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:

Meals

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. The lunches are provided in partnership with the Jefferson County Office of Senior Citizens Services. For more information, please call or email program coordinator Julie Harper at 205.978.0169 or jharper@vhal.org.

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

Recreation for Seniors

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 Lodge. Day trips to area and regional points of interest are also available through Parks & Recreation. For more information, contact Program Coordinator Julie Harper at 205.978.0169 or jharper@vhal.org.

New Merkel House Activities

The calendar below features information on current programming at New Merkel House in Cahaba Heights. If you would like to have this calendar upload directly to your phone, computer or other device, subscribe to this calendar by clicking “+Google Calendar” icon in the bottom right corner of the calendar.

For more information regarding Senior Programs at New Merkel House, contact Melanie Perry at 205.967.5977. Click to download a printable copy of this month’s New Merkel House activity calendar.

Civic Center Activities

The calendar below features information on current senior programming at the Civic Center. If you would like to have this calendar upload directly to your phone, computer or other device, subscribe to this calendar by clicking “+Google Calendar” icon in the bottom right corner of the calendar.

Vestavia Lodge

The Lodge is a rustic building with wrap around porches on three sides and a parking lot. It is located near 1973 Merryvale Road; Vestavia Hills, AL 35216 but is separate from the Civic Center and Wald Park complex. The Lodge includes a kitchen and wet bar, large fire place, large rest rooms/dressing rooms and a small side room. It accommodates 295 standing and 200 seated.

For more information or to reserve the Lodge for an event, please call 205.978.0166.

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