January 2019
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 (PDF)
January Menu (PDF)


Currituck Senior Centers will be
CLOSED

Tuesday, January 1, 2019 – New Years Day!
Monday, January 21, 2019 – Martin Luther King Jr. Day!

 

Ready…Set…Go

AARP Safe Driving Class

The Senior Center in Barco will hold the AARP Safe Driving Class on Friday, January 18, 2019 at 10:00 a.m.  Refresh your driving skills, gain useful information and possibly save money on your auto insurance by completing the class.  Cost: $15.00 for AARP members, $20.00 for non-members. *instructor directly paid by participants at the time of the class. Deadline to sign up is Wednesday, January 16.

Free AARP Tax Preparation
Make sure to take advantage of our free AARP Tax preparation being offered again this year starting Thursday, February 7, 2019 by appointment only at the Barco Senior Center.   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.

NOTE: The Senior Center will start taking appointments on Tuesday, January 22.

Pigeon Forge/Gatlinburg Spring Trip

Tuesday, April 23 to Friday, April 26, 2019

Your 4 Day/3 Night trip will include:

  • 3 Breakfasts/3 Dinners
  • 4 Fabulous Shows including:
    • Hatfield & McCoy Dinner Show
    • The Smoky Mountain Opry
    • The Wonders of Magic Show
    • Soul of Motown Dinner Show.
  • Explore the Titanic Museum in Pigeon Forge.
    This is an interactive museum that allow you to experience what it was like to walk the  hallways, parlors, cabins and grand staircase of the Titanic.  You will be surrounded by more than 400 actual artifacts from the ship and it’s passengers.  Touch a real iceberg, reach your hands into 28-degree water and try to stand on sloping decks.
  • Great Smoky Mountain – Moonshine & Mountain Tour
  • Trip the Apple Barn.
    The Apple Barn is complete with its own farm, kitchen, gift shop, bakery and restaurant.

Trip Cost: $499 per person/Double Occupancy.
Travel protection may also be purchased for additional cost of $51 per person/Double Occupancy.

A deposit of $100 is due by Friday,  January 25, 2019. 

Please call the Senior Center at 252-232-3505 to register.

Senior Games…

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 older 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 2019, Albemarle Senior Games will celebrate their 35th Anniversary!

Local games are held in March, April & May.

Qualifying participants 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.

In 2018, Albemarle Senior Games had a record breaking year, with a total of 407 seniors registered in 40 athletic events and 35 artistic categories.  More than 250 participants qualified for State Finals!

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 10, 2019!

2019 Senior Games registration forms are available at the Senior Center in Barco.

 

Dawn’s Words of Wisdom

“Dreams don’t work unless you do.”

                              ~ Unknown


Currituck Senior Center

 

 

Everyday…

Monday’s
8:00-5:00 Billiards
9:00 Pickle Ball
9:00 Table Tennis
10:00 Bowl at Albemarle Lanes
12:30 Dominoes & Hand & Foot

Tuesday’s
8:00-5:00 Billiards
10:00-12:00 Wet Paint
11:00 Exercise DVD
12:30 Mahjong
5:15 Tops

Wednesday’s
8:00-5:00 Billiards
9:00 Pickle Ball
9:30 Scrabble/Upwards
10:00 All Day Bridge
10:00 Quilting
1:00 Dominoes

Thursday’s
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

Friday’s
8:00-5:00 Billiards
8:00 Table Tennis
9:00 Horseshoes
9:00 Pickle Ball
10:30 Dominion
2:00 – 4:00 Drop-in Scrapbooking

 

 

 

 

 

 

Special for January…

Tuesday, January 1, 2019 – CLOSED!
Happy New Years!

Wednesday, January 2, 2019 – Birthday Celebration
Celebrate January Birthday’s and the New Year with Cake & Ice Cream Sundaes at 12:30 p.m.

Monday, January 7, 2019 – TRIP – Breakfast & Bingo
at Southland Restaurant!  Cost is $8.00 for breakfast plate (including tax and tip!)  We will leave the center at 8:30 a.m.

Must sign up and pay by Thursday, January 3, 2019!

Friday, January 11, 2019 – “Game Day” at the Center
at 1:00 p.m.  Come out and enjoy board games like Scrabble, Checkers, Dominoes and more!  Finger foods and snacks will be served.

Must sign up by Wednesday, January 9, 2019!

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 – TRIP –  Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
at 8:00 a.m.  Cost: money for lunch at the museum. (limited)

Friday, January 18, 2019 – CLASS – AARP Safe Driving Course
from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.  Refresh your driving skills, gain useful information and possible save money on your auto insurance by completing the AARP Drivers Safety Course!  Cost is $15.00 for AARP members and $20.00 non members.

Must sign up by Wednesday, January 16, 2019!

Monday, January 21, 2019 – CLOSED! 
Martin Luther King Jr. Day!

Tuesday, January 22, 2019 – Presentation – Caregivers Guide to Wondering
given by Lynne Raisor from the Albemarle Commission at 11:00 a.m.  This  presentation is meant for current caregivers/or individuals anticipating becoming a caregiver of a person with Dementia in the near future.  This is NOT a presentation for folks wanting to learn more on Dementia.

Deadline to sign up is Friday, January 18, 2019.

Thursday, January 24, 2019 – “Roundtable”
with Coordinator at 11:00 a.m.  Share ideas and feedback.  Snacks provided.

Friday, January 25, 2019 – TRIP – Shopping & Lunch
Shop Belk’s at the beach and then lunch at “Barefoot Bernie’s.”  We will leave the center at 10:30 a.m.

Monday, January 28, 2019 – Craft Class – “Mondrian Inspired Mason Jars”
at 12:30 p.m. (Faux stained glass)   Free!

Must sign up by Friday, January 18, 2019!

Tuesday, January 29, 2019 – Bible Study “Meet & Greet”
at 10:30 a.m. Light refreshments will be served!  Interested in sharing your thoughts, hearing another’s point of view, or simply sharing in fellowship?

Thursday, January 31, 2019 – Presentation – “Steps to Health Take Control Program”
at 11:00 a.m. with Sheila Gregory. The program teaches strategies for participates to develop and implement lifelong habits that include eating healthy and being physically active.

Cooking with Latesa…

Puffy Tacos

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 (1oz) package taco seasoning
  • 1 (10oz) can diced tomatoes and green chiles, drained
  • 2/3 cup of water
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 (17.3oz) package puff pasty, thawed
Directions:
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.  Set aside.
  • In a large skillet, cook ground beef until no longer pink.
  • Drain.
  • Add taco seasoning, diced tomatoes, green chiles and water.
  • Simmer 5 minutes. Set aside.
  • Pastries: unfold pastry sheets.  Cut sheet into 9 squares.
  • Arrange taco meat down diagonal center of the pasty squares.  Sprinkle with some of the shredded cheese.  Fold two opposite corners of each square over the filling and press edges to seal.
  • Place on prepared baking sheet.
  • Bake 15-18 minutes, until golden brown.
  • Serve warm or at room temperature.
www.PlainChicken.com

Powell’s Point Senior Center…

 

 

Everyday…

Monday’s
10:00 Coffee & Chat
January’s flavor – “Brazilian”
10:30 Chair Exercises
11:00 Bingo
1:00 Puzzlers/Coloring Pages/Dominos

Tuesday’s
1:00 Puzzlers/Coloring Pages/Dominos

Wednesday’s
10:30 Bingo
1:00 Puzzlers/Coloring Pages/Dominos

Thursday’s
11:00 Exercises with Min
1:00 Puzzlers/Coloring Pages/Dominos

Friday’s
10:30 Bingo
1:00 Puzzlers/Coloring Pages/Dominos

 

 

 

 

 

 

Special for January…

Tuesday, January 1, 2019 – CLOSED!
Happy New Year!

Wednesday, January 2, 2019 – TRIP – Shopping 
Greenbrier Mall at 10:30 a.m.

Must sign up by Monday, December 31, 2018

Thursday, January 3, 2019 – TRIP – Shopping
at Wal-Mart with Dottie at 12:30 p.m.

Must sign up by Wednesday, January 2, 2019!

Friday, January 4, 2019 – Early Bird Bingo
at 10:00 a.m.

Friday, January 4, 2019 – Presentation -Senior Health
with Amy Underhill at 11:00 a.m.

Monday, January 7, 2019 – TRIP – Breakfast & Bingo
at Southland Restaurant!  Cost is $8.00 for breakfast plate (including tax & tip!)  We will leave the center at 8:15 a.m.

Must sign up and pay by Thursday, January 3, 2019!

Tuesday, January 8, 2019 – Birthday Celebration
12:30 p.m.

Thursday, January 10, 2019 – “National Bitter-Sweet Chocolate Day!” 
Calling all Chocoholics!  Bring your taste buds!  We will be taste-testing different types of chocolate!  Learn some interesting fun facts and myths about chocolate.  Begins at 12:30 p.m.

Must sign up by Monday, January 7, 2019!

Tuesday, January 15, 2019 – Presentation – “Steps to Health Take Control Program”
10:30 a.m, with Sheila Gregory. The program teaches strategies for participates to develop and implement lifelong habits that include eating healthy and being physically active.

Friday, January 18, 2019 – TRIP – Lunch & Shopping
“Five and Dime Friday!”  Eat lunch at Currituck BBQ and then on to Brothers Keeper Thrift Store!  We will leave the center at 11:00 a.m.  Cost is money for lunch and shopping!

Must sign up by Wednesday, January 16, 2019!

Monday, January 21, 2019 – CLOSED!
Martin Luther King Jr. Day!

Friday, January 25, 2019 – Presentation- “Steps to Health Take Control Program”
at 10:30 a.m. with Sheila Gregory. The program teaches strategies for participates to develop and implement lifelong habits that include eating healthy and being physically active.   (*Please note: NO Bingo this day!)

Monday, January 28, 2019 – Coffee & Donuts
with Sheriff Mike Beickert at 11:00 a.m.

Laughing with Lorraine…

It was so cold last night my teeth chattered all night! I finally had to get up and take them out of the glass!

~ Peter Chapman
Cartoonist


Knotts Island Senior Center…
Everyday…

Monday’s
9:00 Walking Club
10:00 Puzzles
10:30 Wii Tennis
1:00 Chair Excercise
All Day Coloring Pages

Tuesday’s
9:00 Walking Club
10:00 Puzzles
10:30 Wii Bowling
1:00 Wii Golf
1:00 Dominoes
All Day Coloring Pages

Wednesday’s
9:00 Walking Club
10:00 Puzzles
10:30 Board Games
1:00 Chair Exercise
1:00 Phase 10
All Day Coloring Pages

Thursday’s
9:00 Walking Club
10:00 Puzzles
12:00 BOC Meeting
1:00 Yahtzee
1:30 Computer Class
All Day Coloring Pages
All Day Weight Loss Weigh In

Friday’s
9:00 Walking Club
10:00 Puzzles
1:00 Chair Exercise
1:00 Card Games
All Day Coloring Pages

Special for January…

Tuesday, January 1, 2019 – CLOSED
Happy New Year!

Thursday,  January 3, 2019 – Birthday Celebration
at 12:30 p.m. Join us for Cake & Ice Cream!

Monday, January 7, 2019 – BINGO
from 12:30-2:30 p.m.  Lets have some fun and get Bingo started again at the center!

Must sign up by Thursday,  January 3, 2019!  (Don’t forget to sign up for lunch too!)

Tuesday, January 15, 2019 – Weight Loss Support Group
at 1:00 p.m.  We meet once a month to discuss tips, recipes and suggestions for our weight loss journey.  You do not have to be on any weight loss diet to participate!  Come out and join our success!

Thursday, January 17, 2019 – BUNCO
from 12:30-2:30pm.  Get ready for some fun in playing the game that is sweeping the nation!

Must sign up by Friday, January 11, 2019.  (Don’t forget to sign up for lunch too!)

Monday, January 21, 2019 – CLOSED!
Martin Luther King Jr. Day!

Wednesday, January 23, 2019 – TRIP – Shopping & Lunch
MacArthur Mall Shopping Trip!  We will leave the center at 9:00 a.m.  Cost is money for lunch at the mall.

Must sign up by Thursday, January 17, 2019!

Tuesday, January 29, 2019 – In House Movie! 
“Murder on the Orient Express.”  A lavish trip through Europe quickly unfolds into a race against time to solve a murder aboard a train.  When an avalanche stops the Orient Express dead in its tracks, the worlds greatest detective – Hercule Poirot – arrives to interrogate all passengers and search for clues before the killer can strike again.  Stars include Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer and Kenneth Branagh.  Popcorn will be provided.  Movie starts at 12:30 p.m.

“Message from Cheryl…

What lies behind us and what lies before us are small matters to what lies within us.”

~ Emerson

Happy New Year! Make this the best yet!


Extended Programming
Corolla

Yoga

Currituck County Senior Center is offer free 1 hour twice a week Yoga class at the Corolla Library for Corolla Seniors 55+ on Mondays and Thursdays at 11:00 a.m.

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.

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