Decatur Youth Basketball Night at Decatur High School- Friday, January 20

Decatur High School vs South Atlanta

All 2011-2012 Decatur Active Living Youth Basketball Players will be allowed to attend Decatur High School’s Varsity basketball game free with one paying adult.  All players must wear their youth basketball shirt.  Participants please sit behind the goal located near the home team bench.

Girls game begins at 5:30pm

Boys game begins at 7pm

Come out and support Decatur High School Basketball.  Go Decatur!

What Neighborhoods Need to Succeed at Walkability

New research from Southern California has foun that residents of neighborhoods with a central core of shops and services – a pattern typically found in older, traditional communities-walk nearly three times more often than do residents of neighborhoods whose nearest shops and services lie along a major arterial roadway, a pattern typically found in newer suburban development.  To read more:


Healthy Monday: Mend your Mood with Music

There’s no doubt that music and mood are closely related- that’s why lullabies exist! Listening to happy, upbeat tunes tends to make you more cheerful than when you listen to slow, sad music.  Your emotional state plays a big role in how you perceive the world, so your favorite songs may actually help you have a more positive day.

Set yourself up for a better week this Monday by composing a CD or playlist of music that makes you smile or feel happy.  Listen to your tunes if you feel blue, start stressing or just want to enjoy

Decatur Recreation Center Construction- Week Two

Decatur Recreation Center construction enters into week two and amazing demolition has taken place in this historic facility in the community. I was able to visit the facility on yesterday and captured the following pictures.  Renovation Fact: The gym bleachers will be reused as nice finishing for the walls in the front lobby.  Bond dollars at work.  Stay connected to the recreation center construction updates by viewing www.




Construction Underway at Decatur Recreation Center

Happy New Year to everyone and Decatur Active Living received some great news on yesterday.  Construction is underway at the recreation center and the construction fence was installed this morning.   I had a chance to walk through the facility this afternoon and captured some pictures of the interior demolition.

Healthy Monday: There’s More to Fit than Fat


Just because a food is branded as “low-fat” or “fat free” does not necessarily mean it’s a healthy choice.  Check food labels to make sure fat hasn’t been replaced by unnecessary sugar, calories and artifiical flavorings.  When in doubt, opt for whole foods instead.

Happy Thanksgiving from Decatur Active Living

Happy Thanksgiving from Decatur Active Living staff.  Enjoy the time with your family and friends on this special day.   

Wall of Honor Ceremony at Decatur High School- Friday, November 18

The “Wall of Honor” ceremony will take place tonight at 7 pm( Decatur High School Gym).  The two inductees are Larry Morris (DHS class of ’51) and Clarence Scott (Trinity High School classs of ’67).  Please join the Decatur Community as we honor these two outstanding alumni athletes.  Larry Morris was an All-American at Georgia Tech and Clarence Scott played 13 season with the Cleveland Browns.  Congratulations to Larry Morris and Clarence Scott.  

Decatur Active Living Youth Basketball Clinic

Decatur Active Living and Decatur High School coaches and players will host a free basketball clinic for all 2011-2012 youth basketball participants. 

Sunday, November 20            2pm            Decatur High School Gym      Free

For additional information contact Stacy Green at 678-553-6549 or

Oakhurst Festival Set for this Weekend

Artist, Music, Parade and activities for young people. You don’t want to miss this fun time in Oakhurst.  Children and Youth Services and Decatur Active Living will have exciting arts and crafts for young people. Decatur Police Department will be conducting bike registration and Decatur Fire Department will conduct car seat safety checks at the Solarium from 10am-1pm.   For more information visit