Date Change! Due to the uncertainty surrounding the next couple of months and our desire to prevent COVID-19 exposure, we have made the decision to postpone our 40th Anniversary Celebration at Barber Motorsports Museum to Spring 2021. Thank you for your understanding. Please go ahead and mark your calendars, we are excited to celebrate with you in the spring!

 

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

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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 The Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum will feature a Silent Auction with an array of items and experiences for everyone, a live band with the funkiest tunes, and an exciting presentation of our early plans for the renovation. It will be a night you won’t want to miss – be sure to grab your tickets below!

Spring 2021 TBD

The Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum
6030 Barber Motosports Parkway
Birmingham, AL 35094

The ticket price is $125.00.

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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.

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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 your business name on bid sheets, social media sites, collateral and the event program.

Lauren Sanderlin, Marketing Coordinator
Phone: 713-817-7056
LSanderlin@kirkwoodbytheriver.com

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Buy tickets for Kirkwood’s 40th Anniversary Fundraiser, Race into the Future, on September 25th at Barber’s Vintage Motorsports Museum!

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Donate an item(s) to our silent auction! All proceeds raised will directly benefit our community renovation and items will
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Can’t come to the event but still want to support the campaign? Donate to the 40th Anniversary Campus Renovation Campaign!

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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 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

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.

Nell Mehaffey Current Resident

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

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

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.

Bob Tate Current Resident

If you asked me, I would say it gets better every year!

Robbie Sevier Former Resident of 37 Years

We’re a family. We really are a family.

Bet Kesmodel Current Resident