September 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!

DAY TRIPS HAVE RESUMED at all locations!   *Note – Per NC State mandate – ALL Passengers MUST WEAR A MASK  while on public transportation.

September Newsletter (PDF)
September Menu


Take a peak at October Senior Center Events.

The Currituck Senior Center’s will be CLOSED on Monday, September 6

In observance of Labor Day!

Ready…set…go…
Wednesday, September 22nd is the 1st day of Autumn!
Annual Volunteer Banquet

Apple picking from trees with a ladder putting them into barrels.This years annual Volunteer Banquet will be held on Friday, September 24, 2021 at the Currituck Senior Center in Barco.  This years banquet will merge 2 year’s of volunteers to compensate for the cancelled 2020 banquet due to COVID.

This event is by invitation only!

Home Delivered Meals Volunteers!

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 10 routes throughout

Currituck County serving approximately 65 Home Bound Seniors.

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

Did you know…
Senor Man and Women walking down a road.September is Fall Prevention Month
Preventing Falls…

Falls are common and costly, especially among Americans age 65 and  older. But falls are preventable and do not have to be an inevitable part of aging…

  • Tell your doctor right away if you have fallen, if you’re afraid you might fall, or if you feel unsteady
  • Review all of your medicines with your doctor or pharmacist and discuss any side effects
  • Have your eyes checked annually and update your glasses, as needed
  • Have your feet checked
  • Stay Active
  • Get rid of trip hazards
  • Add grab bars in the bathroom
  • Have handrails and lights installed on all staircases

Source: CDC.gov


Dawn’s Words of Wisdom

“There are two ways of spreading light; to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.”

~Edith Wharton


Currituck Senior Center

Everyday…

 

 

 

 

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
Friday’s
8:00-5:00 Billiards
8:00-5:00 Table Tennis
9:00 Pickle Ball
10:00-12:00 Sewing Room
12:30-5:00 Card Room

 

 

2 houseplants on a window ledge.

Special for September…

Wednesday, September 1, 2021 – Birthday Celebration
at 12:15 p.m.

Friday, September 3, 2021 – Labor Day Picnic
at 12:00 p.m.  Join the Senior Center for Sub Sandwiches, Potato Salad, Baked Beans, Drink & Dessert!

We also have Croquet, Corn Hole, Giant Jenga & More games to enjoy!

Deadline to sign up: Wednesday, September 1, 2021!

Thursday, September 9, 2021 – TRIP – Norfolk Premium Outlets
Shopping trip begins at 10:30 a.m.  Cost is money for lunch at the Outlets.

This trip is limited!

Monday, September 13, 2021 – Hallmark Movie Monday – “It Was Always You”
at 12:00 p.m.  Elizabeth’s engagement plans are thrown into disarray when her fiancés free-spirited brother David returns home.  David’s unexpected influence prompts Elizabeth to question her life decisions.”

Popcorn will be served.

Don’t forget to sign up for lunch!

Tuesday, September 21, 2021 – TRIP – Currituck Maritime Museum
in Corolla & lunch at “High Cotton” at 10:30 a.m.  Cost is money for lunch!

Deadline to sign up: Monday, September 20, 2021!

Wednesday, September 22, 2021 – Presentation – How to Prep Your Houseplants for Fall
at 1:00 p.m. by Shelia Gregory from the Cooperative Extension.

Deadline to sign up: Friday, September 17, 2021!

Monday, September 27, 2021 Lunch & Learn – You Might Be A Caregiver”
with Lynn Raisor from Albemarle Commission at 11:00 a.m.

Do YOU

  • help a loved one with meals or shopping,
  • pick up prescriptions or run errands,
  • provide transportation to the store or doctor’s appointments,
  • help someone with bathing/dressing,
  • help manage medications,
  • help to manage finances or pay for items yourself,
  • spend time with a loved one who has dementia or another cognitive disorder so that they are not alone?

Learn about possible help with someone’s care, long term care planning, respite care, funding availability, or ideas on making caregiving a little easier!

Free box lunch for those who register by Thursday, September 23, 2021! 

Cooking with Latesa…
Cottage Cheese Fluff

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups low fat cottage cheese
  • 2 (0.3oz.) packages of sugar free lemon flavored Jell-O (or preferred flavor)
  • 1 (8oz.) container lite frozen whipped topping, thawed

Directions:

  • Place the cottage cheese in a food processor and blend until creamy.
  • Whisk in flavored gelatin powder,
  • then fold in the thawed whipped topping.
  • Refrigerate until serving.
www.allrecipes.com

Powell’s Point Senior Center…

Everyday…

 

 

 

 

Monday’s
9:30 Coffee & Chat
September’s flavor
“French Vanilla”
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

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

 

 

 

 

 

Special for September…

Thursday, September 2, 2021 – IN HOUSE MOVIE – “Secondhand Lions”
at 1:00 p.m.  This comedic and touching family film follows the adventures of a shy young boy who is sent to spend the summer with his eccentric uncles.  Starring Robert Duval, Michael Caine and Haley Joel Osmet.

Popcorn and Soda will be served.

Friday, September 3, 2021 Labor Day Picnic
at Barco center!  We will leave at 11:30 a.m.! Join the Senior Center for Sub Sandwiches, Potato Salad, Baked Beans, Drink & Dessert!

We also have Croquet, Corn Hole, Giant Jenga & More games to enjoy!

Deadline to sign up: Wednesday, September 1, 2021!

Tuesday, September 7, 2021 Birthday Celebration
at 1:00 p.m.!

Thursday, September 9, 2021“Senior Round Table”
at 1:00 p.m.  An opportunity to share your ideas for trips and activities for the Powell’s Point center!

Tuesday, September 14, 2021 Bingo and Lunch With Friends
Knotts Island Seniors will visit at 12:00 pm.  Fried Chicken, Green Beans, Mashed Potatoes, Biscuit & Dessert will be served!

Deadline to sign up: Friday, September 10, 2021!

Thursday, September 16, 2021 – CRAFT CLASS –  “Tie Dye”
with Sheila Gregory at 1:00 p.m.

Deadline to sign up: Friday, September 10, 2021!

Tuesday, September 21, 2021 – TRIP – Currituck Maritime Museum
in Corolla & lunch at “High Cotton” at 11:00 a.m.  Cost is money for lunch!

Deadline to sign up: Monday, September 20, 2021!

Thursday, September 23, 2021 – IN-HOUSE MOVIE – “The Pursuit of Happiness”
at 1:00 p.m.  A moving tale inspired by the true story about a struggling single father who dreams of a better life for his young son.  Finding themselves homeless, he risk everything by embarking on an unpaid internship in a highly competitive stockbroker training.  Starring Will Smith and Jaden Smith.

Popcorn and Soda will be served.

Tuesday, September 28, 2021 – CRAFT CLASS – “Socktopus”
at 1:00 p.m.  We will be making Octopus out of socks!

Deadline to  sign up: Wednesday, September 22, 2021!

Laughing with Lorraine…

“What is the ratio of a pumpkin’s circumference to its diameter?”

PUMPKIN PI

~Unknown


Knotts Island Senior Center…
Everyday…

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

Dream Catcher with beads and feathers.

Special for September…

Friday, September 3, 2021 Labor Day Picnic
at Barco center!  We will leave at 11:30 a.m.! Join the Senior Center for Sub Sandwiches, Potato Salad, Baked Beans, Drink & Dessert!

We also have Croquet, Corn Hole, Giant Jenga & More games to enjoy!

Deadline to sign up: Wednesday, September 1, 2021!

Tuesday, September 7, 2021 Wellness & Weight Loss Group
at 1:00 p.m.!  September is Self-Improvement month!  Continuing on from last months, 5 ways to prevent Alzheimer’s, well start our 12-week KEEP SHARP program with movement and stimulating of the body and brain.

Thursday, September 9, 2021 Birthday Celebration
at 12:30 p.m.!

Monday, September 13, 2021 – CRAFT CLASS – Island Dabblers Paint Party
at 1:00 p.m.!  We’ll be painting our dreams for Wednesday, September 29 craft class, Native American Dream Catchers.

Stencils & Patterns provided

Tuesday, September 14, 2021 – TRIP – Bingo and Lunch with Friends
Powell’s Point Seniors!   Fried Chicken, Green Beans, Mashed Potatoes, Biscuit & Dessert will be served!  We will leave the center at 10:30 a.m.

Deadline to sign up: Friday, September 10, 2021!

Wednesday, September 15, 2021Pete the Bonsai Guy
returns at 1:00 p.m.!  He will be here to check the progress of our bonsai trees and to give tips and care for the upcoming winter months.  If you haven’t been able to come to our previous bonsai days and don’t have a tree, we’ll have them available for you!

Monday, September 20, 2021 -DEMO – Sourdough Bread-Making
at 1:00 p.m.  Fall is the perfect time to make sourdough bread from a home-grown starter!  We’ll feed the starter with flour & water, then use it to make mini-loaves to take home.  You can even take home some starter to use at home!

*seniors will not be making bread at the site due to current COVID safety measures.

Tuesday, September 21, 2021 Wellness & Weight Loss Group
at 1:00 pm.  September is Self – Improvement Month!  Week 2 of the 12-week KEEP SHARP program with community involvement & nourishing foods.

Thursday, September 23, 2021 – TRIP – “Lunch at Pho 79”
Vietnamese noodle soups & sandwiches to celebrate Autumn!  We will leave the center at 10:30 a.m.

Cost: Money for lunch

Monday, September 27, 2021 – CRAFT CLASS – Island Dabblers Paint Party
at 1:00 p.m.!  We’ll be painting our dreams for Wednesday, September 29 craft class, Native American Dream Catchers.

Stencils & Patterns provided

Wednesday, September 29, 2021 Craft Time!
Today is national Women’s Health & Fitness Day!  We will be weaving our hopes, dreams & aspirations for our continued self-improvement into beautiful and inspirational Dream Catchers.  If you weren’t able to attend the previous paint parties, we’ll have materials available for you.  Class starts at 1:00 p.m.!

“Do You Remember This?” …with Mari…

“The moment you doubt whether you can fly,
you cease forever to be able to do it.

~ Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie