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Senior Independent Living in Birmingham, AL


Connect. Explore. Enjoy more time to do the things you love. As an independent living resident, you’ll be free from the responsibilities of homeownership and able to spend your days as you please.

So many wonderful choices.

We offer a host of resort-like amenities and services designed for seniors who want to stay active and engaged. Your neighbors are diverse, interesting people who share your zest for exploring, traveling, and achieving. This is a place where you can nurture connections through a full social life, new learning experiences, fitness, recreation, and more.

Our maintenance-free residences are ideal for seniors who lead a lock-and-leave retirement lifestyle, or those who intend to spend time relaxing at home. We offer spacious one- and two-bedroom senior apartments and cottage homes, many with their own private patio or porch.

You can add your own personal touch by choosing your favorite flooring and paint colors. And yes, Galleria Woods is pet-friendly!

Remove life’s biggest what-ifs in our Life Plan Community.

As a Life Plan Community, Galleria Woods allows you to live a vibrant, active lifestyle now, with convenient access to higher levels of quality, on-campus care whenever you need it. What’s more, Galleria Woods is one of the few Life Plan Communities with the Life Care contract.

This means that along with senior independent living in a thriving community, you’ll enjoy an unsurpassed financial predictability that Life Care provides, and access to a high-quality continuum of care if you ever need it. We also guarantee that even if your needs change, you’ll always be able to live in the community you call home. With just one move to Galleria Woods, you can enrich your days and feel more confident about the future.

Ask us anything you like about our independent living lifestyle. Call 205-390-6600, or use the contact form on this page.

Achieve your dream retirement with our financial options.

Start your next chapter on your terms. Our pricing and cost control choices let you gain instant access to our amenity-rich lifestyle and the lifelong benefits of Life Care.

Flex Your Future: Customize senior living costs to suit your budget. With our Flex Your Future program, you can select your residence now, with less out of pocket. Then pay the remainder of your entrance fee on a flexible, tailored timeline.

Life Care: Our Life Care contract is a simple pay for long-term care expenses that makes them more predictable. It can save you money by protecting you from the constantly rising price of health care.

Customized living: For an initial entrance fee and subsequent monthly fee, your residence, services and amenities are customized to suit your lifestyle and changing needs. This means you can always reside in the appropriate level of care — whether it be assisted living, memory care, skilled nursing or rehabilitation.

Entrance fee refundability: We offer senior living contracts where a portion of your entrance fees is refundable to you or your heirs, preserving your assets and ensuring your legacy.

Tax deductions: The IRS has ruled that part of both your entrance fee and/or monthly fee are deductible on your federal income return as prepayment of medical expenses. Certain tax deductions also apply to veterans and/or their spouses. Consult your tax advisor regarding your individual eligibility.


Financial Options

Most recently and most exciting, Galleria Woods has introduced a new Flex Your Future Program which puts your dream retirement in reach. With less upfront, out-of-pocket cost and the flexibility of customized entrance fee options, more seniors are able to embrace the freedom of independent living.

As a Life Plan Community, Galleria Woods allows you to live a vibrant, active lifestyle now, knowing you’ll have the security and convenient access to higher levels of quality, on-campus care whenever you need it.

For an initial entrance payment and subsequent monthly fees, your living accommodations, services and amenities are customized to suit your personal lifestyle and changing needs, so you can reside in the appropriate level of care – whether it be assisted living, memory care, long-term care or short-term rehabilitation. A variety of financial programs allow you to preserve as much of your capitol as you wish, which you may then pass on to your estate.

Many residents use a portion of the proceeds from the sale of their home to find their entrance fee. The IRS has ruled that portions of both your entrance fee and monthly fee are deductible on your federal income return as prepayment of medical expenses. You can learn more by consulting your tax advisor.

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What is an independent living community?
An independent living community is the perfect place for active seniors who are able to enjoy an active life and want the total freedom of a carefree retirement lifestyle. Home maintenance and yard work become a thing of the past, and the community provides a wide range of services and amenities—including dining, a full calendar of social opportunities and entertainment, transportation, cleaning, health and wellness activities, security, and more--so residents can truly live the lives they want to live. Are you ready to move into independent senior living? Check out our blog to learn more.
What’s it like to move into a life plan community?
When you move into your residence at a life plan community, you’ll receive a variety of services such as dining, housekeeping, scheduled transportation, maintenance and security, and have access to a whole array of incredible amenities and social, wellness and educational activities. You’ll live independently and enjoy the lifestyle you create for yourself. But the unique benefit of a life care community is the access to a continuum of care right on the same campus if and when it’s needed. For instance, Galleria Woods provides a full range of care, including assisted living, short-term rehab, and long-term care. Transitioning among these levels of care is simple and seamless, and you’ll always have the peace of mind knowing that you’ll be receiving care surrounded by friends and staff who know you. Learn how Life Plan Communities work and everything you need to know about senior living contracts on our blog.
How much does it cost to live in a retirement community?
Costs can vary widely depending on the community and the services offered.   A life care community (like Galleria Woods) typically offers a residency agreement with a one-time entrance fee along with a monthly payment that covers the services provided. The entrance fee and monthly fee will vary depending on the size of the residence and the number of occupants. When needs change, care is provided on site from people you already know and trust. In addition to an entrance fee, a monthly fee covers community maintenance, dining programs, and access to all the services and amenities of the community. Refundability of your entrance fee will vary by community. Check out our blog to learn about senior living contracts offered at life plan communities.