July 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!

July Newsletter  (PDF)
July Menu (PDF)


Red, white and blue sign that says Happy 4th of July. With stars.

 


Ready…Set…Go
July Closings
  • All Senior Centers will be CLOSED Thursday, July 4th for Independence Day!
  • Knotts Island Senior Center will be CLOSED Tuesday, July 9, 2019 for Voting
  • Knotts Island Senior Center will be CLOSED Thursday, July 25 – Monday, July 29, 2019 for the Peach Festival.
Farmers Market Vouchers and Market Trip

The Seniors Farmer’s Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP) provides congregate nutrition site participants with coupons to purchase fresh fruit and vegetables at the local Farmer’s Markets.  The program is designed to improve the nutrition of older adults and increase business for local farmers.

The Currituck County Senior Center has a limited number of Market vouchers available to give out to qualifying congregate site participants.  Each qualifying recipient will receive $21 in vouchers to be used at certified Farmers Markets.

The closet certified Farmers Market is Elizabeth City; to accommodate recipient’s a trip to the Farmer’s Market in Elizabeth City will be offered on Saturday, July 27, 2019. Time will be announced at a later date.

To Qualify:  Applicants must currently participate in the nutrition program at a nutrition site in Currituck County (Currituck County Senior Center – Barco, Knotts Island Senior Center or Powell’s Point Senior Center) and be self declared low income.  Please call 252-232-3505 and ask for Stacy Joseph.

Spirit of Norfolk Silver Series Lunch Cruise

Wednesday, August 14, 2019 join the Senior Center for a one-of-a-kind event on the Elizabeth River, including games, trivia and dance contests along with a delicious buffet, DJ entertainment and amazing views from every window.

We will leave the Senior center at 10:15 a.m.

Cost: $41.00 due by Wednesday,  July 10, 2019

4th of July – Did you know…

The Story of the Stars and Stripes

American flags have changed along with the country. Each time a new state had been admitted to the union, the layout of the stars changed.

Many American Flags in a green field.During the first few years of the nation’s existence, it didn’t have one official flag. Rather a number of similar looking red, white, and blue designs were used, including the circular star design attributed to Betsy Ross.

Since 1818, July 4th has been used as the date on which the American flag is “updated”. The current  50-star flag was designed by an Ohio high school  student and has been the official flag of the country since July 4, 1960.

The Dog Days of Summer

The 4th of July is the biggest day of the year for hot dogs. More hot dogs are eaten on this day than any other day of the year. Estimates place the number of dogs eaten on this date at 155 million, or enough to stretch across the American nation more than 5 times over.

Library Offers…

Home bound services to any local resident confined to his or her home regardless of age, illness, physical or mental disability.

  • Library staff visit once per month
  • Max of 10 items monthly
  • Receive a call day before visit
  • Audio Books, DVDs and print book (large print available)

For Information, call or email April Farley or 252-453-8345

 

Dawn’s Words of Wisdom

“There is no force that can put an end to the human quest for freedom.”

               ~ Liu Xiaobo


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

 

 

 

Special for July…
Wednesday, July 3, 2019“4th of July Picnic”
at 12:00 p.m. Enjoy Fried Chicken, Potato Salad and other fix-ins.  Outdoor games such as Corn Hole, Horseshoes, etc. will be set up to have some fun in the sun.
Deadline to sign up is Monday, July 1, 2019

Tuesday, July 9, 2019 – Birthday Celebration
12:30 p.m.

Wednesday, July 10, 2019 – Presentation – “Weatherization Assistance Program”
at 12:15 p.m. Has your Heat/AC stopped working and you are experiencing a financial strain?  If so, this presentation is for you!  Jason Barnes from Economic Approval Council will be here to explain the benefits of the program, assist with applications and to answer your questions.

The application process is confidential.

Monday, July 15, 2019 Hallmark Movie Monday “Love on Safari”
When Kira, an American web designer inherits an animal reserve in South Africa, a no nonsense ranger takes her on a safari in hopes she will fall in love with land, the animals and him. 

Movie begins at 12:00 p.m.  Popcorn will be provided. 

Don’t forget to sign up for lunch.

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 – Workshop – “Dementia Friends”
lead by Ashley Lamb from Albemarle Commission at 10:30 a.m.

You will learn what dementia is, what it’s like to live with the disease and some tips for communicating with people who have dementia.  This workshop is a global movement that is changing the way people think, act and talk about dementia. 

A free box lunch will be provided to those who register by Wednesday, July 10, 2019!

Tuesday, July 23, 2019 Tidewater Winds Orchestra Concert “Out of This World,”
at Regent University. We will leave the center at 6:15 p.m. 

Experience music of Broadway, TV and some of the greatest sci-fi music from Hollywood – Strauss’s “Zarathustra”, go to Mars, music of John Williams, Moonraker, Apollo 13, Star Trek, and Van Morrison’s “Moondance.” 

*This trip is limited!

Wednesday, July 24, 2019 – TRIP – Museum of the Albemarle
History for lunch “One Giant Leap: North Carolina and the Space Race,” at Museum of the Albemarle and lunch at Tony’s Pizza!

We will leave the center at 11:00 a.m. 

*This trip is limited!

Monday, July 29, 2019 – TRIP – Nighttime Tides Baseball Game
at 5:30 p.m.

Cost is $13.00 ticket plus money for dinner at the ballpark. 

Must sign up and pay by Thursday, July 25, 2019!

Cooking with Latesa…

Apple Brown Sugar BBQ Sauce

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup applesauce
  • 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup apple juice
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp liquid smoke
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 2 Gala apples, diced fine

Directions:

  • Add the ketchup, sugar, applesauce, vinegar, apple juice, garlic powder, ground ginger, liquid smoke, onion powder, salt and apples to a medium sauce pot and set over medium heat.
  • Stir and bring to a simmer.  Simmer for 15-20 minutes to reduce, then remove from the heat.
  • Puree the sauce until smooth.
  • Serve warm or cool and store refrigerated in an air tight container.
www.FoodNetwork.com

Powell’s Point Senior Center…

Everyday…

 

 

 

Monday’s
10:00 Coffee & Chat
July’s flavor – “Chocolate Moon Pie”
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

 

 

 

 

 

Chocolate soft ice cream coming out of the machine.

 

 

Special for July…

Tuesday, July 2, 2019 – Birthday Cake & Ice Cream 
12:30 p.m.

Wednesday, July 3, 2019 – TRIP – “4th of July“ Picnic
at Barco! We will leave the center at 11:15 a.m.  Enjoy Fried Chicken, Potato Salad and other fix-ins.  Outdoor games such as Corn Hole, Horseshoes, etc. will be set up to have some fun in the sun.

Must sign up by Monday,  July 1, 2019!

Thursday, July 4, 2019 – CLOSED
for Independence Day!

Wednesday, July 10, 2019 – TRIP – Presentation – “Weatherization Assistance Program”
at the Barco center. Has your Heat/AC stopped working and you are experiencing a financial strain?  If so, this presentation is for you!  Jason Barnes from Economic Approval Council will be there to explain the benefits of the program, assist with applications and to answer your questions.

Application process is confidential.

We will leave the center at 11:15 a.m.  Must sign up by Monday, July 8, 2019!

Monday, July 15, 2019 – TRIP – OBX “Nu Quality Ice Cream Shop
Celebrate “National Ice Cream Day” at the new OBX “Nu Quality Ice Cream shop at 12:30 p.m. Nu Quality Ice Cream” was established in Elizabeth City, North Carolina in 1960.

Must sign up by Friday, July 12, 2019!

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 – TRIP –  Shopping  Greenbrier Mall
at 10:30 a.m. Cost is money for lunch at the mall.

Must sign up by Tuesday, July 16, 2019!

Friday, July 19, 2019 Early Bird BINGO
at 10:00 a.m.

Friday, July 19, 2019 – Presentation – Senior Health
with Amy Underhill at 11:00 a.m.

Tuesday, July 23, 2019 Craft Class – “Watermelon Slice”
at 10:30 a.m. Create a summery look in your home by crafting your own watermelon slice that never spoils!

Must sign up by Friday,  July 19, 2019!

Friday, July 26, 2019 – Presentation – “Pamper Yourself”
with Sheila Gregory at 10:30 a.m. Learn about sugar foot scrubs and also the benefits of Epsom salt.

Must sign up by Friday, July 19, 2019!

Laughing with Lorraine…

“If you want a place in the sun, you’ve got to put up with a few blisters.”

~ Dear Abby


Knotts Island Senior Center…
Everyday…

 

 

Monday’s
1:00 Chair Exercise
Coloring Activity Center
Puzzles
WII

Tuesday’s
9:00 Walking Club
1:00 Board Games
Coloring Activity Center
Puzzles
WII

Wednesday’s
1:00 Chair Exercise
Coloring Activity Center
Puzzles
WII

Thursday’s
9:00 Walking Club
11:00 Card Games
12:00 BOC Meeting
Coloring Activity Center
Puzzles
WII

Friday’s
1:00 Chair Exercises
Coloring Activity Center
Puzzles
WII

 

Chocolate ice cream being scooped out of the container.

 

Special for July…

Monday, July 1, 2019 – TRIP – Cinema Café in Edinburgh
“Rocketman,” is an epic musical fantasy about the uncensored human story of Sir Elton John’s breakthrough years, staring Taron Egerton, Jamie Bell, Richard Madden and Bryce Dallas Howard. Cost is movie ticket and money for lunch at the theater.

Time to be announced.  Deadline to sign up is Friday, June 28, 2019!

Tuesday, July 2, 2019 – Birthday Celebration
at 12:30 p.m.

Wednesday, July 3, 2019 – TRIP – 4th of July Picnic
at the Barco center. We will leave the center at 9:45 a.m.

Deadline to sign up is Monday,  July 1, 2019!

Thursday, July 4, 2019 CLOSED
for Independence Day!

Tuesday, July 9, 2019 CLOSED
for Voting!

Wednesday, July 10, 2019 – TRIP – Weeping Radish Brewery Tour!
Come and enjoy a tour of a local brewery giving the history of North Carolina’s oldest brewery and the evolution over the last 30 years from Reinheitsgebot beer to Reinheitsgebot food!  The tour is approximately 60 minutes and samples are provided.

Cost is $15.00 tour and money for lunch at the brewery.  We will leave the center at 9:00 a.m.

Deadline to sign up is Wednesday, July 3, 2019!

Friday, July 12, 2019 – Ice Cream
Celebrate summer with Ice Cream Sundaes at 12:30 p.m.

Deadline to sign up is Friday, July 5 2019!

Monday, July 15, 2019 – Weight Loss Support Group
at 12:30 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, July 18, 2019 – Summer Bunco
at 12:30 p.m.

Deadline to sign up is Thursday,  July 11, 2019!

Thursday, July 25 – Monday, July 29, 2019 – CLOSED
for Peach Festival!

Message from Cheryl…

“Hope your July is full of laughter, smiles, and lots of sunshiny days!”

Happy 4th of July!

 


Extended Programming
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Yoga

Information for upcoming Yoga class will be available this fall.