Office of Aging


  The DeKalb County Office of Aging (OOA) 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 DeKalb Office of Aging may be reached by calling the DeKalb Senior Link Line at (770) 322.2950. The Office of Aging is open from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday

  Information and Referral Services

The DeKalb County Office of Aging provides information and referral assistance to seniors 60 years 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 Office of Aging or other agencies. After making a referral, I&R Specialists will follow up to make sure the information or service has been helpful.

For information or assistance call the DeKalb Senior Link Line
at (770) 322-2950.

  Neighborhood Senior Centers

The DeKalb County Office of Aging provides information and referral assistance to seniors 60 years and older. We are responsible for the management of four senior centers that 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 visit the webpage of the senior center that you are interested in joining.

Lithonia Senior Center
2449 Bruce Street Lithonia, GA 30058

DeKalb Atlanta Senior Center
25 Warren Street SE Atlanta, GA 30317

South DeKalb Senior/Community Center
1931 Candler Road Decatur, GA 30032

North DeKalb Senior/Community Center
3393 Malone Drive Chamblee, GA 30341
  How We Serve You
  The DeKalb Office of Aging recognizes that seniors have specific needs that must be met to support their ability to maintain their health and homes. We provide a several comprehensive services that address those needs.

Case Management

Case management is the entry point of service for the DeKalb County Office of Aging. Our case managers follow all Georgia Department of Aging Services regulations when working to meet the needs of DeKalb seniors. Case Managers provide the following:

  • Care plan development for each senior
  • Assessments for services (clients that may need various HCBS (home and community-based services)
  • Act as an advocate for seniors
  • Develop appropriate referrals to higher levels of care

Please contact the DeKalb Senior Link Line at (770) 322-2950 to get more information about case management services for seniors.


Home Delivered Meals

Home-delivered meals are available to seniors who are homebound, 60 years old 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 on a weekly basis. Some seniors may have a cost share (determined based upon income).  

To learn more about receiving home delivered meals, you may contact the DeKalb Senior Link Line at (770) 322-2950.


Congregate Meals

Seniors may receive hot and nutritious lunch meals M-F through participation in our congregate meal programs at one of our four neighborhood senior centers. The meals are provided free of cost to seniors who qualify. You must be at least 60-year-old, a resident of DeKalb County and actively attending one of the neighborhood senior centers.

To learn more about the Congregate Meals Program, you may contact the DeKalb Senior Link Line at (770) 322-2950.


In-home Services

In-home services assist homebound seniors with ADLs (Activities of Daily living) which range from bathroom assistance, bathing, and very light housekeeping. The In-Home Services program helps seniors to age in place by providing homemaking, personal care, and respite for in the home. The homemaking 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 provides an aide to stay with a senior that needs supervision, while the caregiver can receive support and the ability to run errands and conduct other activities outside of the home.

To learn more about In-Home Services, please call the DeKalb Senior Link Line at (770) 322-2950.





Adult Daycare

The DeKalb County Office of Aging has a contracted Adult Day Program with a local provider. 

Adult Day participants receive social, physical, and cognitive stimulating activities as well as nutritious meals and snacks. Memory programming, recreational outings and health services monitoring is provided.

  • Nutrition services, including education and counseling are provided for participants and caregivers, when appropriate.
  • Assistance and supervision (including the use of visual cues with persons with dementia) as needed with activities of daily living, such as walking, toileting and eating.
  • Exercise or physical activities is provided to each participant based on their functional status and physician prescription.
  • Caregiver education and support services are available for all participants’ family members.
  • The adult day programs are licensed through the Georgia Department of Community Health (DCH).
  • Medicaid Waiver clients through the Community Care Service Program (CCSP) and the Service Options Using Resources in a Community Environment (SOURCE) through the Georgia Department of Community Health (DCH) are accepted.