Senior shopping hours, Staying connected with older relatives, + more

Senior shopping hours are taking place at tons of grocery stores around Birmingham. Photo by Adam Nieścioruk on Unsplash.

While everything right now is uncertain, one this is for sure—we miss our loved ones. Times like these can be particularly lonely for those who are in nursing homes, assisted care, or are more vulnerable to catching COVID-19. Luckily, Birmingham has resources and tips for staying safe and staying connected.

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Birmingham nonprofit spotlight—here’s how you can help 50+ local nonprofits today

Every kind of help matters right now. Photo via Jimmie Hale Mission

Our local nonprofits need our help, Birmingham. We’re making it easy. Check back once a week and see who we’re spotlighting—we’ll be adding more nonprofits as the COVID-19 response continues. Learn how you can be a part of important work serving our community.

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7 leadership development programs you can apply for now in Birmingham

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April Benetollo is CEO of Momentum, whose Executive Leaders program is now accepting applications. Photo courtesy of Momentum

Changing times make leadership development programs in Birmingham even more relevant. If you’re wanting to find ways to grow as a leader and advance your career, we found seven programs you can apply for now.

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What you can do to protect Alabama’s natural health and beauty

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Planting native trees at East Lake Park in 2018. Photo courtesy of The Nature Conservancy

From our previous two stories in this series, we looked at how Alabama’s changing climate is giving us more extreme weather and pests.  In this, our final installment, we’ll share an important way you can help protect our communities and beautify our surroundings.

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BLOX, based in Bessemer, is developing mobile ICUs to combat COVID-19

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One of BLOX’s recently completed medical facilities. Photo via BLOX

In the ongoing fight against COVID-19 (Coronavirus), one of the biggest concerns is whether or not the virus will overpower our healthcare infrastructure. The United States only has a set number of hospital beds—if those are filled, where will additional patients be treated? BLOX, a Bessemer-based company, thinks they have the answer—rapidly deployed mobile ICUs.

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3 ways Birmingham is providing facemasks to healthcare workers—how you can too

A BIG thank you to healthcare workers and other essential workers keeping Birmingham safe and strong. Photo via Bham Face Masks.

We can’t thank our healthcare workers enough for putting themselves on the frontlines to fight COVID-19. But, we can show appreciation by donating facemasks and our time through Birmingham organizations.

Whether it’s sewing a mask, creating one through a 3D printer or simply being a runner for supplies—these local businesses and residents are stepping up to help. Here’s how you can get in on the action. 

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PHOTOS: See this Birmingham family’s living room transformation

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This is the perfect sectional for quarantine movie nights! Photo by Hannah Chambley for Bham Now

One Birmingham family got the living room of their dreams—designed, delivered and decorated all from the team at La-Z-Boy of Greystone. See before and after photos, plus find out how you can transform your space with La-Z-Boy’s free in-home design services.

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The Town of Spectre: Adventures with Adamson Ep. 1

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Abandonded movie set? Check. Sweet ride to get there? Double-check.

Did you know there’s a movie set on an island in the Alabama River that was abandoned after shooting wrapped on a blockbuster film? We wanted to check it out for ourselves, and our friends over at Adamson Ford got us there in style. Come tag along on our latest adventure!

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Top 7 performers to grace Iron City’s stage, including Mac Miller

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Going wild at a concert at Iron City. Photo via Iron City on Facebook

NOTICE: As of March 17, all Iron City events and shows have been suspended through 03/31. 

Since they first opened in 2013, Iron City has become one of the most popular music venues in the country. As one of Birmingham’s premier music venues, Iron City has hosted their fair share of amazing acts. In honor of their seven year anniversary, we’ve put together a list of seven incredible acts at Iron City throughout the years.

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5 unique ways to help Birmingham’s healthcare + hospitality workers now

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Healthcare workers are on the frontlines right now. Photo via Matthew Niblett for Bham Now

We are fortunate that our Magic City is filled with smart, creative people who are finding ways to help Birmingham’s healthcare and hospitality workers now. As you can imagine, both are facing new challenges, for different reasons. Keep reading to find out how you can get involved.

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Former Trinity Medical Center to become “Arbor Terrace” a $200 million development

Screenshot of the rendering of Arbor Terrace. The new $20o million multi-use development is located on the  former site of the Trinity/Baptist Montclair Medical Center off Montclair Road in Birmingham. Photo courtesy of Birmingham Metro LLC

Almost five years after it was vacated, the former Trinity/Baptist Montclair Medical Center site is slated to be transformed into a multi-use campus. The new $200 million project inside Birmingham’s city limits will include corporate headquarters, residential, medical and community-oriented retail and café spaces.

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Caring for fur babies while sheltering-in-place? Here are 3 places to get support

Does this scene look familiar to anyone else right now? Photo via Unsplash

Pets make everything better, especially social distancing. Personally, I’ve been loving all the fur baby content—especially dogs disrupting home workouts and cats disrupting home workdays. Caring for your pets has changed a bit in the wake of COVID-19, but these Birmingham businesses are making it easy.

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