Free health screening and Tai Chi events are scheduled for Monday through Friday, September 18-22, at Cobb County public libraries in support of the Falls Prevention Awareness Initiative.

For the third year, the Cobb County Public Library is partnering with Cobb Senior Services, WellStar Health System and area Lions Clubs to present Falls Prevention Awareness Initiative events in September. Several community groups have participated in the initiative since 2015.

Falls Prevention Awareness Day is Friday, September 22nd, the first day of the fall season, in Cobb County and throughout the United States. The Cobb County Board of Commissioners is scheduled to present a proclamation for Falls Prevention Awareness Day on September 22.

The South Cobb Regional Library is hosting WellStar Health Screening @ South Cobb: Falls Prevention Awareness on Wednesday, September 20, 2017 from 11 am to 2 pm. The health screenings for adults ages 18 and up related to falls prevention by WellStar Community Education & Outreach includes blood pressure, glucose, total cholesterol and bone density. No registration required – walk-ins encouraged. (678) 398-5828

Upcoming events also include:

  • Free Vision Screening by the Paulding-West Cobb Lions Club at Powder Springs Library on Monday, September 18, 2 pm to 4 pm. For adults and children from ages six months and up. (770) 439-3600.
  • Tai Chi for Arthritis and Falls Prevention at Kennesaw Library led by Fitness Education Specialist Tara Vroman of Cobb Senior Services on Tuesday, September 19, 2 pm. (770) 528-2529.
  • Tai Chi for Arthritis and Falls Prevention at South Cobb Regional Library led by fitness instructor Jocelyn Simpson on Thursday, September 21, 11:30 am. (678) 398-5828.
  • Free Vision Screening by the South Cobb Lions Club at South Cobb Regional Library on Friday, September 22, 3 pm to 5:30 pm. For adults and children from ages six months and up. (678) 398-5828.

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Tai Chi instructor Gina Rahman will present Tai Chi – “Build a Better You!” at the East Cobb Library on September 20, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The class is part of a Wellness series this fall season at the East Cobb Library. To reserve a spot and learn more about the monthly Tai Chi series, call (770) 509-2730.







Free Health Screenings, Tai Chi Demo Classes for Falls Prevention Awareness: Sept. 18-22