Birmingham Retirement Communities

There are 11 Retirement Communities in Birmingham, AL and 4 Retirement Communities nearby.

Nearby Retirement Communities

  • Rocky Ridge

    Rocky Ridge

    Hoover, AL 35216 9.3 miIndependent Living, Retirement Communities
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    Rocky Ridge is proud to offer independent seniors a first-class and all-inclusive retirement experience in the thriving city of Hoover.

  • Danberry at Inverness

    Danberry at Inverness

    Hoover, AL 35242 9.6 miAssisted Living, Independent Living, Respite Care, Retirement Communities
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    Danberry at Inverness reflects a complete break from the conventions of Birmingham's ordinary senior living communities by embracing a distinctive philosophy focused on celebrating life with style.

  • Somerby at St. Vincent's One Nineteen

    Somerby at St. Vincent's One Nineteen

    Hoover, AL 35242 10.8 miAssisted Living, Independent Living, Memory Care, Retirement Communities
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    Join Somerby at St. Vincent’s One Nineteen Hundred and discover “The Somerby Spark,” which ignites the difference between our active retirement lifestyle and anything else.

  • HarborChase of Jasper

    HarborChase of Jasper

    Jasper, AL 35501 33.5 miAssisted Living, Independent Living, Retirement Communities
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    Respect and simple kindness abound at HarborChase of Jasper because we celebrate each individual life with the dignity it has earned and a warm appreciation of chapters unfolding.

Other Retirement Communities

  • Brookdale Place at University Park

    Birmingham, AL 35209Assisted Living, Independent Living, Memory Care, Retirement Communities
  • Greenbriar at the Altamont

    Birmingham, AL 35205Assisted Living, Continuing Care, Independent Living, Nursing Homes, Retirement Communities
  • Kirkwood By the River

    Birmingham, AL 35210Assisted Living, Independent Living, Memory Care, Nursing Homes, Retirement Communities
  • Mount Royal Towers

    Birmingham, AL 35209Assisted Living, Independent Living, Memory Care, Nursing Homes, Respite Care, Retirement Communities
  • Riverchase Village

    Birmingham, AL 35244Assisted Living, Independent Living, Retirement Communities
  • St. Martin's in the Pines

    Birmingham, AL 35210Assisted Living, Continuing Care, Hospice Care, Independent Living, Memory Care, Nursing Homes, Respite Care, Retirement Communities

Information About Retirement Communities in Birmingham

Information About Retirement Communities in Birmingham

Birmingham is located in Jefferson County, Alabama, near the center of the state. With a population of 212,237 as of the 2010 census, it is the largest city in Alabama. Birmingham was founded during the Reconstruction Era after the Civil War, and its steel and iron production earned it the nickname ‘The Pittsburgh of the South’. The weather is usually very warm in the summer, with mild winters and plenty of rainfall year-round. Thus, for senior citizens that want to retire in an area that has traditional, seasonal weather, Birmingham retirement communities make an excellent choice. Downtown Birmingham, Alabama

Birmingham hosts several festivals throughout the year that showcase music, film, culture, and history. The city is also home to a large statue of Vulcan, the city’s symbol, as he was the Roman god of iron and blacksmiths, a nod to the city’s history of metalworking.

Organizations Serving Seniors in Birmingham

Residents of retirement communities in Birmingham have access to services offered by the Jefferson County Council on Aging, which is also headquartered in Birmingham. The council provides meals on wheels to area seniors, as well as assistance affording prescription medications to seniors who qualify. The council also sponsors an Ombudsman program to provide advocacy for local seniors. In addition, the Jefferson County Office for Senior Citizen Services provides employment and community service training to adults over 55, as well as consumer education, financial planning, insurance and legal assistance, wellness programs, and transportation. The office also runs several senior centers throughout the city, offering meals and recreational activities including shopping, crafts, and trips.

Birmingham Senior-Friendly Activities

Downtown Birmingham is currently growing at a rapid pace, introducing lots of shopping and restaurants for locals to enjoy. There is also a thriving cultural scene in Birmingham, including many activities for those who appreciate arts and theater. The Birmingham Museum of Art is the largest art museum in the southeast. The Alabama Symphony Orchestra and Opera Birmingham both perform at the Alys Stephens Center, and the historic Alabama Theater hosts numerous performances and film screenings. Birmingham is also host to the state’s largest ballet, the Alabama Ballet. Because it is the site of some historical civil rights movement moments, it is also home to the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute.

Birmingham Medical Facilities

Established in 1945, the University of Alabama Birmingham Hospital is the highest rated hospital in Alabama, closely followed by Brookwood Medical Center, which was ranked second best among many competitors in Birmingham. Both rank highly for cardiology and heart surgeries, cancer, and diabetes and endocrinology, but University of Alabama Birmingham Hospital was rated especially well in geriatric care by US News and World Report Health. They also ranked very high in rheumatology, offering exceptional care options for seniors with rheumatoid arthritis. There are also several other options for medical care in Birmingham, including St. Vincent’s Birmingham, Trinity Medical Center, and Princeton Baptist Hospital.

Senior-Friendly Transportation in Birmingham

The Birmingham-Jefferson County Transportation Authority (BJCTA) offers accessible and affordable transportation for seniors residing in Birmingham retirement communities and other area seniors, as well as disabled persons. Seniors 62 and older, or those with a Medicare card, are eligible for a reduced fare. Seniors with mobility challenges can take advantage of BJCTA’s Paratransit (VIP) Service, a shared ride, curb-to-curb service for disabled individuals. Birmingham Next (formerly the Birmingham Area Seniors Coordinating Council) also offers transportation services to adults aged 50 and older, in addition to a variety of other supportive services and resources.

Birmingham retirement communities provide seniors with access to entertainment and culture, not to mention a thriving city with a mild, seasonal climate many seniors enjoy. For more information on senior living in Birmingham, see our options for Birmingham retirement communities.

Map of Birmingham Retirement Communities