For retirees Sue and Morry Himmel, a beautiful life continues at Maravilla Scottsdale



A Life Well Lived

For retirees Sue and Morry Himmel, a beautiful life continues in Scottsdale


“Retirement doesn’t mean we stop being us,” says Sue Himmel. “It just means we get to indulge a little more.”

According to Sue, she and Morry, her husband of 62 years, have led a joy-filled and active lifestyle and wouldn’t change a thing, and that includes where they now call home––Maravilla Scottsdale, an award-winning retirement community located in North Scottsdale.

“Sometimes you just know,” Sue says. “We knew Maravilla Scottsdale was our place before it was built––when there was nothing but a dirt lot to see. And we couldn’t have made a better choice.”

With the ease of a maintenance-free lifestyle, residents like the Himmels enjoy extraordinary amenities and services plus a wide-range of choices that provide opportunities for socializing, continued learning, wellness, and connectivity.

“Today, we dine out, meet friends at the movies, and we still travel,” Morry says. “We enjoy playing bridge and Rummikub and often go to the theater and symphony. And I use to play tennis, but now I play golf.” Considering the community’s location adjacent to the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess resort and Tournament Players Club Stadium Course, hitting the green couldn’t be more convenient.

Maravilla Scottsdale was designed to enhance residents’ engaging lifestyles, and the Himmels need no further proof of that. Here, they enjoy a variety of social, recreational, and fitness opportunities as well as exceptional amenities that include multiple dining venues, the fitness center, an indoor swimming pool, a spa, and a movie theater.

Independent-living residents can select from an assortment of spacious floor plans ranging from casitas with private garages to courtyard residences, each thoughtfully designed with contemporary custom features. They enjoy maintenance-free resort-style living with housekeeping and linen services provided, all allowing them time to enjoy their own interests.

Plus, when needs change and grow, Maravilla Scottsdale residents enjoy the assurance of quality care and services that are provided with the highest level of accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). CARF is an international nonprofit organization that accredits health and human services providers.

Adherence to the highest standards and dedication to quality evaluation and improvement of programs that ensure resident comfort, care, and quality of life were requisite to achieve this level of accreditation. Maravilla Scottsdale is one of the first retirement communities in the nation to earn accreditation for its independent assisted living and memory-care programs.

“If you’re thinking about moving to Maravilla Scottsdale––just move,” Sue says. “It’s a wonderful place!”



Maravilla Scottsdale

(480) 535-9817

7221 E. Princess Blvd., Scottsdale



Did you know that Scottsdale has two dedicated senior centers offering a variety of programs, recreational classes, special events, support services, and other opportunities geared specifically toward senior adults? Check out the locations below to learn more about these great community resources for you or a loved one.


Granite Reef Senior Center

1700 N. Granite Reef Rd., Scottsdale

(480) 312-1700

Hours of operation: Mon.–Fri., 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Sat., 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Via Linda Senior Center

10440 E. Via Linda, Scottsdale

(480) 312-5810

Hours of operation: Mon.–Thurs., 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Fri. –Sat., 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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