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Perry County TN Courthouse
121 East Main St.
P.O. Box 16
Linden, TN 37096
(931) 589 2216

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Perry County Senior Centers



Senior Centers of 
Perry County, Tennessee


Normally the Perry County Senior Centers are open Monday through Friday, but due to COVID-19 restrictions and precautions, the Centers are not open to the public.  Meals are still available for pickup only in the lobby of the Azbill Community Center at 113 Factory St., Linden, (931) 589-5111. 

During the Coronavirus Disease 19 (COVID-19) pandemic, CDC calls on Americans to wear masks to prevent COVID-19 spread.  It protects all of us



Linden Senior Center


 Evonne Qualls, Director

113 Factory St.
P.O. Box 367
Linden, TN 37096

Office:  (931) 589-5111
FAX: (931) 589.3375

Quilting Room


Lobelville Senior Center


Teresa Ralph, Site Manager
Lobelville Senior Center
46 6th Avenue West
Lobelville, TN  37097


9:00a.m. - 1:00p.m.
Mon. - Friday

 Lobelville TN Community & Senior Center


Activities at the Centers

Shooting pool at the Linden Senior CenterActivities vary by Center, but when the Centers are open, you can expect to find books, games, puzzles, billiards, shuffle board, quilting, cooking in an on-premise kitchen, and best of all, social activities.  One of the best tonics is to be around others and engage your mind.  Meals are served in the dining area normally, but not at this time, again, due to COVID.  

There is an exercise room, gospel singing on Fridays, quilting on Wednesdays, puzzles, books, WII system games, Cornhole and Dominos.  Something for everyone.

Public Transportation

Public Transportation

South Central Area Transportation System

The public transportation available in Perry County is managed through the Senior Center, but is not limited to our senior citizens, those 60+.  The rates are extremely low, and the vans are not limited to inside the County.  For instance, you can go grocery shopping, a doctor visit, pharmacy, Nashville or even Memphis!  

For more information about routes and rates, please refer to the South Central Area Transportation Service (SCATS) page in this website.  Or you can call for more information at (931) 589-5111.

Meals for Seniors

Arrangements can be made to have meals delivered to those who can't get to the Center.


  • The cost of each meal is $1.75, and a request for a meal must be called in the day before, 24 hours ahead of time, (931) 589-5111.  While we've enjoyed the volunteers who delivered meals, COVID-19 has forced us to protect everyone and limit exposure from this terrible virus, especially since this service is for our most vulnerable population in Perry County.  Perhaps we will all see a change back to the old normal, but for now, this must be observed to protect all of us.
  • Linden Senior Center and Lobelville serve congregate meals to seniors 60 years and on a pick-up only basis, no dining in due to the COVID-19 precautions. The cost of each meal is $1.75 (no exceptions).
  • To place your order, please call Brenda Treadwell or Kathy Overton at 931-589-3375, Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to noon, 24 hours in advance. No extra meals will be available, only the number ordered. Monthly meal menus will be available at the time of pick-up.
  • Pickup location in Linden currently is the lobby of Azbill Community Center, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. only.  Meals can be delivered by our wonderful volunteers to those who are unable to get to the Center for their food.  The Centers can always use more volunteers so if you want to get involved, call Brenda or Kathy at 931-589-3375 or Evonne at 931-589-5111.
  • If you have arranged for someone to pick up the meal other than the person for whom it was ordered, there is a form that will need to be filled out by the pickup person, the initial time the first time a pickup occurs.


Looking for a way to make a difference in Perry County?  The Meals on Wheels program is always looking for more volunteers to provide home delivery of meals for shut-ins, the elderly who can't drive, etc.  Contact Brenda Treadwell or Kathy Overton at 931-589-3375, Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to noon, and tell them you want to help.  


State Health Insurance Program (SHIP)



Free, unbiased Medicare counseling is provided under a variety of names throughout the country. Tennessee's program is known as TN SHIP, or just SHIP, but the same or similar programs exist under other names in other parts of the country.  Volunteers are available Monday, Wednesday and Friday with limited hours, to assist our seniors with insurance questions at the Linden Senior Center, but you must call to make an appointment.  Wondering if you qualify for this assistance program?  Look for more information about this Federal program at the State of Tennessee website for TN SHIP.



Looking for a meaningful, fulfilling volunteer opportunity with the aging and disabled population? TN SHIP has volunteer opportunities for you to assist consumers with understanding their Medicare and Medicaid benefits. Training is available across the state. Email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information. 

Planning for the Future

Planning ahead gives you the ability to make your own decisions, including decisions about end-of-life choices. Share your wishes with your family. They'll appreciate knowing what you want, and that will make their choices easier. Don't think of it as something you do for yourself. It's your gift to the people you care about.

 The Other Bucket List

This presentation is intended to serve as a helpful guide to things you need to know, or do, as you age. It includes tips for Medicare planning, scheduling health screenings at the right time of life, and the importance of making time to relax, among others.

 Home is Where the Heart Is

Medicare and Medicaid/TennCare pay for home health and hospice care providers to help patients and their families at home. This session will describe the Medicare home health and hospice benefits, other home care services, and how families should prepare for advanced illness and the end of life with advanced directives and caring conversations. The presentation will also cover the at-home Medicaid/TennCare benefit as an alternative to long-term care in a nursing home.


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