March’s
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!

March Newsletter (PDF)

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Spring, with the I being a flower and lady bug on the p.

Be on the look out for  one last round of DROP N DASH bags for March!

Ready…Set…Go

Blue open sign with white frame.FINALLY!!!

  We are able to start the process of opening back up!

Monday, March 22, 2021 will be our 1st 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.

 What will opening look like:
  • 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.

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 with…
 AARP Tax Preparation – FREE

AARP offers free, in person tax return preparation regardless of age, geared towards low-moderate incomes.  Currently being held at Currituck County’s Judicial Center on Thursdays through April 8, 2021.

By Appointment ONLY. Call the Currituck County Senior Center at 252-232-3505 to schedule your appointment. 

NOTE: Location was moved due to ongoing center closure and is currently restricting tax prep to Currituck County Residents due to limitations. 

Senior Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP)

March is Alcohol Awareness Month

Alcohol is the most commonly used addictive substance in the US. Alcohol addiction and excessive alcohol misuse affects people of all ages, gender & 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 or SHIIP 1-855-408-1212 or Local SHIIP counselor at Currituck Cooperative Extension Center 252-232-2261.

Help Wanted…
Home Delivered Meals Volunteers!

Multi color hands in the air above the words volunteer.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/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.

If you want to volunteer contact one of our centers:

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


Dawn’s Words of Wisdom

“Good things come in good time.”

~Unknown

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Currituck Senior Center

 

March 22, 2021 – REOPENING DAY

 

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

All Activities start/end times will be maintained!

Monday, March 22, 2021
Time

8:00 – 9:00 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
10 users
4 users
4 users
4 users

Tuesday, March 23, 2021
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
Movie – “Greenland”
with Gerald Butler
A family fights for survival as a planet-killing comet races to Earth

Number of User
Allowed in Activity

4 users
2 users
4 users
8 users

Wednesday, March 24, 2021
Time

8:00 – 9:00 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
10 users
4 users
4 users
4 users

Thursday, March 25, 2021
Time

8:00 – 11:00 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.

Activity

Exercise Tape
Computer Use
Art Room
Staff Circle
Bingo

Number of User
Allowed in Activity

4 users
2 users
4 users
7 users
9 users

Friday, March 26, 2021
Time

8:00 – 9:00 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
10 users
4 users
4 users
4 users

Monday, March 29, 2021
Time

8:00 – 9:00 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
10 users
4 users
4 users
4 users

Tuesday, March 30, 2021
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
Larger Than Life Game Day
Multiple Room Usage

Number of User
Allowed in Activity

4 users
2 users
4 users
Participants allowed vary by game/room.

Wednesday, March 31, 2021
Time

8:00 – 9:00 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
10 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.

Larger Than Life Game Day

Purple bowling ball hitting pins.Oversized games that allow minimal contact, easy sanitization and help to maintain social distancing. You will sign up by game.

Sign up to play:

  • Inside Bowling
  • Giant Connect Four
  • Giant Jenga
  • Giant Chinese
  • Checkers
  • Tic Tac toe

Cooking with Latesa…
Pecan Snowflake Cookies

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup pecans
  • 1 cup confectioners sugar, divided
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups floor
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon

Directions:

  • Pulse pecans & 3/4 cup sugar in a food processor until finely ground, 10-12 times.
  • Add butter and vanilla.
  • Pulse until smooth, 14 to 16 times.
  • Add flour, salt, & cinnamon.
  • Process until combines, 15 to 20 seconds.
  • Roll between parchment paper to 1/4 inch thick.
  • hill until firm. Heat over to 350.
  • Line baking sheets w/Parchment paper.
  • Use flower snowflake shaped cookie cutter.
  • Space cookies 1 1/2 inches apart.
  • Bake 7 to 10 mins.
  • Cool and dust with remaining confectioners sugar.

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Powell’s Point Senior Center…

 

March 22, 2021 – REOPENING DAY

 

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

All Activities start/end times will be maintained!

Monday, March 22, 2021
Time

8:00 – 9:30 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, March 23, 2021
Time

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

Activity

Morning Chat with Lorraine
Craft: Truffula Trees
Social Distance “WAR” card game

Number of User
Allowed in Activity

9 users
9 users
8 users

Wednesday, March 24, 2021
Time

8:00 – 9:30 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, March 25, 2021
Time

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

Activity

Morning Chat with Lorraine
Chair Drumming Fitness
Movie – “Midway”

Number of User
Allowed in Activity

9 users
9 users
9 users

Friday, March 26, 2021
Time

8:00 – 9:30 a.m.
9:30 – 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

Monday, March 29, 2021
Time

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

Activity

Morning Chat with Lorraine
TV Time
Bingo

Number of User
Allowed in Activity

9 users
9 users
9 users

Tuesday, March 30, 2021
Time

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

Activity

Morning Chat with Lorraine
Craft: Butterfly Chandelier
Social Distance “War”
card game

Number of User
Allowed in Activity

9 users
9 users
8 users

Wednesday, March 31, 2021
Time

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

Activity

Morning Chat with Lorraine
TV Time
Bingo

Number of User
Allowed in Activity

9 users
9 users
9 users

Craft: Truffula Trees

In honor of Dr. Suess’ Birthday month we will be making “Truffula Trees” from the book “The Lorax.”

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…

“In the spring I’ve counted 136 different kinds of weather, inside of 24 hours.”

~Mark Twain~

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Knotts Island Senior Center…

 

March 22, 2021 – REOPENING DAY

 

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

All Activities start/end times will be maintained!

Monday, March 22, 2021
Time

9:30 – 10:30 a.m.
1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Activity

Chi Yoga
Afternoon Chat with Mari

Number of User
Allowed in Activity

6 users
9 users

Tuesday, March 23, 2021
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, March 24, 2021
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

Thursday, March 25, 2021
Time

9:30 – 10:30 a.m.
1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Activity

Yoga for Arthritis
Movie – “The Ghost & Mrs. Muir” (Starring Gene Tierney & Rex Harrison)

Number of User
Allowed in Activity

6 users
9 users

Friday, March 26, 2021
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

Monday, March 29, 2021
Time

9:30 – 10:30 a.m.
1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Activity

Chi Yoga
Craft: Mini Terrarium

Number of User
Allowed in Activity

6 users
9 users

Tuesday, March 30, 2021
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, March 31, 2021
Time

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

Activity

Chi Yoga
Walking Group
Interest Meeting: Adult Apron/ Bib Sewing project; Book Club

Number of User
Allowed in Activity

6 users
6 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.


“You must remember this” …with Mari Mann…

I have always depended on the kindness of strangers.”

~Blanche du Bois, A streetcar named Desire