Health & Wellness


Swim season kicks off Memorial Day with lots of options

It’s Memorial Day Weekend, the start of DeKalb County’s swim season, and pools will be open May 23 through July 31.

Forum to highlight brain health

A free community brain health forum that focuses on nutrition, preventing memory loss, and self-care takes place on May 30 at Antioch Lithonia Missionary Baptist Church.

Workshop for active diabetics on May 26

Diabetes patients and caregivers can attend “How to Be More Active and Manage Your Weight With Diabetes” on May 26 at the DeKalb Extension Training Auditorium.

Health talk targets the 55-plus crowd

Residents 55 and older can learn about nutrition and blood pressure on May 27 at the Clarkston Library.

Hepatitis Testing Day on May 19

May 19 is the third National Hepatitis Testing Day, and the DeKalb Board of Health is urging residents at risk to be tested and/or vaccinated.

Farmers markets springing up

Farmers markets sprouting up around the county will help move the DeKalb Board of Health closer toward its goal of increasing residents’ consumption of produce.

DeBerry hosts Mental Health Fair

DeKalb Clerk of Superior Court Debra DeBerry hosts a Mental Health and Wellness Fair on May 23 at the Maloof Auditorium in Decatur.

Relay for Life honors survivors

Cancer survivors, their friends and families, and supporters are converging on Hallford Stadium in Clarkston on May 16 for the DeKalb Relay for Life.

Class helps identify domestic abuse

Janie Deadwyler, founder and CEO of Angels in Distress, will facilitate a program on identifying the red flags of domestic violence on May 11 at the Stonecrest Library in Lithonia.

Movement can offset health risks of sedentary lifestyle

“Sitting is the new smoking” is a new phrase that underscores the health risks associated with a sedentary lifestyle.

Athletes 50 and up can showcase talents at Games

DeKalb Senior Olympics registration is open through May 8 for athletes 50 and older who want an opportunity to compete in their favorite sports.

AARP safety class targets senior drivers

Seniors 55 and older can attend an AARP Driver Safety class on May 6 at the Stonecrest Library in Lithonia. The session begins at 10 a.m. The class limit is 10, and registrants must present an active DeKalb Public Library ...

Truck to serve DeKalb’s ‘food deserts’

A mobile food truck soon will carry fresh, affordable produce to residents living in “food deserts” countywide through a partnership between DeKalb and the Board of Health.

Emory, Aetna link to improve care

Emory Healthcare and Aetna have formed a new accountable care organization to improve coordination and delivery of patient care.

Knee pain options will be discussed

Dr. Jeff Traub, a DeKalb Medical orthopedic surgeon, will talk about the latest in arthritis treatments as well as knee reconstruction or replacement on May 5 at the North Decatur campus.