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Dawn's Words
of Wisdom

Everyone is the age of their heart. 

~Guatemalan Proverb~
                     

 
Contact Information
Currituck Senior Center

Address
130 Community Way 
Barco, NC 27917

Phone
252-232-3505

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

Address
116 Brumley Road 
Knotts Island, NC 27950

Phone
252-429-3231

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

Address
8011 Caratoke Highway 
Powell's Point, NC 27950

Phone
252-491-8173

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

April 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!

Ready...Set...Go

April 24th - COROLLA SENIORS 55+ will be heading to the Norfolk Botanical Gardens at 9:00AM. Cost is $10 (seniors/military) and money for lunch at the gardens café. Free Trams run from 10AM-4PM! You can sign up by calling the Currituck County Corolla Library at 252-453-0496. For additional informational please call Stacy Joseph at 252-232-3505.

Sunday, September 24, 2017 - Friday, September 29, 2017 - A trip to New Orleans, Louisiana!

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 June 9th. Travel Protection can be purchased at an additional $79.00 per person, double occupancy.

Did You Know ...

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

April 6 -Knobbs Creek
Shuffleboard, Horseshoes, Basketball shooting

April 7 - Knobbs Creek
Cornhole
Par 3 Golf

April 12 - Currituck Senior Center Pickle Ball

April 18 - Perquimans
SilverStriders Walk
Discus
Shot Put
Football Throw
Softball Throw
Standing Long Jump
Spin Casting

April 20 - Perquimans
Badminton
Table Tennis

April 24 - Albemarle Plantation
Bocce

April 27 - Albemarle Plantation
Bocce

Come out and show your support!       

 

Exercise for Healthy Joints


Exercise can help you lose extra pounds and maintain a healthy weight. Activities that get your heart rate up - can reduce joint swelling! If your joints bother you, opt for exercises that won't give your joints a pounding. Instead of step aerobics, try low-impact exercises such as swimming or bicycling.


Another healthy idea: Don't sit still! Folks who remain glued to a chair all day long have a high risk for joint pain. Less movement means more stiffness in your joints. So get up and get moving. Change positions frequently. Take frequent breaks at work, and stretch or go for a short walk.
     



Currituck Senior Center...

Everyday...

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

Tuesday's
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

Wednesday's
8:00-5:00 Billiards
9:00 Pickle Ball   9:00 Crocething (1st/8th)
9:30 Scrabble / Upwards
10:00 All Day Bridge
10:00 Quilting  
10:45 Tai- Chi (starts 8th)
1:00 Dominoes

Thursday's
8:00-5:00 Billiards
9:00 - 2:00 AARP Tax (4/13 final)
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 April... 

Tuesday, April 4, 2017 - Golf Outing hosted by Parks & Rec at Scotch Hall! We will leave the senior center at 8:30 a.m. This trip is limited.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017 - Birthday Celebration at 12:30 p.m.

Thursday, April 6, 2017 - Sentara Living Health Presentation - "Joint Health" at 10:30 a.m. A free boxed lunch will be provided to those who register by Tuesday, April 4th!

Monday, April 10, 2017 - Movie "The Zookeepers Wife." The time is 1939 and the place is Poland, homeland of Antonina Zabinski and her husband, Dr. Jan Zabinski. The Warsaw Zoo flourishes under Jan's stewardship and Antonina's care. When their country is invaded by the Nazis, Jan and Antonina are forced to report to the Reich's newly appointed chief zoologist, Lutz Heck. The Zabinskis covertly begin working with the Resistance and put into action plans to save the lives of hundreds from what has become the Warsaw Ghetto. Cost is ticket and money for lunch. TBA!

Friday, April 14, 2017 - CLOSED for Good Friday!

Wednesday, April 19, 2017 - Art Show! Come out to the senior center from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and enjoy art on display from the Wet Paint Society and Currituck Seniors. There will be a live demo curtesy of Jackie Zagon. Light refreshments will be served.

Monday, April 24, 2017 - Corolla Senior Trip to the Norfolk Botanical Gardens! Cost is $10.00 ticket and money for lunch at the gardens.

Thursday, April 27, 2017 - A day trip to a Tides Baseball Game! Cost is $13.00 ticket and money for lunch at the ballpark. We will leave the senior center at 10:30 a.m. Deadline to sign up and pay is Monday, April 24th.      

Cooking with Latesa...
     
            Poached Fish in Tomato Basil Sauce

Ingredients:

4- 175 gram frozen white fish fillets of your choice

2 cups cherry tomatoes, cut in half

2 cloves garlic, finely sliced

1/2 cup light chicken stock

1/4 cup dry white wine (or use more chicken stock)

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper

1/4 cup fresh basil leaves, finely chopped
                 

Directions:

Place tomatoes, garlic, salt and pepper in a sauté pan over medium heat; cook for 5 minutes, or until the tomatoes start to soften or blister.

Add the chicken stock, white wine, frozen fish fillets and chopped basil.

Cover and simmer for 20 to 25 minutes, until the fish is fully cooked.

Sprinkle with an additional handful of chopped basil and serve over a bed of rice, couscous or quinoa, if desired.            



Knotts Island Senior Center...

Everyday...

Monday's
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
  
Wednesday's
10:00 Puzzles
1:00 Mexican Dominoes
All Day Coloring Pages
  
Thursday's
10:00 Puzzles
10:00 Chair Exercises
12:00 BOC Mtg 1:00 Scrabble   
All Day Coloring Pages
  
Friday's
10:00  Puzzles
1:00 Card Games
All Day Coloring Pages
  

Special for April... 

Birthday Cake Wednesday, April 5, 2017 - Birthday Celebration at 12:30 p.m.

Thursday, April 6, 2017 - "Guy's DD&D Tour" continues! We will first be going to see a movie, "The Shack," (TBA) and then it's off to eat at Flip Flops! Cost for trip is movie ticket and money for lunch.

Monday, April 10, 2017 - Easter Bingo at 12:00 p.m! Bring two wrapped gifts and your favorite finger food!

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 - Lets get ready for warmer weather with a Flip Flop Wreath craft class at 1:30 p.m!

Friday, April 14, 2017 - CLOSED for Good Friday!

Tuesday, April 18, 2017 - Lets explore what our Currituck YMCA! We will leave at 8:00 a.m. to attend a Water Exercise Class! We will then head to Southland Restaurant for lunch. Cost is money for lunch. We have a small amount of passes for this event. Must sign up by April 10th!

Wednesday, April 19, 2017 - Scrapbooking! Class starts at 1:30 p.m.

Thursday, April 27, 2017 - Diabetes presentation hosted by Sentara at 12:00 p.m! Sign up by April 24th to receive a free boxed lunch!

Friday, April 28, 2017 - Virginia Beach Spring Craft Market Show at the VB Convention Center. We will be joining our fellow seniors from the Powell's Point Senior Center for a fun filled day! Afterward, we will have lunch together at Mary's Kitchen! Cost is $6.00 plus money for lunch. (Bring a canned food item and receive $1.00 off admission.) Van will leave the center at 9:30 a.m.
  

Tammy's "Did You Know"...

Spring is just around the corner! With spring comes allergies; Sometimes serious for seniors! Here are a few tips to help with allergies this season...

At the first sign of allergies; runny nose, cough, itchy eyes, call your doctor. Over the counter medicine might not be what you should be taking if you take prescribed medications.

Ask your doctor for the latest treatments for allergies. There are new treatments coming out all the time for seniors.

Be aggressive with your treatment. Don't wait, thinking they will go away! This can cause other complications. Get treatment as soon as you can!



Powell's Point Senior Center...

Everyday...

Monday's
10:30 Chair Exercises
11:00 Bingo
12:30 Dominoes

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

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

Thursday's
11:00 Exercises with Min (no classes 20th/27th)
12:30 Bible Study

Friday's
10:30 Bingo
12:30 Dominoes & Boggle / Yahtzee

Special for April... 

Tuesday, April 4, 2017 - Birthday Celebration at 12:30 p.m.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017 - Shopping trip to Greenbrier Mall! We will leave the center at 10:30 a.m. Cost is money for lunch at the mall. Must sign up by April 4th.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017 - "Easter Bunny Lapel Pin" Craft Class at 10:30 a.m. Must sign up by April 7th!

Thursday, April 13, 2017 - Easter Dessert Party at 12:30 p.m. Bring your favorite dessert!

Friday, April 14, 2017 - CLOSED for Good Friday.

Friday, April 21, 2017 - Lunch at "Max's Pizza!" We will leave the center at 11:30am. Must sign up by April 20th.

Monday, April 24, 2017 - Positive Aging with Kim Williams at 10:30 a.m.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - Nutrition Education with Sheila Gregory at 10:30 a.m.

Friday, April 28, 2017 - Spring Craft Show at the Virginia Beach Convention Center! Cost is $6.00 admission (receive $1.00 off admission when you donate a canned good) plus money for lunch at Mary's Kitchen. We will leave the center at 9:00am. Must sign up by April 27th.

Laughing DudeLaughing with Lorraine...

In spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.

~Margaret Atwood