Meet the Residents

Becky neely

Becky Neely was living in Huntsville, Alabama when her daughter in law, a teacher at Crestline Elementary told her about Kirkwood, showing her a clipping from the local paper. Becky's husband, a doctor of organic chemistry whom she had met in college had just passed away, and, since she had at one point lived in Asheville, North Carolina, she was drawn to Kirkwood's natural setting. Becky's daughter helped decorate and furnish her one bedroom independent living apartment, and after moving in, Becky discovered other advantages of life here, including Kirkwood's chapel, pastor and, most importantly, "the people."
Becky loves "going out to eat" in the white tablecloth dining room, where residents can share not just dinner, but ideas, conversation and camaraderie. One of everyone's favorite things Becky shares are her quilts. She began hand piecing quilts in Asheville, after seeing quilts at an art fair sparked a fascination for the craft. She named each quilt, which has a story sewn into the unique patterns and colors, and has made one to capture the personality of each of her three grandchildren. Glaucoma keeps her from quilting now, but she still knits caps for African children. From the beautiful view off her screened in porch to the camaraderie of the Monday ladies coffee meetings, Becky is glad she chose Kirkwood. She says "It's just like a second life."
Independent Living
Seasons of Discovery
Discover a way of life that offers a full set of services that set you free. Discover independent living where you can always depend on getting the best from life and from us.
Assisted Living
Seasons of Warmth
Helping hands can keep life within your reach. Our assisted living meets your daily needs while never forgetting what you need most. Independence.
Memory Care
Seasons of Trust
Care for mild to moderate memory loss that puts loved ones minds at rest, and puts you close to friends and family at Kirkwood.
Skilled Nursing
Seasons of Strength
Compassionate, cutting edge rehabilitation care for when you need to regain your strength, and highly skilled long term care for when you need to lean on ours.
Savor Every Season
Like the river outside our windows, Kirkwood's continuing care retirement community in Birmingham, Alabama offers a quality of life that flows gently through every season. You can meet whatever comes while living in a community you've come to love. Find out more.