Ride With Joey, November 16th

Ken Rosskopf sends along this upcoming event….you get to ride with  Joey and help the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition. Sounds like a win-win! For information and tickets click here.

RideWithJoey

Thank you Start Smart Golfers!

A big thank you to all our Start Smart Golf participants. Start Smart Golf is an introductory golf program. Children ages 3-5 get a positive and safe first golf experience while developing skills for future golf participation. Coach Michael ( Decatur High School Golf Team Member) did a great job with the kids. We look forward to these young golfers continuing in the sport. Start smart golf is currently an annual program. For more information, contact Portia Langley at Decatur Recreation.

Start Smart Golf

Start Smart Golf

Lifelong Decatur Wants to Know……

What do you think?

Survey1Lifelong Decatur Seeks Community Input

Decatur’s Lifelong Community Advisory Board invites the community to complete a survey to help plan the direction for Decatur’s future as a place where people of all ages and resources can live throughout their lifetimes. The board welcomes the community’s input to reach these goals. All Decatur residents, not only senior citizens, may complete the survey here.

The Decatur City Commission created the board to fulfill the goals of the 2010 Strategic Plan, including assuring our city is a safe, healthy and inviting community for all ages. If you prefer to complete a hard copy of the survey or would like more information, contact staff liaison Lee Ann Harvey at leeann.harvey@decaturga.com or call 678-553-6548. The deadline to complete the survey is Friday, November 21, 2014.

Even In The Rain, We Focus on Fitness

10333367_758543037547404_1493424073347248842_oA core walking group of 6 devoted walkers walked in the rain today for Walk With a Doc led by Kayt Wolfe of Pulse Health Coaching. We used the Be Active orange umbrella fleet to keep our walk going. Nutrition was the topic of the day and Kayt debunked numerous myths concerning fat, grains, eggs, dairy, salt and more. No matter what, we just keep moving!

Join us any Wednesday morning if you are free in the daytime or have an hour or so. Its also a great social outlet and removes the isolation factor that some elders struggle with living alone. Here’s us on our colorful stroll today through the Decatur cemetery greenspace. Hope to see you soon. Our next walk is November 12, and will feature a guided tour of the Decatur Cemetery focusing on the historical “docs” that reside at the greenspace, So come learn your local doc history with Friends of the Decatur Cemetery docent Cathy Vogel.

House of Horrors 6

Join Decatur Active Living for House of Horrors 6 at Decatur Recreation Center on Friday, October 31, 2014. Costumes Welcomed!

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Healthy Monday: Do It For Your Health

Eating large amounts of red and processed meat (like bacon, deli meats, and hot dogs) has been linked to an increase in colon, rectal, and prostate cancer. Excessive meat consumption can also lead to other preventable diseases, such as obesity, diabetes, heart disease and stroke.

This week, start off with a Meatless Monday. See if you can swap red and processed meats for leaner sources of protein like beans, lentils or tofu.

 

Check out the Meat Free  Monday song by Paul McCartney.

 

 

Healthy Monday: Embrace Your Creative Side

healthy monday headerRecent research shows that cultural activities, such as going to a museum exhibit or creating an art display, increase happiness and satisfaction in life while decreasing depression and anxiety. Activities that involve being active in the creative process are more beneficial than passive and receptive activities (i.e. watching television).

This week, experiment with a creative activity that interests you; it can be anything from photography or painting to arranging flowers or singing.

To receive Healthy Monday weekly tips, visit http://www.mondaycampaigns.org.

What Are YOU Doing to Stay Active This Weekend?

As always there is plenty to do in Decatur on a nice Fall weekend. Here are some ideas to keep you active:

Friday, October 17:
Decatur Third Friday Fun Bike Ride, 6:30 pm meet at Church Street MARTA ready to ride. More info is here.

Saturday, October 18:
Bike Registration and Safety Event at the Decatur Housing Authority, 10 am until Noon. Register your bicycle witih the Decatur Police, ride the children’s safety course and learn signals, lane changing and more. For more information contact jennifer.ross@decaturga.com or cheryl.burnette@decaturga.com.

Fairies in the Garden, Woodlands Garden, 2 until 5 pm. Information is here. We went to this in the past and it was awesome!! Not only do you feel like you have left the city while wandering the garden, but the little Fairie Homes are so creative and stoke the imagination. Consider walking or biking over as parking is limited. Or park at Westchester School and walk over.

Decatur Craft Beer Festival, Information is here. I believe there are still some VIP tickets available.

Sunday, October 19:
RideWell Bike Festival at Holy Trinity Parish, 1 pm until 6 pm. Information is here.

What else do you know of that is happening in Decatur this weekend? Feel free to comment…..

Lichen Fairie House

                  Lichen Fairie House

Susan G. Komen 3-Day Walk Comes Through Decatur Friday, October 17

The Susan G. Komen 3-Day Walk will be coming through Decatur tomorrow, Friday October 17th.  Consider lining the street on Ponce de Leon Avenue and show the walkers support by cheering them on as they walk by. They plan on hitting the city around 11 am, just in time for you to cheer during your lunch hour!

The walkers will be adorned in pink and various states of costumes. Great opportunity for some fun photos as you cheer them on. Many of the walkers are cancer survivors along with their friends and family who are showing support.

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RideWell Bike Festival This Sunday at Holy Trinity Parish

Patron Saint of Cyclists

Patron Saint of Cyclists

Holy Trinity Parish is holding  “RideWell Bike Festival” this Sunday, October 19 at their church located at 515 E Ponce de Leon Ave in Decatur. The event begins at 1 pm and features a 17 mile and a 5 mile Bicycle Tour of Community Gardens, a Children’s Bicycle Rodeo and a Bike blessing. The proceeds will benefit Clean Water Programs in Haiti. Tickets are $10 per person with $20 max for family and are available at the church.

RideWell is Holy Trinity’s celebration of the feast day of the Madonna_del_Ghisallo, Patroness of cyclists.

For more information visit http://ridewell.tumblr.com/

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