Lifelong Decatur Third Thursday Series: Healthy Brains, Healthy Emotions

Healthy Brains, Healthy Emotions

Feeling sad, blue, blah or having lost interest in activities or pleasure in life is not a normal part of aging. Always feeling anxious and worried is also not a normal part of aging. Growing older certainly has its challenges. Living with chronic health conditions can affect the brain and as a result affect ones mood, emotions and memory. Learning how to take care of your brain and obtaining treatment when necessary can significantly improve one’s quality of life.

Lifelong Decatur’s Third Thursday series presents a discussion on this topic led by Eve Heemann Byrd, MSN, MPH, FNP.BC, Executive Director of the Fuqua Center for Late-Life Depression.

Can’t make it to the discussion? Fuqua Center for Late-Life Depression/ Emory University’s Division of Geriatric Psychiatry provides a comprehensive continuum of geriatric “brain health” services for its patients. Call Cathy T. Rambach at 404-728-4558 or visit for more information.

For information on the Third Thursday series or to suggest future topics, contact, Lee Ann Harvey, Lifelong Community coordinator, or 678-553-6548.

Thursday, August 21, 6:30 p.m., Decatur Recreation Center, 231 Sycamore St.

Cooking, Walking, Biking, & Garden Herbal Tea Party on the calendar

The October air is invigorating isn’t it? Everyone in Decatur feels it too and they are out and about being active, which we love and applaud. If you need ideas to focus your outings, here are a few active options (and ALL are free) going on at the Rec Center in the next 7 days. Cooking class, Walk With a Doc, Bike Commuters breakfast, Garden tea party.
Simply Delicious

Simply Delicious

Simply Delicious: Healthy Food to Celebrate the Season. Wednesday morning join the fun and funky Wylde Center Chefs and learn scrumptious recipes, tips, and tricks to enjoy fall foods in this special free Living Greenclass at the Decatur Library. Wednesday October 16, 10:30-11:30am, Free.

Walk With A Doc

Walk With A Doc

Walk With a Doc features Dr. Khurram Khan this week, an Assistant Professor Of Medicine, Division of General Medicine and Geriatrics from the Emory University School Of Medicine and the Wesley Woods Outpatient Center. See you every Wednesday for a walk at 11am including this week October 16 @11am, Free.

BTWBike to Work Commuter Breakfast is held in May and October, two delightful months to commute to work by bike. The challenge is issued by the Clean Air Campaign, Georgia Commute Options and local organizations interested in clean air, active transportation, and alternate travel modes., We’ll be out front on Sycamore Street at a table full of coffee, juice, and baked goodies from Java Monkey to encourage, reward, and support all those who choose to bike to work that day and stop by. Local partners in the Decatur bike community will be on hand to answer questions about gear, clothing, bikes, routes, bike buddies, tall tales and such. Here’s the facebook event for more info and if you will, RSVP so we’ll have just the right amount of refreshments. See you October 17 @7am-9am on your way to work, Free.
Scott Garden Herbal Tea Party is one week from today and YOU are invited! First our gardeners will meet on Saturday October 19 for a work day and get the garden all spiffed up. Then on Monday, we’ll entertain the public with herbal teas made from the garden bounty and host Amy Stewart, author of the Drunken Botanist, for a quick meet & greet prior to her book talk next door at the library which is presented by Georgia Center for the Book. Be sure to grab a free copy of our list of botanical cocktails available in downtown Decatur to guide you on your exploration. Here’s the facebook event for more info and please ‘like’ their page to follow them. Tea Party is at October 21 @6pm and book talk is at 715pm; both are Free.