Badminton is back in Decatur!

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Decatur Pickleball Social, Join Us!

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Pickleball Craze, Learn to Play in Decatur!

Pickleball Skills Clinic Sept.

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Badminton Play in Decatur!

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Pickleball play in Decatur!

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National Senior Health Fair is Wednesday!

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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”

Annual Senior Holiday Party Highlights

Thanks to everyone who came out for the annual Senior Holiday Party. We had a lot of fun enjoying music, food and camaraderie. We even had our very own Santa!

Thanks to JenCare and Eon Health for being our partners and providing food and activities for our seniors. We loved having firefighters, police, city staff and our newest Commissioner, Kelly Walsh, attend the festivities.

The photos tell the story! Enjoy a lot more photos on our Active Living Facebook Page.

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Silver Spokes May 17; FREE cycling refresher May 14

EVO trike 7speed imageSilver Spokes is a *pilot* senior tricycling program using adult tricycles that help maintain good balance and support those with mobility challenges. Several cities are starting these programs with their active adult and senior populations. We also invite patrons with their own bikes or trikes to come and ride with us each week. We’ll begin on May 17 and bike together on Tuesdays at 10am.
So, now’s your chance! If you’re an active adult or senior and want to try a new thing (okay sort of new, you probably all did this way back in the day), riding a tricycle, then join us! And if you are a little rusty and just want to get back on your own bike and ride with friends on a path, join us. Both groups are encouraged.
Senior bike class4NOTE: We require that each person prepare for Silver Spokes by attending a FREE bike-to-basics refresher course May 14 @1PM here at the Rec Center. Sign up here to let us know how many Georgia Bikes safety booklets to provide and our instructor will be the 2016 national women’s bike education award winner Nedra Deadwyler of Georgia Bikes!
p.s. even if you arent planning to join Silver Spokes but just want to take a bicycling refresher course, join us, this special session on 5/14 is FREE, compliments of Georgia Bikes bike safety outreach program.
 
After the refresher course, and starting on May 17, our Silver Spokes class will meet Tuesdays at 10am. The tricycles will stay here at our gym, so please reserve 1 of 3 tricycles with Tracie (678-553-6559) to ride on our adjacent PATH during class. We bike with you and revisit the rules of cycling and go out for short path rides to practice our skills and get back in the flow of biking. Join any week and we’ll keep it simple and basic until next Fall at which point we might try something new once we see how the pilot goes.
Helmets are provided. $5 fee is due each week you come to ride. Limited enrollment of 3 tricycles, and a limit of 6 friends with their own bikes can attend for free and ride along with us, in fact we encourage you to bring a friend.
Thanks to our partners at Georgia Bikes! and Decatur Bikes!

Dates to remember:

May 14 – bike to basics refresher course and review of rules booklet in our gym 1pm
May 17 – silver spokes class 10am
May 18 – test ride a tricycle at the senior picnic at Glenlake Park 11am
May 20 – test ride a tricycle at ‘bike to work day’ out front under the flagpole 7-9am

Musical Theatre Camp for Adults Starts Wednesday!

stage troupe 1There are a few spaces left for the  Musical Theatre Camp for Adults that starts on Wednesday, February 3 at 10 a.m. This is a nine-week session where you will learn dances, songs and scenes from your favorite musical theatre shows such as West Side Story, Kiss Me Kate, Oklahoma and more. Each session includes workshops on theatre games, improvisation and acting for the camera.

Discover the performer in you and shine like a Broadway Star! Only $10 per class. Register via WebTrac or come on over to the Recreation Center a little early and register at the front desk.

What:  Musical Theatre  Class
When:  Wednesdays at 10 a.m.
Where: Decatur Recreation Center, 231 Sycamore Street, Decatur 30030

Age Gracefully with Exercise!

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CNN visited the Decatur Recreation Center this winter to film our Active Adult Classes. Check out the videos below to see what our  wonderful exercise classes are doing and the benefits  participants receive. Thanks to Bobbie Elzey for her dedication to keeping everyone moving!

http://www.cnn.com/videos/living/2016/01/05/exercise-from-the-comfort-of-your-own-seat.cnn

http://www.cnn.com/videos/living/2016/01/06/youre-never-too-old-to-dance-.cnn

 

 

For more information on classes at Decatur Active Living, check out the latest version of the Playbook.