Cobb County Government

Current Events & Activities

ASiST Aging Simulation #3172
Wednesday, May 23
10:00 am – 11:30 am
Free; Registration required
Presented by Aloha to Aging, this engaging training helps promote empathy when caregiving for older adults as you step into their world, completing everyday tasks which mimic the challenges and frustrations faced by an older adult with an impairment such as hearing loss, vision loss, and balance issues.

Tech Talk: Transitioning to a Mac #3633
Friday, May 25
11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Free; Registration required
So you’ve decided you’d like to get a Mac, but what now? All you’ve known up to this point has been PC’s, and you’re very comfortable using Windows, so the prospect of learning a totally new system seems a little daunting. Well, it’s actually easier than you think!

Taxes and Retirement #3344
Wednesday, May 30
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Free; Registration required
Tax and financial rules have changed. Your paycheck may have stopped, but taxes continue so it is important to know and understand the potential tax implications of selecting which assets from which you draw your retirement income. Presented by Austin Harris with Edward Jones.

Neil Diamond Tribute Show #5052
Saturday, August 4
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
$25 Cobb resident/$30 Non-resident Tickets on sale June 4
"Hello Again" as special events return to West Cobb Senior Center this summer. If you love the legendary voice of Neil Diamond, Connor Lorre’s tribute performance is a must see. The spectacular “Neil Diamond Tribute Show” features stunningly accurate recreations of Neil’s greatest hits from "America" to "Sweet Caroline".  Enjoy a catered BBQ dinner from Williamson Bros. before the show. No event would be complete without a guest appearance by the West Cobb Players (West Cobb staff). "Cracklin’ Rosie" get on board for a "Cherry, Cherry" evening you don’t want to miss! Fundraiser for West Cobb Senior Center.

Dice Dice Baby, Bunco Bash #3725
Tuesday, June 5
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Free; Registration required
Let the good times roll when you join us for an afternoon of Bunco. Meet and laugh with old pals and new friends. Enjoy snacks and prizes provided by Visiting Angels. Experienced players and beginners alike are welcome.

You Don’t Know What You Don’t Know: The Importance of Being Educated Prior to a Crisis #3756
Tuesday, June 19
11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Free; Registration required
The options for paying for long-term care are limited. Did you know that Medicare will not pay for home care or assisted living community care? Do you know what Medicaid provides? Most families do not realize their limited options until they are in a crisis—usually when their loved one is about to be discharged from a hospital. Making decisions while in a crisis can be stressful and result in bad choices. This seminar is intended to provide information prior to a crisis. Learn how to best find, get and pay for good long-term care. Presented by Hurley Elder Care Law.

Social Security FAQ’s #3727
Wednesday, June 20
11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Free; Registration required
Meet expert, Alicia Lipscomb with Social Security Administration, to ask any questions regarding your benefits, eligibility, and Medicare.

Tech Talk: Secrets to Searching Google #4005
Friday, June 22
11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Free; Registration required
Google is the most utilized search engine on the Internet. In fact, the website is such an integral part of everyday life, Google has become a verb. But not everyone knows how to take the system even further than just running a simple search. Learning how to Google something can give you access to far more data than you probably realize. Learn how to take your searches even further with Johnny Barfield from West Cobb Senior Center.

Free Hearing & Vision Screenings #2902
Monday, June 25
9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Free; Registration required
Optimal Hearing is partnering with the Lions Club to provide free hearing and vision screenings. Drop by anytime!

Dementia 24/7 #3726
Wednesday, June 27
10:00 am – 11:30 am
Free; Registration required
Presented by Aloha to Aging, this powerful session delivers an insightful learning experience, guiding one through the challenges faced by a person living with dementia.

Town Hall with Chairman Mike Boyce
Wednesday, June 27

Medication Management #4532
Wednesday, July 18
11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Free; Registration required
Jamie Masters with Cobb Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) will help you better understand your prescription drug options including questions to ask about medicines, ways to save money, and useful resources to help manage medicines.

Tech Talk: Buying a New Computer #4492
Friday, July 27
11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Free; Registration required
Buying a computer can be a daunting task. With all the options out there and the amount of money involved, you don’t want to make the wrong decision. Get some more knowledge on the kind of things you need to be looking for when purchasing a new computer with Johnny Barfield.

Combat Financial Fraud #4527
Monday, July 30
10:00 am – 11:00 am
Free; Registration required
Losing money or possessions to scams, fraud, and exploitation can be especially devastating to older adults, who may not be able to earn back what they’ve lost. Learn how to protect yourself from Tami Caspersen with IBMSE Credit Union.

Skin Cancer Screenings #4795
Tuesday, July 31
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Free; Registration required
Skin cancer by far is the most common type of cancer. Skin cancers found and removed early are almost always curable. Sign up today for your free screening provided with Advanced Dermatology.

Crafternoon Tea
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
$3 Cobb resident/$4.50 Non-resident
Join crafter Susan Wilson to create a fancy fold cards perfect for those special people in your life.
Wednesday, May 16 3D Pop Up Box Cards #3760
June 13 #3955 Fancy Fold Cards
July 11 #4497

Bingo Mania
Fundraiser to benefit West Cobb Senior Center
1:00 pm 
$3 Cobb resident/$4 Non-resident
June 15 #3723 sponsored by Arbor Terrace at Burnt Hickory
July 20 #4042 sponsored by Arbor Terrace at Burnt Hickory

AARP Smart Driver
3rd Thursday each month
9:30 am – 3:30 pm
$15.00 AARP members, $20.00 Non-members
Bring a lunch. Check with your insurance company about a possible discount.
May 17 #3171
June 21 #3724
July 19 #4041

Bon Appetit
Call Center to register & for details
Meet at the restaurant. This is a great way to make new friends.
June 6: Fish Thyme #3722 S Main Street, Acworth
July 10: Sam's BBQ #4040 3600 Dallas Hwy