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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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Living Beyond Expectations

Thursday, June 19, 6:30 p.m.

Decatur Recreation Center, 231 Sycamore St.

Lifelong Decatur’s Third Thursday series presents Kathryn Lawler, Aging and Health Resources Manager at Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC). She will discuss the ARC “Living Beyond Expectations” campaign to raise awareness about increased longevity and the resources to support an aging population.

ARC provides guidance to Lifelong Community (LLC) initiatives in Decatur and throughout metro Atlanta. More information about the ARC “Living Beyond Expectations” campaign and additional June events is available online or by calling 404-463-3239.

For  information about the Lifelong Decatur Third Thursday Series or to suggest a future topic, contact Lee Ann Harvey, Lifelong Community Coordinator, leeann.harvey@decaturga.com or 678-553-6548.

For resources on services for senior citizens, caregivers and persons with disabilities, help is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week through Age Wise Connection from a certified referral counselor at 404-463-3333 or www.agewiseconnection.com

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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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