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2017 Events

Did you know that your membership application has to be updated once a year?
If you don’t know when your application expires, please check with the administrative office for this information.

Remember a current form of information is identification confirming your identification and residency will be required to register for classes.

2017 Registration Dates

Get your “Lottery Ticket” from the Administrative Office between 8:30 am - 2:15 pm, each day of the registration process.
The Lottery will begin “promptly at 2:30 p.m. in the Dining Hall across from the receptionist.”

Fall 2017:

     9/18, Monday, Aquatics
     9/19, Tuesday, Land Fitness
     9/21, Thursday, Other Classes
     9/22, Friday, 2nd Chance 

Winter 2017:
     12/18, Monday, Aquatics
     12/19, Tuesday, Land Fitness
     12/21, Thursday, Other Classes
     12/22, Friday, 2nd Chance  

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, 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
Every Tuesday, Ms. Frances Katapodis, from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm, in the Lobby of building B.

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.

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. 

July 2017, Benson’s Beauty Salon, in Hair Salon, Building A
Monday, July 10, 9:30 am - 1:30 pm
Tuesday, July 11, 9:30 am – 1:30 pm
Thursday, July 13, 9:30 am - 1:30 pm
Monday, July 17, 9:30 am – 1:30 pm
Wednesday, July 19, 9:30 am - 1:30 pm
Monday, July 24, 9:30am - 1:30pm
Thursday, July 27, 9:30am - 3:00pm
Drop in or by appointment, for more info see Benson's Beauty Salon page.
Contact Carolyn Marsh, Salon Manager, for appointments, 678-468-0621 

7/11 (Tues.) Fulton County Fruit & Vegetable Voucher Program
Mr. Merrill will be onsite to distribute to those signed up for the program, as well as, sell to those wishing to make cash purchases from 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Location: Benson Patio, Building B.

7/17 (Mon.) Ask the Dentist!
Dr. John Anderson, Georgia Denture & Implant Specialists - Seniors will learn the importance of maintaining their oral health while they age. Participants will also be given tips on how to preserve their dentures and partials and also learn when it is time to replace them.
Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions without the anxiety that often accompanies sitting in a dental chair.
For more information see or download our 
Ask the Dentist flyer.
Conference Rooms A and B
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

7/18, 7/25, 8/1, 8, 15, 22 Healthy Eating and Cooking Demonstrations
Benson participants will learn the latest nutritional information while also learning step-by-step instructions on how to prepare delicious and nutritious meals using basic pantry ingredients during a six week workshop.
(All Demonstrations will take place on a Tuesday, in Adult Day Lounge 1).

7/20 (Thurs.) iPhone Tips Workshop
Blue Hair Technology will host a 60 minute workshop for Benson participants.
Conf. A&B, 10-11 a.m.

7/26 (Wed.) Field Trip – Lane Packing Company
Benson participants will enjoy a day bus trip to Lane Packing Company (Everything Peaches) in Fort Valley Georgia. We will be departing Benson at 9 a.m. returning 5 p.m., $5 transportation fee, lunch on your own, see Lila in the Administrative Office to sign up! 

2017 Future Programs

Senior Farmer’s Market $20 Nutrition Program
Tuesday, July 11th, 2017

Veteran’s Day Celebration
Thursday, November 9th, 

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

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, MPDH 

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, MPDH

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:
07/27 - Jerry
08/31 - Warren
09/28 - Jerry
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 - 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, Dining Room

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, Dining Room

2017 Day Trips

None planned for the moment.

2017 Travel

7/29-30 Tour the Bush Beans Museum
$305 per person, $235 double occupancy. Join Roswell Ramblers as they travel by motor coach to the birthplace of Bush Beans! Price includes transportation, accommodations and two meals (breakfast & lunch).
For more information contact: Roswell Ramblers 770/641-3950, Alpharetta Adult Activity Center 678/297-6140.

9/10-16 Niagara Falls & Toronto
$659 dbl., $878 single, $75 deposit due upon registration,
contact Dixie Pounds @ 678/297-6140 with the Alpharetta Adult Activity Center.

9/15-17 Jekyll Island, Shrimp & Grits - The Wild Georgia Shrimp Festival”
Double $345 Single $499, $100 deposit due at registration,
contact Dixie Pounds @ 678/297-6140 with the Alpharetta Adult Activity Center. 

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.
Ten 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 at 678/297-6140. 

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.

2017 Benson's Holiday and Closing Schedule

  • Labor Day: Monday, 9/4
  • 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
(January–December 2017) 

SPRING/SESSION 2 April 03 - June 12
Instructor’s Planning: Down Week: June 26 - June 30 (Open Swim & Gym Only)

SUMMER/SESSION 3 Week of July 03 - Sept 11
Instructor’s Planning: Down Week: September 25 - 29 (Open Swim & Gym Only)

FALL/SESSION 4 Week of October 02 - December 04
Instructor’s Planning: Down Week: December 18 - 21 & December 26-29 (Open Swim & Gym Only)

Download July 2017 Event Schedule (v170630a)


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

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