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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!

April Newsletter (PDF)
April Menu (PDF)

Take a peak at March Senior Center Events.



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

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

Currituck Senior Center




8:00-5:00 Billiards
9:00 Pickle Ball
9:00 Table Tennis
10:00 Bowl at Albemarle Lanes
12:30 Dominoes & Hand & Foot

8:00-5:00 Billiards
10:00-12:00 Wet Paint
11:00 Exercise DVD
12:30 Mahjong
12:45 Bell Choir Practice
(18th & 25th)
5:15 Tops

8:00-5:00 Billiards
9:00 Pickle Ball
9:30 Scrabble/Upwards
10:00 All Day Bridge
10:00 Quilting
10:45 Tai-Chi
1:00 Dominoes

8:00-5:00 Billiards
9:00 a.m. – 1:40 p.m. AARP Tax Prep
9:00 Horseshoes
10:00 Badminton
11:00 Exercise DVD
11:00 & 12:30 Bingo
12:30 Hand & Foot
1:00 Walking Paws

8:00-5:00 Billiards
8:00 Table Tennis
9:00 Horseshoes
9:00 Pickle Ball
10:30 Dominion



Special for February…

Monday, February 3, 2020 Super Bowl After Party
at 12:00 p.m.  Enjoy Sub Sandwiches, Party Snacks & Sodas. 

Must sign up by Friday, January 31, 2020

Wednesday, February 5, 2020 – Birthday Celebration
at 12:30 p.m.

This is open to the public regardless of age with light refreshments being served.  No registration required.

Wednesday, February 5, 2020 History for Lunch
at Museum of the Albemarle – “The story of Chocolate,” Fashioned off an ingredient list from 1750, American Heritage Chocolate is an authentic, historical chocolate.  Learn the role played during the 18th century and historical processing methods.  We will leave the center at 10:45 a.m.

Cost is money for lunch at Firehouse Subs.

Friday, February 7, 2020 – CRAFT CLASS – Valentine Tote Bag
at 12:30pm.  FREE

Must sign up by Wednesday, February 5, 2020!

Monday, February 10, 2020 Hallmark Movie Monday “Wedding Bells,”
When two commitment phobic busy professionals with little in common are asked to be the best man and maid of honor at a mutual friends wedding they didn’t expect a life changing romantic experience of their own.  Starring  Danica McKellar, Kavan Smith and Bruce Boxleitner.   Movie begins at 12:00 p.m.

Don’t forget to sign up for lunch!  Popcorn will be provided.

Friday, February 14, 2020 Valentine’s Goodies
at 12:15 p.m.

Tuesday, February 18, 2020Butterbean Auction
at 11:00 a.m.  Bid on your favorite items with butterbeans.

Thursday, February 27, 2020 – TRIP – College of Albemarle Performing Arts Center
to see “Footloose!”  Cost is $18.50 ticket and money for lunch at Tony’s Pizza following the show.

Must sign up and pay by Monday, February 24, 2020

Friday, February 28, 2020 – TRIP – “Mid Atlantic Quilt Show”
in Hampton, Virginia.  The largest quilt festival on the eastern seaboard to include workshops, engaging activities and lectures by the best teachers in the industry!  Be sure to shop at our “Merchants Hall” to get what you need for your next project!  We will leave the center at 10:00 a.m.

Cost is $15.00  admission (pay there) and money for lunch! 

Cooking with Latesa…
Chicken & Root Vegetable Soup


  • 2 Tbsp canola oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 large yellow onion, minced
  • 1 plum tomato, cored, seeded, finely chopped
  • 10 cups chicken stock
  • 8 sprigs cilantro
  • 8 skinless chicken thighs
  • 8 oz red potatoes, peeled, cut in to 1inch chunks
  • 3 medium carrots, peeled and sliced crosswise
  • 1 large green plantain, peeled cut in to 1 inch chunks
  • 2 oz spaghetti, broke in half
  • Kosher salt/ black pepper


  • Heat oil in an 8 quart saucepan over medium heat;
  • add garlic, onions and tomatoes; cook until soft.
  • Add stock, cilantro and chicken; cook 20 minutes.
  • Add potatoes, carrots and plantain; cook until everything is tender, about 25 minutes.
  • Remove and shred chicken, discarding bones and fat.
  • Add chicken to pot along with spaghetti.
  • Cook until pasta is al dente, about 8 minutes.
  • Season with salt and pepper.

Powell’s Point Senior Center…




10:00 Coffee & Chat
February’s flavor – “Dark Roast”
10:30 Chair Exercises
11:00 Bingo
1:00 Puzzlers/Coloring Pages/Dominos

1:00 Puzzlers/Coloring Pages/Dominos

10:30 Bingo
1:00 Puzzlers/Coloring Pages/Dominos

11:00 Exercises with Min
1:00 Puzzlers/Coloring Pages/Dominoes

10:30 Bingo
(No Bingo 7th)
1:00 Puzzlers/Coloring Pages/Dominoes



Special for February…

Tuesday, February 4, 2020 Bingo and Lunch at the Knotts Island Senior Center!
We will leave the center at 10:15 a.m.

Must sign up by Friday,  January 31, 2020!

Wednesday, February 5, 2020 – Presentation – Steps to Health
with Sheila Gregory at 10:00 a.m.

Friday, February 7, 2020 – Presentation – Senior Health
with Amy Underhill at 11:00 a.m.

(*Please note-NO Bingo!)

Friday, February 7, 2020 Wear RED Day
for Heart Health Month!

Tuesday, February 11, 2020 Birthday Celebration
at 12:30 p.m.

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 – TRIP – Greenbrier Mall
at 10:30 a.m.

Friday, February 14, 2020 Valentine’s Day Party
at 12:30 p.m.  We will be playing “Who’s Who?”  Guess the greatest romantic movies of all time!  Which one are you?  Valentines treats for all!

Must sign up by Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Tuesday, February 18, 2020 CRAFT CLASS “Tie Dye Mugs”
Part One at 10:30 a.m.  Craft your own coffee mug in a groovy tie dye pattern!  Dishwasher safe!  Free

Must sign up by Friday, February 14, 2020!

Wednesday, February 26, 2020 – TRIP – Cinema Café in Edinburgh
to see “Call of the Wild,”  starring Harrison Ford.  Buck is a big hearted dog whose blissful domestic life gets turned upside down when he is suddenly uprooted from his California home and transplanted to the exotic wilds of the Alaskan Yukon in the 1890’s.  As the newest rookie on a mail-delivery dog sled team, Buck experiences the adventure of a lifetime as he ultimately finds his true place in the dog sled world. We will leave the center at 10:45 a.m. sharp!

Cost is money for movie and lunch at the theater.

Must sign up by Tuesday, February 25, 2020! 

Laughing with Lorraine…

“Today is Valentines Day!, or as men like to call it “Extortion Day!”



Knotts Island Senior Center…




10:30 Gentle Yoga
Coloring Activity Center

9:00 Walking Club
1:00 Board Games
Coloring Activity Center

10:30 Arise Yoga
1:00 Chair Exercise
Coloring Activity Center

9:00 Walking Club
11:00 Card Games
12:00 BOC Meeting
Coloring Activity Center

1:00 Chair Exercises
Coloring Activity Center




Special for February…

Monday, February 3, 2020  CLASS – Gentle Yoga! 
Gentle standing Yoga for Balance and Stability.  Begins at 10:30 a.m.

Tuesday, February 4, 2020 Potluck and BINGO
with Powell’s Point Seniors at 12:00 p.m.

Wednesday February 5, 2020 – CLASS – Arise Yoga! 
An intermediate class with mat work and traditional poses.  6 week class, begins at 10:30 a.m.

Thursday, February 6, 2020 Birthday Celebration
at 12:30 p.m.

Friday, February 7, 2020 Card & Game Day!
Come out  play cards and board games!  Don’t forget to sign up for lunch too!  Fun begins at 12:30 p.m.

Monday, February 10, 2020  CLASS – Gentle Yoga! 
Gentle standing Yoga for Balance and Stability.  Begins at 10:30 a.m.

Tuesday, February 11, 2020 Decorate the center for Valentines Day!
Come on in throughout the day and raid the craft cabinet to make decorations to turn the center into a Valentines Day theme wonderland!

Wednesday February 12, 2020 – CLASS – Arise Yoga! 
An intermediate class with mat work and traditional poses.  This last class, begins at 10:30 a.m.

Friday, February 14, 2020 – TRIP – Graze Kitchen
at the ARE!  Located on the porch of the Association for Research and Enlightenment in Virginia Beach, the seasonal menus at Graze Kitchen reflect Chef Kirby’s passion for healthy southern style food, prepared with fresh and locally sourced ingredients.  We will leave the center at 10:30 a.m.

Must sign up by Tuesday, February 11, 2020!

Tuesday, February 18, 2020 Weight Loss, Wellness & Well-Being
at 1:00 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!

Must sign up by Friday, February 14, 2020!  (Don’t forget to sign up for lunch too!)

Friday, February 21, 2020 Card & Game Day!
Come out  play cards and board games!  Don’t forget to sign up for lunch too!  Fun begins at 12:30 p.m.

Tuesday, February 25, 2020 CRAFT CLASS – DIY Mason Jar Lid Resin Photo Coaster!
Make one for yourself or give as a gift!  Class begins at 12:30 p.m.

Must sign up by Thursday, February 20, 2020!

Friday, February 28, 2020 In House Movie – Academy Award Winner!
We will make a selection on which award winning movie we will be viewing after the awards air on Sunday, February 9, 2020  Movie will begin at 12:30 p.m. Popcorn will be provided! 

“Do You Remember This?” …with Mari…

“I’m in love;
I’m all shook up;
Hmm hmm hmm, hmm hmm;
Yeah yeah yeah”

  ~ Elvis Presley, 1957


Extended Programming


Monday and Thursday’s at 11:00 a.m. You must call Currituck Senior Center at 252-232-3505. Must register for this class.  No drop ins allowed.