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Serving the public for Older Americans Month

 

County and municipal elected officials served lunch to seniors at Cobb’s neighborhood centers and then dined with them Wednesday, May 13. The free “Let’s Do Lunch” event celebrated Older Americans Month and coincided with the 50th anniversary of the Older American’s Act.

 

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Foxtrotters to resume in June

 

The Foxtrotters Dance Club will resume on Friday, June 26, 2015, at East Cobb Senior Center, 3332 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta, GA  30062. The theme is Country Time. Doors open at 7pm, Dance held 7:30-10:30pm.

Enjoy refreshments and dancing to The Junction Band. Attire is dressy or upscale casual. Admission os $10 at the door. Singles and couples 55 and older are invited to attend.

For more information call (770) 509-4900 or visit foxtrottersdanceclub.wordpress.com

East Cobb Mediation To Offer Elder Mediation Services

 

East Cobb Mediation is pleased to announce the firm’s recent expansion of its scope of services to include mediating issues concerning the care of senior citizens. This expansion is a reflection of the firm’s commitment to providing innovative solutions that positively impact families in the community.

Planning and caring for an elderly family member can be a sensitive subject, and conflict can arise when considering medical care, housing, safety, caregivers and the costs and types of long-term care.

The East Cobb Mediation team includes individuals with experience specific to elder care mediation, helping ensure that you and your family can reach a consensus about how to care for those you love most.

“As our practice grows, we will continue to identify additional opportunities to meet our clients’ family and domestic mediation needs. We look forward to helping families resolve disputes pertaining to care of their elderly loved ones,” said Chuck Detling, Founder and Principal of East Cobb Mediation and a Partner with Detling Cole, LLC.

To learn more about elder mediation or our other services, give us a call at 6788194000, drop by our office (3020 Roswell Road, Suite 240 in Marietta) or visit us online at www.eastcobbmediation.com . We look forward to sharing the East Cobb Mediation Difference with you.

 

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Take advantage of senior discounts

A great way to cut down on monthly expenses is to take advantage of the many discounts available to seniors – there are even discounts available for those aged 50 and above. Over the next few issues, EAST COBBER will present a list of restaurants (listed in the April issue), supermarkets, department stores and more that offer various senior discounts with different age requirements.

This month, we present senior discounts offered at retail shops. If you know of any other senior discounts, email editor@eastcobber.com and we’ll be sure to share online or in a future edition.

Here is a list of department stores and more that offer various senior discounts with different age requirements.

RETAIL & APPAREL

  • Bealls: 20% off first Tuesday of each month (50 +)
  • Belk’s: 15% off first Tuesday of every month (55 +)
  • Dress Barn: 20% off (55+)
  • Goodwill: 10% off one day a week (date varies by location)
  • Hallmark: 10% off one day a week (date varies by location)
  • Kohl’s: 15% off on Wednesdays (60+)– please bring ID
  • Rite Aid: 10% off on Tuesdays & 10% off prescriptions
  • Ross Stores: 10% off every Tuesday (55+)
  • The Salvation Army Thrift Stores: up to 50% off (55+)
  • Stein Mart: 20% off red dot/clearance items first Monday of every month (55 +)

CELL PHONE DISCOUNTS

  • AT&T: Special Senior Nation 200 Plan $19.99/month (65+)
  • Jitterbug: $10/month cell phone service (50 +)
  • Verizon Wireless: Verizon Nationwide 65 Plus Plan $29.99/month for 200 anytime minutes (65+)

MISCELLANEOUS

  • Great Clips: $3 off haircuts (days and time vary) (60+)

Now, go out there and claim your discounts – and remember – you must ASK for discounts – no ask, no
discount. Everyone knows someone over 50 so please pass this along! If you know of a discount we are missing from this list or if one of the discounts listed is no longer valid please email editor@eastcobber.com.

 

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Mt. Bethel UMC Hosts Smart Driver Course

 

Mt. Bethel United Methodist Church is offering AARP’s Smart Driver™ Course on May 12 from 9am to 4pm. The AARP Smart Driver™ Course is the nation’s first and largest refresher course for drivers age 50 and older. It has given millions of drivers the skills and tools they need to drive safely on today’s roads, allowing them to remain independent for many years to come. In fact, 97% of those who take it change at least one driving behavior. And the best part? There are no tests to pass – just useful information to keep you safe on the road!

How the AARP Smart Driver Course will help you:

  • Update driving skills and your knowledge of the rules – and hazards – of the road.
  • Learn about normal age-related physical changes and how to adjust your driving to compensate.
  • Reduce your chances of receiving a traffic violation, getting into an accident, or becoming injured.
  • Get an insurance discount. Auto insurance companies in most states provide a multi-year discount to course graduates! (Some states have restrictions on accepting an online driver improvement course for insurance discounts. Please consult your insurance agent for more information about discounts in your state.)

The AARP Smart Driver Course is packed with useful information that you can put into practice immediately, including:

  • How to maintain a proper following distance.
  • The safest way to change lanes and make turns at intersections.
  • The effects of medications on driving.
  • Reducing driver distractions such as eating, smoking and cell phone use.

The AARP Smart Driver™ Course is $15 for AARP members, $20 for non-members and is payable the day of class to Instructor (cash or check). For more information or to RSVP, contact Kim McGarr, 770-579-9224, ext 25 or kim.mcgarr@mtbethel.org. Mt. Bethel United Methodist Church is located at 4385 Lower Roswell Road in East Cobb/Marietta.

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It’s Never too late to Plug in – Innovative Technology for Seniors

On Tuesday, May 19, learn about the importance of a stimulating lifestyle at any age at Arbor Terrace East Cobb, 6-7pm. All attendees will be entered in a drawing to win an Ipad Air.

Arbor Terrace is located at 886 Johnson Ferry Road in East Cobb. For more information call (770) 977-4420.

 

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High school students, Donald Trump help 88-year-old become Miss USA

Helen Warren named Honorary Miss USA

 

A local 88-year old woman was named an official honorary Miss USA, given her sash and crown and congratulated by Donald Trump thanks to some hard-working high school students.
Members of the community honored and crowned Helen Warren as the first-ever Ms. Second Wind Dreams. The surprise crowning took place at Sunrise at East Cobb senior living facility. Warren’s beauty pageant dream was discovered by a group of Pope High School students who orchestrated the special day, along with other dreams in their community.

“This is the best surprise that ever happened to me,” Warren said

In addition to receiving this honor, Warren received a makeover and a professional photo shoot. After her surprise crowning, Trump, who owns the Miss Universe and Miss USA Organization. appeared in a video presentation congratulating her on her new title and honoring her impact.

“Dreams live within us all, and to have an opportunity to help fulfill a dream is an unparalleled experience,” Second Wind Dreams CEO Doreen R. Scascitelli said.

This isn’t Warren’s first brush with beauty queen fame either. More than 70 years ago, she won the Miss Kinston Lenoir contest in North Carolina.

 

(Source: http://www.wsbtv.com/news/entertainment/high-school-students-donald-trump-help-88-year-old/nk6R8/) 

 

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Aloha to Aging offers Yoga on Mondays

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.

 

Aging by Design Summit scheduled for May 2

On Saturday, May 2, residents from the metro area will gather for the second annual Aging by Design  2015 Summit & Expo at Cobb Galleria Centre. The event is open to everyone: retirees, soon-to-be  retirees, caregivers, seniors and adult children and will be held 8am until 2:30pm. Cost is $5 and pre-registration is required.

The featured speaker will be Dr. William Cooper, Cardiothoracic Surgeon and Director of Cardiovascular Surgery at WellStar Health System. Other topics will include health and fitness, technology and more.

An Expo will be held concurrently at the Summit in the adjacent ballroom, with more than 100 local  Businesses providing information on retirement planning, fitness, housing options, and more.  Additionally, there will be several opportunities for free screenings in areas such as: blood glucose, cholesterol, body mass index (BMI) and others. Demonstrations on healthy cooking and easy-yet important-exercises will also be part of the EXPO.

Registration to attend the Summit & Expo or Series session can be done at any Cobb County senior  Center or by calling 770-528-5355. Visit www.cobbseniors.org for more information.

 

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Register for senior summit and expo by Friday

The Aging by Design Summit and Expo will be held 8 am-2:30 pm, Saturday, May 2, at Cobb Galleria Centre. 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.

Pre-registration is required by Friday, April 24. The summit is $5 and complimentary lunch will be provided to those who request it. For more information, or to register, call 770-528-5355.

 

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