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Chief Ladiga/Silver Comet Trail

The Chief Ladiga and Silver Comet travel over 100 miles when combined, and form the longest paved trail in America. Both trails are non-motorized and are great for walking, bicycling, rollerblading, hiking and dog walking. From east to west, Chief Ladiga passes through several cities in Alabama: Piedmont, Jacksonville, Weaver, and Anniston. Please visit...

Meet the Herbalist

DETAILS WHERE: 1901 11th Avenue South Birmingham, AL   ( Map ) USER RATING: Not Rated WHEN: Ongoing TAGS: More, Additional Resources

Join us at Golden Temple Natural Grocery and Cafe! Are you interested in learning more about herbal medicine?  Are you curious, skeptical, or interested in what a Clinical Herbalist is all about? Or would you like to put your vote in for the upcoming monthly class series topics? Join Cameron Strouss and learn about the practice of herbalism and hear how...

The Matrix & The Gita

DETAILS WHERE: 2803 Highland Avenue Birmingham, AL   ( Map ) USER RATING: Not Rated WHEN: Pandit will also be our guest speaker for our 11:00am service followed by refreshments in the lobby. The Matrix and The Gita is from 1:00-2:30pm. TAGS: More, Faith-based Programs

Join us at the Unity of Birmingham as we discuss and extract wisdom from an ancient text, the Bhagavad Gita and a modern sci-fi, The Matrix. Guaranteed to be eye-opening, mind-expanding, and thought-provoking! The Matrix explores and addresses existential questions such as “why are we here” and “what is the purpose and meaning of life.” We will walk...

ABC’S of Medicare

DETAILS WHERE: 1721 Oxmoor Road Homewood, AL   ( Map ) USER RATING: Not Rated WHEN: Jun 20, 2017: 12 pm - 1 pm (Tue) Jun 20, 2017: 6 pm - 1 am (Tue) Jul 18, 2017: 12 pm - 1 pm (Tue) Jul 18, 2017: 6 pm - 7 pm (Tue) TAGS: More, Additional Resources

Have you been wondering about all the new changes to our Medicare Benefits? Join us at Homewood Public Library! Karen Haiflich will answer all your questions about how benefits are currently computed, how to become insured, and how to file a claim.

Elizabeth M Parrish Daycare

DETAILS WHERE: 1696 Threadgill Road   ( Map ) USER RATING: Not Rated WHEN: The facility is open Monday- Friday 5:00 am until 6:00 pm TAGS: Healthy Eating, Classes + Lectures, More, Additional Resources

If you are in need of a Christian based  daycare for your child or children EM Parrish has a wonderful setting.They offer a variety of services for you child or children. They offer flexible hour to all parents.  The age requirement is from birth-6 yrs old.

Countryside Diabetes

Countryside Diabetes is a Facebook page designed as an online alliance providing encouragement and a platform to exchange information among those living with and caring about diabetes. Countryside Diabetes provides a variety of topics to encourage discussion among members relating to the many topics that provide comprehensive diabetes management.

Mary’s Food and Fashion

In interviewing Doris Smith, she gave a lot of informative information. She operates a Non - Profit Organization that is in need of funding. This organization has brought so much hope to the community. They have clothed the needy, gave funding to those that were in need. As well as been there for the elderly that could not help themselves. Mrs. Smith hopes...

Mary’s Food and Fashion

DETAILS WHERE: 867 County Road 59 Pineapple,Al   ( Map ) USER RATING: Not Rated WHEN: Monday thru Friday 8:30am - 2:30pm TAGS: Healthy Eating, Farmers’ Markets + Community Gardens, More, Additional Resources

Mary’s Food & Fashion is a small place with a big heart. They provide hot meals for select seniors 3 days a week. That is not all Mary’s Food and Fashion does for the community. She supplies clothes at affordable prices and serves a wide variety of healthy meals 4 days a week to the community. Mary's plays a big part in this community and is...

Mary’s Food & Fashion

DETAILS WHERE: 867 County Rd 59   ( Map ) USER RATING: Not Rated TAGS: More, Faith-based Programs

Mary's Food & Fashion is a small place with a big heart .This business offers  employment to 2 to 5 workers. Also this place cooks hot meals for selected elderly people 3 days a week. That is not all Mary's Food and Fashion does for the community. She supplies clothes to the needed at a low cost and offer a wide choice of healthy meals 4 days a week to...

Zion Rest Baptist

Zion Rest Baptist Church is located on Old Barge Mill Road. Here you are always greeted and welcomed. The local pastor is Curtis.C. Bradley and his wife Henretta are from Gulf Shores,Al. The members here gather on the 2nd and 4th Sundays for worship. If you are ever in the area come by and visit this friendly congregation where you are a stranger once but a...

Ana Marie Food Pantry

DETAILS WHERE: 867 County Rd 59   ( Map ) USER RATING: Not Rated WHEN: Mon 1-3p Wed 1-3 Thurs 9-2:30p TAGS: Healthy Eating, Additional Resources, More, Additional Resources, More, free

This is a food pantry open Mondays and Wednesday from 1:00pm-3:00pm and Thursdays from 9:00am-2:30m. Pantry is open to anyone needs food on weekly basis. Also, monetary assistance is available monthly for heat up to $100. These services are available only to residents of Pineapple, AL. Please call Ana Marie or Sister Pat with any additional questions...

Free Fitness Consultation By UAB HealthSmart

UAB HealthSmart can help you develop an exercise plan that works for you. Receive a free fitness consultation every Tuesday through Friday between 10 am and 2 pm. Exercise protects you from chronic disease. It also helps to control weight, improve mood, and boost energy. Whether you're trying to lose weight, tone, or build muscle mass, it's important to...

Local Food Pantries and Soup Kitchens

DETAILS USER RATING: Not Rated TAGS: More, Additional Resources

Here is a list of local agencies that can assist with food, and other needs: Community Kitchens (Soup Kitchen) 1024 12th St. S Birmingham, AL phone: (205)-251-3569 Lunch 7 days/week Sixth Ave Baptist Church ( Food Pantry) 337 10th Ave. SW Birmingham, AL 35211 phone : (205)-251-5173 Greensprings Baptist (Food Pantry) 2230...

Community Food Bank of Central Alabama

   The Community Food Bank of Central Alabama is an amazing organization that collects food donations and distributes them to local food pantries and soup kitchens in the central Alabama area. The Food Bank also has some of its own programs that work directly with people in need. One of these programs is called the Mobile Pantry program....

Depression resources in the Birmingham area

If you or someone you know is struggling with depression, it's important to seek help.   Listed below are a few resources in the Birmingham area for those affected by depression or other mental health problems:   Support Group for those with Depression or Bipolar Disorder (Free) What? – This support group provides helpful...

Green Screens: Free Health Screenings for UAB Employees

DETAILS WHERE: 615 18th Street South, Birmingham, AL   ( Map ) USER RATING: Not Rated WHEN: 11 am- 1 pm TAGS: Southside, More, Additional Resources

UAB employees are encouraged to visit the Green Screens event at the North Pavilion every week or two during the summer to monitor your blood pressure and make strides to improving the numbers by changing your nutrition, physical exercise, and medication adherence habits. Health screenings to help you track: blood pressure weight loss waist...

Make Every Day World No Tobacco Day

Celebrating 2 years! The Magic City went smoke free on June 1st, 2012 a day after the World Health Organization’s World No Tobacco Day. Let’s celebrate a smoke-free city on May 31st. This is a time for organizations all over the world to highlight the health risks related to tobacco use. Globally, tobacco use is the most preventable cause of death....

Scale Back Alabama

Scale Back Alabama (SBA) is a statewide weight-loss contest designed to encourage Alabamians to get healthy and to have fun while doing it. Since the first contest in 2007, Alabamians have lost more than one million pounds! SBA begins their 10-week annual competitions in mid-January. Whether you register for the competition or not, the SBA website offers...

4 Steps to Turning New Year’s Resolutions Into Realities

Repost from UAB Medicine   Every year people are good at making resolutions, but they soon fail before the first month is complete. UAB Internist, Jane Jung, MD, says you can improve your chances of success by following these four steps: identify an attainable goal, specify a plan to reach it, give reasons why you want to fulfill the...

24/7, 365 days of the year. Diabetes doesn’t stop. Neither should you.

Every day you make an extraordinary effort to manage your diabetes. Here are some resources to help you work toward your goals:   1. Support Groups: Talk about managing diabetes at Oasis Women's Counseling Center, FMS Pharmacy Free Support Group, Cooper Green Health System's Support Groups and more.   2. Healthy Eating: Learn new recipes...

Healthier Holidays: tips and events to stay in control

DETAILS USER RATING: TAGS: More, Additional Resources

Corn bread, brownies, chocolate pudding, sweet potato pie... The holiday season often brings challenges for many people living with diabetes. Holidays often mean a change in schedules, travel, and a variety of holiday foods. Here are 3 ways to stay in control over the holidays: 1. Know your numbers! Check your blood sugar as directed by your doctor....

Diabetes Books and Resources at the Homewood Library

The Homewood Public Library has put together a comprehensive list of their diabetes related books and resources. The list includes cookbooks and diet books, books on exercise, books for teens, and books on diabetes and treatment. These titles below are available for check out at the Homewood Library. If you cannot get to the Homewood Library, you can...

Diabetes on a Budget

DETAILS USER RATING: Not Rated TAGS: Greater Birmingham Area, More, Additional Resources

Written by: John P. Shelley and Rebecca Honaker, BA Reviewed by: April Agne, MPH With the rising costs of prescriptions and everyday supplies, like test strips, taking better care of your diabetes can be an expensive (and overwhelming) goal. Becoming a smarter shopper can go a long way in bringing down those prices, without sacrificing your health. ...

Active Living at Your Library

During the month of October, the Active Living participants will learn yoga and quilting, create Halloween crafts, and enjoy the Tyler Perry movie, Peeples. Dates & Times: Oct 9, 2013: 10:30 am (Wed) Oct 16, 2013: 10:30 am (Wed) Oct 23, 2013: 10:30 am (Wed) Oct 30, 2013: 10:30 am (Wed)

Help with Medication Costs

DETAILS USER RATING: Not Rated TAGS: Greater Birmingham Area, More, Additional Resources

Medications can be very expensive. If you are having trouble covering the cost of your medications, here are some ways you may be able to get help.   Talk with your doctor. Let your doctor know that it is difficult to pay for all your medications. They may be able to find alternatives or suggest Patient Assistance Programs for...

Sugar: The Other White Drug with Jennifer Cole Conn at Homewood Public Library

Sugar: The Other White Drug: We’re a nation that’s sweet on sugar: the average U.S. adult downs 22 teaspoons of sugar a day, according to the American Heart Association, and surveys have found that teens swallow 34 teaspoons. Although some argue that sugar is just “empty calories,” a growing body of scientific evidence is showing that fructose can...

Learn with Hoover Public Library

DETAILS WHERE: 200 Municipal Drive   ( Map ) USER RATING: Not Rated WHEN: The Hoover Public Library is open seven days a week: Monday - Thursday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday 9 a.m. - 6 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m.-6 p.m, Sunday 2 - 6 p.m. TAGS: More, Libraries

Want to try a new type of exercise? Try a Yoga DVD or Zumba Fitness! Hungry for new recipes? We have many books on healthy cooking like Eating Well's Comfort foods made healthy! Check out Hoover Public Library's very large collection of books, dvd's, audiobooks (including downloadable ebooks and audiobooks) on healthy living and diabetes prevention...

UAB Windows into Wellness

"From recipes to exercise tips to motivational messages, Windows into Wellness, the UAB Wellness blog, provides inspiration for healthy living 5 days a week. 'The goal of the blog is to share the many ways we can make our lives and those around us better,” says UAB Wellness Director Lauren Whitt, PhD. “One of the missions of the UAB Wellness program...

SenioRx of Jefferson County – Alabama Department of Senior Services

SenioRx of Jefferson County, funded by the Alabama Department of Senior Services and the Office of Senior Citizens Services, provides free assistance to help individuals lower their out-of-pocket prescription costs, such as for insulin, Glucerna, and other diabetes management medications. SenioRx can assist anyone in Alabama that meets ONE of the following:...

Chronic RX

ChronicRx provides Medication Assistance. They provide assistance in finding and applying for pharmaceutical company prescription assistance programs which provide free or low-cost medicines for qualifying individuals (the pharmaceutical companies establish the income etc. qualification). Not everyone qualifies for prescription drug benefits but Chronic...

Vestavia Hills Library in the Forest

DETAILS WHERE: Vestavia Hills Library in the Forest, 1221 Montgomery Hwy., Vestavia Hills, AL   ( Map ) USER RATING: Not Rated WHEN: Monday - Thursday 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. Friday - Saturday 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Sunday 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. TAGS: Greater Birmingham Area, More, Libraries

The Vestavia Hills Library in the Forest is conveniently located on Highway 31 in Vestavia Hills, Alabama. The new 35,000 square foot library is located on nine wooded, rolling acres of the Wald Estate, at the intersection of Round Hill Road and Highway 31. This beautiful setting runs adjacent to the Boulder Creek Nature Trail and affords unique outdoor...

Taking Control of Diabetes: How 3 famous women live with diabetes

  By: April Agne, MPH (March 2013) Many women live strong, healthy and happy with diabetes. However, these women struggle day to day like many individuals living diabetes. Here we recognize their stories of struggle, triumph, and strategies to manage their diabetes.  Patti LaBelle, singer/author/actor (age 68, Type 2...

Samford’s Congregational Health Program

Samford University's Congregational Health Program is committed to forming partnerships with faith communities of various denominations who are seeking to develop health ministries that promote health and healing from a whole person perspective-body, mind and spirit. The Congregational Health Program is an Ida V. Moffett School of Nursing program at Samford...

Birmingham Overeaters Anonymous

The Baptist Church of the Covenant in Birmingham, AL hosts the Overeaters Anonymous (OA) every Monday at 12noon. OA is not just about weight loss, weight gain or maintenance, or obesity or diets. It addresses physical, emotional and spiritual well-being. It is not a religious organization and does not promote any particular diet. OA offers a program of...

Exercise Classes at Faith Chapel Christian Center’s “The Bridge”

Faith Chapel Christian Center's The Bridge offers exercise classes and equipment to the congregation and community throughout the week. The facilities include and indoor track, basketball court, cardiovascular equipment, and a weight room. Check out the exercise class schedule. It is always best to call the church and confirm the class time and fee prior...

Zumba Gold at Shades Crest Baptist Church

Zumba Gold is a class designed especially for Seniors.  Classes are held every Wednesday from 9:00 - 10:00AM and are open to the community. It is always best to call the church and confirm prior to attending the first class.

Exercise classes at the Birmingham Islamic Society

The Birmingham Islamic Society offers a vairety of exercise classes, such as boxing, senior fitness and athletic performance training. These classes are available to members free of charge.  Because classes are intermittent, it is best to call the contact number to determine current start dates.

Red Crescent Clinic of Alabama

The Red Crescent Clinic of Alabama is a free health clinic and is a collaborative effort by the Birmingham Islamic Society and the Association of Physicians of Pakistani-descent in North America (Alabama chapter). Their mission is to provide high quality primary care services to everyone regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, religion, or ability to pay....

Dawson Family of Faith’s Healthy Lifestyles

Dawson Family of Faith offers Healthy Lifestyles classes. They enroll up to 25 people for this 2-3 week diabetes management class. Enrollment begins in November and fills quickly. Please contact Debbie Moss for more information.

Dawson Family of Faith

DETAILS WHERE: 1114 Oxmoor Road Homewood, AL   ( Map ) USER RATING: Not Rated WHEN: Monday-Tuesday, Thursday-Friday: 6:00AM-10:00PM; Wednesdays:6:00AM-6:00PM; Saturdays: 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. TAGS: Greater Birmingham Area, Physical Activity, Exercise Classes, Healthy Families, Family-Friendly Activities, More, Faith-based Programs

Dawson Family of Faith has a full service Recreation Center including exercise classes is open to both church members and non-members. The Recreation Ministry offers a full range of fitness programs, from personal training and group exercise classes to community basketball and youth sports.    

Pilates at Riverchase UMC

Pilates class is offered at Riverchase UMC on Mondays, 8:45 AM, located in Room 37 and Thursday, 5:00 PM, located in the Fireside Room. The cost is $10.00 per class.  

Yoga at Riverchase UMC

DETAILS WHERE: 1953 Old Montgomery Highway Hoover, AL   ( Map ) USER RATING: Not Rated WHEN: Tuesdays 9:15AM & 6:00PM; Thursdays, 6:00 PM TAGS: Greater Birmingham Area, Physical Activity, Exercise Classes, More, Faith-based Programs

Yoga class is offered on Tuesdays, 6:00 PM  (Suzanne Sizemore) and Thursdays, 6:00 PM (Karen Kuchinata), located in Riverchase A. The cost is $5.00 per class.    

Zumba at Riverchase UMC

DETAILS WHERE: 1953 Old Montgomery Highway Hoover, AL   ( Map ) USER RATING: Not Rated WHEN: Tuesdays, 6:30 PM; Thursdays, 5:45 PM TAGS: Greater Birmingham Area, Physical Activity, Exercise Classes, More, Faith-based Programs

Zumba class is offered on Tuesdays at 6:30 pm (Cristina Rodriquez, cristina.rodriguez@charter.net) and on the first and fourth Thursday of every month at 5:45 (Tina Marxen, cmarxen@bcbsal.org). The classes take place in the Fellowship Hall. The cost is $5.00 per class.    

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Countryside Diabetes

Countryside Diabetes is a Facebook page designed as an online alliance providing encouragement and a platform to exchange information among those living with and caring about diabetes. Countryside Diabetes provides a variety of topics to encourage discussion among members relating to the many topics that provide comprehensive diabetes management.

Learn with Hoover Public Library

DETAILS WHERE: 200 Municipal Drive   ( Map ) USER RATING: Not Rated WHEN: The Hoover Public Library is open seven days a week: Monday - Thursday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday 9 a.m. - 6 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m.-6 p.m, Sunday 2 - 6 p.m. TAGS: More, Libraries

Want to try a new type of exercise? Try a Yoga DVD or Zumba Fitness! Hungry for new recipes? We have many books on healthy cooking like Eating Well's Comfort foods made healthy! Check out Hoover Public Library's very large collection of books, dvd's, audiobooks (including downloadable ebooks and audiobooks) on healthy living and diabetes prevention...

Vestavia Hills Library in the Forest

DETAILS WHERE: Vestavia Hills Library in the Forest, 1221 Montgomery Hwy., Vestavia Hills, AL   ( Map ) USER RATING: Not Rated WHEN: Monday - Thursday 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. Friday - Saturday 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Sunday 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. TAGS: Greater Birmingham Area, More, Libraries

The Vestavia Hills Library in the Forest is conveniently located on Highway 31 in Vestavia Hills, Alabama. The new 35,000 square foot library is located on nine wooded, rolling acres of the Wald Estate, at the intersection of Round Hill Road and Highway 31. This beautiful setting runs adjacent to the Boulder Creek Nature Trail and affords unique outdoor...

Dawson Family of Faith

DETAILS WHERE: 1114 Oxmoor Road Homewood, AL   ( Map ) USER RATING: Not Rated WHEN: Monday-Tuesday, Thursday-Friday: 6:00AM-10:00PM; Wednesdays:6:00AM-6:00PM; Saturdays: 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. TAGS: Greater Birmingham Area, Physical Activity, Exercise Classes, Healthy Families, Family-Friendly Activities, More, Faith-based Programs

Dawson Family of Faith has a full service Recreation Center including exercise classes is open to both church members and non-members. The Recreation Ministry offers a full range of fitness programs, from personal training and group exercise classes to community basketball and youth sports.    

Red Crescent Clinic of Alabama

The Red Crescent Clinic of Alabama is a free health clinic and is a collaborative effort by the Birmingham Islamic Society and the Association of Physicians of Pakistani-descent in North America (Alabama chapter). Their mission is to provide high quality primary care services to everyone regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, religion, or ability to pay....

Elizabeth M Parrish Daycare

DETAILS WHERE: 1696 Threadgill Road   ( Map ) USER RATING: Not Rated WHEN: The facility is open Monday- Friday 5:00 am until 6:00 pm TAGS: Healthy Eating, Classes + Lectures, More, Additional Resources

If you are in need of a Christian based  daycare for your child or children EM Parrish has a wonderful setting.They offer a variety of services for you child or children. They offer flexible hour to all parents.  The age requirement is from birth-6 yrs old.

Mary’s Food and Fashion

In interviewing Doris Smith, she gave a lot of informative information. She operates a Non - Profit Organization that is in need of funding. This organization has brought so much hope to the community. They have clothed the needy, gave funding to those that were in need. As well as been there for the elderly that could not help themselves. Mrs. Smith hopes...

Mary’s Food and Fashion

DETAILS WHERE: 867 County Road 59 Pineapple,Al   ( Map ) USER RATING: Not Rated WHEN: Monday thru Friday 8:30am - 2:30pm TAGS: Healthy Eating, Farmers’ Markets + Community Gardens, More, Additional Resources

Mary’s Food & Fashion is a small place with a big heart. They provide hot meals for select seniors 3 days a week. That is not all Mary’s Food and Fashion does for the community. She supplies clothes at affordable prices and serves a wide variety of healthy meals 4 days a week to the community. Mary's plays a big part in this community and is...

Ana Marie Food Pantry

DETAILS WHERE: 867 County Rd 59   ( Map ) USER RATING: Not Rated WHEN: Mon 1-3p Wed 1-3 Thurs 9-2:30p TAGS: Healthy Eating, Additional Resources, More, Additional Resources, More, free

This is a food pantry open Mondays and Wednesday from 1:00pm-3:00pm and Thursdays from 9:00am-2:30m. Pantry is open to anyone needs food on weekly basis. Also, monetary assistance is available monthly for heat up to $100. These services are available only to residents of Pineapple, AL. Please call Ana Marie or Sister Pat with any additional questions...

SenioRx of Jefferson County – Alabama Department of Senior Services

SenioRx of Jefferson County, funded by the Alabama Department of Senior Services and the Office of Senior Citizens Services, provides free assistance to help individuals lower their out-of-pocket prescription costs, such as for insulin, Glucerna, and other diabetes management medications. SenioRx can assist anyone in Alabama that meets ONE of the following:...

Chronic RX

ChronicRx provides Medication Assistance. They provide assistance in finding and applying for pharmaceutical company prescription assistance programs which provide free or low-cost medicines for qualifying individuals (the pharmaceutical companies establish the income etc. qualification). Not everyone qualifies for prescription drug benefits but Chronic...

Birmingham Overeaters Anonymous

The Baptist Church of the Covenant in Birmingham, AL hosts the Overeaters Anonymous (OA) every Monday at 12noon. OA is not just about weight loss, weight gain or maintenance, or obesity or diets. It addresses physical, emotional and spiritual well-being. It is not a religious organization and does not promote any particular diet. OA offers a program of...

Pilates at Riverchase UMC

Pilates class is offered at Riverchase UMC on Mondays, 8:45 AM, located in Room 37 and Thursday, 5:00 PM, located in the Fireside Room. The cost is $10.00 per class.  

Zumba at Riverchase UMC

DETAILS WHERE: 1953 Old Montgomery Highway Hoover, AL   ( Map ) USER RATING: Not Rated WHEN: Tuesdays, 6:30 PM; Thursdays, 5:45 PM TAGS: Greater Birmingham Area, Physical Activity, Exercise Classes, More, Faith-based Programs

Zumba class is offered on Tuesdays at 6:30 pm (Cristina Rodriquez, cristina.rodriguez@charter.net) and on the first and fourth Thursday of every month at 5:45 (Tina Marxen, cmarxen@bcbsal.org). The classes take place in the Fellowship Hall. The cost is $5.00 per class.    

ABC’S of Medicare

DETAILS WHERE: 1721 Oxmoor Road Homewood, AL   ( Map ) USER RATING: Not Rated WHEN: Jun 20, 2017: 12 pm - 1 pm (Tue) Jun 20, 2017: 6 pm - 1 am (Tue) Jul 18, 2017: 12 pm - 1 pm (Tue) Jul 18, 2017: 6 pm - 7 pm (Tue) TAGS: More, Additional Resources

Have you been wondering about all the new changes to our Medicare Benefits? Join us at Homewood Public Library! Karen Haiflich will answer all your questions about how benefits are currently computed, how to become insured, and how to file a claim.

Yoga at Riverchase UMC

DETAILS WHERE: 1953 Old Montgomery Highway Hoover, AL   ( Map ) USER RATING: Not Rated WHEN: Tuesdays 9:15AM & 6:00PM; Thursdays, 6:00 PM TAGS: Greater Birmingham Area, Physical Activity, Exercise Classes, More, Faith-based Programs

Yoga class is offered on Tuesdays, 6:00 PM  (Suzanne Sizemore) and Thursdays, 6:00 PM (Karen Kuchinata), located in Riverchase A. The cost is $5.00 per class.    

Active Living at Your Library

During the month of October, the Active Living participants will learn yoga and quilting, create Halloween crafts, and enjoy the Tyler Perry movie, Peeples. Dates & Times: Oct 9, 2013: 10:30 am (Wed) Oct 16, 2013: 10:30 am (Wed) Oct 23, 2013: 10:30 am (Wed) Oct 30, 2013: 10:30 am (Wed)

Zumba Gold at Shades Crest Baptist Church

Zumba Gold is a class designed especially for Seniors.  Classes are held every Wednesday from 9:00 - 10:00AM and are open to the community. It is always best to call the church and confirm prior to attending the first class.

Green Screens: Free Health Screenings for UAB Employees

DETAILS WHERE: 615 18th Street South, Birmingham, AL   ( Map ) USER RATING: Not Rated WHEN: 11 am- 1 pm TAGS: Southside, More, Additional Resources

UAB employees are encouraged to visit the Green Screens event at the North Pavilion every week or two during the summer to monitor your blood pressure and make strides to improving the numbers by changing your nutrition, physical exercise, and medication adherence habits. Health screenings to help you track: blood pressure weight loss waist...

Online and Other Unscheduled Resources:

Chief Ladiga/Silver Comet Trail

The Chief Ladiga and Silver Comet travel over 100 miles when combined, and form the longest paved trail in America. Both trails are non-motorized and are great for walking, bicycling, rollerblading, hiking and dog walking. From east to west, Chief Ladiga passes through several cities in Alabama: Piedmont, Jacksonville, Weaver, and Anniston. Please visit...

Mary’s Food & Fashion

DETAILS WHERE: 867 County Rd 59   ( Map ) USER RATING: Not Rated TAGS: More, Faith-based Programs

Mary's Food & Fashion is a small place with a big heart .This business offers  employment to 2 to 5 workers. Also this place cooks hot meals for selected elderly people 3 days a week. That is not all Mary's Food and Fashion does for the community. She supplies clothes to the needed at a low cost and offer a wide choice of healthy meals 4 days a week to...

Zion Rest Baptist

Zion Rest Baptist Church is located on Old Barge Mill Road. Here you are always greeted and welcomed. The local pastor is Curtis.C. Bradley and his wife Henretta are from Gulf Shores,Al. The members here gather on the 2nd and 4th Sundays for worship. If you are ever in the area come by and visit this friendly congregation where you are a stranger once but a...

Local Food Pantries and Soup Kitchens

DETAILS USER RATING: Not Rated TAGS: More, Additional Resources

Here is a list of local agencies that can assist with food, and other needs: Community Kitchens (Soup Kitchen) 1024 12th St. S Birmingham, AL phone: (205)-251-3569 Lunch 7 days/week Sixth Ave Baptist Church ( Food Pantry) 337 10th Ave. SW Birmingham, AL 35211 phone : (205)-251-5173 Greensprings Baptist (Food Pantry) 2230...

Community Food Bank of Central Alabama

   The Community Food Bank of Central Alabama is an amazing organization that collects food donations and distributes them to local food pantries and soup kitchens in the central Alabama area. The Food Bank also has some of its own programs that work directly with people in need. One of these programs is called the Mobile Pantry program....

Depression resources in the Birmingham area

If you or someone you know is struggling with depression, it's important to seek help.   Listed below are a few resources in the Birmingham area for those affected by depression or other mental health problems:   Support Group for those with Depression or Bipolar Disorder (Free) What? – This support group provides helpful...

Make Every Day World No Tobacco Day

Celebrating 2 years! The Magic City went smoke free on June 1st, 2012 a day after the World Health Organization’s World No Tobacco Day. Let’s celebrate a smoke-free city on May 31st. This is a time for organizations all over the world to highlight the health risks related to tobacco use. Globally, tobacco use is the most preventable cause of death....

Scale Back Alabama

Scale Back Alabama (SBA) is a statewide weight-loss contest designed to encourage Alabamians to get healthy and to have fun while doing it. Since the first contest in 2007, Alabamians have lost more than one million pounds! SBA begins their 10-week annual competitions in mid-January. Whether you register for the competition or not, the SBA website offers...

4 Steps to Turning New Year’s Resolutions Into Realities

Repost from UAB Medicine   Every year people are good at making resolutions, but they soon fail before the first month is complete. UAB Internist, Jane Jung, MD, says you can improve your chances of success by following these four steps: identify an attainable goal, specify a plan to reach it, give reasons why you want to fulfill the...

24/7, 365 days of the year. Diabetes doesn’t stop. Neither should you.

Every day you make an extraordinary effort to manage your diabetes. Here are some resources to help you work toward your goals:   1. Support Groups: Talk about managing diabetes at Oasis Women's Counseling Center, FMS Pharmacy Free Support Group, Cooper Green Health System's Support Groups and more.   2. Healthy Eating: Learn new recipes...

Healthier Holidays: tips and events to stay in control

DETAILS USER RATING: TAGS: More, Additional Resources

Corn bread, brownies, chocolate pudding, sweet potato pie... The holiday season often brings challenges for many people living with diabetes. Holidays often mean a change in schedules, travel, and a variety of holiday foods. Here are 3 ways to stay in control over the holidays: 1. Know your numbers! Check your blood sugar as directed by your doctor....

Diabetes Books and Resources at the Homewood Library

The Homewood Public Library has put together a comprehensive list of their diabetes related books and resources. The list includes cookbooks and diet books, books on exercise, books for teens, and books on diabetes and treatment. These titles below are available for check out at the Homewood Library. If you cannot get to the Homewood Library, you can...

Diabetes on a Budget

DETAILS USER RATING: Not Rated TAGS: Greater Birmingham Area, More, Additional Resources

Written by: John P. Shelley and Rebecca Honaker, BA Reviewed by: April Agne, MPH With the rising costs of prescriptions and everyday supplies, like test strips, taking better care of your diabetes can be an expensive (and overwhelming) goal. Becoming a smarter shopper can go a long way in bringing down those prices, without sacrificing your health. ...

Help with Medication Costs

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Medications can be very expensive. If you are having trouble covering the cost of your medications, here are some ways you may be able to get help.   Talk with your doctor. Let your doctor know that it is difficult to pay for all your medications. They may be able to find alternatives or suggest Patient Assistance Programs for...

Sugar: The Other White Drug with Jennifer Cole Conn at Homewood Public Library

Sugar: The Other White Drug: We’re a nation that’s sweet on sugar: the average U.S. adult downs 22 teaspoons of sugar a day, according to the American Heart Association, and surveys have found that teens swallow 34 teaspoons. Although some argue that sugar is just “empty calories,” a growing body of scientific evidence is showing that fructose can...

UAB Windows into Wellness

"From recipes to exercise tips to motivational messages, Windows into Wellness, the UAB Wellness blog, provides inspiration for healthy living 5 days a week. 'The goal of the blog is to share the many ways we can make our lives and those around us better,” says UAB Wellness Director Lauren Whitt, PhD. “One of the missions of the UAB Wellness program...

Taking Control of Diabetes: How 3 famous women live with diabetes

  By: April Agne, MPH (March 2013) Many women live strong, healthy and happy with diabetes. However, these women struggle day to day like many individuals living diabetes. Here we recognize their stories of struggle, triumph, and strategies to manage their diabetes.  Patti LaBelle, singer/author/actor (age 68, Type 2...

Samford’s Congregational Health Program

Samford University's Congregational Health Program is committed to forming partnerships with faith communities of various denominations who are seeking to develop health ministries that promote health and healing from a whole person perspective-body, mind and spirit. The Congregational Health Program is an Ida V. Moffett School of Nursing program at Samford...

Exercise Classes at Faith Chapel Christian Center’s “The Bridge”

Faith Chapel Christian Center's The Bridge offers exercise classes and equipment to the congregation and community throughout the week. The facilities include and indoor track, basketball court, cardiovascular equipment, and a weight room. Check out the exercise class schedule. It is always best to call the church and confirm the class time and fee prior...

Exercise classes at the Birmingham Islamic Society

The Birmingham Islamic Society offers a vairety of exercise classes, such as boxing, senior fitness and athletic performance training. These classes are available to members free of charge.  Because classes are intermittent, it is best to call the contact number to determine current start dates.

Dawson Family of Faith’s Healthy Lifestyles

Dawson Family of Faith offers Healthy Lifestyles classes. They enroll up to 25 people for this 2-3 week diabetes management class. Enrollment begins in November and fills quickly. Please contact Debbie Moss for more information.

Free Fitness Consultation By UAB HealthSmart

UAB HealthSmart can help you develop an exercise plan that works for you. Receive a free fitness consultation every Tuesday through Friday between 10 am and 2 pm. Exercise protects you from chronic disease. It also helps to control weight, improve mood, and boost energy. Whether you're trying to lose weight, tone, or build muscle mass, it's important to...

Exercise Classes at Faith Chapel Christian Center’s “The Bridge”

Faith Chapel Christian Center's The Bridge offers exercise classes and equipment to the congregation and community throughout the week. The facilities include and indoor track, basketball court, cardiovascular equipment, and a weight room. Check out the exercise class schedule. It is always best to call the church and confirm the class time and fee prior...

Countryside Diabetes

Countryside Diabetes is a Facebook page designed as an online alliance providing encouragement and a platform to exchange information among those living with and caring about diabetes. Countryside Diabetes provides a variety of topics to encourage discussion among members relating to the many topics that provide comprehensive diabetes management.

Healthier Holidays: tips and events to stay in control

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Corn bread, brownies, chocolate pudding, sweet potato pie... The holiday season often brings challenges for many people living with diabetes. Holidays often mean a change in schedules, travel, and a variety of holiday foods. Here are 3 ways to stay in control over the holidays: 1. Know your numbers! Check your blood sugar as directed by your doctor....