August 2021 Senior Center
Daily 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!

Take a quick peek at what is happening in September.

August Newsletter (PDF)
August Menu


Let’s go to the Hop! Friday, August 27, 2021

Ready…set…go…
Newsletter Highlights: More Info Below – Keep Reading!!!
  • Day Trips (Tides baseball, movie theater, restaurants, American Rover …)
  • Crafts (painting on glass, Ping Pong lights, sewing…)
  • Fitness (Chi Yoga, Yoga for Arthritis, Chair Drumming…)
  • Social Events (Sock Hop, Butterbean Auction, lunch in the park…)
Farmers Market Vouchers and Market Trip

Vegetable below the words Farmer's Market.The Seniors Farmer’s Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP) provides congregate nutrition site participants with coupons to purchase fresh fruit and vegetables at the local Farmer’s Markets. The program is designed to improve the nutrition of older adults and increase business for local farmers.

The Currituck County Senior Center has a limited number of Market vouchers available to give out to qualifying congregate site participants.  Each qualifying recipient will receive $36 in vouchers to be used at certified Farmers Markets.

The closet certified Farmers Market is Elizabeth City; to accommodate recipient’s a trip to the Farmer’s Market in Elizabeth City will be offered on Saturday, August 14, 2021. Time will be announced at a later date.

To Qualify:  Applicants must currently participate in the nutrition program at a nutrition site in Currituck County (Currituck County Senior Center – Barco, Knotts Island Senior Center or Powell’s Point Senior Center) and be self declared low income.

Please call 252-232-3505; ask for Stacy Joseph for more information.

DAY TRIPS HAVE RESUMED at all locations!

*Note – Per North Carolina State mandate – ALL Passengers MUST WEAR A MASK while on public transportation.

Did You Know…
Heatstroke Signs/Symptoms:
  • High body temperature – of 104 F or higher
  • Altered mental state or behavior – Confusion, agitation, slurred speech, irritability, delirium, seizures and coma.
  • Alteration in sweating –your skin will feel hot and dry to the touch or your skin may feel dry or slightly moist
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Flushed skin
  • Rapid breathing
  • Racing heart rate
  • Headache
Upcoming Events
  • September – Volunteer Banquet
  • October – Senior Health & Wellness Day
  • November – Sanctuary Vineyards Fundraiser
  • December – Annual Christmas Party
Help Needed…
Home Delivered Meals Volunteers Needed

Older man at the door getting a meal from a lady.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. 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 9 routes throughout Currituck County serving approx. 65 Home Bound Seniors. 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

“Laughter is timeless, imagination has no age and dreams are forever.”

~Walt Disney


Currituck Senior Center

Everyday…

 

 

 

Empty seats at a baseball stadium

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Monday’s
8:00-5:00 Billiards
8:00-5:00 Table Tennis
9:00-11:00  Pickle Ball
10:00-12:00 Sewing Room
10:00 Bowl at Albemarle Lanes
11:00-12:00 Bingo
12:30-5:00 Card Room

Tuesday’s
8:00-5:00 Billiards
8:00-5:00 Table Tennis
10:00-12:00 Art Room
11:00 Exercise DVD
12:30-5:00 Card Room

Wednesday’s
8:00-5:00 Billiards
8:00-5:00 Table Tennis
9:00-11:00  Pickle Ball
9:30 Scrabble/Upwards
10:00-12:00 Sewing Room
12:30-5:00 Card Room

Thursday’s
8:00-5:00 Billiards
8:00-5:00 Table Tennis
9:00-5:00 Horseshoes
10:00-12:00 Art Room
11:00 Exercise DVD
12:30-5:00 Card Room
1:30 Chi Yoga

Friday’s
8:00-5:00 Billiards
8:00 Table Tennis
9:00 Pickle Ball
10:00-12:00 Sewing Room

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Special for August…

Wednesday, August 4,  2021 – Birthday Celebration
at 12:30 p.m.

Thursday August 5, 2021 – CLASS – 4 weeks of Chi Yoga
from 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.  Gentle standing Yoga combines traditional yoga poses with flowing movements to increase balance, stability, strength and mindfulness.

Tuesday, August 10, 2021 – Movie – “Jungle Cruise” at Cinema Café
based on Disneyland’s themed park ride where a small riverboat takes a group of travelers through a jungle filled with dangerous animals and reptiles but with a supernatural element.  Starring Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt.

Cost: movie ticket and lunch there at the theater.

Departure time will be announced at a later date. *Limited Space.

Thursday August 12, 2021 – CLASS – 4 Weeks of Chi Yoga
from 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.  Gentle standing Yoga combines traditional yoga poses with flowing movements to increase balance, stability, strength and mindfulness.

Monday, August 16, 2021 – Craft Class –  “Painted Glass” – Part I
using glue and acrylic paint  at 12:30 p.m.  This is a two part craft class.

Sign up deadline is Friday, August 13, 2021

Thursday August 19, 2021 – CLASS – 4 Weeks of Chi Yoga
from 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.  Gentle standing Yoga combines traditional yoga poses with flowing movements to increase balance, stability, strength and mindfulness.

Friday, August 20, 2021 – TRIP – Sunset Cruise in Norfolk
2 Hour sunset river cruise on the American Rover.  The sunset cruise is the perfect way to spend an  evening.  Explore the working harbor and stunning waterfront of Norfolk, then enjoy natures spectacle as the sun goes down.   Enjoy live music and a cold beverage from the bar on board while you take in the views as the night begins to fall.

Cost is $36.00 ticket and money for dinner at Jason’s Deli.  We will leave the center at 4:30 p.m.

Deadline to sign up and pay is Monday, August 16, 2021!

Monday, August 23, 2021 – Craft Class –  “Painted Glass” – Part I!
using glue and acrylic paint  at 12:30 p.m.  This is a two part craft class.

You MUST have participated in Part I to be eligible for Part II.

Wednesday, August 25, 2021 In House Movie & Popcorn – “The Greatest Showman,”
celebrates the birth of show business and tells of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a spectacle that became the worldwide sensation.  American entertainer, Phineas Taylor Barnum, will always be remembered as the man with the gift to blur the line between reality and fiction.  Starring Hugh Jackman and Michelle Williams.

Begins at 12:00 p.m.  – Don’t forget to sign up for lunch!

Thursday August 26, 2021 – CLASS – 4 Weeks of Chi Yoga
from 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.  Gentle standing Yoga combines traditional yoga poses with flowing movements to increase balance, stability, strength and mindfulness.

Friday, August 27, 2021 – DANCE – “Sock Hop”
Press those poodle skirts and shine those penny loafers, its SOCK HOP time!  Join us at the Senior Center for good food, low prices and great music by DJ Kenny!  Best 50’s Attire wins a prize!

Don’t forget to bring money for food … there will be Hot Dogs, Hamburgers, BBQ, Grilled Cheese, Fries, Milkshakes and more that you can choose from!

Begins at 11:30 a.m.

Deadline to sign up is Tuesday, August 24, 2021.

Tuesday, August 31, 2021 – TRIP – Night Tides Baseball Game.
Cost is $14.00 ticket and money for dinner at the ball game.

We will leave the center at 5:30 p.m.

Deadline to sign up and pay is Friday, August 27, 2021!

Cooking with Latesa…
Grilled Huli Huli Chicken

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup chicken broth
  • 2 tsp fresh grated ginger
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
  • Green onion, sliced
Directions:

  • In a medium sized bowl, whisk together pineapple juice, soy sauce, brown sugar, ketchup, chicken broth, ginger and garlic.
  • Reserve 1 cup sauce for basting.
  • Add chicken thighs and sauce to Ziplock bag and marinate at least 3 hours or overnight.
  • Grill chicken, covered, over medium heat for 6-8 minutes on each side or until no longer pink.
  • Baste occasionally with reserved marinade during last 5 minutes.
  • Garnish with green onions.
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Powell’s Point Senior Center…

Everyday…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Monday’s
9:30 Coffee & Chat
August’s flavor – “Caramel Macchiato”
10:00-12:00 Puzzles/Dominoes
1:00-3:00 Bingo

Tuesday’s
9:30-11:00 Book Corner
1:00-3:00 Checkers & Games

Wednesday’s
10:00-12:00 Puzzles/Dominoes
1:00-3:00 Bingo

Thursday’s
10:00-10:30 Drumming Fitness
(No drumming August 12)

Friday’s
10:00-12:00 Puzzles/Dominoes
1:00-3:00 Mystery Bingo

 

 

 

 

Special for August…

Tuesday, August 3, 2021 – Birthday Celebration
Birthday Cake & Ice Cream at 1:00 p.m.

Thursday, August 5, 2021 – In-House Movie & Popcorn – “Duplex”
Popcorn and the movie will begin at 1:00 p.m. Duplex – A comedy Starring Ben Stiller and Drew Barrymore.  “A young couple found the perfect home or so they think.”

Tuesday, August 10, 2021 – CRAFT CLASS – “Ping Pong Night Lights”
Need a little extra light during the night? Let’s make some cute night lights even the grandkids will love!

Class begins at 1:00 p.m.!  Rescheduled from July.

Thursday, August 12, 2021 – TRIP – “OBX Pirate Festival!”
Arrrgust is International Pirate Month!” Travel with us to the “OBX Pirate Festival!”  Come learn the history of the Pirates who once roamed the Outer Banks! Followed by lunch at Henrys!

Walking/outside; bring a water bottle and wear comfortable shoes.

We will leave the center at 9:15 a.m. Cost is money for lunch.

You must sign up by Tuesday, August 10, 2021!

Friday, August 13, 2021 – “Butterbean Auction!” Bid on prizes using butterbeans!  Starts at 1:00 p.m.!

Tuesday, August 24, 2021 – CRAFT CLASS – “Gossiping Chickens”
made from gourds class begins at 1:00 p.m.!

You MUST sign up by Monday, August 16, 2021!

Thursday, July 8, 2021 – In-House Movie & Popcorn – “October Sky”
Popcorn and the movie “October Sky” will begin at 1:00 p.m.  A drama starring Jake Gyllenhaal  and Laura Dern. A true story of a teenager Homer Hickam, growing up in a coal town in WV where a boys usual destiny was to “end up in the mines.” But Homer had his eye on the sky and a love for flying rockets.

Friday, August 27, 2021 – DANCE – “Sock Hop”
at the Barco center! Press those poodle skirts and shine those penny loafers, its SOCK HOP time!  Join us at the Senior Center for good food, low prices and great music by DJ Kenny!  Best 50’s Attire wins a prize!

Don’t forget to bring money for food … there will be Hot Dogs, Hamburgers, BBQ, Grilled Cheese, Fries, Milkshakes and more that you can choose from!

We will leave the center at 10:45 a.m.

Deadline to sign up is Tuesday, August 24, 2021.


Laughing with Lorraine…

“Looking for a hot date?
Pick any date in August.
They don’t get any hotter then that!”

~Maxine


Knotts Island Senior Center…
Everyday…

 

 

 

Glass with pink flowers painted on it.

 

 

 

Monday’s
9:00-3:00 Puzzles & Games
9:30 Walking Group
10:00-11:00 Chi Yoga

Tuesday’s
9:00-3:00 Puzzles & Games
9:30 Walking Group
10:00-11:00 Yoga for Arthritis

Wednesday’s
9:00-3:00 Puzzles & Games
9:30 Walking Group
10:00-11:00 Chi Yoga
1:00-3:00 Bib Project

Thursday’s
9:00-3:00 Puzzles & Games
9:30 Walking Group
10:00-11:00 Yoga for Arthritis

Friday’s
9:00-3:00 Puzzles & Games
9:30 Walking Group
10:00-11:00 Chi Yoga

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Special for August…

Monday, August 2, 2021 – CLASS – “Pete the Bonsai Guy”
at 1:00 p.m.! Pete will be here to help us continue our bonsai journey!  Bring your little jade trees that we got from Pete and he will check their progress, answer your questions and show us the next step to take.

Don’t have a little tree to work on? We’ll have more on hand!

Tuesday, August 3, 2021 Wellness & Weight Loss Group
at 1:00 p.m.  Looking for a healthier way to fix your favorite summer burger?  We’ll use the centers new food processor to make delicious chickpea burgers with tzatziki (cucumber and yogurt) sauce!

Friday, August 6, 2021 Birthday Celebration
at 1:00pm!  Come celebrate August birthdays with cake and ice cream!

Monday August 9, 2021 – PARTY – “Island Dabblers” Paint Party
at 1:00 p.m.!  We will be painting with acrylics and ceramic tiles to create coasters, trivets & more.  No painting experience? No problem!

Tuesday, August 10, 2021 – TRIP – “Fairwinds Farm!”
Chris Rush will give us a tour of her horse farm on the north end of the island.  We’ll meet the horses (maybe even pet a couple!), watch a riding demonstration and there may be a surprise or two as well!

We will leave the center at 10:30 a.m.!

Friday, August 13, 2021 – LUNCH IN THE PARK – It’s our Lucky Day!
Lets take our lunch out to the park and then play games: croquet, corn hole and more!

Lunch is served at 12:00 p.m.!

Tuesday, August 17, 2021 Wellness & Weight Loss Group
at 1:00 p.m.  We’ll continue our wellness journey by learning, discussing and putting in to practice the Five Most Essential Ways” to increase your quality of life and reduce the chances of getting    Alzheimer’s Disease.

Friday, August 20, 2021 In house Movie “The Music Man,”
at 1:00 p.m.  Shirley Jones and Preston Sturges star in this classic Americana  movie as con artist Harold Hill (Sturges)  forms a boys marching band, leading to disapproval of the small-town         librarian Marian Paroo (Jones.)

Monday, August 23, 2021 – PARTY – Island Dabblers” Paint Party
at 1:00 p.m.  We’ll continue working on our coasters and trivets using ceramic tiles and introducing the medium of water color paints! 

Friday, August 27, 2021 – DANCE – “Sock Hop”
at the Barco center! Press those poodle skirts and shine those penny loafers, its SOCK HOP time!  Join us at the Senior Center for good food, low prices and great music by DJ Kenny!  Best 50’s Attire wins a prize!

Don’t forget to bring money for food … there will be Hot Dogs, Hamburgers, BBQ, Grilled Cheese, Fries, Milkshakes and more that you can choose from!

We will leave the center at 10:45 a.m.

Deadline to sign up is Tuesday, August 24, 2021. 

Tuesday, August 31, 2021 – TRIP & LUNCH – To The Beach
 to celebrate National Beach Day!  Lunch at Sandbridge’s iconic seafood restaurant,Margie & Rays” followed by a drive down to the beach to stick our toes in the sand!

We will leave the center at 10:30 a.m.!

“Do You Remember This?” …with Mari…

“It was Beauty killed the Beast.”

  ~ Faye Wray as Ann Darrow in King Kong, 1933