When the coronavirus pandemic hit and major changes and restrictions were being put in place for retirement communities, like ours, we knew that some things were going to have to change. We knew we would have to start thinking outside of the box in order to best serve our community. Now more than ever, people are realizing that quarantining at home is more necessary but also even more difficult for this higher risk population of seniors. Living their lives today afraid to leave their homes to get necessary supplies and see family members or friends (for mental health purposes), this population has had the hardest time of all of us following safer at home and stay at home regulations.
Communities like Kirkwood are ideal for individuals and families looking for security during this pandemic. Meals, groceries, and camaraderie among neighbors are all aspects that we provide under our roof and staying safer at home is far less daunting. For people in Birmingham and beyond, the desire and need to transition into a community is growing. We want to make sure that there is still a way for these individuals and families looking to move to be able get to know Kirkwood by the River, even from afar and that is why we created the virtual tour experience.
With the inability to give tours to potential new residents and their families, and the rising desire for people to find and make the transition to a Life Plan Community, we decided to create the virtual tour experience. This experience is a series of videos giving detailed information about our community with shots of the spaces that one would see and hear about on an in person tour at Kirkwood. We have videos of popular shared spaces, open apartments, and different floor plans where you are able to get a feel for what life at Kirkwood would look like before deciding to submit a new resident application. Our hope is that this new resource will enable individuals looking to move to make an informed decision about if our community would be the right fit for them. We want to help you make the right choice for you and we pray these videos are your first step!
Check them out here and please reach out with and other questions or suggestions you have!