National Senior Center Month Continues!

Join us for the Office of Aging's Virtual Aging Resource Fair tomorrow at 10:00am, and don't forget our other special programming and events for seniors.

Virtual Aging Resource Fair 
Wednesday, September 23
Session I: 10:00-11:00am
Session II: 6:00-7:00pm
 
The DeKalb Human Services Department's Office of Aging has partnered with The Fulton-DeKalb Hospital Authority and Scottdale Early Learning, Inc. to provide older adults and caregivers in DeKalb with information on how to get connected to senior services and what types of services are provided. 
  
Please click here to register! After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
 
For more information on the DeKalb County Virtual Aging Resource Fair, please contact Darryl Blackwell, (404) 347-5367 or dmblackwell@dekalbcountyga.gov.  
According to the National Institute on Mental Health, nearly one in five adults in the United States lives with a mental illness. Additionally, many adults with mental disorders had symptoms that were not recognized or addressed in childhood or adolescence.

During these unprecedented times, DeKalb County recognizes the importance of breaking the stigma surrounding mental health and will host two events to begin the discussion and provide insight and resources:

DeKalb County Police Department's will host its first Virtual Mental Health Fair on Wednesday, Sept. 23. from 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM.

The Human Services Office of Youth Services will host its youth mental health symposium, "Wow, That's Crazy!" on Thursday, Oct. 1 from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM.

Virtual Mental Health Fair 
Wednesday, September 23 | 4:00-5:30pm
 
The goal of the mental health fair is to provide citizens, police officers and other county employees with resources and information to assist them or their loved ones in the event of a mental health crisis. Participants will have access to nearly a dozen of community partners that will be online offering support, including National Alliance on Mental Illness, DeKalb Crisis Center and its Mobile Crisis Unit, and more. 
 
Preregistration is required for this free event at:
 
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

"Wow, That's Crazy!" Youth Mental Health Symposium
Thursday, October 1 | 6:00-7:30pm
 
This forum will provide DeKalb County youth, parents, and guardians with supportive dialogue, empathetic coping tools and resources for navigating youth mental health through the COVID-19 pandemic. Take a look from the lens of DeKalb County youth, sharing their
thoughts and emotions, of the affects this pandemic is having on their mental health.
 
Register in advance for this webinar:
 
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.