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I am not a product of my circumstances, I am a product of my decisions.

~Steven Covey~

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.

July 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!


The Currituck Senior Center's will be CLOSED on Tuesday, July 4, 2017
in observance of Independence Day! 


The Currituck County Senior Center will be participating in Operation Fan Heat Relief (OFHR), a summer program intended to provide a more comfortable living environment and reduce heat related illness. In support of OFHR, contributions from Dominion Resources through the Division of Aging and Adult Services were made available to the Area Agencies on Aging (AAA) to purchase fans for individuals in need.

Eligible applicants must reside in Currituck County, must be an adult: 60 years of age or older OR with a disability and must have a home situation where a threat to health and well-being exists. For more information, please contact Stacy Joseph at 252-232-3505.


Connect Currituck Pedestrian Master Plan
Currituck County is developing a Pedestrian Master Plan and wants to hear from you! The plan aims to create better walking conditions and connections in Currituck County and your response to surveys will help build a better understanding of where improvements are needed most. Surveys are available at the Currituck County Senior Centers located in Barco, Powell's Point and Knotts Island. You may also visit to take the survey.


Save the Dates: (Please Note: you are not able to sign up for these events at the moment. Please keep checking the upcoming monthly newsletters for sign up information.)

Annual Sock Hop - Friday, August 18, 2017
Annual Senior Health & Wellness Day - Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Annual Craft Fair - Saturday, November 18, 2017














Coming Up...

RED BAGS are now available at the Senior center in Barco!

How to use your Red Bag:

  • Keep all your prescriptions and any daily over-the-counter medications in the Red Bag (except medications that need to be refrigerated)
  • Use the reverse side of the enclosed brochure to list your medications.
  • Store the list in the front pocket of the Red Bag.
  • Make your family aware of your Red Bag.
  • Keep the Red Bag in a visible location in your home. (Emergency responders are trained to look for Red Bags)
  • Take your Red Bag with you on visits to your Doctor. Temperature-sensitive medications will store safely in the insulated Red Bag for a limited time.

Red Bags provided by: North Carolina Baptist Aging Ministry







What is Skin Cancer...

Skin cancer is the uncontrolled growth of abnormal skin cells.

It occurs when unrepaired DNA damage to skin cells (most often caused by ultraviolet radiation from sunshine or tanning beds) triggers mutations, or genetic defects, that lead the skin cells to multiply rapidly and form malignant tumors.

How Does Clothing Protect Me from the Sun?

Clothing is our first line of defense against the sun's harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays and protects us by absorbing or blocking much of this radiation. The more skin you cover, the better.

A long-sleeved shirt covers more skin than a t-shirt, especially if it has a high neckline or collar that shields the back of the neck. Likewise, long pants protect more skin than shorts.

As part of a complete sun protection regimen, The Skin Cancer Foundation has always recommended covering up with clothing, including a broad-brimmed hat and UV-blocking sunglasses.



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   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 (no scheduled projects for July)                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 July   

Birthday Cake

» Tuesday, July 4, 2017 - CLOSED for Independence Day!

» Wednesday, July 5, 2017 - Come out and enjoy the sun and fresh air with a 4th of July picnic. We will have Corn Hole & Horseshoes to play! Enjoy Fried Chicken, Potato Salad, Baked Beans and other fixin's while visiting with friends. Picnic will begin at 12:00 p.m.  Must sign up by June 30th.

» Thursday, July 6, 2017 - Sentara Living Health Presentation - "Skin Cancer" at 10:30 a.m.  A free boxed lunch will be provided to those who register by July 3rd

» Thursday, July 6, 2017 - Birthday Celebration at 12:30 p.m.! (rescheduled from first Wednesday due to picnic.)

» Tuesday, July 11, 2017 - Lunch at "PF Changs" at Towne Center in Virginia Beach! We will leave the senior center at 10:30 a.m.  Cost is money for lunch.

» Wednesday, July 12, 2017 - A representative from the YMCA will be here at 12:00 p.m. to give information on a "Diabetes Prevention" class that they offer.

» Thursday, July 13, 2017 - Golf Outing hosted by Parks & Rec. We will leave the senior center at 8:00 a.m.  Cost and location is TBA.

» Thursday, July 20, 2017 - Join us for Ice Cream Sundaes at 12:15 p.m.

»  Monday, July 24, 2017 - A free Orchestra Concert by Tidewater Winds at Great Bridge Baptist Church. We will leave the center at 5:00 p.m.  Cost is money for dinner at Cracker Barrel.

» Friday, July 28, 2017 - Shopping Trip at the new Norfolk Premium Outlets! We will leave the senior center at 10:30 a.m.  Cost is money for lunch.

Cooking with Latesa...

                     Spinach Salad With Poppy Seed Dressing

For dressing:

1 1/2 tsp salt
3/4 cup white vinegar
1 1/2 cups oil
1/2 cup sugarChef
1 tbsp poppy seed
1 tsp dry mustard

For Salad:

1/2 red onion, sliced
1/2 lb fresh mushrooms, sliced
1/2-1 lb swiss cheese, grated
1 lb bacon, cooked and crumbled
2 bunches of spinach (about 10oz.)     


Mix the dressing ingredients together and refrigerate over night. (*Very Important!)

Toss Salad ingredients together and mix in dressing just before serving.



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
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   

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


Special for July

Film» Monday, July 3, 2017 - Lets get our SALSA on. Currituck Extension Center is offering a Salsa Canning Class from 1 p.m.-3 p.m.

You must register online and send your check within 5 business days. Sign up online or call. Go to Class is $15.00 and must be sent to the Extension Center payable to: Currituck County with the name of the class you are taking in the memo line.

Class is limited to the first 12! For more information, please contact Olivia Jones at 252-232-2261. We will leave the center at 10:30 a.m. and have lunch at Southland.

» Tuesday, July 4, 2017 - CLOSED for Independence Day!

» Wednesday, July 5, 2017 - Currituck Senior Center "4th of July Cookout!" Starts at 12:00PM Van will leave the center at 10:45 a.m.  We'll enjoy outdoors with a cookout, corn hole, horseshoes and other activities!

» Friday, July 7, 2017 - Birthday Celebration at 12:30 p.m.

» Thursday, July 13, 2017 - Craft Class! "Pizza Pan Door Hanger" at 1:30 p.m.

» Monday, July 17, 2017 - SUMMER BINGO! Bring a favorite finger food and 2 wrapped gifts. Starts at 12:00 p.m.

» Wednesday, July 19, 2017 - In House Movie! The new "Beauty & the Beast," with Emma Watson! A classic story of love between a beautiful girl and a what some call a beast. Movie starts at 10:00 a.m.  Coffee and Danish will be served.

» Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - In house canning session - "Spaghetti Sauce," taught by Tammy Stilke. This class is limited to 6 people!  Lets join together and do some classic traditional canning. Sign up to bring ingredients. (For a class supply list please call the center at 252-429-3231) Class starts at 1:00 p.m.



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

241 years ago, 13 colonies declared independence from England. 1776 was the year our country became the United States.

Today we celebrate our independence with cookouts and fireworks. While we are celebrating this year, take a moment to "Thank" those 13 brave colonies. Without them sticking up for us, we wouldn't be the great country that we are today! Happy Independence Day!

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 July

» Tuesday, July 4, 2017 - CLOSED for Independence Day!

» Wednesday, July 5, 2017 - 4th of July Picnic at Barco center! Must sign up by June 30th. We will leave the center at 11:30 a.m.

» Thursday, July 6, 2017 - Walmart Shopping w/Dottie at 12:30 p.m.  Must sign up by July 5th!

» Tuesday, July 11, 2017 - Birthday Celebration at 12:30 p.m.

» Wednesday, July 12, 2017 - Shopping at Greenbrier Mall. Cost is money for lunch at the mall. Must sign up by July 11th. We will leave the center at 10:30 a.m.

» Tuesday, July 18, 2017 - Senior Nutrition Education with Sheila Gregory at 10:30 a.m.

» Monday, July 24, 2017 - "Laugha Yoga" with Kim Williams. This requires lots of people so come on out and lets laugh out loud! Starts at 10:30 a.m.

» Tuesday, July 25, 2017 - Craft Class - "Painted Stained Glass Windows" (Part 1) Class starts at 10:30 a.m.  Must sign up by July 20th!


Laughing DudeLaughing with Lorraine... 

"A day without sunshine is like, you know... night."

~Steve Martin