July 2018 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
July Menu


Ready…Set…Go

Intro to Pickle Ball Class

Thursday, July 12th, July 19th & July 26th – “Intro to Pickle ball” class at 9:00 a.m. with Don & Mickey Bunn.

Come out and learn the basics!  Build skill and confidence in playing one of the fastest growing sports amongst folks of all ages!

Deadline to sign up is Tuesday, July 10th!

FREE Matter of Balance 8-week Class

Tuesday’s August 7 – September 25, 2018  |  10:00  a.m. -12:00 p.m.

Matter of Balance is a 8 week Evidence-Based Fall Prevention class focusing on reducing fear of falling and increasing activity levels among older adults.

The goals of the class are:

  • view falls and fear of falling as controllable,
  • set realistic goals for increasing activity,
  • change your environment to reduce fall risk factors,
  • and increase strength/balance through exercises.

Class will consist of:

  • group discussions,
  • problem–solving,
  • skill building,
  • assertiveness training,
  • exercise training,
  • practical solutions
  • and learning to shift from negative to positive thinking.

class will be taught by Ashley Lamb, Aging Program Specialist with the Albemarle Commission Area agency on Aging.

Deadline to sign up is Friday, July 27, 2018!

Upcoming Trip…
Trip to Historic Savannah, Georgia

On Wednesday, December 5 to Friday, December 7, 2018  join us for a trip to Historic Savannah, Georgia.   See thousands of twinkling lights decorating River Street, a shining Christmas Tree in Forsyth Park and city squares adorned with fresh evergreens and red bows.  Savannah is a scene come alive from an old-time Victorian Christmas Card.

Your 3 day/2 night trip includes:

  • 2 breakfasts
  • 2 dinners, including a dinner at a Restaurant on the beautiful Savannah River Front
  • Holiday Trolley Tour with stops at the historic Isaiah Davenport House and Savannahs
  • Decorated Westin Resort with the area’s largest Gingerbread Village
  • Guided Bus & Walking Tour of Historic Savannah experiencing over 270 years of rich history from before the Civil War to present times.  See the beautiful historic district with lovely squares, fountains and gorgeous Southern-style homes.
  • The Savannah Historic Theater  “A Christmas Tradition”, an amazing show that brings Christmas to life with holiday glitz and glitter.
  • Holiday Shopping along the famous  River Street
  • Visit to Byrd’s Famous Cookies.

Cost: $369.00 per person/double occupancy; Single rate is $449.00

$100.00 deposit per person is due by Friday, August 10.

Optional:  Travel protection insurance $51.00 per person/double occupancy.

Did you know…
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 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 28, 2018. The time we are leaving the Currituck Senior Center will announced later in the month.

Farmers Market Vouchers Qualifications

Applicants must currently participate in the nutrition program at a nutrition site in Currituck County;

  • Currituck County Senior Center – Barco
  • Knotts Island Senior Center
  • Powell’s Point Senior Center

and be self declared low income.  Please contact Stacy Joseph, Currituck Senior Center Coordinator at 252-232-3505.

 

Dawn’s Words of Wisdom

“The strength of a nation, lies in the homes of its people.”

                                 ~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
10:30 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
9:30 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
10:00 Pickle Ball
10:30 Dominion

 

 

 

 

 

Special for July…

Tuesday, July 3, 2018 – “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 Friday,  June 29, 2018.

Wednesday, July 4, 2018 – CLOSED for “Independence Day!”

Thursday, July 5, 2018 – Sentara Living Health Presentation – “Hurricane Safety”
at 10:30 a.m.   A free boxed lunch will be provided to those who register before the deadline.

Deadline to sign up is Tuesday, July 3, 2018.

Monday, July 9, 2018 – FREE TRIP –  “Tidewater Winds”
concert featuring songs from Ella Fitzgerald!  You’ll hear beautiful ballads and familiar jazz tunes with the Winds and guest singer Norma Bass!  Cost: money for dinner at Cracker Barrel.  We will leave the center at 5:00 p.m.

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 – Birthday Celebration
at 12:30 p.m.

Thursday, July 12, 2018 – TRIP – Golf Outing
with Parks and Recreation at “Sleepy Hole.”  Time to be announced.

Thursday, July 12, 2018 – PRESENTATION –  “Depression in Older Adults”
at 12:00 p.m.  Presentation will be given by Ashley Lamb, Aging Program Specialist with the Albemarle Commission Area agency on Aging.

Tuesday, July 17, 2018 – “Bagels with Coordinator”
at 9:30 a.m.  Pop in and enjoy Bagels and your favorite cream cheese while sharing your ideas on activities and events that you would like to see!

Wednesday, July 25, 2018 – TRIP – Night Tides Baseball Game! 
Cost is $13.00 ticket and money for dinner/snack at the ballpark.  We will leave the center at 5:30 p.m.

Deadline to sign up and pay is Monday, July 23, 2018.

Friday, July 27, 2018 – TRIP – Movie “Momma Mia 2”
in Edinburgh.  Cost: Ticket and money for lunch at theater.  Time: to be announced.

Saturday, July 28, 2018 – TRIP – Farmer’s Market
Time: to be announced * This trip is for Famer’s Market voucher recipients only – see the Ready…Set…Go section above.

Monday, July 30, 2018 –  “Mystery Bingo & Dinner”
from 3:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.  All bingo prizes will be in sealed grab bags!  Dinner will be lasagna, side salad, bread and dessert. Cost: FREE

Deadline to sign up is Friday, July 27, 2018!

Cooking with Latesa…

2– Ingredient Plain Bagels

  • 1 1/8 Cup Self Rising Flour
  • 1 Cup Full-fat Plain Greek Yogurt

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Combine self rising flour and Greek yogurt in a bowl and knead for 2-4 minutes until dough comes together (it should feel a little sticky.)
  • Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper and generously coat with cooking spray.
  • Shape your dough into disc, and use a knife to cut dough into 4 equal sections.
  • Roll each section into a small ball and flatten to 1/2 inch thickness.
  • Using your fingers or the back of a spoon, hollow out the center of your bagels.
  • Spray the tops of your bagels with cooking spray.
  • Sprinkle with salt if desired.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes until golden brown.

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Knotts Island Senior Center…
Everyday…

Monday’s
9:00 Walking Club
9:30 Chair Exercises
10:00 Puzzles
10:30 Wii Tennis
1:00 Bingo
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
9:30 Chair Exercises
10:00 Puzzles
10:30 Board Games
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
9:30 Chair Exercises
10:00 Puzzles
1:00 Card Games
All Day Coloring Pages 

Special for July…

Tuesday, July 3, 2018 – TRIP – “4th of July Picnic”
at the Senior Center in Barco.  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. We will leave the Center at 10:45 a.m.

Deadline to sign up is Friday, June 29, 2018!

Wednesday, July 4, 2018 – CLOSED for “Independence Day!”

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 – Birthday Celebration
at 12:30 p.m.

Thursday, July 12, 2018 – In-house Movie “The Greatest Showman”
and popcorn at 12:00 p.m.

Friday, July 20, 2018 – TRIP –  “Momma Mia 2”
at Strawbridge Regal Cinema!  Time: to be announced. Lunch will be at The Lucky  Oyster.  Cost: ticket and money for lunch

Tuesday, July 24, 2018 – Weight Loss Support Group
at 1:00 p.m.  Come out and join our success!  We have lost 97.5 pounds since starting our group in September 2017!  Encouraging each other has been a BIG part of our loss! Join us for tips, recipes and suggestions for our weight loss journey.  You do not have to be on any weight loss diet to join!  Don’t forget, the seniors walk everyday (weather permitting) at 9:00 a.m.

Thursday, July 26, 2018 – TRIP -Day Tides Baseball Game
Cost is $13.00 ticket and money for lunch/snack at the ballpark.  We will leave the center at 10:30 a.m.

Deadline to sign up and pay is Monday, July 23, 2018.

Tammy’s “Did You Know”…

In 1776, 13 colonies declared our Independence from England.  We became the great United States!  Today, we celebrate 4th of July with cookouts, outings and fireworks!

While you are enjoying the festivities this year, please take time out to “thank” those folks that are brave enough to fight for our continuing Independence.

 


Powell’s Point Senior Center…
Everyday…

Monday’s
10:00 Coffee & Chat
July’s flavor – “Dark Roast”
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
(no exercise July 5 & 18)
12:30 Bible Study
(No Bible Study July 5)
1:00 Puzzlers/Coloring Pages/Dominos

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

Special for July…

Tuesday, July 3, 2018 – TRIP – “4th of July Picnic”
at the Senior Center in Barco. 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. We will leave the Powell’s Point Senior Center at 11:00 am.

Deadline to sign up is Friday, June 29, 2018!

Wednesday, July 4, 2018 CLOSED for “Independence Day!”

Thursday, July 5, 2018 – TRIP – Wal-Mart
Shopping Trip with Dottie at 12:30 p.m.

Must sign up by Tuesday, July 3, 2018.

Monday, July 9, 2018 – PRESENTATION – Sheriff Matt Beickert
will be here at 11:00 a.m. Topic will be announced later.

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 – TRIP – Greenbrier Mall
at 10:30am. Cost is money for lunch at the mall.

Must sign up by Tuesday, July 10!

Friday, July 13, 2018 Birthday Celebration
at 12:30 p.m.

Tuesday, July 24, 2018 – PRESENTATION – Senior Health
with Amy Underhill at 11:00 a.m.

Tuesday, July 31, 2018 – TRIP – “Pamplin Historical Park & The National Museum of The Civil War”
in Petersburg, Virginia! Enjoy the 424 acre historical campus and the living history of actors in costume that engage in historical accurate activities. You can enjoy the inside museum, walking trails or Tudor Hall Plantation house at your leisure. We will stop for brunch at the famous “Virginia Diner” in Waverly, Virginia. Cost: $1.00 museum/money for brunch. We will leave the center at 8:00 a.m.

Deadline to sign up is Friday, July 27!

Laughing with Lorraine…

“A little time around me and our Founding Fathers would probably have rethought the whole “Freedom of Speech” thing.”

~ MAXINE


Extended Programming
Corolla

Stay tune for programming to resume this fall.