Human and 4-Legged Canned Food Drive

Share-What-U-CanThe Georgia Recreation and Parks Association (GRPA)is holding a state-wide food drive for both canned food for the food banks and pet food for the animal shelters in Columbus, GA. Columbus is our host for the 2017 Annual GRPA conference and we would like to thank them by giving back to their community. All items should be delivered to the Decatur Recreation Center located at 231 Sycamore Street no later than November 3 for delivery to Columbus on November 6th.

Decatur Active Living is a member of the GRPA and supports their mission. For more information contact cbass@columbusga.com.

Long Term Care 101 – Tomorrow, Sept. 19th at 7PM

Long Term Care 101

Tuesday, September 19th

7:00 PM

Decatur Recreation Center (231 Sycamore Street)

 Learn the basics of long term care coverage and how to evaluate it to determine if it’s a proper fit for you. This seminar examines home health care, assisted living, nursing home care and how to build a policy to fit an individual’s needs. Learn how to evaluate Long Term Care coverage proposals from different providers.

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Celebrate Car Free Day This Friday!

International Car Free Day is September 22

car freeOn Friday, September 22, the City of Decatur will join with people across the globe to participate in World Car Free Day – a time for community members to come together to explore the benefits of walking, biking, using public transit and carpooling to get us where we need to go.

Celebrate with us on the Old Courthouse Square from 11 am until 1 pm. Learn about alternative modes of transportation from GA Commute Options, MARTA, the Lifelong Community Board, Emory Cliff Shuttle, Active Living and more.

Receive a special Car Free Day sticker and a light for walking at night just for stopping by.

Take the Car Free Pledge!

Pledge to go Car Free. All participants who pledge no later than midnight on Thursday, September 21 will be entered into a drawing for two Decatur Wine Festival Tickets, compliments of the Decatur Arts Alliance. Winner will be announced on September 22.

Take the pledge here.

Third Sunday Stroll: Explore Woodlands Garden on September 17

Join members of the Pedestrian Advisory Committee for the Third Sunday Stroll which will be held this Sunday, September 17 at 2 pm. This month’s walk will explore Woodland Gardens. Larn about the plants as you tour and enjoy some time in nature.

Meet at Westchester School and be ready to walk at 2 pm.

For more information on walking in Decatur click here.

FREE Pilate Chair Exercise class Tomorrow at 9am!

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Blue Sky Concert with The Beulah Boys Tomorrow, Sept 12th at 12pm

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City Offices Closed, Monday, September 11

Due to the threat of severe weather for our area, all city offices are closed tomorrow, Monday, September 11. Public safety, public works and emergency staff should report as normal.

Other cancellations:

-Monday garbage and recycling services.

-After school programs.

-Active Living activities.

-Oakhurst Pool ribbon cutting.

Emergency updates and closures will be posted on http://www.thedecaturminute.com and the city’s website and all official City of Decatur social media.

Walk with a Doc – Tomorrow at 10 AM

Saturday, September 9th

10:00 AM

Decatur Recreation Center (231 Sycamore Street)

Joining us this month is Dr. Nathan Flacker, Chief Medical Officer for JenCare Senior Medical Center in Georgia. Dr. Flacker specializes in internal medicine and geriatric medicine. He is a member of the American College of Physicians and the American Geriatrics Society. He enjoys working with older adults and the most, favorite part of being a doctor for him is learning about the patients he cares for through hearing their wonderful stories and experiences.

Please wear comfortable shoes and bring water. We will leave Decatur Recreation Center at 10am sharp and walk approximately 2.5-3 miles.

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Silver Spokes starts tomorrow at 10am!

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Open House at Decatur Healing Arts This Sunday

Enjoy free classes and demos, meet the practitioners, and more. It is all Free! Classes begin at 1 pm so be sure to stop on by. Click here to find out more as well as a list of the free classes.

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