Cobb County Government

Current Events & Activities

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Miracle of Immunizations #4921
Friday, August 17         
10:00 a.m.— 11:00 a.m.
Free; Registration required
What vaccines are available to protect adults and how do they work? Learn the basics about the most important shots like: flu, pneumonia, shingles, and other vaccines. Immunizations are one of the most effective means to reduce the risk of illness. Presented by Ben Pearson with Walgreens. 

Tour of Italy #4194
Monday, August 20      
11:30 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.
Registration required; $8 supply fee 
We will make Chicken Bruschetta Pasta and homemade herb bread with an olive oil dipping sauce. All in the microwave and oven. Taught by Cherie Beasley with Pampered Chef.
 
Dine-a-Round 
11:00 a.m.- 1:30 p.m.
Separate checks; Registration required. 
Wednesday, August 15: #3959: Reveille, 2960 Shallowford Rd, Marietta, 30066.

AARP Smart Driver 
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
$15.00 AARP members / $20.00 Non-members (cash or check only) 
Check with your insurance agent about a possible discount. Bring a lunch.
August 23 #2694 

Funeral Home 101 #5482
Tuesday, September 4
10:00a.m. - 11:00a.m.
Free/Registration required
Planning is always good. Join Mayes Ward-Dobbins to learn 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. 

A Matter of Balance #5761
Tuesdays, September 4 – October 23
1:00p.m.- 3:00p.m.
Free; Registration required
Many older adults experience concerns about falling and restrict their activities. This program is designed to manage falls and increase activity levels.  You will learn to view falls and the fear of falling as controllable, set realistic goals to increase activity, change their environment to reduce fall risk factors, and exercises to increase strength and balance. 

Free Hearing Screening
Friday, September 7
9:00a.m. - 12:00p.m.
Free/No registration required
On a first come, first served basis. Is your hearing causing you concern? Take the time to have it checked out and get a free screening from Dr. Bret Greenblatt.

Social Security 101 #5483
Friday, September 7
10:00a.m. - 11:00a.m.
Free/Registration required
Meet our expert Alicia Lipscomb with Social Security Administration to ask any questions regarding your benefits, eligibility, and Medicare.  

Cooking Class: Fall Favorites with a Twist #5489
Monday, September 10
11:30a.m. - 1:30p.m.
$8 supply fee payable to the instructor
Registration required
Taught by Cherie Beasley with Pampered Chef.

Dental 101 #5488
Tuesday, September 11
10:00a.m. - 11:30a.m.
Free/Registration required
Join experts from Sage Dental to learn more about denture care, denture cleaning, the different kind of dentures, the right candidate for dentures. Dry mouth: causes and prevention, recommendations on toothbrushes and toothpaste. 

Dine-a-Round 
Wednesday, September 12: #5486. Marlowe’s Tavern: 2960 Shallowford Rd, Marietta 
11:30a.m. - 1:30p.m.
Separate checks for lunch; Registration required. Everyone meets at the restaurant.

Tupperware Bingo #5487
Friday, September 14
10:00a.m. - 11:30a.m.
Free/Registration required
Come to play a Tupperware Bingo with our local Tupperware Star Director, MaryAnn Medford. Win prizes and learn some cooking tips.

Medicare 101 #5485
Tuesday, September 18
10:00a.m. - 11:30a.m.
Free/ Registration required
If you are newly eligible or soon to be eligible for Medicare, this seminar is designed especially for you. Dotti Denham with Cigna will cover the basics of Medicare and what you need to know to make an informed decision about your coverage options.

Better Balance, Less Fall #5494
Tuesday, September 25
10:00a.m. - 11:30a.m.
Free/Registration required
Dr. Josh with First Step Physical Therapy will teach techniques, strategies, and exercise to improve balance, strength in your legs and core musculature to help prevent falls. 

AARP Smart Driver  
9:00a.m. - 4:00p.m.
$15.00 AARP members / $20.00 Non-members 
Check with your insurance agent about a possible discount. Bring a lunch.
September 27 #2695

Flu Shots with Walgreens #5642
Friday, September 28
10:00a.m. - 12:00p.m.
Free with Medicare; Registration required
Protect yourself, get a flu shot. Please stop at the front desk to register for an appointment. Please make an appointment at our front desk.

Autumn Harvest Favorites #5781
Monday, October 1
11:30a.m. - 1:30p.m.
$8 supply fees payable to the instructor
Registration required
Taught by Cherie Beasley with Pampered Chef.

Frogs of Cobb County #5782
Friday, October 5
10:00a.m. - 11:30a.m.
Free/Registration required
Mike Kahle with Cobb County Watershed Stewardship will present a slide show about local species and listening to recordings of what each of the 15-species found in Cobb County sound like. 

Beginner iPhone #5790
Friday, October 5 - October 26
1:00p.m. - 4:00p.m.
Free/Registration required
Some iPhones don’t know they can be more than a phone. With proper training, they can do all the following too: alarm clock, flashlight, camera, photo album, weather, compass and much more. Bring your iPhone to the class. iPhones 5 or later only please. Taught by Andy Kastelik with ADP.

The Power of Pre- and Probiotics: More than Just Good for the Gut #5820
Monday, October 8
11:30a.m.- 12:30p.m
Registration required
$15 supply fee payable to the instructor
You have probably heard of prebiotics and probiotics, but do you know what they are? We will discuss how these "good" types of bacteria help with digestion. Discover delicious ways to incorporate them into your diet. Smita Dava with Olea Oliva will show a video on gut health and lead you in making a vegetable and fruit salad of natural prebiotics and probiotics. 

Thinking of Downsizing? #5978
Tuesday, October 9
10:00a.m.- 11:00a.m.
Free/Registration required
It is a fact that most homeowners will eventually downsize their home for one reason or another. Downsizing can be an overwhelming undertaking fraught with physical, mental and emotional stress. Presented by Janice Overbeck, Keller Williams.

Cooking with Alto #5783
Wednesday, October 10
11:30a.m. - 12:30p.m.
Free/Registration required
Join us to learn how to make one of our favorite appetizers and dessert: homemade bruschetta and apple crisp treats.  We will take you step by step and the best part is you get to try what we create.

Lunch & Learn: 2018 Legal Changes for Seniors #5784
Tuesday, October 16
11:00a.m.- 12:00p.m
Free/Registration required
Kelley Napier with Brannon Napier Elder law will share legislation and policy changes in Georgia that affect seniors. Complimentary lunch sponsored by The Holbrook of Acworth.

Ask the Expert:Medicare Questions #5785
Friday, October 19
10:00a.m. - 12:00p.m.
Free/Registration required for 10-minute appt
Whether you are turning 65, are already on Medicare, or helping someone with their coverage, attend a meeting with the expert, Michael Fleming with Senior Benefits of Georgia, to get your Medicare questions answered. Call the center to schedule your 10-minute appointment. 
 
Dine-a-Round 
11:30 a.m. - 1:30p.m
On your own; Registration required. 
Wednesday, October 17:.Garlik Grill #5786 (12910 Hwy 92 Suite 105, Woodstock)

AARP Smart Driver 
 9:00a.m. - 4:00p.m.
$15.00 AARP members / $20.00 Non-members 
Check with your insurance agent about a possible discount. Bring a lunch.
October 25 #2696 

Early Voting @ East Cobb Senior Center
October 29 – November 2
8:00 am – 7:00 pm