Senior Citizen Council of Cobb County

Founded in 1973, we are anon-profit organization in Georgia, run by seniors who volunteer to advocates for better public policies for those over 55 years of age.

Cobb Collaborative

Cobb Collaborative is a professional networking platform that connects professionals and organizations in Cobb County, fostering collaboration and community engagement.

Georgia Council on Aging

The Georgia Council on Aging is dedicated to advocating for and supporting older adults in Georgia through a range of programs and services.

Click IT Computers

With Click IT Computers, you can rely on efficient and reliable technology solutions tailored to your specific requirements.

Cobb County Chamber of Commerce

The Cobb County Chamber of Commerce is a dedicated organization that supports and promotes business growth in the Cobb County area.

  •  4/19/2024 11:30 AM

The April 19 Board Meeting will be on ZOOM only.

  •  4/24/2024 10:00 AM - 4/24/2024 02:30 PM
  •   Cobb Civic Center

Save the date! Please stop at the Senior Citizen Council booth at the Cobb County Senior Annual Services Expo and Marketplace is returning on Wednesday, April 24th, from 10:00 AM to 2:30 PM. Join us at the Cobb Civic Center (548 South Marietta Parkway SE, Marietta) for a fun and informative event! Admission and parking are free and open to the public! Here's what you can expect: • Connect with vendors offering a wide range of services, including: o Senior living o Medicare o Safety o Hearing o Wellness o Food o Skin care o Travel o And More! • Get free health screenings provided by Northside Hospital. • Attend informative seminars.

  •  5/10/2024 11:30 AM
  •   1150 Powder Springs Street, Marietta, GA, USA

Just ask for us at the front desk and they will direct you to our meeting room or you may attend via ZOOM. Our meetings are held every 2nd Friday of each month. They are typically working meetings at which suggestions and input from all are encouraged. However, for the sake of efficiency, we discourage guests speakers and prohibit any hard selling of goods or services. Meetings are also accessible via ZOOM though we'd prefer to meet you in person. Opt-in to our mail list and you will be receive meeting notices containing the ZOOM meeting link in a timely manner.

  •  5/16/2024 11:00 AM - 5/16/2024 12:30 PM
  •   Switzer Library, Marietta, GA, USA

By attending this community forum, you'll have the opportunity to share your personal experience with Alzheimer's disease and dementia as well as give input on how the Association can best serve your community. Light refreshments will be provided. Stop by the Senior Citizen Council table at the event.

  •  6/14/2024 11:30 AM
  •   1150 Powder Springs Street, Marietta, GA, USA

Just ask for us at the front desk and they will direct you to our meeting room or you may attend via ZOOM. Our meetings are held every 2nd Friday of each month. They are typically working meetings at which suggestions and input from all are encouraged. However, for the sake of efficiency, we discourage guests speakers and prohibit any hard selling of goods or services. Meetings are also accessible via ZOOM though we'd prefer to meet you in person. Opt-in to our mail list and you will be receive meeting notices containing the ZOOM meeting link in a timely manner.

  •  3/21/2024 10:00 AM - 3/21/2024 01:00 PM
  •   1150 Powder Springs Street Southwest, Marietta, GA, USA

Do you have something to say about public transportation available to Cobb Senior Citizens? Here's your chance to ask the Cobb Directors of Transportation and Cobb Senior Services how much of the County's budget is being allocated to meet the travel needs of Seniors. You'll also hear about the proposed Cobb Mobility (30-year) SPLOST tax to be voted on in this year's General Election and how it affects Seniors. Additionally, paid members will have the chance to vote for volunteers who will lead the Senior Council this year. (You can meet Senior Council leaders in person at our Meet and Greet on Friday, March 8th also showing on this webpage.) Please read the notice in its entirety. The event is FREE but you must register here by clicking the "REGISTER HERE" button.

  •  3/8/2024 11:30 AM - 3/8/2024 01:00 PM
  •   266 Roswell St NE, Marietta, GA 30060, USA

This meet and greet will be for any member interested in becoming more active in helping advocate for Cobb seniors. We will also be finalizing activities and events for 2024 to be presented at the Annual Meeting. You are welcome to join us and offer your ideas.

  •  2/9/2024 11:30 AM - 2/9/2024 01:00 PM
  •   1150 Powder Springs Street, Marietta, GA, USA

Just ask for us at the front desk and they will direct you to our meeting room or you may attend via ZOOM. Our meetings are held every 2nd Friday of each month. They are typically working meetings at which suggestions and input from all are encouraged. However, for the sake of efficiency, we discourage guests speakers and prohibit any hard selling of goods or services. Meetings are also accessible via ZOOM though we'd prefer to meet you in person. Opt-in to our mail list and you will be receive meeting notices containing the ZOOM meeting link in a timely manner.

  •  1/19/2024 11:30 AM - 1/12/2024 01:00 PM
  • Online Event

Our meetings are held every 2nd Friday of each month. They are typically working meetings at which suggestions and input from all are encouraged. However, for the sake of efficiency, we discourage guests speakers and prohibit any hard selling of goods or services. Meetings are also accessible via ZOOM though we'd prefer to meet you in person. Opt-in to our mail list and you will be receive meeting notices containing the ZOOM meeting link in a timely manner.

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Become a part of the Cobb Seniors Community!  Your membership brings you access to many different services, information, and great events.
Our seniors enjoy many benefits as members, so join us today!

On March 21, 2024 the Senior Citizen Council of Cobb had our Annual Meeting. The meeting included the election of Officers for 2024 and 2025.

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FREE Clinic for Uninsured or Low Income

East Cobb Islamic Center has a free medical clinic in East Cobb. Ask them about Free medical exam and discounted lab work and prescriptions. The clinic is open every Saturday, 9 a.m. - noon. Patients must sign in by 11 a.m. No appointments necessary. Location: 1000 Johnson Ferry Road Building E, Suite 220.

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Job Hunting in Cobb?

Cobb Worksource Georgia is a comprehensive employment resource designed to help residents of Cobb County, Georgia find meaningful employment opportunities. The listings on this link are often updated so be sure to return to this page periodically to see what's new!

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Increase Your Chances of a Tax REFUND

This article is provided by a firm in Pennsylvania but the information applies to those is Georgia as well. The article explains how a Federal Tax Credit might pay for any taxes that you might owe, resulting in a potential tax refund.

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Newcomers Club of Cobb County

Whether you are new to Cobb County, Georgia or entering a new stage in life and looking for something exciting to do you may find the answer in this friendly group. Newcomers of Cobb County, a women's social club, offers an open door to making new friends and finding activities you will enjoy. Learn more about this group here: When you open the page, be sure to click on their "activities" button.

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FREE Tuition for Seniors at Chattahoochee Tech

Georgia residents, age 62 and older, may attend credit classes and pay no tuition. Proof of age is required for the exemption; however, textbook costs and any associated fees remain the student's responsibility. Admission is available on a space-available basis and does not apply to continuing education (non-credit) classes. The Senior Citizen tuition rate designation must be requested by the student and is not automatically granted.

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A Change to Georgia’s Grandparents Visitation Rights

While, at first glance, some may believe the new statute expands the rights of grandparents seeking visitation, the revised statute actually raises the burden of proof for grandparents. See full article.

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House Repairs for Seniors, Vets and Low-income Homeowners

Meals On Wheels Atlanta manages a first-come, first-served grant-funded home repair services program for eligible Cobb County homeowners. The program aims to provide single-family residential system upgrades and health and safety modifications for seniors, veterans and low-income homeowners of Cobb County at 80% and below the area median income.

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The Basics of Divorce

This video provides comprehensive guidance and information for individuals navigating the process of divorce. It's a worthwhile 30 minutes for those about to experience an emotional legal process. The Law Library is valuable resource in Cobb County and the first 2 minutes explains how the "Legal Aid" office can be helpful. If you know of anyone contemplating divorce or is in the processes of one, please share this video.

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File Tax Returns for FREE

No-cost tax help is available from AARP and the IRS. Learn more here:

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Veterans Crisis Line

Contact them immediately if you or the Veteran or service member in your life is showing signs of crisis, such as: -Talking about feeling hopeless -Experiencing anxiety or agitation -Increasing risky behaviors or substance use

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Cheapest States to live in for seniors

Interesting article on the states in which budget-conscious seniors are residing.

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20 Fun Activities for Seniors

No one type is more important than another, and engaging in a variety of pastimes can help you maintain a vibrant and independent life. Whether you're a healthy retiree or in need of a little physical, mental, or emotional "tune-up," there are plenty of fun activities for seniors that you can try out.

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Handling Controlling Children

When your adult child: -Tries to engage you through shame with pressuring demands, -Is emotionally abusive -Fails to acknowledge your love and/or the positive things you have done, you may have to draw the line and say, or at the very least, think, enough!

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Emergency Financial Assistance

Are you faced with past due utilities, rent, or mortgage? Might you need help with making a deposit on an apartment or emergency shelter? Click the Learn More button form more details.

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Compare Medicare-Certified Nursing Homes

From Medicare.gov Whether you’re planning ahead or need to make an unexpected decision, there’s a lot to think about when choosing the right nursing home for you or your loved one. Click below to find and compare nursing homes in your area. Personalize your results by filtering for what matters most to you — like inspection results, location, quality ratings, and more.

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INTERVIEW WITH A SCAM EXPERT

This is a video worth watching. This is an interview with a woman from the Better Business Bureau about the different kinds of scams we are all vulnerable to regardless of age. She is speaking from Texas, but these things happen nationwide. Have a listen and be sure to read the comments under the video from others who share their experiences with shady callers.

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What to Expect in Your 70's

At 70 years old, you can expect to see some changes in your physical appearance. You may notice that your skin is not as elastic as it used to be and you may have more wrinkles. Your hair may also be thinner and grayer than it was when you were younger. These changes are all part of the aging process and are nothing to worry about. Click the link to read the full article.

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Guide to Social Security DISABILITY Benefits

Social Security Disability benefits can be a complicated subject.. To qualify for SSD benefits, you need to meet the following criteria: Worked in a job that paid into Social Security taxes for a certain length of time. Have a medical condition that the SSA considers a disability. Unable to work because of that medical condition. But there's more to it! Click here.

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Meals on Wheels

Good nutrition is important at every age, but sometimes seniors don’t eat the way they should. It may be difficult for them to cook, or they may be taking prescription medicines that dull their appetites. Meals on Wheels delivers hot, nutritious food to Cobb County seniors who can no longer prepare meals for themselves. To see if you qualify for the program, call 770-528-5364.

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Past Events

TitleDateLocation
ESTATE PLANNING & ASSET PROTECTION Q&A26 Oct 2023Holbrook Residences Ackworth
BECOMING A MEDICARE FRAUD FIGHTER28 Sep 2023Powder Springs Senior Center
NATIONAL SENIOR CITIZENS DAY 202323 Aug 2023Piedmont Church, East Cobb
FREE RESOURCES FOR SENIORS EXPO02 Jun 2023Acworth Community Center
SCC 2023 ANNUAL MEETING EVENT24 Feb 2023Cobb Senior Services, Marietta
NATIONAL SENIOR CITIZEN DAY 202226 Oct 2022Marietta, GA, USA
Hygiene Donation Drive for Project U First. Monthly

Hygiene Donation Drive for Project U First. Monthly

The event happens on the first of each month. In partnership with Project U First, South Cobb Regional Library is hosting a hygiene product donation drive.

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S. Cobb Solar Eclipse Viewing Party, Mableton

S. Cobb Solar Eclipse Viewing Party, Mableton

April 8th. 1:45 to 3p.m. South Cobb Regional Library. 805 Clay Rd, Mableton, Ga 30126. Eclipse glasses will only be given out during the viewing party.

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West Cobb Solar Eclipse Viewing Party, Kennesaw

West Cobb Solar Eclipse Viewing Party, Kennesaw

Monday, April 8th. 1:45 to 4p.m 1 pair of viewing glasses provided per family. West Cobb Regional Library. 1750 Dennis Kemp Lane, Kennesaw, GA 30152. (770) 528-4699

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Cobb Annual Senior Expo

Cobb Annual Senior Expo

FREE parking and admission. Wednesday, April 24, 10a.m. to 2:30p.m. Cobb Civic Center, 548 South Marietta Parkway SE, Marietta. Lots of FREE give-aways, health screenings and seminars. Tons of vendors.

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24th Annual Plant Sale & Expo

24th Annual Plant Sale & Expo

Learn about gardening, plant supplies, bird and bee products, etc. Plant sale. Friday, April 19th & 20th, 10a.m. to 4p.m. at the Jim Miller Park.

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Taste of Mableton, Sat., April 18th

Taste of Mableton, Sat., April 18th

It's Baack! And there is more to it than just food. Grab a friend and check it out! 10a.m. to 5p.m. Mableton House Complex, 5239 Floyd Road, Mableton.

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FREE Community Recycling Event

FREE Community Recycling Event

Saturday, April 13th, 9a.m. to 1p.m. Bring radios, computers, food wrappers & bags, clean clothing, linens etc. See full list here.

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Medication Disposal Event

Medication Disposal Event

Saturday, April 27, 10a.m. to 2p.m. Safely dispose of unused and expired medications at this free event.

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The current membership dues are only $12 per year.
Our monthly meetings are held on the 2nd Friday of each moth at 11:30 AM - 1 PM and are open to all over the age of 55. We meet at the Senior Services Wellness Center on 1150 Powder Springs St, Marietta, GA. To remain efficient and focused on our agenda, our meetings typically do not include speakers or refreshments.

If there is something you would like the Council to hear or consider, please email us at least a week prior to the meeting for inclusion on the agenda if approved.  
We are hoping that those interested in working with us have not yet retired their valuable professional experience. Typically, required assistance to us only requires 1-2 hours a week, sometimes less,  depending on how many people we have to work on a particular projects. The Council is always in need of the following skills:

  • Writing and proofreading
  • Fundraising
  • Political Action 
  • Event planning (Seminars and expos, luncheons, etc.)
  • Marketing and publicity (Press releases)
  • Social media (Facebook)
  • Solicitation (to help find sponsors)

If you think you can assist us in these areas, please email us as soon as possible as we are always working on projects.
We are affiliated with the following:

ATLANTA REGIONAL COMMISSION (ARC)

COBB CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

COBB COLLABORATIVE

GEORGIA COUNCIL ON AGING


Monthly Newsletter Sponsorship $100/month ($250 for 1 quarter)

• Corporate logo and contact information included at end of each newsletter • Feature article about sponsor included • Social Media recognition.

Educational Seminars ($1,000 for 4 )

Educational Seminars $1,000 for 4 (or $300 for 1) • Shorter training modules over lunch • Opportunity to address attendees; provide materials • Social Media and website recognition • Thank you letter • Cobb County locations vary.

Major sponsor ($500) – Helps to cover all event expenses in general

• Six-foot table at Expo • Corporate logo (incl. a live link to your webpage) and contact information included for 3 bulletins • Short synopsis of company’s community service on website • Social Media recognition • PLUS • Premium table location at Expo • (Self-provided) Corporate banner displayed • Company Name on print and digital advertising • (Self-provided) Collateral placed in each attendee’s expo bag • Mention in post-event correspondence to attendees • Right of first refusal at next large-scale event

KEEPING COBB SENIORS CONNECTED

  • 257 Lawrence St, Unit 4262, Marietta, GA 30061
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HIGHLIGHTS OUR 50 YEAR HISTORY

The Senior Citizen Council of Cobb (SCC) was incorporated in 1973 by the Cobb merchants and business associations. The business associations were also instrumental in establishing Cobb Senior Services (CSS). Because of the symbiotic relationship of CSS & SCC, the Cobb Commission donated space to SCC at the Cobb Civic Center.

In 1977 the SCC joined the Atlanta Regional Commission, and SCC began to hold monthly meetings for Cobb Seniors so that they could give input regarding the needs of Cobb senior citizens to Aging Services, an agency of the Atlanta Regional Commission.

Among the early programs and projects addressed by the SCC were “Crime and the Elderly” instituting an Advocacy Law Project & Senior Citizens I.D. Cards. SCC was instrumental in organizing the Enrichment of Life Movement (E.L.M.) program and “Delegate’s Day at the Park” a gathering at the Capital to address senior needs and they worked with a group in the Georgia State Capital called the “Silvered Haired Legislature” to address legislative issues concerning aging.

In 2011:  With the approval and consent of Commissioner Tim Lee, the SCC moved to the newly erected Cobb Senior Services building in Marietta and was provided with an office and use of the building for meetings. By that time the SCC membership and influence had grown considerably
The SCC financed an annual Gerontology Scholarship at KSU. The SCC was a major contributor to the CSS Resource Manual, the CSS Senior Annual Bridge Tournament, the CSS Conference “Aging by Design”, “Meals on Wheels” and Christmas 365.

In 2016-17: under the leadership of Frank O’Brien, the SCC invested over $67,000 in the launching of SeniorsGO, a pilot program that provided door to door rides for over 6,500 SCC members at a nominal fee.

In 2018: SCC enhanced its website. SCC changed its slogan to “Keeping Cobb Seniors Connected.” SCC conducted a survey on the Millage Tax and presented its finding to Cobb County Board of Commissioners (BOC). $1,000 was presented to CSS for Meals on Wheels. SCC established a political advocacy committee. SCC challenged the BOC on fees levied on Seniors for use of the Cobb Senior Services facilities.

In 2019: Commissioner Kelli Gambrill was guest speaker at the annual meeting. Commissioner Lisa Cupid addressed the SCC Board on incorporated and unincorporated land in Cobb County. Election Director Janine Eveler gave the SCC Board a seminar on the election process. Chairman Mike Boyce and Commissioner Lisa Cupid made the presentations six volunteers from the community selected by an SCC committee. SCC along with the Council on Aging held its first Legislative Forum, seven Cobb state legislators attended. SCC held a workshop on Elder Abuse.

In 2020: In January 2020 the SCC invited Cobb County District Attorney Joyette Holmes to discuss scams targeting Senior Citizens. In March due to the pandemic SCC, suspended in person board meetings and began meeting monthly via Zoom. In March SCC conducted a survey on needs and concerns of Cobb seniors and presented the findings to the Cobb Board of Commissioners. In May SCC upgraded its Vials of Life (medical info kit) by providing thermometers, hand sanitizers and masks for distribution approximately 500 kits through Meals on Wheels. In July SCC conducted a massive food drive. The food was distributed by CSS. In October, SCC in collaboration with Cobb Board of Commissioners (BOC) honored six outstanding community volunteers.

In 2021: No Annual Meeting due to pandemic. In March, SCC conducted a Zoom Workshop for seniors at Piedmont Church. Several board members met with BOC Chairwoman Cupid to discuss issues and concerns on how to make Cobb County more Senior Friendly. In April, SCC conducted a Virtual Legislative Senior Issues Forum, Six Cobb State Legislators attended. In Summer, SCC conducted a Voter Registration Campaign in collaboration with League of Women Voters, Cobb Collaborative, and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority. In August, SCC conducted a transportation survey and shared its findings with BOC. In September SCC in collaboration with BOC honored six outstanding health service and community volunteers. 

In 2022: SCC provided Voter Education and Information at Cobb Senior Service Centers. SCC participated in the Cobb County International Fair and the Senior Day at County Fair. SCC produced a SENIOR EXPO with over 30 vendors that provided free information and products for seniors. In collaboration with BOC, SCC honored its largest class of outstanding senior volunteers. SCC ended the year with a holiday Potluck Lunch.


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