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Educational Resources

HBCOA Educational Resources

Educational Resources including videos, podcasts, articles, etc. are a great way to stay informed about senior health, wellness and other important topics.

As adults, it's important to continue in the learning process! Read this interesting article that was sent by the Senior Affairs Commission, Healthy Aging Committee.

Did You Know? Importance of Learning 
Learning is essential to our existence. Just like food nourishes our bodies, information and continuous learning nourishes our minds and soothes our soul. Lifelong learning is an indispensable tool for every career and organization. It helps us with our personal growth and with the development of our critical thinking. It is only through education do we grow and learn to relate better to others especially those of different cultures and backgrounds. 

The famous Greek philosopher, Heraclitus of Ephesus, said, “The only thing that is constant is change”. We experience change in our careers, our personal life, our community and within organizations. It is known that the most effective way to deal with change is lifelong learning. It makes us capable of understanding and handling things in a better way in life. Knowledge is no longer difficult to obtain as it is now readily available at our fingertips. 

Learning styles are different for people. Some learn best by listening, some have to observe every step, while others have to do it to learn it. The fact is that individuals need all three modalities to truly commit information to memory: visual, auditory and kinesthetic. 

Learning is a continuous process that encourages acquiring competencies, knowledge and skills to develop future opportunities. Encourage the habit of reading, building a network that encourages learning, asking questions, conducting investigations and research and exploring all other avenues of learning so that every day is a new day and you learn something new during your daily life. 

Curious minds are the best ones as they do not hesitate to explore different and challenging horizons. Show your intent, be sincere and ask for clarity. It is intellectual growth that helps us to observe the world through bright eyes, evaluate the things we are seeing, appraise on what we have learned and apply our learning into everyday life. 

Whatever your choice of learning: computers, reading, going back to take formal classes in school and just good conversations amongst our friends – just get engaged in the learning process. You will feel better about yourself and there are not many more things greater than the feeling of accomplishment which will certainly boost your self-confidence. 

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Sent by the Senior Affairs Commission, Healthy Aging Committee

HBCOA supporting the Senior Center in Central Park announce the Healthy Brain Expo.

Healthy Brain Expo has Important information for Seniors in Huntington Beach!

 November is Alzheimer’s Awareness month and we have four doctors providing valuable information about Alzheimer’s.

  • Nasira Burkholder-Cooley, DrPH, RDN ~ Super Foods and the Brain
  • Teryn Clarke, M.D. ~ Brain Health
  • Michael Cooley, DDS ~ Oral Health and the Brain
  • Cheryl Alvarez, PSY.D  ~Healthy Brain Aging: It is Not All in Your Head!
  • Teryn Clarke, M.D. ~ Immune Health

November is also Caregiver Awareness month.  Alzheimer's Family Center is providing videos to help you understand what is happening to your loved one diagnosed with Alzheimer's.  As a caregiver, it's important to add self-care to your routine to stay healthy during COVID and holiday flu season while you care for a loved one with Alzheimer's.


Nasira Burkholder-Cooley, DrPH, RDN - Super Foods and the Brain

Teryn Clarke, MD Neurologist - Brain Health

Michael Cooley, DDS - Oral Health and the Brain

Cheryl Alvarez, PSY.D - Healthy Brain Aging: It is Not All in Your Head!

Teryn Clarke, M.D. - Immune Health

MemorialCare is pleased to offer video wellness presentations to support your health now and into the future.  For information about free classes and support groups, visit memorialcare.org/events

Managing Back Pain Presented by Dr. Arturo Aguilar, MemorialCare Medical Group.

The Health Benefits of Chocolate - Presented by Dr. Dean Jacobs, MemorialCare Medical Group.


Stress Management - Presented by Dr. Susan Lee, MemorialCare Medical Group.

OC Sheriff's Department Avoiding Scams document

Scams, Schemes & Frauds Impacting Older Adults and How to Avoid Being a Victim
Protect yourself from fraud and identity theft.  Read through this presentation from Investigator Melanie Cooper from the OC Sheriff's Economic Crimes/Fraud Detail Department.  Click here to download a Power Point Presentation