Lifelong Community Lecture: For Men – and Those Who Love Them – Thursday 630pm

GPCCWhat you don’t know can hurt you – or those who love you. September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month and Lifelong Decatur will host a panel of experts on men’s health. This talk is not only for men. The panel will offer information regarding how sleep problems can be a cause of, or a sign of, health problems; the relation ship between nutrition and diabetes; and steps men can take to improve their health.

The best way to stay healthy is through prevention and screenings. Men: find out how prostate  cancer can be curable with early detection. Most women know that annual screenings are crucial to early detection and treatment of cancer.

For more information about this series or to suggest a future talk topic, contact Lee Ann Harvey, Lifelong Community coordinator, leeann.harvey@decaturga.com or 678-553-6548.

To find out more about this month’s topic:

September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month!

Next month: Celebrating Women’s Health, Save the date: Thursday, October 16, 6:30 p.m.

Join the Atlanta Bike Challenge and Win Prizes! Register Today!

LTR-Facebook-Memes_7The City of Decatur has formed a team for the Atlanta Bike Challenge which runs from September 28 to October 19.

From September 28 – October 19, the third-annual Atlanta Bike Challenge will be going strong ALL OVER the metro area including Decatur. You just have to ride your bike 10 minutes a day, or 10 minutes ever to participate! Log your trip at ATLBikeChallenge.com or through the Love to Ride mobile app to qualify for great prizes.Be sure to sign up for the City of Decatur team its not just employees, its meant to be citizens too!

What’s the goal? It’s all about participation – which workplaces can get the most people to ride a bike? Metro Atlanta business will compete against each other to see who can get the most staff to ride a bike during the challenge. It’s not about who can cycle the most miles, but who can encourage the most people to give bicycling a try.

Throughout the Atlanta Bike Challenge, participants will qualify for awesome prizes. However, to be eligible for the grand prize, you must log cycling trips to and from work. And by participating, you’ll get bragging rights when you reach goals and recruit coworkers to join in on the fun. Logging is easy, click # of miles, click date, done!

To find out more and to register, visit ATLBikeChallenge.com. And connect with us through the Facebook event.

Healthy Monday: Exercise Can Provide Energy

healthy monday headerEver feel “too tired to exercise” in the morning or after work? It’s more likely that you’re emotionally tired and unmotivated. Look past this initial reaction and follow through with your fitness plans; your body will appreciate the short-term energy boost and stamina that comes with physical activity!

Challenge yourself to fight fatigue and stick to your exercise routine this week. Note how refreshed and energetic you feel after your workout.

For more information on healthy lifestyles changes and more visit http://www.mondaycampaigns.org.

Bike Registration and Safety Event September 20 in Decatur Heights

Join the Decatur Police Department and Decatur Active Living

for a Bicycle Registration and Safety Event.

2013 Bike Derby

Register your bike, receive a helmet safety check, and ride the “safety course” to learn bike safety, hand signals, rules of the road and have your bike checked by the folks from Bicycle South.

 If it rains, we will move from the parking lot to inside of the gym.

This event is offered FREE to the community!

 

When:      Saturday, September 20th, 10 am – Noon

Where:    The Church at Decatur Heights (735 Sycamore Drive)

*Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Information jennifer.ross@decaturga.com or cheryl.burnette@decaturga.com

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Senior Day at Blue Sky Concerts on the Square THIS week

Senior DaySeptember 10 is Senior Day @ Blue Sky Concerts on the Square!

That’s right, this week we are inviting all Decatur seniors to listen to the popular Morgan Rowe at lunchtime. We’ll set up 100 chairs and YOU bring a sack lunch and come enjoy! As always there will be lunchtime drawings from the Decatur Business Association. Music starts at noon Wednesday Sept 10!

Hope to see you there residents of Clairmont Oaks, Arbor Terrace, Philips Tower, Regency House, Christian Towers, Oakhurst, Keenagers and more!

The G060+ shuttle will be running 2 trips from Oakhurst that morning to get you over to the Decatur Square. Again, chairs, water, and music onsite, just bring yourself and a snack or sack lunch and enjoy the FREE lunchtime concert. 

The Atlanta Bike Challenge Starts September 28…Be on the City of Decatur Team!

Atlanta Bike Challenge 101

Whether you’re an avid biker who has ridden to work for years or a newbie that has yet to experience the joys of cycling, the Atlanta Bike Challenge has something for you.

From September 28 – October 19, the third-annual Atlanta Bike Challenge will be going strong all over the metro area. You just have to ride your bike 10 minutes a day to participate! Log your trip at ATLBikeChallenge.com or through the Love to Ride mobile app to qualify for great prizes.

Be sure to select City of Decatur as your team when you register. 

What’s the goal? It’s all about participation – who can get the most people to ride a bike?  It’s not about who can cycle the most miles, but who can encourage the most people to give bicycling a try.

Throughout the Atlanta Bike Challenge, participants will qualify for awesome prizes. However, to be eligible for the grand prize, you must log cycling trips to and from work. And by participating, you’ll get bragging rights when you reach goals and recruit coworkers to join in on the fun.

Tools for the Two-Wheeled Commuter

The Atlanta Bike Challenge (September 28-October 19) is the perfect opportunity to update your smartphone with the latest tools to improve your ride, track your progress, and help advance Metro Atlanta infrastructure for bicyclists. Whether you’re a new cyclist or an avid rider, there’s something out there for you.

  • Love to Ride: The official app of the Atlanta Bike Challenge! Use this tool to record your ride quickly and easily using either GPS tracking or a manual entry. Remember, each time you log a ride, you are eligible to win prizes like movie tickets, restaurant gift cards, and bike bags.
  • Cycle Atlanta: Record your bicycle trips to give City of Atlanta transportation planners the data they need to make Atlanta a better place to ride. The app uses GPS to record your routes in real time, gathering data about which routes cyclists prefer. You can even report problems along the way, like potholes and obstructed bike lanes, to help planners make improvements to bicycle infrastructure.
  • Google Maps: While improvements are still being made, features allow cyclists to see a quick overview of bike paths, bike lanes, and bike-friendly roads in your area, as well as elevation changes on your suggested routes so you can find the flattest or most efficient route possible. The latest version includes voice commands for questions like “What time will I get there” or “What’s my next turn?”
  • Bike Doctor: From replacing a cable to fixing a flat tire, this app will cover it. Even a complete beginner will be able to master the bike tune-up by following the instructions and photos. There are even additional guides to show you how to prevent the most common maintenance errors.

Now that you’ve got the tools, enter the challenge! Learn more about cycling and sign up for the third-annual Atlanta Bike Challenge at ATLBikeChallenge.com. Sign up, recruit teammates at your workplace, win awesome prizes, and compete for the ultimate Atlanta cyclist bragging rights!

To find out more and to register, visit ATLBikeChallenge.com. And connect with us through the Facebook event.

Healthy Monday: Stay on Track While Eating Out

healthy monday headerDon’t let your good habits disappear when eating out! There are plenty of healthful options available in restaurants like grilled entrees (instead of fried), simple salads with dressing on the side, and extras like broth-based soups and steamed veggies. Don’t be afraid to order exactly what you need to stay healthy, or take part of your food to go!

Look at your schedule this Monday and see if you’re eating out this week. Take some time to research the restaurant’s menu online, or to look up some healthy options in that culinary tradition.

For more information on the Monday Campaigns, click here. 

 

Decatur Landmark Comes Down- Dairy Queen

Dairy Queen has been a landmark in Decatur and on many days people stood in line to get ice cream, sat out front or crossed the street to play in the Magnolia Tree.  Keep your eyes on this corner as it takes a new life in the great history of Decatur. Pictures taken by Gregory White this morning before some of the demolition took place.

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Birding at Woodlands Garden Tomorrow!

From Ruby at Woodlands:

“We welcome the return of the Atlanta Audubon Society for another early morning bird walk. We’ll gather near the office building at 8am TOMORROW –  Saturday, September 6. Our Audubon leaders will be Ralph Smith and Liz Hornsby who will help everyone, even beginners like me, identify birds by sight and sound. We will use this walk to try out our new Woodlands Bird List, skillfully and graciously put together by Ralph and his wife Susan McWethy.

 

Ralph (he’s a busy birder) and Linda Karr have revived our Birding Committee after a period of dormancy. Years ago, Cheryl Kanes and Barbara Giebelhaus visited regularly through four seasons to compile an extensive list of birds seen here in the Garden. We put up a couple of bird feeders and a birdbath, and then we got busy with other things. Recent meetings with Audubon staff and Ralph and Linda have brought birding at Woodlands back to the foreground (although the birds have always been happy here, committee or not).  

 

We would like to find a few more people to join the Birding Committee. Duties will include placing, cleaning and re-filling feeders and birdbaths, and of course tracking the species seen here. If you are interested, please contact ruby@woodlandsgarden.org.”

The Brown Thrasher

The Brown Thrasher

They’re here…the new Fall classes

New schedule starts September 8! See the Fall 2014 playbook for full details. http://www.decaturga.com/playbook

BBC4

Baby Boot Camp

New Fitness

New Enrichment

  • Knitting w/Jewel on Mon at 200pm
  • Sewing w/Gillian on Tu at 100pm
  • Watercolor Painting w/Sylvia on Wed at 100pm
  • Internet for seniors on Fri at 200pm (Sept 12 and Oct 10 only)
  • Lunch & Learn on Fri at 1130am (4th Fridays only)
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