TOMORROW…Our Annual Senior Holiday Party is next Wednesday. Come celebrate the season with us!

Santa Claus is Coming to Town!

Our Annual Senior Holiday Party is next Wednesday. Come celebrate the season with us!

Santa Claus is Coming to Town!

Water Aerobics Now Offered at Oakhurst Indoor Pool!

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The City of Decatur- Oakhurst Indoor Pool is pleased to announce that it will begin offering water aerobics and arthritis aquatic classes on December 13, 2018. Classes will be held  at the Samuel L. Jones Boys & Girls Club, 450 East Lake Drive.

  • Water Aerobics will be offered:  Tues/Thur/Fri from 9:00am – 10:00am
  • Arthritis Aquatics will be offered:  Tues/Thur/Fri from 10:15am-11:15am

No pre-registration is required, just show up on the day that you want to attend and fill out an initial registration form

Cost:
$8.00 per class, $52.00 for 10 classes, $95.00 for 20 classes, $135 for 30 classes.
Pay for class admission at the pool with a check or credit card…..no cash is accepted

  • Indoor, heated pool with changing rooms and showers.
  • Classes will be taught in 3’-5’ depth of water
  • Easy access to the pool with an ADA lift if needed
  • Certified instructors

For further information: lyriclanier@gmail.com

Start the Week with Self-care

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From our friends at Healthy Monday:

Now, more than ever, it’s time to practice self-care and destress on Monday.

Sometimes, we forget the toll that hard work can have on our mind and body. This Monday, disconnect from stress with some quick self-care tactics for a happier you.

It doesn’t matter if you’re at home with kids or at work all day, stress happens to everyone. It’s natural to keep trying to fit in ‘just one more task.’ It’s also normal to feel that others are depending on you too much to take a break for yourself.

If you operate with the needle on “E” – empty – for too long, it’s actually counterproductive. Running out of gas helps no one, least of all, you. Instead, take time to fill up with a trove of self-care tactics that will last you a lifetime.

Here are some quick self-care tips you can do right now:

1. Go for a walk – Feel the air, a change in temperature or the warmth of the sun. Look at the clouds.

2. Take a breather anytime, anyplace – Take a pause with some deep breaths. Fill your belly with a good, deep inhale. Hold it for a beat, then exhale slowly and fully. Do this repeatedly for a minute or so, until you feel a sense of calm.

3. Yoga moment – At your desk or in your living room, do some relaxing moves. Try chair yoga or do a quick sun salutation. If you can’t do the whole sequence stand up, reach your arms up to the sun and look at your hands, swan dive with arms out at your sides, then touch your toes – or get as close as you can! Do this a few times, until you feel your body unwind.

4. Water works – Take a warm bath. This is also a way to take a digital break from your phone and/or computer.

5. Call a friend – Catch up and share the latest. This will boost your happiness and it’s a natural way to destress.

6. Sleep! – Here’s the prescription: Go to bed early, read, relax, do some bed yoga, sleep soundly, and wake up refreshed! It’s the perfect medicine for longevity, health, and balance.

Here are some self-care ideas that may take a little longer but are well worth it: cooking and savoring a good meal, exercising, attending a meditation program, reading a book, getting a massage, and spending time with your friends and family.

Indulge in health and wellness this Monday with self-care! You will have the perfect destress formula: a longer, happier, and healthier life. For more tips to take care of you, follow DeStress Monday on FacebookTwitter, or Instagram.

Donate a Toy – Receive a Seedling to Plant

Toys for Trees Flyer 2018

Toddler Open Gym at Ebster Starts in January

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Toddler Open Gym is back at Ebster this winter!

Beginning in January toddlers, parents and caregivers are welcome to visit Ebster gym for a warm, fun, safe place for kids to play. Ideal for kids ages 0-4 years old to jump, hop, run and play. Parents can engage with each other while kids play.

Small balls are provided, but feel free to bring your own. No registration needed. Every Thursday 11:30 am-1:00 pm January through March 2019.

Destress Monday: Breathe!

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From our friends at Healthy Monday:

Are you drowsy during a meeting or sidetracked by distractions? Try some controlled deep breathing this Monday to fire you up and help make you more productive.

Revive! Try this easy one-minute breathing exercise that you can do anywhere and anytime:

  1. Inhale to the count of two
  2. Exhale to the count of two
  3. Inhale to the count of two
  4. Exhale to the count of three
  5. Inhale to the count of two
  6. Exhale to the count of four
  7. Inhale to the count of two
  8. Exhale to the count of five

Do it several times until you feel a boost of energy.

Deep breathing is an ancient practice that helps you focus and re-energize in modern life. And it works! Researchers have found it can optimize your heart and lungs as well as your autonomic nervous system, which controls your breathing, digestion, and heartbeat.

After this short breathing exercise, you’ll rejuvenate and be ready to dive into Monday and the rest of your week. Find more breathing exercises to destress, like square breathing, here.

 

Crossing Guard of the Year!

Congratulations to Charlene Germany, Metro Atlanta Crossing Guard of the Year!

Ms. Germany is the crossing guard for Winnona Park Elementary School and had 10 nominations from the community. She is passionate, friendly, caring and vigilant about making sure the children (and adults) cross safely on the way to and from school. All the children know her name and she loves seeing them every day. We are so proud of her!!

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Active Living Holiday Closings

Happy Thanksgivingfrom Decatur Active Living

Decatur Recreation Center will close at 5 pm on Wednesday, November 21 and will be closed Thursday through Sunday for the Thanksgiving Holiday.

Ebster Recreation Center will be open noon until 8 pm on Monday, November 19 and Tuesday, November 20; noon until 5 pm on Wednesday, November 21 and will be closed Thursday through Sunday.

Oakhurst Indoor Pool will close at 5 pm on Wednesday, November 21, and will be closed on Thursday, November 22, and open noon until 5 pm Friday, November 23 through Sunday, November 25.

The staff at Decatur Active Living wishes your family a happy and healthy holiday! We have a lot to be thankful for here in Decatur.

 

 

This week at Decatur Active Living – check out our great events.

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