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Yes, CSS membership is required to participate in activities and events at all of the senior centers. Membership is on an annual basis, determined by the date you enroll. Your CSS membership is valid at all Cobb County senior centers.
Cobb county residents: $60 per year
Non-Cobb residents: $90 per year
Create your membership online
Please see staff at the center for more information.
No, seniors (age 55 and above) are welcome to participate in trips, classes, special events and designated ongoing activities at any of the five senior centers. For information about each center, please refer to our facilities page.
What activities you participate in and how often are up to you! Signing up for monthly day trips, lunch & learn programs, classes or ongoing activities are good ways to meet others and wonderful ways to get you started. Call the centers for specific details and join the fun!
Some of the centers have dance clubs that meet at their facilities regularly. Check with the center nearest you for a schedule.
Pool tables are available at West Cobb, East Cobb, North Cobb and Freeman Poole. They are available for use from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday, unless there is a prearranged class or program.
The seniors centers provide nutrition, health, counseling and educational programs, exercise classes and recreational trips. Leisure activities, such as music, arts and crafts, games, and special events are also offered. The centers are open Monday - Friday from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
The centers are available for senior groups to use as a meeting space based upon availability of rooms and dates, during regular business hours. The centers are not available for private parties or non-senior groups. An application for rental or room reservation is to be filled out and returned to the center, where availability will be checked by the facility coordinator.
Transportation services are provided to seniors who have been determined eligible by an assessment as needing the service.
You must call the local Social Security office (800) 772-1213 to verify if you qualify based on the number of quarters (years) you have worked.
- If you have children you can apply at the Department of Family and Children Services.
- If you are an adult under the age of 65 yrs old you must apply with Social Security for Disability.
- If you are 65 yrs old, or disabled and Social Security denied your application, then you can apply thru Medicaid for limited coverage.
Assessments can only be completed face-to-face with the potential client and the Program Leader. Interviews are usually scheduled between 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.
We welcome volunteers at all of our Centers. To explore volunteer opportunities, please contact the Center nearest you. To volunteer for our Meals on Wheels or Computers 4 Seniors programs, please contact (770) 528-1445.
In 2012, the Citizens Oversight Committee brought together county citizens to look at the overall operations of the county and address areas where we could build sustainability and augment services. The goals were to assess organizational structure, review revenues and expenses, establish service priorities, evaluate budget options and make recommendations.
Pages 12-15 Executive Summary; 104-105 Senior Services Recommendations
No. Refunds of membership will not be given.
Yes. Your CSS membership is not related to your Senior Citizen Council membership.
There are two (2) easy ways to create your membership:
- You may register at a Cobb County senior center in person, at which time you will receive your membership card.
- You may register online; however, you must bring your printed transaction receipt to a senior center in order to receive your membership card. No membership cards will be mailed.
You may pay your membership annually OR on a monthly consecutive payment plan of $5 Cobb residents; $7.50 Non-residents. Note: Your account balance will accrue when on the payment plan.
You will be charged $5 for a replacement card.
No. You will not receive a new membership card when obtaining a CSS membership. The two (2) memberships will be attached to the card originally assigned through PARKS, and vice versa.
No. There will not be a discount for couples; each person will need a CSS membership.
No. Some activities will be free, such as Cooking Matters and Matter of Balance classes, etc., access to the workout facilities and coffee. However, some activities will have an assessed cost, such as Bingo, cooking classes, parties, etc. Resident & Non-resident fees will apply.
Yes. Your CSS membership is valid at any Cobb County senior center.
No. Visitors will be able to use a guest pass which is valid for a one-time use. Guest passes are non-transferable and participation in classes are not included with a guest pass. Cost associated for an activity visitors are participating in during their visit (i.e. Lunch & Learn or craft workshop) will apply at Resident/Non-resident rates.
No. Membership is free for Cobb County Government employees, retirees, and their spouse age 55 regardless of residency. County employees must present their employee badge at time of creating membership. Retirees and spouses must present a letter from Human Resources at time of creating a membership.
No. Family members of County employees get free membership at aquatics centers as part of HR's wellness program for employees. CSS's offerings are not part of that program therefore family members will not get a free membership.
Yes. Classes/events/trips for which there is a charge will be in addition to the CSS membership. Resident/Non-resident rates apply for events & classes; Member/Non-member rates apply for trips. Members will receive 10% discount on trips.
Yes. Your membership fee will depend upon your residency status.
Members of groups such as Lockheed, ATT Pioneers, Kiwanis, dance groups, Cobb County Retirees, etc. who only attend meetings will not be required to have a CSS membership. However, if members of such groups want to participate in other activities at the center they will need to have a CSS membership.
No. However, if you are not a member, you (and any escort) will be charged the Non-resident fee to participate in the trips. Members receive a 10% discount on trips.
No. The only scholarship available will be for membership.