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Photo Courtesy of Melanie Perry Starnes Media

Throughout December, senior citizens will have plenty of chances to celebrate the Christmas season at the New Merkel House. Read more

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Photo by Neal Embry.

On Nov. 7, the city of Vestavia Hills will honor the veterans in the city and surrounding area with a program at Vestavia Hills United Methodist Church. Read more

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When Joanne Casey turned 100 years old in May, her caretaker, Linda Newsom, was by her side for her party, just as she’s been there for Casey nearly every day for the past 11 years. Read more

People

This past month we honored our senior citizens by celebrating “National Senior Citizens Day.” It was created to recognize the contributions that senior citizens make to their respective communities. Read more

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Photo Courtesy of Cinnamon McCul

The painting was painted over time by seniors at the New Merkel House and fifth-graders at VHECH. Read more

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Photo courtesy of Melanie Perry.

This Mother’s Day, New Merkel House Director Melanie Perry and other staff will help senior citizens in Vestavia Hills share memories of their mothers. Read more

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Photos by Neal Embry.

Painter Tina Chaffin has been volunteering at the New Merkel House since 2012, teaching seniors how to paint and complete different art projects. Read more

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Photo by Lexi Coon.

Cahaba Heights voters who have been voting at the New Merkle House on Dolly Ridge Road will now cast their votes at the Cahaba Heights Baptist Church on Crosshaven Drive going forward. Read more

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The New Merkel Senior Center will turn green March 18 in honor of St. Patrick’s Day, center Director Melanie Perry said. Read more

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Photo courtesy of Melanie Perry

For seniors looking to celebrate the holidays, the New Merkel House will host a Christmas Celebration at 11 a.m. Dec. 21. Read more

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Neal Embry

Veterans heard from Myra Harper with the Southeastern Blind Rehabilitation Center and Harper House, and received pinnings for their service. Read more

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Photo by Emily Featherston.

The city of Vestavia Hills has several events lined up to honor Veterans Day, which will be celebrated Nov. 12 this year. Read more

People

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Photo courtesy of Melanie Perry.

Three years, one month and seven days. That’s how long Eddie Mauter spent serving his country in World War II. Read more

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Emily Featherston

The annual event took place on April 20. Read more

People

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Photo by Emily Featherston.

This month, the raised bed garden at the New Merkel House will be refreshed with new life, as city staff and involved seniors celebrate the coming growing season. Read more

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Photo by Sarah Finnegan.

Each month, there is one activity at the New Merkel House that manager Melanie Perry said is the most popular with Vestavia Hills seniors: Art with Tina. Read more

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Della Fancher-Smith of the Alabama Veterans Memorial speaks to guests of the New Merkel House's Veterans Day gathering.

The annual lunch brought together veterans of many different conflicts and branches of the U.S. military. Read more

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Emily Featherston

Discussion again focused on field use and how to fit the many programs that desire to use the Cahaba Heights spaces. Read more

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Emily Featherston

Now that the subcommittees and TCU have collected additional data, a third round of meetings is scheduled to begin July 25. Read more

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    Neal Embry

    Veterans talk to each other at the Veterans Day program at New Merkel House on Nov. 9.

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    Neal Embry

    Jacob Pflasterer shares stories and songs from each branch of the military at the Veterans Day event at New Merkel House on Nov. 9.

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    Neal Embry

    Veterans and others stand for the Pledge of Allegiance at the Veterans Day program at New Merkel House on Nov. 9.

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    Neal Embry

    Myra Harper, with Southeastern Blind Rehabilitation Center and the Harper House, speaks to a group of veterans at the Veterans Day program at New Merkel House on Nov. 9.

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    Neal Embry

    Photos and other items line a table set up at the Veterans Day program at New Merkel House on Nov. 9.

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    Neal Embry

    A collage of veterans stands at the Veterans Day program at New Merkel House on Nov. 9.

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