January
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)


2020

 

CLOSED

Wednesday, January 1, 2020
New Years Day

Monday, January 20, 2020
Martin Luther King Jr. Day!

 

 

Ready…Set…Go
Census Day

Thursday, January 16, 2020 is  “Census Day”  at  Senior Center beginning at 12:15 p.m.

Derek Dorazio and James Fleming the with US Census Bureau will be here to provide important information about the 2020 census, what it means to you, impacts on the community and employment opportunities.

This is open to the public regardless of age with light refreshments being served.

No registration required.

AARP Tax Preparation

FREE AARP Tax Preparation will be offered starting Thursday, January 30, 2020 by appointment ONLY at the Senior Center – Barco.  NO WALK INS!

The Senior Center will start taking appointments on Thursday, January 2, 2020.

Tax preparation is open to he public regardless of age and is geared towards low to moderate income.

Certain filing restrictions apply; please call 252-232-3505 for more information.

Charleston South Carolina Trip

Make plans now to go with us to Charleston, South Carolina from Sunday, April 19, 2020  to Tuesday, April 21, 2020.

This 3 day/ 2 nights trip includes:

  • 2 nights hotel accommodations
  • 2 breakfasts at your hotel
  • 2 wonderful dinners to include 1 dinner at the Charleston Crab House on beautiful James Island and a dinner cruise on The Spirit of Carolina.
  • 3 hour cruise and breathtaking views of Charleston Harbor and live entertainment as you dine on a 3 course gourmet meal!
  • Guided tour of historic Charleston
  • Admission to the Magnolia Plantation/Gardens . Owned by the same family for more than 3 centuries, each generation has added their own personal touch to the plantation and gardens.
  • Visit to the historic City Market. One of the nation’s oldest public markets.

Cost: $419 per person/Double occupancy; optional $51 per person travel insurance.

$100 per person deposit due by Sunday, January 19, 2020.

Call the Senior Center at  252-232-3505 to register and to verify check name/mailing address!

Census 2020…
What you need to know!
  • Everyone Counts – The Census counts every person living in the United States.
  • It’s in the Constitution – requires a census every 10 years. The first  census was in 1790.
  • It means $675 billion – data determines how funds are spent in your state, county and community.
  • Fair Representation – used to reapportion the House of Representatives, determine how many seats each state gets.
  • Redistricting – After each Census, state officials use the results to redraw boundaries of congressional and state legislative
  • Civic Duty – It is required!
  • Data is Confidential – information cannot be shared with ANYONE!
  • Data helps in:
    • public safety/emergency preparedness;
    • Where to build factories, offices and stores;
    • where to build new homes and revitalize old neighborhoods.
  • You can respond Online!
Census, Education, Geography, Date of Birth, Grants, Income, Family, Marital Status, SNAP, Veterans, Medicare, Deaths, Number of Occupants, Representation, Hispanic Origin, Births, Data,Foreign Born, Confidential, Social Security, Race, Apartment, Marital Status, Age, House
What is LIEAP?

Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP)

  • Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program provides a one-time payment to help eligible families pay their heating expense.
  • Energy payments are paid directly to the heating provider, such as your power, gas or fuel company.
  • Applications for Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program will begin on Monday, December 2, 2019 for households containing a member age 60 and older OR containing a disabled person (receiving Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Social Security Disability (SSA) or Veterans Disability (VA) payments), who is also receiving a service through the Department  of Aging and Adult Services.

Applicants are not required to bring anything with them to apply, however the following items will expedite the application process:

  • Account number (or bill)
  • Proof of income (all persons living in the home)
  • Social Security Numbers

To Apply or for more Information contact Currituck County Department of Social Services at 252-232-3083.


Dawn’s Words of Wisdom

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore is not a act, but a habit.”

               ~ Aristotle


Currituck Senior Center

Everyday…

 

 

Happy Birthday

 

 

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
12:45 Bell Choir Practice
(3rd, 10th, 17th)
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 a.m. – 1:40 p.m. AARP Tax Prep
(Starts January 30)
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 January…

Wednesday, January 1, 2020 –   CLOSED – Happy New Year!

Thursday, January 2, 2020 – Ice Cream Sundaes
 Join us in celebrating the New Year! 12:15 p.m.

Tuesday, January 7, 2020 Craft Class “Alcohol Ink Vase”
at 12:30 p.m.

Must sign up by Friday, January 3, 2020!

Wednesday, January 8, 2020 – Birthday Celebration
at 12:30 p.m.

Friday, January 10, 2020 – In house move – “Judy,”
starring Renee Zellweger.  Thirty years after starring in “The Wizard of Oz,” beloved actress and singer Judy Garland arrives in London to perform sold-out shows at the Talk of the Town nightclub. While there, she reminisces with friends and fans and begins a whirlwind romance with musician Mickey Deans, her soon-to-be fifth husband.

Movie begins at 12:00 p.m.  Popcorn will be provided!  Don’t forget to sign up for lunch!

Monday, January 13, 2020 – TRIP – “Beachcombers”
at the beach, (formerly Peppercorn’s) for breakfast & Bingo!  We will leave the center at 8:15 a.m.  Cost is $6.00 plus tax for breakfast.

Must sign up by Friday, January 10, 2020.

Wednesday, January 15  to Wednesday March 18, 2020 – Tai Chi for Arthritis
This 10 week class taught by Min Delgarbino will teach you how to ease arthritis pain, reduce blood pressure, improve balance and stability, lower body and leg  strengthening and more!  Class begins at 10:45 a.m.

Thursday, January 16, 2020 Census Day
Begins at 12:15 p.m.  Derek Dorazio and James Fleming with the US Census Bureau will be here to provide important information about the 2020 census, what it means to you, impacts on the community and employment opportunities.  This is open to the public regardless of age with light refreshments being served.  No registration required.

Monday, January 20, 2020 – CLOSED – Martin Luther King Jr. Day!

Wednesday, January 23, 2020 – TRIP – Chrysler Museum  &  “El Gran Rodeo!”
for lunch. We will leave the center at 10:30 a.m.  Cost is money for lunch.

Monday, January 27, 2020 Monday Night BUNCO & Dinner
from 2:00 p.m. -5:00 p.m.  Hot Dogs, Mac-n-Cheese, Chips, Soda and Dessert!  Cost is $3.00 for prizes.

Must sign up by Wednesday, January 22, 2020!

Wednesday, January 29, 2020 – PRESENTATION – “More In My Basket”
given by Sheila Gregory from the Cooperative Extension.  Begins at 12:15 p.m. “More in My Basket” provides Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) outreach in North Carolina through education about program eligibility, program benefits, and resources to stretch limited resources. Individual assistance is provided to help people apply for SNAP. The goal of this program is to increase SNAP participation through education and minimizing barriers to participation.

Deadline to sign up Is Monday, January 27, 2019!

Cooking with Latesa…
Caramel Apple Dip

Ingredients:

  • 1 8 oz block cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 jar caramel or dulche de leche, plus more for topping
  • 1/4 cup crumbled graham crackers
  • 2 tbsp melted butter2 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • Apples, thinly sliced for dipping

Directions:

  • In large bowl, beat together cream cheese, sour cream, powdered sugar, vanilla and caramel sauce until fluffy.
  • Transfer to serving bowl.
  • In small bowl, stir together graham crackers, butter, sugar and salt.
  • Sprinkle over cheesecake mixture.
  • Drizzle more caramel sauce on top if desired.
  • Serve with sliced apples.
www.FoodNetwork.com

Powell’s Point Senior Center…

Everyday…

 

 

 

 

Monday’s
10:00 Coffee & Chat
January’s flavor – “Hazelnut”
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 on January 2)
1:00 Puzzlers/Coloring Pages/Dominoes

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

 

 

 

Special for January…

Wednesday, January 1, 2020 –   CLOSED – Happy New Year!

Tuesday, January 7, 2020 – Birthday Cake & Ice Cream 
12:30 p.m.

Wednesday, January 8, 2020 – TRIP – Greenbrier Mall
at 10:30 a.m.  Cost is money for lunch at the mall.

Must sign up by Monday, January 6, 2020.

Friday, January 10, 2020 Early Bird BINGO
at 10:00 a.m.

Friday, January 10, 2020 – PRESENTATION – Senior Health
with Amy Underhill at 11:00 a.m.

Monday, January 13, 2020 – TRIP – Breakfast & Bingo
at  “Beachcombers” at the beach, (formerly Peppercorn’s) . We will leave the center at 8:45 a.m.  Cost is $6.00 plus tax for breakfast.

Must sign up by Friday, January 10, 2020! 

Wednesday, January 15, 2020 – CLASS – Steps to Health!
We are starting a new series –“Take Control of your Health.”  What are some things we can do be a healthier senior? Come find out!  Sheila Gregory from Cooperative Extension will be leading the class.  Class begins at 10:00 a.m.

Call the center at 252-491-8173 sign up!

Monday, January 20, 2020 – CLOSED – Martin Luther King Jr. Day!

Friday, January 24, 2020 “Butterbean Auction”
at 11:00 a.m.  Bid on your favorite items with butterbeans!  (Beans will be provided.)

Must sign up by Wednesday, January 22, 2020!

Wednesday, January 29, 2019 “Switch-A-Roo” Bingo!
You don’t keep your cards long so done get attached!  New Prizes!  Starts at 10:30 a.m.

Friday, January 31, 2020 – TRIP – Special Lunch
Join us for a patriotic trip to “Mission BBQ” in Chesapeake for lunch!  If we get there in time, we may join them in saluting the “Stars & Stripes”, it’s the “American Way!”  We will leave the center at 11:00 a.m.  Cost is money for lunch.

Must sign up by Thursday, January 30, 2020!

Tuesday, December 31, 2019 Mystery Bingo
at Barco!  We will leave the center at 11:15 a.m.  All Bingo prizes will be sealed in grab bags.

Laughing with Lorraine…

“A snowman is the perfect man.  He’s very well rounded and comes with his own broom!”

~Unknown

 


Knotts Island Senior Center…
Everyday…

 

 

 

 

Monday’s
10:30 Gental Yoga
Coloring Activity Center
Puzzles
WII

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

Wednesday’s
10:30 Arise Yoga
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

 

 

 

Special for January…

Wednesday, January 1, 2020 –   CLOSED – Happy New Year!

Monday, January 6, 2020 – Monday, February 10, 2020 CLASS – Gentle Yoga! 
Gentle standing Yoga for Balance and Stability.  6 week class, begins at 10:30 a.m.

Tuesday, January 7, 2020 Birthday Celebration
at 12:30 p.m. with cake and ice cream!

Wednesday, January 8, 2020 Wednesday February 12, 2020 – CLASS – Arise Yoga! 
An intermediate class with mat work and traditional poses.  6 week class, begins at 10:30 a.m.

Friday, January 10, 2020 – CRAFT CLASS – Snowman Snow Globe
at 12:30 p.m.  All materials provided.

Must sign up by Wednesday,  January 8, 2020!

Monday, January 13, 2020  CLASS – Gentle Yoga! 
Gentle standing Yoga for Balance and Stability.  Begins at 10:30 a.m.

Tuesday, January 14, 2020 – TRIP – Brunch
at “The Bee and the Biscuit!” at 10:30 a.m.  Choose from a delicious variety of fresh made biscuits, benedicts, omelets, breakfast sweets, sandwiches, salads and seasonal specials.

Must sign up by Thursday, January 9, 2020!

Wednesday, January 15, 2020 – CLASS – Arise Yoga! 
An intermediate class with mat work and traditional poses. Begins at 10:30 a.m.

Monday, January 20, 2020 – CLOSED – Martin Luther King Jr. Day!

Tuesday, January 21, 2020 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!

Must sign up by Tuesday, January 14, 2020!  Don’t forget to sign up for lunch too!

Wednesday, January 22, 2020 – CLASS – Arise Yoga! 
An intermediate class with mat work and traditional poses. Begins at 10:30 a.m.

Monday, January 27, 2020  CLASS – Gentle Yoga! 
Gentle standing Yoga for Balance and Stability.  Begins at 10:30 a.m.

Wednesday, January 29, 2020 – CLASS – Arise Yoga! 
An intermediate class with mat work and traditional poses. Begins at 10:30 a.m.

Thursday, January 30, 2020 In house movie “Downton Abby”
at 12:30 p.m.  Come dressed as your favorite character!  Best costume wins a prize.  Popcorn will be provided. Don’t forget to sign up for lunch too! 

“Do You Remember This?” …with Mari…

“You know how to whistle, don’tcha Steve?  You just put your lips together…and blow.”

~ Lauren Bacall, “To Have and Have Not”, 1944

 


Extended Programming
Corolla

Yoga

Monday and Thursday’s at 11:00 a.m. You must call Currituck Senior Center at 252-232-3505. Must register for this class.  No drop ins allowed.