June Fun for Senior Citizens
Take a look at senior citizens events going on around Cobb including dance, card stamping, movies, bingo, history, gardens, health talks and more.
June is full of activities limited to adults age 55 and above. Events throughout Cobb County include walks, health screenings, games, history discussions, technology classes, movies and more.
East Cobb Senior Center
For more information contact East Cobb Senior Center 770-509-4900. 3332 Sandy Plains Rd., Marietta, 30066
Gibbs Gardens, Wednesday, June 27, 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Check-in time 8:00 a.m.
Adults are off to experience a “harmony or nature” at the unforgettable Gibbs Gardens. The walking tour of these magnificent gardens encompasses 220 acres. There are 24 ponds, 32 bridges and 19 waterfalls to wander around. The Manor House Gardens include seasonal floral displays, a Rose Arbor, Woodland Shade Garden and a nature Canopy Walk. The Valley Gardens feature a Japanese Garden, Monet Waterlily Garden, Grandchildren’s Sculpture Garden, Rose Garden, Fernery and Daylily Garden. Lunch is a picnic in the Gardens. Cost: $52 Senior Council Member; $57 Non Member.
Blood Pressure Screening, Thursday, June 7 and Tuesday, June 19, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Transitioning to Mac, Thursday, June 7 & June 14, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm. Cost: $10 Cobb residents; $12 Nonresidents
So you’ve decided you’d like to get a Mac, but what now? All you’ve known up to this point has been PC’s, and you’re very comfortable using Windows, so the prospect of learning a totally new system seems a little daunting. Well, it’s actually easier than you think! Learn the ins and outs of this exciting computer system. You’ll learn what exactly the differences are and what those differences mean to you.
The History Corner, Monday, June 11: Ancient Rome: The Rise of Apartments, 10:00 am – 11:30 am. Free; Registration required.
Across major cities around the world, high-rise apartment buildings are the mainstay of the modern urban skyline. In this eye opening program you will travel to the Roman seaport of Ostia, where a number of these ancient apartments still exist. Like their modern descendants, these apartments provide more than just places to live, offering baths, cleaners and restaurants all housed in complexes several stories high. From ancient Italy you will travel to Bath, England to learn about the brilliantly designed Roman baths.
Biography-Life Stories Through Time, Wednesday, June 13: Peter the Great, 10:00 am – 11:30 am. Free; Registration required.
Peter the Great towered over his people. He was a physical giant determined to shatter tradition and force his nation into the modern world. He established a navy, westernized the army and brought science, culture and medicine to Russia. He was also a ruthless and brutal leader known for torturing and executing his own sons. Join us for the story, with location footage and art of the world of Peter the Great, the czar who forged an empire.
Ice Cream & a Movie, Monday, June 18: War Horse, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm. Cost: $4 Cobb residents; $5 Non-residents. Registration Required.
Join others for this incredibly moving account of young Albert as he enlists to serve in World War I after his beloved horse is sold to the cavalry. Albert’s hopeful journey takes him out of England and across Europe as the war rages on. War Horse was nominated for 6 Academy Awards including Best Picture. Popcorn and ice cream sundaes!
Beat the Summer Heat, Wednesday, June 20, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm. Free; Registration required. Summertime is almost upon us! It’s the time we long for during the long, gray winter months when we’ll get back out into our gardens, take our exercise activities outdoors, travel, and give the house a deep spring cleaning. Whatever activities you enjoy during the summertime it’s crucial to know how to beat the heat so you can continue enjoying them for years to come. Presented by Dr. Sudano of Total Health Solutions.
Living with Psoriasis, Friday, June 22, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm. Free; Registration required. Psoriasis is more than just a skin condition. Living with psoriasis can lead to a whole host of complications that affect our daily lives. Learn all about this common skin disease, how it develops, how it's treated, and how to cope with it in your everyday life. Presented by Diane Iheanacho from Psoriasis Speaks
North Cobb Senior Center
Call North Cobb Senior Center 770-975-7740 for information and reservations. 4100 Highway 293, Acworth, 30101
Men’s Luncheon, Tuesday, June 5, 12:00 p.m. Cost: $5.00 Cobb residents/$6.00 Non-residents. There will be a presentation by Safe America. Come and enjoy an afternoon of relaxation and good food.
AARP Driver Safety Program, Tuesday, June 5 and Thursday, June 7, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Must be present for both days. Cost: $12.00 AARP members, $14.00 Non-members
Bingo Bonanza, Friday, June 8, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Cost: $3.00 Cobb residents/ $4.00 Non-residents.
Food for Thought, Wednesday, June 13: Cooking for One, 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Cost: $5.00 Cobb residents/$6.00 Non-residents. Cooking for One: Do you want some simple but delicious meals that you can prepare quickly with 5 ingredients? Registered Dietitian Barbara Woodhouse with Atherton Place will demonstrate a few quick dishes to sample and discuss the importance of a healthy, balanced meal.
Advance Directives Workshop, Thursday, June 14, 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Cost: Free; Registration required. Donna Kremer with Wellstar will provide a presentation on critical life conditions, valuable information regarding living wills, guardianships, etc.
Wii Bowling, Friday, June 15, 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Cost: Free, registration required.
Let’s Do Lunch, Thursday, June 21: Parkside Italian Kitchen, 3979 South Main Street, Acworth. 11:30 a.m. Cost: On your own. Meet at the restaurant for laughs and cheers.
Summer Class Registration, Monday, June 25
AARP Driver Safety Program, Tuesday, June 26 and Thursday, June 28, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Must be present for both days. Cost: $12.00 for AARP members, $14.00 Non-members.
Film on Friday, Friday, June 29: Dolphin Tale 1:00 p.m. Cost: $1.00 Cobb residents/$2.00 Non-resident. Rated PG, Starring: Ashley Judd, Harry Connick, Jr. Inspired by the incredible true story of Winter, a dolphin who was rescued off the Florida coast after her tail became caught in a crab trap, this inspiring and uplifting adventure details the bond between an injured dolphin and a young boy.
West Cobb Senior Center
Call West Cobb Senior Center 770-528-8200 for details and registration. 4915 Dallas Hwy, Powder Springs, 30127
Stardust Dance Club, Friday, June 8, 7:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. Band: Junction; theme: Roaring Twenties; attire: Dressy/Formal. Join the Stardust Dance Club for an evening of Ballroom Dancing.
Card Stamping with Margaret, Wednesday, June 13, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Cost: $5.00 for supplies to instructor on the day of class. Space is limited; registration required.
Car Smarts for Senior Drivers, Monday, June 18, 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Cost: Free. Safe America Foundation presents an educational seminar about safe driving, how to become a better driver, vehicle and personal safety, and other topics that address senior drivers. Test your skills on a driver simulator. This program is sponsored by The Governor’s Office of Highway Safety and is a Cobb Safe Communities Program.
Wii…Love Bowling!, Tuesday, June 19, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Cost: Free, advance registration required! Limited spaces!
The Abilene Paradox, Wednesday, June 20, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Cost: $5.00 Cobb residents/ $6.00 Non-residents; advance ticket purchase required. T.J. Cochran with Cobb Human Resources is back with another interesting topic, “The Abilene Paradox”, a typical example is why do we say YES when we mean to say NO! Lunch after the seminar: say “yes” to hot dogs and ice cream.
Line Dance for Meals on Wheels, Wednesday, June 27, 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Cost: $5.00 donation; advance ticket purchase required. Come to West Cobb and Line Dance for Meals on Wheels! This is the 6th Summer Line Dance party with Sylvia Irvin, to benefit MoW. Bring a dish to share at the potluck: appetizer or dessert.