April 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!

Take a quick peek at what is happening in May.

April Newsletter (PDF)
April Menu


Senior Centers
CLOSED – Good Friday – Friday, April 15, 2022

Happy Easter - bunny head and ears upside down.

Ready…set…go…
Powell’s Point Senior Center 

Will be starting a new 10–week session of Bingocize on Wednesday, March 23, 2022.

Bingocize logo with 5 bingo balls.Bingocize combines Bingo and fun easy to do exercise; along with nutrition education.  Class is designed to increase physical function, health knowledge, cognition and social engagement.

*Due to a tight timeline – the program was forced to start as soon as the 1st session ended on March 18.

If you are interested you must contact the Powell’s Point Senior Center at 252-491-8173 and start attending the classes no later than Monday, March 28, 2022 in order to participate.

 Checking in at the Currituck Senior Center – Barco

The Currituck Senior Center located in Barco will be returning to the use of the touch screen/key card, check-in system on Friday, April 1, 2022!

We ask for your patience as we work through the process of reactivating/issuing new key cards.  Signing into the center each day is a requirement to attend the center.  Signing in serves several functions: (i.e. in the event of a fire/emergency we have to account for every person that has entered the building, certain grants are based off demographics, particular activities, nutrition, etc.) It is very important that we are able to “show” who is using the facility and what they are using it for.

We appreciate your understanding as we get back to self signing in as we did prior to the COVID pandemic.

Free AARP Tax Preparation

Partial clock that says "Tax Time"Tax Preparation held will be held on Thursday’s — by appointment only — (NO Walk Ins)  Now through Thursday, April 14, 2022 at the Currituck Senior Center.

You MUST be a Currituck County resident due to limited time slots!)

Tax Preparation is geared towards low to moderate income; certain filing restrictions apply. Tax preparation is open to the public regardless of age.

Call 252-232-3505 to make your appointment.

Info…
Senior Nutrition

We are excited to announce that Congregate and Home Delivered Meals will be returning to 5 days a week (Monday-Friday) on Wednesday, June 1, 2022

Thank you for all your patience!

Albemarle 38th Annual Senior Games

April 2022 Lineup…

Tuesday, April 5Perquimans County Community Center

Field Events
Table Tennis

Wednesday, April 13Currituck County Senior Center

Pickle Ball

Monday, April 25Albemarle Plantation

Bocce (Women)

Thursday, April 28Albemarle Plantation

Bocce (Men)

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 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

“Do not let what you cannot do, interfere with what you can do.”

~John Wooden


Currituck Senior Center

Everyday…

 

Yellow flowers

 

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
9:00-2:00 AARP Tax Prep
(April 7 & 14)
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

 

Easter Bunny holding a paint brush with purple decorated eggs on the grass.

Special for April…

Wednesday, April 6, 2022 – Birthday Celebration
at 12:30 p.m.

Monday, April 4, 2022 – Walk with Ease Program
A 6-week program to improve health, promote fitness and reduce pain associated with Arthritis.  Walkers will meet Monday/Wednesday/Friday at 12:30 p.m. at the Senior Center.  Walkers will walk approximately 20 minutes (outside if weather permitting/if not in the Parks & Recreation gym)  You will receive a Walk with Ease resource book, valuable information at each session and group support.

*This requires you to commit to all 6 weeks if possible.

Deadline: Friday, April 1, 2022!

Wednesday, April 6, 2022 – TRIP – Albemarle Museum Lunch & Learn
at 10:30 a.m.!

Presentation The Pursuit of Dorothie: The Lost Colony Ship,” with speaker Lucy Daniels.  Also enjoy the newly opened exhibit War of 1812: FORGED BY WAR – On loan from the National Museum of the United States Navy, this banner exhibit highlights the prominent role of the US Navy, US Marine Corps, & the US Revenue Cutter Service in bringing Great Britain to the negotiating table and forcing European recognition of a truly independent United States.

Cost: money for lunch at Cypress Grill following the museum!

Deadline: Monday, April 4, 2022!

Monday, April 11, 2022 CRAFT CLASS Spring Wreath
at 12:30 p.m.

Cost is $5.00 for supplies.

Deadline: Tuesday, April 5, 2022!

Wednesday, April 13, 2022 Albemarle Senior Games Pickleball Tournament
at 9:00 a.m.! Spectators welcomed!

Thursday, April 21, 2022 – TRIP – Tides Baseball Game!
Tides vs. Durham Bulls — We will leave the center at 10:30 a.m.

Cost: $13.00 ticket and money for lunch at the ballpark.

Deadline to pay: Monday, April 18, 2022!

Friday, April 22, 2022 Spring Fling!
Let’s celebrate warmer weather and brighter days ahead at the “Spring Fling!” Enjoy dinner, dancing and music with a live DJ!  Its all about relaxing, loosening up and having a good time, so dress casual!

This event is free, but don’t forget to tip your DJ! Fun begins at 5:00 p.m.!

Deadline: Monday, April 18, 2022!

Tuesday, April 26, 2022 – TRIP – Norfolk Premium Outlets
at 10:30 a.m.!

Cost: money for shopping and lunch at the outlets.

Cooking with Latesa…
Magic Brownie Bars

Ingredients:

  • 1 (17.5 ounce box) brownie mix
  • 1 (11 ounce bag) butterscotch chips
  • 2 cups sweetened shredded coconut
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 (14 ounce can) sweetened condensed milk
Directions:
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Line 13×9 baking pan with foil, letting ends extend up sides; grease foil.
  • Prepare brownie batter according to package directions.
  • Transfer to prepared pan.
  • Top with butterscotch chips, coconut and pecans.
  • Drizzle with condensed milk.
  • Bake until topping is light golden, 35-40 minutes.
  • Cool completely in pan on wire rack.
  • Lifting with foil, remove brownies from pan.
  • Cut into bars.
  • Store in air tight container.

Powell’s Point Senior Center…

Everyday…

 

 

Blue decorated eggs on a bed of grass with bunny ears behind the largest egg.

 

 

Monday’s
9:30 Coffee & Chat
April’s flavor – “French Vanilla”
1:00-3:00 Dominos

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-cize
(No Bingo-cize April 15!)

Thursday’s
10:00-10:30 Exercise Ball Drumming
1:00 – 3:00 Puzzles/Checkers/Adult Coloring Books

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

 

 

Wooden rabbit holding a carrot.

 

Special for April…

Monday, April 4, 2022 – TRIP – Cinema Café
to see “The Lost City,” a shy romance novelist on a book tour with her book cover model get caught up in a kidnapping attempt that pulls them into a crazy jungle adventure! Starring Sandra Bullock, Channing Tatum and Brad Pitt.

Cost: money for ticket and lunch at the cinema. Time is To Be Announced.

Deadline: Friday, April 1, 2022!

Thursday, April 7, 2022 “National Burrito Day!”
Enjoy Burritos & Refried Beans for lunch at 12:00 p.m.!

Deadline: Monday, April 4, 2022!

Monday, April 11, 2022 Birthday Celebration
at 12:30 p.m.!

Tuesday, April 12, 2022 CRAFT CLASS – Wooden Carrots”
at 1:00 p.m.!  We will have fun decorating wooden carrots for a festive Easter decoration for your home or a gift.

Deadline: Friday, April 8, 2022!

Monday, April 18, 2022 Medicine Drop
1:00 -3:00 p.m.!
The Sheriffs department will be here to receive your old or unused medications.

Friday, April 22, 2022 – TRIP-  Spring Fling
Let’s celebrate warmer weather and brighter days ahead at the “Spring Fling at Barco!” Enjoy dinner, dancing and music with a live DJ!  Its all about relaxing, loosening up and having a good time, so dress casual!

This event is free, but don’t forget to tip your DJ!  We will leave the center at 4:30 p.m., fun begins at 5:00 p.m.!

Deadline: Monday, April 18, 2022!

Monday, April 25, 2022 – TRIP Morris Farm Market
at 10:30 a.m.! We are hitting up the farm market before tourist season to grab the first batch of goodies! Followed by lunch (To Be Determined)

Cost: money for shopping and lunch!

Deadline: Friday, April 22, 2022!

Tuesday, April 26, 2022 CRAFT CLASS – Yarn Flowers
at 1:00 p.m.! Learn to make a beautiful fluffy bouquet of flowers from yarn.

Deadline: Saturday, April 23, 2022!

Laughing with Lorraine…

“Sometimes I wonder if manufacturers of “Foolproof” items keep a fool or two on their payroll to test things out.”

~Alan Coren


Knotts Island Senior Center…

Everyday…

 

 

 

Multi color Easter eggs in a basket.

 

 

Monday’s
9:00-3:00 Puzzles & Games
9:30 Arthritis Program

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

Wednesday’s
9:00-3:00 Puzzles & Games
9:30 Arthritis Program

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

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Special for April…

Friday, April 1, 2022 – Decorate for Easter
on April Fools Day at 1:00 p.m.!  We will put away our leprechauns and green hats and welcome spring with flowers, Easter eggs & bunnies! 

Monday, April 4 – Wednesday, May 23, 2022 8-week Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program
at 9:30 a.m. on Monday & Wednesdays! This program includes a variety of exercises designed for individuals with arthritis, related rheumatic diseases or musculoskeletal conditions.

*This requires you to try to commit to attending all 8 weeks of classes if possible!

Tuesday, April 5, 2022 – CRAFT CLASS – Easter Flowerpots
at 1:00 p.m.! We’ll continue to welcome spring and Easter by painting flowerpots with bunnies, eggs, flowers & more!

Deadline: Friday, April 1, 2022!

Friday, April 8, 2022 Birthday Celebration
at 12:30 p.m.!

Tuesday, April 12, 2022 – TRIP – Shop and Lunch
Princess Anne Country Grille for lunch at 10:30 a.m.!  Then across the street to Concrete Creations, where we will shop for our spring gardens, birdhouses and statuary!

Deadline: Friday, April 8, 2022!

Thursday, April 14, 2022 Bonsai Time
at 1:00 p.m.! Wake up our bonsai trees and prepare them for the next step in their training! Bring your already started trees and if you didn’t get to start one last year, we’ll have plenty of baby trees and soil available for you!

Deadline: Friday, April 8, 2022!

Wednesday, April 20, 2022 – TRIP – Dragonfly Farm
at 1:00 p.m.! Located on the north end of the island, Dragonfly Farm raises dwarf goats for soap, lotions and other handmade goodies. Spring is when the baby goats are born and we’ll have a chance to meet the babies and maybe even cuddle one!

Deadline:  Thursday, April 14, 2022!

Thursday, April 21, 2022 – IN-HOUSE MOVIE – Dances with Wolves
at 1:00 p.m.!  Sent to protect a U.S. outpost on the desolate frontier, Lt. John Dunbar (Kevin Costner) befriends the very people he’s sent to protect the outpost from, the Sioux Indians.

Friday, April 22, 2022 – TRIP – Spring Fling
 Let’s celebrate warmer weather and brighter days ahead at the Spring Fling at Barco. Enjoy dinner, dancing and music with a live DJ!  Its all about relaxing, loosening up and having a good time, so dress casual!

This event is free, but don’t forget to tip your DJ!  We will leave the center at 3:30 p.m., fun begins at 5:00 p.m.!

Deadline: Monday, April 18, 2022!

Friday, April 29, 2022 Arbor Bingo Day
at 1:00 p.m.! It’s bingo day and the prizes will be Spring and Arbor Day (think trees) themes! Grand Prize wins a bonsai tree, spring flowers and seeds!

“Do You Remember This?” …with Mari…

Lt. John W Dunbar: “Dunbar, not Dumb Bear.”

Dances with Wolves, 1990