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Senior Services

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FAQ Topics

I wish to participate in senior center activities. Do I need to use the one nearest my house?

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's a good way to get involved at a senior center?

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!

Do you have dances at the senior centers?

Some of the centers have dance clubs that meet at their facilities regularly. Check with the center nearest you for a schedule.

Do you have pool tables at the senior centers?

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.

What other activities do senior centers offer?

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. 

Are the senior centers available for rent to non-senior groups?

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.

Do you offer transportation to the senior centers?

Transportation services are provided to seniors who have been determined eligible by an assessment as needing the service.

Do you provide transportation outside of Cobb County?

No, but CobbLinc does have routes that travel to MARTA and GRTA stops. Visit their Routes and Schedules page for more information.

Do I automatically qualify for Medicare when I turn 65 yrs old?

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. 

Where do I apply for Medicaid?
  • 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.
Can an assessment for services be completed over the telephone?

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.

Can I volunteer with Cobb Senior Services?

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.