April 2024 Senior Center
Daily Happenings

The Currituck County Senior Centers; Barco, Knotts Island and Powells 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 Menu


“April Showers Bring May Flowers!” 

Ready… Set… Go…
“Alzheimer’s and the Power of Music” Living Lecture

Date: Thursday, May 23, 2024
Time: 3:00 p.m.

Location: Currituck Senior Center
130 Community Way, Barco
Available: Open to North Carolina residents (regardless of age)
Registration Deadline: 5:00 p.m. Friday, May 17, 2024!
Registration: Call 252-232-3505

Sheet of music with flowers on top of the sheet. Tripp Harrison will give a presentation that is extremely helpful to those who have a family member or friend or are caring for someone with “cognitive decline,” specifically dementia and Alzheimer’s.

This will be a “living lecture,” which is, in  effect, a lecture and demonstration of how music can be used in positively affecting the mood, demeanor and behavior of those suffering from these horrible infirmities.  When properly applied, music can literally bring a patient back to a point of happiness, joy and restore memories that you may assume were long lost.

The powerful effect that music has on all of us is evident to most.  But the ability of directed music to reach someone who doesn’t recognize their children, can’t care for themselves and are, in general, gone from our reality is uncanny.  The effects aren’t permanent, but using music in certain ways can restore peace and comfort – even create joy and excitement for patients, who have been shown to “come back” to us, even in post-listening conversations, for hours after using these techniques.

This lecture is powerful, Informative, exciting, empowering and will bring hope and joy to those of us who believe we’ve had our last real connection to someone we’ve lost to these horrific conditions.  Tripp will perform real musical examples on a keyboard to show how mood and cognitive awareness can be improved in seconds using the power of music to reach deep inside the mind.

Tripp involves the attendees by handing out percussion instruments to play to demonstrate a point regarding ACTIVE participation in music.

This presentation is sponsored by the Twiford’s Community Enrichment Program.

Senior Games..
Albemarle 40th Annual Senior Games

Monday, April 15, 2024   |  Purser Soccer Complex
Croquet

Tuesday, April 16, 2024  |   Perquimans County Communication Center
Field Events
Table Tennis

Friday, April 19, 2024  |  Albemarle Family YMCA
Swimming

Monday, April 22, 2024  |  Albemarle Plantation
Bocce (Women)

Wednesday, April 24, 2024 – Currituck Senior Center / Parks & Recreation
Pickle Ball

Thursday, April 25, 2024  |  Albemarle Plantation
Bocce (Men)

Tuesday, April 30, 2024  |  Elizabeth City Street Tennis Courts
Tennis

Community Highlights..
Adult Photography Club

Girl taking photos.Join the Currituck Adult Photography Club while we discuss Macro Photography with Insects at the Moyock Public Library in Barco, North Carolina on Thursday, April 11, 2024 at 3:00 p.m..

Participant must be 18 years old. Come on by and join us registration is not require.


Dawn’s Words of Wisdom

“All the flowers of all the tomorrows, are in the seeds of today…”

~Unknown


Currituck Senior Center
Everyday…

 

 

Yellow flowers

 

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

Tuesday’s
8:00-5:00 Billiards
8:00-5:00 Table Tennis
9:00 Pickleball
10:00-12:00 Art Room
12:30 Mexican Dominoes
2:00-3:00 Chi Yoga
(April 16, 23 & 30)
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
11:00 Bell Choir
12:30-5:00 Card Room

Thursday’s
8:00-5:00 Billiards
8:00-5:00 Table Tennis
9:00 Pickleball
9:00-5:00 Horseshoes
10:00-12:00 Art Room
11:00 Bingo
12:30-5:00 Card Room
AARP Tax Prep
(April 4)

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

 

 

Empty seats at a baseball stadium

 

Special for April…

Wednesday, April 3, 2024 Birthday Celebration
at 12:30 p.m.!

Thursday, April 11, 2024 – TRIP – Crossways Shopping Center 
in Greenbrier (Target, Hobby Lobby, Old Navy, etc.) and lunch at Olive Garden.

We will leave the center at 10:30 a.m.. Cost is money for shopping and lunch.

Registration Deadline: Tuesday, April 9, 2024!

Tuesday, April 16, 2024 – TRIP – Cinema Café
to see “Someone Like You!” Maddie West is shaken to the core when she finds out that everything, she believed about her life was a lie. Her parents had always planned to tell her the truth about her past: that she was adopted as an embryo. But somehow the right moment never happened. Dawson Gage’s life is destroyed when London Quinn, the only girl he had ever loved, is killed. In the hospital waiting room, London’s mother reveals to Dawson that London might have had a sibling—the frozen embryo she and her husband donated decades ago.

Cost: Ticket (pay there) and money for lunch at movies.  Time: To Be Announced (TBA)

Tuesday, April 16, 2024 – EXERCISE – Gentle Chi Yoga
A 6-week Gentle Chi Yoga class beginning Tuesday, April 16, 2024  and ends on Tuesday, May 21, 2024 from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.! Taught by Knotts Island Site Manager, Mari Mann.  (You will need to provide your own yoga mat.)

Class is limited.

Friday, April 19, 2024 – CRAFT CLASS – Embroidery Hoop Pocket Wreath
at 12:30 p.m.! Class is limited.

Registration Deadline: Friday, April 12, 2024!

Tuesday, April 23, 2024 – EXERCISE – Gentle Chi Yoga
A 6-week Gentle Chi Yoga class beginning Tuesday, April 16, 2024  and ends on Tuesday, May 21, 2024 from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.! Taught by Knotts Island Site Manager, Mari Mann.  (You will need to provide your own yoga mat.)

Wednesday, April 24, 2024 – SENIOR GAMES – Albemarle Senior Games Pickleball Tournament
at 9:00 a.m.! Spectators welcomed!

Thursday, April 25, 2024 – TRIP – Tides Baseball Game!
We will leave the center at 10:30 a.m.. Cost: $17 ticket and $.75 parking (cash); money for lunch at the ballpark!

Deadline to sign up and pay: Monday, April 22, 2024!

Monday, April 29, 2024 – EVENT – Bingo & Dinner
from 2:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Registration Deadline: Monday, April 22, 2024!

Tuesday, April 30, 2024 – EXERCISE – Gentle Chi Yoga
A 6-week Gentle Chi Yoga class beginning Tuesday, April 16, 2024  and ends on Tuesday, May 21, 2024 from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.! Taught by Knotts Island Site Manager, Mari Mann.  (You will need to provide your own yoga mat.)

Cooking with Latesa…
Drumstick Ice Cream Dessert 

Ingredients:

Base Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups graham wafers
  • 1/2 cup peanuts, chopped
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted

Topping:

  • 8oz cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 2 Tbs milk
  • 2 Tsp vanilla
  • Chocolate syrup

Directions:

  • Combine base ingredients and press into 9×13 pan, reserving 1/4 cup for top.
  • Blend together cream cheese, sugar, peanut butter, Cool Whip, vanilla and milk until smooth.
  • Spread over base.
  • Drizzle with chocolate syrup and swirl with knife for marble effect.
  • Sprinkle with reserved crumbs.
  • Freeze for at least 6 hours.
  • Remove from freezer 10 minutes before serving.

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Powells Point Senior Center…
Everyday…

 

Blueish illustration with clouds, rain an boy blowing a kiss.

Monday’s
8:00-10:00 Coffee & Chat
9:00-1200 Dominos
1:00 Bingosize
(No Bingosize April 1 & 29)

Tuesday’s
8:00-10:00 Coffee & Chat
9:30-11:00 Book Corner
1:00-3:00 Checkers & Games

Wednesday’s
8:00-10:00 Coffee & Chat
9:00-12:00 Dominoes
1:00 Bingo

Thursday’s
8:00-10:00 Coffee & Chat
11:00  Exercise Ball
Drumming (Level I)
1:00 – 3:00 Puzzles/Checkers/Adult Coloring Books

Friday’s
8:00-10:00 Coffee & Chat
9:00-12:00 Dominoes
1:00 Bingo
(No Bingo April 12 & 19)

3 blue books and coffee cup.

Special for April…

Monday, April 1, 2024 –  GAME – White Elephant Exchange
at 1:00 p.m.! What a better day to play this game than April Fools Day? Bring a wrapped unusual gag gift. Let the fun begin! (Keep Gag gift under $5 and don’t forget to wrap it!)

Registration Deadline: Thursday, March 28, 2024!

Tuesday, April 9, 2024 Birthday Celebration
at 12:30 p.m.!

Sign-up Deadline: Monday, April 8, 2024!

Friday, April 12, 2024 – TRIP – Shabby Shack & Southland!
We will eat lunch at Southland then visit the unique gift shop, Shabby Shack. We will leave the center at 10:30 a.m..

Cost: money for shopping and lunch.

Registration Deadline: Thursday, April 11, 2024!

Wednesday, April 17, 2024 – TRIP – Nags Head Outlets & Jolly Roger
at 10:30 a.m.! We will stop to have brunch at The Jolly Roger and then onto the outlets for an afternoon of shopping!

Cost: money for brunch and shopping!

Registration Deadline: Tuesday, April 16, 2024!

Thursday, April 18, 2024 – PRESENTATION – Herbs in a Colander
with Chris Blaha from Cooperative Extension at 1:00 p.m.! We will be making hanging baskets out of colanders to hang outside or in your kitchen.

Registration Deadline: Wednesday, April 10, 2024!

Tuesday, April 23, 2024 – CRAFT CLASS – Washer Jewelry
at 1:00 p.m.! This is your chance to make a unique piece of jewelry for yourself or a friend!

Registration Deadline: Wednesday, April 10, 2024!

Monday, April 29, 2024 – TRIP – Bingo & Dinner
at Barco! We will leave the center at 1:30 p.m..

Registration Deadline: Monday, April 22, 2024!

Laughing with Lorraine…

““99% of people get their taxes done on time. I’m finally in the 1%!”

~Maxine


Knotts Island Senior Center…
Everyday…

 

 

Bird on branch and birdhouse.

 

 

Monday’s
9:00 Walk in the Park
10:00-3:00 Puzzles & Games

Tuesday’s
9:00 Gentle Chi Yoga
10:00-3:00 Puzzles & Games

Wednesday’s
9:00 Walk in the Park
10:00-3:00 Puzzles & Games

Thursday’s
9:00 Gentle Chi Yoga
10:00-3:00 Puzzles & Games

Friday’s
9:00 Exercise Ball Drumming
10:00-3:00 Puzzles & Games

 

 

Word shop with the a green s, blue h, sunshine where o is and red p.

 

Special for April...

Wednesday, April 3, 2024 – DECORATION – Showers & Flowers
at 1:00 p.m.! April Showers and April Flowers are our theme for April decorations!

Friday, April 5, 2024 -BREAKFAST – Belgian Waffle Brunch
at 10:00 a.m.! Belgian waffles with bananas, blueberries and strawberries, anyone? Yes Please!

Registration Deadline: Tuesday, April 2, 2024!

Tuesday, April 9, 2024 Birthday Celebration
at 1:00 p.m.!

Thursday, April 11, 2024 – CRAFT CLASS – Card Making
with Pastor Diana at 1:00 p.m.! Spring Showers and April Flower cards to match our April decorating theme!

Don’t forget to sign up for lunch!

Monday, April 15, 2024 – COOKING CLASS – Sourdough Bread Part Two
at 10:00 a.m.! Time to feed your starters and learn to make biscuits, tortillas & more!

Registration Deadline: Friday, April 12, 2024!

Friday, April 19, 2024 – TRIP – Virginia Beach’s Spring Craft Market
at 9:30 a.m.! Features 150 fine artists and craftspeople from across the nation, at the Virginia Beach Convention Center.

Cost: $8 admission and money for lunch at the Market.  (Receive $1 off admission by bringing a canned food donation for Food Bank of Southeastern Virginia.)

Registration Deadline: Wednesday, April 17, 2024!

Thursday, April 25, 2024 – CRAFT CLASS – Summer Grapevine Wreaths
at 1:00 p.m.! Decorate you home for Spring with beautiful wreaths made from grapevines and adorned with seashells, artificial flowers and ribbons.

“Do You Remember This?” …with Mari…

“The first of April is the day we remember what we are the other 364 days of the year.”

~ Mark Twain