Senior Adults

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. A variety of classes and lunch/activities programs are available through Vestavia Hills Parks and Recreation – there are several well-established groups offering the opportunity for seniors to connect socially. For more information, contact program coordinator Sandi Wilson at 205.978.0163 or

The City offers weekday lunch and activity programs 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 Melanie Perry at 205.967.5977 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.

The District Masters Games Will Be Here on August 15-17!

Masters Games of Alabama is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting healthy lifestyles for active adults ages 50 and older through social, mental, and physical activities. While the games provide an Olympic-type atmosphere, the focus is not on competition, but fun and fellowship. Each year there are between 600 and 800 participants from across the state. The event rules, registration form, and schedule are available below:

Masters Games promo

2023 MGA Registration Form final

2023 MGA District Schedule

1090 Montgomery Highway, 35216

Hang out with us at the Vestavia Hills Civic Center! Complimentary coffee, cozy chairs, fun games, and engaging programs are happening daily! 

Membership is open to all Vestavia Hills residents. Visit to purchase your membership TODAY and enjoy this amazing new amenity! Please note, guest passes are not available at this time.

> Hours of Operations

Sunday, 1-5pm
Monday, 7am-9pm
Tuesday, 7am-9pm
Wednesday, 7am-9pm
Thursday, 7am-9pm
Friday, 7am-5pm
Saturday, 8am-5pm

> Recreational Amenities

– Gymnasium: 2 full-size courts striped for basketball, volleyball and pickleball
– Walking Track: 3 lanes; 1/10 of a mile
– Workout Equipment: Fitness area features weight training machines, as well as fitness and cardio equipment
– Multipurpose Spaces: Plenty of space for dance, exercise and fitness classes
– Locker Rooms: Separate dressing spaces for men and women

Reserve a room at the Civic Center: MAKE A RESERVATION

2150 Hollis Crossing, 35243

The original New Merkel House opened in 1994 as a center for community gatherings and, in recent years, was used primarily as a senior center. Located adjacent to Cahaba Heights Park and Vestavia Hills Elementary Cahaba Heights, the newly constructed New Merkel House offers space for activities and gatherings, as well as outdoor opportunities. The new building is one-story for easy navigation. Flat, expanded parking, wheelchair accessibility and a cozy fireplace area make this an incredible space to spend time in! For more information regarding New Merkel House, contact Melanie Perry at 205.967.5977.

Click HERE for more information, including the monthly schedule of events.