Monday, May 2, 2016

Meet Dorothy Benson ‪#‎SeniorsOfFulton

May is Older Americans Month across the Country as we celebrate the contributions, activism and creativity of our Nation’s seniors. Dorothy C. Benson, the trailblazer for which the Dorothy C. Benson Senior Multipurpose Facility in Sandy Springs is named practices in her calligraphy class at the Benson facility.

In 1990, Ms. Benson and 40 other seniors boarded a bus for a trip to Baltimore, Maryland to tour senior multipurpose facilities in that city. The trip to Baltimore planted the seeds for Fulton County’s first senior Multipurpose Facility, the H.J.C. Bowden Senior Multipurpose Facility. The generosity of East Point in donating the land made Bowden the first of four to open in Fulton County.

Dorothy Benson, #‎SeniorsOfFulton

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