November 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!

November Newsletter 
November Menu


 

Currituck Senior Centers will be
CLOSED

Monday, November 12, 2018
in observance of Veterans Day!

Thursday & Friday, November 23 & 24, 2018
in observance of Thanksgiving!

 

Ready…Set…Go
Toys for Tots

The Currituck Senior Center in Barco is currently collecting “Toys For Tots” on behalf of The Knotts Island Ruritians. Please bring a new/unwrapped toy and drop it into the box located in our lobby. The deadline for accepting donations at this location will be Tuesday, November 20, 2018.

For additional information and local drop off locations, please visit  knotts-island-nc.toysfortots.org.

Santa for Seniors

The holiday season is a joyous time of year for many people, but can be lonely for some older adults who may not have family or friends to celebrate with. The Currituck County Senior Center will be accepting donations for our annual Home Bound Christmas bags in partnership with the Albemarle Commission Area Agency on Aging.

Donations of New/Unopened items will be accepted only. Donation examples include:

  • lotion
  • toilet paper
  • paper towels
  • tissues
  • hand soap
  • candy
  • etc.

Donations will be  accepted through Friday, November 30, 2018.

Annual Currituck County Senior Center Craft Fair

The Annual Currituck County Senior Center Craft Fair schedule for Saturday, November 17, 2018 has been CANCELLED.

Medicare…

Medicare Open Enrollment

Shelia Gregory will be  assisting with Medicare open enrollment on Friday, November 16, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. by APPOINTMENT ONLY at the Senior Center in  Barco.  Call 252-232-3505 for more information and to schedule an appointment

Eligibility Requirements for Medicare

You can enroll in Medicare if you meet at least one of the following…

You’re 65 or older

You meet certain disability requirements

You receive benefits from the Social Security  Administration (SSA) or the Railroad Retirement Board (RRB)

You have end-stage renal disease (ESRD) or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s disease)

Medicare Ask Yourself…
Does the plan cover the services you need?

If you have other types of health or prescription drug coverage, make sure you understand how that coverage works with Medicare.

What does the plan cost?

Lower is not always better – consider things like the cost of premiums and deductibles, how much you pay for hospital stays and doctor visits and whether it’s important for you to have expenses balanced throughout the year.

Are the plan’s  providers and rules convenient?

Your time is valuable.  Where are the doctors’  offices?  What are their hours?  Which pharmacies can you use?  Can you get prescriptions by mail?

What plans perform the best?

Look for 5-star performance ratings.

 

Dawn’s Words of Wisdom

“Learn to be thankful for all that you have, while you pursue all that you want.”

                                 ~Jim Rohn


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
10:30 Bible Study
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 November…

Tuesday’s in November – Holiday Craft Series
at 12:30 p.m.  *individual sign up sheets are on table

  • Tuesday, November 6, 2018 – Mason Jar Lid Ornaments
  • Tuesday, November 13, 2018 – Making Christmas Cards
  • Tuesday, November 20, 2018 – Painting on Mason Jars
  • Tuesday, November 27, 2018 – Making Christmas Bulbs.

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 – Birthday Celebration
at 12:30pm!

Thursday, November 8, 2018 – TRIP – Cinema Café
Movie “Indivisible,” at Cinema Café in Edinburgh!  The extraordinary true story of Army Chaplain Darren Turner and his wife Heather.  When war etches battle scars on their hearts, they face one more battle: the fight to save their marriage.  One marriage, one family, under God.  Cost is ticket and money for lunch at the theatre.  Time is To Be Announced (TBA)

Monday, November 12, 2018 – CLOSED
for Veterans Day!

Thursday, November 15, 2018 – Butterbean Auction
at 11:00 a.m.  Bid on your favorite items with beans.

Friday, November 16, 2018 – Medicare Counseling
with Sheila Gregory from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. By APPOINTMENT ONLY! Call the senior center at 252-232-3505 to schedule an appointment.

Saturday, November 17, 2018 – Annual Senior Center Craft Fair
CANCELLED

Monday, November 19, 2018 – TRIP – Shopping
Early Christmas Shopping at Norfolk Premium Outlets!  We will leave the center at 10:30 a.m.  Cost is money for lunch at the outlets.

Wednesday, November 21, 2018 – Pumpkin Pie Dessert
at 12:15 p.m.

Thursday, November 22 & Friday, November 23, 2018 – CLOSED!
Happy Thanksgiving!

Monday, November 26, 2018 – Movie & Lunch
Hallmark Movie Monday, “Heavenly Christmas,” at 12:00 p.m.  Don’t forget to sign up for lunch!  Popcorn will be provided!
Cooking with Latesa…

Honey Pound Cake

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 5 large eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 3/4 cups  flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees
  • Lightly oil a 6 cup loaf pan.
  • Beat the butter, sugar and honey together using a mixer set on high until very light and fluffy, about 3 minutes.
  • Beat in the eggs, one at a time.
  • Add the vanilla extract.
  • Add the flour, baking powder, and salt and beat until smooth.
  • Spoon into the prepared pan and bake until a skewer inserted into the center comes out clean, about an hour.
  • Cool 15 minutes before unmolding.

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Powell’s Point Senior Center…
Everyday…

Monday’s
10:00 Coffee & Chat
November’s flavor – “Gingerbread”
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 November 15 & 22)
(No Bible Study for November!)
1:00 Puzzlers/Coloring Pages/Dominos

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Special for November…

Friday, November 2, 2018 Early Bird BINGO
at 10:00 a.m.

Friday, November  2, 2018 Senior Health
with Amy Underhill at 1:00 p.m

Tuesday, November 6, 2018 – Birthday Celebration
12:30 p.m.

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 – TRIP – Greenbrier Mall
at 10:30 a.m. Cost is money for lunch at the mall.

Must sign up by Tuesday, November 6.

Thursday, November 8, 2018 – TRIP – Wal-Mart
Shopping Trip with Dottie at 12:30 p.m.

Must sign up by Wednesday, November 7, 2018.

Monday, November 12, 2018 CLOSED
for Veterans Day!

Thursday, November 15, 2018 – TRIP – “Thursday Thrifting!”
We will visit 2 thrift stores before stopping for lunch at Currituck BBQ! We will then continue on to “Brothers Keeper” thrift store. We will leave the center at 10:30 a.m. Cost is money for lunch and shopping.

Must sign up by Tuesday, November 13, 2018!

Tuesday, November 20, 2018 Medicare Open Enrollment
with Sheila Gregory. By APPOINTMENT  ONLY! Call 252-491-8173 or stop by the center to make your appointment!

Thursday & Friday, November 22 & 23, 2018 – CLOSED!
Happy Thanksgiving!

Monday, November 26, 2018 – Presentation – Sheriff Matt Beickert
“Safety in Holiday Shopping”  at 11:00 a.m.  Tips on staying safe during the holiday season.

Tuesday, November 27, 2018 Craft Class
Everyone loves Gnomes! Those cute little guys with the long beards! We will be handcrafting “Norwegian Christmas Gnomes!” Class begins at 10:30 a.m.

Must sign up by Monday, November 19, 2018 (If you sign up for a craft class, please make every effort to be at the class!)

Wednesday, November 28, 2018 – TRIP – Cinema Café
in Edinburgh to see “Robin Hood!” Cost is ticket and money for lunch at the theatre. Time To Be Announced (TBA).

Laughing with Lorraine…

“I come from a family where gravy is considered a beverage!”

~ Erma Bombeck


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 November…

Monday, November 5, 2018 Medicare Assistance
with Sheila Gregory. By APPOINTMENT ONLY! Call the senior center at 252-429-3231 to schedule your appointment.

Tuesday, November 6, 2018 CLOSED
for Election Day! Voting will take place at the center.

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 – Birthday Celebration
at 12:30 p.m.

Friday, November 9, 2018 – TRIP – Shopping 
to “Norfolk Premium Outlets!” We will leave the center at 9:30 a.m. Cost is money for lunch and shopping.

Must sign up by Wednesday, November 7, 2018!

Monday, November 12, 2018 – CLOSED
for Veterans Day!

Tuesday, November 13, 2018 – Weight Loss Support Group
at 1:00 p.m. Come out and join our success! 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, November 15, 2018 – Presentation – Sheriff Matt Beickert
“Safety in Holiday Shopping”  at 11:00 a.m.  Tips on staying safe during the holiday season.

Monday, November 19, 2018 – Dinner
“Thanksgiving Pot Luck Dinner” at 12:00 pm.! We will enjoy a traditional sit down dinner. Turkey and Rolls will be provided. Sign up to bring a side dish or dessert!

Must sign up by Friday, November 16, 2018

Thursday & Friday, November 22 & 23, 2018 CLOSED!
Happy Thanksgiving!

Monday, November 26, 2018 Tea/Coffee Social
at 1:00 p.m. Join us as we make and sign Christmas cards for our deployed military members!

 

“Message from Cheryl…

“Take the time to be kind. You can make all the difference is someone’s life.”

~Lucy MacDonald

 


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.