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Living and Planning Expo for Seniors is January 30

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Transition to the Next Chapter, Living and Planning Expo
Friday, January 30 | 11am-1:30pm
Free; Registration required

An educational Expo presented through Mayes Ward-Dobbins to benefit the community by providing education on Legal Issues, Social Security, Life Insurances, Veterans Benefits and much more. Complimentary lunch will be provided by Homesteaders Insurance.

 

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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Register for the Regional Summit on Aging March 5

 

More of us are living longer than ever before. This creates unique challenges and opportunities for the Atlanta region. Metro Atlanta ranks worst in the country for transportation options for older adults. Wait lists for affordable housing and services continue to grow. Increasingly stressed caregivers are struggling to find the supports and services they need.

Come share your ideas for solutions, learn what others are doing and celebrate efforts that are making a difference! The region’s future depends on you. The time to act is now!

Attend the Regional Summit on Aging on Thursday, March 5, 9am-5pm. The Workshop will be held from 9am-3pm with a reception and special presentation of The CommUnity Hero Award Hosted by WellCare to conclude at 5pm. The day’s events will be held at the Loudermilk Center for the Regional Community, 40 Courtland Street, NE | Atlanta, GA 30303.

To RSVP to attend, CLICK HERE.

 

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Concerned about elder abuse and neglect?

For assistance with issues concerning elder abuse and neglect, contact one of the following organizations:

Adult Protective Intervention
Cobb County DFCS
325 Fairground Street, Marietta 30060
770-528-5000

Long Term Care Ombudsman
Dept. Human Res
2 Peachtree St. NW, #36-233, Atlanta 30303
1-888-454-5826

Eyes on Elders
www.eyesonelders.com
877-460-5578, ext. 83

 

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Seniors invited to screening of movie “Belle”

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Ice Cream & a Movie: Belle
Monday, January 26 | 1-4pm
$4 Cobb-residents; $5 Non-residents

Elizabeth Belle is the illegitimate mixed race daughter of Admiral Sir John Lindsay, raised by her  aristocratic great uncle Lord Mansfield and his wife. Belle’s lineage affords her certain privileges, yet her status prevents her from the traditions of noble social standing.

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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Antiques & Collectibles Show & Tell with East Cobb Senior Center

Antiques & Collectibles Show & Tell
Thursday, January 22 | 1-3pm
Free; Registration required
Are you an antique lover? Join this seminar and learn how to buy, sell and price them. Receive identification and verbal estimates of your items. As collectors and antique lovers, Dan Frey and Tobey Olson will share their personal experiences in buying and selling antiques. You may bring two items for show and discussion.

 

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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Dine-a-round with East Cobb Senior Center

 

Dine-a-Round
Wednesday, January 21 | 11:30am
Cost on your own; reservations required
New Lucky China, Sandy Plains Center, 3045 Gordy Parkway, Marietta. Meet at the restaurant.

 

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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Free Health Insurance Enrollment Assistance on Tuesdays and Fridays

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Free Health Insurance Enrollment Assistance sponsored by the League of Women Voters Marietta-Cobb. Free health insurance enrollment assistance at the Switzer Public Library off Marietta Square. Bring pay stubs and social security numbers. Every Tuesday 12-7pm and every Friday 11am-6pm until February 15, 2015. 266 Roswell Road, Marietta. More info: mariettacobb.ga.lwvnet.org or 678-641-6256.

 

 

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Your Android Device at East Cobb Senior Center

Your Android Device
Friday, January 16 | 11am-12pm
Free; Registration required
Would you like to learn more about Android devices? Come to this seminar and meet Debra Brazell with Caring Senior Services, who will demonstrate how to navigate today’s android devices in a fun, interactive and exiting way.

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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Getting the most of your iPhone with East Cobb Senior Center

 

Getting the Most of your iPhone
Friday, January 9 | 11am-12pm
Free; Registration required

Are you feeling behind the times with technology? Do you own this device and would like to learn more about it? Come to this seminar and learn the basics about settings, how to manage the photo gallery and send pictures, find & install apps and a lot more. Presented by Debra Brazell with Caring Senior Services.

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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East Cobber Finds Fulfillment Volunteering at WellStar East Cobb Health Park

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WellStar volunteer Mary Hagan

 

Volunteers at the new WellStar East Cobb Health Park are helping carry out the not-for-profit organization’s mission to
provide world-class care in the community.

Volunteers work closely with WellStar team members to ensure patients have a seamless visit to East Cobb Health Park from the minute they arrive.

The Health Park serves as a comprehensive, one-stop shop for outpatient medical needs and includes a range of healthcare services including primary care and specialty physicians’ offices, urgent care and diagnostics. The 162,000 square-foot facility experiences a high volume of patients walking through the doors each day, and that’s where the volunteers come in.

“I kind of enjoy it because it’s pretty busy,” said Mary Hagan, a WellStar East Cobb Health Park volunteer. “I show patients where the imaging center is and the lab.”

Mary began volunteering at WellStar Kennestone Hospital when she retired in 2006 after 28 years with the Boy Scouts of America. She enjoyed her time assisting patients at the hospital for eight years, taking some time off for two separate knee replacement surgeries at the very place she volunteered. As Mary recovered from her second surgery earlier this year, she watched the construction on the new WellStar East Cobb Health Park – just minutes from her home – and decided to join the team. With fully recovered knees, Mary works as a customer relations volunteer, greeting people in the sunlit lobby, helping patients find their way and answering phones.

“I enjoy meeting people,” she said of the volunteer job. Volunteers perform a variety of tasks around the Health Park such as greeting patients, helping them navigate the building and assisting them when discharged. Mary said it’s a great place to volunteer and encouraged others to look into volunteering for WellStar. “If you like working with people and feel like you’re helping them, you get a feeling of satisfaction,” she said.

ABOUT THE HEALTH PARK
WellStar East Cobb Health Park was created to bring WellStar’s primary and specialty physician offices together as a one-stop shop for outpatient medical needs. The facility is complete with diagnostics, laboratory services, rehabilitation therapy, urgent care and a retail pharmacy among other services. These services will be integrated with a multi-specialty mix of physicians to include a strong foundation of primary care physicians: family physicians, internal medicine, pediatrics and OB/GYN services and specialists will include cardiologists, pulmonologists, ENT, neurosurgery, pain management, chiropractic care, vascular surgery, general surgery, allergy/asthma, endocrinology, urology and orthopedics.

For information about the Health Park, please visit www.wellstar.org or call 770-956-STAR (7827).

TO VOLUNTEER
WellStar has many volunteer positions available to become a volunteer for WellStar Health System:
• Visit www.wellstar.org
• Scroll midway through the home page to Volunteers/Patrons
• Select ‘Volunteer my time’
• Select a location
• Fill out the application form
• Have medical release signed by your physician
• To volunteer at WellStar East Cobb Health Park, select Kennestone location, fill out the application and share your location preferences with your WellStar volunteer contact.

 

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