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!

January Newsletter
January Menu


AARP Safe Driving Class

The Senior Center in Barco on Monday, January 29, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. will be held to help you refresh your driving skills, gain useful information and possibly save money on your auto insurance.

Cost: $15.00 for AARP members, $20.00 for non-members. *instructor directly paid by parcipants at the end of the class.

AARP Tax Preparation

FREE AARP Tax Preparaon will be offered again this year by appointments only starting Thursday, February 1, at the Barco Senior Center. *The Senior Center will start taking appointments on Monday, January 22, 2018.

Tax preparation is open to the public regardless of age and is geared towards low- to moderate- income taxpayers. Certain filing restrictions apply.

Please call 252-232-3505 for more information.

Trip to Kentucky

4 Day/3 Night Trip to the Ark Encounter, Louisville & Lexington, Kentucky Monday, April 30 – Sunday, May 3, 2018
Trip includes:

  • Experience the Ark Encounter – features a full size Noah’s Ark, built according to the dimensions given in the bible.– spanning 510 feet long, 85 feet wide and 51 feet high. Showcasing 3 Decks filled with exhibits featuring Noah’s family and life on board the Ark.
  • 3 breakfasts at your hotel/2 dinners including 1 dinner at Emzara’s Kitchen and 1 dinner aboard the Belle of Louisville Paddler Boat Steamer.
  • Enjoy a guided tour of Lexington.
  • Visit The Kentucky Horse Park & International Museum of the Horse.
  • Visit the Original Kentucky Fried Chicken, Harland Sanders Café & Museum.

Cost: $499.00 per person/double occupancy. Optional travel protection $51.00 per person/double occupancy.

$100.00 Deposit due by Monday, January 22, 2018

Did You Know…

Albemarle Senior Games (ASG) and SilverArts

The North Carolina Senior Games is a year-round health promotion and education program that serves 50 years of age or better by providing exercise for the body and the mind!

It is the largest Senior Games organization in the United States with over 65,000 participants!

The Albemarle Senior Games and SilverArts are sanctioned by the North Carolina Senior Games and serve the largest geographic area in the state representing senior athletes and artist from the surrounding 10 counties.

In 2018, Albemarle Senior Games will celebrate their 34th Anniversary!

Games Continue…

Local games are held in March, April & May.

Qualifying parti cipants are then eligible to compete at the state level in the fall.

Every other year, State qualifiers are eligible to compete in the National Senior Games.

Local senior Games continues to have about 350+ participants with 250+ qualifiers for State Finals each year!

It is the mission of Albemarle Senior Games to bring ideals of fun, fitness and fellowship to as many seniors in the area as possible.

The Senior Center in Barco will be again hosting the Pickle ball tournament for the Senior Games on Wednesday, April 11, 2018!

2018 Senior Games registration forms are available at the Senior Center in Barco, come and get one.

Dawn’s Words of Wisdom

And now we welcome the new year. Full of things that have never been.

~ Rainer Maria Rilke

Currituck Senior Center


8:00-5:00 Billiards
9:00 Pickle Ball
9:00 Table Tennis
12:30 Dominoes & Hand & Foot
*10:00 Seniors meet at Albemarle Lanes to bowl

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

8:00-5:00 Billiards
9:00 Pickle Ball
9:30 Scrabble / Upwards
10:00 All Day Bridge
10:00 *Quilting Basics Class
1:00 Dominoes

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

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

Special for January…

Monday, January 1, 2018 – CLOSED for New Years Day!

Tuesday, January 2, 2018 – Celebrate the new year with Ice Cream Sundaes at 12:30 p.m.

Wednesday, January 3, 2018 – Birthday Celebration at 12:30 p.m.

Wednesday, January 3, 2018 – Wednesday, February 7, 2018 – A 6 week “Quilng Basics” class taught by Linda Jimerson. Class will begin at 10:00 a.m. *Supplies will be provided/for optional list of supplies please call 252-232-3505

Thursday, January 4, 2018 – Sentara Living Health Presentation “Infection Prevention” at 10:30 a.m. A free boxed lunch will be provided to those who register before Tuesday, January 2.

Tuesday, January 9, 2018 – Breakfast & Bingo at Peppercorns at the beach! We will leave the senior center at 8:00 a.m. Cost is $6.00 plus tax for breakfast. Deadline to sign up is Friday, December 5.

Monday, January 15, 2018 – CLOSED for Martin Luther King Jr. Day!

Friday, January 19, 2018 – Shopping Trip to Belk at the beach and lunch at “Barefoot Bernie’s.” We will leave the senior center at 10:30 a.m. Cost is money for lunch.

Monday, January 22, 2018 – Hallmark Movie Monday – “Country Wedding,” Starts at 12:00 p.m. Don’t forget to sign up for lunch to enjoy during the movie! Popcorn will be provided!

Wednesday, January 24, 2018 – A trip to the Chrysler Museum in Norfolk! We will leave the senior center at 10:30 a.m. Cost is money for lunch at the museum café.

Monday, January 29, 2018 – AARP Drivers Safety Course. Refresh your driving skills, gain useful information and possibly save money on your auto insurance by completing the course. Course will be from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. here at the senior center. Cost is $15.00 for AARP members and $20.00 for non-members. Deadline to sign up is Monday, January 22.

Wednesday, January 31, 2018 – “Healthy Cooking” with Sheila Gregory at 12:30 p.m. Sample healthy recipes! Deadline: Friday, January 26, 2018

Cooking with Latesa…

Chocolate Caramel Shortbread


  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 (3 scks) unsalted butter, divided
  • 1 14 oz. can sweetened condensed milk
  • 4 tbsp. light corn syrup
  • 12 oz. semisweet chocolate
  • 1 tsp vanilla fleur de sel (sea salt)


  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  • Put the flour and sugar in a bowl and rub in 12 tablespoons of butter, clumping the dough together to form a ball.
  • Press mixture into a greased 9 inch square pan lined with parchment paper; smooth it with your hands/spatula.
  • Peirce with a fork and cook 5 minutes
  • Lower oven to 300 degrees and cook for an additional 30-40 minutes until it is pale golden and no longer doughy.
  • Let cool in pan.
  • In a microwave safe bowl melt the remaining butter for 2-3 minutes, add the condensed milk and syrup.
  • Whisk mixture until butter is well incorporated.
  • Heat in the microwave for 6-7 minutes until boiling, stirring thoroughly every 30 seconds. Be careful to stir often and do not leave unattended.
  • Its ready when its thickened and turn to a light golden brown.
  • Pour evenly over the shortbread and leave to set.
  • Melt chocolate in microwave. Pour and spread over caramel mixture.
  • If using sea salt, sprinkle over chocolate and allow bars to cool.

Cut and serve. Bars can be kept in the fridge to keep firm, if needed.

Knotts Island Senior Center…

9:30 Chair Exercises
10:00 Puzzles
10:30 Wii Tennis
1:00 Bingo
All Day Coloring Pages

10:00 Puzzles
10:30 Wii Bowling
1:00 Wii Golf
1:00 Dominoes
All Day Coloring Pages

9:30 Chair Exercises
10:00 Puzzles
10:30 Board Games
1:00 Phase 10
All Day Coloring Pages

10:00 Puzzles
12:00 BOC Meeting
1:00 Yahtzee
1:30 Computer Class
All Day Coloring Pages
All Day Weight Loss Weigh In

9:30 Chair Exercises
10:00 Puzzles
1:00 Card Games
All Day Coloring Pages


Something New for 2018!

Walking Club – We will walk Monday-Friday at 8:00 a.m. weather permitting. You only walk as much as you are comfortable with. Walking helps with weight loss, promotes energy and has lots of other beneficial aspects. Start the year off right by feeling beer!

Special for January…

Monday, January 1, 2018 – CLOSED! Happy New Year!

Wednesday, January 3, 2018 – Birthday Celebration at 12:30 p.m.

Friday, January 5, 2018 – New Years Breakfast Pot Luck at 9:00 a.m. Sign up to bring a side dish!

Monday, January 15, 2018 – CLOSED for Martin Luther King Jr. Day!

Thursday, January 18, 2018 – Weight Loss Support Group at 1:30 p.m. During 2017 our weight loss support group was so beneficial that we decided to keep it going in 2018! We will meet once a month to discuss tips, recipes, weight loss/gain journeys and other information to help each other along.

Wednesday, January 24, 2018 – Craft Class – We will be making Gnomes made out of rice socks at 1:30 p.m.

Monday, January 29, 2018 – Bingo & Chili Cook-off at 12:00 p.m. Bring your best chili recipe and put it to the test. Prize will be awarded for best Chili! Please bring two wrapped gifts for Bingo!

Tammy’s “Did You Know”…

January is known for:

  • National Banking Month
  • Oatmeal Month
  • and Slow Cooking Month

just to name a few!

So this month, try your hand at something new! Bake a new dessert, try a new flavor of oatmeal or cook one of your favorite meals in the slow cooker!

Powell’s Point Senior Center…

10:30 Chair Exercises
11:00 Bingo
12:30 Dominoes

12:30 Dominoes / Word Search / Yahtzee /
phase 10 (varies weekly)

10:30 Bingo
12:30 Dominoes / Skip Bo / Yahtzee /
Board Games (varies weekly)

11:00 Exercises w/Min
12:30 Bible Study

10:30 Bingo
12:30 Dominoes & Boggle / Yahtzee

Special for January…

Monday, January 1, 2018 – CLOSED – Happy New Year!

Tuesday, January 2, 2018 – Birthday Celebration at 12:30 p.m.

Wednesday, January 3, 2018 – Shopping trip to Greenbrier Mall at 10:30 a.m. Must sign up by Tuesday, January 2.

Thursday, January 4, 2018 – Wal-Mart with Dottie at 12:30 p.m. Must sign up by Tuesday, January 2.

Tuesday, January 9, 2018 – Breakfast & Bingo at Peppercorns at the beach! Cost is $6.00 plus tax for breakfast. We will leave the center at 8:15 a.m.. Deadline to sign up is Friday, January 5!

Monday, January 15, 2018 – CLOSED for Marn Luther King Jr. Day!

Tuesday, January 16, 2018 – “Healthy Eang” with Sheila Gregory at 10:30 a.m.

Friday, January 19, 2018 – “Musical Bingo” at 10:00 a.m. Come out and play a new twist on BINGO! Bring a prize for the prize table.

Tuesday, January 23, 2018 – Senior Health with Amy Underhill at 11:00 a.m.

Monday, January 29, 2018 – Cinema Café in Edinburg! Movie and time to be announced. Cost is ticket and money for lunch. Deadline to sign up is Friday, January 26!

Laughing with Lorraine…

“I’m staying in shape this winter by wearing enough layers to be constantly sweating!”


Extended Programming

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.

Programming currently includes:

  • 2 a week Yoga (October to March)
  • Day trips