Dorothy C. Benson Senior Multipurpose Complex

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6500 Vernon Woods Drive, Sandy Springs, GA 30328  Phone: 404-613-4900


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.
  • The 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.


1. Drink plenty of liquids, eight or more 8-ounce glasses per day of water.

2. Avoid 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.

4. 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.



Each May, the Administration for Community Living (ACL) leads our nation’s celebration of Older Americans Month (OAM). ACL designed the 2017 OAM theme, Age Out Loud, to give aging a new voice—one that reflects what today’s older adults have to say.

This theme shines a light on many important trends. More than ever before, older Americans are working longer, trying new things, and engaging in their communities. They’re taking charge, striving for wellness, focusing on independence, and advocating for themselves and others. What it means to age has changed, and OAM 2017 is a perfect opportunity to recognize and celebrate what getting older looks like today.

Let’s amplify the many voices of older Americans and raise awareness of vital aging issues across the country. Join us as we speak up and out loud for OAM! 

Go to the Older Americans website


Dr. Pamela Roshell Named as Fulton County Director of Aging & Youth Services 

Dr. Pamela Roshell

Fulton County Manager Dick Anderson has named Dr. Pamela Roshell as the new Director of the Department of Aging & Youth Services. 

Dr. Roshell brings over 20 years of experience in public administration, health policy and gerontology. She will begin with Fulton County on March 22, reporting directly to Chief Operating Officer Todd Long. 

Read more about her on the Fulton County Government website



For additional Senior Services in North Fulton County (such as transportation) you might like to visit the website of Senior Services North Fulton.


Important Announcement:

The Suspension of Expanded Hours Programming:
Starting Monday, 5/1/17, our new hours of operation will be Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 5:00pm.

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

This week at The Center:

The Benson Center is closed Monday, May 29th, Memorial Day.

Wednesday, May 31th
Fulton County Auto Tags
Serving “Seniors 55+”
10:00am to 1:00pm and
2:00pm to 3:00pm
next door to the doctor’s office
in building B

Every Tuesday that we are open 
Free Blood Pressure Check
with Dr. Jedidiah Agbowu
10:00am to 12:00pm
in the Lobby of building B

Wednesday, May 31st
“Age Out Loud” Variety Show
Benson participants will showcase their talents through song, dance, magic tricks, lip sync and comedy performances.
2:00 to 4:00pm, MPDH
Contact Lila Womack for participation. 

Every Thursday
Medical Clinic
10:00am to 3:00pm
in Medical Center, Building B
Call 404 612 2358 for appointment
Walkins are welcomed
“Free” event, open to the Public.

Thursday, June 1st
Benson Hike
Leita Thompson Memorial Park
Trail participants will partake in a leisure walk while others endure a more strenuous hike.
Departing 9:00am, returning 3:00pm.
See Nicole in the Fitness Center to sign up!  

Thursday, June 1st
At the Movies: TRASH 
2015, Drama, PG
10:00am and 1:15pm
in the Game Room in Building B 

And much, much more, see our Events and Program pages.

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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