Ask Kirkwood

What is a Life Plan Community?

A Life Plan Community is a lifestyle option enjoyed by thousands of seniors around the country. Life Plan Communities emphasize lifelong learning, personal growth and health and well-being. As a Life Plan Community, Kirkwood by the River offers five lifestyle options: Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care Assisted Living, Skilled Nursing Care and Medicare Rehabilitation. These options allow for resort-style services and amenities, maintenance-free living in a residential setting and personal support designed to help maintain health and independence for as long as possible.

Is Kirkwood by the River owned by another Corporation or is it a nonprofit community?

Kirkwood by the River is not owned by a larger corporation and stands strong in being a nonprofit community. The nonprofit status encompasses numerous benefits that provide the value you’re looking for in senior living. First and foremost, the entire focus of the community is to provide a quality, meaningful and secure life for all its residents. Other nonprofit benefits available to residents are favorable tax credits and exemptions. As a ministry of Independent Presbyterian Church, Kirkwood by the River offers a unique lifestyle of services and care that strives to meet everyone’s needs and offers a long-lasting home and family for our residents.

Since Kirkwood by the River is a ministry of Independent Presbyterian Church, what type of worship services and bible studies are offered?

All worship services and bible studies are offered for all denominations. Kirkwood by the River welcomes all walks of faith and embraces everyone with the love and compassion as shown through our ministry. Transportation is offered to Sunday worship services at Independent Presbyterian Church, as well as, weekly bible studies and worship services by our on-site chaplain in the Kirkwood by the River Chapel.

When was Kirkwood by the River built?

Kirkwood by the River was built in the spring of 1980 as a ministry of Independent Presbyterian Church. To learn more about our history, visit Our Story.

What services and amenities are available at Kirkwood by the River?

Kirkwood by the River offers a comprehensive array of resort-style services and amenities, including restaurant-style dining, a private dining room for each community, library, chapel, veranda, covered pavilion on the river, lounge areas, beauty shop, fitness center, heated swimming pool, housekeeping (including linen service), scheduled transportation, full maintenance services, and a Kirkwares gift shop. We also offer a wide variety of programs and cultural pursuits both on and off the community. For a complete listing of services and amenities, go to Continuing Care.

How can I learn more?

We invite you to Contact Us or Visit Kirkwood any time of the year.