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2017 Events

Did you know that your membership & medical release forms should be updated once a year?  If you don’t know when your application expires, please check with the Administrative Office for this information.


2017 Registration Dates

Get your “Lottery Ticket” from the Administrative Office between 8:30 am - 2:15 pm, each day of the registration process.
The Lottery will begin “promptly at 2:30 p.m. in the Dining Hall across from the receptionist.”

Spring 2017:
     3/20, Monday, Aquatics
     3/21, Tuesday, Land Fitness
     3/23, Thursday, Other Classes
     3/24, Friday, 2nd Chance

Summer 2017:
     6/19, Monday, Aquatics
     6/20, Tuesday, Land Fitness
     6/22, Thursday, Other Classes
     6/23, Friday, 2nd Chance



2017 Upcoming Events

Dining
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+). 

“Free Balance” Exercise Class
Every Monday at 1:30 pm, in Building C (Neighborhood Center Dining Hall).
Senior Services North Fulton along with the Georgia Chapter of the American Parkinson Disease Association (APDA) will offer classes to improve balance, increase strength, and reduce stress.

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
Every Tuesday, Dr. Jedidiah Agbowu, from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm, in the Lobby of building B.

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

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. 

2/1 - 4/17 (Monday and Wednesday), AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, Free Tax Help!
10:00 am – 2:00 pm, in the Benson Game Room.
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. 
 

3/6-3/16, Benson’s Beauty Salon, in Hair Salon, Building A
Monday 3/6, 9:30 am – 1:30 pm
Tuesday 3/7, 9:30 am - 1:30 pm
Thursday 3/13, 9:30 am - 1:30 pm
Thursday 3/16, 9:30 am - 1:30 pm
Drop in or by appointment, for more info see Benson's Beauty Salon page.
Contact Carolyn Marsh, Salon Manager, for appointments, 678-468-0621

3/2, Benson Hike
Thursday, March 2nd 2017, departing at 9 am, returning at 3 pm
Participants will partake in a leisure walk while others endure a more strenuous hike.
See Nicole in the Fitness Center to sign up!
 

3/15, March Birthday Celebration
Wednesday, February 15th 2017, from 12:30 - 1:00 pm, in the MPDH.
Participants and guest with a February birthday will be treated to cake, ice cream and serenaded with the “birthday song.”
No cost, open to the public.
Lila Womack is your contact. 

3/17, St. Patrick’s Game Day
Friday, March 17th 2017, 2:00 - 3:00 pm in the MPDH.
Participants will enjoy the afternoon playing their favorite board games, card games, table tennis, and Nintendo Wii. Participants will also engage in the fun game of BINGO which will be sponsored by Well Care Health Plans.
 


2017 Future Programs

Independence Day Celebration
Friday, July 7th, 2017

Veteran’s Day Celebration
Thursday, November 9th, 2017

Holiday Luncheon
November 15th, 2017


2017 Additional Meetings and Programs

Hand & Foot/Canasta
Mondays, 12:00 - 4:00, 
Neighborhood Center
Learn/Play for fun

Benson’s Book Club - Reading Group
3rd Monday of the month, 2:00 - 3:30, 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

Benson Caregiver’s Support Group
TBA, Benson Adult Day
(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, MPDH 

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, MPDH

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 - 3:30, 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:
     3/30 - Jerry
     4/27 - Warren
     5/25 - Jerry
     6/29 - Warren

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

Chess with Tony - Learn/play for fun
Every Friday, 9:30 - 12:00, Game Room

BOCCE
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, Dining Room

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.

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


 

2017 Day Trips

Thursday, 3/1/2017, Exit Strategy
Southwest Arts Center - (Full Performance 2.0 hours),
cost $20 per person (cash only) include admission and transportation.
Depart 9:30 a.m., return: 2 p.m., (Showtime 11 a.m.) Ticket sales begin: 1/9 (Mon.).
Lila Womack is your contact.  Sold Out. 

Thursday, 3/30/2017, The Atlanta Opera presents “Don Pasquale”
Cobb Energy Centre (One hour show),
cost $15 per person (cash only) includes admission and transportation.
Depart 9 a.m., return 1 p.m. (Showtime 11 a.m.), ticket sales begin: 2/1 (Wed.), 8:30 a.m.
Lila Womack is your contact. 

Thursday, 4/13/2017, Simply Simone – The Music of Nina Simone
Blazer Theatre at Herren’s (Run time TBA),
cost: $25 per person (cash only) includes admission and transportation.
Depart 11 a.m., return 6 p.m. (Showtime 2:30 p.m.), Ticket sales begin: 2/1 (Wed.),
lunch at own expense at Landmark Diner.
Lila Womack is your contact. Sold Out.


 

2017 Travel

5/11-22 The Legendary Blue Danube River Cruise
2 for 1 airfare – see brochure in the lobby area,
contact Dixie Pounds @ 678/297-6140 with the Alpharetta Adult Activity Center. 

6/23- 7/1 Colorado Historic Trains
Mayflower Tours, $3,044 + $789 for single, airfare included.
Contact Dixie Pounds @ 678/297-6140 with the Alpharetta Adult Activity Center. 

6/25-7/1 Branson Show Extravaganza
$659 dbl., $839 single, $75 deposit due upon registration,
contact Dixie Pounds @ 678/297-6140 with the Alpharetta Adult Activity Center.

9/10-16 Niagara Falls & Toronto
$659 dbl., $878 single, $75 deposit due upon registration,
contact Dixie Pounds @ 678/297-6140 with the Alpharetta Adult Activity Center.

10/5-13 Autumn Foliage in New England
$2,909 dbl., $3,768 single, (includes airfare) $350 deposit due upon registration,
contact Dixie Pounds @ 678/297-6140 with the Alpharetta Adult Activity Center.

11/27-12/1 Biloxi & New Orleans
$494 dbl., $689 single, $75 deposit due upon registration,
contact Dixie Pounds @ 678/297-6140 with the Alpharetta Adult Activity Center.


 

2017 Benson's Holiday and Closing Schedule

  • President’s Day: Monday, 2/20
  • Memorial Day: Monday, 5/29
  • Independence Day: Tuesday, 7/4
  • Labor Day: Monday, 9/4
  • Columbus Day: Monday, 10/9
  • Veteran’s Day: Friday, 11/10
  • Thanksgiving: Thursday and Friday, 11/23 and 24
  • Christmas: Friday and Monday, 12/22, 23 and 25
  • New Year’s Eve: Friday and Saturday, 12/29 and 30

2017 Benson's Class and Instructor's Planning Dates
(January–December 2017) 

SPRING/SESSION 2 April 03 - June 12
Instructor’s Planning: Down Week: June 26 - June 30 (Open Swim & Gym Only

SUMMER/SESSION 3 Week of July 03 - Sept 11
Instructor’s Planning: Down Week: September 25 - 29 (Open Swim & Gym Only)

FALL/SESSION 4 Week of October 02 - December 04
Instructor’s Planning: Down Week: December 18 - 21 & December 26-29 (Open Swim & Gym Only)


 

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Exercise Classes for People with Parkinsons and Their Caregivers