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Special Events and Workshops for Adults and Seniors

Join Decatur Active Living for some workshops, classes and trips. Classes are free, however registration is required due to limited spaces. For more information and to register, contact Sara Holmes at or 678-553-6559.
Classes are held at Decatur Recreation Center.


College Planning With Capstone Financial
Tuesday, September 18, 6:30 p.m.
Learn about understanding college costs, ways to find college, financial aid, and options for decreasing costs. Free.

It's Never Too Late to Begin Again: Discovering Creativity and Meaning of Midlife and Beyond
Wednesdays, Sept. 19 - 12, 2 p.m.
This interactive class for retirees is based on the book by the same title written by Julia Cameron, best selling author of The Artist's Way.

Medicare Basics - Understanding the Maze
Tuesday, October 6, 6:30 p.m.
Learn about Medicare Parts A, B and C as well as a brief overview of Medigap plan.

Decatur Haiku
Monday, October 15, 2 p.m.
In this class you will talk about Haiku Mind, how these poems cultivate awareness of the details of the everyday. With Marti Keller, author of Thinking in Haiku.

Financial Goal Setting
Tuesday, October 16, 6:30 p.m.
Learn about income, retirement, and debt payments goals in this free educational class.

Common Money Mistakes
Tuesday, November 13, 6:30 p.m.
Discuss managing finances, mitigating financial setbacks, staying on track and making financial decisions.

Retirement Planning for Women
Tuesday, November 27, 6:30 p.m.
This workshop covers the areas of providing funding for women's longer life expectancy, identifying long term care and medical costs, assembling a general plan, and more.

Personal Risk
Tuesday, December 11, 6:30 p.m.
Learn about personal risk factors, questions to ask yourself, how to align risk with asset allocation, and more.


Art Classes with Ms. Gussie

Register with Sara for these free classes.

Drawing and Painting
Tuesday, Sept. 11 and 25, 10 a.m.
This two-day workshop will focus on process, not product and welcomes beginners. We will begin with watercolor and progress into acrylics.

Leather Masks
Thursday, Oct. 11 and 25, 10 a.m.
In this two-day workshop you will create masks in leather one day and paint them the following week.

Thanksgiving Centerpiece
Tuesday, Nov. 13, 10 a.m.
Join us for this fun Thanksgiving craft. We will provide the pineapples and you'll make the classic Turkey heads from felt.

Wire Weaving
Tuesday, Dec. 4, 10 a.m.
Let's start with a bracelet that will truly impress your friends. Learn how to wire weave a bracelet then move on to glass or stone.

Tuesday, Dec. 11, 10 a.m.
Make your own stamps to create cards, books and wrapping paper.

Trips for Seniors

lavendar festival groupLimited seats are available. You must call the day before ach trip to register. It is first come, first serve and spaces fill up quickly.

Yellow Daisy Festival, Friday, Sept. 7, 10 a.m.

Apple Festival, Saturday, Oct. 13, 9 a.m.

Agnes Scott Observatory, November, date TBD

Atlanta Botanical Garden Lights, December, date TBD





Save the Date for the Annual Holiday Party!

Wednesday, December 12, 11 a.m.
Celebrate the season with Decatur Active Living. We will provide the meat, you can bring a side dish to share.

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