February 2023 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!

February Newsletter (PDF)
February Menu


Red hearts with Valentine Day, 14 February.

Ready…set…go…
Scam Jam! 

A presentation happening on Thursday, February 23, 2023.  This annual event is sponsored by the Albemarle Commission Area Agency on Aging from 12:00 -2:00 p.m.! Learn from experts how to protect yourself and your loved ones from Scams & Fraud.

Get updates and statistics regarding the latest scams targeting older adults. A free box lunch will provided to those who register by the deadline,  Monday, February 20, 2023!

Loads of Love

Red hearts surrounding the words: Faith, "Hope and the greatest of these is Love."This Valentine’s Day help a senior in need!  Donations will be accepted through Tuesday, February 28, 2023  and accepted at all senior center locations.  Items will be dispersed to seniors in our community that are in need.

Items requested:

  • Pop top cans of soup, stews, tuna, and chicken
  • Peanut Butter and Jelly
  • Paper Towels
  • Toilet Paper
Corolla Yoga Update…

Corolla Yoga will start back on Tuesday, February 14, 2023 at the Corolla Library from 11:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m.!

You must be pre-registered with Currituck Senior Center staff to attend; walk-ins will not be allowed.

Class size will be limited with priority given to residents that signed up on a previous interest list and are currently in Corolla.  If you are interested in signing up or being placed on an alternate list, please call the Currituck County Senior Center at 252-232-3505.

You must be 55+ and a Corolla resident a minimum of 6 months of the year.  Welcome Back!

Free AARP Tax Prep…

Partial clock that says "Tax Time"It is that time of year again, tax time. Beginning Thursday, February 2 until Thursday, April 6, 2023 this year’s free AARP Tax Preparation will be held by appointment ONLY.  NO Walk Ins will be accepted.

 Appointments available on Thursday’s at:

Currituck Senior Center
130 Community Way
Barco, North Carolina 27917

Appointments will be available between  9:00 a.m. and  12:00 p.m.  You can schedule an appointment by contacting Currituck Senior Center at 252-232-3505.

Free AARP tax preparation is open to the public regardless of age and is geared towards low-to moderate income taxpayers. Certain filing restrictions apply.

Please Note:  You must be a Currituck County Resident due to the limited time slots.

Help Needed Update…

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 approx. 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

“Joy is what happens to us when we allow ourselves
          to recognize how good things really are.”

~Unknown


Currituck Senior Center
Everyday…

 

Tree of hearts

 

 

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

 

 

Heart Health written with red heart.

Special for February…

Wednesday, February 1, 2023 Birthday Celebration
at 12:30 p.m.!

Tuesday, February 7, 2023 CRAFT CLASS – “Valentines Sun Catcher”
at 12:30 p.m.

Deadline to register: Friday, February 3, 2023!

Friday, February 10, 2023 – EVENT – Super Bowl Pre-Game Party
at 12:00 p.m. Enjoy Snacks & Sodas!

Deadline to register: Wednesday, February 8, 2023!

Monday, February 13, 2023 – IN-HOUSE MOVIE –  “Love Comes Softly”
at 12:00 p.m..  1st movie in a series based off Janette Oke’s best selling book.

Popcorn will be served.

Don’t forget to sign up for lunch!

Tuesday, February 14, 2023 – PRESENTATION – “Heart Health”
with Amy Underhill at 11:00 a.m.

A free box lunch will be Provided to those who register before the deadline.

Deadline to register: Friday, February 10, 2023!

Tuesday, February 14, 2023 – TREAT – Valentine’s Day Goodies
at 12:00 p.m.

Friday, February 17, 2023 – GUEST – Drumming Exercise Demonstration
by the Powell’s Point Seniors at 11:30 a.m.!

Wednesday, February 22, 2023 – TRIP – Breakfast & Bingo at Peppercorn’s
at the beach! We will leave the center at 8:00 a.m.

Cost: $12.80 (including tax & tip) for the breakfast buffet.

Deadline to sign up and pay: Wednesday, February 8, 2023!

Thursday, February 23, 2022 – PRESENTATION – Scam Jam
sponsored by the Albemarle Commission Area Agency on Aging from 12:00 – 2:00 p.m.! Learn from experts how to protect yourself and your loved ones from Scams & Fraud. Get updates and statistics regarding the latest scams targeting older adults.

A free box lunch will provided to those who register by the deadline. Deadline: Monday, February 20, 2023!

Friday, February 24, 2023 – TRIP – Mid-Atlantic Quilt Show in Hampton
at 10:30 a.m.!

Cost: $17 admission and money for a light snack at the show.

Deadline to sign-up: Tuesday, February 21, 2023!

Cooking with Latesa…
Brined Turkey Breast

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 gallon of water
  • 1 orange, slice
  • 2 lemons, sliced
  • A few sprigs of fresh rosemary
  • 10-15 peppercorns
  • 1 (1pound each) fresh, bone in, skin on turkey breast

Directions:

  • In a large pot or Ziplock bag, whisk salt & sugar in a gallon of water until dissolved.
  • Add fruits, herbs, & peppercorns.
  • Add turkey to the brine; cover the pot. (If you use a Ziplock bag, put it in another bowl in case of leakage.)
  • Put the pot in the fridge.
  • Let the turkey sit in the brine for 4 – 24 hours.
  • Remove turkey from brine & rinse, pat dry.
  • Rub butter all over top; season well with salt & pepper, & fresh rosemary.
  • Bake at 400 degrees for 30-45 minutes, or until thermometer registers at 165 degrees.

www.BakedBree.com.


Powell’s Point Senior Center…
Everyday…

 

 

 

Monday’s
8:00-10:00 Coffee & Chat
February’s flavor – “Dark Roast”
10:00-1200 Dominos
1:00 Bingocize

Tuesday’s

9:30-11:00 Book Corner
11:00 Exercise Ball
1:00-3:00 Checkers & Games

Wednesday’s
11:00 Bingo
(No Bingo February 22nd)
12:00-2:00 Dominoes

Thursday’s
11:00  Exercise Ball
Drumming (Level I)
1:00 – 3:00 Puzzles/Checkers/Adult Coloring Books

Friday’s
11:00 Bingo
12:00-2:00 Dominoes

 

 

Special for February…

Monday, February 6, 2023 – TRIP – Greenbrier Mall
at 10:30 a.m.

Cost is money for shopping and lunch.

Tuesday, February 7, 2023 Birthday Celebration
at 12:30 p.m. Hot Cocoa Bar & Cake!

Deadline to register: Monday, February 6, 2023!

Tuesday, February 14, 2023 – EVENT – Valentine’s Party
at 12:30 p.m.! Enjoy Valentines Treats & Trivia!

Deadline to sign up: Friday, February 10, 2023!

Friday, February 17, 2023 – TRIP – Exercise Ball Drumming Demostration
at Barco Center! Lets show them our Exercise Drumming. We will bring some extra balls so anyone can join in the fun!

We will leave the center at 10:30 a.m.

Tuesday, February 21, 2023 CRAFT CLASS – “Recycled Plastic Flowers in Vases”
at 1:00 p.m.! We will be melting and making our own plastic flowers. If you have any colored plastic soda bottles bring them along!

Sign up by the deadline date: Friday, February 17, 2023!

Wednesday, February 22, 2023 – TRIP – Breakfast & Bingo at Peppercorn’s
at the beach! We will leave the center at 8:30 a.m. Cost: $12.80 (including tax & tip) for the breakfast buffet.

Deadline to sign up and pay: Wednesday, February 8, 2023!

Thursday, February 23, 2023 – PRESENATION – Scam Jam
sponsored by the Albemarle Commission Area Agency on Aging from 12:00 – 2:00 p.m. at the Barco Center! Learn from experts how to protect yourself and your loved ones from Scams & Fraud. Get updates and statistics regarding the latest scams targeting older adults.

A free box lunch will provided to those who register by the deadline.  Deadline: Monday, February 20, 2023!

We will leave the center at 11:15 a.m. 

Monday, February 27, 2023 – PRESENATION – Heart Health Presentation
with Amy Underhill at 11:00 a.m.!

A free box lunch will be provided to those who register before the deadline.

Deadline to register: Thursday, February 23, 2023!

Laughing with Lorraine…

“Love is a grave mental illness.”

~Plato


Knotts Island Senior Center…
Everyday…

 

 

3 red hearts with a black string.

 

 

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

Tuesday’s
9:00-3:00 Puzzles & Games
9:30 Gentle Chi Yoga

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

Thursday’s
9:00-3:00 Puzzles & Games
9:30 Gentle Chi Yoga

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

 

 

 

Big heart with trails of hearts.

 

Special for February…

Wednesday, February 1, 2023 – TRIP – Lunch
Back Bay Market & Deli at 10:30 a.m. Choose from daily specials like the Blackwater Brisket Wrap, Country Ham Grilled Cheese, Crab Cake Sandwiches & More!

Registration deadline: Friday, January 27, 2023!

Thursday, February 2, 2023 – CRAFT CLASS – Valentine’s Day Card-Making
at 1:00 p.m.! Pastor Diana Johnson will help us create Valentine’s Day cards for all our loved ones.

Tuesday, February 7, 2023 – EVENT – Decorate for Valentines Day
at 1:00 p.m.!

Friday, February 10, 2023 – EVENT – Super Bowl Party
at 1:00 p.m.! Get ready for Super Bowl Sunday with White Chicken Chili,  Sausage Sliders and Hot Apple Cider!

Deadline to sign-up to attend: Tuesday, February 7, 2023!

Tuesday, February 14, 2023 – EVENT – “Valentine’s Birthday Celebration”
at 1:00 p.m.! We’ll celebrate February’s birthdays with Valentine’s Goodies & Fun!

Friday, February 17, 2023 – IN-HOUSE MOVIE –“The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”
at 1:00 p.m. Starring Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett, in a remarkable journey of romance and redemption.

Thursday, February 23, 2023 – TRIP – Scam Jam
sponsored by the Albemarle Commission Area Agency on Aging from 12:00 – 2:00 p.m. at the Barco Center! Learn from experts how to protect yourself and your loved ones from Scams & Fraud. Get updates and statistics regarding the latest scams targeting older adults.

A free box lunch will provided to those who register by the deadline. Deadline: Monday, February 20, 2023!

We will leave the center at 10:30 a.m.

Tuesday, February 21, 2023 – TRIP – to “L ’il Bit Nola”
at 10:30 a.m. Celebrate Fat Tuesday with Gumbo, Po’boys and Beignets!

Register by deadline: Friday, February 17, 2023!

Thursday, February 23, 2023 – CRAFT CLASS – “Welt Felt”
 at 1:00 p.m.! Our new volunteer Jamie Thompson will teach us how to “Wet Felt”, one of the oldest felting techniques in the world!

Deadline to register: Monday, February 20, 2023!

Friday, February 24, 2023 – EVENT – Game Day
at 1:00 p.m.! Cards playing, Boards games & more!

“Do You Remember This?” …with Mari…

”All you need is love (all together now)
     All you need is love (everybody)
          All you need is love, love
               Love is all you need.”

~The Beatles,  1967