Dorothy C. Benson Senior Complex The Dorothy
C. Benson Senior Multipurpose Complex, commonly referred to as the Benson Center, is a Fulton County facility for seniors
55 and older. The goals of the facility include supporting the recreational, intellectual, social, phyical and health needs
of senior citizens. This facility promotes a safe, active, meaningful and productive life for seniors.
The complex consists of three units.
- In the Multipurpose area, planned
activities are available in education, hobbies, health and wellness, swimming, recreation and more.
- The Adult Day-Care unit is for seniors who need assistance throughout the day.
Senior Neighborhood Center is designed for semi-active seniors and provides assistance with transportation and nutrition.
For more information about the Neighborhood Center, visit their web site by clicking the link below.
To learn more about the programs at the Benson Center, call the front desk at 404-613-4900.
10 SUMMER HEALTH TIPS FOR SENIORS
1. Drink plenty of liquids, eight or more 8-ounce glasses per day of water.
caffeinated and alcoholic beverages. Alcohol, soda, coffee and even tea can leave you dehydrated quickly.
3. Dress appropriately. Wear loose-fitting clothes in natural fabrics like cotton.
Sunblock. When outdoors, protect your skin from damage by wearing hats, sunglasses and a sunscreen of SPF 30 or higher.
5. Stay indoors during extreme heat.
6. Air conditioning. If you do not have air conditioning
in your home, go somewhere that does. A movie theater, the mall, a friend or relative’s home or a community senior center
are all good options.
7. Avoid extreme outdoor heat. If you need to get out of the house and don’t
drive, call a taxi, a friend or a transportation service. Do NOT wait outside for the bus in extreme heat.
8. Take a cool shower or bath. If you are absolutely unable to leave the house and do not have air conditioning,
take a cool bath or shower to lower your body temperature on extremely hot days.
9. Keep your
home cool. Temperatures inside the home should not exceed 85 degrees Fahrenheit for prolonged periods of time.
10. Signs of heat stroke (e.g. flushed face, high body temperature, headache, nausea, rapid pulse, dizziness and
confusion). Take immediate action if you feel them coming on.
Monday through Friday, 7:00am to 5:00pm.
Adult Day Program:
hours will continue to be Monday through Friday, 7:00am to 6:00pm.
This week at The Center:
Monday, September 18th
(3rd Monday of the
Benson’s Book Club - Reading Group
(Facilitator: Amelia Reid)
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Conference Room A
Monday, September 18th and
Wednesday, September 20th
Fulton County Auto Tags
10:00am to 1:00pm and
2:00pm to 3:00pm
Next door to the doctor’s office in building B
Free Blood Pressure Check
With Ms. Frances Katapodis, from 10:00am to 12:00pm, in the Lobby of building B.
Wednesday, September 20st
"Women of Valor" of WW
Presenter: Brandt Ross, former CEO, M & A Intermediary, senior
instructor and folk singer.
To include women that you know and some that you
may not know ... ... ... but what they have in common are remarkable stories. From the women in WWII who worked undercover,
to all the "Rosies" who went to work so their husbands, brothers, and sons could fight, and the many others whose
stories we will be shared. They all were "pathfinders," fought adversity, overcame obstacles and helped to save
many lives. The program includes contemporaneous folk music.10:00am
In Multi-Purpose Dining Hall
10:00am to 3:00pm
Call 404 612 2358 for appointment
Walkins are welcomed
“Free” event, open to the Public
In Medical Center, Building B
Thursday, September 21st
At the Movies: ALL THE PRESIDENT'S MEN
In the Game Room in Building B
Friday, September 22th
Chess with Tony Shibona
9:30am to 12:00pm
In Game Room
Friday, September 22th
Chess with Sophia Lozinskaya
12:00pm to 1:00pm
In Conference Room A
Friends of Benson:
Please visit our Friends of Benson page.
Want to donate to Friends of Benson?
Mail your donation to:
Friends of Benson Inc.
6500 Vernon Woods Drive
Sandy Springs, GA 30328
Or donate electronically:
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