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Games to offer competition for senior athletes

The Cobb County Senior Games are returning this summer. The games take place Aug. 20-Sept. 16 and are open to all adults age 55 and above, both Cobb residents and non-residents. Events include golf, tennis, track and field, table tennis, swimming and more. Registration is now open and will continue through Aug. 8.  Sponsorship opportunities are also available. Registration and sponsorship information may be downloaded atwww.cobbseniors.org or picked up at Cobb County senior centers, recreation centers, libraries and government centers.

 
 

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Senior Field Trip: Agatha’s A Taste of Mystery-The Throne of Games

Field Trip: Agatha’s A Taste of Mystery-The Throne of Games
July 30 | 10:30am – 4pm.
$74 Senior Citizen Council members: $79, Non-members.
Payment deadline: June 30
Price includes luxury motor coach transportation, tickets, lunch, and driver tip. No refunds will be given unless the trip is cancelled. Amid plots and counterplots, tragedy and betrayal, victory and terror, fate hangs in the balance as each endeavors to sit in that most ridiculous of chairs: The Throne of Games.

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 viewing of inspiring film at Senior Wellness Center

Cobb Senior Services staff will host a free viewing of the new documentary titled “Age of Champions,” Monday, July 28. This film is the inspiring story of a group of athletes — a 100-year-old tennis champion, 86-year-old pole vaulter, team of basketball grandmothers and a pair of swimming brothers — all chasing gold at the National Senior Olympics. The 9:30 a.m. showing will be held at Cobb County’s Senior Wellness Center, 1150 Powder Springs St, Marietta, with a special appearance by neurologist Dr. Marshall L. Nash and one of the film’s producers, Tad Ochwat. Nash will give a brief presentation on steps to take to prevent Alzheimer’s disease. A continental breakfast will be provided. Registration is required to attend.

Call the East Cobb Senior Center at 770-509-4900 for reservations and/or more details.

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Healthy Eyes –Maintaining Your Vision at East Cobb Senior Center

Healthy Eyes –Maintaining Your Vision
July 25 | 11am – 12pm
Free; Registration required

Your eyes are an important part of your health. Taking good care of your eyes is vital to your wellbeing. There are many things you can do to keep them healthy and make sure you are seeing your best. To learn more how to sharpen your vision and keep your eyes healthy, join Dr. Dhanu Meleth from Marietta Eye Clinic.

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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Experience the power of words through writing with OLLI

Pad of Paper & Pen

Cultivate the art form of writing with two upcoming OLLI courses. Both classes are designed to help you hone your skills while enhancing your creative awareness techniques.

Upcoming Courses:
• Journaling and Its Influence on All Writing – starts July 23 at 5-7 p.m. – $119
• Creative Writing – starts July 23 at noon-2 p.m. – $119

Beth Hermes instructs both courses and generates a creative, inspiring and fun classroom atmosphere. Students find her generous spirit and love of story contagious. Her classes include instruction, writing prompts and class sharing.

“I recently completed two of OLLI’s writing courses taught by Beth Hermes,” said Chris Beam. “Beth is an incredible instructor and published author. She provides an array of prompts, writing tips, how-to-be-published tips, and is an inspiration to all. I always left her classes with new insights and tools for becoming a stronger writer. These are fun classes and a great way to get to know yourself and others better through the art of writing.”

Writing Platforms Explored:
• Journaling
• Creative
• Memoir
• Letters
• Emails/Blogging
• Fiction/Non-Fiction
• Poetry/Prose

Whether you’re a novice or a pro, these classes will help polish your proficiency in the art of writing.

 

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Booked for Lunch with East Cobb Senior Center

BOOKED for Lunch Club: Book Signing and Luncheon
July 21 | 11:30am – 1pm.
$5 Cobb residents, $6 Non-residents

This month, the BOOKED for Lunch Club is reading Murder Half Baked, by Kathleen Delaney. Ms. Delaney will be joining the group for a discussion of her book and how she got into writing, a book signing and a  wonderful lunch. If you are not a member of the book club, please come for this event and consider joining on a regular basis. The book club meets the third Monday of the month. Ms. Delaney’s books will be available for purchase.

 

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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Hone your Life Energy: OLLI’s Qigong/Tai Chi classes provide numerous benefits

OLLI Tai Chi Instructor Phil Robinson

Medical research has found evidence that Tai Chi is helpful for improving balance and psychological health, and that it is associated with general health benefits in older people. The ancient Chinese martial art of form is performed without high impact and uses minimal strenuous activity. Coupled with Qigong, OLLI is excited to offer two unique classes with the goal of improving students’ well-being.

Qigong is the practice of aligning body, breath, and mind for health, meditation, and martial arts training. With roots in Chinese medicine and philosophy, it’s traditionally viewed as a method to cultivate and balance what has been translated as “life energy.”

Upcoming Courses:
• Qigong/Tai Chi for Seniors I – starts July 14 – 10-11 a.m. – $119
• Qigong/Tai Chi for Seniors II – starts July 16 – 10-11 a.m. – $119

“I like it when my students leave feeling a little stronger and smarter from having come to the class,” said Phil Robinson, instructor of both courses. “If they leave feeling aglow, then I’ve done my job.”

Techniques Taught:
• Stronger posture
• Improved balance
• Strengthened and toned muscles
• Enhanced concentration
• Proper breathing

Students also benefit from learning new ways to improve health, reduce stress and defend themselves.

 

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Ice Cream and a Movie at East Cobb Senior Center

Ice Cream and a Movie: High Society
July 14 | 1 – 4pm
$4 Cobb residents, $5 Non-residents

Join Grace Kelly, Celeste Holm, Bing Crosby and Frank Sinatra in this marvelous remake of The Philadelphia Story. The movie score is by Cole Porter and includes the wonderful love song, True Love. A great way to spend a summer afternoon full of music, ice cream and popcorn.

 

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 around with East Cobb Senior Center

Carol Schrader serves Chicken Salad Chick sandwiches to, from left, Frank Mitchell, Don Schrader and Tom Melton.  Staff/Jeff Stanton  Read more: The Marietta Daily Journal - New Chicken Salad Chick restaurant lets customers choose from 15 different salads

July 9 | 11am – 1pm
Separate checks; Registration required. Everyone meets at the restaurant, Chicken Salad Chick, 4101 Upper Roswell Road.

 

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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Learn about OLLI Class Offerings

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Mark your calendars for Thursday, July 31! That’s when you’ll have the unique opportunity to attend a free Career Training Expo hosted by Ken.

The Expo also spotlights more than 50 professional certificate programs and offers a free career coaching session that will provide you invaluable tips on personal branding, resume and cover letter writing along with interviewing and LinkedIn tips.

Additional Incentives:

  • Register to win an iPad mini
  • Get a 5% discount on future classes
  • Meet OLLI instructors and students
  • Learn about scholarships

By taking advantage of this free event you will leave with a greater understanding of all the tremendous resources and benefits OLLI has for you. Registration is required to attend and can be completed online at ksuexpo.com, by calling 770-423-6765, or in person at KSU Center (3333 Busbee Drive in Kennesaw).

For more information or to register, call (770) 423-6765 or visit ksuolli.com. Like us on Facebook and enter to win prizes at facebook.com/KSUOLLI. To request a quarterly newsletter, please call Michelle Girage at (770) 499-3340.

 

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