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Senior Safety panel discussion is September 16

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The Neighborhood Safety Commission, Community Awareness Committee invites you to attend a Senior Safety panel discussion on Wednesday, Sept. 16, at 7 p.m. to be held at 100 Cherokee Street, in the Commissioners Hearing room on the second floor. Cobb TV will broadcast the discussion live.

 

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Cake bake-off coming to East Cobb Senior Center

 

Cake Bake-Off
August 31 | 5:30 – 7pm
Cobb residents entry fee $3; Non-resident entry fee $4;
Sampling fee: $2
First Annual East Cobb Senior Center Cake Bake-off. All master bakers need to prepare their blue ribbon cakes to be judged and sampled by all. Bake or eat, come join the fun! Prizes will be awarded.

 

 

All Cobb residents age 55+ are invited to participate in activities at various senior centers throughout Cobb. These activities are 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 encouraged to attend AARP Smart Driver Program

 

The AARP Smart Driver Program will be offered on Saturday, August 29 . This 6-hour class is geared to
those 50 and above and provides an up-to-date, research-based refresher on driving skills, changes with aging and ways to accommodate them, and changes in cars, roads and local laws. Registration required. $15/Class for AARP members, $20 for non-members. 8:30am-4pm (1-hour lunch break). Chestnut Ridge Christian Church, 2663 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta. More info: Moya Hambridge 770-395-6110 or AARP.org/drive.

 

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Power your body and mind at East Cobb Senior Center

 

Power of Juices & Smoothies
August 24 | 5:30-6:30pm
Free; Registration required
Be smooth and cool this summer! Discover the power of juices and smoothies and learn how different combinations of ingredients can help with the digestive and immune system, improve your health and stay young. Presented by Richard Dumont.
Beginning Zentangle®
August 24 | 5:30-7pm
Zentangle® is an easy to learn method of creating beautiful images from repetitive patterns. It is fun,
relaxing, and anyone can use it to create beautiful pieces of art! It is enjoyed by a wide range of ages and
skill levels across the world. During this introductory course, learn basic tangles and complete at least one project in a fun, relaxed atmosphere. Taught by Alyss Amster

 

All Cobb residents age 55+ are invited to participate in activities at various senior centers throughout Cobb. These activities are 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 FREE Computer Classes at East Cobb libraries

 

Cobb County Public Library System offers free introductory computer classes at East Cobb libraries on the skills of using a computer, email, and e-Readers. Registration is required and space is limited.

Upcoming classes include:

Gale Courses:A variety of online tech courses are available for free at www.cobbcat.org/research/databases/.

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Attend an informative Alzheimer’s seminar at Aloha to Aging

 

Aloha to Aging will present “The New Tools and Technology in Diagnosing & Treating Mild Cognitive Impairment and Alzheimer’s Disease: on Tuesday, Aug. 25 at 10:30 am. 

Dr. John Carman, MD from Carman Research is excited to present the challenges and latest innovations in research within the field of cognitive impairment and dementia, specifically Alzheimer’s disease.  The world is in dire need of new treatment approaches as this tragic disease becomes an impending global crisis.

Over 5 million suffer from Alzheimer’s disease in the United States alone, and this number is expected to increase as baby boomers near their senior years. This urgency to find effective treatments have led scientists to develop cutting edge technology in order to combat the destructive nature of the disease. Researchers are utilizing biomarkers and neuroimaging for early detection which have been useful in targeting experimental drugs that will have a greater impact on symptoms.

Dr. Carman has been involved in several pivotal studies that have led to the memory loss medications currently on the market and has ample experience working with both those afflicted and their caregivers who deal with emotional stress and burden.  He is pleased to discuss the current treatments in the pipeline and the newly approved diagnostic technology that will bring new life into this dynamic field. RSVP by Friday, Aug. 21 to 770.722.7641 or email info@alohatoaging.org.

Program held at Aloha to Aging, 4608 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta, GA  30068.

 

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Remember the Roaring 20s at East Cobb Senior Center

 

The East Cobb Senior Center celebrates its 20th anniversary 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday, Aug. 14. Gatsby or Daisy, gangsters or flappers, whoever you may be, join us for lunch, dancing and door prizes.  $12 Cobb residents/$15 non-resident.  For more information visit:www.cobbseniors.org or call 770-509-4900.

 

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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Time to register for E.L.M.

 

Registration opened for Enrichment of Life Movement (ELM) Fall Session on August 1. Classes run September 15 through November 3. The registration deadline is August 29
and is open to residents of Cobb and surrounding counties.

ELM is proud to celebrate its 31st year of serving senior adults. ELM is a unique non-profit, nondenominational learning organization operated almost exclusively by
Cobb County 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 AM to 3:00 PM. The Fall 2015 line-up includes: Beginning Spanish, Chess For Beginners, Fun With Music Appreciation, Tatting, and Yoga Stretch to name just a few. The registration fee is $40 per session and students may take up to three classes. 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 info, call the ELM Office, 770-429-7850, Ext 7845 or email elmcobb@gmail.com.

 

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Learn how to avoid identity theft at East Cobb Senior Center

Seniors who want to learn how to protect themselves from hacking and being victims of identity theft are encouraged to attend the “Credit Freeze? Hacking?” seminar 10-11 a.m., Friday, Aug. 21, at East Cobb Senior Center. Seminar participants will be guided through the process of placing a credit freeze. Please bring your own laptop or tablet. Space is limited, so sign up by calling the center at 770-509-4900. East Cobb Senior Center is located at 3332 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta.

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Millie Rogers leaves her mark on Cobb County

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“Millie Rogers is the velvet glove on the iron hand,” comments U.S. Senator Johnny  Isakson in a video tribute at Rogers’ recent retirement party held at Marriott Atlanta Northwest. “She has been the switching station of the Board of Commissioners for years
in our county. Millie has made mad developers happy and has turned irate taxpayers into loving citizens. Cobb County has not had a greater public servant and citizen than Millie Rogers.”

Although accurate, Senator Isakson’s remarks can’t begin to cover the full scope of Rogers’ contributions to Cobb. For more than 30 years, she has invested her time and energy into our county and its growth. Whether it was organizing meetings for the  Chairman of the Cobb County Board of Commissioners, being in charge of the Cobb County Republican Women’s Club, or building Habitat for Humanity houses alongside other county employees, Millie has given her best to the community.

Originally from Delaware, Rogers moved to Cobb County with her husband, George, and their six-year old daughter, Kristie, in 1979. Like many people during that time, the family was transferred to the area for her husband’s job at IBM. Rogers immediately rolled up her sleeves and became active at Tritt Elementary where her daughter attended school, as well as in her church, First Baptist of Roswell.

Her first position in the Cobb County government was in the office of Eastern District Commissioners George Lankford and Barbara Williams in 1983. Over the years as an assistant to five district commissioners and two chairmen of the Cobb Board of Commissioners, she served in various roles and was appointed by the “who’s who” in Georgia and Cobb politics. Some of these include: an appointment to the Cobb Recreation Commission by former Chairman Earl Smith; founder of what became the Keep Cobb Beautiful program along with an appointment to the board of Keep Cobb Beautiful by Commissioner Stan Wise; an appointment to the Military Selection  Academy Committee by former Congressman and U.S. House Senate Speaker Newt Gingrich; and an appointment to the Cobb/Douglas Regional Youth Detention  Committee by former Chairman Bill Byrne. She served as campaign coordinator for two Cobb politicians, as well as worked on campaigns for Gingrich, Isakson, former Senator Paul Coverdell, and many others. When the husband of an assistant to the current
Georgia Attorney General Sam Olens (formerly Cobb Chairman) became ill, Rogers was there to pitch in and make sure everything ran smoothly. She was assistant to Chairman Bill Byrne, and most recently, she was an assistant in Chairman Tim Lee’s office for more than four years and assistant to Commissioner Lee for eight years.

In tandem with her government jobs, Rogers has been president of the Cobb County Republican Women’s Club (CCRW), as well as president of the Georgia Federation of Republican Women (GFRW). She also held a board position on the National Federation of Republican Women (NFRW).

She has served as a Membership Service Representative with the Cobb YMCA and worked as a member and vice president of the Cobb County Customer Service Council. Her civic contributions include distributing copies of U.S. Constitution to Cobb fifth graders, painting at Habitat for Humanity job sites with coworkers, supporting United Way in Cobb, and championing both Girls Scouts and Boy Scouts at the county level. Accolades include: a member of the Cobb Chamber Leadership in 1986, East Cobb Citizen of the Year Award in 1990, a member of the Honorary Commanders in 2003/2004, and the Trailblazer Award in 2015. An award that bears her name was created in 2010.

The Millie Rogers Award was given to Rogers to honor her leadership, devotion, and dedication to the CCRW, GFRW, and the community. It has since been given to other women who demonstrate outstanding leadership skills. So what drives Millie Rogers? “Working for the county has made me aware that we are responsible for the  things that touch people’s lives,” says Rogers. “That could be the pot holes in their streets or zoning near their neighborhoods.

I never forget who I work for – the Cobb taxpayers, the people who pay our salaries.”

According to Rogers, one of her most significant contributions during her career has been the Keep Cobb Beautiful program, which is still vibrant today. As the project team leader, she was responsible for fundraising and getting the program certified under the  national Keep America Beautiful organization.

“I was definitely at the right place at the right time for the opportunities presented to me through the Cobb government, and I have been able to grow with the community,” says Rogers. “It’s been a pleasure to give to Cobb, but I have gotten so much more in return. We have a remarkable county in which to live with great people, recreation, and beauty. I have also developed great respect for our politicians who truly serve 24/7 to get the job done.”

Although Rogers did have a retirement celebration, she is still active in the Cobb County government. She is currently working in a part-time capacity and aims to help out as long as she is needed. In her spare time, Millie can be found working out at the YMCA, volunteering at the Living Food Institute and the Cobb County Republican Party. Rogers also has plans to spend any extra time with the really important people in her life – her husband, George, and her daughter’s family, which includes three grandchildren ages 8, 12, and 14.

 

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