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Senior Services

Dr. Konswella Gilchrist - Director
Dr. Konswella Gilchrist - Director 
Contact: Konswella Gilchrist - Director

6287 Fairburn Road
Douglasville, Georgia 30134
Phone: 770.489.3100
Fax: 770.489.3110

Senior Services provides a variety of services designed to promote and preserve the independence and integrity of older adults in Douglas County. The department's vision is a community in which every older adult is able to maintain an independent lifestyle as long as possible without sacrificing their dignity or self-esteem.

Services are available to all Douglas County residents age 60 and older, and include the following services.

Congregate Meal Program Closed Until Further Notice
Due to the recent Corona Virus Pandemic the Douglas County Senior Center will be closed until further notice. The senior center will not be providing transportation to the center, no meals will be served at the center and no activities will take place. Meals on Wheels and Non-Emergency Medical Transportation will continue at this time. Homemaker services have been suspended until further notice. The Senior Prom that was scheduled for May 30 has been postponed. When the Prom has been rescheduled, details will be posted. Log onto the Woodie Fite Senior Center Facebook page for daily games and activities.

In-Home Services - phone: 770.920.4290
Home Delivered Meals
The Home Delivered Meals program provides hot nutritious meals, nutrition education, and nutrition risk screenings to individuals 60 years of age or over who are either homebound, unable to prepare their own meals, at nutritional risk, or otherwise isolated. All meals are prepared on-site daily by certified food service personnel using approved menus designed to provide one-third of the USDA recommended allowance. Meals are delivered five days per week, Mon. - Fri. For information on becoming a Meals on Wheels volunteer, please call 770.920.4294.

Homemaker Services
Homemaker Services are designed to strengthen the capacity of older adults to maintain their independence. Services include light housekeeping, laundry, essential shopping, medication pickup, and limited transportation services.

Information & Assistance/Care Management Services - phone: 770.920.4290
Information & Assistance and Care Management services are designed to assist the older adult and their family in obtaining the services needed to maintain independence and remain at home. Case managers are knowledgeable of available community resources and are skilled in evaluating an individual's needs, and are able to make referrals within and outside the department.

Senior Center Services - phone: 770.489.3106
Congregate Meals
The Congregate Meals program provides hot, nutritious meals Monday through Friday at the Douglas County Senior Center located at 6287 Fairburn Road, Douglasville. With a focus on wellness, the center provides a variety of educational and recreational opportunities designed to promote social interaction and physical wellbeing. Transportation to/from the center is available.

Medical Transportation
Medical transportation focuses on residents who are 60 or over, but also accepts residents who are under 60 with a disability. Transportation is available throughout Douglas County and to limited areas outside of the county. The service works on a first come, first served basis and utilizes a newly purchased wheelchair equipped lift van.

Woodie Fite Senior Center - phone: 678.626.5630
The Woodie Fite Senior Center is an adult recreation and educational facility for those over the age of 55, and serves active adults with activities and fitness to keep seniors feeling young. Hours of operation are 8:00 am until the end of the last activity of the day. For a list of activities and classes, visit Woodie Fite Senior Center.