Clayton County Aging Program

Jamie Carlington, Aging Administrator

877 Battle Creek Road | Jonesboro, GA 30236

Telephone: 770-603-4050 | Fax: 770-603-4068

Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Aging is funded through a Federal grant that is administered through the Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC). Congress passed the Older Americans Act (OAA) in 1965 in response to concern by policymakers about a lack of community social services for older persons. The law also established the Administration on Aging (AoA) to administer the newly created grant programs to address the special needs of older Americans.

“We are the Gateway to Community Resources!”

What We Do:

Information & Assistance Specialists are the first point-of-contact for potential clients. The specialist refers callers to services both within and outside of Clayton County while responding to direct requests from individuals. Our specialists also assess the individual’s long and short-term needs, identifying resources to meet those needs, providing a referral to identified resources, and, when appropriate, following up to ensure that the individual’s needs have been met.

Case Managers are the faces of the Aging Program within the community for our seniors. It is the case managers that, through a set of state and Aging Division guidelines, determines who qualifies for our free services. They average about 80 clients each.

Transportation Services are contracted out to MLB Transportation. Our transportation services include demand/response services, dialysis appointments, and transportation of clients to our Congregate Program (Clayton Senior Adult Program).

Home Delivered Meals (Meals on Wheels) currently partners with Program Open Hands who brings chilled meals for both MOW clients and frozen lunches for Clayton Senior Adult Program participants at the Frank Bailey Senior Center. In 2014, Meals on Wheels provided over 3500 each month, including emergency meals and Care Transition meals.