Birmingham Senior Living

Average Cost: $4,500

Reviews of Birmingham Senior Living Options

Chateau Vestavia

Review by Grandmother

Consumer

Great ALL AROUND! Everyone we have met have been professional and caring. The best and the main approval would come from that resident of Chateau.....and our family member states "this is the best place"

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Galleria Woods

Review by daughter, RN

Consumer

Galleria Woods Independent Living was chosen by my Mother, brother and myself 8 years ago for the opportunities it provided to stay active enjoy the company of others...

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Town Village Vestavia Hills

Review by Bengt

Consumer

Why only a disrespectful black staff in the kitchen who numerous times I have seen denegrade residents flirt all over elderly man in wheel chair in inappropriate sexual ways What is this a blast to the sickening past of prejudiced bham where only black staff are hired? I have never seen such lack of decorum! So dis...

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Information About Senior Living Option in Birmingham

Located along the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, Birmingham is the largest city in the state of Alabama with a metropolitan population of over one million residents. Founded in 1871 and once the industrial hub of the southern United States (U.S.), this city is now home to many medical research, financial, education and service companies. Residents of Birmingham senior living enjoy a temperate climate with a comfortable year-round average temperature of 62°F. Known as the "Magic City," Birmingham boasts a vibrant downtown area along with the most green space per resident of any U.S. city.

Birmingham Attractions

With naturally warm weather all year round, Birmingham is a golfer’s paradise and acts as the host city for the annual PGA Senior Golf Tour. Birmingham is also a stop on the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail, a collection of 468 championship golf holes at 11 different public courses across the state. The trail is the largest golf course project ever constructed. Dozens of historic sites and museums, including the Birmingham Museum of Art and the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, sit within the borders of the city so residents of Birmingham senior living have an endless array of places to explore.

Birmingham Senior Activities

Residents enjoying senior living in Birmingham who are age 60 and older have access to a variety of activities and programs sponsored by the Jefferson County Office of Senior Citizens Services (OSCS). OSCS operates a number of useful programs for the more than 115,000 older adults in Jefferson County including Geriatric Care Management, SenioRx prescription drug assistance and intergenerational volunteer opportunities. In addition to the events and activities offered at the 34 senior centers throughout the area, OSCS also offers elder dance and art classes, as well as a mature adult performing arts group for seniors interested in theater production.

Birmingham Medical Facilities

Communities providing senior living in Birmingham offer access to world-class medical facilities such as the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) Hospital, which was ranked among the top 50 healthcare facilities in America by U.S. News & World Report. UAB Hospital has also earned the National Research Corporation Consumer Choice Award every year since 2000, and offers specialized services including a nationally-ranked rheumatology program. The Women's Medical Center at Brookwood, a 121,000-square-foot specialized women's hospital, is set to open in 2012 and will offer specialized surgical, diabetes, rehabilitation and primary care.

Birmingham Transit

Public transit in Birmingham is operated by BJCTA, the Birmingham-Jefferson County Transit Authority. The countywide system makes getting around easy and affordable for those enjoying Birmingham senior living. Trips on the downtown DART routes, natural-gas-powered trolleys serving the downtown area, cost only 10 cents for seniors. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, all BJCTA buses offer wheelchair lifts. Paratransit is available to users who have physical disabilities that prevent them from using the regular transit system, and offers curb-to-curb service in shared, lift-equipped vans. Seniors aged 62 and older with a Medicare card are eligible for a discounted monthly access pass, and on most routes attendants and companions ride for free.

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Birmingham senior living offers a home in the heart of the South with unlimited activities, affordable public transit and warm southern hospitality. Browse our directory to find Independent Living, Assisted Living and Retirement Communities in Birmingham. Written by senior housing staff writer. Back to Top