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Activities & Events


Social, Community and Holiday Activities/Events for 2023

Working with the staff of the Senior Center in Central Park, the HBCOA present an array of social activities and events designed to make an Active Aging lifestyle fun and enjoyable. The list is the most current events we have to offer. Check back again for more exciting events coming soon.



February 2, 2023 General HBCOA Board meeting at which Fire Chief Scott Haberle and Police Chief Eric Para gave presentations to the Board of Directors. The meeting took place at the Senior Center.


Beach City Big Band

Senior Center in Central Park Presents BEACH CITY BIG BAND. In the Parkview room at 7:00pm the 4th Monday of every month. Come on in and join us for a Swingin' Good Time!

For more information please contact the Meals On Wheels Office at 714-536-5600

Click to download flyer!

Hoag Screening

Blood Pressure Screening are the first Wednesday of the month 9 -11 AM


Memory Screenings are the third Wednesday of the month. Appointment Required Call 949-764-6288. Cost is $45.00.

Hoag Lectures

Hoag Lectures occur twice a month, second and third Thursdays, 9:30 AM. Please check the Outlook for lecture information or call the Front Desk at 714-536-5600.

Drum Yourself Healthy

Classes take place on the second Tuesday of the month, 12:30 - 1:30pm.

No pre-registration required. Free!

May 9 / June 13 / July 11 / August 8 / September 12 / October 17 / November 7 / December 12

Download flyer click here!

Surf City Gardeners

This volunteer run group meets on the second Wednesday of the month from 9 – 11am. Led by Master Gardener Chuck Nichols, monthly topics range from plants that attract butterlies to the right types of fertilizers. Gardeners of all kinds are welcome.

Wednesday Walkers, every Wedneday at 8:30am

Join the MOVEMENT at the Senior Center in Central Park.  It's as easy as one two!

STEP ONE: The program takes place every Wednesday at 8:30am. Participants will meet at the Senior Center and then walk either a 30-minuite or 1 hour loop throughout Central Park.

STEP TWO: Show up each Wednesday morning wearing comfortable clothing and appropriate shoes. Let's get healthy together!

For more information, contact the front desk at 714.536.5600

Click here to download a flyer!

MemorialCare Orange Coast Lecture

MemorialCare Orange Coast Lectures occur the third Thursday of each month in EMG 1. Please RSVP at 1-800-636-6742

Volunteer Appreciation Event

We couldn't have picked better volunteers and we are excited to celebrate you and all you do! This years Volunteer Appreciation Event will be on Saturday, April 15th from 12pm-2pm and all qualifying volunteers will be invited to attend. We will have entertainment, food, and an overall good time! Volunteers qualify by the number of hours they served in 2022.

If you received an invitation and are able to attend, please make sure to RSVP to Heather Dodd at heather.dodd@surfcity-hb.org or 714-374-1517 by Monday, April 3rd. 

We hope to see you all there! 

Book a Librarian!, Thursday, May 4th 1-4pm

Introducing the easy-to-use Palace eBook App 

Senior Center in Central Park | May 4, 1-4 PM 

Curious about eBooks and electronic audiobooks? The Huntington Beach Public Library (HBPL) is excited to announce the Palace Project App to its collection of digital resources. The Palace Project App allows HBPL cardholders to browse both the electronic media collections of both HBPL and the California State Library. This app features a much simpler user interface that is perfect for readers unfamiliar with borrowing and using electronic media. On Thursday, May 4, from 1:00 to 4:00 P.M, open office hours will be held in room EMG 2 of the Senior Center in Central Park. Members of the community will be able to schedule a 15-minute appointment where a librarian or computer coach will answer your questions about the Palace Project app, download the app to your phone or tablet, and help you check out your first eBook or audiobook. Participants should bring their Android/Apple devices to the appointment. Unfortunately, the Palace Project does not work with any model of Amazon Kindle. To book your appointment, please contact the Senior Center in Central Park @ 714-536-5600, or visit the Center’s front desk. For more information about the event, please email Technical Services Li-brarian, Nicholas Auricchio, at nicholas.auricchio@surfcity-hb.org 

Introducing the easy-to-use Palace eBook App, Thursday, May 4th, 1pm to 4pm

Curious about eBooks and electronic audiobooks, the Huntington Beach Public Library is excited to announce the Palace Project app. to its collection of digital resources. This app. allows the HBPL cardholders to browse both the electronic media collection of the HBPL and the CA State Library. Click to download flyer for more information.

Alzheimer's Family Center Healthy Brain Fair, Saturday, May 6th 9:00am-12:00pm

Admission is FREE

Back by popular demand, Alzheimer’s Family Center will be offering the latest information on maintaining cognition at its Healthy Brain Fair. The half-day event will feature presentations by physicians and a registered dietitian addressing the link between hearing loss and dementia, super foods for preserving brain function, and look-alike conditions that may appear to be dementia but are not. The line-up includes:

  • “Is It Dementia or Something Else?” Aaron Ritter, M.D. - Psychiatrist from the Pickup Family Neurosciences Institute at Hoag Hospital
  •  “The Link Between Hearing Loss and Dementia” - Jack Shohet, M.D. from Shohet Ear Associates
  • “Superfoods & Diet for Optimal Brain Health” - Syeda Hussaini, R.D.

The Healthy Brain Fair will also feature exhibitors providing information on caregiver resources and an opportunity drawing. Attendance is free and includes handouts to take away from each session and the opportunity to ask questions of each expert.

For more information, call (714) 593-9630.

All That Glitters - A Gatsby Ball, Saturday, May 13th

Please join us on Saturday, May 13th, from 6-9pm as the HBCOA presents: All That Glitters—A Gatsby Ball. Tickets go on sale Monday, April 10th at 8am. Max 4 tickets per household. Must present HBCOA Member card to receive the member discount. 

Available for purchase at the Senior Center. 


HandyCrafters: Spring into Summer Boutique Tuesday, May 23rd 8am-11am

Looking for a special gift for someone or just a little something for yourself?

Stop by the Senior Center to purchase beautiful handmade gifts from afghans and baby booties to household items and everything in between! All items are created by our wonderful HandyCrafters and proceeds from the sale help support Senior Center Programs.

For more information, please contact the front desk at 714-536-5600.


Gym Closure in May

Monday, May 29th in honor of Memorial Day. Thank you to our veterans and to those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for our freedoms. God Bless the USA!

Enjoy your holiday and we will see you on Tuesday, May 30th for normal business hours.



AGEISM Changing the Narrative, June 14th, 5:30pm Mixer/6:00pm Presentation

 Ageism affects us all regardless of age. Please join us for an engaging and honest conversation about this important topic and how we interact with it at many different levels. Our presenter is Paul Nash, PhD, instructional Associate Professor of Gerontology, University of Southern California. Dr. Nash is an expert on ageism and intersectionality, stigma, and discrimination, epitomized by his work on ageism with the World Health Organization. Dr. Nash is actively pursuing research on interventions to address both implicit and explicit ageist prejudice. 

Parkview Room Senior Center in Central Park

Sign up at from desk or call 714 536‐5600

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SURFS UP The Beach Boy Tribute, Saturday, June 17th, 5pm-8pm

The first concert of the season will be held on Saturday, June 17 and will feature the return of the SURFS UP Beach Boys Tribute Band. Concert is from 5-7:30 PM. $25 per ticket/HBCOA members get a 45 discount. Tickets go on sale June 1st.

The second concert of the year is scheduled for Saturday, July 29. Check the Outlook news for more information. Click to download a flyer!



Grandparent's Day, Saturday, August 5th, 10am to 1pm

Bring your grandchild to the Senior Center in Central Park for a fun day! Preregistration is required. Register on June 29th. $5 per family.

Activities include:

  • Bingo
  • Line Dancing Classes
  • Storytelling
  • Games
  • Photo Booth
  • Face Painting
  • and much more!

Click here to download a flyer!

For more inform please call 714 536‐5600. Register online at HBSands.org or in person at the community center

Smiling senior couple jogging in the park

Fall Rise and Walk, Saturday Saturday, November 18, 8am

Join us in March for our Fall Rise & Walk, where you will be able to complete either a one mile or three mile loop through Central Park. All ability levels are welcome to participate, so come and walk at your own pace and welcome in the wonderful Spring with good health and friends. Refreshments and snacks will be available in the lounge after the walk. Enroll online at hbsands.org, or stop by our front desk!

Registration opens November 1st

  • Warm Up Stretch
  • 1 Mile or 5k Walk Starts
  • Healthy Snacks and Drinks at the Finished Line


For more inform please call 714 536‐5600

Travel, Trips and, Tours

The Travel and Trips team is very excited to welcome you for all the fun and adventure traveling. We can’t wait to get you traveling again!