Senior Living

Many of our residents have found that Vestavia Hills is a wonderful place to call home, both when they were just getting started and now as they sail into their golden years. Vestavia Hills offers many programs and services for enhanced senior living:


The City offers two weekday lunch and activity programs, one located at the Vestavia Hills Civic Center on Highway 31 and the other at New Merkel House in Cahaba Heights. Lunches are provided in partnership with the United Way Area Agency on Aging (UWAAA). For more information, please call or email program coordinator Sandi Wilson at 205.978.0163 or

For seniors in need of assistance with hot meals at home, the Meals On Wheels program is available through the UWAAA. For more information, call 205.592.0413.

Recreation for Seniors

**NOTE: Some programs and activities have been postponed due to COVID-19 restrictions. Please contact Sandi Wilson at 205.978.0163 or or Melanie Perry at 205.967.5977 or for the most up-to-date information.**

In addition to the facilities, classes and lunch/activities programs available through Vestavia Hills Parks & Recreation, there are several well-established groups offering the opportunity for seniors to connect socially. The Vestavia Hills Senior Citizens Association meets monthly at the Dogwood Room of the Vestavia Hills Civic Center (and occasionally at the Vestavia Country Club) for lunch and entertainment. Social dance enthusiasts will enjoy the Monday Night Dancers group that meets at the Civic Center in the Dogwood Room. Day trips to area and regional points of interest are also available through Parks & Recreation. For more information, contact program coordinator Sandi Wilson at 205.978.0163 or

New Merkel House Activities

The New Merkel House is located at 2150 Hollis Crossing, adjacent to Vestavia Hills Elementary – Cahaba Heights. For more information regarding Senior Programs at New Merkel House, contact Melanie Perry at 205.967.5977 or

Civic Center Activities

Civic Center activities have been postponed but will return as soon as possible.

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