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Caregivers: Feeling Stretched?

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Powerful Tools for (Family) Caregivers is a class being offered through Cobb Senior Services (CSS) beginning in January. Seating is limited. Click for details about this very valuable resource for family caregivers.

 

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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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Thursday is Healthy Brain Game Day at Aloha to Aging

Healthy Brain Game Day is Thursday, December 18 at 11:30am.  If you are 55+, attend to learn ways to revitalize your brain while having fun! There will be a healthy lunch served and multiple brain building games and prizes. RSVP by Tuesday, December 16 to 678-439-1177. Cost is $15. Program at Catholic Church of St. Ann, 4905 Roswell Rd, Marietta 30062, La Sallette Hall behind admin bldg. on Bishop Lake. Program provided by Aloha to Aging, Inc.

 

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Tai Chi at Aloha to Aging

Tai Chi – Seated: Thursdays and Tai Chi – Standing: Tuesdays, offered weekly at 2 p.m. Cost: $35 monthly fee per program or $10 per class. Please RSVP to 678-439-1177 or email info@alohatoaging.org. Program held at Aloha to Aging, Inc., 4608 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta 30068.

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East Cobb Baseball Marlins selling Mistletoe to benefit Socks for Seniors

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East Cobb Baseball 15u Marlins will be selling fresh mistletoe tied up in a red bow from now until Friday Dec 12. $5 for 1 or $20 for 5, for every 5 sold the team will donate a pair of socks to Socks for Seniors.

Delivery available within the EAST COBB area.  Please contact: Laren at larenbrown4@gmail.com

 
 

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Registration For Winter ELM Classes Going on Now

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Beverly McCrary, ELM instructor

Registration opened for Enrichment of Life Movement (ELM) on November 21. Classes run January 6 through February 24. The registration deadline is December 12. ELM is a lifelong learning organization operated almost exclusively by volunteers. It offers a full day  of classes, a catered lunch, and scheduled lunchtime presentations for active adults age 50 and older.

Classes meet on consecutive Tuesdays for 8 weeks and are held at the First United Methodist Church of Marietta (56 Whitlock Avenue) near the Marietta Square.

An array of over 60 classes will be offered from 9:30 to 3:00 PM. Classes include: Astronomy, Examining Your Funny Bone, Great Decisions, Intro to  Islam, and Sewing Basics to name just a few. Cost is $40 per session, not per class. A hot lunch is available for $7, but brown baggers are always welcome.

Registration booklets are available at Cobb Senior Centers, Cobb Libraries, or online at www.elmcobb.org. For more information or to request a booklet, call the ELM Office, 770-429-7850 Ext 7845 or email elmcobb@gmail.com.

 

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Aloha to Aging offers Alzheimer’s Support

Alzheimer’s/Caregiver Support Group: Mondays at 10:30 a.m. Open to family members who are assisting an aging loved one both inside and outside of the home. Helpful tips and resources provide comfort and encouragement. Free respite care is provided for your loved one while we meet, but must call in advance for care to 678-439-1177 or email info@alohatoaging. org. Program held at Aloha to Aging, Inc., 4608 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta 30068.

 

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Digital Device Demo Days at Cobb Libraries

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The community is invited to the Cobb Library System’s Digital Device Demo Days! Stop by the library for information about using your eReader, tablet, or other device with the library’s digital collection. Drop by anytime between 2 and 4 pm to say hi to the digital services librarians, and while you’re there, you can also:

  • Get information about our eBooks, eReaders and digital magazines
  • Ask questions about your devices
  • Find out what devices work with the library’s collection

Digital Device Demos will be held at the following libraries for these dates and times:

Explore the library’s digital collection at www.cobbcat.org/downloads.

 

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Celebrate the holiday season with Donuts & Notes at OLLI

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Nothing gets you into the holiday spirit better than music and donuts! KSU’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute will host “Donuts and Notes” on Dec. 5 from 10 am to noon at KSU Center. This free concert and art show is free and open to the public. Coffee, juice, milk and donuts will be available for all guests.

This fun-filled occasion will feature musical performances by Kennesaw’s Big Shanty Elementary children’s choir, Jeni Michelson from Society Express Band, The Kickers and The Entertainers, an 18-member choir. A gallery of nearly 50 unique art pieces created by OLLI class instructors and students will be on display; many of them for sale.

“We look forward to once again hosting this festive event to ring in the spirit of the season,” said Meg Webber, OLLI program manager. “Additionally, art students and their instructors will proudly exhibit their recent masterpieces. You won’t want to miss it.”

“Watching the children perform is the highlight of the event,” said Dick Harp, OLLI director. “They enjoy being there just as much as we do, and it is always fun to see the twinkle in their eyes when the donuts are served.”

To register or for more information, call 770-423-6765 or visit ksuolli.com.

 

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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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