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2017 Events

2017 Upcoming Events

Breakfast

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+). 

 

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, 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. 

 

 Bonding

“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.

 

Opioid and Painkillers Addiction
12/14 (Thursday) Opioid and Painkillers Addiction Among Seniors
Participants will learn prevention and intervention strategies to decrease misuse of prescription pain medication.
10:00am - 11:00am
Location: Conference Rooms A and B 

 

Feet

12/18 (Monday) Foot Care Clinic
Benson participants will be evaluated by an Orthopedic Nurse for risk of foot problems and also be given personalized preventive care techniques. 
10:00am - 12:00pm
Location: Beauty Salon, Building A

 

 

2018 Events

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 AARP.org/tax aide at 1-888/2277669
10:00am – 2:00pm
Location: Benson Game Room.

 

Benson Beauty Salon

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


2017 Future Programs

 

Old Turkey

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, 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: 
October - Changes in Medicare & Information from Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
November - The Benefits of a Spirit of Thanksgiving 
December - No Meeting  

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 - 3:30, 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:
10/26 - Warren
11/26 - Jerry
12/07 - 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

 

Bocce 

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, 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


2017 Day Trips

No more planned for the moment this year.


2018 Day Trips

1/11/2018 (Thursday)
Lion King – Fox Theater (SOLD OUT)
$61 (Ticket and Benson Bus); $56 (Ticket only) cash only.  Depart Benson: 10:30am, return 4:00pm (Showtime: 1:00pm – Runtime: 2.0 hours). Tickets sales begin in August 28th, 2017, 8:30am (Limit two tickets per person).
See, download and/or print the Flyer for this Event.
See Lila in Administrative Area. (SOLD OUT)

1/25/2018 (Thursday)
Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill – Balzer Theater at Herren’s
$25 (Entry and Transportation) cash only, depart 9:00am, return 3:00pm (Showtime: 11:00am – Runtime: 1.5 hours), tickets sales begin on Monday 12/4/2017, (Limit two tickets per person).
See Lila in Administrative Area

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. 

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.


2017 Travel

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

12/5-12/7 (Tuesday - Thursday)
Pigeon Forge and Smoky Mountains Show
Trip $325 includes: motor coach transportation, 2 nights lodging, 4 meals, 1 Dinner Show: The Hatfield-McCoy Show, 1 Evening Show: Christmas at the Smoky Mountain Opry, 1 Morning Show: “Tis the Season”, Free time in Historic Downtown Gatlinburg and much more.


2018 Travel

4/20/18-4/27/2018
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
.

6/4/18-6/8/18 (Monday to 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.



2017 Benson's Holiday and Closing Schedule

  • 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
(October–December 2017) 

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

Winter 2018/SESSION 1: January - March 2018
Computer Registration Winter Session 2018 is from November 27th through December 15th.
Instructor’s Planning:  Down Week from December 18 to the 21st and from December 26 to the 29th (Open Swim and Gym Only).



Download December 2017 Event Schedule (v171122a)

Download November 2017 Event Schedule (v171102a)


Disclaimer

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

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