Meet Birmingham’s COVID-19 graduates—how they’re celebrating under self-quarantine

With graduation postponed or canceled altogether, Birmingham graduates are finding creative ways to celebrate. Photo via Bryce Varner.

Trading your cap and gown for a mask and hand sanitizer probably isn’t how graduating seniors thought their year would end. COVID-19 threw the mother of all wrenches into celebratory plans from weddings and birthdays to the milestone that is graduating from college or high school. Take a look at how Birmingham seniors are moving forward during the situation.

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Nordic Walking

OLLI of Greater Birmingham presents Nordic Walking with Leroy Hurt, Certified Advanced Nordic Walking Instructor. Evolved in Finland from cross-country skiing, Nordic Walking is a full-body activity using poles to involve the upper body. Research shows that it improves weight loss, glucose management, muscular strength, lung capacity, heart capability and cholesterol levels. It is also a low-impact activity allowing those with strength, balance, and joint issues to participate. This session will provide hands-on training and poles will be available. Free admission. See olli.ua.edu for complete course listings

Amazing Meals on Wheels volunteers impact lives everyday

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Meals on Wheels volunteers Jimy George and Franke Browne, photo courtesy of United Way of Central Alabama

Amazing Meals on Wheels Volunteers

A meal can change a life. That’s the lesson Jimy George and Franke Browne, two Alabama Power employees, have learned as volunteers for United Way of Central Alabama’s Meals on Wheels program.   Continue reading “Amazing Meals on Wheels volunteers impact lives everyday”

AT&T’s cyber seniors technology program bridges the generations and helps ensure Alabama is connected – at every age.

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As part of AT&T’s continuing efforts to boost internet adoption across the state, the Alabama State Department of Education and the Alabama Chapter of Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) announced the Wenonah High School chapter of FCCLA won the #ATTCyberSeniors video competition.

Pictured: Ahmad Johnson, Denise Young Rucker and Terri Williams

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