Cobb County Government

Current Events & Activities


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Veteran Benefits Lunch & Learn #5415
Thursday, August 16
11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Free; Registration required
If you are a veteran or a spouse, parent or loved one planning a funeral service for a recently deceased or a living veteran, it’s important to be aware of the VA burial benefits that may be available to you.  It is also important to know that these veteran benefits do not come automatically and must be requested in advance. Presented by Greg Hall, , Georgia Memorial Funeral Home and Cemetery.  

Clear Captions #5264
Tuesday, August 21
10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Free; Registration required
Can’t hear on the phone?  Captioned phone conversations are displayed on the screen so you never miss what is being said.  Captions are provided free-of-charge to the user via Clear Captions (FCC Certified).  Plan to attend to hear what Greg Cordak with Clear Captions has to say about this.

Bingo Bash
Fundraiser to benefit Freeman Poole Senior Center
Monday, August 27 #5236  
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
$3.00 Cobb resident/ $4.00 Non-resident
Sponsored by Affinis Hospice and Georgia Holistic Home Care.

Planning for At-Home and Long-Term Care #5347
Tuesday, August 28
10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Free; Registration required
Did you know that Medicare and most secondary insurances (including Tricare/Medicare Supplement/ Medigap policies) do not cover long term care? Come learn about what Medicare covers and does not cover. Learn ways to protect yourself and how Medicaid works. Presented by Jackie Patel of Bankers Life & Casualty Company.

You Don’t Know What You Don’t Know #5348
Wednesday, August 29
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
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. Presented by Joanna Hurley of Hurley Elder Care Law. 

AARP Smart Driver
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
$15 AARP members; $20.00 Non-members
Bring a lunch. Check with your insurance agent about a possible discount for taking this class.
Wednesday, August 22 #5266

Avoid Three Major Issues of Aging #5765
Wednesday, September 5
10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Free; Registration required
Learn from Rufus Hunley from Advances Retirement Planning about the three major issues affecting aging Americans to ensure a comfortable life and how to navigate them. 

Treat Yourself Tuesday 
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Separate checks; Registration required
Meet at restaurant
Tuesday, September 11 Cheesecake Factory #5759 1609 Cumberland Mall SE

Medicare 101 #5754
Friday, September 14
10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Free; Registration required
Medicare can be very confusing and we want to make sure you understand all of your benefits and options.  Dottie Denham with Cigna Health Spring will discuss Original Medicare, Parts A & B, Part C Advantage Plans, Part D Prescription Plans, Medicare supplements or Medigap plans, eligibility for the various parts of Medicare, how to get help paying premiums, deductibles, copays, and coinsurance and how to get dental and vision coverage. 

About Anxiety #5755
Wednesday, September 19
10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Free; Registration required
People with anxiety disorders frequently have intense, excessive and persistent worry and fear about everyday situations.  Often, anxiety disorders involve repeated episodes of sudden feelings of intense anxiety and fear or terror that reach a peak within minutes (panic attacks). Low levels of anxiety, not just panic, can also keep you from enjoying life. Presented by Donna McGrane, RN, Community Relations, Ridgeview Institute.

Fall Prevention & Ice Cream Social #5756
Thursday, September 20
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Free; Registration required
Fall prevention is a variety of actions to help reduce the number of accidental falls suffered by older people.  Falls and fall-related injuries are among the most serious and common medical problems experienced by older adults.  Nearly one-third of older persons fall each year, and half of them fall more than once.  Because of underlying osteoporosis and decreased mobility and reflexes, falls often result in hip fractures, head injuries, and even death in older adults.  Ice cream social to follow.  Presented by Terrie Ward, Visiting Angels.

Bingo Bash 
Fundraiser to benefit Freeman Poole Senior Center
Monday, September 24 #5757
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
$3.00 Cobb resident/ $4.00 Non-resident
Sponsored by Georgia Memorial and Woodland Ridge

AARP Smart Driver
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
$15 AARP members; $20.00 Non-members
Bring a lunch. Check with your insurance agent about a possible discount for taking this class.
Wednesday, September 26 #5760

Benefits #5766
Wednesday, September 26
10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Free; Registration required
Are you maximizing all the benefits you have earned? Come learn from estate and elder planners and Veterans Administration accredited claims agents who will provide their expertise and encourage you to utilize all your earned benefits and resources during this time in your aging life. Presented by Advanced Retirement Planning.

Care Options and Who Pays #5939
Monday, October 1
10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Free; Registration required
When you or a loved one are experiencing diminished independence, it is important to know what care is available.  Older adults and caregivers are often surprised to learn how many options for care are not covered by insurance.  Having this information and planning for the future helps to avoid unnecessary stress when the time comes.  Join Piedmont Healthcare’s Sixty Plus Services to learn about options for care, such as in-home care and senior housing, as well as best considerations for future planning.

Learning to Live with the Rest of Humanity #5940
Tuesday, October 9
10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Free; Registration required
Your grandchildren come into greater contact through the Internet with other children from around the world but may still not be able to relate well to them because of the traditional racial and cultural stereotypes passed on to them by our society. Learn to see the similarity and common humanity hidden by the physical and cultural differences that dominate our everyday perceptions. Learn how to communicate this human commonality to your grandchildren and their children.  Presented by Terence Julien, lecturer in Cultural Anthropology.

Legacy Planning #6193
Wednesday, October 10
10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m
Free; Registration Required
Whether written or videotaped, Ethical Wills provide family history and the ethics or principles the family has been built on. Learn how to leave a last letter or message to include life lessons learned, the utilization or preservation of assets left for future generations, and the instruments necessary to accomplish this. Presented by Rufus Hunley of Advanced Retirement Planning.

Treat Yourself Tuesday #5945
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Separate checks; Registration required
Meet at restaurant
Tuesday, October 9 Bad Daddy’s Burger Bar, 2995 Atlanta Rd. Suite 300

Conscious Conversations #5941
Thursday, October 11
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Free; Registration required
Are you feeling overwhelmed by all the chaos in the world?  Want to help make a positive difference and bring more serenity and joy into your own life? The goal of this presentation is to provide framework to push past the discomfort and engage in healthy dialogue, with self-reflection being key.  By doing this, we create more understanding, empathy, and compassion.  Presented by Edie Smith.

Funeral Advantage #5942
Tuesday, October 16
10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Free; Registration required
Funeral Advantage is a plan that streamlines the last monetary expenses in a person’s life.  It provides life insurance benefits as well as family support upon the policy owner’s death.  Support is provided through funeral arrangements and other tasks necessary following death.  Presented by Sabrina McWeay, with Lincoln Heritage.

Bingo Bash 
Fundraiser to benefit Freeman Poole Senior Center
Monday, October 22 #5946
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
$3.00 Cobb resident/ $4.00 Non-resident
Sponsored by Motherwell Homecare.

Math Behind Aging #6194
Tuesday, October 23
10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Free; Registration required
Have you properly planned to ensure your money doesn’t run out? Rufus Hunley of Advanced Retirement Planning will investigate the cost of nursing homes, home health care, assisted living, independent living and the options and benefits that are available to pay for these services. 

AARP Smart Driver
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
$15 AARP members; $20.00 Non-members
Bring a lunch. Check with your insurance agent about a possible discount for taking this class.
Wednesday, October 24 #5947

Balance Issues #5943
Friday, October 26
10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.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 ways to improvement such as trip-proofing your home, safety with walkers, and exercises that you can perform to minimize fall risks.  Presented by Julie Smith of Woodland Ridge Assisted Living.

Mindfulness and Stress Reduction #5944
Tuesday, October 30
10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Free; Registration required
Mindfulness not only reduces stress but also gently builds an inner strength so that future stressors have less impact on our happiness and physical well-being. Don’t miss out on this very informative seminar and learn how to become more aware of your thoughts to reduce stress. Presented by Piedmont Healthcare’s Sixty Plus Services.