needs and they are very easy to approach. If you have any request or concerns the are more than willing to assist. The meridian has many amenities. They have a hair salon with great hair stylist. They have physical therapy that my husband has taken advantage of. Alex has been great with my husband and is very caring towards his needs. They also have a Gym that i use daily. There are many different workout classes that fit all ages and groups. The bus service has been very accommodating.
By: Irene Marley     Verified Resident
Source: CARING Read Property Manager's Response

We're happy you found our staff to be so supportive during your experience here at Meridian at Lake San Marcos. Thank you for sharing, we appreciate your kind words.

Posted On: 10/2/2019

I am/was a resident of this facility

The meridian is a beautiful and friendly environment. It has lovely architecture, grounds, and a great location. We have a fabulous two bedroom and a den apartment that is very spacious and has all the amenities that we could want. The staff in the meridian are all really great. The staff is always cheerful, friendly, and helpful. My husband and i enjoy going to the meridian theater and using the gym almost daily. The meridian offers two meals a day and weekly housekeeping. Moving into a community was a really hard decision but it has been well worth is due to the friendships we have created. This community creates an environment for making new friends and makes life easier. We feel very fortunate that we are able to live here at this stage in our life.
By: Cara Tate     Verified Resident
Source: CARING Read Property Manager's Response

We're happy you found our staff to be so supportive during your experience here at Meridian at Lake San Marcos. Thank you for sharing, we appreciate your kind words.

Posted On: 10/2/2019

I am/was a resident of this facility

I have been a resident of the Meridian at Lake San Marcos for 11 months. The first time visited the facility, the people were so friendly and everyone greeted me with a nod and a big smile. I moved from the Los Angeles area and i could not be happier. However, one will find it a different sort of living from where they moved. I am in independent living and the meridian at Lake San Marcos offers assisted living and memory care. I am adjusted to my new way of living and it did not take long. There is something to do every day, if you choose. The activities are listed every month on a activities Calendar. You can pick and choose what you like or just spend a leisure day walking around the beautiful grounds or sit by the pool with a good book. Life could not be better. Transportation is available for Doctors appointments, shopping, scenic drives, and outings. Meals are prepared in the beautiful dining room located in the clubhouse. There is also a beauty salon, movie theater, activity room, library, Game room, and pool to mention some of the amenities. My first trip to visit family and be in a different environment for a week was nice However, when i returned to my apartment at the meridian and opened the door, I said " I am home". It was a wonderful feeling.
By: Kaaren Harms     Verified Resident
Source: CARING Read Property Manager's Response

We're happy you found our staff to be so supportive during your experience here at Meridian at Lake San Marcos. Thank you for sharing, we appreciate your kind words.

Posted On: 10/2/2019

I am/was a resident of this facility

We have lived here nearly one year. From the beginning we have felt apart of the meridian family. The staff and residents are all very open, caring, and supportive in the experience in adjusting to a different life style. The apartments are spacious and well planned. They are beautifully appointed and have amazing amenities. I have nothing but good things to say about the staff. They are very caring and will go out of there way to assist you in your daily needs. The meridian offers a wide range of activities that we attend on occasion. The meridian is a great place to live and has an amazing atmosphere.
By: Joan Fuller     Verified Resident
Source: CARING Read Property Manager's Response

We're happy you found our staff to be so supportive during your experience here at Meridian at Lake San Marcos. Thank you for sharing, we appreciate your kind words.

Posted On: 9/30/2019

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

My aunt moved into The Meridian 3 years into their independent living. From the moment she moved in, everything was amazing! Great food, friendly staff, amazing activities, and a beautiful Lake View 1bedroom apartment with a full kitchen and washer dryer! Last month, we had to transition my aunt from independent to their memory care. The meridian staff, Launa, tee, Shaun and Austin made the transition so easy. Our aunt gets amazing care and support from Tee and her staff. They do so many great activities to help with her cignition. When you’re looking for senior living care, the meridian is the place!
By: jordyncatherine     Verified Resident
Source: CARING Read Property Manager's Response

Thank you for your positive review, we are grateful to see that you feel this way! We strive to provide excellent care and service to our residents and their families at Meridian at Lake San Marcos. Thank you again, we hope you have a wonderful day!

Posted On: 9/27/2019

By: Cheryl Roberts     Verified Resident
Source: SURVEY Read Property Manager's Response

Hi, thank you for your positive review of Meridian at Lake San Marcos. If there is anything we can do for you in the future, please don't hesitate to let us know (760) 566-7496. We are here for you and your family! We hope that you have a wonderful day!

Posted On: 9/27/2019

Beautiful building. The decor so warm and comfortable. The beautiful huge fireplace is so inviting to sit around, talk with friends or read to newspapers. All the staff were so very friendly and took time to hold a happy conversation with me. I feel as though I have met a lot of residents that will soon become close buddies.
By: Cheryl Roberts     Verified Resident
Source: GOOGLE PLACES Read Property Manager's Response

Hi Cheryl, thank you very much for taking the time to leave us this positive review for our team at Meridian at Lake San Marcos. We appreciate it & so do our other reviewers at Google. We hope to see you again soon!

Posted On: 9/19/2019

As an employee at The Meridian of Lake San Marcos I can say that it is a very amazing and welcoming senior living community where everyone revolves themselves around the kind and warm hearted residents enjoying their opportunity to work with them, having the pleasure to welcome them with a smile everyday. I would personally like to give an appreciation and a shout out to Victoria Taverna, Dining room manager who is not only amazing with her own staff, making sure they have flexible schedule for their own personal lives but also an astonishing person with the residents as she is always making sure they are having the most memorable and best service possible.
By: Evelyn Arzola Leon     Verified Resident
Source: FACEBOOK Read Property Manager's Response

Thank you Evelyn, we appreciate your feedback! We always strive to provide top quality service to every resident and their families, and are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your experience here at The Meridian at Lake San Marcos.

Posted On: 9/11/2019

To visit a community and have first points of contact who are personable and knowledgeable who would leave you feeling like you are taking a step in the right direction and making a smart choice for yourself or your loved one is to visit The Meridian at Lake San Marcos and be provided a personal tour by our Sales Directors, Shaun and Austin. Not only will you enjoy our picturesque community, you are also sure to notice our culture and lifestyle that's just as beautiful.
By: Ann Robinson     Verified Resident
Source: FACEBOOK Read Property Manager's Response

Hi Ann , thank you for your positive review, we are grateful to see that you feel this way! We strive to provide excellent care and service to our residents and their families at The Meridian at Lake San Marcos. Thank you again, we hope you have a wonderful day!

Posted On: 8/20/2019

We want to express our gratitude for the special community

Dear Launa, We want to express our gratitude for the special community you and your staff have created for the families at the Meridian. From first arrival we are welcomed by serene and beautiful grounds. The bubbling fountains, lush green plants and fragrant rose bushes provide a perfect relaxing setting. I know mom, dad & coco appreciate the dog part & dog path behind the building one. The staff are exceptional, the cleaning staff take care in their work and are open to requests. Dad’s caregivers and med tech are most helpful; and Lisa has quickly addressed any concerns raised. The food is always yummy & the menu varied. I know the breakfast crowd enjoy the special treats. (Donuts, cinnamon buns, pancakes, waffles) Each month the holiday celebration BBQs are delicious & offer many tasty choices. The servers are friendly and we remember how they remember dad’s special needs. There are so many activities offered from the cerebral, to the artistic, to physical. Mom especially enjoys the bridge games and her work on the board. The special recognition of service men & women on the wall of valor is lovely. Your creation of Cyprus room was brilliant. It was a wonderful intimate setting for dad’s 90th birthday celebration. We really appreciate the time Mark spent with mom to develop a menu that worked for everyone! The service was exceptional and the carrot cake was delicious. The attention to detail and efforts to create a caring community are greatly appreciated. With Thanks!
By: Brende Porten & Family     Verified Resident
Source: Property Site Read Property Manager's Response

Hi Ann , thank you for your positive review, we are grateful to see that you feel this way! We strive to provide excellent care and service to our residents and their families at The Meridian at Lake San Marcos. Thank you again, we hope you have a wonderful day!

Posted On: 8/16/2019

Beautiful accommodations with caring, compassionate and well trained trained staff. The Meridian at Lake San Marcos Community is clearly many steps above the rest.
By: Flora Danque     Verified Resident
Source: FACEBOOK Read Property Manager's Response

Flora, thank you for leaving this detailed review about your experience with our community. We appreciate it and look forward to seeing you again.

Posted On: 8/7/2019

Our Aunt lives at The Meridian and we are so impressed with the care she receives. The staff is very knowledgeable about dementia. The memory care is very clean and residents are always clean and tidy. They do so many great activities and even water fitness classes in their pool for memory care residents. They have a very nice courtyard and great healthy food. They do outings and recently went to the Del Mar Fair. My aunt loves to garden and they have her purpose by buying plants and soil and she has her own garden box in the courtyard. Tee, the memory care director/nurse is always very responsive and cares about our aunt. A big thank you to the meridian for taking such great care of everyone that lives there!
By: Jordyn Hoover     Verified Resident
Source: GOOGLE PLACES Read Property Manager's Response

Flora, thank you for leaving this detailed review about your experience with our community. We appreciate it and look forward to seeing you again.

Posted On: 8/7/2019

We moved to The Meridian from our home in Santa Ynez, California. We had lived in the Valley for many years but decided to downsize to a more manageable home. The yard and upkeep on our house had become too much for us, so it seemed best to relocate. Southern California was our first choice and we decided to look in the San Diego area where the climate was ideal. We had close family living in Carlsbad and liked their location. With family help, we found the perfect spot and community when we visited The Meridian at Lake San Marcos. We moved in to a lovely two bedroom apartment and have lived here nearly nine months. We found a caring and friendly community of other people who have quickly become friends. We have a small dog and one of our requirements was to have a pet friendly place to live. This place is perfect for us as many of the residents have "furry friends" and it has been a great way to establish new connections. We walk our pets several times every day and visit the dog park as part of our daily outings. Lots of visiting happens there, with other residents as well as our pets! Our apartment is spacious, beautiful and comfortable. We enjoy the delicious meals in our dining room, but also have a complete kitchen as well. The Meridian staff is outstanding! They are always willing to help with occasional problems and are just a phone call away. We enjoy weekly housekeeping and maintenance as needed. We feel as though we are part of a friendly community which has become family to us. Very grateful to be here! Joan and Wally Fuller
By: Joan Fuller     Verified Resident
Source: FACEBOOK Read Property Manager's Response

Flora, thank you for leaving this detailed review about your experience with our community. We appreciate it and look forward to seeing you again.

Posted On: 7/29/2019

My wife and I lived here for about 6 months now, and we have found the community is very well managed and controlled. The staff is amazing to work with and beyond caring. Once you find out what they have available to you your lifestyle improves tremendously. They have a pool, theater, many activities and outings, and happy hour with live entertainment. My wife has since moved into the meridians memory care for the last 4 months. I’ve found she’s made great improvements since moving in there. The director, Tee, and her staff are absolutely phenomenal. Very caring and professional in what they do. I find it very satisfying for me knowing she’s getting the care she needs. For me, I have been in assisted living. I have found that very accommodating. They take care of my medications. Great food by chef mark and his server staff. 5 star top of the line food with many varieties. Full service bar for us that have desire for wine or a mixed cocktail. Shaun, Austin, and Launa were very helpful during our move-in process and made the transition smooth.
By: Bob Whited     Verified Resident
Source: GOOGLE PLACES Read Property Manager's Response

Thank you, we appreciate your feedback! We always strive to provide top quality service to every resident and their families, and are pleased to hear this. Thank you again for letting our team know how we did! We look forward to helping again in the future.

Posted On: 7/29/2019

I have lived here at The Meridian for 4 months, and I think it is thoroughly enjoyable. After comparing various senior living facilities, I have noticied the following significant differences: #1) The Meridian has apartments larger than any other facilities I have visited. #2) A requirement to work at The Meridian is your ability to sincerely enjoy working with people. #3) The meals are excellent as they are at many of the other facilities. #4) The opportunities for lifestyle activities are available for all who care to use them. #5) Transportation is available for medical, shopping, and outings. #6) There are beauty shops, weight rooms, assembly rooms, libraries, theater, full bar, and pool all available when and if desired. #7) And finally, the management at the Meridian is not only knowledge but very very friendly.
By: Earl Vermilyea     Verified Resident
Source: GOOGLE PLACES Read Property Manager's Response

Thank you, we appreciate your feedback! We always strive to provide top quality service to every resident and their families, and are pleased to hear this. Thank you again for letting our team know how we did! We look forward to helping again in the future.

Posted On: 7/27/2019

Dining Room Service

I want to praise the work and services provided by Victoria Taverna in the dining room at The Meridian. She consistently shows initiative and effort in her work. Her patience with residents deserves special thanks in the way she deals with all things. She deserves and merits special consideration for over the ropservice. Give her a big raise and promotion for what she does for your company.
By: Curt Smith     Verified Resident
Source: Property Site Read Property Manager's Response

Thank you, we appreciate your feedback! We always strive to provide top quality service to every resident and their families, and are pleased to hear this. Thank you again for letting our team know how we did! We look forward to helping again in the future.

Posted On: 7/23/2019

I was just given a tour of The Meridian by Shaun, the Sales Director. He was very informative, and the meridian is absolutely breathtaking. I had no idea how close it was to Lake San Marcos. All of the staff are very friendly and helpful. There were so many different activities going on at the same time. And they have a farmers market every week just outside their back gate. Clean grounds. Great food. Experienced management. highly recommend taking a look here!
By: Robert Spielberger     Verified Resident
Source: FACEBOOK Read Property Manager's Response

Hi Robert Spielberger, thank you for your positive review, we are grateful to see that you feel this way! We strive to provide excellent care and service to our residents and their families at The Meridian at Lake San Marcos. Thank you again, we hope you have a wonderful day!

Posted On: 7/23/2019

I was just given a tour of The Meridian by Shaun, the Sales Director. He was very informative, and the meridian is absolutely breathtaking. I had no idea how close it was to Lake San Marcos. All of the staff are very friendly and helpful. There were so many different activities going on at the same time. And they have a farmers market every week just outside their back gate. Clean grounds. Great food. Experienced management. highly recommend taking a look here!
By: Robert Spielberger     Verified Resident
Source: FACEBOOK Read Property Manager's Response

Hi Robert Spielberger, thank you for your positive review, we are grateful to see that you feel this way! We strive to provide excellent care and service to our residents and their families at The Meridian at Lake San Marcos. Thank you again, we hope you have a wonderful day!

Posted On: 7/14/2019

Having visited Many retirement living communities in the area. I must admit that the Meridian is high on the list. The staff is loving and caring. The community is Clean,bright and friendly.Front desk is friendly and helpful. Memory care is top notch. Marketing is very informative. Dining room is clean. Food is plentiful. Chef Mark is friendly and is caring of the residents. Dining room manager Victoria is very friendly and aims to please her residents. Dining room staff is also very caring. Overall the Meridian is a 5 ?
By: Francine Coker     Verified Resident
Source: GOOGLE PLACES Read Property Manager's Response

Hi, thank you for taking the time to share your review, your opinion is very important to us. Did you know we have a Facebook page with pictures of our residents and their interesting activities? (The link to the Facebook page is on our website, https://www.pacificaseniorliving.com/senior-living/ca/san-marcos/the-meridian-at-lake-san-marcos). Please feel free to contact with any and all questions, (760) 566-7496. We hope you have a wonderful day and we hope to see you at one of our upcoming activities!

Posted On: 7/13/2019

Difficult to put into words how much I like this place and the staff in it. Austin, my first contact there, seamlessly helped me get my mom from the hospital into a studio at The Meridian in one day. She feels like she’s at The Four Seasons. He appears to know everyone by name. And, two days after her move he went and brought her down to an art class. The guy couldn’t be busier yet he found time to do that! You can tell he genuinely loves these people and his job. Lastly, I looked at others - this was not the most expensive! So grateful??
By: Robin Charlton Myrman     Verified Resident
Source: FACEBOOK Read Property Manager's Response

Thank you Robin, we appreciate your feedback! We always strive to provide top quality service to every resident and their families, and are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your experience here at The Meridian at Lake San Marcos.

Posted On: 7/3/2019

My sister in law lived at The Meridian f...

My sister in law lived at The Meridian from the opening of the building until she died. She lived there about 3 or 4 years in a lovely, adequately large one bedroom apartment. I had the opportunity to visit her several times. She enjoyed being there and made many friends. Many opportunities for activities were available, the dining pleasant and good as well as being surrounded with a beautiful setting. When she became ill and transferred to total care she received excellent care.
By: E F     Verified Resident
Source: MERCHANT CIRCLE Read Property Manager's Response

Thank you Robin, we appreciate your feedback! We always strive to provide top quality service to every resident and their families, and are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your experience here at The Meridian at Lake San Marcos.

Posted On: 6/29/2019

MY FATHER IS IN MERIDIAN, HE IS A RETIRED DOCTOR, WHEN HE GOT THE DIAGNOSIS OF ALZHEIMER'S HE WAS STILL DRIVING ,GOLFING WITH BUDDIES AND BEING THE COOL GUUY HE IS. HE DEC8DED WITH HIS DISEASE AND MY KNOWLEDGE OF SEVERAL HOMES I WORKED IN, WE WROTE AN ARTICLE FOR A MEDICAL JOURNAL ABOUT THE PERFECT PLACE. NUMBER ONE, PEOPLE WITH ALZHEIMER'S ARE CONFUSED. I WAS A MED TECH AND SOMETIMES PICKED UP CARE GIVER SHIFTS. WHAT I SAW WAS THIS.AGING PEOPLE, CONFUSED PEOPLE BEING WOKEN BY A PERSON WHO IS VERY SWEET, VERY GOOD AT THEIR JOB, LOVING HEARTS WHO DID NOT SPEAK ENGLISH. THE RADIO WAS ON SPANISH, POP MUSIC AND TALK RADIO AND THE TV WAS ON THESE SPANISH SPEAKING CHANNELS. SO UNFAIR TO THESE PEOPLE. VERY DISRESPECTFUL TO THE RESIDENTS. I AM NOT A RACIST. I COULD WASTE TIME TELLING YOU MANY STORIES TO PROVE IM NOT A RACIST. I F U HAVE A LOVED ONE AND YOU ARE LOOKING FOR A WAY TO GET A DIAGNOSIS WATCH PBS EXTENDED INTERVIEW OF DON HAYEN, HE SAYS IN HIS OWN WORDS WHAT WE DID WITH HIS DOC.ANY WAY MERIDIAN IS TRULEY THE DESCRIPTION OF WHAT DAD DREAMED UP. ALL EMPLOYEES MUST SPEAK CLEARLY AND THEY MUST SPEAK ENGLISH., THAT RIGHT THERE IS A DREAM COME TRUE. MY MOM DESIGNED HIS ROOM THEN MY HUSBAND AND SON PUT IT ALL TOGETHER. MY MOM IS A TALENTED DESIGNER. MY DAD WAS A SAILOR SO MOM DECORATED IN A NAUTICAL THEME. LOVELY. MY DAD STAYED HOME WITH HOME HEALTH UNTIL IT BECAME TOO MUCH. HE NEEDED MORE HELP. IT WAS A HARD DAY. MY MOM WAS 19 WHEN THEY WED. THEY STAYED MARRIED AND STILL ARE. MOMS BED IS LONELY. NOW. THE COOL THING IS SHE IS FIVE MINUTES AWAY, SHE VISITS AND CUDDLES WITH HIM ALMOST NIGHTLY. SHES HAVING KNEE SO SHE HAS A CARE GIVER ANYWAY I LOVE THIS PLACE AND IF YOU CAN GET IN TRUST ME WHEN I SAY EVERYTHING IMPORTANT IS THERE. JENNY DONS DAUGHTER
By: John Gaines     Verified Resident
Source: GOOGLE PLACES Read Property Manager's Response

Hi, thank you for taking the time to share your review, your opinion is very important to us. We hope you have a wonderful day and we hope to see you at one of our upcoming activities!

Posted On: 6/5/2019

The Meridian is a top-notch community! They take such amazing care of their residents. The leadership team of Launa, Shaun, Austin, and Lisa could not be better. It it always such an amazing feeling every time you walk thru the door. The biggest thing that sets them apart is the lifestyle their residents have. They provide great care, and have a beautiful clubhouse with a movie theater, pool, billiards room, full restaurant and bar! I highly recommend you take a look at this community! The management, community, and rates are the best in the area!!!
By: Derrik W Staples     Verified Resident
Source: FACEBOOK Read Property Manager's Response

Thank you Derrik, we appreciate your feedback! We always strive to provide top quality service to every resident and their families, and are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your experience here at The Meridian at Lake San Marcos.

Posted On: 6/5/2019

Such an amazing Senior Living Community! The clubhouse is beautiful. Amazing care, food, leadership, grounds, community, and activities. Family members and residents look so happy! Their apartments are very spacious and new! Talk to the Sales Director, Shaun, to set up a great tour! You will love it there!
By: Geli Visesio Taase     Verified Resident
Source: FACEBOOK Read Property Manager's Response

Thank you for your positive review. We are grateful to see that you feel this way! We strive to provide excellent care and service to our residents and their families at The Meridian at Lake San Marcos. Thank you very much, we hope you have a wonderful day!

Posted On: 6/5/2019

The Meridian is a top-notch community! They take such amazing care of their residents. The leadership team of Launa, Shaun, Austin, and Lisa could not be better. It it always such an amazing feeling every time you walk thru the door. The biggest thing that sets them apart is the lifestyle their residents have. They provide great care, and have a beautiful clubhouse with a movie theater, pool, billiards room, full restaurant and bar! I highly recommend you take a look at this community! The management, community, and rates are the best in the area!!!
By: Derrik W Staples     Verified Resident
Source: FACEBOOK Read Property Manager's Response

Thank you Derrik, we appreciate your feedback! We always strive to provide top quality service to every resident and their families, and are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your experience here at The Meridian at Lake San Marcos.

Posted On: 6/5/2019

Such an amazing Senior Living Community! The clubhouse is beautiful. Amazing care, food, leadership, grounds, community, and activities. Family members and residents look so happy! Their apartments are very spacious and new! Talk to the Sales Director, Shaun, to set up a great tour! You will love it there!
By: Geli Visesio Taase     Verified Resident
Source: FACEBOOK Read Property Manager's Response

Thank you for your positive review. We are grateful to see that you feel this way! We strive to provide excellent care and service to our residents and their families at The Meridian at Lake San Marcos. Thank you very much, we hope you have a wonderful day!

Posted On: 6/5/2019

The Meridian at Lake San Marcos is the best senior living community in San Diego! They offer Independent Living, Assisted Living, and Memory Care. The community is so new, clean, and smells so good!! When you walk thru the door, the clubhouse is breathtaking. The management team, Shaun and Launa, do a great job. They have a full time pastry chef, and fresh desserts 7 days a week. Best floor plans, lifestyle, and rates in the area. Schedule yourself a tour, you won’t regret it!
By: Van Cupples     Verified Resident
Source: GOOGLE PLACES Read Property Manager's Response

Hi, thank you for taking the time to share your review, your opinion is very important to us. Did you know we have a Facebook page with pictures of our residents and their interesting activities? (The link to the Facebook page is on our website, https://www.pacificaseniorliving.com/senior-living/ca/san-marcos/the-meridian-at-lake-san-marcos). Please feel free to contact with any and all questions, (760) 566-7496. We hope you have a wonderful day and we hope to see you at one of our upcoming activities!

Posted On: 5/29/2019

What an amazing day yesterday at the Activity Professional Workshop at the Meridian at Lake San Marcos. Patrick Carney’s presentation was dynamic, it showed us how to calculate our own personal DISC profile based on your everyday typical behavior. We learned that by knowing your DISC profile and of others around you, you’ll have a more effective two-way communication outcome working together side by side. During the drumming circle presentation. Everyone was in sync to the beating of the drums as if they played together for a long time and Minnie was the Maestro that orchestrated the whole ensemble band. It was invigorating and fun! Participants had the opportunity to experience various healing modalities first-hand and had Q&A session with Minding Motion and ending the day with Kira Anthofer's Laughter Yoga! Oh My Goodness, how energetic and refreshing! "Clap your hands to each word from side to side and go, Ho-Ho, Ha-Ha-Ha!" This class was echoed throughout the whole building and residents wondered where all the booming laughter was coming from. Overall, the workshop was a success and we had an incredible-educational time! ADGSD would like to give countless Thanks to Launa and Dina at The Meridian at Lake San Marcos for hosting this year’s annual Activity Professional Workshop. The Activity Directors of Greater San Diego held their Annual Workshop at the Meridian on April 27th. Dina Scalia, Activity Director was the Host for the event. Dina was an exceptional, she provided a beautiful and professional atmosphere for the training classes. Chef Mark provided the attendees with a tasty lunch. With the love and support of the Executive Director, Launa and Dina and Chef Mark, their touches made our Workshop shine!!! Our sincere appreciation and gratitude go out to them.
By: ADGSD Activity Directors of Greater San Diego     Verified Resident
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Thank you, we appreciate your feedback! We always strive to provide top quality service to every resident and their families, and are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your experience here at The Meridian at Lake San Marcos.

Posted On: 5/24/2019

Such a great Assisted Living facility!! The people working there, especially the activities director - Ann Robinson is amazing! They truly care about residents and families! Would highly recommend!
By: Alyssa Estrella     Verified Resident
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Thank you for your positive review. We are grateful to see that you feel this way! We strive to provide excellent care and service to our residents and their families at The Meridian at Lake San Marcos. Thank you very much, we hope you have a wonderful day!

Posted On: 5/17/2019

Absolutely WONDERFUL senior care facility for my mother, who had a recent birthday, and is 91-years’ young. Compared to other facilities we’ve been at, and visited, The Meridian is preeminent in so many ways. The property is picturesque, near a beautiful lake and located in the heart of San Marcos. The meals served, and staffing are both superb, with continual enhancements being made throughout the year. Thank you for being there, TEAM!
By: Donald Lake     Verified Resident
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Thank you Donald, we appreciate your feedback! We always strive to provide top quality service to every resident and their families, and are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your experience here at The Meridian at Lake San Marcos.

Posted On: 5/16/2019

I can sum up my impression of The Meridian at Lake San Marcos in two simple words: First Class. I have the pleasure of not only performing piano there but for the past five years have conducted weekly Sunday morning church services for this wonderful community. Each and every time I visit there’s the feeling of elegance, warmth and attentiveness. I’ve been around long enough to know full well this doesn’t happen all by itself. It takes someone with foresight and deliberate thought to organize and create such an atmosphere and Dina Scalia is the one who makes it all happen. Her diligence and proactive approach to serving the dear souls of this community is evident throughout. Furthermore she makes herself fully accessible to address any concerns that arise and handles each and every one with dispatch. There’s an old business saying that, “it can take YEARS to find a customer, but only SECONDS to lose one” and I have no doubt that The Meridian at Lake San Marcos is most fortunate to have someone like Dina on their staff. She’s the cheerful face behind the well-oiled machine that keeps The Meridian at the top!
By: taylor bassett     Verified Resident
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Thank you Taylor, we appreciate your feedback! We always strive to provide top quality service to every resident and their families, and are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your experience here at The Meridian at Lake San Marcos.

Posted On: 5/16/2019

One of the best communities in all of San Diego. As one of the entertainers i can personally say that, the environment is very welcoming, and the workers are phenomenal. They are all kind-hearted. Dina Scalia the person in charge of activities is very professional in her work, as well as being one of the nicest people ive met in the community .
By: almario estrella     Verified Resident
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Thank you for your positive review. We are grateful to see that you feel this way! We strive to provide excellent care and service to our residents and their families at The Meridian at Lake San Marcos. Thank you very much, we hope you have a wonderful day!

Posted On: 5/12/2019

6 months ago today I moved into The Meridian at Lake San Marcos Independent Living. "I think I've died and gone to Heaven and wish I'd moved here yrs. ago". Our Director Launa and her Staff go above and beyond to see that we are all taken care of addressing our individual needs. Delicious food/tons of activities/shopping trips and a monthly calendar with endless choices of things to do. Assisted Living & Memory Care are part of the Complex so I'll never have to move again. I love it!
By: Bonnie van Ostrom     Verified Resident
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Thank you Bonnie , we appreciate your feedback! We always strive to provide top quality service to every resident and their families, and are pleased to hear that you enjoy your experience here at The Meridian at Lake San Marcos.

Posted On: 4/28/2019

BEFORE I GOT SICK I WORKED IN MANY FACILITIES . MY DAD WAS DIAGNOSED ABOUT 2005. HE DECIDED TO DO WHAT HE COULD WITH THE NATIONAL ORGANIZATION FOR ALZHEIMER’S. DAD WAS INTERVIEWED BY CONGRESS. WE DID MANY NEWSPAPER INTERVIEWS AND DAD CAN BE SEEN ON A PBS SPECIAL GOOGLE HIS NAME PBS EXTENDED INTERVIEW. DAD AND I SPOKE OFTEN ABOUT THE THINGS I SAW IN ALZHEIMER’S UNITS. WE WROTE A LONG ARTICLE ABOUT THE ALZHEIMER’S CARE IN A PERFECT WORLD. KNOWING WE DO NOT LIVE IN A PERFECT WORLD WE PUT IT OUT THERE AND I USED MY REAL NAME AND PLACES I HAD WORKED WHAT I HAD SEEN. I WAS ANGRY, PEOPLE WERE WORKING WITH PEOPLE WHO HAVE A HARD TIME PUTTING TOGETHER A SENTENCE, MOST PEOPLE WORKING WHEN I WAS DID NOT SPEAK ENGLISH. THERE WAS ONE MAN IN THE MEMORY CARE AREA THAT SPOKE SPANISH, THE REST WERE PEOPLE WHO SPOKE ENGLISH. I MUST SAY HERE I NORE MY PARENTS ARE RACIST. MY HIGH SCHOOL LOVE WAS A BOY NAMED ROBERT MARTINEZ. I LOVED HIM AS DID MY PARENTS AND ROBERT WAS BILINGUAL. THE PEOPLE I WORKED WITH WERE KIND, LOVING, GIVING, AND THEY DID NOT SPEAK ENGLISH. THIS WAS AND STILL IS AN ISSUE. MOM TOURED MERIDIAN, CALLED ME AND TOLD ME THAT MERIDIAN MUST HAVE READ OUR ARTICLE.EVERYTHING WE WORRIED ABOUT WAS FIXED AT MERIDIAN. MY MOM AND DADS HOME IS FIVE MINUTES FROM DADS NEW HOME AND I LOVE THE CARE GIVERS THE MED TECHS AND THE CENTER ITSELF. MERIDIAN ANSWERED EVERY CONCERN DAD AND I HAD. I HAVE LUPUS I CANNOT BE THERE I FEEL FAITH. I TRUST THE PEOPLE ANSWERING MY FEARS,MOMS AND DADS. DADDY, YOU CHANGED THINGS BEFORE YOU GOT LOST. I WILL TELL YOU IN THE MORNING...AGAIN, JENNY
By: Jenny John Gaines     Verified Resident
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Thank you for taking the time to let us know how we did. We hope you have a great day!

Posted On: 4/19/2019

I work frequently with this property and have been so amazed with the assistance provided from both Lisa and Jessica (Residential Service Director and Assisted Living Director). They go above and beyond for their residents wellbeing everyday! I always feel privileged to work with a resident at this property, because there is a level of trust and standard that is required (as should be everywhere)!
By: Tiffany Strangman     Verified Resident
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Hi, thank you for your positive review. We are so pleased that you feel this way! We strive to provide excellent care and service to our residents and their families at The Meridian at Lake San Marcos. Thank you very much, we hope you have a wonderful day!

Posted On: 4/18/2019

I recently toured this community. It is a very lovely. Amazing leadership on all levels. Everyone is very friendly and helpful. I consider it a five star community for the following reasons. 1. Super friendly staff work there they are always willing to engage and help you as soon as you walk in the door. 2. The grounds are very manicured and kept very clean. The community presents as a Mediterranean style which goes along with the Southern California motify of lifestyle. 3. There are always many activities to choose from every day for the residence here. The food is top notch at all times of the day. I consider this community of five star community and then around the San Diego area.
By: eric giddings     Verified Resident
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Eric, thank you for the high star rating! We're looking forward to your next visit with us!

Posted On: 4/17/2019

I have nothing but positive things to say about The Meridian. I moved my mom into the meridian in December 2016 into their assisted living with the help of Shaun their sales director. This was the best move we could have made! My mom has been extremely happy at the meridian and receives exceptional care and always participates in the various daily activities. The community has great management led by the executive director, Launa, and the nurses, Jessica, Lisa, and Tee. Socorro and daisy the med techs do a great job! The front desk girls Aline and Ivey are always so friendly when you arrive. We have sinced moved mom into their memory care. This was a smooth transition and another amazing decision. Also, the food is outstanding. I work in the catering business, and I always get a great meal when I visit my mom. Chef mark goes above and beyond to ensure all his residents’ dietary needs are met. Definelty worth taking a look here! You will not regret it!
By: Scott Cotsonas     Verified Resident
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Thank you for your positive review! We are very proud to win the SeniorAdvisor best of Senior Living communities in the nation 2 years in a row! We appreciate the kind words and agree with you! We are very proud of our community and the level of care we provide! We have a great staff and genuinely care for all our residents, and it shows. Please feel free to reach out at any time to us at any time with any and all questions and concerns; we are always here for you and your family.

Posted On: 4/16/2019

By: Eric Giddings     Verified Resident
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It is wonderful to receive such a positive review!

Posted On: 4/16/2019

I recently toured this facility. It is a very lovely facility with lovely people working there. I consider it a five star community for the following reasons. 1. Super friendly staff work there they are always willing to engage and help you as soon as you walk in the door. 2. The grounds are very manicured and kept very clean. The community presents as a Mediterranean style which goes along with the Southern California motify of lifestyle. 3. There are always many activities to choose from every day for the residence here. The food is top notch at all times of the day. I consider this community of five star community and then around the San Diego area.
By: eric giddings     Verified Resident
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It is wonderful to receive such a positive review!

Posted On: 3/31/2019

I recently visited the Meridian and couldn’t be more impressed with the beautiful grounds, the food in the restaurant and the caring staff. Everywhere I turned , I was greeted with a smile. I was fortunate enough to meet the Manager, Lana. She not only takes care of her residents, but their guests as well. Overall, The Meridian is filled with warmth and genuine hospitality. Thank you Lana for all you do for everyone who walks through your door!
By: Lanae Aguilera     Verified Resident
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Thank you Lanae , we appreciate your feedback! We always strive to provide top quality service to every resident and their families, and are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your experience here at The Meridian at Lake San Marcos.

Posted On: 3/30/2019

By: Joey A     Verified Resident
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Hi, thank so much for rating us! Our team takes pride in providing an excellent experience!

Posted On: 3/18/2019

Review of The Meridian at Lake San Marcos

We moved to The Meridian November 2018. It is a lovely home. We especially appreciate the friendly and caring staff, all of whom do a wonderful job of meeting our needs. The maintenance staff has been especially helpful in responding to requests. We have had new furniture delivered which required some assembly, as well as help with placing things in storage, They are excellent, helpful, and kind. Thank you!
     Verified Resident
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Hi, thank so much for rating us! Our team takes pride in providing an excellent experience!

Overall Rating

5 out of 5 stars

Ratings By Category

Parking
4.5 out of 5 stars
Amenities
4.5 out of 5 stars
Maintenance
5 out of 5 stars
Staff
5 out of 5 stars
Value
5 out of 5 stars
Location
5 out of 5 stars
Noise
4.5 out of 5 stars

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