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Vol. 8, No.l2
A Shoreline Community, Pine Knoll Shores, N.C.
Island Seniors First Gathering Trinity Center Sends Gut SOS
By Lorrie Lepore
By Phyllis Makuck
May 10 was an
cess. Held at
St. Francis by
the Sea Epis
Shores, but as
the intent is to include Atlantic Beach, Salter Path and Emerald Isle as well.
Attending the luncheon were about 46 seniors, not counting staff and committee
members. The luncheon created a great opportunity for socialization and informa
tion sharing. Participating were Senior Coalition volunteer representatives, senior
assistance representatives from the Carteret County Leon Mann Center and area
Public Safety representatives. Helping sponsor the event were the Pine Knoll Shores
Womens Club, Shepherd of the Sea Lutheran Church in Atlantic Beach and St.
Francis by the Sea Episcopal Church in Salter Path.
Participants filled out a survey that will help identify needs and the desire for
further social gatherings. Attendees enthusiastically indicated they enjoyed the lun
cheon and would like to have more social events—more opportunities for friend
ship and companionship. The “I’m Okay” program in Pine Knoll Shores, where
volunteers make telephone calls or home visits to participants to ensure they are
okay, received several referrals from the survey.
The next planned Island Seniors event is a social scheduled for 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. ■
on Thursday, August 16, at St. Francis by the Sea. It is billed as a “Hurricane Party”
with light snacks and beverages—and without any intention of inviting a storm.
Pine Knoll Shores’ Emergency Management Team will make a presentation and
have table displays concerning what to do prior to, during and after a hurricane.
The intent of the Island Seniors program is to help make aging in place easier,
safer and more fun. For more information about Island Seniors and its activities,
you may contact me at 910-320-2172.
The Pine Knoll Shores Radio Station broadcasts 24 hours a day
with weather and emergency info.
ECC 726-1911 • PUBLIC SAFETY 247-2474
It’s June, and the sails of Trinity Center summer campers are beginning to appear
in Bogue Sound. This year, those sails may be read as an SOS call.
Built under the leadership of the Episcopal Diocese of Eastern North Carolina at
the western edge of Pine Knoll Shores, on property donated by the estate of Alice
Hoffman, the Trinity Center is approaching its 30th anniversary. Not surprisingly,
its aging structures are in need of major repair. For this valuable island resource to
thrive for years to come, a capital fundraising campaign is underway.
The center’s architectural design blends so naturally within our island environ
ment and accommodations for those attending programs are so comfortably nes
tled under the canopy of our maritime forest, many locals may be unaware of what
Trinity offers. “Yearly, it serves over 10,000 youth, hosts over 350 conferences and
serves approximately 120,000 meals,” according to a Trinity and Beyond Capital
Campaign brochure. You certainly do not have to be Episcopalian to take advantage
of this facility. All are welcome here.
At the core of the center’s mission are year-round services for children.
Sound to Sea programs provide overnight environmental field trips for school
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