Information fair gives seniors tools for active life
by Sally Litchfield
May 18, 2013 11:42 PM | 1018 views | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Workers with Skin Cancer Specialists in Marietta offer free skin cancer screenings during a past Information Fair. <br> Special to the MDJ
Workers with Skin Cancer Specialists in Marietta offer free skin cancer screenings during a past Information Fair.
Special to the MDJ
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Volunteers work at the booths at the Civic Center during a past fair.
Volunteers work at the booths at the Civic Center during a past fair.
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The Information Fair sponsored by Cobb Senior Services and Senior Citizen Council makes different resources available that are important to seniors. The Fair is May 22 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Cobb County Civic Center.

“The fair is a way to bring together seniors, caregivers, adult children or just interested people who want to find out information that might be of value for seniors. It brings a lot of different information together in one place,” said Shelia Perkins, program coordinator, volunteer and advocate of Cobb Senior Services.

More than 90 exhibitors will be on hand with information on topics such as elder law, advance directives, assisted and independent living, volunteering, Medicare, pre-planning, recreation, hospice care, vision, hearing and more. Admission and parking is free.

“(The information fair) is a really good spot for people to come and get a lot of information at once and make a lot of contacts. Some of them will be surprised what is available out there,” said Perkins, a Marietta resident.

The fair, held every other year, was established more than 20 years ago. It includes something for all seniors.

“The Information Fair has all aspects of a senior’s life. It does not necessarily focus on health or hospice but it’s also for people who are very active looking for information,” she said.

The Information Fair provides a beginning point. “People don’t know where to look for help whether it’s for themselves, for their parents, for their friends, neighbors or somebody who needs assistance. This is a good place to bring in a variety of businesses or organizations that get people started,” Perkins said.

“It’s a good way to get information out to the public that they might not know. A lot of people are grateful for the starting point. Sometimes it’s really hard and if you can get a couple of phone numbers it helps,” Perkins said.

The civic center is located at 549 S. Marietta Parkway.

For more information, call (770) 528-1445 or (770) 528-5381. Visit cobbseniors.org or facebook.com/CobbSeniors.
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