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2017 Events

2017 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, 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.


bc 17th anniversary celebration

10/20 (Friday) Benson’s 18th Anniversary Celebration “Autumn Leaves”
Benson Participants and guest will celebrate with live entertainment “Class Act Band,” catered meals, free valet parking, and lots of fun to be had by all.
Ticket price non-refundable $15 (after 10/13  $20).
6:00pm to 9:00pm
Location: Multi-Purpose Dining Hall 



10/27 (Friday) Bingo
Benson Participants will enjoy an afternoon of bingo sponsored by Somerby.
1:15pm to 2:15pm
Location: Multi-Purpose Dining Hall  


Benson Beauty Salon

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

2017 Future Programs


Benson Veterans 

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


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



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

10/2 (Monday) Mayhem Poets– Cobb Energy Centre
$15 (Entry and Transportation) cash only, depart 9:00am, return 12:00pm (Showtime: 10:00am - Runtime: 1.0 hour), tickets sales begin at 8:30am om Monday 8/28 (Limit two tickets per person).
See Lila in Administrative Area.

10/11 (Wednesday) Southern Belle Fall/Leaf Riverboat Cruise, Chattanooga, Tennessee $50 (3 hour cruise, lunch and transportation) cash only, depart 8:00am, return 5pm, tickets sales begin at 8:30am on Tuesday 9/5 (Limit two tickets per person).
See Lila in Administrative Area.

10/25 (Wednesday) Hypnotic Brass Ensemble – Cobb Energy Centre 
$15 (Entry and Transportation), cash only, depart 9:00am, return 12:00pm (Showtime: 10:00am – Runtime: 1.0 hour), tickets sales begin at 8:30am on Monday 9/11 (Limit two tickets per person).
See Lila in Administrative Area.

2018 Day Trips

1/11/2018 (Thursday)
Lion King – Fox Theater
$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.

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

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.

10/15-21 Branson Show Extravaganza
$669, per person, double occupancy. en meals, six breakfasts and four dinners, three morning shows, three evening shows, Showboat Branson Belle and much more.
Contact Dixie Pounds in Alpharetta for more information, tel 678/297-

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.

2018 Travel

4/20/2018 - 27/18/2018
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

6/4-8/18 (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

  • 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
(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 October 2017 Event Schedule (v171010a)


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

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