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!

September Newsletter (pdf)
September Menu (pdf)

Currituck County Senior Centers will be CLOSED on Labor Day, Monday, September 2, 2019.

Senior Health & Wellness Scam Jam

NOTICE: Senior Health & Wellness Day with Scam Jam event at the Currituck Senior Center is CANCELLED due to Hurricane Dorian

We will be combining our annual Senior Health & Wellness Day with a Scam Jam this year oFriday, September 6, 2019  at 9:30 a.m.

This years event will run on a scheduled agenda that will include speakers from:

  • North Carolina Department of the Secretary of the State’s office
  • North Carolina Department of Insurance
  • Currituck County Sheriff’s Department
  • Albemarle Area Agency on Aging

Avoid becoming a victim of identity theft, scams and fraud while also gaining additional health/services information from our local vendors.

Flu Shots provided by CVS Pharmacy will be available starting at 12:00 p.m.  Be sure to bring your insurance cards and photo ID. You will be required to have them in order to receive a Flu Shot!

A FREE boxed lunch will be provided for all those pre-registered by  Friday, August 30, 2019! All pre-registered participants are entered for a chance to win door prizes!

To register please call the Currituck Senior Center at 252-232-3505.

High Blood Pressure Class…

Know it, Control It for Seniors!

Is a 8 session high blood pressure (BP) management program.

During the program you’ll learn how to:

  • Measure and track your blood pressure
  • Lifestyle changes
  • Tips – one on one time
  • Know your numbers
  • Eat smart, slow down
  • Move more
  • Manage blood pressure  medications
  • And Much More!

To participate – You MUST have been:

  • diagnosed with high Blood Pressure
  • have a normal heart beat
  • and not have had a stroke in the past 6 months.

Group meets every other week on Wednesday’s between  August—November 2019 from 11:00 to 11:45  a.m.

Senior Bell Choir…

Are you interested in performing with the Senior Bell Choir?

We would love to have you !

Past performances included:

  • Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughter
  • Central Elementary School,
  • Carolina House, Nursing Home,
  • Christmas Parties,
  • etc.

No musical Talent is required only your willingness to bring smiles every time you play.

Please contact Latesa Moore at 252-232-3505 for more information.


Dawn’s Words of Wisdom

“They say a person needs just 3 things to be truly happy in this world:

someone to love,
something to do,
and something to hope for.”

               ~ unknown

Currituck Senior Center






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

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

8:00-5:00 Billiards
9:00 Pickle Ball
9:30 Scrabble/Upwards
10:00 All Day Bridge
10:00 Pre-Register Quilting Class
1:00 Dominoes

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

8:00-5:00 Billiards
8:00 Table Tennis
9:00 Horseshoes
9:00 Pickle Ball
10:30 Dominion




Special for September…

Monday, September 2, 2019 ‐ CLOSED
for Labor Day!

Wednesday, September 4, 2019 – Birthday Celebration
at 12:30 p.m.

Wednesday, September 4, 2019 ‐ Quilting Class
A 6 week Fall Table Runner Quilt Class 10:00 a.m. ‐12:00 p.m.

Registration Deadline: Friday, August 30 2019!  *class size is limited

Wednesday’s, September 4, 2019 – Know It, Control It Program
High Blood Pressure Program from 11:00 – 11:45 a.m.

Friday, September 6, 2019 ‐ Annual Senior Health & Wellness Day/Scam Jam
see information above

Tuesday, September 10, 2019 ‐ TRIP – Williamsburg Premium Outlets Shopping
at 9:00 a.m.  Cost: Money for lunch and shopping at the outlets.

Monday, September 16, 2019 ‐ Hallmark Movie Monday
“Have A Little Faith” at 12:00 p.m. with Powell’s Point Seniors in attendance! Lawrence Fishburne, Martin Landau, and Bradley Whitford star in this uplifting tale of friendship and faith. The story centers on successful Detroit broadcaster Albom (Whitford) and the wisdom imparted to him by New Jersey Rabbi Albert Lewis (Landau) and Detroit pastor Henry Covington (Fishburne) as Albom explores the full spectrum of their disparate worlds, and the power of their unwavering faith. Popcorn will be provided.

Tuesday, September 17, 2019 ‐ Special “Tuesday Bingo”
with Powell’s Point in attendance at 11:00 a.m. & 12:30 p.m.

Wednesday’s, September 18, 2019 – Know It, Control It Program
High Blood Pressure Program from 11:00 – 11:45 a.m.

Tuesday, September 24, 2019 ‐ TRIP – Cinema Café
– Edinburgh “Downtown Abby”  Time: to be announced. Cost: Ticket & money for lunch

Thursday, September 26, 2019 ‐ Craft Class
“Fall Ribbon Wreath” at 12:30 p.m. Cost: $5.00

Deadline to sign up and pay is Monday, September 12, 2019  *class size limited

Friday, September, 27, 2019 ‐ Presentation – “Currituck County Sherriff’s
K‐9 Unit” demonstration at 1:00 p.m. in courtyard!

Monday, September 30, 2019 ‐ “Monday Night Bunco”
2:00 to 5:00 p.m. Dinner of Chicken, Potato Salad, Green Beans and Dessert will be provided. Cost:$3.00 for prizes.

Deadline to sign up and pay is Tuesday, September 20, 2019.

Cooking with Latesa…
Egg Roll Noodle Bowl


  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1/2 lb ground pork
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground turmeric
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 6 cups shredded cabbage (about 1 small head)
  • 2 large carrots, shredded (about 2 cups)
  • 4 ounces rice noodles
  • 3 green onions, thinly sliced
  • Additional soy sauce, optional


  • In a large cast iron or other heavy skillet, heat oil over medium heat;
  • cook and crumble pork until browned, 4‐6 minutes.
  • Stir in soy sauce, garlic and seasonings.
  • Add cabbage and carrots; cook until tender, stirring occasionally, 4‐6
    minutes longer.
  • Cook rice noodles according to package directions; drain
  • immediately and add pork mixture, tossing to combine.
  • Sprinkle with green onions.
  • If desired, serve with additional soy sauce.

Powell’s Point Senior Center…




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

1:00 Puzzlers/Coloring Pages/Dominos

10:30 Bingo
1:00 Puzzlers/Coloring Pages/Dominos

11:00 Exercises with Min
(No Exercise on September 19)
1:00 Puzzlers/Coloring Pages/Dominos

10:30 Bingo
1:00 Puzzlers/Coloring Pages/Dominos




Special for September…

Monday, September 2, 2019 ‐ CLOSED
for Labor Day!

Tuesday, September 3, 2019 – Birthday Cake & Ice Cream 
12:30 p.m.

Wednesday, September 4, 2019 – TRIP – Greenbrier Mall
at 10:30 a.m. Cost is money for lunch at the mall.

Must sign up by Tuesday, September 3, 2019.

Friday, September 6, 2019 ‐ TRIP – Senior Health & Wellness Day /Scam Jam
at the Barco center. We will leave at 9:00 a.m.

Monday, September 9, 2019 ‐ In-House Movie  
“How to lose a guy in 10 days” Comedy ‐ An advice columnist, Andie Anderson (Kate Hudson), tries pushing the boundaries of what she can write about in her new piece about how to get a man to leave you in 10 days. Her editor, Lana (Bebe Neuwirth), loves it, and Andie goes off to find a man she can use for experiment. Enter executive Ben Berry (Mathew McConaughey), who is so confident in his romantic prowess that he thinks he can make any women fall in love with him in 10 days. When Andie and Ben meet, their plans backfire. Movie begins at 1:00 p.m. Popcorn provided!

Thursday, September 19, 2019 ‐ Garden BINGO
with Sheila Gregory! How savvy are you with your knowledge of fruits and veggies? Come join the fun and win prizes! Begins at 10:30 a.m.

Wednesday, September 25, 2019 ‐ Fall Craft Class
“Rope Baskets” at 10:30 a.m. Cost is $5.00 for supplies. (*Please note– No Bingo!)

Must sign up by Wednesday, September 18, 2019! 

Friday, September 27, 2019 ‐ TRIP – Whalehead Club & Lunch
Early lunch at High Cotton BBQ then on to tour the Whalehead Club. Tour the beautiful historic home of the Knight family. In 1992, after over 20 years of abandonment the house was restored back to its original state. Today, the house if fully restored and now acts as a historic home for the public. We will leave the center at
11:00 a.m. Cost is $5.00 tour and money for lunch.  (*Please note –This is a WALKING tour.).

Laughing with Lorraine…

“Motivation is simple, you eliminate those not motivated.”

~ Lou Holtz


Knotts Island Senior Center…


1:00 Chair Exercise
Coloring Activity Center

9:00 Walking Club
1:00 Board Games
Coloring Activity Center

1:00 Chair Exercise
Coloring Activity Center

9:00 Walking Club
11:00 Card Games
12:00 BOC Meeting
Coloring Activity Center

1:00 Chair Exercises
Coloring Activity Center

Special for September…

Monday, September 2, 2019 ‐ CLOSED
for Labor Day!

Friday, September 6, 2019 ‐ Senior Health & Wellness Day/Scam Jam
at the Barco center. We will leave at 8:15 a.m..

Monday, September 9, 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 weight loss diet to participate. Come out and join our success!

Tuesday, September 10, 2019 ‐ CLOSED!
Election Day!

Thursday, September 19, 2019 ‐ Autumn BINGO!
Please bring in 2 autumn themed items for the prize table. Don’t forget to sign up for lunch too! Begins at 12:30 p.m.

Must sign up by Monday, September 16, 2019!

Tuesday, September 24, 2019 ‐ In-House Movie
“The Mule” ‐ Broke, alone and facing foreclosure on his business, 90 year old horticulturist Earl Stone takes a job as a drug courier for a Mexican Cartel. His immediate success leads to easy money and a larger shipment soon draws the attention of hard charging DEA agent Cole Bates. When Earls past mistakes start to weigh heavily on his conscience, he must decide whether to right those wrongs before law enforcement and cartel thugs catch up to him. Cast includes: Clint Eastwood, Bradley Cooper, Andy Garcia, Michael Pena and Dianne Weist. Movie starts at 12:30 p.m. Popcorn will be provided. (Rescheduled from June.)

Wednesday, September 25, 2019 ‐ TRIP – Norfolk Zoo
leave Senior Center at 9:30 a.m. From the towering Masai giraffe, to the tiny poison dart frog, the Virginia Zoo is home to more than 700 of our furry, feathered and scaly animal friends, not to mention countless plants as well. Our plants and animals include exotic representatives from Africa, Asia, Australia, North America and more. Come
spend a day with us exploring the animal kingdom and the plants that surround it. Cost: $15.95 plus money for food at the zoo.

Deadline to sign up is Monday, September 23, 2019

Message from Staff…

We want to wish Cheryl every happiness in her new position with the Knotts Island Elementary School!

You will be missed!


Extended Programming

The Currituck County Senior Center will offer a FREE 1‐hour/2ce a week Yoga class at the Corolla Library for Corolla Seniors 55+ only. The class will be offered each week on Monday’s and Thursday’s at 11:00 a.m. between September 19, 2019 ‐ June 29, 2020.

To better serve differing levels of ability;

Monday’s Class

will be focusing on
Beginner to Intermediate levels
with a maximum attendance of 30 seniors
Thursday’s Class

will focus on
Intermediate to Advance levels
with a maximum attendance of 20.

You may choose to sign up for 1 of the classes or both!

The class requires pre‐registration; drop‐ins are not allowed. An alternate list will be established for all those who do not initially make the class. Alternates will be contacted if a permanent spot opens up. All non‐alternate participants will be contacted prior to the first class.

*You must be currently living in Corolla when classes start to insure your spot.

Please Contact the Corolla Library at 252‐453‐0496 to sign up. For questions contact Stacy Joseph at 252‐232‐3505.