Office of Aging

 

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The DeKalb County Office of Aging (OOA) functions as an information and referral resource for seniors and the community. OOA serves as the designated County-Based Aging Program/Nutrition Services Provider. In this capacity, OOA either directly provides or contracts with other nonprofit or government agencies to provide the following services:

  • Neighborhood-based Senior Center Operations to include Congregate Meals 
  • Case Management
  • Information & Referral Assistance
  • Home-Delivered Meals
  • In-Home Services
  • Non-Emergency Medical Transportation, Medical Appointments, Dialysis

The services listed above are primarily for the frail elderly, targeting those with the greatest economic and social need. The Office of Aging carefully monitors the subcontracted services and ensures contract compliance, quality delivery and non-duplication of services, and fiscal accountability.

In addition, the Office of Aging coordinates with other aging service providers, faith-based organizations, and human service organizations to ensure that the DeKalb community promotes a continuum of services for seniors, both well-active and frail.

The Office of Aging may be reached by calling the DeKalb Senior Link Line at (770) 322-2950, and their offices are open from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday