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You can't let other people tell you who you are, you have to decide that for yourself.

~ Unknown~        

Contact Information
Currituck Senior Center

130 Community Way 
Barco, NC 27917


Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Knotts Island Senior Center

116 Brumley Road 
Knotts Island, NC 27950


Monday - Friday
9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Powell's Point  Senior Center

8011 Caratoke Highway 
Powell's Point, NC 27950


Monday - Friday
9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

May at the Senior Centers 

Currituck Senior's ExercisingThe 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 is... Better Hearing & Speech Month
"Communicating Your Needs Effectively"

At various points in each of our lives, we find ourselves in situations in which we need help. When we do, we must figure out how to find that help and how to effectively express what we need. When someone has hearing loss, expressing those needs can be even more difficult. What can you do to help yourself and others understand how to help you?

First, do not be afraid or embarrassed to admit you need help. Everyone needs help at some point. Needing help does not mean you are incapable. However, others cannot read your mind and probably do not realize that you are not understanding.

How do you communicate effectively? Use the following communication tips:
?? -Look at the person you are talking to and ask them to look at you.
?? -Ask the individual to speak slowly and clearly.
?? -Do not bluff when you do not understand. In other words, do not nod and smile          or do other things to cover up that you do not understand.
?? -Ask specific questions to get information you may have missed. Saying things          like "What did you say?", "I can't hear you.", "What?", etc. simply causes the          other person to repeat what they said nd you still miss part of it.
?? -Ask the person to rephrase what was said. You may also ask him or her to          write down any important information you need to remember.

Second, make use of other resources to access available assistance. The Division of Services for the Deaf and the Hard of Hearing is one of your resources. We can assist you with additional resources as you advocate for yourself to achieve effective communication.

In conclusion, take ownership of your communication needs in advocating for yourself. The only way people can help you is for you to communicate your needs. You may have to be persistent and consistent in requesting assistance. In the future, you may be able to help someone else because you received help.

Article Written by:
Diana Charbonneau, Hard of Hearing Services Specialist
Division of Services for the Deaf and the Hard of Hearing, Wilson Regional Center


Sunday, September 24, 2017 - Friday, September 29, 2017 - A trip to New Orleans, LA! 5 nights hotel accommodations including 4 days and 3 nights in a New Orleans hotel located within walking distance of the famous French Quarter!

 You will receive 5 Breakfasts at your hotel and Evening Receptions at your hotel with hot food and spirits. 2 dinners to include one with entertainment and one dinner at the New Orleans School of Cooking! Also, receive a guided tour of New Orleans, Tour an old fashioned Louisiana Plantation, visit the French Quarter, Cruise the Mississippi on an authentic Steamboat, Try your luck at "Harrah's New Orleans" and enjoy time to explore New Orleans on your own!

Cost is $739.00 per person, double occupancy. There is a $100.00 deposit per person due by Friday, June 9th. Travel Protection can be purchased at an additional $79.00 per person, double occupancy.

Coming Up...

 The 33rd Annual
Albemarle Senior
Games May Lineup...

May 1 - Carolina Club

May 5 - Albemarle

May 9 - Northeastern
High School

May 10 - Camden
Community Park

May 23 - Edenton
United Methodist

Come out and show
your support!  




Currituck Senior Center...


8:00-5:00 Billiards
9:00 Pickle Ball
9:00 Table Tennis
12:30 Dominoes/Hand & Foot                 

8:00-5:00 Billiards
10:30 Bible Study
11:00 Exercise DVD
10:00 -12:00 Wet Paint
12:30 Mahjongg 12:45 Bell Choir  5:15 Tops

8:00-5:00 Billiards
9:00 Pickle Ball   9:00 Crocheting II 9:30 Scrabble / Upwards
10:00 All Day Bridge               10:00 Quilting       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 Canasta
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 May

Birthday Cake

» Monday, May 1, 2017 - In house Movie & Popcorn- "Hidden Figures," Three brilliant African-American women at NASA - Katherine Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), Dorothy Vaughan (Octavia Spencer) and Mary Jackson (Janelle Monáe) -serve as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history: the launch of astronaut John Glenn (Glen Powell) into orbit.

A stunning achievement that restored the nation's confidence, turned around the Space Race and galvanized the world.
Movie will begin at 12:00PM. (Don't forget to signup for lunch!)

» Wednesday, May 3, 2017 - Birthday Celebration at 12:30 p.m.

» Thursday, May 4, 2017 - Sentara Living Health Presentation - "Stroke Awareness" at 10:30 a.m. Must sign up by Tuesday,
May 2nd. (Those who register before the deadline will receive a free box lunch.)

»  Monday, May 9, 2017 - Golf Outing hosted by Parks & Recreation! We will leave the senior center at 8:30 a.m. Location
TBA. This trip is limited!

»  Friday, May 12, 2017 - Mothers Day Tea/Brunch at 11:00 a.m. Feel free to bring a guest. Deadline to sign up is
Wednesday, May 10th.

»  Tuesday, May 16, 2017 - A trip to the "Cotton Gin" & "Morris Farm Market!" We will leave the senior center at 10:30 a.m.Cost is money for lunch at "Simply Southern." This trip is limited!

» Thursday, May 18, 2017 - Butterbean Auction! Bid on your favorite items with beans! Begins at 11:00 a.m. (Beans will be

» Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - Albemarle Senior Games Silver Arts Showcase! Join us in showing our support for our fellow
seniors! Cost is $5.00 ticket (pay there) Includes light finger foods. We will leave the senior center at 12:45 p.m. Deadline to
sign up is Monday, May 15th.

» Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - Nutrition Education with Sheila Gregory at 12:00 p.m.

» Thursday, May 25, 2017 - Fishing Trip on the "Miss Oregon Inlet" hosted by Parks & Recreation Director, Jason Weeks! A
four hour fishing trip on a Head Boat! All equipment will be provided! We will leave the senior center at 6:15 a.m. Cost is
$43.00 plus money for lunch. Deadline to sign up and pay is Friday, May 19th.    


Cooking with Latesa...

                  Poblano Chicken Enchiladas
  • 2 teaspoons vegetable oil ??
  • 1 red onion, sliced ??
  • 1 poblano or pasilla pepper, sliced ??
  • 1 cup corn ??
  • 1 (4 oz.) can sliced green chiles ??
  • 2 cloves garlic, roughly chopped ??
  • 1 tsp cumin 
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder ??
  • 12 corn tortillas ??
  • 1 rotisserie chicken, shredded ??
  •  2 cans (15oz.) Red Enchilada Sauce ??
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded Monterey jack cheese ??
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
    Toppings; Sour Cream, Pico de gallo, chopped chives, fresh cantro   Chef



Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. In a large skillet, heat the oil over medium high heat.

Add the onions and  poblano peppers and sauté for 5-6 minutes or until soft.

Add the corn, green chili peppers, garlic, cumin and chili powder and sauté for a few more minutes or until the vegetables are caramelized.

Add the chicken and stir to combine.

Remove the vegetable mixture from the pan and set aside.

Pour the enchilada sauce into the same pan and reduce the
heat to low, allowing it to warm through. Pour 1 cup of warmed sauce into the bottom of a casserole dish.

To assemble:
dip a tortilla into the sauce then lay on a plate. Sprinkle a bit of each type of cheese down the middle, followed by some of the chicken mixture. Roll it up tightly, then place it, seam side down, in pan. Repeat with the rest of the tortillas.

Pour the rest of the sauce over the enchiladas, then sprinkle on the rest of the cheese.

Transfer to the oven and bake it for 30 minutes, or until hot and bubbly.

Remove the dish from the oven and garnish with toppings.

Serve immediately.    

Knotts Island Senior Center...


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

Tuesday's 10:00 Puzzles
10:30 Wii Bowling
1:00 Wii Golf         
All Day Coloring Pages
10:00 Puzzles
1:00 Mexican Dominoes             
All Day Coloring Pages

10:00 Puzzles
10:00 Chair Exercises        
12:00  BOC meeting 1:00 Scrabble       
All Day Coloring Pages

10:00  Puzzles
1:00 Card Games 
All Day Coloring Pages


Special for May

Film » Wednesday, May 3, 2017 - Birthday Celebration at 12:30 p.m.

» Tuesday, May 9, 2017 - Field Trip! Farmers Market and P.A. Grill for lunch! We will leave the center at
10:30 a.m. Cost is money for lunch.

» Thursday, May 11, 2017 - In House Movie - "Wild Hogs!" Coffee and Danish will be served. Movie starts at
11:00 a.m.

» Friday, May 12, 2017 - "Mother's Day Tea/Brunch" at the Barco Center! Feel free to bring a guest! We will
leave the center at 9:45 a.m. Must sign up by May 10th!

» Tuesday, May 16, 2017 - Card Making! Working on 4th of July and Father's Day cards! Class starts at 1:30 p.m.

» Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - "Bingo Mixer" with Powell's Point Seniors! We are heading to Powell's Point for
lunch and Bingo afterwards. Dessert will be provided. We will leave on the 10:00 a.m. ferry.

» Friday, May 26, 2017 - Memorial Day Congregate Picnic! Lunch will be served outside and afterwards we will
celebrate Memorial Weekend with old fashioned Brownie Sundaes! Starts at 12:00 p.m.

» Wednesday, May 31, 2017 - Craft Class! Stepping Stones! Class starts at 1:00 p.m. If you have anything you would like to add to your stepping stones, (i.e. colorful glass, broken china, marbles) please feel free to bring them with you in addition to a pair of gloves! Some additions will be supplied!

Light_Bulb_clip_art_medium.gifTammy's "Did You Know"...  

Staying active as we age can have its benefits! Light Exercising can lower the risk of
Diabetes and Heart Disease! It can improve balance, strength and reduce symptoms of

Start off by turning on your favorite music and sitting in a chair. Lift your legs one at a
time to the count of 10. Lift your arms one at a time to the count of 10. When you feel you are used to this, introduce more exercises to your routine. Soon you will be rocking to the beat of your music and improving your health all at once!

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 / Word Search / Yahtzee / phase 10
(varies weekly)

11:00 Exercises with Min                               12: 30 Bible Study    

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

Special for May

» Tuesday, May 2, 2017 - Shopping trip to Greenbrier Mall! We will leave the center at 10:30 a.m.  Cost is money for lunch at the mall. Deadline to sign up is May 1st!

» Thursday, May 4, 2017 - Walmart shopping trip w/Dottie! Bus will leave the center at 12:30 p.m. Deadline to sign up is May 2nd!

» Tuesday, May 9, 2017 - Birthday Cake & Ice Cream at 12:30 p.m.

» Friday, May 12, 2017 - Mothers Day Brunch at the Barco center! We will leave the center at 10:15 a.m. Must sign up by May 10th!

» Tuesday, May 16, 2017 - Senior Health Presentation with Amy Underhill at 11:00 a.m.

» Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - Powell Point hosting "Bingo Mixer" with Knotts Island! Starts at 11:00 a.m.

» Monday, May 22, 2017 - Trip to the NC Aquarium and brunch at Henrys! Cost is $10.95 plus tax (under  61) $9.95 plus tax (62&up) plus money for brunch. We will leave the center at 10:30 a.m. Deadline to sign up is May 19th!

» Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - Senior Nutrition w/Sheila Gregory at 10:30 a.m.

Laughing DudeLaughing with Lorraine... 


 "Why do they call it rush hour when nothing moves?"
-Robin Williams