April
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 Pick-Up Menu


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

 


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

Laughing with Lorraine…

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

~Unknown~


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