Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Prediabetes: You Can Take Control

It is projected that one in three Alabamians born after 2000 will develop diabetes in their lifetime. Cities for Life is a new diabetes management program designed to highlight existing programs and services that will help Birmingham communities promote healthy lifestyles, reduce the risk of diabetes and encourage diabetes management. The project was initiated by the American Academy of Family Physicians Foundation with support from Sanofi US. Birmingham was selected for Cities for Life out of more than 50 cities, not only because Alabama has one of the highest rates of diabetes in the country, but also for its visible commitment to improving the lives of its citizens. Please join us on Thursday, September 12th from 10 - 11 a.m. for a PowerPoint presentation by Sharon Lamberth, trained YMCA Health Coach and Mary Hollis, YMCA Ambassador. Learn how to adopt and maintain a healthy lifestyle by eating healthier and increasing physical activity.

Thursday, August 8, 2013

A Rare Titanic Family: The Caldwell's Story of Survival

Please join us on Thursday, September 5th, from 10-11 a.m. in the Auditorium as Julie Williams, the great-niece of Albert Caldwell, presents a PowerPoint program about her relatives' survival of the Titanic's sinking,and afterward the continuation of the hunt for the Caldwells by the church which considered them to have reneged on their contract as missionaries. A Rare Titanic Family follows all the true-life plot twists of a family who survived their trip on the Titanic but never could get out from under the shadow the ship cast over them. Book will be available for sale. Free admission.