Office of Aging



The Office of Aging was established in 1999 to serve the County’s growing and diverse senior citizen population. The Office of Aging provides DeKalb seniors with resources and services that enrich their lives and encourage them to engage in healthy activities, manage their wellness, and become socially involved.  As a designated County-Based Aging Program/Nutrition Service Provider (CBA/NSP), we either directly provide or contract with other nonprofit or government agencies to provide the following services:

  • Information & Referral/Assistance
  • Case Management
  • In-Home Services (Homemaker, Personal Care & Respite)
  • Home-Delivered Meals
  • Congregate Meals at Four Neighborhood Senior Centers
  • Non–Emergency Transportation
  • Transportation to Medical Appointments & Dialysis

With an emphasis on home and community-based services that support independent living, we are committed to raising awareness about issues facing older adults, and helping all individuals thrive in communities of their choice for as long as possible.

The Office of Aging may be reached by calling the DeKalb Senior Link Line at (770) 322–2950 or email

The Office of Aging is open from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

  Information and Referral Services

The Office of Aging provides information and referral assistance to seniors 60 years of age and older. We also provide support to seniors’ family members or caregivers.  Our Information & Referral (I&R) Specialists provide information to callers about services obtained through DeKalb County’s Office of Aging or other agencies.

Contact the DeKalb Senior Link Line at (770) 322-2950 or to reach an Information and Referral Specialist.

  Case Management

Case management is the service entry point for the Office of Aging. Our case managers conduct a collaborative process that assesses, plans, implements, coordinates, monitors, and constantly evaluates the options and services needed to meet the client’s health and human service needs.

  Case Management Services & Benefits:
  • Assessments (Determination of Needs)
  • Resources (Food Pantries and Rental Assistance)
  • Referrals (Dental Assistance and Mental Health Support)
  • Advocacy (Speaking on the client's behalf)
  • Transportation Services (Public and Private Agencies)
  • Caregiver Support (Group and Education Assistance)
  • Care Transition (Higher Level of Care)
  • Well-Being Check (Monthly or Bi-Monthly)

Contact the DeKalb Senior Link Line at (770) 322-2950 or to learn more about the Case Management Program.


In-Home Services:


In-home services assist homebound seniors with ADLs (Activities of Daily Living), ranging from bathing assistance to companionship. The In-Home Services program helps seniors to age in place by providing homemaker, personal care and respite care in their home. The homemaker service provides light housekeeping in the senior’s living space to help them maintain a clean, safe and healthy environment. Personal care services include bathing, grooming, and other personal hygiene activities. Respite service combines homemaker, personal care, and companionship services. This gives the caregiver support and an opportunity to run errands or conduct other activities outside the home if needed.

Contact the DeKalb Senior Link Line at (770) 322-2950 or to learn more about the In-Home Services Program.

  Home Delivered Meals  

Home-delivered meals are available to seniors who are homebound, 60 years of age  or older, and residing in DeKalb County. This program accommodates various dietary needs, and seniors who qualify are provided meals delivered directly to their homes every week. Some seniors may have a cost share (determined based on income). 

Meal Plan Options:

  • Regular
  • Low Sodium
  • Diabetic Friendly
  • Renal
  • Vegetarian
  • Gluten-Free
  • Supplement Drinks (Glucerna or Ensure)

Contact the DeKalb Senior Link Line at (770) 322-2950 or to learn more about the Home Delivered Meals Program.

  Congregate Meals at the Four Neighborhood Senior Centers:

Seniors may receive hot and nutritious lunch meals, Monday through Friday, through participation in our congregate meal program at one of our four neighborhood senior centers, DeKalb-Atlanta Senior Center, East DeKalb at Bruce Street Senior Center, North DeKalb Senior Center, and South DeKalb Senior Center. The meals are provided free of cost to seniors who qualify. You must be 60 years of age and older, a resident of DeKalb County, and actively attending one of the neighborhood senior centers.

Contact the DeKalb Senior Link Line at (770) 322-2950 or to learn more about the Congregate Meals Program.

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  Neighborhood Senior Centers:  

The Office of Aging is responsible for the management of four senior centers located in neighborhoods throughout DeKalb County. These centers are owned by DeKalb County Government and governed by state and federal rules that are enforced by the Georgia Department of Aging Services. Our neighborhood senior centers offer a variety of services for seniors. Participants can receive nutrition education and counseling, opportunities to join health and wellness classes, arts and crafts classes, special events, technology classes, and group trips.

To learn more, please contact the senior center that you are interested in joining:

DeKalb-Atlanta Senior Center 
25 Warren Street SE, Atlanta, GA 30317
Phone:  (404) 370-7297 | Email:

East DeKalb Senior Center at Bruce Street 
2449 Bruce Street, Lithonia, GA 30058
Phone:  (770) 484-8759 | Email:

North DeKalb Senior/Community Center
3393 Malone Drive, Chamblee, GA 30341
Phone:  (404) 298-4461 | Email:

South DeKalb Senior/Community Center
1931 Candler Road, Decatur, GA 30032
Phone:  (404) 286-7924 | Email:






Transportation services for DeKalb County residents 60 years of age and older
are available through DeKalb County’s Human Services Transportation Division. 
For more information about services please visit Transportation.

Phone:  (770) 322-2967 | Email:



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