Kirkwood is the ideal location and setting for pursuing an active and independent lifestyle. Knowing you have a plan with a full continuum of care for any future healthcare needs provides the peace of mind to enjoy retirement to the fullest. Our residents can do as much, or as little, as they like. Activities and excursions include trips to the symphony, museums, and area landmarks. Around campus, residents experience comraderies and companionship in our community dining rooms, lifelong learning classes, library, and public spaces. Friends and loved ones who require varying stages of care can remain on the same campus. This allows important connections to continue when they are needed most.
Kirkwood offers amenities to fill your days and services to meet your needs. Our amenities provide fun and unique ways to build community and form connections. Our services are comprehensive in scope and uncompromising in quality. We invite you to schedule a visit and discover how our services and amenities create a special way of life that focuses on our residents.Learn More
Click the button to view our contact us page.Contact Us Today
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The community's cottage living surrounded by a wooded, natural environment with access to future healthcare services is what attracted us to Kirkwood!