Active Adult Newsletter – March 2018! Check out the fun programs happening at Decatur Active Living.

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Summer Sports Camps, Register Now!

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Sports Camps

Lil’ Warriors, Register Now!

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Lil’ Kickers Soccer, Register Now!

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Book Club Tomorrow at Decatur Recreation Center

Book Club (2)

Senior Valentine’s Social – Tomorrow, Feb. 14th at 11 AM

Valentine Social (1)

Bike Month Poster Contest: Deadline is March 9

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Destress Monday: Stop Stress in Its Tracks


There are many reasons to learn how to manage your daily stress, mostly because stress generally disrupts our day. But the physical symptoms of stress may be causing bigger problems than just a distraction. This Monday is a perfect opportunity to start incorporating a few simple practices into your day that can stop stress before it affects your physical health.

February is American Heart Month and it’s good to be aware of how stress affects heart health. Your body reacts to stress by releasing adrenaline, which can increase your heart rate and blood pressure. Left unmanaged, that can lead to damage to your cardiovascular system. Other coping behaviors that may be less healthy choices – such as drinking, smoking, or overeating – can lead to heart-related problems.

However, there are easy ways to stop stress in its tracks before it can cause you or your heart any problems. Once you have identified a stressful situation, try to find a way to step aside for a moment. All you need is a quiet minute by yourself to take a few deep breaths and clear your head. If you can, sit in a chair or lean against a wall and close your eyes. As you breathe in and out, repeat the words “in” and “out” to correspond with your breath. Make this your only focus for at least a minute. You can also use a visual aid to help you change your focus from your stress to calm.

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Celebrate Arbor Day With a Free Tree

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Oakhurst Pool Update


Oakhurst Pool will be temporarily closed on February 9, 2018 for the entire day, or until repairs are completed. Repairs are taking longer than anticipated.

We apologize for any inconvenience.

For information about Oakhurst and other pools in Decatur, click here.