April Senior Centers
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!

April Newsletter (PDF)
April Menu (PDF)


All Centers are CLOSED
Good Friday
Friday, April 2, 2021

Ready…set…go…

WE ARE OPEN!

Monday, March 22, 2021 was our first day of welcoming folks back to the senior centers!  We are so excited to see each one of you! No hugs though—we will have to save those for another time

A few guidelines we must follow:

  • All Activities/Programs are BY APPOINTMENT ONLY, no walk-ins are allowed. 
  • You will not see all of your same programs.
    Programs have been limited to those that can minimize touching of the same objects and encourage social distancing. We appreciate your patience and understanding and we will continue to work towards restoring all programs and activities as soon as we can.
  • You may sign up for activities 1 day in advance; you are also welcome to call the day of to check for availability.
    We are operating at a limited capacity – this will allow all folks the same opportunity to get their name on the list.
  • NO on-site Nutrition
  • Mask are required
  • Operational hours are restricted (see additional pages for hours of each location)

All safety measures, restrictions, etc. will be disclosed to each senior at the time of sign up.

We would love nothing more than to pick up where we left off; however these changes will help ensure the health and safety of our seniors, volunteers and staff.

Need some help…
April is Alcohol Awareness Month

Alcohol is the most commonly used addictive substance in the United States. Alcohol addiction and excessive alcohol misuse affects people of all ages, gender and ethnicities.

If you or someone you know and love is a Medicare beneficiary, help is available. Medicare covers an annual  screening for all beneficiaries. For those that screen positive, Medicare covers up to 4 interventions per year.

For more information contact:

  • Medicare – 800-633-4227
  • Seniors’ Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP) – 855-408-1212
  • Currituck Cooperative Extension Center Seniors’ Health Insurance Information Program counselor  –  252-232-2261
Help Wanted…
Home Delivered Meals Volunteers Needed

A Home Delivered Meals Volunteer is the ONLY reason we are able to serve Currituck County home bound seniors with a hot meal Monday through Friday every week. *Due to COVID, we are currently delivering only Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

Volunteers play a key role in providing seniors not only with a meal, but offer much needed socialization and smiles!  You may be the ONLY person that they see all day!  Volunteer schedules are flexible to meet our volunteers’ needs.  The average route requires 1 hour of your time and you can volunteer as little or as often as you want.  There are currently 10 routes throughout  Currituck County serving approximately 65 Home Bound Seniors.

Contact one of our senior centers if you would like to volunteer.

Currituck Senior Center –  252-232-3505
Powell’s Point Senior Center –  252-491-8173
Knotts Island Senior Center –  252-429-3231


Dawn’s Words of Wisdom

“Do the best you can until you know better.  Then when you know better, do better.”

~Maya Angelou

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Easter Bunny holding a paint brush with purple decorated eggs on the grass.Currituck Senior Center

NOTE: The center will be CLOSED between 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. until further notice.

ALL Activities are BY APPOINTMENT ONLY!  We are sorry, but NO WALK INS!   

All Activities start/end times will be maintained!

Monday’s in April
Time

8:00 – 10:00 a.m.
8:00 – 11:00 a.m.
9:00 – 11:00 a.m.
9:00 – 11:00 a.m.
2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Activity

Billiards
Computer Use
Pickleball
Sewing Room
Billiards
Table Tennis

Number of User
Allowed in Activity

4 users
2 users
12 users
4 users
4 users
4 users

Tuesday’s in April
Time

8:00 – 11:00 a.m.
8:00 – 11:00 a.m.
9:00 – 11:00 a.m.

Activity

Exercise Tape
Computer Use
Art Room

Number of User
Allowed in Activity

4 users
2 users
4 users

Tuesday,  April 6, 2021
Time

2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Activity

Movie – “The Call of the Wild”
with Harrison Ford
A thrilling adventure story based on the classic 1903 Jack London’s novel.

Number of User
Allowed in Activity

8 users

Tuesday, April 13, 2021
Time

9:00 – 11:00 a.m.

Activity

Staff Circle

Number of User
Allowed in Activity

7 users

Tuesday, April 20, 2021
Time

8:30 – 10:30 a.m.

Activity

Making Herb Mugs
with Shelia Gregory

Number of User
Allowed in Activity

9 users

Tuesday, April 27, 2021
Time

2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Activity

Movie – “Midway”
with Dennis Quaid, Woody Harrelson & Ed Skrein
2019 American war film about the Battle of Midway, a turning point in the Pacific Theater of World War II.

Number of User
Allowed in Activity

8 users

Wednesday’s in April
Time

8:00 – 10:00 a.m.
8:00 – 11:00 a.m.
9:00 – 11:00 a.m.
9:00 – 11:00 a.m.
2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Activity

Billiards
Computer Use
Pickleball
Sewing Room
Billiards
Table Tennis

Number of User
Allowed in Activity

4 users
2 users
12 users
4 users
4 users
4 users

Thursday’s in April
Time

8:00 – 11:00 a.m.
8:00 – 11:00 a.m.
9:00 – 11:00 a.m.
2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Activity

Exercise Tape
Computer Use
Art Room
Bingo

Number of User
Allowed in Activity

4 users
2 users
4 users
9 users

Friday’s in April
Time

8:00 – 10:00 a.m.
8:00 – 11:00 a.m.
9:00 – 11:00 a.m.
9:00 – 11:00 a.m.
2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Activity

Billiards
Computer Use
Pickleball
Sewing Room
Billiards
Table Tennis
Craft Class:
April 9 – Spring votive
April 16 – Wooden Bunny
April 23 – Spring Flower Pot
April 30 – Carrot Door Hanger

Number of User
Allowed in Activity

4 users
2 users
12 users
4 users
4 users
4 users
4 users

Staff Circle 

Social catch up time between staff & seniors

Bingo

Played with disposable cards, staff will be handle all the prizes.


Cooking with Latesa…

Hasselback Caprese Zucchini Boats

Ingredients:

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 medium Zucchinis, cut into slices 3/4 down width wise (not all the way through)
  • 1 teaspoon granulated garlic
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 2 medium tomatoes, cut into thin slices
  • 1/2 pound fresh mozzarella cheese, cut into thin slices
  • 3 tablespoons fresh minced basil

Directions:

  • Brush zucchinis with olive oil and sprinkle with garlic, salt and pepper to taste.
  • Roast zucchini at 400F, 20-25 minutes or until tender.
  • Remove zucchini from oven and fill slices with tomatoes, mozzarella, and basil.
  • Return zucchini to oven and broil on high an additional 3-5 minutes or until cheese is melted and browned.
  • Serves zucchini immediately and enjoy.
www.whole&heavenlyoven.com

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Multi color Easter eggs in a basket.Powell’s Point Senior Center…

NOTE: The center will be CLOSED between 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. until further notice.

ALL Activities are BY APPOINTMENT ONLY!  We are sorry, but NO WALK INS!

All Activities start/end times will be maintained!

Monday in April
Time

8:00 – 10:00 a.m.
9:30 – 11:00 a.m.
2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Activity

Morning Chat with Loraine
TV Time
Bingo

Number of User
Allowed in Activity

9 users
9 users
9 users

Tuesday’s in April
Time

8:00 – 10:00 a.m.
10:00 – 11:00 a.m.

2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Activity

Morning Chat with Lorraine
Craft Class
April 13 – Garden Greenhouse
April 20 – Shaving Cream & Paint
April 27 – Rock Painting
Games
April 13 – Bowling & Connect 4
April 20 – Tic Tac Toe & Jenga
April 27 – Bowling & Connect 4

Number of User
Allowed in Activity

9 users
9 users

9 users

Tuesday, April 6, 2021
Time
10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Activity

Craft Class
Butterfly  Chandelier part 2
(must have participated in part 1 class in March)
Craft Continued part 3 if unfinished

Number of User
Allowed in Activity

8 users

Wednesday’s in April
Time

8:00 – 10:00 a.m.
9:30 – 11:00 a.m.
2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Activity

Chat with Lorraine
TV Time
Bingo

Number of User
Allowed in Activity

9 users
9 users
9 users

Thursday’s in April
Time

8:00 – 10:00 a.m.
10:00 – 11:00 a.m.

Activity

Morning Chat with Lorraine
Chair Drumming Fitness

Number of User
Allowed in Activity

9 users
9 users

Thursday,  April 8, 2021
Time

2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Activity

Movie – “The Call of the Wild”
with Harrison Ford
A thrilling adventure story based on the classic 1903 Jack London’s novel.

Number of User
Allowed in Activity

8 users

Thursday, April 15, 2021
Time

9:00 – 11:00 a.m.

Activity

Social Distance War Card Game

Number of User
Allowed in Activity

8 users

Thursday, April 22, 2021
Time

2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Activity

Movie – “Greenland”
with Gerard Butler & Morena Baccarin
A family fights for survival as a planet-killing comet races to Earth.  As the countdown to global apocalypse approaches zero, their incredible trek culminates in a desperate and last-minute flight to a possible safe haven.

Number of User
Allowed in Activity

8 users

Friday’s in April
Time

8:00 – 10:00 a.m.
10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Activity

Morning Chat with Lorraine
TV Time
Mystery Bingo

Number of User
Allowed in Activity

9 users
9 users
9 users

Craft: Butterfly Chandelier

Add a touch of spring to your home with a beautiful chandelier made by you

WAR Game

Social distance “WAR” card game. Everyone will receive their own deck of cards.

Chair Drumming Fitness

Get moving to music by drumming!

Bingo 

Played with disposable cards, staff will be handle all the prizes.


Laughing with Lorraine…

“Finally!  My winter fat is gone!  Now I got spring rolls!”

~Unknown~

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Blue decorated eggs on a bed of grass with bunny ears behind the largest egg.Knotts Island Senior Center…

NOTE: The center will be CLOSED between 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. until further notice.

ALL Activities are BY APPOINTMENT ONLY!  We are sorry, but NO WALK INS!   

All Activities start/end times will be maintained!

Monday’s in April
Time

9:30 – 10:30 a.m.
1:00 – 1:30 p.m.

Activity

Chi Yoga
Walking Group

Number of User
Allowed in Activity

6 users
9 users

Monday,  April 19, 2021
Time

1:30 – 3:00 p.m.

Activity

Craft Class
Herb Garden 

Number of User
Allowed in Activity

9 users

Tuesday’s in April
Time

9:30 – 10:30 a.m.
1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

Activity

Yoga for Arthritis
Weight Loss/Wellness Meeting
(Meeting/Walk)

Number of User
Allowed in Activity

6 users
9 users

Wednesday’s in April
Time

9:30 – 10:30 a.m.
1:00 – 1:30 p.m.
1:30 – 3:00 p.m.

Activity

Chi Yoga
Walking Group
Adult Aprons/Veterans Project

Number of User
Allowed in Activity

6 users
9 users
9 users

Thursday’s in April
Time

9:30 – 10:30 a.m.

Activity

Yoga for Arthritis

Number of User
Allowed in Activity

6 users

Thursday,  April 1, 2021
Time

1:00 p.m.

Activity

Easter Scavenger Hunt 

Number of User
Allowed in Activity

Outside – no limit

Thursday, April 8, 2021
Time

1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

Activity

Book Club
Stories from the Other World by Mari Mann

Number of User
Allowed in Activity

9 users

Thursday, April 15, 2021
Time

1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Activity

Movie – “Open Range”
with Robert Duvall, Kevin Costner & Annette Bening
A former gunslinger is forced to take up arms again when he and his cattle crew are threatened by a corrupt lawman.

Number of User
Allowed in Activity

9 users

Thursday, April 22, 2021
Time

1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

Activity

Book Club
Stories from the Other World by Mari Mann

Number of User
Allowed in Activity

9 users

Thursday, April 29, 2021

Time

1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Activity

Movie – “Leave Her to Heaven”
with Gene Tierney &  Cornell Wilde
A writer falls in love with a young socialite and they’re soon married. But her obsessive love for him threatens to be the undoing of them both, and everyone else around them.

Number of User
Allowed in Activity

9 users

Friday’s in April
Time

9:30 – 10:30 a.m.
1:00 – 1:30 p.m.
1:30 – 3:00 p.m.

Activity

Chi Yoga
Walking Group
Bingo

Number of User
Allowed in Activity

6 users
9 users
9 users

Orange yoga girl.Chi– Yoga

Gentle standing yoga

Yoga for Arthritis

Ease pain and stiffness, and psychological issues like stress and anxiety. Reduce joint pain, improve joint flexibility and function, and lower stress and tension to promote better sleep

Bingo

Played with disposable cards, staff will be handle all the prizes.


Movie clapper with "You must remember this... with Mari Mann.“You must remember this” …with Mari Mann…

“Oh, I could write a sonnet about your Easter bonnet…”

               ~Fred Astaire to Judy Garland in Easter Parade