Basic Dog Obedience classes start this Saturday, Nov. 7

This 3-week class helps owners work together with their dogs to become confident and happy companions.  The focus is on learning and practicing basic dog obedience manners as well as solving behavioral problems such as jumping, pulling & barking.  The course will also focus on ways to stimulate your dog’s brain to build your dog’s confidence and calmness.  Dogs need to be at least 5 months old and have all their vaccinations.  The class is outdoors and limited to 5 dog/human teams – humans will need to wear masks at all times – no sharing of training equipment – and we will practice social distancing of 6-10 ft of separation between participants. This class is not appropriate for dogs reactive to other dogs on a leash. Click the link below to register.

Kaiser Permanente Virtual Bingo tomorrow at 11am

RSVP to the link provided below. Once you are registered you will receive a link to join and your bingo card!

https://kpsabingo.wixsite.com/decaturactiveadults

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

CHANGE OF TIME for Cancer Prevention to 1:00 pm.

Join by clicking the link provided below!

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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.

CHANGE OF TIME for Cancer Prevention to 1:00 pm.

Join by clicking the link provided below!

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83677518568?pwd=c3BtUlNhMVYrdFBucFFkMjNCejhwdz09