July 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!

July Newsletter (PDF)
July Menu


Red, White, Blue says Happy 4th of July.

All sites will be CLOSED
Monday, July 4, 2022
for Independence Day

Ready…set…go…
Upcoming Event “Save the Dates!”
  • Sock Hop – Friday, August 26, 2022
  • Volunteer Banquet (by invitation) – Friday, September 23, 2022
  • Senior Health & Wellness Fair – Wednesday, October 19, 2022
  • Senior Christmas Party – Friday, December 16, 2022

Signs of Heatstroke…

  • High body temperature – A core body temp. of 104 F or higher, is the main sign of heatstroke.
  • Altered mental state or behavior – Confusion, agitation, slurred speech, irritability, delirium, seizures and coma can all result from heatstroke.
  • Heat Strole warning signs.Alteration in sweating – In heatstroke brought on by hot weather, your skin will feel hot and dry to the touch. However, in heatstroke brought on by strenuous exercise, your skin may feel dry or slightly moist.
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Flushed skin
  • Rapid breathing
  • Racing heart rate – Your pulse may significantly increase because heat stress places a tremendous burden on your heart to help cool your body
  • Headache

Learn about Heat Stroke on Tuesday, July 12, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. – with Amy Underhill at Barco – Senior Center.

Registration Deadline: Friday, July 8, 2022! A free box lunch will be provided to those who register by deadline.

Info
Albemarle Commission Christmas in July with the Edenton Steamers!

Free Admission when you bring 3 items for Home Delivered Meals clients. Items needed:

  • Paper towels,
  • toilet paper,
  • soaps,
  • toothbrush/toothpaste,
  • hard candy
  • and puzzle books.

Santa will be on hand to take pictures!

*For a $10 donation to Albemarle Commission Santa will record a Christmas greeting on Video!

Event will be held on Sunday, July 10, 2022 at 5:00 p.m. at:

Hicks Field
111 East Freemason Street
Hertford, North Carolina

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

Growing old is mandatory, but growing up is optional.”

  ~Carroll Bryant


Currituck Senior Center

Everyday…

 

 

Numerous fireworks in multiple color.

 

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
8:00-5:00 Table Tennis
9:00 Pickle Ball
10:00-12:00 Sewing Room
12:30-5:00 Card Room

 

 

Man driving car with 2 shaggy dogs.

Special for July…

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

Friday, July 8, 2022 – CRAFT CLASS – “Sunflower Door Wreath”
at 12:30 p.m.

Deadline: Wednesday, July 6, 2022.  Class size is limited.

Monday, July 11, 2022 – TRIP – Tidewater Winds Concert
“Frank sings Frank!” at Regent University in Virginia Beach.   Born in Brooklyn and raised in Huntington, New York, Frank Cubillo is the “voice” and “energy” behind “FRANK SINGS FRANK”, a unique Frank Sinatra   Tribute singing/entertainment act that has been very popular in the Hampton Roads area of South-Eastern Virginia for more than a decade.

We will leave the center at 6:00 p.m.

Deadline: Thursday, July 7, 2022This trip is limited!

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

Deadline: Friday, July 8, 2022!  A free box lunch will be provided to those who register by deadline.

Tuesday, July 19, 2022 – TRIP – Cinema Café
to see “Where the Crawdads Sing,”  an American mystery drama based on the novel by Delia Owens about how a young girl, Kya Clark, who raised herself in the marshes of the deep south, becomes a suspect in the murder of a man she was once involved with. Cost: ticket and money for lunch at the theatre.

Time is To Be Announce.

Deadline: Friday,  July 15, 2022!

Friday, July 22, 2022 Friday Night Bingo & Dinner
from 2:00 – 5:00 p.m.! Enjoy Bingo and a Chicken Tender Dinner!

Deadline: Friday, July 15, 2022!

Monday, July 25, 2022 – Safe Driving Course
Refresh your driving skills, receive useful information and even save money on your auto insurance by completing the AARP Safe Driving Course!  Course is 12:30 – 4:30 p.m. here at the senior center (instructional class only/no driving).

Cost: $20 for AARP Members; $25 for Non-Members (paid to the instructor)

Deadline: Wednesday, July 20, 2022!

Wednesday, July 27, 2022 – TRIP – Christmas in July!
Enjoy lunch on your own at the Downtown Manteo Waterfront, followed by  shopping trips to the OBX Christmas Shop & The Christmas Mouse!

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

Cost: money for lunch and shopping.

Cooking with Latesa…
Coca-Coca BBQ Sauce

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup Coca-Cola
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup Worchester sauce
  • 1 teaspoon liquid smoke
  • 1/4 cup A-1 steak sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper

Directions:

  • Combine the ingredients in a heavy saucepan and gradually bring to a boil over medium heat.
  • Reduce the heat slightly to obtain a gentle simmer. Simmer the sauce until reduced by 1/4, 6 to 8 minutes.
  • Transfer to clean jars and let cool to room temp., then refrigerate until serving.
  • The sauce will keep for several months, refrigerated. Use as you would any sauce, noting the strong affinity this sauce has for chicken, ribs and pork.
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Powell’s Point Senior Center…

Everyday…

 

 

Top of the constitution.

 

 

Monday’s
8:00-10:00 Coffee & Chat
May’s flavor
“Regular Decaf”
1:00-3:00 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
(NO Bingo – July 6 & 27)

Thursday’s
11:00 Exercise Ball Drumming
1:00-3:00 Puzzles/Checkers/Adult Coloring Books

Friday’s
10:00-12:00 Dominoes
1:00-3:00 Mystery Bingo
(NO Bingo July 15)

 

 

 

5 smoothies in green, orange and red. Surrounded by kiwi, orange and strawberries.

Special for July…

Wednesday, July 6, 2022 FOOD DEMONSTRATION – Fruit Smoothies
with Sheila Gregory at 1:00 p.m.! We will be making and sampling delicious smoothies whipped up from fresh fruit! What a yummy cool way to spend a hot July afternoon!

Deadline: Friday, July 1, 2022!

Thursday, July 7, 2022 – TRIP – “Chair Yoga with Mari!”
We will travel to the Knotts Island Senior Center to learn Chair Yoga. Chair Yoga combines traditional yoga poses with seated movements to increase balance, stability, strength & mindfulness.

We will leave the center at 10:15 a.m. sharp! (to catch the ferry!)

Sign up for congregate lunch or pack your own.

Deadline: Wednesday, July 6, 2022!

Tuesday, July 12, 2022 CRAFT CLASS – “Pinecone Flamingos”
part one of a two part craft class begins at 1:00 p.m.! Everyone loves pink flamingos!  Since the heat wave is here, we will be making our own tropical birds.

Deadline: Tuesday, July 5, 2022!

Friday, July 15, 2022 – TRIP – Bingo & Birthday Party
at Knotts Island Senior Center! Cake & Ice Cream will be served.

Sign up for congregate lunch or pack your own.

We will leave the center at 10:15 a.m. sharp!

Deadline: Thursday, July 14, 2022!

Monday, July 18, 2022 – TRIP – Cinema Café
to see “Where the Crawdads Sing,”  an American mystery drama based on the novel by Delia Owens about how a young girl, Kya Clark, who raised herself in the marshes of the deep south, becomes a suspect in the murder of a man she was once involved with.

Cost is ticket and money for lunch at the theatre.

Time is To Be Announced.

Deadline: Friday, July 15, 2022!

Tuesday, July 19, 2022 CRAFT CLASS – “Pinecone Flamingos”
Come in and finish your Pinecone Flamingos in craft class part two at 1:00 p.m.!

Tuesday, July 26, 2022 – FOOD TASTING – “National Bagel Fest Day!”
Learn about the history of Bagels as we chow down on different flavors with Cream cheese! Begins at 1:00 p.m.

Deadline: Monday, July 25, 2022!

Laughing with Lorraine…

4th of July planning tip:

“Throw Veggie Burgers on the grill and next year someone else will host the cookout!”

~Maxine


Knotts Island Senior Center…
Everyday…

 

 

 

Map of the continental United States with a flag design.

 

 

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

Tuesday’s
9:00-3:00 Puzzles & Games
9:30 Walk in the Park

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

Thursday’s
9:00-3:00 Puzzles & Games
9:30 Walk in the Park

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

 

 

 

 

Vegetable below the words Farmer's Market.

 

Special for July…

Friday, July 1, 2022 – CRAFT CLASS – Make & Take 4th of July Decorations”
at 1:00 p.m.!  Bandanna Banners, Patriotic Windsocks and 4th of July Garlands for decorating your home and the senior center.

Tuesday, July 5, 2022 – PICNIC – Veterans “Thank you”
at 12:00 p.m.! Let’s thank our Knotts Island Veterans with a picnic in the park! We will have Cornhole, Croquet, Badminton and more! Veterans may bring  1 (one) guest.

Deadline to call and sign up is: Friday, July 1, 2022!

In the event of bad weather, lunch will be held indoors.

Thursday, July 7, 2022 – GUEST – Chair Yoga & Lunch with the Powell’s Point Seniors
at 12:00 p.m.!  The folks from the Powell’s Point Senior Center will join us for lunch and begin to learn Chair Yoga.  Don’t forget to sign up for congregate lunch at 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 6, 2022, or pack your own.

Friday, July 8, 2022 IN HOUSE MOVIE – “Rebel without a Cause”
at 1:00 p.m.!  We will continue our James Dean trilogy with the second of his movies! Dean plays a new kid in town, whose loneliness and anger lead him into disastrous relationships with fellow teens played by Natalie Wood and Sal Mineo.

Monday, July 11, 2022 – GAMES – Mahjong
at 1:00 p.m.!  Similar to western card game rummy, mahjong is a game of skill, strategy and  Calculation with involves a certain degree of chance. It exercises the brain, concentrates the mind and is great fun besides!

Wednesday, July 13, 2022 – TRIP – Brinkley’s Market
at 10:30 a.m.!  Celebrate National French Fry Day at the recently re-opened market with a new menu featuring sandwiches, pizza, hamburgers…and FRIES!

Friday, July 15, 2022 – GUEST – Bingo & Birthday Party with Powell’s Point Seniors!
The folks from Powell’s Point will join us for lunch,  Bingo and the July Birthday Celebration with cake & Ice Cream! Don’t forget to sign up for lunch by 12:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 14, 2022, or pack your own!

Tuesday, July 19, 2022 – TRIP – “Sawdust Road”
at 10:30 a.m.!  Sawdust Road is the hip spot for coffee, sandwiches and  desserts in Pungo Village. We’ll make a quick stop on the way back at Cullipher’s Farm Market to pick out the summers freshest fruits and veggies!

“You Must Remember This?” with Mari Mann…

You’re tearing me apart!”

James Dean as Jim Stark in Rebel Without A Cause, 1955.