March 5, 2020: Skilled Nursing, Assisted Living and Memory Care Visitation: With vaccinations becoming more widespread and our vaccination clinics completed we are getting many questions about when visitation can resume in our health care areas.Unfortunately, as of right now none of the restrictions for Skilled Nursing, Assisted Living and Memory Care have been revised. … ContinuedRead More
Last Thursday, we kicked off a campus renovation project that we hope to be the beginning of our future at Kirkwood. Members of our board of directors and Independent Presbyterian Church, representatives from our renovation partners, and the people in our community gathered to mark this momentous occasion and speak about our hopes and dreams … ContinuedRead More
After a long year with limited social programs, we are thrilled to be sharing our June Programs and Activities Calendars for Independent Living, Assisted Living and Memory Care Assisted Living! Please click on the image below for the full PDF. Independent Living Assisted Living Kirkwood LaneRead More
Many families looking to have a loved one moved to our memory care assisted living at Kirkwood wonder what a day in the life will look like and what activities their loved one will be participating in. Our wonderful life enrichment team has created a full and well rounded activities calendar for our Kirkwood Lane … ContinuedRead More
This month, our resident spotlight is on our wonderful community member, Jean Burnette! We so enjoyed getting to know her a little bit better and hope you do too! Where are you from? I am originally from Birmingham, Alabama. And I cheer for the Auburn Tigers – War Eagle! Tell us about your family. My husband … ContinuedRead More
This week we are so excited to introduce our partner in making the dreams and drawings of Cedar Ridge at Kirkwood come to life, Stewart/Perry Construction Co. Stewart/Perry has been around almost as long as Kirkwood by the River and their commitment to “delivering value beyond the build” on every project really sets them apart … ContinuedRead More
This month our awesome Billing Specialist, Charlene Varden is our Staff Spotlight! Tell us a little bit about yourself. I am originally from Midfield, AL. My children, Shana and Dalton and I moved to Corner 16 years ago when my husband and I married. We blended my 2 children with his 3 children Channing, Cameron … ContinuedRead More
Today we want to introduce to you, the Cumberland floorpan from our new cottage home construction plan! From our talented architect, Taylor Plosser Davis: “Richland is the third of Kirkwood by the River’s cottages in the Cedar Ridge neighborhood. In selecting finishes and fixtures for the cottages, we paid lots of attention to our users. … ContinuedRead More
After a long year with limited social programs, we are thrilled to share our May Programs and Activities Calendars for Independent Living, Assisted Living and Memory Care Assisted Living! Please click on the image below for the full PDF. Independent Living Assisted Living Kirkwood LaneRead More
Today in our FAQ Friday series we are talking about our furry friends and whether they are able to live with you at Kirkwood! In our Independent Living Apartments at Kirkwood, the policy is that if you are able to care for your pet, you are welcome to have them here at Kirkwood! Some of … ContinuedRead More
This month, our Friend of Kirkwood Partner spotlight is our pharmacy, Senior Care Pharmacy! The folks at Senior Care really do such a wonderful job caring for our community and we are thankful they have agreed to take over COVID Vaccine clinics from here on out! Below, we hear from them about the upcoming clinics … ContinuedRead More
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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 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.
My only regret is that I didn’t move here sooner with my late husband. We would have loved living here together. It would have been perfect for us to travel without the responsibilities of a home.
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.
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.
We love that Kirkwood isn’t only church affiliated, but faith is a very prominent, important part of the community. To us, there just couldn’t be a better place.
If you asked me, I would say it gets better every year!
We’re a family. We really are a family.