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Learn about Georgia’s Lemon Law at East Cobb Senior Cennter

Georgia’s “Lemon Law” & Buying a Used Car
March 25 | 10am
Free; Registration required

Have you experienced continuing problems with a motor vehicle that you purchased in Georgia? If so, you should join this seminar to learn more about the “Lemon Law” and your rights as a consumer and responsibilities in the marketplace. Provided by the Governor’s Office of Consumer Protection.

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 informative senior summit; receive free gift

Cobb Senior Services staff will host the 2015 Aging by Design Summit and Expo Saturday,May 2, at Cobb Galleria Centre. The summit is $5 and everyone who registers before April 1 will receive a free gift.

This event is great for seniors, caregivers, adult children, retirees and soon-to-be-retirees. There will be more than 100 exhibitor booths, cooking demonstrations and free health screenings, such as blood glucose, cholesterol and body mass index. Guest speakers will include a panel of health experts and representatives from transportation services.

Register today by calling one of the senior centers. For more information, visit cobbseniors.org or email questions to agingbydesign@cobbcounty.org.

Make plans to attend Aging by Design Summit and Expo

The goal of the summit and expo is to create awareness, provide direction and promote the creation of a new image of aging in Cobb County. The Summit and Expo will take place 8 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., Saturday, May 2 at the Cobb Galleria Centre.

The featured speaker will be Dr. William Cooper, Cardiothoracic Surgeon and Director of Cardiovascular Surgery at WellStar Health System. Other speakers include Dr. Brad Fain, principal research scientist with Georgia Institute of Technology, who will address technology in the home; Bob Carr from Common Courtesy & representatives from Uber will discuss the role of technology in securing transportation; and a panel of medical experts from WellStar will answer audience questions.

FREE Gift for those who register before April 1. Register at any Cobb County senior center or by calling 770-528-5355.

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Medication Management Seminar at East Cobb Senior Center

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Medication Management
March 20 | 10am-11pm
Free; Registration required
This presentation by Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) helps you know what questions to ask health care providers; keep track of your records; be aware of interactions that may occur; know when and how to contact poison control; recognize if you or someone else is misusing medications.

 

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Mat, Chair Yoga offered Mondays for seniors

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Tailor-Made Yoga for PD – Mat or Chair: Mondays, offered weekly 2:30 -3:30pm. Cost: Two free trial classes, then $50 for a 10-class package. Participants should bring a mat if they prefer floor exercise but no equipment necessary for Chair Yoga. Class led by Cathy Hightower of PD Gladiators. Please RSVP to 678-439-1177 or email info@alohatoaging.org.

 

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Great Computer Classes Available for Cobb County Seniors

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Attention Senior Citizens!!  Are you interested in learning all about e-mail, how to shop on-line, research your family history?  Well, guess what?  So are many other seniors in Cobb and we have just the answer.  Take advantage of Computers 4 Seniors (C4S), computer classes taught at East Cobb Center, West Cobb Center, North Cobb Center, and C. Freeman Poole Center. If you go to www.cobbseniors.org you can get more information on the centers.

Registration for the Spring session will take place Tuesday, March 24, with classes beginning in early April.  These classes are taught by an all-volunteer instructor staff with many years of computer experience. The pace and the environment are conducive to learning for seniors. Wait! There’s more good news:  these classes are very inexpensive. For more information about any of the classes in the C4S curriculum, go to the Computers 4 Seniors website at www.computers4seniors.org or call any of the senior centers:

  • East Cobb (Sandy Plains Road near Shallowford Road) – (770) 509-4900
  • Freeman Poole (South Hurt Road near the East-West Connector) – (770) 801-3400
  • West Cobb (Dallas Highway at Lost Mountain Park) – (770) 528-8200
  • North Cobb (Old US Hwy 41 in Kennworth Park) – (770) 975-7740

 

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AARP Tax-Aide Offers Free Tax Help to Cobb County Residents

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AARP Tax-Aide is set to begin another year of providing free assistance to low- and moderate income individuals and families in filling out income tax returns. There is no income limitation and the service is available to everyone. Although AARP’s general mission focuses on people age 50 and older, the tax assistance program is for all ages. Those helped last year were 18 to 100 years old. It is free, individualized and no strings attached. In most cases the tax return is e-filed the same day the return is prepared. There is no charge for this service.

AARP is a nonprofit, nonpolitical charity organization. Tax-Aide was launched in 1968, providing confidential, free services to people with annual incomes between $10,000 and $100,000.You do not need to be a member of AARP or a retiree to use this service.

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide volunteers are trained and IRS-certified each year to ensure their knowledge of revisions to the U.S. Tax code. Each counselor undergoes six days of intensive training the first year and five days of training the second year. More experienced counselors receive 1.5 days of training. All must pass an IRS certification test through the advanced level.

AARP Tax-Aide sites may be found at any of the following Cobb County locations:

> Mondays: 10am-2pm
Cobb County Senior Wellness Center
1150 Powder Springs Street, Marietta

> Mondays: 10:30am-2:30pm
Gritters Library
880 Shaw Park Road, Marietta

> Tuesdays: 10:30am-2pm
East Cobb Library
4880 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta

> Wednesdays: 10am-2pm
Cobb County Senior Services Center
1150 Powder Springs Street, Marietta

> Wednesdays: 10am-2pm
Wolfe Adult Recreation Center
884 Church Street, Smyrna

> Wednesdays: 10am-2pm
West Cobb Senior Center
4915 Dallas Highway, Powder Springs

> Thursdays: 11:30am-3pm
Mt. View Library
3320 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta

> Thursdays: 11:30am-3:30pm
West Cobb Library
1715 Dennis Kemp Lane, Kennesaw

> Fridays: 12-3:30pm
Central/Switzer Library
266 Roswell Street, Marietta

No tax returns will be prepared at Central Library on 4/3/15.

> Fridays: 10am-2pm
East Cobb Government Center
4400 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta

No tax returns will be prepared at East Cobb Government Center on 4/3/15.

Remember, taxes are prepared by IRS – trained tax counselors. Consultations are free and confidential.
Appointments are not required. Electronic filing is available at all locations. If you plan to use this  service, be sure to bring your 2013 return and your 2014 tax documents.

Each taxpayer must present their social security cards or other identification documentation for yourself and all dependents. For direct deposit refunds, taxpayer must have their checkbook, a valid blank check or cancelled check. For more information go to www.aarp.org/taxaide.

 

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Make your appt for a bone density screening

Bone Density Seminar & Screening
March 18 | 10am-12pm
Free; Appointment required

Did you know that 34 million people suffer from osteoporosis? This silent disease may have no  symptoms but causes bones to become weak & more likely to fracture or break. WellStar representatives will discuss the physical changes that occur with osteoporosis, how it is diagnosed, what should be tested, complications and prevention. You must attend the seminar to receive a free screening. Space is limited.

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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Charity for seniors not just on holidays

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Cobb Senior Services has launched Christmas365 (formerly known as Senior Santa) as a way to connect the needs of seniors in Cobb County with the generosity of the community on a year-round basis. Your gift to Christmas365 may be made any time during the year, not just during the holidays.

Christmas365 provides special request items and generic gifts to seniors who are experiencing financial issues and need assistance. Each year, care managers identify clients who would benefit from having such things as household appliances, special medical equipment, nutritional supplements or clothing. Often, these seniors are isolated from family and community or are otherwise vulnerable. For more info, call 770-528-5364.

Please send checks (payable to Cobb Senior Services) or gift certificates to:
Cobb Senior Services: Christmas365
P.O Box 649, Marietta, GA 30061

For a list of items needed and/or to make a financial donation, please visit www.CobbSeniors.org.

 

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East Cobb seniors Dine-a-Round at Marlow’s Tavern

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Dine-a-Round: Marlow’s Tavern
March 11 | 11am
Separate checks; Registration required. Everyone meets at the restaurant, 1311 Johnson Ferry Road  Suite 208 Merchant’s Walk, Marietta 30068.

 

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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