Move It Monday: Stretch Away Stress

From our friends at the MondayCampaigns:

Adaptable to all fitness levels, anyone can do yoga. In a typical workday, it’s normal for tension to build up in your shoulders, neck, and back. Doing a few simple yoga moves can help relieve built-up tension. Chair yoga can reduce the strain and stress on your joints, can be done in the office or at home, and is highly adjustable for all the poses.

Here are a few chair yoga poses to get you started.

Closures due to Hurricane Damage

The cross-country trail at Legacy Park is closed until Monday, November 2, due to storm debris left behind by Hurricane Zeta.

Glenlake Dog Park is closed until further notice due to large trees falling and damaging the fence. Please use Oakhurst or Adair Dog Park until we are able to remove the trees and have the fence repaired.

Have a Happy and Safe Halloween

Many traditional Halloween activities can be high-risk for spreading viruses. There are several safer, alternative ways to participate in Halloween. 

Here are some safe alternatives from the CDC:

  • Carving or decorating pumpkins with members of your household and displaying them
  • Carving or decorating pumpkins outside, at a safe distance, with neighbors or friends
  • Decorating your house, apartment, or living space. You can even make your own with these ideas for Halloween crafts.
  • Doing a Halloween scavenger hunt where children are given lists of Halloween-themed things to look for while they walk outdoors from house to house admiring Halloween decorations at a distance. Here is an idea for a scavenger hunt.
  • Having a virtual Halloween costume contest
  • Having a Halloween movie night with people you live with
  • Having a scavenger hunt-style trick-or-treat search with your household members in or around your home rather than going house to house

Free Yoga and Tai Chi on the Square Extended Through November

We are enjoying offering Tai Chi and Yoga on the Square so much that we have extended the class schedule through November 24.

Class time has changed to 10 am.
Classes are limited to 10; masks and registration are required. Links to register are below.

Tuesday, Tai Chi with Steve and Neil, 10 am
Register here

Friday, Yoga with Cheryl, 10 am
Register here

Take a Halloween Walk This Week

There are so many great yard decorations around Decatur this year. Here are some that I have seen on my walks and bike rides.

What great decorations have you seen?

Healthy Monday: Is Stress Haunting You?

From our friends at MondayCampaigns.org:

Regardless of age or ability level, sometimes it’s just hard to find the energy, motivation, or confidence to get back into a workout routine. Whether you fear getting injured or are just reluctant to get back into the gym, it’s important to remember that a little anxiety about recommitting to exercise is perfectly normal.

Check out our list of common fitness fears, and start overcoming them.

School Board Session to Discuss Senior Homestead Exemption

Are you interested in learning more about the development of the plan to address the CSD’s Senior Homestead exemption? If so, please plan to virtually attend this Board Work Session with the Senior Homestead Exemption committee coming up this Tuesday, October 27 at 6:30 pm. Information on how to join the zoom call or how to call into the meeting can be found below. For more about this process, please visit https://www.csdecatur.net/Page/4212.

Tuesday, October 27, 2020, 6:30 p.m. Eastern Time Link to Webinar:  https://csdecatur.zoom.us/j/91242530790

Meeting ID: 912 425 30790 One tap mobile +1646.558.8656, 912 425 30790# US (NY)

A Visit to Hawk Hollow

It has been fun to discover new places to walk and bike to in Decatur. My friend Gail took me on a walk to Hawk Hollow, located on 1st Avenue off of Oakview Road.

Hawk Hollow is part of the Wylde Center and is a natural setting featuring woodland paths, a butterfly garden, a creek, and two Hobbit Houses that you can even stay overnight in.

Read more about Hawk Hollow and be sure to stop by on your next walk or bike ride.

It’s National School Bus Safety Week

National School Bus Safety Week is here. As a reminder, this year’s theme is “Red Lights Mean Stop!” Whether you’re riding a bus now or planning to ride one in the future, practicing school bus safety is always important.

Share the love! Remember to appreciate your bus drivers this week and on Thursday’s “We Love Our Bus Driver Day.” Bus drivers inspire us all through their hard work, dedication and bravery. We want to honor them this school year for going the extra mile to serve our families and schools during the pandemic. 

Congratulations to our Century Challenge Bicyclists!

Lucas Dod accompanied his dad David on his rides.

In September,the City of Decatur challenged bicyclists of all ages to bike a total of 100 miles during the month. Participants received a Bike Decatur bandanna.

Cogratulations to:
Mark and Diana Mandelbaum
Paul Powers
Alice DeMille
Shawn Slemons
Mark Karell
Gael Doyle
Toni Hetzel
Neil and Naomi Norton
Clay Scarborough
David Dod (and Lucas)