Active Adult Newsletter – June Edition

June Newsletter

Youth Opening Day Baseball Parade is Saturday, June 2

Join Decatur Active Living as we cheer on our young baseball players! Youth Baseball Opening Day begins with a parade at 11 am. The parade begins at McKoy Park and winds its way through Oakhurst, passing by Harmony Park, ending at Oakhurst Park.

Games begin at noon, with the first pitch being thrown by Mayor Patti Garrett.

We hope to see everyone on Saturday as we cheer on our young athletes!

National Senior Health Fair is Wednesday!


Join us at Decatur Recreation Center to celebrate National Senior Health and Fitness Day on Wednesday, May 30 from 9 am until 1 pm. Yes, Doc Broc will be here too!

All activities are free!

Exercise Classes:
9 am:  Aerobic Dance
9 am:  50+ Walk
10:15 am:  Functional Exercise for Seniors
11:30 am:  Tai chi
12 pm:  Chair yoga

Panel Discussions:
9:30 am:  Alzheimers and Dementia: What You Need to Know
10:45 am:  Protecting Yourself from Fraud and Exploitation
12 pm:  Little Things You Can Do Every Day to Stay Active and Eat Healthier

On the front Lawn  (will be moved inside in the event of rain)
9:30 am:  Aromatherapy Minitutorial
11 am:  DrunRise Drumming Circle
12 pm:  Aromoatherapy Minitutorial

Movie on the Lawn 11:30 am:  Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead

Exercise Demos, Vendors, Memory Testing, and more!

Steel City Pops from 11 am – 1 pm- the first 100 people will get one free!

Come on over and “Engage at Every Age”

Move It Monday: Time to Move!


From our friends at Move It Monday:

Ready to #MoveItMonday?

Even the simplest movements and exercises can benefit your health. This Monday, incorporate some low-impact exercises into your day.

It turns out movement, no matter how limited, has big impacts on your overall mental and physical health. Evidence shows regular exercise prevents bone loss, increases muscle flexibility, and reduces incidences of heart disease, hypertension, and other chronic conditions.

See our low-impact exercise ideas here.

Safeguarding Seniors TODAY at 11:30 am. See you there!

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Decatur Active Living Closures for Memorial Day Weekend

downloadDecatur Recreation Center will be closed on Sunday, May 27 and Monday, May 28 in honor of the Memorial Day holiday. Join us on Saturday as we host the Decatur Arts Festival Kids Festival, and  New Dance on Saturday and Sunday.

Ebster Recreation Center will be closed Saturday, May 26 through Monday, May 28. All activities will resume on Tuesday.

Visit one of Decatur’s outdoor pools and enjoy opening weekend! For information about hours and more click here.

We wish everyone a safe and happy holiday. Get outside and walk, bike or scoot somewhere as you enjoy our great city.

Active Adults closing out May with a bang!

We have several upcoming events and programs that we are looking forward to at Decatur Active Living. Contact Sara Holmes for detailed information at or 678-553-6559. 

Dance 101 – Thursday, May 24th & Mat 31st at 1 pm.  Get ready to boogie with this heart pounding, fun dance workout led by Emory’s medical students. Dance styles will include salsa, hip hop, and aerobic strength exercises. Participants of all skill levels welcome! FREE and held at Decatur Recreation Center!!

Safeguarding Seniors – Friday, May 25th at 11:30 am. Class is at Decatur Recreation Center. There has been an increase in the number of senior’s going to the emergency rooms for misuse of medication. The purpose of this presentation is to educate seniors on proper use and disposal of prescription medicine as well of warning signs of over medication. What’s prescription drug misuse? Problems taking medications, intentional/unintentional abuse, safeguards, signs of over-medication, safe storage, disposal methods and self-care. 

Investment Basics – Tuesday, May 29th at 6:30 pm. We’ll meet at Decatur Recreation Center. This presentation dives into reasons to invest, understanding your risk tolerance, stocks, bonds, mutual funds, and other types of investments. This is a FREE and education-only class. 

National Senior Health & Fitness Day – Wednesday, May 30th from 9 am – 1 pm. Event is held at Decatur Recreation Center. We’ll have vendors, health screenings, exercise classes, exercise demos, panel discussions, a movie on the oval, DrumRise drum circle, hula hooping, tricycles and much, much more. Please carpool due to limited parking. See you then. 


Move It Monday: Visit a Park


From our friends at the Monday Campaigns:

Ready to #MoveItMonday?

Being outside can greatly contribute to your health and wellbeing. On Monday, try visiting a park for a fresh perspective on your workout.

According to studies, parks are beneficial. They promote physical activity, improve mental health, and even have the potential to reduce health care costs. Being outside also means your vitamin D levels will increase, you might be happier, and your concentration levels may improve.

Be sure to visit one of Decatur’s many parks and greeenspaces. Click here to find one near your home. Did you know that there is adult outdoor fitness equipment at McKoy Park?

See our ideas for enjoying Move It Monday in the park.

Bike to Work Day Energizer Station Friday!


Stop by Decatur Active Living on Bike to Work Day, Friday May 18 for our Energizer Station. We will be in front of the Decatur Recreation Center from 7 until 10 am with treats, giveaways, bike safety information and more. We will be there even if it rains – if you can bike there we will be there!

For more more information on biking in Decatur visit


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