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.


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



New Operating hours:
Monday through Friday, 7:00am 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:

 Benson Book Club
Monday, September 18th
(3rd Monday of the month)
Benson’s Book Club - Reading Group
(Facilitator: Amelia Reid)
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Conference Room A

Fulton County Auto Tags
Monday, September 18th and
Wednesday, September 20th
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 

Free Blood Pressure Check
Every Tuesday

Free Blood Pressure Check
With Ms. Frances Katapodis, from 10:00am to 12:00pm, in the Lobby of building B.

Women of Valor
Wednesday, September 20st
"Women of Valor" of WW II
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 and 1:15pm
In Multi-Purpose Dining Hall 

Medical Clinic
Every Thursday
Medical Clinic 
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

All the President's Men
Thursday, September 21st
1976, PG
10:00am and 1:15pm
In the Game Room in Building B

Chess with Tony
Friday, September 22th
Chess with Tony Shibona
9:30am to 12:00pm
In Game Room

Chess with Sophia
Friday, September 22th
Chess with Sophia Lozinskaya
12:00pm to 1:00pm
 In Conference Room A
And much, much more, see our Events and Program pages.

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

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