40th anniversary Kirkwood by the River logo Sponsored by: Stewart Perry logo

Our 40th Anniversary Event will be held at Kirkwood by the River in our beautiful newly renovated Living Area on April 28th, 2022 at 6:00!


A huge thank you to our Title Sponsor for this event, Stewart Perry. This event would not be possible without your generosity and support!

You're Invited!

Join us for a night of dancing, drinks, food and lots of fun as we celebrate Kirkwood’s 40th Anniversary! We ask for your support as we aim to raise money to renovate and repurpose our campus to improve the lives of our current and future residents.

This evening at Kirkwood by the River will feature a Silent Auction with an array of items and experiences for everyone, a live band with the funkiest tunes, and an exciting announcement of our newly renovated space and plans for the rest of the campus. It will be a night you won’t want to miss, Thursday, April 28 at 6:00!

The ticket price is $100

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The Why

Kirkwood by the River opened its doors in the Spring of 1980 as a not-for-profit continuing care retirement community in Birmingham Alabama, offering independent living, assisted living, memory care assisted living and skilled nursing levels of care. We have served approximately 1,800 residents and their families over the past 40 years with unparalleled attention to detail and care. Independent Presbyterian Church had the vision of ministering to the senior population by offering a retirement community in a retreat-like setting. This idyllic location, nestled in the woods off the Cahaba River, is perfect for spiritual reflection and worship.

As the wants and desires of our current and future senior population are changing, we feel that it is time to repurpose the Kirkwood community. Through this endeavor our goal would be to enhance our mission, which is to provide security and comfort to all of our residents as we help them to lead an active lifestyle and to provide a state of the art campus for residents of Kirkwood. We ask for your support as we begin this endeavor and work with wonderful local businesses to renovate our campus.

Silent Auction & Sponsorships

If you or someone you know would like to make a contribution either by donating an item to our silent auction or becoming a sponsor of the event, please fill out the form below. You may also contact Lauren Sanderlin, our Marketing Coordinator!

Kirkwood by the River is a 501c3 organization; the value of your donation is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. In recognition of your gift, we will list you or your business name on bid sheets, social media sites, collateral and the event program.

Lauren Sanderlin, Marketing Coordinator
Phone: 713-817-7056

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The Residents

Our residents come from different backgrounds and bring their unique qualities, talents, and life experiences to complete the Kirkwood community. Here are just a few reflections from some individuals who call Kirkwood their home.

I fell in love with the cottage and the view from my back porch. I am excited to have a yard for Ginger, my poodle, to play in and my own garage, all within an established retirement community!

Charlotte Hamilton Current Resident

My husband and I looked at a number of places when deciding to move to a retirement community. For the most part, we found communities that said, ‘We’re going to take care of you.’ But Kirkwood was different. It wasn’t just about taking care of us. It was also about having fun, having friends, and living life to the fullest. The attitude at Kirkwood was positive and the atmosphere was comforting. We simply couldn’t resist. Without a doubt, the location was ideal. The Cahaba Room that overlooks the river, the mountains, the trails – there were just so many things about life. The community was lively. It was alive.

Alice Brooks Current Resident

We realized we were approaching an age where we might need more assistance than what just downsizing could provide. Knowing we have my sons nearby and the levels of care should we need it is comforting, and the beautiful hillside, river, and the woods makes it that much more appealing. We don’t know of any other community that has the woods, the various levels of care, and so many different amenities.

Phyllis and John Guschke Current Residents

We were moving my parents down from the Cleveland area to be near us. I looked at almost every retirement place in the Birmingham area. The second I turned into Kirkwood’s drive and drove up the hill, I knew that I’d found the perfect place for my parents to live in Alabama. In the six years that my parents have been at Kirkwood, I have always felt nothing but love and helpfulness from every staff member. Everyone is always helpful with a pleasant attitude. You can truly see and feel the family atmosphere. I’m happy that my parents can call Kirkwood their home.

Brenda Sheehan Kirkwood family member

When we learned that Cedar Ridge was being developed, that seemed to fit our needs very well. It is the ideal place for the next phase of our retirement.

Carol and Arthur Stephens Current Residents

One thing that we feel is very important here at Kirkwood by the River is the relationship that we have between the staff and the residents. They are dedicated to making our life here as safe and secure and pleasurable as possible. That goes a long way.

Fred Rogers Current Resident

The community's cottage living surrounded by a wooded, natural environment with access to future healthcare services is what attracted us to Kirkwood!

Rick and Jane Ricketts Current Residents