July 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!

July Newsletter (PDF)
July Menu (PDF)


Numerous fireworks in multiple color.The Currituck Senior Center’s will be CLOSED on Monday, July 5th

In observance of Independence Day!

Ready…set…go…
Farmers Market Vouchers and Market Trip

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 $30 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, July 24, 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.

HOPE Program

The North Carolina Housing Opportunities and Prevention of Evictions (HOPE) Program is currently accepting applications. The HOPE Program provides rent and utility bill assistance to renters who have been financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The program is committed to helping North Carolina renters stay safe in their homes by preventing evictions and loss of utility services.

For more information, qualifications or to apply, visit: www.rebuild.nc.gov/hope-program 

DAY TRIPS HAVE RESUMED at all locations!

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

Operational Recap…
Past Milestones
  • March 22 – Reopen of Senior Centers by appointment only after a year long closure
  • May 1 – Appointments NO longer needed – walk-ins welcome, ICPTA resumed transportation to centers, operational hours returned to normal
  • May 10 – In-house lunches resumed on Monday/Wednesday/Friday ONLY
  • June 1 – Masks are ONLY recommended not required
  • July 1 – Centers resume day trips
Upcoming Events
  • August – Sock Hop
  • September – Volunteer Banquet
  • October – Senior Health & Wellness Day
  • November – Sanctuary Vineyards Fundraiser
  • December – Annual Christmas Party
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.

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

“Shoot for the moon.  Even if you miss it, you’ll land among the stars.”

~Les Brown


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 Table Tennis
9:00 Pickle Ball
10:00-12:00 Sewing Room
12:30-5:00 Card Room

Special for July…

Wednesday, July 7, 2021 – Birthday Celebration
at 12:15 p.m.

Thursday, July 8, 2021 Movie Cruella” at Cinema Café
Emma Stone stars in an live action feature film about the rebellious early days of one of cinemas most notorious – and notoriously fashionable – villains, the legendary Cruella de Vil.

Cost: movie ticket and lunch there at the theater.

We will leave the center at 10:00 a.m. *Limited Space.

Wednesday, July 14, 2021 Butterbean Auction
at 11:00 a.m.!  Bid on your favorite items with butterbeans.

(New beans will be provided and disposed of following auction to ensure sanitation.)

Thursday, July 15, 2021 – TRIP – Lunch & Chrysler Museum
Trip to Cracker Barrel followed by a visit to the Chrysler Museum in Norfolk!  We will leave the center at 10:30 a.m.

Cost: money for lunch.

Must sign up by Monday, July 12, 2021!

Monday, July 19, 2021 – TRIP – “Tidewater Winds – Some Enchanted Evening
(Full Concert Band) at Chesapeake City Park!    Maestro Brewington takes the audience on a Broadway Tour of musical theatre masterpieces. Hear the music of Rodgers and Hammerstein to Stephen Sondheim as performed by the Winds Concert Band.

We will leave the center at 4:00 p.m.

Cost is money for dinner at the Black Pelican.

*All Tidewater Winds concerts this season take place outside.

Monday, July 26, 2021 Presentation – with Shelia Gregory
Explore the magical and fascinating world of Miniature Gardens with Sheila Gregory at 1:00 p.m. Seniors will learn the basics of plant selection and care, basic design principles, and receive some inspiration and ideas. Each participant will receive a container, soil, plants and 3-5 miniature elements as they relax and use their creativity to build their own miniature garden.

Must sign up by Monday, July 21, 2021!

Tuesday, July 27, 2021 – TRIP – “Night” Tides Baseball Game! 
Cost: $14.00 ticket and money for dinner at the ballpark.  We will leave the center at 5:30 p.m.

Must sign up and pay by Friday, July 23, 2021!

Thursday, July 29, 2021 Mystery BINGO & Lasagna Dinner! 
Bingo prizes will be concealed in paper bags!  Enjoy Lasagna,  Salad, Bread & Dessert!  Starts at 2:30 p.m.

Must sign up by Monday, July 26, 2021 

Cooking with Latesa…
Strawberry Crunch Cake Brownies

Ingredients:

  • 1 box strawberry cake mix
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon milk

For the glaze:

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1-2 tbs milk
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

 

Crunch Topping:

  • 10 golden Oreo cookies
  • 1 cup dehydrated or freeze dried strawberries

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a stand mixer or large bowl, combine cake mix, eggs, oil & milk until thoroughly combined.
  • Pour into a greased 9×13 baking dish.
  • Bake for 20 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.
  • For the glaze, place powdered sugar in a bowl.  Add one tablespoon of milk & vanilla extract, stir. If glaze is too thick, slowly add more milk until it is creamy and slightly thin. Combine until all sugar is dissolved.
  • For crunch topping, add the Oreos and dried strawberries to a food processer or  blender & pulse until there crumbly, but not turned into complete powder.
  • Once the brownies have cooled down, spread the glaze evenly over the top.  Sprinkle with crunch topping & gently press down.
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Powell’s Point Senior Center…

Everyday…

 

 

 

Monday’s
9:30 Coffee & Chat
July’s flavor – “Mocha”
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
1:00-3:00 In-House Movies

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

 

 

Special for July…

Tuesday, July 6, 2021 CRAFT CLASS “String Bowls”
We will be crafting unique artistic bowls made from string! Class begins at 10:00 a.m.!

Must sign up by Monday, July 5, 2021!

Thursday, July 8, 2021 – In-House Movie
Popcorn and the movie “Safe Haven” will begin at 1:00 p.m. 

Tuesday, July 13, 2021 – TRIP – Lunch
Trip to Southland Restaurant for lunch! We will leave the center at 11:00 a.m.!

Must sign up by Monday, July 12, 2021!

Thursday, July 15, 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 2:00 p.m.!

Must sign up by Monday, July 12, 2021! 

Tuesday, July 20, 2021 Birthday Celebration
Birthday Cake & Ice Cream at 1:00 p.m.

Thursday, July 8, 2021 – In-House Movie
Popcorn and the movie “Just Friends” will begin at 1:00 p.m.

Tuesday, July 27, 2021 – Presentation – Miniature Gardens with Sheila Gregory
Explore the magical and fascinating world of Miniature Gardens with Sheila Gregory at 2:00 p.m. Seniors will learn the basics of plant selection and care, basic design principles, and receive some inspiration and ideas. Each participant will receive a container, soil, plants and 3-5 miniature elements as they relax and use their creativity to build their own miniature garden.

Must sign up by Monday, July 21, 2021!

Thursday, July 29, 2021 – TRIP – Mystery Bingo and Lasagna Dinner at the Barco
Bingo prizes will be concealed in paper bags!  Enjoy Lasagna,  Salad, Bread & Dessert! We will leave the center at 2:00 p.m.

Must sign up by Monday, July 26, 2021!

Laughing with Lorraine…

“I’m glad its finally hot enough to complain about how hot it is.”

~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
1:00-2:00 Weight Loss –
Wellness Meeting & Walk

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 Chi Yoga

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

 

 

 

 

Special for July…

Wednesday, July 7, 2021 National Chocolate Day!
Learn the origins of chocolate and sample different chocolates from around the world 1:00-3:00 p.m.

Friday, July 9, 2021  Lunch in the park!
Lets take our lunch out to the park and play some games!  Croquet, Corn hole & More!  12:00-3:00 p.m.

Monday, July 12, 2021  – CRAFT – “Island Dabblers”
paint party for 1:00-3:00 p.m.  Lets learn to paint with acrylics, watercolors & oils!  Follow along with chosen design or create your own masterpiece!

Tuesday, July 13, 2021 – TRIP – Fiore Bonsai
on Martin Lane at 10:30 a.m.!  Owner Pete Tankelwicz will host a tour of the studio and introduce us to the little trees.  You will have a chance to purchase and train your own bonsai under the Pete’s guidance!

Thursday, July 15, 2021 Birthday Celebration
at 1:00 p.m.!

Friday, July 16, 2021 Movie Time “Fiddler on the Roof”
at 1:00 p.m.!  The life-affirming story of Tevye (Topol), a poor milkman whose love, pride and faith help him face the oppression of czarist Russia.

Thursday, July 22, 2021 TRIP – Culliphers Farm Market
at 10:30 a.m.  This market offers fresh produce grown on location or brought in from points south, baked and canned goods, ice cream and local meat and seafood.  We’ll browse the fruits & veggies, pick up some items for a picnic lunch and (weather permitting) pick our own produce!

Friday, Friday, July 23, 2021 Lunch in the park!
Lets take our lunch out to the park and play some games!  Croquet, Corn hole & More!  12:00-3:00 p.m.

Monday,  July 26, 2021 – CRAFT – “Island Dabblers”
paint party for 1:00-3:00 p.m.  Lets learn to paint with acrylics, watercolors & oils!  Follow along with chosen design or create your own masterpiece!

Friday, July 30, 2021 Movie Time “War Horse”,
from legendary director Steven Spielberg at 1:00 p.m.!  Set against the sweeping canvas of WWII, this deeply heartfelt story begins with the remarkable friendship between a horse named Joey and his young trainer Albert. 

“Do You Remember This?” …with Mari…

She’s a rich girl,
she don’t try to hide it,
Diamonds on the soles of her shoes.”

  ~ Paul Simon, Graceland, 1985