Frigid Weather….Look Out for Seniors!

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cold weather1 Frigid Weather....Look Out for Seniors!

As colder weather begins to take hold in Georgia, the Fulton County Department of Housing and Human Services is monitoring the needs of seniors and the homeless.  If weather predictions point to dangerously cold temperatures, Fulton County will make senior multipurpose centers available as warming centers for seniors.

Neighborhood Senior Centers operate Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. However, if seniors find themselves in an emergency situation during cold temperatures, they should call 911 and the police.   In severe weather situations, Fulton County Case Managers will call seniors that have no other support systems to ensure that they are okay. The County will also enlist the assistance of the contracted nonprofits that provide senior services for the County to help keep older residents safe.

Periodically, Home Delivered Meal Clients are given a shelf stable meal such as canned items to keep on hand if the occasion arises where their home delivered meal could not be delivered.

The STARline (404-613-6000) operates Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. If severe weather occurs after normal operating hours, Department of Housing and Human Services staff members have the capability to check the messages on the voicemail system.

Concerning homeless citizens in need of shelter, Jefferson Place Homeless Shelter operates 24/7 and has the contact information for the other shelters around the City to handle any overflow situations.

For more information about emergency shelters, citizens can call Jefferson Place at 404-874-0412 or United Way’s 211-phone line.


Fulton County Office of Aging

Senior Multipurpose Center Hours

Dorothy C. Benson Senior Multipurpose Complex

6500 Vernon Woods Drive

Atlanta, GA  30331


Monday – Friday:  7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Thursday:  7:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Saturday:  8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.


H.J.C. Bowden Senior Multipurpose Center

2885 Church Street

East Point, GA  30344


Monday – Friday: 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Tuesday, Thursday: 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Saturday:  8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.


Harriett G. Darnell Senior Multipurpose Center

677 Fairburn Road

Atlanta, GA 30318


Monday – Friday: 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.


Helene S. Mills Senior Multipurpose Center

515 John Wesley Dobbs Avenue

Atlanta, GA 30312


Monday – Friday: 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Tuesday, Thursday: 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Saturday:  10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.



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