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"If you do not change direction, you may end up where you're heading..."

~ Lao Tzu ~

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.

  • October 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. 

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



Corolla Yoga - The Currituck County Senior Center will offer a FREE 1-hour/2ce a week Yoga class at the Corolla Library for Corolla Seniors 55+. The class will be offered each week on Mondays (12-1 p.m.) and Thursdays (11 a.m.-12 p.m.) starting on Monday, October 9th.

This class requires pre-registration and is limited to 20 participants (each class); drop-ins are not allowed. An alternate list will be established for all those who do not initially make it into a class. Alternates will be contacted if a permeant spot opens up. All participants will be contacted by the senior center prior to Oct. 9th to provided additional class information.

Please Contact the Corolla Library at 252-453-0496 to sign up or Stacy Joseph, Senior Center Coordinator at 252-232-3505.

The Annual Currituck County Senior Center Craft Fair will be held on Saturday, November 18th from 11 a.m-2 p.m. at the Currituck County Senior Center in Barco. The Craft Fair is open to the public with FREE admission. The Senior Center will have Hot Dogs, Chips and Drinks available for purchase. Tables (2 Maximum) are available for rent NOW! Limited designated spaces will be available for rent for those crafters wishing to bring their own tables. All proceeds from the rental of tables will go to the "Backpack for Kids" Program. *Note: Payment due at time of Rental - Tables will NOT be held without payment.

60 Round - $10 Non-seniors, $5 seniors
60X30 Rectangle - $10 Non-seniors, $5 seniors
36X36 Square - $8 Non-seniors, $3 seniors

Open space for own tables - priced above according to size of table. (limited extra spaces)

Please call the Currituck County Senior Center at 252-232-3505 to rent your Table TODAY!



Did You Know ...

Department of Social Services Foster Parent Presentation

The Currituck County Department of Social Services will be at the Senior Center in Barco on Thursday, October 19th at 12:15 p.m. to give a presentation on their Foster Parent Program.

If you have ever considered opening your home to a child in need or are just curious about how the process works, please consider attending this important presentation.

Flu Shots
By: Currituck County Health Department

Knotts Island Senior Center
Wednesday, October 11th
11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Call 252-429-3231

Powell's Point Senior Center
Wednesday, October 18th
12:30 p.m.-2 p.m.

Call 252-491-8173




Chronic Disease Self-Management Class

On Tuesdays (October 10, 17, 24, 31; November 7 & 14), attend a FREE 2 1/2 hour session, once a week for 6 weeks to learn the tools needed to control your condition offered by the Albemarle Commission Area Agency on Aging.

Participants will also receive a copy of the "Living A Healthy Life" workbook and relaxation CD. "Living Healthy" is a fun, interactive workshop that can help you: Manage Pain & Fatigue, Lesson Depression & Frustration, Increase Fitness & Self Confidence, and much MORE!

Take Charge of your health and register with the Currituck Senior Center at 252-232-3505.



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 Mahjong 1-3:00 CDSMP   5:15 Tops

8:00-5:00 Billiards
9:00 Pickle Ball
9:30 Scrabble / Upwards
10:00 All Day Bridge 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 October...       

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 - Birthday Celebration at 12:30 p.m.

Thursday, October 4, 2017 - Sentara Living Health Presentation - "Bone Health" at 10:30 a.m.  A free boxed lunch will be provided to those who register by Tuesday, October 3rd.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017 - HomeMeds Presentation with Ashley Lamb from Albemarle Commission at 12:00 p.m.

Thursday, October 12, 2017 - Golf Outing w/ Parks & Rec at "Heron Ridge." We will leave the center at 8:00 a.m.  Cost is money for lunch and Golf (TBA.)

Friday, October 13, 2017 - "Mamma Mia" at the Sandler Center in Virginia Beach. Cost is $26.00 ticket. We will leave the center at 6:15 p.m.  Deadline to sign up and pay is Monday, October 9th! This trip is limited!

Monday, October 16, 2017 - A trip to "Simply Natural Creamery & Jersey Farm" in Ayden, NC! Enjoy a Hay Ride, Tour of the Milking Barn, View the Processing and Packaging Room and receive a free sample of ice cream! Cost is $8.00 per person. We will leave the center at 8 a.m.  A bag lunch will be provided for you to enjoy a picnic at the farm.

Thursday, October 19, 2017 - A presentation on "Foster Care Services" given by Tiffany Sutton, Department of Social Services at 12:15 p.m.

Monday, October 23, 2017 - In house Movie & Popcorn - 2017 "Wonder Woman!" Movie will begin at 12:00 p.m.  Don't forget to sign up for lunch to enjoy during the movie!

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 - Shopping Trip to Williamsburg Premium Outlets! We will leave the center at 9:00 a.m.  Cost is money for lunch at the Outlets.

Tuesday, October 31, 2017 - Enjoy Halloween themed goodies provide after your lunch at 12:15 p.m.  




Cooking with Latesa...
                  Jamaican Brown Stew Chicken 


1/2 tsp black pepper
1 1/3 kg boneless, skinless chicken breast or thighs
3 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 medium green bell pepper, chopped
2 scallions, chopped
1 tsp hot sauce

1/4 medium red bell pepper, chopped
2 tsp salt
2 tsp sugar
1 sprig fresh thyme
1 tbsp ketchup
1/3 cup coconut oil
2 cups hot water
1 large yellow onion, chopped





Season chicken with salt, pepper, sugar, garlic and scallion.

Marinate chicken overnight or at least one hour before frying.

Remove scallion from chicken and, on high heat, fry the chicken in oil for 2 to 3 minutes on each side or until browned.

Remove chicken from pan. Remove half the cooking oil from pan and use remaining oil to fry onions and peppers until onions are translucent.

Add thyme, hot sauce, ketchup and 1 cup of hot water to the pan and stir.

Taste gravy and add 1 tsp of salt if needed. Let simmer 5 minutes.

Add chicken to gravy. Add 1 cup hot water and turn heat to low and cover.

Simmer chicken for 30 minutes or until tender and gravy has thickened.                                   

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 PC 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

Special for October... 

Birthday CakeWednesday, October 4, 2017 - Birthday Celebration at 12:30 p.m.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017 - "Heaven is for Real," In-house movie! Coffee and Danish will be served. Movie starts at 10:00 a.m.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 - Flu Shots will be given by the Currituck County Health Department from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.  Please remember to bring your insurance cards and picture ID when you come.

Thursday, October 12 & 26, 2017 - Weight Loss Support Group class starts at 1:30 p.m.  Come out and join us for tips, recipes and emotional support on your weight loss journey!

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - Whalehead Corolla Field Trip! We will leave the center at 9:00 a.m.  Explore the Currituck Lighthouse, Center for Wildlife Education and of course the famous Whalehead Hunt Club! Followed by lunch at "Simply Southern Kitchen" in Harbinger! Cost is $5.00 for the Whalehead Hunt Club plus money for lunch! *Optional-$8 to climb the Lighthouse

Thursday, October 19, 2017 - "Medicare Part D" appointments with Sheila Gregory will be available from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.  Please call 252-429-3231

Tuesday, October 24, 2017 - Craft Class - Pine Cone Wreath! Class begins at 1:30 p.m.

Monday, October 30, 2017 - Powell's Point/Knott's Island Bingo Mixer! Powell's Point Seniors will be joining us for a Taco Lunch and to play Bingo! Starts at 12:00 p.m.  Please sign up to bring a side and 2 wrapped gifts!


Tammy's "Did You Know"...

There is a new scam and its targeting Military Veterans!

Scammers call you and claim to be and old service buddy and offering "sure thing" investments! Do Not Fall Victim to a Scam! The best thing to do is hang up!

According to AARP, Veterans Fraud complaints have increased over 65% in the last 5 years!


Please think twice before agreeing to anything that sounds "Too Good to be true!" If you suspect fraud, contact 1-855-800-9023 or

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 (no class 10/12 & 10/19)

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

Special for October... 

Tuesday, October 3, 2017 - Birthday Celebration at 12:30 p.m.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 - Shopping trip to Greenbrier Mall at 10:30 p.m. Cost is money for lunch.

Thursday, October 5, 2017 - Sentara Living Health Presentation - "Bone Health" at the Currituck Senior Center! We will leave the center at 9:45 a.m.  A free boxed lunch will be provided to those who register by Tuesday, October 3rd!

Tuesday, October 10, 2017 - Craft Class - "Glitzy Salt Laden Pumpkins!" Bling up your fall with these decorative salt covered pumpkins! Class will begin at 10:30 a.m.  Must sign up by October 5th.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - Medicare Open Enrollment w/ Sheila Gregory from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - Flu Shots will be given by the Currituck County Health Department from 12:30 p.m.- 2 p.m.  Please remember to bring your insurance cards and picture ID when you come.

Tuesday, October 24, 2017 - Senior Health w/ Amy Underhill at 11:00 a.m.

Friday, October 27, 2017 - "Country Lunch" at Cracker Barrel. We will leave the center at 11:00 a.m.  Must sign up by October 26th!

Monday, October 30, 2017 - Bingo Mixer at Knott's Island Senior Center! We will leave the center at 10:00 a.m.  Must sign up by October 27th!



Laughing DudeLaughing with Lorraine...

     "Seeing a spider in my room isn't scary, ...its scary when it disappears!"

~ Anonymous ~