A suburb of Detroit in Michigan, Birmingham offers residents a smaller community where visitors are welcomed wherever they go. The Sheridan at Birmingham assisted living community in Michigan is a beautiful home for seniors who need some help with daily activities. Residents have access to nursing and professional staff, can participate in an array of engaging activities and get to enjoy a comfortable and convenient home that’s closely located to what Birmingham and nearby Detroit have to offer.
If you’re interested in assisted living in Birmingham Michigan for yourself or a loved one, learn why The Sheridan at Birmingham is a great option and what to expect from residing here.
Fun Things for Seniors to Do in Birmingham, MI
The city of Birmingham is around halfway between Detroit and Pontiac. It’s home to approximately 20,000 people and spans fewer than 5 square miles. It’s been called one of America’s most walkable cities, with a vibrant downtown and lots of diverse attractions to explore. Residents have lots of events and destinations available to check out right in town, or it’s about a 20-mile drive to downtown Detroit. Some things that might interest seniors in the area include:
- Birmingham park system: Birmingham has more than 20 parks and green spaces in the area, which include picnic areas, tennis courts, pickleball courts, two 9-hole golf courses, baseball and soccer fields, a dog park and playgrounds. There are lots of paved paths for walking and biking, as well as a wood trail system. The Rouge River flows through Birmingham, giving residents the opportunity to take self-guided tours or kayak along the river. Quarton Lake Park, which includes Quarton Lake fed by the Rouge River, has lots of passive recreation areas for residents who want to relax and enjoy water views. You can access Shain Park right from downtown Birmingham. Its city center location and can’t-miss plaza fountain and performance areas make it a top destination for outdoor entertainment in the city, such as the In the Park Summer Concerts series, summer movie nights, art fairs, the Birmingham Winter Markt and a holiday tree lighting ceremony.
- Historic downtown: Birmingham, settled in the 1820s, has a historic downtown with more than 300 retailers, including restaurants, movie theaters, gift and clothing stores, art galleries, antique shops, salons and spas. Visitors to the downtown area can take in history right in the buildings. For example, the Emagine Palladium, a luxury movie theater, resides in an historic building from the 1920s. Robert Kidd Gallery has nearly 50 years of history in the area. Throughout downtown Birmingham and the surrounding parks, visitors can see more than 15 art sculptures on display.
- Baldwin Public Library: The Baldwin Public Library is a great place to visit when you want to get lost in a good book, do some research or check out some free entertainment. Located in downtown Birmingham, the library features art exhibits by local artists and offers books, music, magazines, movies and more to borrow. The library also presents free lectures and offers free community classes, on topics like computers and technology. Library patrons can also join library-sponsored book clubs and reading challenges.
- Birmingham Museum: Visitors to the Birmingham Museum can learn all about the city’s history. The site includes two historic houses on 4 acres of ground, bordering the Rouge River trail. One house is the 1822 Greek revival John West Hunter House, which is designated on the National Register of Historic Places. The other house is a 1926 colonial revival home, built for the first mayor of Birmingham. Rotating historical exhibits help narrate the history of the city and the people who have contributed to Birmingham’s growth and legacy.
- Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center: The Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center is a wonderful place to see stunning art from globally renowned artists, as well as take an art class or attend an artist talk. The center features rotating art exhibits and teaches classes in subjects including ceramics, digital art and animation, drawing, mixed media, painting, fiber, jewelry and metalsmithing, printmaking, photography, polymer clay and sculpture. It’s a great place to take in beautiful artwork and create some yourself.
As mentioned, Birmingham is just around 20 miles away from Detroit and all its big city attractions, too. Residents have plenty to explore right in Birmingham, or they can head out to Detroit for even more activity options.
A Look at Assisted Living Programming Offered at The Sheridan
For residents at The Sheridan at Birmingham, there’s a full daily programming schedule of activities to participate in right on-site. Each day, residents have the opportunity to contribute, connect, move, feel, grow and reflect with other community members. Some of the activities offered include:
- Activity council
- Activity packets
- Art lectures
- Arts and crafts classes
- Balance class
- Board games
- Bridge club
- Chair exercise class
- Cocktail tastings
- Cookies, coffee and current events club
- Flexibility and stretching class
- Happy hour
- Hot chocolate bars
- Live piano performances
- Movie screenings
- Outdoor walking club
- Riddle puzzles
- Scavenger hunts
- Strength training class
- Tea time socials
- Virtual concerts
Residents can also attend off-site excursions to various venues and shops in Birmingham. In addition to group activities, residents can pursue solo activities in the community art center, fitness center or outdoor patio. The pet-friendly residence also has a cards room, walking path and beauty salon and barbershop, so there’s no shortage of enjoyment to pursue right at home.
Visit The Sheridan at Birmingham for a Tour for Yourself or a Loved One
If you’d like to learn more about the assisted living services at The Sheridan at Birmingham, we welcome you to stop in for a tour. Our residence also provides an award-winning memory care program for residents with memory care needs, as well as respite services for short-term stays. All residents get access to housekeeping and personal laundry services, as well as three on-site, chef-prepared meals in our spacious restaurant-style dining hall each day.