Cobb County Government

Current Events & Activities

Around the World Show and Tell  
Thursday, March 8: Cuba #2750
10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Free; Registration required
Don’t miss out on this fun and informative show and tell.  If you’ve always wanted to travel to Cuba but have never been able to, now is your chance to hear all about it from Brenda Ramsue.

Downsize Your Home and Find More Freedom #2752
Thursday, March 15
10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Free; Registration required
Do you find yourself spending a lot of time taking care of your home?  Would you like to save more money each month?  If you answered “yes” to either of these questions, downsizing your home may be for you.  Go beyond the basics and learn the ins and outs of moving to a smaller residence.  Learn how to downsize your possessions, the different types of housing options available and strategies to approach the move.  Presented by Dawn Levy with Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Georgia Properties.

Karaoke Happy Hour #2753
Friday, March 16
2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
$5.00 Cobb resident; $6.00 Non-resident
It’s Karaoke time again!  Don’t sit home alone, join others for this fun social gathering of music, singing and socialization.  Light refreshments; first come, first served.  Fundraiser to benefit C. Freeman Poole Senior Center.

Aging in Place #2754
Thursday, March 22
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Free; Registration required
A significant concern as people grow older is that they may have to leave their home.  This would mean leaving behind a comfortable setting, familiar community, and many memories.  In addition, a certain amount of control is lost when one leaves home.  This “control” provides the underpinning to our feelings of dignity, quality of life and independence.  Visiting Angels of Cobb County will offer a panel of representatives that will discuss ways to prepare for aging in place and/or transitioning into a community of independent living.  

Substance Abuse/Addiction #2757
Thursday, March 29
10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Free; Registration required
Approximately 17% of adults over 60 years old may have challenges with substance use and misuse, which can lead to serious health issues, but 90% go unnoticed and untreated.  Older adults are also the largest consumer of pharmaceuticals.  Don’t let fear and shame get in the way of understanding and identifying someone who may have some challenges with alcohol or prescription misuse.  Donna McGrane from Ridgeview Institute will discuss  risks, lifestyle, generational challenges, and health related issues to the misuse of alcohol or prescription medications, and what help is available.

Annuities #3118
Tuesday, April 3
10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Free; Registration required
Stay informed on all financial products like immediate annuities and deferred annuities, i.e. fixed interest, fixed indexed or variable. Presented by Larry Lupas of Lupus Financial.

Advance Care Planning #3110
Thursday, April 5
10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Free; Registration required
Advance care planning is making decisions about the health care you would want to receive if you become unable to speak for yourself. These are based on values, preferences, and discussions with your loved ones. This seminar will cover end-of-life decisions and how to put them in writing.  Presented by Bridget Kurt, Homestead Hospice.

Basics to Medicaid #3111
Friday, April 6
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.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 medical expenses from Medicaid?  You may also quality for Extra Help from Medicare to pay the costs of Medicare prescription drug coverage.  In 2018, costs are no more than $3.35 or each generic/$8.35 for each brand-name covered drug.  Attend this seminar to find out what you may quality for.  Presented by Dottie Denham, Cigna HealthSpring.

Estate Planning #3119
Tuesday, April 10
10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Free; Registration required
Are you interested in learning how to avoid the most common estate planning mistakes, how to prevent court control of your estate and decisions, and how to make sure your assets pass quickly to your loved ones? Join Alex Gaines of Alex Gaines Law as she presents.

Understanding Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) #3113
Thursday, April 12
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Free; Registration required
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a disease that makes it hard to breathe. It’s the result of lung irritants that have caused permanent damage to the lungs. COPD includes two conditions – emphysema and chronic bronchitis, or both of these conditions.  Stay informed as Piedmont Healthcare’s pulmonary program manager presents.

Importance of Immunizations #3114
Thursday, April 19
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Free, registration required
It is always better to prevent disease than to treat it after it occurs.  Many vaccine-preventable diseases can cause severe illness and complications.  Vaccine-preventable diseases have a costly impact, resulting in doctor visits, hospitalizations, missed days from work and premature deaths.  Presented by Priti Kolhe, Cobb and Douglas Public Health.

Medicare Supplement Plans #3117
Thursday, April 26
10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Free; Registration required
Medicare  Parts A and B pay for many of your health-care services and supplies, but it doesn’t pay for everything.  That is why you may want to consider getting a Medicare Supplement plan, also called Medigap.  Unlike Original Medicare, a Medicare Supplement plan is offered through private insurance companies.  These Medigap plans help pay some of the hospital and medical costs that Medicare does not cover, such as copayments, coinsurance and yearly deductibles.  Dr. Marcia McIntosh presents.

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.
February 28 #2572
March 28 #2756
April 25 #3116

Treat Yourself Tuesday
Reservation required; separate checks. Call center for details 
March 13: Cielo Blue #2751, East-West Connector
April 10: Wade's of Smyrna #3112, Concord Rd

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
February 26 #2571 sponsored by Humana and A Great Choice Insurance
March 26 #2755 sponsored by Brookdale Vinings
April 23 #3115 sponsored by Lupus Financial
Wii Bowling
Every Tuesday

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

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