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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 Kitchen Staff

11/15 (Wednesday) Holiday Luncheon
Benson participants and guest will enjoy a traditional holiday meal prepared by the Benson kitchen staff, live entertainment and dancing will help to kick off the holiday season.
12:00pm - 2:00pm
Location: Multi-Purpose Dining Hall



11/21 (Tuesday) 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 - 3:00pm
Location: Conference rooms A and B


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



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

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 November 2017 Event Schedule (v171102a)


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

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