Active Adult Newsletter – May 2017

Active Adult NewsletterMay 2017

The Nature Conservancy in Georgia Launches New South River Neighborhood Network Initiative

The Nature Conservancy in Georgia ( has just launched its new ” South River Neighborhood Network” initiative (, part of the Conservancy’s global conservation in cities program. One project is the installation of a native plant pollinator garden in Sugar Creek Garden and Herb Farm at the Wylde Center in Decatur.

The garden’s main purpose is to grow herbs for wholesale to local restaurants. It’s also home to pollinators, birds and small animals, so Wylde Center staff has made it a priority to plant native plants for both food and habitat. Both the herb beds and pollinator gardens are interpreted through regular education programming.

Atlanta has long been known as the “city in a forest” due to its many trees, uncommon in major cities. Two major river systems, the Chattahoochee and South Rivers, run through Atlanta and support the forests, but are largely hidden. The Sought River spans the boundary between the City of Atlanta and DeKalb County, running through many unique communities like the City of Decatur.

Working with DeKalb County, Park Pride, the South River Watershed Alliance, Trees Atlanta and many other community partners, this initiative will fund and support stream and forest revitalization projects to improve water quality, wildlife habitat and recreation opportunities.

The Conservancy will hold community events to engage Decatur residents in the shared benefits of public greenspaces and to heighten community engagement around environmental issues in south Atlanta.

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 decatur-bike-month-poster-2017-rev-web

Medicare Basics Class Tonight @ 7PM!

Medicare Basics -Understanding the Maze


Dance 101

Happening this Week with Active Adults!!

We have 3 great classes happening this week! 

DANCE 101 – Wednesday April 26th, 2:00-3:30 PM. 

Emory Medical students want YOU to Dance with Them! Join Emory Medical students as they teach you different dance routines and genres. This class is FREE and open to anyone. Meet at Decatur Recreation Center (231 Sycamore Street)

Medicare Basics – Understanding the Maze

Thursday, April 27th at 7PM at Decatur Recreation Center (231 Sycamore Street)

Did you know that Medicare A & B pays only about 48% of your medical expenses in retirement? Learn how the other Medicare plans can help eliminate more expenses in this education-only class. Build an understanding of Medicare Part A & B, Par C (Medicare Advantage) and Part D (Prescription Drug Plan). Learn when & how to apply, deductibles and what factors to include in choosing the right plan or combination of plans. A brief overview of Medigap (Supplement) plan is also provided. Join Robert Cox, The Retirement Educator!!!

Lunch and Learn Series presents “Spinal Health for Natural Wellness”

Friday, April 28th at 11:30AM at Decatur Recreation Center (231 Sycamore Street)

Join Dr. Joshua Buck from Corrective Chiropractic as he talks about spinal health and it’s importance. Light refreshments and beverages will be provided. 

We hope to see everyone at these programs. If you have any more questions please contact Sara Holmes at or 678-553-6559.


Youth Lacrosse Night is Friday, April 28


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

World Tai Chi-QiGong Flyer 2017 (002)

Under the Bridge Party Moved Inside

We won’t let rain stop our celebration!  We will hold the Under the Bridge Party in Ebster Gym from 4 until 6 pm. Join us!

Bouncy house, lemonade, cookies, DJ and an art project. Lots of fun!

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

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