Free College Planning class with Capstone Financial -Tuesday, Sept. 18th at 6:30pm. Meet us at Decatur Recreation Center

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FREE Social Security class Tonight at Decatur Recreation Center

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Safe Routes to School at Glennwood ES

Glennwood Elementary Safe Routes to School Champions, Ingrid Rogan and Marishyl Ford, made a video of students talking about why walking and biking to school is fun and important. They showed the video at their last community circle to encourage new students to join in the fun. Take a look and get encouraged to walk or bike your children to school.

For more information on Decatur’s Safe Routes to School program, click here.

Scott Park Update: Park now open

The Park has reopened! 

 

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Scott Park, located behind Decatur Recreation Center, is closed this morning. We are having tree work done and it is not safe for visitors. Check back for updates.

Thank you for your patience.

Lil’ Dribblers Basketball, Register Now!

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Destress Monday: Walk It Off

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From our friends at Destress Monday:

Make Monday an occasion to try some mindful walking when you need to de-stress for a few minutes between activities.

Any style of mindfulness is a robust antidote to stress. Mindfulness engages your normal powers of awareness and is something you can do anytime, anywhere. Here are some steps to follow for a short and easy session of mindful walking:

  1. Pick a time in your daily routine to practice mindful walking for at least five minutes.
  2. Concentrate on the physical sensations of walking – the sights, sounds, and feelings of each step.
  3. If your mind wanders, gently return your focus by repeating “left, right” as you walk.

As you walk, pay attention to the physical experience of walking. Bring your attention to your feet, noticing the sensations of walking itself. Witness the heel, ball, and toe of each foot as it makes contact, over and over, in every step. Bring your attention to the breath and the rhythm of your stride.

Mindful walking is a form of mindfulness, which is a way to focus on the present and not get caught up in thoughts of the past or worries about the future, giving you a greater sense of well-being and relaxation. This naturally slows down your heart rate and lowers your blood pressure. Its benefits include: stress reduction, reduced rumination, and increased focus.

This Monday, no matter where you’re going or how fast you’re walking, use this tip to de-stress and slow down, yet keep moving.

For information about walking in Decatur, visit decaturga.com/walking.

Family Bike Ride Cancelled

We were hoping the rain would pass but it’s not looking good. Roads are wet and unsafe for our young riders. We will try another day.

Don’t forget about our Mural Signal Box walking tour tomorrow at 10am. We’ll start and end at Decatur Recreation Center. See you there!

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Something for All Ages at Decatur Active Living!

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Did you know that the Playbook is not just for kids? We have a plethora of activities, classes and athletic opportunities for all ages. In addition to athletics, open gym, pickleball, volleyball, indoor soccer and table tennis, we offer a number of free classes, workshops and field trips for active adults and seniors.

Check out the new Fall Playbook  and join us to keep active in Decatur!

Check Your Bike Before Each Ride

An easy way to make sure your bike is in good working order is to do an ABC Quick Check.

Air: Be sure you have enough air in your tires
Brakes: Look to see that your brake pads are not worn
Chain and Cranks: Pull on your cranks to see that they are not loose and look to see that the chain is not rusted and it is free of gunk
Quick Release: Make sure all quick releases are closed
Check: Take a slow brief ride to check that your bike is working properly