Office of Aging

 

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Welcome to the DeKalb County Office of Aging's Website!

Engage! Enhance! Embrace Active Aging!

Mission:

To connect DeKalb County's senior citizens and caregivers to services and resources to keep seniors healthy and safe in their environments.

To combat social isolation and food insecurity through innovation, collaboration, coordination and communication. 

The DeKalb County Office of Aging (OOA) is committed to providing exceptional resources and information to DeKalb County Seniors. OOA serves as the designated County-Based Aging Program/Nutrition Services Provider. The DeKalb County Office of Aging (formerly the Office of Senior Affairs) has a renewed committment to providing great services to DeKalb County seniors and communities. 

A.I.- Line (Aging Information Line)

DeKalb County’s A.I.-Line (Aging Information Line) is a free Information and referral for older adults, their families, caregivers and community and is a "gateway to senior services). The A.I.-Line connects seniors to resources to allow seniors to remain in their homes to “age in place” through referrals that are serviced with Information and Assistance specialists. Seniors or their caregivers can speak to a specialist Monday through Friday from 8:30am-5:00pm. The community and seniors can receive information on the following;

  • Neighborhood-based Senior Center Operations to include Congregate Meals 
  • Case Management
  • Information & Referral Assistance
  • Home-Delivered Meals
  • In-Home Services (Personal Care, Homemaker (light housekeeping), Respite
  • Non-Emergency Medical Transportation, Medical Appointments, Dialysis

The services listed above are designed to help those with the greatest economic and social need.

The Office of Aging may be reached by calling the A.I.- Aging Information line  at (770) 322-2950, and their offices are open from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. In order to access any of the above services, you must call the A.I. (Aging Information Line) first. 

In Home Services

A.I.-Line (Aging Information Line) provides referrals for Homemaker Services, which include light housekeeping, meal preparation, grocery shopping and escorts to appointments. Personal Care Services provide help with personal grooming, bathing and hygiene. These In-home services are available through DeKalb County contracts with local agencies in accordance with provisions of the Older Americans Act – In-Home Services for frail seniors.

To apply for Homemaker Services, Home Delivered Meals, and Personal Care Services, seniors or their caregivers must first call the A.I. – Line (Aging Information Line). The two contracted In-Home Services providers are Rem Kiks Homecare and Jojo Healthcare.