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2017 Events

2017 Upcoming Events

Breakfast

Dining
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.

 

Women of Valor 

9/20 (Wednesday) “Women of Valor” of World War 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.
1:30pm to 2:15pm
Location: Multi-Purpose Dining Hall

 

Seniors 

9/26 (Tuesday)
Information Sessions:
1. Tax Exemptions,
2. Housing Rehabilitation for Senior Citizens.
These sessions will be presented by the Community Development Department.
Participation limited to 20 people.
11:00 to 1:00pm
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

 

Benson Veterans 

Veteran’s Day Celebration
Thursday, November 9th, 2017

 

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.

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:
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 

Chess with Tony - Learn/play for fun
Every Friday, 9:30 - 12:00, Game Room

 

Bocce 

BOCCE
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

9/14 (Thursday) The Hunchback of Notre Dame - Rialto Theater
Cost $25 (entry and transportation), cash only, depart 10:00am, return 2:30pm. (Showtime: 11:00am - Runtime: 2.5 hours), tickets sales begin at 8:30am on Tuesday 8/1 (Limit two tickets per person).
See Lila in Administrative Area.

10/2 (Monday) Mayhem Poets– Cobb Energy Centre
$15 (Entry and Transportation) cash only, depart 9:00am, return 12:00pm (Showtime: 10:00am - Runtime: 1.0 hour), tickets sales begin at 8:30am om Monday 8/28 (Limit two tickets per person).
See Lila in Administrative Area.

10/11 (Wednesday) Southern Belle Fall/Leaf Riverboat Cruise, Chattanooga, Tennessee $50 (3 hour cruise, lunch and transportation) cash only, depart 8:00am, return 5pm, tickets sales begin at 8:30am on Tuesday 9/5 (Limit two tickets per person).
See Lila in Administrative Area.

10/25 (Wednesday) Hypnotic Brass Ensemble – Cobb Energy Centre 
$15 (Entry and Transportation), cash only, depart 9:00am, return 12:00pm (Showtime: 10:00am – Runtime: 1.0 hour), tickets sales begin at 8:30am on Monday 9/11 (Limit two tickets per person).
See Lila in Administrative Area.


2018 Day Trips

1/11/2018 (Thursday)
Lion King – Fox Theater
$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.

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

3/21/18 (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

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. (FULL)

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. en 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, tel 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.


2018 Travel

4/20/2018 - 27/18/2018
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


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
(July–December 2017) 

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 September 2017 Event Schedule (v170828a)


Disclaimer

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

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