September 2022 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!

September Newsletter (PDF)
September Menu


All sites will be CLOSED
Monday, September 5, 2022
for Labor Day!

Ready…set…go…
Annual Free Rabies Clinic

Hosted by: Currituck Animal Services & Control in affiliation with Moyock Animal Hospital.

Location: Currituck County Judicial Center
Date: Saturday, October 1, 2022
Time: 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
Phone: 252-435-2250
Cost: FREE for all Currituck County Residents w/ proper identification. Non-Residents $8 per shot.

*In order to receive a 3 year booster you must show proof of prior rabies vaccination.

Currituck Regional Airport Aviation Day

Date: Saturday, September 24, 2022 (Rain Date: Sunday, September 25th)
Time:10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. FREE parking & Admission
Location: Currituck County Regional Airport, 107 College Way, Barco, North Carolina
Yellow BiplaneContact:  252-453-8032 William Nelson

Celebrate aviation in our community and learn more about services offered at the airport.

  • tour the airport terminal building
  • aircraft on display
  • airplane rides for kids (Rides are FREE for kids ages 7-17, Cost for adults is $15.00 per person)
  • viewing classic cars
  • watching airplane fly-ins
  • live music, food trucks, vendors
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Operation Fan Heat Relief (OFHR)

House fan.A summer program intended to provide a more comfortable living environment and reduce heat related illness.

In support of Operation Fan Heat Relief (OFHR), contributions from Dominion Resources through the Division of Aging and Adult Services were made available to the Area Agencies on Aging (AAA) to purchase fans for individuals in need.  Eligible applicants must reside in Currituck County, must be an adult: 60 years of age or older OR with a disability and must have a home situation where a threat to health and well-being exists.

Please contact Stacy Joseph at 252-232-3505 if you are in need.

Help Needed…
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 our Currituck County home bound seniors with meals throughout the 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 Centers
Barco:   252-232-3505
Powell’s Point:   252-491-8173
Knotts Island:   252-429-3231


Dawn’s Words of Wisdom

Don’t go through life, GROW through life.

  ~Eric Butterworth


Currituck Senior Center

Everyday…

 

 

 

 

Monday’s
8:00-5:00 Billiards
8:00-5:00 Table Tennis
9:00-11:00  Pickleball
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  Pickleball
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 Pickleball
10:00-12:00 Sewing Room
12:30-5:00 Card Room

 

 

 

Zoo sign surrounded by zoo animals, Elephant, lion, panda, monkey, frog, pig and several others.

 

Special for September… 

Tuesday, September 6, 2022 – PRESENTATION – Advanced Care Planning ”
at 10:00 a.m. sponsored by the Albemarle Commission Area Agency on Aging and Legal Aid of North Carolina.  Receive information on Living Wills & Healthcare Power of Attorney. Participants will receive a FREE toolkit to assist with future planning.

Open to the general public regardless of age.    

Refreshments will be provided.

Deadline: Friday, September 2, 2022!

Wednesday, September 7, 2022 – Birthday Celebration
at 12:30 p.m.

Friday, September 9, 2022 – CRAFT CLASS – “Open Station”
at 12:30 p.m. Missed a craft?  We will have various stations set up with leftover crafts to be made.  You must sign up to the “1” craft you wish to do.

Tuesday, September 13, 2022 – TRIP – Night time Tides Baseball Game
at 5:00 p.m.

Cost: $15.00 ticket, $.75 parking, and money for dinner at the ballpark!

Deadline: to sign up and pay: Friday, September 9, 2022!

Monday, September 19, 2022 Monday Night Bunco & Dinner
at 2:00 p.m.!

Cost: $3 for prizes.

Dinner will consist of Chicken Alfredo, Side Salad, Bread stick/roll and Dessert.

Deadline to sign up and pay:  Thursday, September 15, 2022!

Tuesday, July 12, 2022 – PRESENTATION – “Diabetes
with Amy Underhill at 11:00 a.m.

Deadline: Friday, September 16, 2022!  A free box lunch will be provided to those who register by deadline.

Friday, September 23, 2022 – EVENT – Annual Volunteer Banquet
at 12:00 p.m. Special Banquet in honor of our Volunteers and all that they do for our community (By invitation only!)

Tuesday, September 27, 2022 – IN-HOUSE MOVIE – “Elvis”
from 12:00 p.m.! The film follows the life of rock and roll icon, singer, and actor Elvis Presley, told from the perspective of his manager, Colonel Tom Parker. It stars Austin Butler in the title role with Tom Hanks as Parker, while Helen Thomson and Richard Roxburgh co-star.

Popcorn will be served.

Thursday, September 29, 2022 – TRIP – Norfolk Zoo
with the Powell’s Point Senior Center at 10:30 a.m.

Cost: $15.95 ticket (pay there) and money for lunch at Cracker Barrel.

Deadline: Tuesday, September 27, 2022!

Cooking with Latesa…
Guyanese Style Roasted Potatoes

Ingredients:

  • 1 24 ounce bag baby potatoes
  • 8 ounce tri color pepper mix
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 teaspoon Badia complete seasoning (ethnic food section)
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper

Directions:

  • Preheat Oven to 400 degrees;
  • Halve potatoes.
  • Place potatoes in a microwave safe dish and cover; microwave on High 6-7 minutes until they begin to soften.
  • Stir in remaining ingredients until evenly coated;
  • Transfer to baking sheet.
  • Bake 15-18 minutes until tender and golden.
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Powell’s Point Senior Center…

Everyday…

 

 

 

Apricot around 2 jam jars filled with apricot homemade jam.

 

 

 

Monday’s
8:00-10:00 Coffee & Chat
September’s flavor
“Salted Caramel”
10:00-12:00 Dominoes

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

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

Thursday’s
11:00 Exercise Ball Drumming
(No Drumming, September 29)
1:00-3:00 Puzzles/Checkers/Adult Coloring Books

Friday’s
10:00-12:00 Dominoes
1:00-3:00 Mystery Bingo
(No Bingo September 23)

 

 

 

 

 

Apple picking from trees with a ladder putting them into barrels.

 

 

Special for September…

Friday, September 2, 2022 – EVENT – Butterbean Auction
with Stacy at 1:00 p.m.! No need for money, we use butterbeans!

Registration deadline: Thursday, September 1, 2022!

Tuesday, September 6, 2022 Birthday Cake & Ice Cream
at 1:00 p.m.!

Friday, September 9, 2022 – PRESENTATION – “First Aid Preparedness”
at 11:00 a.m. with Currituck County Emergency Medical Services (EMS)! A free boxed lunch will be provided to those who register before the deadline.

Registration deadline: Tuesday, September 6, 2022!

Monday, September 12, 2022 – TRIP – Shopping at Greenbrier Mall
at 10:30 a.m.

Cost: money for lunch at the mall.

Registration deadline: Friday, September 9, 2022!

Tuesday, September 13, 2022 CRAFT CLASS – “Pebble Art Cats and Birds” Part One
at 1:00 p.m.!

Registration deadline: Friday, September 9, 2022!

Tuesday, September 20, 2022 – CRAFT CLASS – “Pebble Art Cats & Birds” Part Two
at 1:00 p.m.

Friday, September 23, 2022 – EVENT – Annual Volunteer Banquet
at 12:00 p.m. Special Banquet in honor of our Volunteers and all that they do for our community (By invitation only!)

Powell’s Point Center closing at 11:00 a.m.!

Monday, September 26, 2022 – PRESENTATION – “Canning with Olivia”
at 11:30 a.m. at the Cooperative Extension! Learning to can is coming back in style! Learn the ins and outs of jam making so you can make delicious jams to share with your family all year long. We will be using a water bath canner to process this jam to be shelf stable for up to a year!

Sign up for Congregate lunch at the Barco center or pack your own!

Registration deadline: Wednesday, September 21, 2022!

Thursday, September 29, 2022 – TRIP – Norfolk Zoo
with the Currituck County Senior Center. We will leave the center at 10:00 a.m.

Cost: $15.95 ticket (pay there) and money for lunch at Cracker Barrel.

Registration deadline: Tuesday, September 27, 2022!

Laughing with Lorraine…

 

“If we are not meant to have midnight snacks, why is there a light in the refrigerator?”

~Unknown


Knotts Island Senior Center…
Everyday…

 

 

 

 

 

pair hands putting a flower petal on string.

 

 

 

Monday’s
9:00-3:00 Puzzles & Games
9:30 Chair Exercise

Tuesday’s
9:00-3:00 Puzzles & Games
9:30 Walking Exercise

Wednesday’s
9:00-3:00 Puzzles & Games
9:30 Chair Exercise

Thursday’s
9:00-3:00 Puzzles & Games
9:30 Walking Exercise

Friday’s
9:00-3:00 Puzzles & Games
9:30 Exercise Drumming

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Special for September…

Mondays & Wednesdays at 9:30 a.m. Chair Exercise!
Ease your way into health and movement with chair exercises  designed to increase balance, stability, strength and well-being.

Tuesdays & Thursdays at 9:30 a.m. Walking Exercise!
Lets get back outside, walk to be healthy, strength & stability!

Fridays at 9:30 a.m. Exercise Drumming!
We’ll use exercise balls & drumsticks to drum our way to health & happiness!

Friday, September 2, 2022 Birthday Celebration
at 12:30 p.m.!

Tuesday, September 6, 2022 Learn to play the Keyboard
at 1:00 p.m.! Learning a new skill, especially a music related skill, is an excellent way to keep your brain sharp!

Friday, September 9, 2022 – TRIP – Norfolk Botanical Gardens
at 10:30 a.m.!

Cost is $14 admission (pay there) and money for lunch at the gardens “Marigold & Honey Café!”

Monday, September 12, 2022 – PRESENTATION – Knotts Island Scrapbooking Online
at 1:00 p.m.! Volunteer Shaun Kane is currently putting our beloved KI Scrapbooks online and will guide us through the website to show us how to access information and how to add your memories, stories and photos!

Wednesday, September 14, 2022 – CRAFT CLASS – Hawaiian Leis
at 1:00 p.m.! We will be making beautiful Hawaiian leis, flower garlands and cut out pineapples, flamingos and palm trees for our End of Summer Luau!

Registration deadline: Friday, September 9, 2022!

Thursday, September 22, 2022 – EVENT – End of Summer Luau
at 1:00 p.m.! We’ll celebrate the end of summer with a Hawaiian Luau party!

Registration deadline: Friday, September 16, 2022!

Friday, September 23, 2022 – EVENT – Annual Volunteer Banquet
at 12:00 p.m.. Special Banquet in honor of our Volunteers and all that they do for our community (By invitation only!)

Knotts Island Center will be closing at 10:30 a.m.!

Tuesday, September 27, 2022 – TRIP – IKEA
leave to go shopping at 10:30 a.m.!

Cost: lunch at the Ikea Cafeteria.

Friday, September 30, 2022 – IN-HOUSE MOVIE – “Blue Hawaii”
at 1:00 p.m.! Time to break out those Ukelele’s and swivel those hips with Elvis starring in “Blue Hawaii!” After arriving back in Hawaii from the Army, Chad Gates (Elvis Presley) defies his parents wishes for him to work at the family business and instead goes to work as a tour guide at his girlfriends agency. 1961 

“You Must Remember This?” with Mari Mann…
Take my hand, take my whole life, too,
for I cant help falling in love with you.”

~Elvis Presley, 1961, Cant Help Falling in Love from Blue Hawaii.