May 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!

May Newsletter (PDF)
May Menu (PDF)

 


Ready…Set…Go
Mothers Day Tea/Brunch

On Friday, May 10, 2019  join us for our Annual Mothers Day Tea/Brunch at 11:00 a.m.  Feel free to bring guest (spouse/son or daughter).

Must sign up by Thursday, May 9, 2019.

Senior Centers Closed

All Currituck County administrative offices, which include the Senior Centers will be CLOSED Monday, May 27, 2019 in observance for Memorial Day!

4 Hour Fishing Trip  

Take a 4 hour fishing trip on a head boat out of Rudee Inlet in Virginia Beach on Wednesday, May 29, 2019.  Cost is $43.00, plus money for lunch.  We will leave the center at 6:15 a.m.  All equipment will be provided.

Must sign up and pay Wednesday, May 22, 2019.

New Hampshire in September

6 Days/5 Night Trip from Sunday, September 15 to Friday, September 20, 2019

Trip includes:

Trip Cost: $799.00 per person/double occupancy.
Optional: Travel protection $92 per person/double occupancy.

Your cost includes:

  • 5 nights hotel accommodations
  • 5 breakfasts
  • 5 dinners – include one Scenic Railroad Dinner

$100 deposit per person due by Monday, June 10, 2019.

Senior Games…
Albemarle Senior Games May  Lineup

Tuesday, May 7, 2019 – Northeastern High School
Tennis

Wednesday, May 8, 2019 – Camden
Cycling
Track
Meter Distance Runs
Long Jump
Basketball Shoot

Tuesday, May 21, 2019 – Edenton
SilverArts Showcase

Elder Abuse…

Elder Abuse Walk

Friday, May 31, 2019 – Stepping out against  Elder Abuse” in Elizabeth City!

We will leave the senior center at 9:15 a.m.  Lunch will be provided.

Remember to wear purple and bring your umbrella!

Must sign up by Tuesday, May 14, 2019!

What is Elder Abuse?

While most people think that elder abuse solely involves physically hurting an older adult, there are many ways in which an elder adult can be abused.

Here are the different types of abuse someone over the age of 60 can face:

  • Physical Abuse
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Financial Abuse

Older Americans become vulnerable either through a lack of mobility or a decreased mental capacity.  The abuse can take place in their homes, nursing homes, and other care facilities.

One in ten Americans aged 60 or older become the victim of some type of abuse. 60% of these abusers are family members. This abuse can be very harmful. There is a 300 % higher risk of death among abused older adults compared to those who are not abused.

Learn more about Elder Abuse:

 

Dawn’s Words of Wisdom

“Its our choices that show who we truly are, far more than our abilities.”

                              ~ Albus Dumbledore


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 May…

Wednesday, May 1, 2019 – Birthday Celebration
12:30 p.m.

Wednesday, May 8, 2019 – TRIP – Somerset Place
in Creswell, North Carolina with the Powells Point Seniors!  Somerset Place offers a realistic view of 19th century life on a large North Carolina Plantation.  Originally, this unusual plantation included more than 100,000 densely wooded, mainly swampy acres bordering the five by eight mile Lake Phelps, in present day Washington County.

During its 80 years as an active plantation (1785-1865), hundreds of acres were converted into high yielding fields of corn, rice, oats, wheat, beans, and flax; sophisticated sawmills turned out thousands of feet of lumber.  By 1865, Somerset Place was one the upper South’s largest plantations.

We will leave the center at 9:00 a.m.  Cost is money for lunch, location to be announced.

Must sign up by Monday, May 6.  2019!

Friday, May 10, 2019 Mothers Day Tea/Brunch
at 11:00 a.m.  Feel free to bring 1guest (spouse/son or daughter).

Must sign up by Thursday, May 9, 2019!

Monday, May 13, 2019 TRIP – Cinema Café
in Edinburgh to see “The Hustle.”  Anne Hathaway and Rebel Wilson star as female scam artist, one low rent and the other high class, who team up to take down the dirty rotten men who have wronged them.  This is a remake of the 1988 movie “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels.”

Cost is ticket and money for lunch at the theatre.  Time is to be announced.

Thursday, May 16, 2019 Butterbean Auction
at 11:00 a.m.  Bid on your favorite items with butterbeans! (Beans will be provided.)

Tuesday, May 21, 2019 – TRIP – Albemarle Senior Games Silver Arts Showcase!
Join us in showing support for our fellow seniors!  Cost is $5.00 admission/Senior Game participants are Free.  Light refreshments will be served. We will leave the senior center at 12:45 p.m.  

Must sign up and pay by Monday, May 13, 2019!

Friday, May 24, 2019 – CLASS – “Homemade Soap”
Craft Class at 12:30 p.m.  Cost is $3.00 for supplies.

Must sign up and pay by Monday, May 20, 2019!

Monday, May 27, 2019 – CLOSED
for Memorial Day!

Wednesday, May 29, 2019 – TRIP – 4 Hour Fishing
on a head boat in Rudee Inlet! Cost is $43.00, plus money for lunch.  We will leave the center at 6:15 a.m.  All equipment will be provided.

Must sign up and pay Wednesday, May 22, 2019!

Friday, May 31, 2019 – TRIP –Stepping out against Elder Abuse
“Elder Abuse Walk” in Elizabeth City!  We will leave the senior center at 9:15 a.m.  Lunch will be provided.  Remember to wear purple and bring your umbrella!

Must sign up by Tuesday, May 14, 2019!

Cooking with Latesa…

Mayo-less Tuna Macaroni

Ingredients:

  • 5 oz can albacore tuna, drained
  • 1 tbsp capers, drained
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbsp red wine vinegar

  • 2 cups arugula
  • 1 cup cooked pasta
  • fresh black pepper
  • 5 oz fresh shaved parmesan

Directions:

  • In a large bowl toss tuna with capers, oil, vinegar, arugula, pasta and pepper
  • Divide on two plates
  • top with shaved parmesan.
www.SkinnyTaste.com

Powell’s Point Senior Center…

Everyday…

 

 

 

 

 

Monday’s
10:00 Coffee & Chat
May’s flavor – “Jamaican Blend”
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 April 18 & 25)
1:00 Puzzlers/Coloring Pages/Dominos

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

 

 

 

 

 

Special for May…

Wednesday, May 1, 2019 –  TRIP – Greenbrier Mall Shopping
at 10:30 a.m..  Cost is money for lunch at the mall.

Must sign up by Tuesday, April 30, 2019!

Thursday, May 2, 2019 – TRIP –Wal-Mart Shopping
with Dottie at 12:30 a.m.

Must sign up by Tuesday, April 30, 2019!

Monday, May 6, 2019 “Cinco De Mayo Tacos” & “Virgin Margaritas!”
Come celebrate the Mexican Culture!  Begins at 12:00 p.m.

Must sign up by Thursday, May 2, 2019!  (Please note-No Bingo!)

Tuesday, May 7, 2019 – Presentation – Steps to Health
Part 5 in the series with Sheila Gregory at 10:30 a.m. Steps to Health Take Control program teaches strategies for participants to develop and implement lifelong habits that include eating and being physically active.

Tuesday, May 7, 2019 – Birthday Cake & Ice Cream 
12:30 p.m.

Wednesday, May 8, 2019 – TRIP – Somerset Place
in Creswell, North Carolina with Barco Seniors!  Somerset Place offers a realistic view of 19th century life on a large North Carolina Plantation.  Originally, this unusual plantation included more than 100,000 densely wooded, mainly swampy acres bordering the five by eight mile Lake Phelps, in present day Washington County.

During its 80 years as an active plantation (1785-1865), hundreds of acres were converted into high yielding fields of corn, rice, oats, wheat, beans, and flax; sophisticated sawmills turned out thousands of feet of lumber.  By 1865, Somerset Place was one the upper South’s largest plantations.

We will leave the center at 9:00 a.m.  Cost is money for lunch, location to be announced.

Must sign up by Monday, May 6.  2019!

Friday, May 10, 2019 Mothers Day Tea/Brunch
at the Barco center.  We will leave the center at 9:15 a.m.

Must sign up by Thursday, May 9, 2019!

Tuesday, May 14, 2019 – Presentation – Steps to Health
Part 6 in the series with Sheila Gregory at 10:30 a.m. Steps to Health Take Control program teaches strategies for participants to develop and implement lifelong habits that include eating and being physically active.

Monday, May 27, 2018 – CLOSED!
Memorial Day!

Friday, May 31, 2019 – Presentation – Steps to Health
Part 7 in the series with Sheila Gregory at 11:00 a.m. Steps to Health Take Control program teaches strategies for participants to develop and implement lifelong habits that include eating and being physically active.  (Please note – No Bingo!)

Laughing with Lorraine…

“Want your kids to call you on Mothers Day?  Post something embarrassing about them on Facebook.”
~ Maxine


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

 

Special for May…

Wednesday, May 1, 2019 – Birthday Celebration
at 12:30 p.m. Join us for Cake & Ice Cream

Thursday, May 2, 2019 – TRIP – North Carolina Aquarium!
We will leave the center at 8:00 a.m.  Cost is $11.95 for the aquarium and money for lunch at Barefoot Bernie’s. 

Must sign up by Monday, April 29, 2019!

Tuesday, May 7, 2019 Bingo
12:30 – 2:00 p.m.  Please bring  a gift for the prize table.

Must sign up by Friday, May 3, 2019!

Friday, May 10, 2019 Mothers Day Tea/Brunch
at the Barco Center at 11:00 a.m.  We will leave the center at 9:30 a.m.

Must sign up by Monday, May 6, 2019!

Tuesday, May 14, 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, May 16, 2019 – TRIP – Cotton Gin and Morris Farm Market
We will leave the center at 9:00 a.m. Cost is money for lunch, to be announced.

Monday, May 20, 2019 – Presentation – Healthy Eating
with Olivia Jones from the Cooperative Extension Center at 11:00 a.m.

Must sign up by Wednesday, May 15, 2019!

Friday, May 24, 2019 Congregate Picnic to celebrate Memorial Day!
Come and enjoy some Fried Chicken, Potato Salad, Baked Beans, Chips, Cookies & Fruit!  We will be playing Corn hole and Croquet!  The fun begins at 11:30 a.m.

Must sign up by Friday, May17, 2019!

Monday, May 27, 2018 – CLOSED!
Memorial Day

Wednesday, May 29, 2019 In House Movie!
“Book Club,”  Starring Dane Keaton, Candice Bergen, Jane Fonda and Mary Steenburgen.  Four lifelong friends have their lives changed after reading 50 Shades of Gray in their monthly book club.  Movie begins at 12:30 p.m

Don’t forget to sign up for lunch!

Message from Cheryl…

Be so HAPPY that when others look at you they become HAPPY too!
~ Starlet

 

 

Extended Programming
Corolla

Yoga

Information for upcoming Yoga class will be available this fall.