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Practical class for seniors helps manage concerns about falling

 

Serious falls are not an inevitable part of aging. “A Matter of Balance” is an eight-week class designed to increase physical activity and reduce concerns about falls. The award-winning program for older adults emphasizes practical strategies to manage falls, reduce fall risks and increase activity levels. This collaborative program targets a significant health and safety concern in Cobb. Injuries from falls are a top reason county residents visit hospital emergency rooms.

Cobb Senior Services staff is hosting the Aug. 5-Sept. 23 class in partnership with the Cobb County Public Library System. Two Cobb librarians will lead the class as trained coaches. It will be held once a week, from 1 to 3 p.m. on Wednesdays, and begins Wednesday, Aug. 5. The class will take place at West Cobb Senior Center, 4915 Dallas Highway, Marietta. The program fee is $30. For more information, call 770-528-8200.

 

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Remember the Roaring 20s at East Cobb Senior Center

 

The East Cobb Senior Center celebrates its 20th anniversary 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday, Aug. 14. Gatsby or Daisy, gangsters or flappers, whoever you may be, join us for lunch, dancing and door prizes.  $12 Cobb residents/$15 non-resident.  For more information visit:www.cobbseniors.org or call 770-509-4900.

 

All Cobb residents age 55+ are invited to participate in activities at various senior centers throughout Cobb. This activity is scheduled at the East Cobb Senior Center located at 3332 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta 30066. Call the East Cobb Senior Center at 770-509-4900 for reservations and/or more details.

 

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Cobb Marietta Retired Educators Association announce August meeting

The next meeting of the Cobb Marietta Retired Educators Association will be Thursday, August 13 at 11:30 at the First United Methodist Church, 56 Whitlock Avenue, in Marietta. The featured speaker will be Marietta Daily Journal columnist Dick Yarbrough. Lunch will be served for $15. For more information contact Judy Munson at jmteachbellsouth.net.

 

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Practical class for seniors helps manage concerns about falling

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Serious falls are not an inevitable part of aging. “A Matter of Balance” is an eight-week class designed to increase physical activity and reduce concerns about falls. The award-winning program for older adults emphasizes practical strategies to manage falls, reduce fall risks and increase activity levels. This collaborative program targets a significant health and safety concern in Cobb. Injuries from falls are a top reason county residents visit hospital emergency rooms.

Cobb Senior Services staff is hosting the Aug. 5-Sept. 23 class in partnership with the Cobb County Public Library System. Two Cobb librarians will lead the class as trained coaches. It will be held once a week, from 1 to 3 p.m. on Wednesdays, and begins Wednesday, Aug. 5. The class will take place at West Cobb Senior Center, 4915 Dallas Highway, Marietta. The program fee is $30. For more information, call 770-528-8200.

 

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Preparing for Emergencies at East Cobb Senior Center

Emergencies Can Happen Anytime-Are you Prepared?
July 22 | 11am-12pm

Bernard King from Cobb County Emergency Management Agency will host an Emergency Preparedness seminar. Attendees will learn important steps they can take to better prepare and protect themselves in their homes.

 

All Cobb residents age 55+ are invited to participate in activities at various senior centers throughout Cobb. This activity is scheduled at the East Cobb Senior Center located at 3332 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta 30066. Call the East Cobb Senior Center at 770-509-4900 for reservations and/or more details.

 

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Saturday Speaks: The Longest and Hardest Campaign Known to Man ? Georgia, 1864

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On Saturday, July 11, 2015, 11am, the Marietta Museum of History will present Saturday Speaks: The Longest and Hardest Campaign Known to Man ? Georgia, 1864.

Mail was everything to a Civil War soldier, it was news, food, clothing, stamps, paper and envelopes. The United States Postal Service operated throughout the war and delivered to the soldiers on Campaigns and on the battlefields by railroads, wagons and food. The USPS could get a letter from a family in the north to the soldier on a battlefield in the south in many cases as fast as three or four days.

Take a journey of soldiers? stories during the Atlanta Campaign using their own words. With many years of researching mother?s pension records in the National Archives, Brad Quinlin and his research team found over 23,000 Civil War soldiers letters. These letters are from the men who fought valiantly and died during the Atlanta Campaign.

Join Brad as he discusses his research and reveals some of the stories that are found in his newest book, The Longest and Hardest Campaign Known to Man ? Georgia, 1864. Books are available in the Museum Store and a book signing will follow the lecture.

This event is FREE to the public.

For more information about events at the Marietta Museum of History please call 770-794-5710 or visit www.MariettaHistory.org

Maintaining Healthy Joints & Bones at East Cobb Senior Center

 

Maintaining Healthy Joints & Bones at East Cobb Senior Center 

Friday, July 10

11am-noon

The seminar will cover: how to keep your bones & joints healthy, common causes of joint pain, alternatives to joint replacement, how to determine if surgery is right for you. The seminar will be presented by Remobility Physical Therapy & Wellness.

 

All Cobb residents age 55+ are invited to participate in activities at various senior centers throughout Cobb. This activity is scheduled at the East Cobb Senior Center located at 3332 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta 30066. Call the East Cobb Senior Center at 770-509-4900 for reservations and/or more details.

 

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Meals on Wheels-Volunteers Needed

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Meals on Wheels has a great opportunity for you to deliver meals to homebound seniors who are waiting for this needed service.  Cobb Senior Services is in need of volunteer drivers in Mableton, Marietta and Smyrna. If you have some time to volunteer as a MOW driver, or if you belong to an organization or business that would like to “Adopt-A-Route,” call Volunteer Services at (770) 528-5381.

Cobb County is fortunate to have Meals on Wheels, a unique program, bringing homebound, frail seniors a hot meal on a daily basis. Through Cobb Senior Services, volunteers make sure that each client is made to feel special with personal visits, as well as receiving a hot, nutritious meal.  More information about Meals on Wheels and Cobb Senior Services is available at www.cobbseniors.org.

 

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Foxtrotters Dance Club resumes June 26

 

The Foxtrotters Dance Club will resume on Friday, June 26, 2015, at East Cobb Senior Center, 3332 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta, GA  30062. The theme is Country Time. Doors open at 7pm, Dance held 7:30-10:30pm.

Enjoy refreshments and dancing to The Junction Band. Attire is dressy or upscale casual. Admission os $10 at the door. Singles and couples 55 and older are invited to attend.

For more information call (770) 509-4900 or visit foxtrottersdanceclub.wordpress.com

 

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Enjoy a Garden Party at East Cobb Senior Center

 

A Garden Party
June 20 | 11am
$12 Cobb residents; $15 Non-residents

Ribbons, flowers, dance and music make a perfect day for “A Garden Party”. The Georgia Ballet will perform. A Garden Party-inspired lunch will be catered by Café 33. After dining, a duet from the Georgia Symphony Orchestra, will play the afternoon away in a special concert performance. Come wearing hats and gloves, and flowery dresses.

All Cobb residents age 55+ are invited to participate in activities at various senior centers throughout Cobb. This activity is scheduled at the East Cobb Senior Center located at 3332 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta 30066. Call the East Cobb Senior Center at 770-509-4900 for reservations and/or more details.

 

 

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