A program on Adaptive Gardening by Cobb County Master Gardener Joe Washington will be presented at East Cobb Library Saturday morning from 11 am to noon. The September 22nd event is free and open to the public.

Find Your Balance with Master Gardener Joe Washington will feature tools, techniques and resources for adapting the home environment for gardening.

Joe Washington

Saturday, September 22, 2018 – the first day of the fall season – is Falls Prevention Awareness Day. Cobb County Library System is partnering with Cobb County Senior Services to provide a series of Falls Prevention Awareness events called “Find your Balance in Cobb” throughout September. East Cobb Library is presenting four Find Your Balance events this week.

The original host of Ground Breakers, HGTV’s longest running landscape show, and former Atlanta TV news and sports anchor, Joe Washington is a headliner at gardening and home shows. His passion for outdoor living spaces and training as a Master Gardener bring him to the stage frequently to discuss his advocacy of topics such as smart gardening practices to reduce water use and adaptive gardening for seniors and people with disabilities.

Upcoming Find Your Balance events at East Cobb Library also include:

  • Wednesday, September 19, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.: Falls Prevention Exercises presented by PT Solutions Physical Therapy. A physical therapist from PT Solutions, a neighbor of the library, will conduct this fall prevention program for adults ages 18 and up. Registration required. To register, call (770) 509-2730 or visit the library’s Information Desk.
  • Friday, September 21, 11 am to noon: GLASS: Talking Book Devices for Visual Impairment will feature Stephanie Irvin from GLASS (Georgia Libraries for Accessible Statewide Services) discussing free library services for individuals who are unable to read standard print due to visual and physical impairment. Services offered by GLASS include books and magazines in audio formats, Braille and digital downloads, and playback machines.
  • Friday, September 21, noon to 2 pm: Free Vision Screenings by East Cobb Lions Club. The Free Vision Screening event is for adults and children from six months of age and up. No reservations required. Walk-ins are encouraged.

East Cobb Library is in the Parkaire Landing Shopping Center at 4880 Lower Roswell Road, Suite 510-B, Marietta 30068.

For information on the September 22nd event and additional programs and resources at East Cobb Library, call the library at 770-509-2730 or visit www.cobbcat.org.

For more on Find Your Balance in Cobb falls prevention resources, visit www.cobbseniors.org and www.cobbcat.org/falls-prevention.

 

Adaptive Gardening and More: Falls Prevention This Week @ East Cobb Library

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