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Audio is now available on the City of Decatur website of the Lifelong Community Advisory Board’s information session on the Homestead Exemptions that will be on the November 8 ballot. City Manager Peggy Merriss, City Schools of Decatur Superintendent Dr. David Dude, and City Schools of Decatur Board Chair Annie Caiola were on the panel. The talk was moderated by Lifelong Community Advisory Board member Maria Pinkelton. Special thanks to Lifelong Community Advisory Board member Elizabeth Burbridge for recording the talk.

We apologize that the audio is a little grainy at the beginning but it gets better. Please be certain to listen for at least the first 15 minutes and you will get a good summary. Visit the City Schools of Decatur website for more in depth information. Also, visit the City website for information regarding Homestead Exemptions currently available.

If you would like more information about the Lifelong Community Advisory Board and its committees (Taxation and Affordability, Transportation, Housing, Decatur Neighbors, and Communication), please email leeann.harvey@decaturga.com or call 678-553-6548.

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Decatur’s Lifelong Community Advisory Board invites the community to complete a survey to help plan the direction for Decatur’s future as a place where people of all ages and resources can live throughout their lifetimes. The board welcomes the community’s input to reach these goals. All Decatur residents, not only senior citizens, may complete the survey here.

The Decatur City Commission created the board to fulfill the goals of the 2010 Strategic Plan, including assuring our city is a safe, healthy and inviting community for all ages. If you prefer to complete a hard copy of the survey or would like more information, contact staff liaison Lee Ann Harvey at leeann.harvey@decaturga.com or call 678-553-6548. The deadline to complete the survey is Friday, November 21, 2014.


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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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