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)



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Active Adult Newsletter – October 2020

Kaiser Permanente Virtual Stress Management

Are you feeling super stressed in 2020! Join Kaiser Permanente for their Stress Management class tomorrow – Wednesday, September 30th – at 11 AM. Learn tips and techniques to help us deal with our stress. Zoom link information is below.

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Don’t forget about our new programs! Sign up NOW

Just like the image says, “We’ve miss you so much!” So much that we are happy to tell you about our new programs below.

Decatur Walking Group will meet on Wednesdays at 9 AM. We will start and end at Decatur Recreation Center. You must pre-register for the walk, wear a mask, and we will practice our social distancing guidelines.

Kaiser Permanente Virtual Bingo on Wednesday, September 23rd at 11 AM.

Kaiser Permanente Virtual Grassroots: Stress Management class on Wednesday, September 30th at 11 AM.

If you are interested in registering for one of our programs please reach out to Sara Holmes at sara.holmes@decaturga.com or 404-360-0067.

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Our payment system is temporarily down. We are working to resolve the issue. Only exact cash or in-state checks are accepted at this time. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Today is World Coconut Day

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From NationalToday.com:

You can’t make a piña colada or a decent Thai curry without it, its water makes a great recovery drink, and its fibrous husk, when burned, repels mosquitos — these are just three of many excellent reasons to celebrate World Coconut Day on September 2.

One of nature’s most versatile products, the coconut plant (and its various parts) can be used for food and drink, cosmetic preparations, and decorating. Some coconut proponents (cocoproponents?) even claim that the fruit’s oil can reverse dental decay — if you swish it around in your mouth for 20 minutes a day! Most of us aren’t comfortable with a mouthful of oil, no matter whence that oil comes or what it’s purported to do. But we can still get caught up in the coconut craze.

Whether you’re stuck on a deserted island or comfortable in your own home, here are some (relatively normal) ideas for using this tropical wonderfruit.

Try making one of these desserts that feature coconut.

Get on Your Bike in September!

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Century Challenge
Decatur Active Living challenges you to ride 100 miles in September! Ride as few or as many times as you like; just accumulate 100 miles between September 1 and 30, take a screen shot of your activity tracker showing your mileage, and send to cheryl.burnette@decaturga.com. Riders will receive a cooling bandanna with the I Bike Decatur logo. See if you can make a route using the city’s new cycle track. All ages are welcome to participate!

Cycle September
Sign up for the National Bike Challenge “Cycle September” at https://www.lovetoride.net/usa. This is also a good way to track your miles for the month.

Bike and Be Well – September 16
Safe Routes to School invites all children to bike (or walk) to their school on Wednesday, September 16 to celebrate Bike and Be Well Day! Students in grades K – 5 are invited to bike (or walk) by their school and pick up an incentive item and a Bicycle Guide for Kids. Each school will set their own time frame to coordinate with the Wellness Wednesday activities for students at their school. Please wear a mask and practice social distancing. Let’s see which school will have the highest participation!

Bike to Work
Bike to Work Week will take place September 21-27, 2020. Bike to Work Day is Tuesday, September 22!

For ideas on routes around the city visit decaturga.com/biking.

Let’s Get Physical on the Square

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Decatur Active Living is offering free community classes on the Old Courthouse Square during September.

Sessions are free to the community, however they are limited to 10 participants. Please pre-register at the links below. Bring your water bottle.

All activities will be physically distanced and masks are required.

Tai Chi/Qigong – Tuesdays, 9 am
Join us on the Decatur Square for a refreshing start to the day for Tai Chi-Qigong moving meditation with Neil and Steve (Tai Chi-Qigong 4 LIFE).  These ancient internal arts are full body, brain and energy cleansing and enhancing methods.  We hope you will try the process and see how it goes for you!    For information contact:  Stephen Dorage, 404-617-0071 or Neil Norton, 404-271-6526.
Click here to sign up for Tai Chi:   https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A0E48A8AB29A2FF2-taichi

Yoga – Fridays, 9am
Join Cheryl on the Square for an all-levels yoga practice to kick off your weekend. We will work with our breath as we practice both standing and seated poses. You will leave feeling energized and ready for the day. Bring your mat and any props that you may want. Books make good blocks and beach towels make good yoga blankets.
Click here to sign up for Yoga:   https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A0E48A8AB29A2FF2-yoga

Wellness Wednesday – Wednesday, 10 – 10:45 am and 2 – 2:45 pm
Join the Active Living Athletic staff for some fun physical activities for elementary age children.  Sessions may include exercises, sports conditioning, fun games, and more. Masks are required. Bring a water bottle.
Class size is limited to 10. To sign up for a class email Stacy.Green@decaturga.com.