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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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Walton Students Commemorate WWII 70th Anniversary

Talented Walton High School students are collaborating across many subject areas on a unique project to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the end of WWII. Students representing the WHS International Spanish Academy (ISA) who are currently enrolled in Honors World History have partnered with students in AP Studio Art to research a theme from this period. The students presented their research in both English and Spanish. The teams then created a historical artwork depicting their interpretation of their theme.

The resulting art work will be displayed at an Art Show on Thursday, April 23 from 5-8pm at Walton High School in the Fine Arts Lobby. Artwork and research will be on display with the students present to answer questions and talk further about their projects. After the gallery showing, a Silent Auction of the artwork will take place. All auction proceeds will benefit the Wounded Warrior Project and will be collected by the WHS Principals’ Leadership Committee, official Student Ambassadors for the Wounded Warrior Project. Music for the event will be provided by Walton High School’s Chamber Orchestra.

The entire WHS Community is invited and encouraged to attend the Art Show and Silent Auction. Join the WHS students as they explore and commemorate this important time in world history by blending academics, fine arts, foreign language, and service.

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Tackling tough issues: Elder Abuse Seminar

Cobb District Attorney Vic Reynolds will give an overview of elder abuse, the different types and how you can help citizens in Cobb County at the Elder Abuse: Financial, emotional and physical exploitation seminar.

The seminar will be held at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 21, at 100 Cherokee Street, Board of Commissioners meeting room, Marietta 30060.

For more information visit: www.cobbseniors.org.

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Take Charge of Arthritis with East Cobb Senior Center

Take Charge of Arthritis
April 21 | 10:30am-11:00am
Free; Registration required

Despite over 50 million Americans being diagnosed with arthritis, it can be difficult to pin down facts & information. Learn the different types of arthritis, risk factors and treatment for the disease. Provided by Cindy Newman.

 

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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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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Dine-a-Round with East Cobb Senior Center

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Dine-a-Round: La Madeleine
April 14
11:30am

Separate checks; Registration required. Everyone meets at the restaurant. La Madeleine, 4101 Roswell Rd #812, Marietta.
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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Seniors eat for less: Take advantage of area restaurant 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. For example, did you know Dunkin Donuts will give a free donut to people over 55 when you order a cup of coffee? If you’re paying for a cup every day, you should start taking advantage of their generous offer to anyone 55 and over with an AARP card to have a donut for free, too!

Over the next few months (in our print edition), EAST COBBER will present a list of restaurants, supermarkets, department stores and more that offer various senior discounts with different age requirements. This month, we present senior discounts offered at restaurants.

If you know of any other senior discounts, please email editor@eastcobber.com and we’ll be sure to share online or in a future edition.

RESTAURANTS:
• Applebee’s: 15% off with Golden Apple Card (60+)
• Arby’s: 10% off ( 55 +)
• Boston Market: 10% off (65+)
• Burger King: 10% off (60+)
• Chili’s: 10% off (AARP)
• CiCi’s Pizza: 10% off (60+)
• Dairy Queen: 10% off (AARP)
• Denny’s: 10% off, 20% off for AARP members ( 55 +)
• Dunkin’ Donuts: 10% off or free donut with coffee ( 55+)
• Einstein’s Bagels: 10% off baker’s dozen of bagels (60+)
• Fuddrucker’s: 10% off any senior platter ( 55+)
• Hardee’s: $0.33 beverages everyday (65+)
• IHOP: 10% off ( 55+); 55+ menu offers smaller portions and lower prices
• KFC: free small drink with any meal ( 55+)
• Krispy Kreme: 10% off ( 50+)
• Long John Silver’s: various discounts at locations ( 55+)
• McDonald’s: discounts on coffee everyday ( 55+)
• Sonic: 10% off or free beverage (60+)
• Steak ‘n Shake: 10% off every Monday & Tuesday (50+)
• Subways: 10% off (AARP)
• Sweet Tomatoes: 10% off (62+)
• Taco Bell : 5% off; free beverages for seniors (65+)
• Waffle House: 10% off every Monday (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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Ice Cream and a Movie at East Cobb Senior Center

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Ice Cream and a Movie: Gone Girl
April 13 | 1pm
$4 Cobb residents; $5 Non-residents.

Gone Girl is a 2014 American thriller film directed by David Fincher and adapted by Gillian Flynn from her 2012 novel of the same name. A husband (Ben Affleck) is shocked when his wife (Rosamund Pike) disappears on their fifth wedding anniversary, leaving an incriminating diary pointing solidly at him murdering her. His life becomes a blur of police interrogations and TV news interviews as he struggles through the exhausting search campaign. PG

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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Tax Prep Assistance Through April 15th

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Volunteers from the AARP Tax-Aide Program for free tax assistance and preparation services designed for the low- and moderate-income taxpayers will be at various Cobb library locations through April 15th. AARP membership is NOT required. This service is available to everyone regardless of age. Special assistance is given to those 60 and older.

For information on the Tax-Aide schedule at Cobb County locations and other resources on federal and state taxes, please visit www.cobbcat.org/tax-information/.

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Advance Care Planning at East Cobb Senior Center

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Advance Care Planning
April 10 | 10-11:30am
Free; Registration required

At this workshop you will learn how to talk with your loved ones about final healthcare decisions. Each  participant will receive a fee planning guide which outlines questions you and your family should  discuss along with forms you can use to record your wishes. Provided by The Good Life Club.

 

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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