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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