Great Time to Try Good Measure Meals



Our good friends at @goodmeasuremeals are launching some new fall yums!  I hear whole wheat pumpkin bread is on the menu.  Use the code above to get a discount on healthy meals you can pick up at the Decatur Rec Center and don’t worry about cooking next week.

I have tried these, and they are fresh, not frozen and taste very good. (And I am a picky eater!)


Lunch & Learn on 4th Fridays – is this week 1130am Friday


Full year of talks was successful in 2014, let us know what you’d like to learn about in 2015, the planning has begun.
Once a month on 4th Fridays at 1130am, health and wellness professionals will pop in to the recreation center for a lunch & learn talk. The series is timed to occur just after our popular weekly senior aerobics course. The talks are free and open to the public, so have lunch with us once a month as we spread the awareness of active living and how to keep that focus as we age.

It’s simple, active and healthy; bring a brown bag lunch, put it in the fridge, and snack with us after class as we chat with and learn from community experts on topics such as:

  1. January: Jennifer Weissman – Simply Delicious – Green Smoothies
  2. February: Sandy Bramlett – Balancing Act! and Ageless Grace
  3. March: Laura Roberts – Music Therapy for caregivers and Alzheimer’s patients
  4. April: Rachel Stroud – Nutrition 101 from Good Measure Meals
  5. May: Dorie Sokol – Arthritis and how it affects our thumbs
  6. June: Ashli Price – Menu planning for fresh, seasonal foods on a budget
  7. July: Melissa Bloom – Balance, Vertigo, and Dizziness help through physical therapy
  8. August: Jessica Covington – Brain food and games to keep you sharp
  9. September: Joe Nocera –  Exercise, is it better for the Body or the Brain? 
  10. October: TBD
  11. November: Lee Ann Harvey – Caregivers 101
  12. December: TBD

Programs for Active Adults This Fall

Greetings active blog readers, This is Tracie and I’ve joined the team to bring you more active programs, activities, and enrichment for adults. We are preparing our fall programs and surveying our residents to see what their interests are, so feel free to comment if you see something you like or have ideas for us!

Preview of ideas for the fall include:

  • Walk With a Doc: a weekly walk about town with an expert featuring, orthopedists, veterinarians, firefighters, EMTs, registered dieticians, ophthalmologists, master gardeners and more.
  • Simply Delicious Cooking Classes:  local chefs from our partners at the Wylde Center teach and prepare healthy meal ideas and revisit classic techniques like canning, freezing, fermented foods, and seasonal harvests. 
  • Activities for Red Hatters and Active Adults Social Club: hula hoops, Nutrition 101, healthy food demos, talks, open houses and more from our partners at Good Measure Meals, Team Decatur, Solarium, Dekalb Board of Health, American Federation of the Blind, and
  • Cycling Traffic Skills 101: designed to teach competence and confidence in city cycling (with LCIs from the League of American Bicyclists)

Daytime and evening programming for adults exists currently at the Decatur Recreation Center, so be sure to check online to see ALL that we currently offer. Examples are ballroom dancing, karate, fencing, aikido, table tennis, and zumba. And yes, this is me below, I bike to work daily and look forward to staying active with YOU!


Good Measure Meals Coming to Decatur Recreation Center

Good Measure Meals and the City of Decatur are partnering to  provide healthy meals; the Decatur Recreation Center is now a pick up point.

Since 2004, Good Measure Meals has provided sound nutrition in ready-to-eat, freshly prepared, gourmet-quality meal plans. Their chefs and dieticians collaborate to create menus that are unique and incorporate a wide variety of the healthy ingredients and nutrition recommendations promoted by the US Dietary guidelines and the American Diabetes Association. Every day they show that healthy food can indeed be tasty and satisfying.

All you do is go to their website, select the meal plan that works best for you, and then pick up your food on  Mondays and  Thursdays at Decatur Recreation Center. They offer four menu options and you can choose either one, two or three meals per day. The price varies depending on the meal plan you select.

Save Today!! $30 off a 4-week plan or $10 off a 1-week plan on your first order. Use promotion code BR10 when ordering.

Place your order online at or call 404-8915-7695.