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Fair will provide helpful information to seniors and caregivers
Senior citizens and their caregivers are invited to the 2013 Information Fair, sponsored by Cobb Senior Services and the Senior Citizen Council. The event will be held 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Wednesday, May 22, at Cobb Civic Center, 549 S. Marietta Parkway, Marietta. More than 90 exhibitors will have information on many topics, including elder law, advance directives, assisted and independent living, Social Security, volunteering, Medicare, pre-planning, recreation and home remodeling. Parking and admission is free. For more information, call 770-528-1445 or 770-528-5381.
Interested in volunteering?
Commissioner Cupid is looking for volunteers to assist within the office and on special projects around the district. If you are interested in volunteering, please download and fill out the volunteer packet by clicking here. Please let us know when you have submitted a completed packet so we can arrange a time for your to come in and complete the process with the Human Resources Department.
Family community center will be great addition to south Cobb
Commissioner Lisa Cupid spent Thursday afternoon, May 2, along with several county staff, touring the Word of Faith Community Center. This 113,000 square foot project sits along Interstate 20 near Riverside Parkway and will offer all types of recreation and cultural activities. It will feature:
• 550 seat theatre-style auditorium with multiple stage curtains for productions
• Fitness facility featuring a weight room, aerobics room, cardio equipment room, locker rooms, steam rooms, saunas, hot tubs, massage rooms and family restrooms
• Gymnasium with an NCAA regulation-size basketball court, including two full-size cross courts with rollaway bleachers for 250 people and an elevated running track
• Mini food court with mall seating that overlooks the basketball court and rock climbing wall
• Rock climbing wall
• Temporary childcare area
• Career center with job research stations
• Computer center with 20 work stations
• Lending library
• Mini store
• Seniors activities area
• Six-lane bowling alley
• Music studio
• Dance studio
With a construction cost of $26 million, the community center is slated to open to the public in early 2014.
Commissioner Cupid helps deliver meals to local seniors
In honor of Older Americans Month, Cobb Senior Services celebrated May 7 as "Meals on Wheels Day." Members of the Cobb Board of Commissioners, the county manager and local mayors personally delivered meals to senior citizens.
Commissioner Lisa Cupid visited many seniors on a route in Austell, with Meals on Wheels volunteers Trish Shaft and Nancy Dietrich (pictured on right).
By riding along with volunteers, leaders hope to raise awareness of the plight of senior hunger and increase community support for the Meals on Wheels program. Volunteers are always needed, and anyone interested may call 770-528-1445.
Cobb Senior Services has operated the Meals on Wheels program as part of its services since 1972. About 200 hot and nutritious meals are delivered Monday through Friday by volunteers.
The need for services continues to grow, so volunteers are always needed. Anyone interested may call 770-528-1445. For information on how to receive Meals on Wheels, please call 770-528-5364.
Seminars will teach how to do business with county
Cobb County Purchasing Department staff and members of Keep It In Cobb will host several informative seminars this year to teach business owners how to effectively conduct business with county government. Participants will learn about vendor opportunities, meet department reps, network with local business owners and hear about the Local Vendor Preference.
The sessions will be :
• 5-7 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 13 East Cobb Government Center, 4400 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta
• 5-7 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 19 Piedmont Church, 570 Piedmont Road, Marietta
• 5-7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 17 Senior Wellness Center, 1150 Powder Springs St., Suite 100, Marietta
Video shows progress of major project in south Cobb
The county is the final stages of completing a 5.5 mile tunnel that will meet future water treatment needs. South Cobb Tunnel is the largest capital improvement project in Cobb Water System's history.
Construction started in July 2008 and is on track to be completed this summer, which is a year ahead of schedule. TV23 staff recently took a tour of the tunnel, and a video, available at http://youtu.be/aovFJAaqTaU, gives an update on this major project.
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