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SENIOR SANTA Has a New Name: Christmas 365 Serving Seniors Year Round

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Cobb Senior Services is excited to launch Christmas365 (formerly known as Senior Santa) as a way to connect the needs of seniors in Cobb County with the generosity of  his great community…on a year round basis! Your gift to Christmas365 may be made any time during the year, not just during the holidays. How can you help? Donate New generic items or make a $30 donation to assist seniors year round.

Sugested Items to Donate Include:

  • Adult diapers: all sizes
  • Adult pull-ups: Male & Female (all sizes)
  • Bath sets: Male & Female
  • Bath towels & wash cloths
  • Bed Sheets: all sizes
  • Compression stockings: all sizes
  • Diabetic socks: Male & Female (all sizes)
  • Disposable wipes (such as baby wipes)
  • Ensure & Glucerna
  • Gowns: button down the front (need 3x, 4x, 5x)
  • Grocery gift cards: Kroger, Publix, Walmart
  • Blankets: all sizes
  • Hat & Gloves sets: Male & Female
  • Pajamas: Male & Female (all sizes)
  • Slippers (non-skid): Male & Female
  • Socks: Male & Female (all sizes)
  • Toothbrushes & Toothpaste

 

For additional information please call 770-528-5364 Donation sites: Mon- Fri 8:30am-4: 30pm

East Cobb Senior Center 3332  Sandy Plains Road, Marietta, GA 30066
Freeman Poole Senior Center 4025 South Hurt Road, Smyrna, GA 3008
North Cobb Senior Center 4100 Old HWY 41, Acworth, GA 30101
Senior Wellness Center 1150 Powder Springs Street, Marietta, GA 30064
West Cobb Senior Center 4915 Dallas Highway, Powder Springs, GA 30127

 

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Watch ‘The Monuments Men’ at East Cobb Senior Center

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Ice Cream and a Movie: The Monuments Men
November 17 | 1pm
$4 Cobb residents, $5 Non-residents.

The Monuments Men is a 2014 American-German film starring George Clooney, Matt Damon, Bill Murray, John Goodman, Hugh Bonneville and Cate Blanchett. Part of a Veteran’s Day celebration, come enjoy the movie, 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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Help local seniors in need during holidays and year round

Cobb Senior Services staff 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 visi twww.CobbSeniors.org.

Free bus passes for eligible seniors

Seniors who need assistance with transportation to doctor appointments or dialysis may be eligible to receive free bus passes that can be used to help defray the cost of riding Cobb Community Transit or CCT ParaTransit Service.

Bus passes are available by appointment only and have limited availability.

Eligibility:
1. Must be a Cobb County resident
2. Must be 55 years old or older
3. Must have a valid Georgia state-issued ID
4. Must provide proof of residency (lease, mortgage statement, utility bill)
5. Must be actively riding the local CCT or paratransit service
6. Must have a valid CCT paratransit ID

For more information, call Cobb Senior Services information and referral line at 770-528-5364.

 

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Celebrate ELM’s 30th Anniversary at Gala

The Enrichment of Life Movement (ELM) 30th Anniversary Gala will be held on Tuesday, November 11, 2014. Emceed by Joe Turner, magician, mentalist and professional entertainer. Catered luncheon, celebrate and enjoy the “Elmee” awards – in tribute and in fun.

New Horizons Band of Marietta will perform a variety of music. 12:30-3pm. Tickets: $17/person. First United Methodist Church, Family Life Hall, 56 Whitlock Avenue SW, Marietta. More info: 770-429-7850 Ext. 7845 or elmcobb@gmail.com.

Veterans Day Program at East Cobb Senior Center

Veterans Day Program: D-Day
November 11 |1pm
Free; Registration required. Speaker: Joe Kleid.

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 Wind Symphony Veteran’s Day Concert is Sunday

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The Cobb Wind Symphony Veteran’s Day Concert is Sunday, November 9, 2014, 3pm, at Lassiter High School Concert Hall, 2601 Shallowford Road, Marietta, Georgia 30066.

Admission is FREE, but donations gratefully accepted. Veterans are invited to wear uniforms.

For more information contact cobbwindsymphony@yahoo.com or 678-305-7148 or visit www.cobbwindsymphony.org.

Formed in September 1999, the Cobb Wind Symphony, a 501c3 organization, is comprised of adult musicians from all over the Atlanta area. CWS was created to provide a musical outlet for musicians of Cobb County and the Atlanta area and to further the development of band music. Members benefit from the positive musical experiences brought about by music making in the spirit of camaraderie, and from the opportunity to serve the community through a lifelong love of music with concerts in local schools and outdoor venues.

In 2009, the Cobb Wind Symphony earned the prestigious Sudler Silver Scroll Award,  which recognizes community bands that demonstrated particularly high standards of excellence in concert activities over a period of several  of years, and played a significant and leading role in the cultural and musical environment in their respective communities.

 

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Discover Spirits of the Great American West at East Cobb Senior Center

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Spirits of the Great American West
Friday, October 31
9am-12pm
Free; Registration required

Quentin Thomas will present a 3 hour session covering the “Spirits of The Great American West.” The seminar will briefly review the theories of original migrations into the Americas, early cultures and exploration by groups such as Lewis and Clark and mountain men. From there the discussion will move to the 1830’s with Indian removal and the Texas Revolution and War with Mexico.

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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Oktoberfest at East Cobb Senior Center

Oktoberfest
Wednesday, October 29
11:30am
$10 Cobb residents | $12 Non-residents

It is autumn and October which means it is time for Oktoberfest. Come for hot pretzels, root beer, brats, sauerkraut, German potato salad and apple strudel. Live oom pah pah music by The Happy Wanderers.

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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JFBC Magnolia Ball celebrates seniors

The Johnson Ferry Jazz Band, under the direction of Dr. Brian Hedrick

The Johnson Ferry Jazz Band, under the direction of Dr. Brian Hedrick

What do you get when you put 175 residents of local Assisted Living Communities, a great Jazz Band, and good food together?  The answer:  Johnson Ferry Baptist Church’s annual Magnolia Ball!

And that occurred on Sunday, October 5, when guests from Arbor Terrace of East Cobb, Atria of Paces Ferry, Benton House in Woodstock, Bickford of Marietta, Chambrell of Roswell, Elmcroft, Freedom Pointe, Parc at Piedmont, Sunrise of East Cobb and The Jewish Tower came together in the Fellowship Hall of Johnson Ferry Baptist Church at 955 Johnson Ferry Road in Marietta, GA.

The Johnson Ferry Jazz Band, under the direction of Dr. Brian Hedrick, and guest vocalist, Andrea Mueller, had the guests packing the dance floor to jazz favorites, such as Take the A Train, Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy, and Summertime. Before and after the Jazz Band performed, Tom Olsen, pianist at Sunrise East Cobb, played memorable 1930’s and ‘40’s standards, such as Sentimental Journey.

Between songs, guests enjoyed light refreshments, including dessert cookies donated by Arbor Terrace of East Cobb and bananas foster, demonstrated by Brian Knapp, chef at Atria of Paces Ferry.  John Morgan Photography took professional photos of the guests.

Each year residents are asked about their unfulfilled dreams and two to three residents have their “dreams” filled by Johnson Ferry Church.  This year, Gene Sullivan of Atria, who said his favorite place is the dance floor, was awarded free dance lessons from Atlanta Dance on Roswell Road.

Dale Elbert Jones of Parc at Piedmont, who will be 100 in early November, had a dream that his “Ole Bull” model violin be played by an expert.  This violin was purchased by his grandfather from a tramp while enroute to Arizona in 1886.  Dale later inherited the damaged violin and completely restored it.  His dream was accomplished when Colleen Lively, a local violinist and violin teacher at Johnson Ferry Conservatory of Music, performed the song, When I Fall in Love, on Dale’s heirloom violin.

Sonia Lohmeyer of Sunrise of East Cobb was the third “dream” recipient, but was unable to attend this year’s Ball.  She will receive her dream later this month.

Also honored was Jim Neyland, who was celebrated by Johnson Ferry for his years of ministry to local assisted living communities.

Over 100 members of Johnson Ferry Church volunteer to make the Magnolia Ball a joyful experience for local seniors.  Next year’s Ball will be held in early October 2015 and all local area seniors are invited.