Information and Referral
Information and Referral identifies services and how you may qualify for them. Provides referrals to other agencies in the area for services. Call (770) 528-5364 for details.
Senior Services has an assistive technology lab to show individuals in need the items available that will help in their daily life with activities such as eating, bathing, mobility, vision, hearing, and communication. The lab is open by appointment only on Fridays. Call (770) 528-5350 to schedule your appointment.
Caregiving needs change daily. People become dependent on others. Other people suddenly find themselves in a caregiving role. People who are already providing care have new demands that affect their ability to help. Service providers may alter their programs. Thus there is always a need for information about available community services, both for caregivers and for those who need care.
Need more information?
Do you have any questions about your role as a caregiver and what services are available to you? Please call (770) 528-5364 and our Information and Referral Specialist will be happy to speak with you.
Flex Spending Account for Adult Day Care
If your employer offers Flexible Spending Accounts for Dependent Care which covers child daycare, it might also cover adult day care. The IRS provides the benefit if it allows the employee to work. This is a pre-tax benefit. If the employee is financially responsible for the adult child or parent this would be a covered expense. Contact the HR department at your company or organization to learn details about this benefit.
Support Groups and Resources
In Home Respite
The in-home respite program provides the family caregiver with intermittent and temporary substitute care or supervision to seniors who have been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s/ related Dementia or chronic health conditions. Call (770) 528-5364 for more information.
* In-Home Services is not a substitute for a Skilled Nursing Service. For more information call (770) 528-5364
Personal Care Assistance
Personal care assistance is provided by a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) to help with needs such as bathing, dressing, shaving, and grooming. The exact number of hours that are provided is based on our Care Management assessment.
Homemaker Services are provided to assist with those tasks that may be too physically difficult or risky to do anymore. Homemaker Services are typically provided by a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA), and may include the following light housekeeping duties: vacuuming, sweeping, mopping floors, cleaning the bathroom, laundry, bagging and taking out trash, making the bed and/or changing the linens and assisting with organizing household routines. The exact number of hours provided is based on our Care Management assessment.
Care Managers are available to meet with individuals and families to evaluate, educate, and determine needs for services, explore potential resources, and help seek other funding options. The goal is to develop a plan to support the client and/or caregiver for the seniors 60+ to live at home independently and safely and to prevent the caregiver from becoming overwhelmed. For more information call (770) 528-5364.
Meals on Wheels
Volunteers are needed in Acworth and Austell. Call (770) 528-5381 if you can help
Through the Meals on Wheels program, Cobb County provides a nutritionally balanced meal to qualifying home-bound older adults within the county. Meals are delivered five days per week by our dedicated and trained volunteers to the client’s door. Menus are planned and prepared under the supervision of a registered dietitian and are designed to provide one-third of an adult’s daily nutritional requirements. Clients who have difficulty adequately feeding their cat or dog may receive supplemental pet food at no charge.
In order to be eligible for Meals on Wheels a person must reside in Cobb County, be at least 60 years of age and have a physical or mental disability that prevents him or her from preparing meals on a daily basis. All clients are assessed through our Care Management team and cost is determined by household income on a sliding scale. No client is denied services due to inability to pay.
- For more information on receiving meals, contact (770) 528-5364
- For more information on volunteering, contact (770) 528-5381
CSS offers two (2) transportation options for Cobb residents age 60 & older:
Transportation Voucher Program
Cobb County Transportation Voucher Program is a voucher program for those who qualify for CobbLinc Paratransit services but live outside of the CobbLinc Paratransit service area.
CSS Transportation Services
For those who are not eligible for CobbLinc Paratransit, CSS provides transportation services through:
- Fixed Routes that take seniors to the grant supported Neighborhood Centers
- Demand Response that takes seniors by pre-scheduled appointments to destinations such as medical facilities, social services agencies, pharmacies and grocery stores.
*Transportation service not available to and from assisted living facilities
**NOTE: In order to use any CSS transportation, you MUST apply for CobbLinc Paratransit. Call (770) 429-7855 if you have any questions about the application process.
Eligibility for CSS transportation:
- Must be a Cobb County resident
- Age 60+
- Lack the necessary support to get from one destination to another
- Must first apply for CobbLinc Paratransit service
Find out more about the Cobb County Transportation Voucher Program. This program is available to disabled adults age 18+
Mobility Voucher Program
CobbLinc, in partnership with Cobb DOT, implemented a transportation program targeted for county residents between the ages of 18 and 59 who qualify for paratransit services but live outside of the service area.
Must be a Cobb County resident aged 18-59 and have a disability.
Are you 55 years or older and need assistance with transportation to doctor appointments, dialysis, chemotherapy etc.? You may be eligible to receive FREE bus passes* that can be used to assist with the cost of riding the local CobbLinc, ParaTransit and FLEX bus service. *While supplies available.
- Cobb County resident
- Must be 55 years and older
- Must have a valid GA state issued ID
- Provide proof of residency bill must be in your name: lease/rental, mortgage statement, utility bill, etc.
- Must be actively riding CobbLinc, Flex or ParaTransit service
- Must have a valid Para Transit ID
- Must not have received assistance within the last 12 months
Bus passes are available Monday & Wednesday ONLY 9:00 am - Noon and 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm at Cobb Senior Services, 1150 Powder Springs St, Suite 100, Marietta, GA 30064.
For additional information call 770-528-5364.
Transportation services are provided to seniors who have been determined eligible by an assessment as needing the service.
- Amy's Place
- Georgia Health Information Network
- Atlanta Region Commission
- Eldercare Locator (a service of the U.S. Administration on Aging)
- Aloha to Aging, Inc
- LMK Foundation
- NIH Senior Health
- CDC Health Information
- ELM: Enrichment of Life Movement
- Alzheimer's Association
- National Aging in Place Council (NAIPC)
- 2020 Directory of Resources for Older Adults and People with Disabilities
Cobb Elder Abuse Task Force Anonymous Tip Line: