All Cobb residents age 55+ are invited to participate in activities at various senior centers throughout Cobb. The following is a list of activities scheduled at the East Cobb Senior Center located at 3332 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta 30066. Cobb seniors who wish to register for any of these activities or use one of the county’s six senior centers will have to pay a $60 annual membership fee. Call the East Cobb Senior Center at 770-509-4900 for reservations and/or more details.

Holiday Helpings on a Dime #6280
Friday, November 2 • 11:30am-1:30pm
$8 supply fee to instructor; Registration required.
Taught by Cherie Beasley with Pampered Chef. Sampling, not lunch.

Cooking Class with Alto #6281
Tuesday, November 6 • 11:30am-12:30pm
Free; Registration required.
It’s a fiesta. Alto Marietta will be show how to make the best guacamole in town followed by how to make easy chicken quesadillas. Sampling, not lunch.

Understanding Diabetes Management #6282
Wednesdays, November 7-December 12 (No class 11/21) • 10-11:30am
Free; Registration required.
This five-part series will help you to understand diabetes. Topics are covered based on self-care behaviors identified by the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) as being key to successful outcomes. Attending these classes could bring you one step closer to successfully managing your diabetes. The last class covers a cooking demonstration. Presented by Kathy Berkowitz. RN with Cobb RSVP (Retired Senior Volunteer Program). Space limited.

Sweetwater Creek State Park History #6305
Thursday, November 8 • 11am-12:30pm
Free; Registration required.
Sweetwater Creek State Park will be presenting the local history of Sweetwater Creek, the Manchester Mill, and Native American history as well as current animal and plant life in the park.

Aching Feet #6287
Tuesday, November 13 • 10-11:30am
Free; Registration required.
The American Podiatric Medical Association (AMPA) states that the average person takes 8,000 – 10,000 steps a day, which can add up to 115,000 miles in a lifetime – more than 4 times the circumference of the globe! Whether you have diabetes or neuropathy or not, foot related problems are common and can be very costly, a tiny cut or blister can develop into a serious foot infection causing significant health problems. Lacey Drug Company will discuss proper foot care, selecting properly fitting shoes, the risks of a diabetic foot, Medicare shoe benefits for diabetics, and some fun foot facts.

Dine-a-Round #6288
Wednesday, November 13 • 11:30am-1:30pm
Semper Fi Bar & Grill, 9770 Main Street, Woodstock.
Separate checks; Registration required.
Everyone meets at the restaurant.

The Shakespeare Tavern “A Christmas Carol” #6343
Deadline: November 14
Show: Wednesday, December 12 • 5-11pm
Check-in 4:30pm.
$66/Members; $73/Non-members. Due at registration.
A handful of actors bring the wondrous art of storytelling to life, transporting you to Scrooge’s London counting house that fateful Christmas when Scrooge meets three Ghosts and a certain little boy named Tiny Tim. A great pub menu available.

Ask the Expert/Medicare Questions #3198
Friday, November 16 • 10am-12pm
Free; Registration required for 10-minute appointment.
Whether you are turning 65, are already on Medicare, or helping someone with their coverage, plan to attend a meeting with the expert, Michael Fleming, with Senior Benefits of Georgia, to get your Medicare questions answered.

Elemental Messages for Your Wisdom Years #6353
Mondays, November 19-December 17 (No Class 12/10) • 1-2:30pm
$24/Cobb residents; $29/Non-residents.
Learn how aligning yourself with the magic that is contained in these Elemental Forces of Creation can bring more ease, joy, aliveness, and enchantment to your Wisdom Years. You will understand more fully how to: utilize nature’s wisdom to inform your next best steps in life; improve your relationships by finding where you are out of balance; connect to the rhythms of your life to create flow and energy in what is still yours to create. Instructor: Bonnie Salamon.

AARP Smart Driver #2697
Thursday, November 29 • 9am-4pm
$15/AARP members; $20/Non-members (cash or check only).
The course teaches proven driving techniques to help keep you and your loved ones safe on the road. Learn age-related physical changes and how to adjust your driving to compensate. Check with your insurance agent about possible discount. Bring a lunch.

This article originally appeared in the November issue of EAST COBBER, on pages 48 & 49. Click here to view the digital edition.