Cobb County Government

Current Events & Activities

 
Hearing Screenings
Friday, March 2
9:00a.m.-12:00p.m.
Free/No registration required.  
Is your hearing causing you concern? Take the time to have it checked out and get a free screening from Dr. Bret Greenblatt.

Funeral Home 101 #2731
Tuesday, March 6
10:00a.m.-11:00a.m.
Free/Registration required
Planning ahead is always good. Join our seminar with Mayes Ward Dobbins to help ease your family’s emotional burden, avoid difficult decisions at a stressful time, what happens after the funeral and what documents will you need.

Book Discussion on the Mitford Series #2394
Tuesdays March 20 –April 10
10:00a.m.-11:00a.m.
Free/Registration required
Join us for a book discussion about the first Jan Karon “Mitford” series book, At Home in Mitford. “It's easy to feel at home in Mitford. In these high, green hills, the air is pure, the village is charming, and the people are generally lovable. The novel feature a character, an Episcopal priest named Father Tim and many other endearing residents of this small town.” (from ISBN) Facilitator Julienne Marks is a retired librarian, teacher, and author who has enjoyed the Mitford series so much that she wants to share these warm, loving, thought provoking books with others.

St. Patrick’s Day Celebration with Frank & Dean #3014
Friday, March 16
5:00p.m.-8:00p.m.
$12 Cobb resident; $15 Non-resident  Limited seating
Sure and begorrah it is about to be St. Patrick’s Day so put on your green (because everyone is Irish on St. Patrick’s Day), and join us for a lunch of corned beef and cabbage with all the trimmings.  We are going back in time to the days of the “Rat Pack”. Frank & Dean will be here to entertain us with songs and banter. Here is a great way to celebrate the wearing of the green. Sponsored by Overture Barrett.

Cooking Demo #2748
Friday, March 16
10:30a.m.-11:30a.m.
Free/Registration required
Have a burning nutrition question? Bring your questions and come for an interactive cooking demo with WellCare Health Plans, Inc.. The healthy eating presentation focuses on the benefits of incorporating more fruits and vegetables into one's diet.

Protect Yourself Against Scams #2956
Monday, March 19
10:00a.m.-11:30a.m.
Free/Registration required
The price of scams against seniors is much more than financial. Find out why seniors are targeted, the toll it can take on your health, and how to protect yourself. Presented by Brendon Hall with Humana.

How to Reduce Knee Pain #2733
Wednesday, March 21
10:00a.m.-11:30a.m.
Free/Registration required
Many of us will experience knee pain at some point in our lives. Learn the anatomy and biomechanics of the knee, understand common injuries that can lead to pain and knee replacement, and how to treat your knee pain. We’ll learn ways to reduce stresses on the knee joint without reducing activity. Presented by First Step Physical Therapy.

Remaining in Your Home As You Age #2740
Friday, March 23
10:00am-11:30am
Free/Registration required
Staying in your own home as you get older is called “aging in place.” This means you make a conscious decision to stay in the inhabitation of your choice for as long as you are able with the comforts that are important to you. Join us to learn more about your options from Touching Hearts at Home.

Keeping a Healthy Pelvis #2732
Wednesday, March 28
11:00a.m.-1:00p.m.
Free/Registration required
Discover more about the anatomy and function of the pelvis--including the deep muscles, the bladder and the bowels. Jessica Reale, physical therapist and pelvic health specialist from One on One Physical Therapy, will present on the role of the pelvic floor muscles in men and women. There will be helpful tips on keeping a healthy pelvis, what to do if something is not working well and how to prevent problems from happening in the future.  Complimentary lunch will be provided.

Basics of Medicaid #2953
Wednesday, April 4
10:00a.m.-11:30a.m.
Free/Registration required
Do you have Medicare and make $1500 per month or less? Do you know that you may get help paying for your Medicare premiums and out-of-pocket medicals expenses from Medicaid? Attend our seminar and learn more about these benefits from Dottie Denham with Cigna.

Health Day with Visiting Angels #2908
Friday, April 6
10:00a.m.-12:00p.m.
Free/Registration required
Join Visiting Angels for a session on nutrition and healthcare for aging in place. Speakers will present nutrition trips for healthy eating as well as fitness checks, blood pressure checks, and overall information on maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

Staying Active & Engaged #2926
Tuesday, April 10
10:00am-11:30am
Free; Registration required
Not sure where to start? How about deciding how you want to spend your golden years? Studies have shown that it is beneficial for the physical and mental well-being of seniors when they choose to stay active and engaged with activities. Leading a purposeful life and staying connected socially will help keep you physically healthy and prevent mental health issues like depression. Presented by E.G. Roth with Touching Hearts At Home.

Healthy Brain Game Day #2909
Wednesday, April 11
10:00a.m.-11:30a.m.
Free/Registration required
We all know how important physical exercise is for our overall health and well-being. So, just as you can exercise your abs, delts, and quads, you can exercise your memory, attention, and more. Brain games (or exercises) can improve your brain health by helping you think faster, focus better and remember more! Join Aloha to Aging, Inc. for engaging and stimulating games sure to be enjoyed by everyone.

What Can Occupational Therapy Do For You? #2951
Thursday, April 12
10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Free/Registration required
April is National Occupational Therapy Month. Join students from Chattahoochee Technical College Occupational Therapy Assistant program for an informative discussion on the importance of OT and how it may help you, and your loved ones. Demonstrations of assistive devices and a virtual tour of Cobb Senior Services’ Assistive Technology lab via a telepresence robot will give you a look into the broad world of ways to make your life a little easier. Come early or stay after for free mobility test to evaluate your fall risk.  

Advance Care Planning #2910
Friday, April 20
10:00a.m. - 11:30a.m.
Free/Registration required
Advance care planning is making decisions about the care you would want to receive if you become unable to speak for yourself. These are your decisions to make, regardless of what you choose for your care, and the decisions are based on your personal values, preferences, and discussions with your loved ones. Come to our seminar to learn more from the Good Life Club.
 
Tea Party & Teacup Swap #2778
 Friday, April 20
11:00a.m.-1:30p.m.
$7 Cobb residents; $9 Non-residents
Celebrate spring with your friends and share something they can treasure forever. Please bring a teacup and saucer to swap with your table partner. Here’s a lovely way to spend Friday afternoon. Enjoy tea sandwiches, tea cakes by Hazel Morgan and Love Spell Tea blended by Camellia Estate Tea. Entertainment by Refuge Dance Academy.

Dine Around
Cost is on your own; Call center for times, costs and reservations
Everyone meets at the restaurant
March 14: Cazadores Mexican Restaurant #2730. 2731 Sandy Plains Rd, Marietta
April 4: Egg Harbor Cafe #2930. 4719 Lower Roswell Rd, Marietta

AARP Smart Driver
9:00am-4:00pm
$15.00 AARP members, $20.00 Non-members (cash or check)
Check with your insurance agent about a possible discount. Bring a lunch.
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