About Lakeshore

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  • people with dialogue bubble above their heads14Local, National and Global Advocacy Initiatives
  • person swimming icon92Aquatic, Fitness and Recreation Programs
  • microscope20Research Projects

Vision & Mission

Vision: A world in which every person has the opportunity to achieve a healthy, active, independent life

Mission: To provide opportunity for individuals with disability to live a healthy lifestyle through physical activity, research, advocacy and health promotion

Values: Passion, Creating Opportunities, Integrity, Changing Expectations

Our History


Jefferson Tuberculosis Sanatorium Formed

Lakeshore has a rich history rooted in providing opportunities for individuals with physical disabilities.


Transition To Lakeshore Rehabilitation Hospital Completed

In 1973 the Sanatorium transitioned to Lakeshore Rehabilitation Hospital.


Lakeshore Foundation Formed

The Birmingham Chariots wheelchair basketball team was Birmingham’s first adapted sports team.


Lakeshore Today

Today Lakeshore has become an internationally renowned organization.

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Our Future

We constantly work to use our time, energy, expertise and resources to be a leader in addressing the needs of people within our mission while developing new opportunities for a lifelong path to wellness.

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Our Team

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Our Team

Our team is the heart of our organization and their dedication and passion for our members, supporters and each other are what make Lakeshore thrive.

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Our Leadership

Our executive leadership brings decades of experience to Lakeshore and the community.

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Board of Directors

We have an esteemed Board and Junior Board who are essential to the success of Lakeshore.

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