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The Decatur Lifelong Community Advisory Board kicks off a monthly Third Thursday series of informative talks in May. The talks will cover a wide variety of topics related to making Decatur a place to live throughout your lifetime. Whether you have concerns about your parents, children, grandchildren or yourself, you will discover resources to answer your questions.

The first talk is this Thursday, May 15 at 6:30 p.m. at the Decatur Recreation Center. Guest speakers Kyle Jenette and Deborah Westover will cover the risks of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias as well as the signs of cognitive decline versus normal aging. They will also debunk common myths about memory loss as people age.

Kyle Jennette is Clinical Research Coordinator for the Division of Cognitive Neurology at Emory University School of Medicine and the Emory Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center. He is board certified in psychometry (the measure of cognitive abilities such as memory, attention and problem solving) and has worked as a clinical psychometrician for five years.

Deborah Westover is Clinical Research Nurse at Emory University’s Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center. She has more than four years of experience working in the Neuroscience field, including time working at Grady Memorial Hospital’s Marcus Stroke and Neuroscience Center.

For more information or to suggest a future topic contact Lee Ann Harvey, Lifelong Community Coordinator, at leeann.harvey@decaturga.com or 678-553-6548.

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Decatur’s Lifelong Community Coordinator Lee Ann Harvey shares the following: 

Decatur’s Lifelong Community Advisory Board is excited to pass along information about the Atlanta Regional Commission’s (ARC) “Living Beyond Expectations” campaign. A 30-minute video of a PBA 30 (PBS) broadcast that aired last week is available here. This is a wonderful way to learn about a Lifelong Community and how it makes us a better community by helping residents age successfully in the city that they love. The broadcast features Kathryn Lawler, Manager of Aging and Health Resources, Atlanta Regional Commission, and Monica Pearson, retired news anchor, WSB-TV. Find out how the bubble of Baby Boomers reaching 65 and their increased life expectancy will affect how you and the community cope with living beyond expectations and how to prepare for it.

This broadcast kicks of the ARC’s efforts to bring together people of all ages in order to plan for the future. PBA 30 will continue to spotlight this effort by broadcasting a series of positive aging vignettes over the next six months.

The City of Decatur's Lifelong Community Advisory Board

The City of Decatur’s Lifelong Community Advisory Board

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