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About Lakeshore

  • 14Local, National and Global Advocacy Initiatives
  • 20Research Projects
  • 92Aquatic, Fitness and Recreation Programs
  • 12Competitive Sports

Mission & Vision

Our mission is to enable people with physical disability and chronic health conditions to lead healthy, active, and independent lifestyles through physical activity, sport, recreation, advocacy, policy, and research.
Our vision is to improve the lives of people with physical disability around the world.
Our values are 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

Here at Lakeshore, our job is to provide the expertise, facilities, equipment and programs to maximize the return on our members’ investment of time and energy ensuring they can be as healthy, active and independent as possible.” ~Jeff Underwood, president of Lakeshore Foundation

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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