Initiated by a grant in 1972, the Marietta Cobb Community Service Center was created as part of the Marietta Housing Authority. When the agency became part of Cobb County Government in 1984, the name was changed to Cobb County Senior Services (CCSS).
Marietta Cobb Community Service Center celebrated it’s grand opening on August 30, 1972 at 350 Lemon Street. In 1977, the center was moved to 368 Wright Street. In 1989 the center was renamed Marietta Senior Center and moved to 32 Fairground Street, along with administrative offices, until 2012. When Cobb County Government purchased the Powder Springs Station shopping center in 2009, the property was converted to County facilities. On August 29, 2012 the grand opening was held for the new CCSS administrative building at 1150 Powder Springs Street.
A new concept for enriching the lives of adults age 55+ was formed in 1984. ELM, or Enrichment of Life Movement, was organized and sponsored by Cobb County Senior Services with assistance from Senior Citizens Council of Cobb County. ELM was created as a nondenominational learning organization offering a full day of classes and presentations by volunteer instructors. The Enrichment of Life Movement was housed at First United Methodist Church of Marietta until 2022, when the organization disbanded.
Since 1972, CCSS has grown from limited social services to a large department with multiple services and seven (7) senior centers conveniently located throughout the County. Services include: Information & Referral, case management, transportation, in-home services, home delivered meals (Meals on Wheels), community outreach, and volunteer services.
The first center for adults age 55+, Windy Hill, was built in 1987 (closed 2009), followed by Austell (1992), East Cobb (1995, now Tim D. Lee), West Cobb (1996), C. Freeman Poole (1997), North Cobb (2003), and Senior Wellness (2012). From 1972 until 2009, CCSS operated an adult day center at 277 Fairground Street.
Cobb County Senior Services is proud to be providing programs, resources, and support for older adults and their families for more than fifty (50) years. We continue to celebrate our past and embrace our future.
CCSS's Information and Referral desk serves as a senior resource center for other metro Atlanta social service agencies. For information about these agencies call (770) 528-5364.
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Serving Cobb County by promoting healthy aging through education, socialization, and services.
To create an environment that empowers and embraces aging with confidence.
A department of Cobb County Government, Senior Services is staffed by both full-time and part-time employees, as well as community volunteers.
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