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Download March 2018 Event Schedule (v180308a)

Upcoming Events


Monday through Friday, in the MPDH.
Breakfast time 8:30 - 9:30 am, $2.00 plus tax.
Lunch time 12:00 – 1:30 pm, $3.00 plus tax.
Meals available to registered participants and seniors (55+). 


Fulton County Auto Tags 

Fulton County Auto Tags, Serving “Seniors 55+”
Monday and Wednesday, 10:00 am to 1:00 pm and 2:00 to 3:00 pm, next door to the doctor’s office in building B.


Free Blood Pressure Check 

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.


Medical Clinic 

Medical Clinic
Every Thursday, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm, Medical Center Building B.
Call 404 612 2358 for appointment.
Walkins are welcomed. 



“Ladies, 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 eligible.
Sign up in the Fitness Center.
This program is not taking new members at this time.


 Sample Bowling

Stars & Strikes
Every Wednesday.
Join us at “Leisure League” for a fun day of bowling.  $5 pays for shoe rental, three games, complimentary coffee and much more.
See Nicole in the fitness center of building B. 

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide. Free Tax Help!
2/5 – 4/16 (every Monday and Wednesday that we are open)
Please 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 income.
For questions, call aide at 1 888 227 7669
10:00am – 2:00pm
Location: Benson Game Room.
Sign in and take a seat in the Library of Building B.

Benson Hike

3/1 (Thursday) Benson Hike
Participants will partake in a leisure walk while others endure a more strenuous hike.
Departing 9:00am, returning at 3:00pm.
See Nicole in the Fitness Center to sign up!


Habits of Healthy People

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
Location: Conferfence Rooms A and B


St. Patrick's Day Celebration

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
Location: MPDH

The Foot Clinic

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.


Tax Exemptions with Chairman Pitts

3/22 (Thursday), Talk: Tax Exemptions with Chairman Pitts
10:00am - 11:30am
Location: MPDH


Self Defense Workshop

3/29 (Thursday), Self Defense Workshop
Fulton County Sheriff Department will host a Senior Safety Workshop.
10:00am - 11:00am
Location: Conference Rooms A and B


Benson Beauty Salon

Benson’s Beauty Salon Closed, in Hair Salon, Building A
Our Beauty Salon is closed for the moment.


Additional Meetings and Programs

Hand & Foot/Canasta
Mondays, 12:00 - 4:00, 
Neighborhood Center (Building C)
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)
Play for fun.

Free Blood Pressure Check
Every Tuesday, 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 Workshop
1st Wednesday of the month, 10:30am, Conference Rooms A and B
Workshop Topics: 

May:Older Americans Month
June and July: Summer Break
August: How to Slow the Aging Brain?
September: Learning New Things …
October: Stress 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

Birthday Celebration
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 desk

Texas Hold’em - “Poker”
Every Thursday, 1:00 - 3:00, Conference Room A
All Levels

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
06/28- Warren

Aquatics Orientation
Every Friday, 9:30 - 10:30, Pool Area
By appointment only (Sign-up at the receptionist desk)

Chess with Tony 

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

Benson Chorus - "All voices are invited”
Every Wednesday, 2:00 - 3:00, Multi-Purpose Dining Hall

Chess with Sophie 

Chess with Sophie (For Beginners)
Every 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

Social Bridge “ Scheduled” games only
Every Friday, 1:00 - 4:00, Multi-Purpose Dining Hall

2018 Day Trips

The Daugther of the Regiment
3/1/18 (Thursday)
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 per person.
See Lila in the Administrative Area. 
Synergy Kennesaw State University

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

Field Daffodil

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 Travel

 Festival of Flowers
3/22/18 - 3/24/18 (Thursday - Friday)
Historic Mobile Alabama
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 information.
Contact Dixie Pounds, phone 678 297 6140 with the Alpharetta Adult Activity Center.


River Cruise
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 only $295
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
The Ark
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.

Shrimp and Grits

9/14/18 - 9/16/18 (Friday - Sunday)
Shrimp & Grits – “The Wild Georgia Shrimp Festival”
Double: $345, Single: $499, $100 deposit upon reservation, Check or credit cards accepted.
See Flier in the lobby for more information.
Contact Dixie Pounds, phone 678 297 6140 with the Alpharetta Adult Activity Center.


Historic Savannah
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

01.01.18 New Year's Day
01.15.18 Martin Luther King Day
02.19.18 President's Day
05.28.18 Memorial Day
07.04.18 Independence Day
09.03.18 Labor Day
10.08.18 Columbus Day
11.12.18 Veterans Day
11.22.18 - 11.23.18 Thanksgiving Holidays
12.24.18 - 12.25.18 Christmas Holidays

Benson Class Sessions/Registration Dates
(January 2018 - December 2018)

SESSION 1 - Week of January 02 - March 12, 2018

Session 2 - Class Registration - Monday, 3/12 - Friday, 3/23 

Instructor 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, 9/21 

Instructor Planning & Maintenance - Monday, 9/17 - Friday, 9/28 Open Swim & Open Gym Only  


SESSION 4 - Week of October 01 - December 10, 2018 

Session 1 - 2019 - Class Registration - Monday, 12/03 - Friday, 12/14 

Instructor Planning & Maintenance –Monday, 12/17 – Friday, 12/31 Open Swim & Open Gym Only


Operating hours:
Monday through Friday, 7:00am to 5:00pm.

Adult Day Program Hours:
Business hours Monday through Friday, 7:00am to 6:00pm.