Why and Where to Move!

Why Motivate and Move for Your Memories?

  • Researchers found exercisers were up to 28% less likely to develop any type of dementia and 45% less likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease specifically.
  • Studies suggest that physical activity—even at low-to-moderate levels—cuts your risk of cognitive decline by more than a third.
  • 40% of dementia cases could be prevented or delayed by targeting 12 risk factors throughout life – inactivity is one of those risk factors!
  • The 1st Week in November Motivate and Get Moving!
  • Walk, Run, Hike, Ride, Swim, Skip, Jog, Dance, Stroll, Stretch — you name it!

Register and learn more at www.alzca.org/walking

Celebrate Saturday November 7, at our “Drive Through” event from 10 until noon.
Drop off donations, get T-shirts, door prizes, and other surprises.

(205)871-7970 or email vholder@alzca.org
300 Office Park Drive, Birmingham, 35223

Exercise at home or try one of these suggested places to Move for your Memories.

Ebenezer Swamp Ecological Preserve

Located about six miles from the University of Montevallo campus, the preserve is home to a myriad of plant and animal species. From the boardwalk you will see Sycamore and Tupelo gum trees, and you may even spot beavers, turkeys, and rare species of Coneflowers.

Tucked in among the natural flora are a number of abstract animal sculptures, created from recycled steel by UM art students. www.montevallo.edu/campus-life/around-campus/ebenezer-swamp/

Spring Creek, approximately 6 mi. NE of Univ. of Montevallo
(corner of CR 24 & Stagecoach Rd.) Montevallo, AL

Jemison Park Nature Trail

This 54-acre linear park designed for preservation as a green way, is used for walking, jogging, reading, bird watching, and enjoying a picnic. Visitors can relax and enjoy the sights and sounds of nature while strolling along Shades Creek. The natural beauty of the area makes Jemison Park one of the most popular walking attractions in Mountain Brook.

The one-mile concrete trail connects with the Nature Trail and the Watkins Trace Trail for a total of 3.4 miles. Because it is tied in with the City’s sidewalk system, it is easily accessible to residents. There are also several parking spaces along Mountain Brook Parkway for parking.

2615 Mountain Brook Parkway, Mountain Brook, 35223

Railroad Park

If you have not been now might be the time to visit Railroad Park, a 19-acre green space in downtown Birmingham that celebrates the industrial and artistic heritage of our great city. Situated along 1st Avenue South, between 14th and 18th Streets, the park is a joint effort between the City of Birmingham and the Railroad Park Foundation. Hailed as “Birmingham’s Living Room.”

Railroad Park provides a historically rich venue for local recreation, family activities, concerts, and cultural events, while connecting Birmingham’s downtown area with Southside and UAB’s campus.

1600 1st Avenue South, Birmingham 35233

If you have any other suggested walk sites in our area please email that information to Vance Holder at vholder@alzca.org

If you have other suggestions for where to move, let us know!