August 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!

August Newsletter (PDF)
August Menu



Records, juke box and "Let's Go To The Hop!"

Friday, August 26, 2022

Ready…set…go…

Farmers Market Vouchers! 

The Seniors Farmer’s Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP) provides congregate nutrition site participants with coupons to purchase fresh fruit and vegetables at the local Farmer’s Markets.  The closest certified Farmers Market is Elizabeth City.  The program is designed to improve the nutrition of older adults and increase business for local farmers.

The Currituck County Senior Center has a limited number of Market vouchers available to give out to qualifying congregate site participants.  Each qualifying recipient will receive $42 in vouchers to be used at certified Farmers Vegetable below the words Farmer's Market.Markets or the produce can be arranged to be picked up at your senior center by a specific date that will be announced in September.

To Qualify:  Applicants must currently participate in the nutrition program at a nutrition site in Currituck County (Currituck County Senior Center – Barco, Knotts Island Senior Center or Powell’s Point Senior Center) and be self declared low income.

*The deadline to register in order to receive your fruits/vegetables at a senior center location is Tuesday, August 23, 2022!  Clients must use all vouchers no later than Friday, September 30, 2022.

Call Stacy Joseph at 252-232-3505 to register.

Our Annual Sock Hop

Pink Sock Hop - Cruise in below and records for the o'sGet ready now for our Annual Sock Hop held on Friday, August 26, 2022 Press those poodle skirts and shine those penny loafers, its SOCK HOP at 11:30 a.m.!

Join the staff at the Senior Center in Barco for good food, low prices and great music by DJ Kenny!  Best 50’s Attire wins a prize! Don’t forget to bring money for food and to tip our DJ!

There will be Hot Dogs, Hamburgers, BBQ, Grilled Cheese, Fries, Milkshakes and more that you can choose from!

Call 252-232-3505 to sign up by the Wednesday, August 24, 2022 deadline!

Info…
Operation Fan Heat Relief (OFHR)

A summer program intended to provide a more comfortable living environment and reduce heat related illness.

House fan.In support of Operation Fan Heat Relief (OFHR), contributions from Dominion Resources through the Division of Aging and Adult Services were made available to the Area Agencies on  Aging (AAA) to purchase fans for individuals in need.  Eligible applicants must:

  • reside in Currituck County,
  • must be an adult: 60 years of age or older
  • or have a disability
  • must have a home  situation where a threat to health and well-being  exists.

Please contact  Stacy Joseph at 252-232-3505 if you are in need. 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

“You don’t need to see the whole staircase,
Just take the first step”

~Martin Luther King,  Jr.


Currituck Senior Center

Everyday…

 

 

 

 

 

 

Monday’s
8:00-5:00 Billiards
8:00-5:00 Table Tennis
9:00-11:00  Pickleball
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  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
9:00-5:00 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

 

 

 

 

Special for August…

Tuesday, August 2, 2022 – TRIP – Night time Tides Baseball Game
at 5:30 p.m.!

Cost is $15 ticket, $.75 cash parking, and money for dinner at the ball park!

Deadline to pay: Monday, August 1, 2022 by 12:00 p.m.!

Wednesday, August 3, 2022 – Birthday Celebration
at 12:30 p.m.

Friday, August 5, 2022 – IN HOUSE MOVIE – “Downton Abbey”
and popcorn at 12:00 p.m.! Follow-up to the 2019 feature film in which the Crawley family and Downton staff received a royal visit from the King and Queen of Great Britain.

Tuesday, August 9, 2022 – CRAFT CLASS – “Fabric Decorated Flower Pots”
at 12:30 p.m..

Registration Deadline: Friday, August 5, 2022!

Thursday, August 11, 2022 – AUCTION – Butterbean
at 11:00 a.m.!

Registration Deadline:  Tuesday, August 9, 2022!

Monday, August 15, 2022 – CELEBRATE NATIONAL – “Lemon Meringue Pie Day”
at 12:00 p.m.! Don’t forget to sign up for lunch!

Wednesday, August 17, 2022 – TRIP – Albemarle Museum Lunch & Learn”
A Chowanoke History from 1584 to Now” at 10:30 a.m.!  The Chowanoke Nation was the largest of the Algonquian Nations in North Carolina. The English encountered them in 1586, one year before the arrival of the Lost Colony and 21 years before the settlement of Jamestown.

Marvin Tupper Jones, a Chowanoke descendent will present a image filled story.

Cost: money for lunch at Plaza Azteca following the museum. (This trip is limited!)

 Monday, August 22, 2022 – TRIP – Colonial Downs Horse Racing
at 11:00 a.m.!  Cost is only for your ticket, an a la carte menu is available to order from in addition to a restaurant located on the lower level.

Dress code is appropriate casual.  Live cashiers in addition to  other gaming options are available.

Cost: $18 ticket due by Monday, August 15, 2022.

The racetrack is 2 hours 15 minutes away, racing starts at 1:45 p.m.

Friday, August 26, 2022 – EVENT – Annual Sock Hop
Press those poodle skirts and shine those penny loafers, its SOCK HOP at 11:30 a.m.!  Join the staff at the Senior Center for good food, low prices and great music by DJ Kenny!  Best 50’s Attire wins a prize!

Don’t forget to bring money for food and to tip our DJ!  There will be Hot Dogs, Hamburgers, BBQ, Grilled Cheese, Fries, Milkshakes and more that you can choose from!

Registration Deadline: Wednesday, August 24, 2022.

Tuesday, August 30, 2022 – PRESENTATION – “More in my Basket”
with Sheila Gregory at 11:00 a.m.! Participants will realize the benefits of stocking a few staples, and ways to organize and keep track of foods in the pantry, and learn to prepare meals for one or two people.

Registration Deadline: Thursday, August 25, 2022!

Cooking with Latesa…
Quick Double Chocolate Biscotti

Ingredients:

  • 1 tube 18 ounce refrigerated chocolate chip cookie dough
  • 1/2 cup vanilla or white chips
  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped macadamia nuts

Directions:

  • Combine the dough, chips & nuts;
  • Knead until well combined.
  • Divide dough in half.
  • On greased baking sheets, shape each piece into a 13 inch by 2-1/2 inch log.
  • Bake at 375 for 12-14 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Remove from oven;
  • Cut diagonally with a serrated knife into 1inch slices, separating each piece about 1/4 inch after cutting.
  • Bake 5-6 minutes longer or until firm.
  • Cool for 2 minutes. before removing to wire racks.

www.tasteofhome.com.


Powell’s Point Senior Center…

Everyday…

 

 

 

 

 

Hot Fudge Sundae

 

 

 

Monday’s
8:00-10:00 Coffee & Chat
August’s flavor – “French Vanilla”
10:00-1200 Dominos

Tuesday’s
10:00 Yoga with Mari at Knotts Island
1:00-3:00 Checkers & Games

Wednesday’s
10:00-12:00 Puzzles/Dominoes
1:00 Bingo

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

Friday’s
10:00-12:00 Puzzles/Dominoes
1:00 Mystery Bingo
(No Bingo August 19 & 26)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Special for August…

Tuesdays in August – TRIP – Yoga with Mari in Knotts Island!
We will be traveling to Knotts Island to do Chair Yoga with Mari.

Call to order congregate lunch or pack your own! We will leave the center at 10:00 a.m. or you can meet us at the Currituck Ferry Terminal at 10:45 a.m.

You can attend 1 or ALL classes but you must sign up for the days you wish to attend!

Thursday, August 4, 2022 CRAFT CLASS – Button Tree Art – Part 1
 at 1:00 p.m.! We will be making trees from buttons on canvas!

Registration Deadline: Monday, August 1, 2022!

Monday, August 8, 2022 Hot Fudge Birthday Sundaes
at 1:00 p.m.! Celebrate our August Birthdays!

Registration Deadline: Friday, August 5, 2022!

Wednesday, August 10, 2022 – TRIP – “Wild Horse Wednesday”
at 12:30 p.m.!  Lets go to the Betsy Dowdy Equine Center located on the mainland in Grandy and meet the rescued horses in their care!

Please wear shoes you can get dirty and bring bug spray! This is a working farm!

Cost: FREE, donations are accepted.

Registration Deadline: Monday, August 8, 2022!

Thursday, August 11, 2022 – CRAFT CLASS – Button Tree Art – Part 2
at 1:00 p.m.!

*must have participated in 1st class!

Monday, August 15, 2022 – PRESENTATION – “Learning about Blueberries”
with Sheila Gregory at 1:00 p.m.!  Receive a surprise treat!

Registration Deadline: Friday, August 12, 2022!

Friday, August 19, 2022 – GUEST – “Peach Party” with Knotts Island!
August is National Peach Month and the Knotts Island Seniors will join us to celebrate at 12:00 p.m.!

We will be baking our own “little” peach pies, along with enjoying peach drinks!

Don’t forget to wear the color peach!

Registration Deadline: Tuesday, August 16, 2022!

Monday, August 22, 2022 – PRESENTATON – “Heatstroke Awareness”
with Amy Underhill at 11:00 a.m.! Learn the signs and symptoms of a Heatstroke that can happen during the hot summer months!

A box lunch will be provided for those that register by Friday, August 19, 2022!

Friday, August 26, 2022 – TRIP – “Sock Hop”
at the Barco center!  Good food, low prices and great music by DJ Kenny!

Don’t forget to bring money for food and to tip our DJ!  There will be Hot Dogs, Hamburgers, BBQ, Grilled Cheese, Fries, Milkshakes and more that you can choose from!

Best 50’s attire wins a prize.  We will leave at 10:45 a.m.

Registration Deadline: Monday, August 22, 2022!

Laughing with Lorraine…

“Is it really August? Or are you Julying to me?”

~Unknown


Knotts Island Senior Center…

Everyday…

 

 

 

 

 

Record, radio, saddle shoes,

 

 

 

 

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

Tuesday’s
9:00-3:00 Puzzles & Games
9:30 Indoor Walking
12:00 Chair Yoga with Powells Point

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

Thursday’s
9:00-3:00 Puzzles & Games
9:30 Indoor Walking

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

 

 

 

 

 

Group of peaches, one cut in half.

 

 

Special for August…

Mondays & Wednesdays in August – EXERCISE – Chair Exercise!
beginning at  9:30 a.m.  Ease your way to health and movement with chair exercises designed to increase balance, stability, strength and well-being.

Tuesdays & Thursdays – EXERCISE – Indoor Walking Exercise!
9:30 a.m. Come in out of the heat and walk your way to health, strength &  stability!

Tuesdays in August – EXERCISE – Chair Yoga & lunch with Powell’s Point!
Every Tuesday in August at 12:00 p.m. Powell’s Point Senior Center will join us with for lunch and Chair Yoga.

Must sign up on Monday’s before 12:00 p.m. to receive congregate lunch or you can bring your own!

Fridays in  August – EXERCISE – Exercise Drumming
Early Friday mornings in August we will be exercising starting at 9:30 a.m. We’ll use exercise balls and drumsticks to drum our way to health & happiness!

Friday, August 5, 2022 – IN HOUSE MOVIE – Giant
at 1:00 p.m.We’ll continue our James Dean trilogy with his third and final move,Giant.”  Texan  Rancher Jordan “Bick” Benedict, Jr. (Rock Hudson) visits a Maryland farm to buy a prize horse. While there he meets and falls in love with the owners daughter Leslie (Elizabeth Taylor), they are married immediately and return to his ranch. The story of their family and its rivalry with cowboy and (later oil tycoon) Jett Rink (James Dean) unfolds across two generations.

Thursday, August 11, 2022 – Birthday Celebration
with cake and homemade ice cream at 12:30 p.m.!

Thursday, August 18, 2022 – CRAFT CLASS “Treasures of the Sea”
hanging decoration at 1:00 p.m.! Seashells, sea glass, driftwood and other beach-y treasures will be used to create a beautiful hanging decoration that reminds us of summer.

Deadline: Friday, August 12, 2022!

Friday, August 19, 2022  – TRIP – “Peach Party” with Powells Point!
August is National Peach Month and we will travel to Powells Point Senior to celebrate at 9:30 a.m.

We will be baking our own “little” peach pies, along with enjoying peach drinks!

Don’t forget to wear the color peach!!

Thursday, August 25, 2022  – TRIP –  Lunch at Margie & Ray’s
Sandridge’s iconic seafood restaurant leave Senior Center at 10:30 a.m.  After lunch we’ll catch a different type of ray while dipping our toes in the ocean.

Friday, August 26, 2022 – TRIP – “Sock Hop”
at the Barco center!  Good food, low prices and great music by DJ Kenny!

Don’t forget to bring money for food and to tip our DJ!  There will be Hot Dogs, Hamburgers, BBQ, Grilled Cheese, Fries, Milkshakes and more that you can choose from!

Best 50’s attire wins a prize.  We will leave at 10:00 a.m.

Deadline: Monday, August 22, 2022!

“Do You Remember This?” …with Mari…

“Im rich, Bick! Im a rich’un. Im a rich boy!”

~ James Dean as Jett Rink in Giant, 1956