Download March 2018 Event Schedule (v180308a)
through Friday, in the MPDH.
Breakfast time 8:30 - 9:30 am, $2.00 plus tax.
12:00 – 1:30 pm, $3.00 plus tax.
Meals available to registered participants and seniors
Fulton County Auto Tags, Serving “Seniors 55+”
Wednesday, 10:00 am to 1:00 pm and 2:00 to 3:00 pm, next door to the doctor’s office in building
Free Blood Pressure Check
Every Tuesday, Ms. Frances Katapodis and Ms. Audrey
Valley, from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm, in the Lobby of building B.
Every Thursday, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm, Medical Center Building
Call 404 612 2358 for appointment.
let’s talk about it…Women to Women”
Every Wednesday, from 10:00
to 11:00 am, in the Adult Day Lounge I.
An on-going group for women to experience support and bond with other
women in a safe, compassionate environment.
Group Facilitator, Nicole Wyche, MACC, NCC, and LAPC
Sign up in the Fitness Center.
This program is not taking new members
at this time.
Join us at “Leisure League”
for a fun day of bowling. $5 pays for shoe rental, three games, complimentary coffee
and much more.
in the fitness center of building B.
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide. Free Tax Help!
2/5 – 4/16 (every Monday and Wednesday that we are open)
bring government issued photo id, for direct deposit of refund or automatic debit of payment.
Please bring one of your bank checks.
All taxpayers are welcome regardless of age or
For questions, call AARP.org/tax aide at 1 888 227 7669
10:00am – 2:00pm
Location: Benson Game
Sign in and take a seat in the Library of Building B.
3/1 (Thursday) Benson Hike
Participants will partake in a leisure walk while others endure a more strenuous
9:00am, returning at 3:00pm.
See Nicole in the Fitness Center to sign up!
3/8 (Thursday), Habits of Healthy People
Happiness is a choice and
a way of living that anyone can learn.
Benson Participants will learn tips for staying positive during life’s
challenges and discover how they can find more joy in every part of life.
10:00am - 12:00pm
Rooms A and B
3/16 (Friday), St. Patrick’s Day Celebration
Benson participants and guest will celebrate St. Patty’s Day with games and refreshments.
12:30pm - 1:30pm
3/19 (Monday), The Foot Clinic
Retired orthopedic nurse
Gudrun Noonan will offer foot services that include Diabetic Foot Screening, and General Foot Care.
9:00am - 2:00pm
Location: Adult Day Salon
No appointments available this month.
3/22 (Thursday), Talk: Tax Exemptions with Chairman Pitts
10:00am - 11:30am
3/29 (Thursday), Self Defense Workshop
County Sheriff Department will host a Senior Safety Workshop.
10:00am - 11:00am
Location: Conference Rooms A and
Benson’s Beauty Salon Closed, in
Hair Salon, Building A
Our Beauty Salon is closed for the
Additional Meetings and Programs
Mondays, 12:00 - 4:00, Neighborhood Center (Building
Learn/Play for fun
Benson’s Book Club - Reading Group
3rd Monday of the month, 1:00 - 2:00, Conference Room A
(Facilitator: Amelia Reid)
Bridge - Open to all
Every Tuesday, 9:00 - 4:00, in the Game Room (building B)
Free Blood Pressure Check
10:00 - 12:00, Lobby Multipurpose Building
Ask Chef Quentin
Every Tuesday, 1:00 - 1:45, Multi-Purpose Dining Hall
Chef Quentin will
be available to answer any of your dining questions.
North Area Council on Aging Monthly
1st Wednesday of the month, 10:30am, Conference Rooms A and
May:Older Americans Month
June and July: Summer Break
August: How to Slow the Aging Brain?
September: Learning New Things …
Impact on the Aging Brain
November: Rest, Exercise, and Brain Games
December: Holiday Repast
Benson Caregiver’s Support Group
4th Tuesday of
the month, 4:00 - 6:00, Benson Adult Day Lounge 1
(Call to register 404-612-2360)
“Open Mic” & Department of Watershed:
Senior Outreach Program on Water/Sewer
1st Wednesday of the month, 1:00
- 2:00, Multi-Purpose Dining Hall
Friends of Benson Meeting
2nd Wednesday of the month,
10:00 - 12:00, Conference Rooms A and B
3rd Wednesday of the month, 12:30, Multi-Purpose Dining Hall
Mahjong - all levels are invited
Every Thursday, 12:30
- 4:00, Building C
Land Fitness Orientation
Every Thursday, 1:00 - 2:00, Fitness Center
Sign-up at the receptionist
Texas Hold’em - “Poker”
Every Thursday, 1:00 - 3:00, Conference Room A
AARP Driver Safety Class
$15 member $20 non-member
4th Thursday, 9:00 - 4:00, Conference Rooms A and B
Dates & Instructors:
01/25 - Jerry
02/22 - Warren
03/29 - Jerry
04/26 - Warren
05/31 - Jerry
Friday, 9:30 - 10:30, Pool Area
By appointment only (Sign-up at the receptionist
Chess with Tony - Learn/play for fun
Every Friday, 9:30 - 12:00, Game Room
This ancient game, whose modern
adaptation most closely resembles bowling, requires skill, strategy and just a little luck.
Every Tuesday and Friday, 10:00 - 12:00, Bocce Court next to Building A
Chorus - "All voices are invited”
Every Wednesday, 2:00 - 3:00, Multi-Purpose Dining Hall
Chess with Sophie (For Beginners)
Friday, 12:00 - 1:00, Conference Room A
Social Bridge - Learn/Play for fun
Every Friday, 12:00 - 4:00, Game Room
All experienced players are welcome.
Open Computer Lab
Every Friday, 1:00 - 3:00, Computer Lab
Bridge “ Scheduled” games only
Every Friday, 1:00 - 4:00, Multi-Purpose Dining Hall
2018 Day Trips
The Daughter of the Regiment
Presented by the Atlanta Opera-Cobb Energy Centre.
$15 (cash only) entry and transportation included.
Departing Benson 9:00am, returning 3:00pm, Showtime: 11:00am – Runtime: 1.5 hrs.
Tickets sales begin: 8:30am on Monday December 4th, 2017, limit two tickets
See Lila in the Administrative
3/21/18 (Wednesday) Synergy
Presented by Kennesaw State University - Cobb Energy Centre.
$5 per person (Free Event, this is for transportation cost only).
We depart from the Benson
Center at 10:00am and return 1:00pm (ShowTime: 11:00am - Runtime: 1.0 hour).
See Lila in Administrative Office.X
3/27 (Tuesday) Gibbs Garden
Benson participants will travel to Gibbs
Garden to enjoy the Daffodil Festival.
Departing from the Benson
Center at 9:00am and return 4:00pm.
2018 Travel3/22/18 - 3/24/18 (Thursday - Friday)
Featuring the “Festival
of Flowers” 25th Anniversary
Double: $459, Single: $565, $100 deposit
upon reservation, Check or credit cards accepted.
See Flier in the lobby for more
Contact Dixie Pounds, phone 678 297 6140 with the Alpharetta Adult Activity
4/20/18 - 4/27/2018 (Friday to Friday)
Viking River Cruises,
Seven night Rhine River Cruise, Viking Embla
From $2,924 per person, plus air from Atlanta
Trip details available in the lobby.
Contact Dixie Pounds, phone 678 297 6140, with the Alpharetta
Adult Activity Center.
Trip details available in the lobby.
6/4/18-6/8/18 (Monday - Friday)
The Ark Encounter & Creation Museum
$599 per person, includes: 5 days and 4 nights, motorcoach transportation,
4 nights lodging, 8 meals, admission to the “new, stunning – Art Encounter,” admission to the Famous Creation
Museum, admission to the Newport Aquarium, admission to the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center and much more
Contact Dixie Pounds, phone 678 297 6140, with the Alpharetta Adult Activity Center.
9/14/18 - 9/16/18 (Friday - Sunday)
& Grits – “The Wild Georgia Shrimp Festival”
$345, Single: $499, $100 deposit upon reservation, Check or credit cards accepted.
Flier in the lobby for more information.
Contact Dixie Pounds, phone 678 297 6140
with the Alpharetta Adult Activity Center.
11/24/18 - 11/26/18 (Saturday to Monday)
Christmas in Historic Savannah
Featuring: “A Christmas Boat Parade – Savannah Style”
Double: $559, Singe: $689,
$100 deposit due upon registration.
See fliers in the lobby for more information.
Contact Dixie Pounds, phone 678
297 6140 with the Alpharetta Adult Activity Center.
2018 Benson's Holiday and Closing Schedule
New Year's Day
01.15.18 Martin Luther King Day
02.19.18 President's Day
05.28.18 Memorial Day
09.03.18 Labor Day
10.08.18 Columbus Day
11.12.18 Veterans Day
11.22.18 - 11.23.18 Thanksgiving
12.24.18 - 12.25.18 Christmas Holidays
Benson Class Sessions/Registration Dates
(January 2018 - December 2018)
1 - Week of January 02 - March 12, 2018
2 - Class Registration - Monday, 3/12 - Friday, 3/23
Planning & Maintenance - Monday, 3/19 - Friday, 3/30 Open Swim & Open Gym Only
SESSION 2 - Week of April 02 - June 11, 2018
Session 3 - Class Registration - Monday, 6/11 - Friday, 6/22
Instructor Planning & Maintenance - Monday, 6/18 - Friday, 6/29 Open Swim & Open Gym Only
SESSION 3 - Week of July 02 - Sept 10, 2018
Session 4 - Class Registration - Monday, 9/10 - Friday,
Instructor Planning & Maintenance - Monday, 9/17 - Friday,
9/28 Open Swim & Open Gym Only
4 - Week of October 01 - December 10, 2018
1 - 2019 - Class Registration - Monday, 12/03 - Friday, 12/14
& Maintenance –Monday, 12/17 – Friday, 12/31 Open Swim & Open Gym Only