Cobb County Government

Current Events & Activities


Lunch and Learn: Advantages of Pre-Planning #3640
Thursday, May 17
12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Free; Registration required
Many people plan for life events such as weddings and vacations well in advance, but do not plan for something that is certain to happen, their funeral.   The primary advantages of pre-arranging is to relieve the burden on your loved ones in an already emotional time, and to ensure your funeral is carried out according to your wishes. Presented by Douglas Lawson, Georgia Memorial Funeral Home and Cemetery.

Biggest Financial Mistakes Made by Seniors #4028
Thursday, June 14
10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Free; Registration required
Learn ways to avoid the biggest financial mistakes being made.  You will learn the importance of estate planning, wills, financial and health care, having a power of attorney, and about the preferential tax treatment of long term capital gains and so much more.  Presented by John Beverly, senior financial advisor, Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith, Inc.

Jeopardy! #4029
Monday, June 18
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Free; Registration required
Don’t miss out on this fun game of Jeopardy! 5 teams of 3 members per team will compete in “Jeopardy”, “Double Jeopardy”, and “Final Jeopardy”.  Varied topics will include: entertainment; sports; history; health and wellness; nature; food; Medicare and anything goes.  Hosted by Dottie Denham with Cigna Health Spring.

Alzheimer’s Disease #4030
Tuesday, June 19
10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Free; Registration required
The warning signs of Alzheimer’s disease are often dismissed as side effects of normal aging.  You will learn how to tell the difference between Alzheimer’s and typical aging, steps to take if you recognize a warning sign in yourself or someone you know.  Presented by Mia Chester, Alzheimer’s Association Georgia Chapter.

Monte Carlo Games #4031
Thursday, June 21
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Free; Registration required
You don’t have to go to Vegas to feel like you’re in Vegas! Join as Bridget Kurt, Aberdeen Place Hospice facilitates blackjack and roulette.  Research tells us that older people with an active lifestyle are less likely to develop certain diseases.  Participating in hobbies and other social and leisure pursuits may lower risk for developing some health problems, including dementia. 

Lunch and Learn: Balance
Friday, June 22
10:30 a.m. – 12:30 a.m.
Free; Registration required
Do you have a fear of falling?  Are you holding onto furniture as you walk around the house?  As we age, balance can sometimes be compromised which can lead to falls resulting in injuries.  You will learn how to evaluate if you have balance issues and some practical improvements such as trip-proofing your home, safety with walkers and exercises that you can perform to minimize fall risks.  Presented by Woodland Ridge Assisted Living and Memory Care and Legacy Healthcare Services. 

Town Hall with Chairman Mike Boyce
Monday, June 25
7:00pm

Friends of Freeman Poole Dance Party
Thursday, June 28
12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
$10.00 Cobb resident; $12.00 Non-resident
Put your dancing shoes on and invite your friends to join you for this fun-filled afternoon dancing to the Larry Bailey Band! A delicious meal of chicken, potato salad, baked beans, toss salad, roll and beverage will be served. Fundraiser to benefit C. Freeman Poole Senior Center.

Documentary on Alzheimer’s Disease #4844
Wednesday, July 11
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Free; Registration required
Please join us for a screening of an award-winning documentary that traces the journey of a beloved singer and his family after his diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease. You will see the devastating progression of an illness that faces so many families today. The love and strength demonstrated is an inspiration to all who are coping with the difficulties associated with dementia. Presented by Aberdeen Place Hospice.

Be Your Own Primary Health Specialist #4845
Tuesday, July 17
10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Free; Registration required
Shen Sengupta considers life as our most valuable possession, feels that everyone should know more about and care about one’s own health than about one’s own car.  Shen will explain in easy-to-understand terms how to lead a healthy life based on one’s efforts instead of routinely depending on medicines and doctors all the time.

Summertime Fun Hour #4853
Fundraise to benefit Freeman Pool Senior Center
Friday, July 20
12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
$6.00 Cobb resident; $8.00 Non-resident
Don’t miss out on this fun hour socializing with your friends while enjoying hotdogs and chips.  And to cool down from the summer heat, we will have ice cream cones too!  Wear those dance shoes to get moving and grooving to Cupid Shuffle and varied Pandora tunes.  Sponsored by Cigna HealthSpring, Visiting Angels and Affinis Hospice.
 
AARP Smart Driver
Fourth Wednesday Monthly
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 23 #3642
June 27 #4033
July 25 #4849

Treat Yourself Tuesday
Reservation required; separate checks. Call center for details 
July 10: Jim N Nick's BBQ #4851, 4574 South Cobb Drive

Bingo Bash
Fundraisers to benefit Freeman Poole Senior Center

1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
$3.00 Cobb resident; $4.00 Non-resident
May 21 #3641
June 25 sponsored by Humana and Eye Elements
July 23 #4859 sponsored by Eye Elements
 
Wii Bowling
Every Tuesday
10am-12:30pm
Free

Game Day Wednesdays
Every Wednesday
1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Free
Enjoy a fun afternoon of board games. 

Shanghai Rummy
Every Tuesday
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Free