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Join Us for an Open House on October 6, 2022

Cedar Ridge Open House – Tour Our New Independent Living Cottages! Drop in to see modern mountain living in our new independent living neighborhood, Cedar Ridge at Kirkwood. Enjoy Wine, Beer, and Hors d’oeuvres as you learn about Kirkwood and tour one of our new cottage-style homes.You will have the opportunity to see all the amazing … Continued

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By Sarah Sexton | Publish Date September 26, 2022
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5 Tips for Improving Your Overall Health and Wellness – Healthy Aging Month

Did you know? September is Healthy Aging Month! Now more than ever, older adults are taking control of their physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, and financial well-being. It is never too late to start something new! We have put together a list of five easy ways to get a jumpstart on your overall health and wellness. … Continued

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By Sarah Sexton | Publish Date September 21, 2022
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September 2022 Calendars

September has been off to a great start at Kirkwood by the River! If you or your loved one is interested in joining us for any of the events found on the calendars attached, please contact us at 205-956-2184. All are welcome! Click on the image below to view the full PDF calendar.

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By Sarah Sexton | Publish Date September 16, 2022
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FAQ Friday: Can I customize my Independent Living Apartment?

Happy FAQ Friday! Today we are answering a question that many have: “Can I customize my Independent Living apartment?” The answer is YES! We want you to feel at home when moving into your new apartment at Kirkwood so we have put a few things in place to make that happen. If you come to … Continued

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By Sarah Sexton | Publish Date July 07, 2022
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Summer 2022 Chapel Chimes ~ Reverend Hanna

Psalm 122:1 declares, “I was glad when they said unto me, ‘Let us go into the House of the Lord.’” That certainly was true for the people of Israel when they would go to the Temple or tabernacle to pray and to worship God.  And that has been true for us at Kirkwood for the … Continued

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By Sarah Sexton | Publish Date July 06, 2022
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Staff Spotlight: Roslyn Miller Simpson

This month we wanted to spotlight and introduce our Director of Environmental Services, Roslyn Simpson. She has been at Kirkwood with Southern Food Service since September of 2021 and has been working in the EVS industry for almost 15 years! Roslyn is originally from Jackson, MS but now lives in the Trussville area with her … Continued

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By Sarah Sexton | Publish Date June 08, 2022
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June 2022 Calendars

Check out what we have planned for our community this month! Click on the image below to view the full PDF calendar.

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By Sarah Sexton | Publish Date June 01, 2022
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Resident Spotlight: The Arnold’s

This Spring our resident spotlight is our not-so-new couple, the Arnolds! They recently moved into a beautiful two-bedroom grand apartment in our Mountainview building, but they are not new to Kirkwood at all! Patsy and Joe have been volunteering at Kirkwood for over 15 years now. Patsy blesses us with her gift of playing the … Continued

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By Sarah Sexton | Publish Date May 19, 2022
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May 2022 Calendars

Check out all the wonderful activities we have planned for our residents this month! Click the image below to view the full PDF Calendar.

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By Sarah Sexton | Publish Date May 04, 2022
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40th Anniversary Event

Even though we are about 2 years late, Kirkwood’s 40th Anniversary Celebration and Fundraiser was a dazzling success! From the Live music and silent auction to the bar beverages and delicious spread of hors d’oeuvres, this event was one you didn’t want to miss. Residents, family members, corporate partners, staff and friends were all in … Continued

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By Sarah Sexton | Publish Date May 02, 2022

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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 Former 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 Former 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 Former Resident