National Senior Health and Fitness Day is May 31….Join us!

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Decatur Active Living invites the community to our first celebration of National Senior Health and Fitness Day at the Decatur Recreation Center on Wednesday, May 31 from 9 am until 1 pm.

We are offering health screenings, nutrition information, a walking challenge, table tennis, many vendors to keep you healthy,  free exercise demos and classes and more! And it is all FREE!

Free classes:
9 am:  50+ Walks
9 am:  Aerobic Dance with LZ Aerobics
10:15 am:  Functional Exercise for Seniors with LZ Aerobics
11:30 am:  Tai Chi for Health with Decatur Healing Arts

Steel City Pops will be selling pops from 11 am until 1 pm.

The first 150 attendees will receive a tote bag with a commemorative Health and Fitness Day cup.

For more information contact Sara.Holmes@decaturga.com or 678-553-6559.

Social Justice Films – Starts Tomorrow! Offered FREE to the Community

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City of Decatur Recognized as 2017 Playful City USA Community

258 cities and towns were recognized for putting the needs of kids and families first as part of Playful City USA program.

 The City of Decatur continues to offer various safe and engaging playspaces within the parks and greenspaces. They took it a step further with a creative approach to turn a vacant area into an opportunity for play. “I can’t think of a better designation for the City of Decatur!  Using public art, parks, playgrounds and spaces such as our new MARTA mural and KaBOOM! playspace, the city strives to offer a variety of places to stop, be playful, have fun and engage with friends and neighbors. We are proud to be a Playful City!” said Mayor Garrett.

Playful City USA honors cities and towns across the country for putting the needs of families first so kids can learn, grow and develop important life skills. These communities are transforming ordinary places into playful spaces and using play as a solution to the challenges facing their residents.

“We are thrilled to recognize City of Decatur for putting kids first,” said KaBOOM! CEO James Siegal. “The well-being of our communities starts with the well-being of our kids, and play is critical for them to thrive. It is our collective responsibility to ensure that all kids get the childhood they deserve filled with play.”

To see the full list of Playful City USA communities and to learn more about making play the easy choice for kids, visit kaboom.org/playfulcityusa. You can also take part in the conversation with leaders across the country using #PLAYceforkids on Twitter and Facebook.

 

City of Decatur Honored as 2017 Playful City USA Community

 The National non-profit KaBOOM! is honoring the City of Decatur with a 2017 Playful City USA designation.

The city continues to offer various safe and engaging playspaces within the parks and greenspaces. They took it a step further with a creative approach to turn a vacant area into an opportunity for play. “I can’t think of a better designation for the City of Decatur!  Using public art, parks, playgrounds and spaces such as our new MARTA mural and KaBOOM! playspace, the city strives to offer a variety of places to stop, be playful, have fun and engage with friends and neighbors. We are proud to be a Playful City!” said Mayor Garrett.

Playful City USA honors cities and towns across the country for putting the needs of families first so kids can learn, grow and develop important life skills. These communities are transforming ordinary places into playful spaces and using play as a solution to the challenges facing their residents.

“We are thrilled to recognize City of Decatur for putting kids first,” said KaBOOM! CEO James Siegal. “The well-being of our communities starts with the well-being of our kids, and play is critical for them to thrive. It is our collective responsibility to ensure that all kids get the childhood they deserve filled with play.”

To see the full list of Playful City USA communities and to learn more about making play the easy choice for kids, visit kaboom.org/playfulcityusa. You can also take part in the conversation with leaders across the country using #PLAYceforkids on Twitter and Facebook.

We encourage our community to post photos of themselves and their families at play. Post your photos on the Decatur Active Living Facebook page and tag #playdecatur.

 

 

Bike Month in Decatur

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May 13: Bike Fest at the Decatur Farmers Market, 9 am  – 1 pm. Decatur Police will be doing bike registration and Decatur Active Living will be giving out bike information and bike pins!

May 15 – 19: Bike to Work Week. Try biking to work this week, or part of the way. Get some exercise and arrive refreshed!

May 19:  Bike to Work Day, 7 am – 10 am. Stop by the Energizer station in front of the Decatur Recreation Center  and have some coffee, juice, and/or a pastry. GA Commute Options will also be on hand with clean commute information. Get a bike pin and pick up some bike safety information and a map.

May 19: Third Friday FUN Bike Ride, 6:30 pm. Meet in front of the Decatur Recreation Center for this 5-6 mile ride around the city. Helmets and lights are required. After the ride we will visit a local watering hole for refreshment.

May 21: Bicycle South Ride to Stone Mountain, 9 am. Easy no-drop ride to Stone Mountain Park, beginning at the store, 2098 N Decatur Road. Helmets required.

May 27 – 28: Bike Valet at the Decatur Arts Festival.

May 27: Bike Registration at the Decatur Arts Festival, 10 am – 2 pm. Bring your bike and get it registered by the Decatur Police. Pick up some bike safety information.

 

 

 

 

 

May is Brain Tumor Awareness Month! Don’t miss out on these great activities.

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May is Brain Tumor Awareness Month and the City of Decatur has teamed up with a number of sponsors to Paint the Town Grey. For more information on activities visit http://www.paintthetowngrey.org/activities/.

Be sure to join Cheryl Burnette (yes, that’s me) for free yoga on the square on Tuesday, May 16th from 6 – 7 pm. Bring your mat and some water and enjoy a relaxing hour.

 

May is National Bike Month

There are lots of opportunities to ride your bike in May to celebrate National Bike Month. From shop rides, to a  bike rodeo and the Third Friday Ride, there is something for almost everyone. More information on biking in Decatur is at http://www.decaturga.com/biking. decatur-bike-month-poster-2017-rev-web

Youth Lacrosse Night is Friday, April 28

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Saturday is World Tai Chi – Qigong Day! FREE Session to Celebrate

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Bike Safety Poster Contest Winners!

Congratulations to the winners of the Bike Safety Poster Contest sponsored by Decatur Active Living and Bicycle South. Winners’ posters will be displayed around town during May, which is National Bike Month. Be on the lookout and  follow the safety tips!

For more information on Bike Month and biking in Decatur visit http://www.decaturga.com/biking.

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