Plant Some Trees With Trees Atlanta

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Join Trees Atlanta this coming Saturday, December 7 at the the Decatur Cemetery to plant some trees.

Meet at 299 Bell Street at 9 am; the planting will be finished around 1 pm.

Volunteers should bring gardening gloves and dress in layers as you can really heat up digging holes and planting trees. For more information click here.

Active Adult Holiday Party

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Volunteer at Glenn Creek Nature Preserve this Saturday

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From Arborist Neil Norton:

Please join us for this Saturday, December 7, from 9 am to 12 pm  for our second volunteer day of the year at the Glenn Creek Nature Preserve. Pizza will be served to all volunteers at 12 pm.

Please remember to bring water, wear long sleeves and pants. We have extra gloves, but at our last volunteer day found the rubber or leather gloves work better than the cloth ones we provide. We will continue to remove invasive species, reinforce the trails, and mulch. 3 Service hours available to all students!

Internet and Phone Downtime

350-3504205_people-talking-with-phone-vector-clipartThe City of Decatur internet and phone services will be down temporarily during a brief period between 3 and 5 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 27.

We ask for your patience during this time.

Thank you in advance.

Decatur Active Living Holiday Closings

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Decatur Recreation Center and Ebster Recreation Center will close on Wednesday, November 27 at 6 p.m. and will be closed through Sunday, December 1. We will  reopen at 8 a.m. on Monday, December 2.

Glenlake Tennis Center will be closed on Thanksgiving Day and reopen on Friday.

Wishing you and your family a very happy and healthy Thanksgiving holiday!

We Love our Crossing Guards!

This is Crossing Guard Appreciation Week and the City of Decatur showed our 38 crossing guards some love!

The City held a breakfast for them this morning where they were recognized with certificates and a gift. Several schools also honored their crossing guards this morning with flowers and cards.

Next time you have a crossing guard to help you cross the street be sure to tell them how much you appreciate them! They are out early in the morning in all kinds of weather, then return mid afternoon and keep a smile on their face as they help children travel to and from school safely.

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For more photos of all of our crossing guards, visit facebook.com/decaturaactiveliving.

FREE Lime Scooter Class Saturday, November 16

lime logoJoin Decatur Active Living and Lime for a FREE scooter class this Saturday, November 16, 12 pm at Legacy Park.

Lime staff will be on hand to share important information about safe scooting, complying with the rules of riding in Decatur, and best of all, Lime will be giving away free test rides!

Meet at Legacy Park (formerly known as United Methodist Children’s Home) located at 500 S Columbia Dr, Decatur, GA 30030. There will be about 15 minutes of review and about 15 minutes of free ride time so you can get familiar with riding a scooter in a safe space.

You must RSVP here so Lime can ensure the right number of scooters for maximum riding time. Helmets will be provided and are yours to keep.

In order to test ride a scooter, please remember the following:

(1) All riders must be over the age of 18

(2) Wear comfortable clothing and shoes (tennis shoes, flats, etc.)

(3) Download the Lime app from iTunes or Google Play and set up your account beforehand to minimize wait time

***In case of rain the reschedule date will be SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 23 at 12 pm***

Move It Monday: Fun Family Fitness

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Happy Healthy Monday from our friends at the Monday Campaigns!

There’s nothing like a little friendly competition to bring the family closer. So why not turn your plain-old, ordinary exercises into a family fitness challenge.

Experts recommend individuals spend at least 150 minutes per week exercising or being active, so we’ve compiled a list of exercises that can easily be converted into fitness challenges for you and the whole family to do together. Completing one or two of these challenges a week will help you satisfy that weekly workout requirement. Group challenges inevitably motivate you to push yourself a harder, and they can even help you squeeze out an extra rep (or two or three).

The cherry on top is that these fitness challenges don’t require any hardcore workout equipment; all you need is maybe a few chairs, some floor space, and a few willing participants.

Check out five of our favorite challenges.

Apply to be on the Active Living Board

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The Decatur Active Living Board will have a vacancy in January and community members are invited to fill out a Statement of Interest form found here.

The Active Living Board meets the first Tuesday of each month at 8 am at the Decatur Recreation Center. The Board was established to provide guidance to the City Commission regarding programs and goals of the city’s Active Living Division, to help citizens  incorporate physical activity into their daily routines with guidance and assistance with implementing the recommendations to promote positive health outcomes from the Community Transportation Plan.

For more information about the Active Living Board, contact Cheryl.Burnette@decaturga.com or 678-553-6541.

 

 

 

Healthy Monday: Make Happiness Go Viral

Happy Healthy Monday from our friends at The Monday Campaigns!

As the weather gets a little colder, the days get a little darker, the stress of assembling a flawless Thanksgiving meal creeps a little closer, it becomes even MORE important to send positive vibes out into the atmosphere (and beyond).

Research shows that it only takes one good deed to change a person’s afternoon, day, week, month, or lifetime. A kind action reverberates beyond your immediate social circle and can impact the lives of people you may never even meet.

The same is true when a kind or positive post is shared on social media.

See how you can help us make happiness go viral today.