Founded in 1949 as the Golden Age Society to provide neighborhood clubs for seniors, the agency received its first Older Americans Act grant in 1966, and officially changed its name in 1968 to the Council for Senior Citizens and then again in 2010 to the Durham Center for Senior Life (DCSL). Today, the Durham Center for Senior Life, which is an independent non-profit organization, is designated by the State of North Carolina as a Center of Excellence. With four senior centers, including the downtown Durham Center for Senior Life, the DCSL offers a wide array of programs and services for older adults. Services include congregate meals, transportation, adult education, exercise classes, socialization, health promotion, caregiver support services, information referrals, and case assistance. In addition, the DCSL operates the only Adult Day Health Center in Durham.
- Older adults are a growing valuable community resource and will be appreciated and respected.
- Older adults are entitled to quality services to maintain a healthy and active life. Older adults contribute a wealth of knowledge and skills; we will engage them to share their wisdom and experience.
- The Durham Center for Senior Life believes in treating everyone fairly, respectfully and with the highest ethical standards.
"Enhancing the lives of older adults through education, recreation, nutrition and social services in welcoming community settings."
The Durham Center for Senior Life is the Gateway to health, friendship and personal fulfillment for older adults.
Programs / Services
Key programs at the Durham Center for Senior Life are:
- Social and Senior Center Services
- Congregate Nutrition
- Adult Day Health Services.
To review DCSL’s Audited Financial Statements please contact 919-688-8247 ext. 106 or contact us here. DCSL’s 990 will be made available through our website annually.