May 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!

May Newsletter (PDF)
May Menu



Flowers, heart around Happy Mother's Day.
Memorial Day with Flag and blue and red stars circling flag.

CLOSED
Monday, May 30, 2022
for Memorial Day

Ready…set…go…
Trip to Nashville & Pigeon Forge

NEW Sunday, October 9 – Thursday, October 13, 2022

A 5 day/4 night trip to Nashville & Pigeon Forge, Tennessee!

Includes:

  • 4 nights hotel accommodations,
  • 4 breakfast at your hotel,
  • Black Twisting Road2 evening receptions at your hotel with hot Food & beverages
  • plus 3 wonderful dinners including a Dinner show at the Nashville Nightlife Theatre & A Dinner and show in Pigeon Forge!
  • Enjoy a Guided Tour of “Music City” with highlights to include, Music Square, the Parthenon, Bicentennial Park, Veteran Memorials & More!
  • Enjoy a evening at the Grand Ole Opry  
  • explore the opry land resort with a Delta River Flatboat ride!

Cost is $799.00 per person, double occupancy. $1019.00, single.  (Travel Protection can be purchased for an additional $92.00 per person double occupancy,  $119.00 for single.)

A $100.00 deposit per person is due by Friday, June 24, 2022!  All checks must be made payable to PML Travel & Tours.

May is “Older Americans” Month

When Older Americans Month was established in 1963, only 17 million living Americans had reached their 65th birthday. About a third of older Americans lived in poverty and there were few programs to meet their needs. Interest in older Americans and their concerns was growing.

A meeting in April 1963 between President John F. Kennedy and members of the National Council of Senior Citizens led to designating May as “Senior Citizens Month,” the prelude to “Older Americans Month.”

Historically, Older Americans Month has been a time to acknowledge the contributions of past and current older persons to our country, in particular those who defended our country. Every President since Kennedy has issued a formal proclamation during or before the month of May asking that the entire nation pay tribute in some way to older persons in their communities.

Take a few moments to Thank a senior (cashier, teacher, friend, neighbor…) for all they have done for you and our community.  One comment can change someone’s day!

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Senior Nutrition

We are excited to announce that Congregate and Home Delivery 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
May Lineup…
Tuesday, May 3, 2022
Currituck County High School
Tennis
Man legs with tennis ball and rack on tennis court.Wednesday, May 4, 2022
Camden Community Park
Cycling
Track
Tuesday, May 24, 2022
Edenton United Methodist Church
Performing Arts
Cheerleader Competition
(Closed to the public)
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

To plant a garden, is to believe in tomorrow.

  ~Audrey Hepburn


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
9:00-5:00 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

 

Apple Pie

Special for May…

Tuesday, May 3, 2022 – TRIP – Elizabethan Gardens
in Manteo & out to lunch at 10:30am. Fanciful and elaborate gardens were designed to entertain Queen Elizabeth I during her reign. The gardens were created for your enjoyment, and as a living memorial to the time when Sir Walter Raleigh’s lost colonists lived in this very place over 400 years ago.

Cost: $12.61 admission and money for lunch.

Deadline to sign up and pay: Monday, May 2, 2022!

Wednesday, May 4, 2022 – Birthday Celebration
at 12:30 p.m.

Monday, May 9, 2022 Mothers Day Luncheon
at 11:00 a.m. Enjoy a Specialty sandwich, sides and Desserts made by Kathy’s Kreations.  Mothers may bring one adult guest!

Must register guest at the time of sign-up. Deadline: Tuesday, May 3, 2022!

Wednesday, May 11, 2022 – SEWING CLASS – Seminole Table Runner
Start of a 6-week Sewing class “Seminole Table Runner” from 10:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m., taught by Donna McCormick.  You must have experience using a sewing machine!  Class is limited!

Deadline to register is: Friday, May 6, 2022!

Friday, May 13, 2022 “National Apple Pie Day”
will be served at lunch!

Tuesday, May 17, 2022 – PRESENTATION – “Skin Cancer Awareness”
given by Amy Underhill at 11″00 a.m.! Skin cancer is by far the most common type of cancer. Nearly all skin cancers can be treated effectively if they are found early, so knowing what to look for is important.

FREE Box lunch will be provided to those who sign up by Thursday, May 12, 2022!

Monday, May 23, 2022 – TRIP – 4 Hour Head Boat Fishing Trip at Rudee Inlet
leave at 6:15 a.m.!  Hosted by Jason Weeks, Parks & Recreation Director.

Cost: $40 plus money for lunch at the Lucky Oyster! All Supplies are provided!

Deadline to sign up and pay: Monday, May 16, 2022!

Thursday, May 26, 2022 – TRIP – Tides Baseball Game vs Gwinnett Stripers! 

Cost: $15.00 ticket plus money for lunch at the ballpark!

Deadline to sign up and pay: Monday, May 23, 2022!

Cooking with Latesa…
Korean Marinated Cucumbers

Ingredients:

  • 4 Persian cucumbers, thinly sliced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup scallions, sliced
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon gochutgaru
  • 1 teaspoon sesame seeds
  • 1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
  • 2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced

Directions:

  • Slice and toss cucumbers with salt for 20 minutes to release moisture.
  • Rinse and dry well.
  • Add your cucumbers to a bow with minced garlic, gochutgaru, sesame seeds, rice wine vinegar, sugar and sesame oil.
  • Marinate for 30 minutes or overnight.
  • Store in fridge for up to 3 days.
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Powell’s Point Senior Center…

Everyday…

 

 

 

 

Monday’s
8:00-10:00 Coffee & Chat
May’s flavor
“Dark Silk”
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 Bingocize
(Nutrition & Exercise)

Thursday’s
10:00-10:30 Drumming Ball Drumming
Outside!
(May 5 No Drumming)
1:00-3:00 Puzzles/Checkers/Adult Coloring Books

Friday’s
10:00-12:00 Dominoes
1:00-3:00 Bingocize
(Nutrition & Exercise)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Special for May…

Monday, May 2, 2022 Birthday Celebration
at 12:30 p.m.!

Thursday, May 5, 2022 – TRIP – “Cinco De Mayo!” 
Join us for lunch at 11:45 a.m. as we take a trip to Los Antojitos Mexican restaurant!

Cost: money for lunch.

Deadline: Tuesday, May 3, 2022!

Monday, May 9, 2022 – TRIP – Mothers Day Luncheon
at the Barco center.  We will leave the center at 10:30 a.m.  Enjoy a specialty sandwich, sides and desserts made by Kathy’s Kreations.  Mothers may bring one adult guest!

Must register guest at the time of sign-up. Deadline: Tuesday, May 3, 2022!

Thursday, May 12, 2022 – Exercise Ball Drumming
Every Thursday in May (Weathering Permitting) at 10:00 a.m., we will be getting in shape while enjoying the outdoors doing Exercise Ball Drumming!

Monday, May 16, 2022 – TRIP – Virginia Antique Mall & Lunch
at Cracker Barrell
at 10:30 a.m.!  We will be visiting Southside Virginias largest antique mall with over 125 dealers!

Cost: money for lunch & shopping.

Deadline: Friday, May 13, 2022!

Tuesday, May 17, 2022 – PRESENTATION –  National Cherry Cobbler Day!
Sheila Gregory will be educating us on eating fruits, especially cherries at 1:00 p.m.!  We will also have a FREE tasting of cherry cobber!

Deadline: Friday, May 13, 2022!

Monday, May 23, 2022 – PRESENTATION – Skin Cancer Awareness
given by Amy Underhill at 11:00 a.m.! Skin cancer is by far the most common type of cancer. Nearly all skin cancers can be treated effectively if they are found early, so knowing what to look for is important.

FREE Box lunch will be provided to those who sign up by Thursday, May 19, 2022!

Monday, May 23, 2022 – Bingocize
EXTRA makeup class for participants at 1:00 p.m.!

Tuesday, May 24, 2022 – CRAFT CLASS – Bleach Dye T-shirts
at 1:00 p.m.!  Bring a solid colored t-shirt with you to this class!  We will learn how to make designs on a shirt with just bleach!

Deadline: Monday, May 23, 2022!

Thursday, May 26, 2022 – IN-HOUSE MOVIE – Charlie and The Chocolate Factory
at 1:00 p.m.! Charlie Bucket is a young boy who comes from a poor family and would love nothing more than to find a golden ticket to enter a wonderous chocolate factory operated by the inventor and owner Willy Wonka. As luck would have it, Charlie finds the last golden ticket and goes on this once in a lifetime adventure with his grandpa Joe!  Starring Johnny Depp.  Begins at 1:00 p.m.!

Laughing with Lorraine…

“I love cleaning up messes I didn’t make, so I became a mom.”

~Unknown


Knotts Island Senior Center…
Everyday…

 

 

 

Star War

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

Vegetable below the words Farmer's Market.

 

Special for May…

Monday, May 2, 2022 – Wednesday, May 25, 2022 –  EXERCISE PROGRAM – Arthritis 
Continuation of our 8 week Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program (AFAP) at 9:30 a.m. on Mondays & 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 of the 8 week classes!

 Wednesday, May 4, 2022 – CELEBRATE – Star Wars
We’ll celebrate May the Fourth with a marathon of Star Wars movies, Star wars themed goodies and crafts (make your own recycled droid!)  May the fourth be with you!  Begins at 10:30 a.m.

Deadline: Friday, April 29, 2022!

Thursday, May 5, 2022 – TRIP – Cinco De Mayo!
Field trip to Senor Fox, a family owned and operated Mexican restaurant offering the best ingredients in authentic family recipes, located in Virginia Beach.  We will leave the center at 10:30 a.m.!

Monday, May 9, 2022 – TRIP – Mothers Day Luncheon
at Barco.  We will leave the center at 9:30 a.m.  Enjoy a Specialty sandwich, sides and Desserts made by Kathy’s Kreations.  Mothers may bring one adult guest!  Must register guest at the time of sign-up.

Deadline: Tuesday, May 3, 2022!

Thursday, May 12, 2022 – GAME – Mahjong
Learn to play MahJong at 1:00 p.m.!  Mahjong is a game that originated in China, commonly played with 4 players. Similar to Western card game rummy, mahjong is a game of skill, strategy and calculation and involves a certain degree of chance!

Tuesday, May 17, 2022 Armchair Travel
at 1:00 p.m.!  We’ll continue our bucket list traveling to the Southwest! Taco Tuesday, Navajo rug weaving and View Master scenes of the Southwest are all in store for us.

Deadline: Friday, May 13, 2022!

Friday, May 20, 2022 Birthday Celebration
at 12:30 p.m.!

Tuesday, May 24, 2022 – TRIP – Morris Farm Market & Lunch
at 9:30 a.m.! Morris sells a full line of top quality produce, from sweet corn to fresh tree ripened peaches, along with a kitchen where they bake pies and delicious fruit breads!

Deadline: Friday, May 20, 2022!

Friday, May 27, 2022 Bingo Day
at 1:00 p.m.! Plenty of fun and prizes!

“You Must Remember This?” with Mari Mann…

“A long time ago in a galaxy far, far way…”

~Opening credits, Star Wars, A New Hope, 1977