May Senior Center Happenings

The Currituck County Senior Centers; Barco, Knotts Island and Powell’s Point are places designed to give Senior Adults in Currituck the opportunity to meet other seniors, receive services geared towards seniors and participate in activities that will affirm their dignity and self-worth.

With that in mind each month the staff produces a newsletter to inform citizens of available programs for that month. Please take the time to read what the Senior Centers are doing this month.

When we all work together the senior centers are an “enjoyable and a happy place” for EVERYONE!

May Newsletter
May Menu


Ready…Set…Go

Senior Advisory Board Members NEEDED

Are you…

  • Currently Active in Senior Activities and Programs
  • Willing to share ideas and work as a team
  • Able to Commit yourself for quarterly meetings and special events
  • A resident of Currituck County

Board members serve as advocates for citizens of Currituck County 55 years of age or older. The Board makes suggestions on programming, outreach and policies.

The Senior Center Advisory Board consists of 6 senior citizens and an appointed Board of Commissioners.

The board meets 4 times a year: January, April, July and October at the senior center in Barco. Board members may serve 2 consecutive – 2 year terms; if eligible for reappointment.

Please contact Stacy Joseph at 252-232-3505 for more information or to apply.

 

All Currituck Senior Center’s will be CLOSED

Monday, May 28, 2018 in observance of Memorial Day!


Senior Games…
Albemarle Senior Games (ASG) and SilverArts

The 34th Annual Senior Games May Lineup…

Tuesday, May 8 – Northeastern High School

Tennis

Wednesday, May 9  – Camden

Cycling
Track
800 Meter Run
1500 Meter Run
5K Run, 50 Meter Dash
Running Long Jump
100 Meter Dash
200 Meter Dash
400 Meter Dash

Albemarle Senior Games SilverArts Showcase!

Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Edenton United Methodist Church

  • Cost is $5.00 admission (pay there)/Senior Games
  • Participants are Free!
  • Light refreshments served.

We will leave the senior center at 12:45 p.m.  Deadline to sign up is Monday, May 14.

Things To Know… 

Sun Safety

Avoid prolonged  exposure to the sun when possible.  Wear sunscreen with a minimum of SPF 15. SPF refers to how long a person will be protected.

 

  • Sunscreen  performance is affected by wind, humidity,  perspiration, and proper application. Throw away sunscreens after 1–2 years.
  • Apply at least 20 minutes before sun exposure.  Apply to ears, scalp, lips, neck, tops of feet, and backs of hands. Reapply every 2 hours and each time a person gets out of the water or perspires heavily.
  • Wear clothing with a tight weave/ high-SPF clothing. Wear wide-brimmed hats and sunglasses with UV protection/side panels.
  • Take breaks in Shade

 

Dawn’s Words of Wisdom

“The best and most beautiful things in the world can not be seen or even touched, they must be felt with the heart.”

~ Helen Keller


Currituck Senior Center
Everyday…

Monday’s
8:00-5:00 Billiards
9:00 Pickle Ball
9:00 Table Tennis
10:00 Bowl at Albemarle Lanes
12:30 Dominoes & Hand & Foot

 

Tuesday’s
8:00-5:00 Billiards
10:00 Pinochle
10:30 Bible Study
11:00 Exercise DVD
10:00 -12:00 Wet Paint
12:30 Mahjong
5:15 Tops

 

Wednesday’s
8:00-5:00 Billiards
9:00 Pickle Ball
9:30 Scrabble/Upwards
10:00 All Day Bridge
10:00 Quilting
1:00 Dominoes

 

Thursday’s
8:00-5:00 Billiards
9:00 Horseshoes
10:00 Badminton
11:00 Exercise DVD
11:00 & 12:30 Bingo
12:30 Hand & Foot
1:00 Walking Paws

 

Friday’s
8:00-5:00 Billiards
8:00 Table Tennis
9:00 Horseshoes
10:00 Pickle Ball
10:30 Dominoes

 

 

 

Special for May…

Tuesday, May 1, 2018 –  Free Craft Class
DIY Birdfeeders at 12:30 p.m.  Deadline to sign up is Friday, April 27.

Wednesday, May 2, 2018 – Birthday Celebration
at 12:30 p.m.

Thursday, May 3, 2018 – Sentara Living Health Presentation – “Sun Safety”
at 10:30 a.m.  Deadline to sign up is Tuesday, May 1.  A free box lunch will be provided to those who register by the deadline.

Tuesday, May 8, 2018 – TRIP – “Lantern Asia” at Norfolk Botanical Gardens
at 4:00pm.  Art by day, Magic by night!  Walk through a mile of colossal Asian works of art transforming the gardens landscape – mesmerizing guest of all ages!  Cost is $20.00 ticket and money for dinner at Jason’s Deli.  Deadline to sign up and pay is Friday, May 4th.  *High Walking – No tram service available!

Friday, May 11, 2018 – Mothers Day Tea/Brunch
at 11:00 a.m.  Feel free to bring a guest (spouse/son or daughter.)  Deadline to sign up is Monday, May 9.

Monday, May 14, 2018 – Hallmark Movie Monday – “An Uncommon Grace”
After a tour of duty, a army nurse returns home to her grandmothers farm in Amish country, where she finds unexpected romance and is pulled into a murder mystery.  Movie starts at 12:00 p.m.  Don’t forget to sign up for lunch!

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 – TRIP – “Currituck Hospitality Ambassador” Passport Day! 
Have your “passport” stamped as we visit “Weeping Radish,” “Jarvisburg Colored School,” and “Grandy Farm Market.”  We will leave the center at 10:30 a.m.  Cost is money for lunch at Weeping Radish.

Monday, May 21, 2018 – It’s Butterbean Auction time! 
Bid on your favorite items with butterbeans!  Starts at 11:00 a.m.

Tuesday, May 22, 2018 – Albemarle Senior Games Silver Arts Showcase! 
Join us in showing support for our fellow seniors!  Cost is $5.00 admission (pay there)/Senior Game participants are Free.  Light refreshments will be served.  We will leave the senior center at 12:45 p.m.  Deadline to sign up is Monday, May 14.

Monday, May 28, 2018 – CLOSED for Memorial Day!

Tuesday, May 29, 2018 – 4 Hour Fishing TRIP
on a head boat in Rudee Inlet!  Cost is $45.00, plus money for lunch.  We will leave the center at 6:15 a.m.  All equipment will be provided.  Deadline to sign up and pay is Monday, May 21.

Thursday, May 31, 2018 – Stepping out against Elder Abuse – “Elder Abuse Walk”
in Elizabeth City!  We will leave the senior center at 9:15 a.m.  Lunch will be provided.  Remember to wear Purple and bring your umbrella! Deadline to sign up is Monday, May 14.

Cooking with Latesa…

Stuffed Pork Chops w/Prosciutto & Mozzarella

  • 4 (5oz) center cut boneless pork chops
  • 2 teaspoons seasoned breadcrumbs
  • 2 slices (21 grams) Sargento part skim mozzarella, cut in half
  • 2 slices prosciutto, cut in half (1oz total)
  • 12 leaves baby spinach
  • 1 clove crushed garlic
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt
  • Black pepper, to taste
  • Olive oil spray

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  • Cut a deep pocket all the way through one side of the pork chops, leaving the sides intact.
  • Stuff each chop with 1/2 slice    prosciutto, 1/2 slice cheese and 3 leaves of spinach.
  • Season both sides of the chops with salt and pepper then place on a baking sheet.
  • Top with crushed garlic and breadcrumbs.
  • Bake 20 minutes.

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Knotts Island Senior Center…
Everyday…

Monday’s
9:00 Walking Club
9:30 Chair Exercises
10:00 Puzzles
10:30 Wii Tennis
1:00 Bingo
All Day Coloring Pages

 

Tuesday’s
9:00 Walking Club
10:00 Puzzles
10:30 Wii Bowling
1:00 Wii Golf
1:00 Dominoes
All Day Coloring Pages

 

Wednesday’s
9:00 Walking Club
9:30 Chair Exercises
10:00 Puzzles
10:30 Board Games
1:00 Phase 10
All Day Coloring Pages

 

Thursday’s
9:00 Walking Club
10:00 Puzzles
12:00 BOC Meeting
1:00 Yahtzee
1:30 Computer Class
All Day Coloring Pages
All Day Weight Loss Weigh In

 

Friday’s
9:00 Walking Club
9:30 Chair Exercises
10:00 Puzzles
1:00 Card Games
All Day Coloring Pages 

Special for May…

Wednesday, May 2, 2018 – Birthday Celebration
at 12:30 p.m.

Tuesday, May 8, 2018 – CLOSED -Primary Election! 
The Knott’s Island Senior Center will be CLOSED.  Be sure your voice is heard, come on out and vote!

Friday, May 11, 2018 – TRIP – Mothers Day Tea at the Barco Center! 
Feel free to bring a guest (spouse/son or daughter.)  We will leave on the 10:00 a.m. ferry.  Must sign up by Wednesday, May 9!

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 – TRIP – “Currituck Hospitality Ambassador” Passport Day
Have your “passport” stamped as we visit the “Weeping Radish,” “Jarvisburg Colored School,” and “Grandy Farm Market.”  We will leave the center at 9:00 a.m.  Cost is money for lunch at Weeping Radish.

Tuesday, May 22, 2018 – Craft Class! 
Making outdoor décor using glass vases, bottles, plates and cups!  Everything you need to make one of a kind décor will be provided.  Class starts at 1:00 p.m., outside under the  shelter.

Thursday, May 24, 2018 – Weight Loss Support Group! 
Join us as we continue on our weight loss journey!  You do not have to belong to any specific weight loss program to join us!  We discuss tips, recipes, exercise and lots of encouraging support!  Starts at 1:00 p.m.

Monday, May 28, 2018 – CLOSED for Memorial Day!

Tuesday, May 29, 2018 – TRIP – Andersons Garden Center & “Sage Kitchen”
for lunch!  Cost is money for lunch.  We will leave the center at 11:30 a.m.

Thursday, May 31, 2018 – In house movie – “Just Getting Started”
starring Morgan Freeman and Tommy Lee Jones.  Two men fighting over one woman.  Movie begins at 1:00 p.m.

 

Tammy’s “Did You Know”…

There has finally been a break in the weather, and Spring is here!  Its time to get outdoors and enjoy the fresh air.  Working in the garden,  going for walks or just relaxing can all be enjoyed.

However, this time of year also brings out the bugs, like May flies and pesky mosquitoes!  Be sure to protect yourself with bug repellent.


Powell’s Point Senior Center…
Everyday…

Monday’s
10:00 Coffee & Chat
May’s flavor – “Hazelnut”
10:30 Chair Exercises
11:00 Bingo
1:00 Puzzlers/Coloring Pages/Dominos

 

Tuesday’s
1:00 Puzzlers/Coloring Pages/Dominos

 

Wednesday’s
10:30 Bingo
1:00 Puzzlers/Coloring Pages/Dominos

 

Thursday’s
11:00 Exercises with Min
(no exercise May 17, 24 & 3)
12:30 Bible Study
(No Bible Study May 3)
1:00 Puzzlers/Coloring Pages/Dominos

 

Friday’s
10:30 Bingo
1:00 Puzzlers/Coloring Pages/Dominos

 

Special for May…

Tuesday, May 1, 2018 – Birthday Celebration
at 12:30 p.m.

Wednesday, May 2, 2018 – TRIP – Greenbrier Mall
at 10:30 a.m. Must sign up by Tuesday, May 1!

Thursday, May 3, 2018 – TRIP – Walmart Shopping
with Dottie at 12:30 p.m.  Must sign up by Wednesday, May 2!

Tuesday, May 8, 2018 – Presentation – Senior Nutrition
with Sheila Gregory at 10:30 a.m.

Friday, May 11, 2018 – TRIP – Mother’s Day Tea
at the Barco center.  We will leave the center at 10:15 a.m.  Deadline to sign up is Wednesday, May 9!

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 – TRIP – “Currituck Hospitality Ambassador” Passport Day! 
Have your “passport” stamped as we visit the “Weeping Radish,” “Jarvisburg Colored School,” and “Grandy Farm Market.”  We will leave the center at 11:00 a.m.  Cost is money for lunch at Weeping Radish.

Tuesday, May 22, 2018 – Craft Class
Making Fairy Gardens!  Bring your imagination to make a magical Fairy  Garden.  Cost is $2.00 for supplies.  Class Starts at 10:30 a.m. (please arrive on time!)  Deadline to sign up and pay is Friday, May 18!  This class is limited!

Thursday, May 24, 2018 – TRIP – Norfolk Premium Outlets 
See what treasures they have at Norfolk’s newest Outlet Mall.  We will leave the center at 9:30am.  Deadline to sign up is Tuesday, May 22!

Monday, May 28, 2018 – CLOSED for Memorial Day!

Tuesday, May 29, 2018 – Presentation – Senior Health  with Amy Underhill
at 11:00 a.m.

Laughing with Lorraine…

“My mother’s menu consisted of two choices: Take it or Leave it.”

~ Buddy Hackett


Extended Programming
Corolla

The Currituck County Senior Center offers limited programming currently in the off season for seniors living in Corolla. Programming is held at the Currituck County Library, 1123 Ocean Trail, Corolla, North Carolina.

Friday, May 18, 2018
Corolla Library
10:00 a.m. 

Legal Aid Attorney Alexis Pugh will be giving a presentation on Advance Directives, Living Wills, etc. There will be time for questions and answers after the presentation.

A FREE boxed lunch will be provided by the  Currituck County Senior Center following the questions and answers session for all those signed up by  Monday, May 14th. You may sign up with the Corolla Library at 252-453-0496.

* Please note that this is an “Attendance” driven presentation, meaning if not enough seniors sign up, the  attorney will not make the trip.