January Calendars 2023

By Sarah Sexton | Publish Date January 03, 2023

Welcome, 2023! What a fun start we’ve had to the new year!

Do you have a new year’s resolution? Maybe it is to prioritize your health. At Kirkwood, we offer residents the freedom to live independently without the worries of what healthcare needs may arise in the future. We also have exercise classes, walking trails, and fitness centers available to our residents.

Or could your resolution be more time with friends? We offer daily entertainment, social gatherings, and cultural arts programs at Kirkwood. Find a long-time friend or make a new one while enjoying the living room fireplace or gather with friends for a meal. There are so many opportunities to spend time together.

Or is your resolution to grow in your spiritual faith? Two chaplains at Kirkwood offer weekly Bible studies and worship services. Residents of all denominations are welcome to participate in discussion and worship as we grow closer to God and one another through prayer and study.

No matter your goals for 2023, we want to be a part of your journey. Use our website or call 205-956-2184 for more information on our Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care Assisted Living, Skilled Nursing, and Short-term Rehabilitation services and amenities. If you or your loved one is interested in joining us for any of the events found on the calendars attached, please let us know. All are welcome! We can’t wait to get to know you in 2023!

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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.

My time at Kirkwood was spectacular; they taught me how to walk again. The staff was outstanding, and the care was beyond reproach. When I arrived, I had a long way to go. I was very sick. The first night, they had to lift me as I could not move by myself. When I left, they were chasing me down the hallway. They taught me how to perform the activities of daily living again. It was the best care I could have prayed for, and on top of that, the food was spectacular.

Eli Gold Past Resident

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