HBCOA 714.374.1524 • SENIOR CENTER IN CENTRAL PARK 714.536.5600 •  HOAG HEALTH & WELLNESS PAVILION 714.374.1578 • TRANSPORTATION 714.374.1742

Hoag Health & Wellness Pavilion

Hoag Health and Wellness Pavilion

State-of-the-art facility

The Senior Center in Central Park in alliance with Hoag features a state-of-the-art 5,600 sq. ft. fitness center, group exercise room, and dance room designed to meet the health and wellness needs of older adults living in and around Huntington Beach. There is a wide selection of cardiovascular, strength training, free weight and stretching equipment made by Star Trac and TechnoGym, as well as a variety of wellness screenings conducted by Hoag medical staff and partners.

Important Update-

“The Hoag Health and Wellness Pavilion" is currently closed. Outdoor classes have resumed at the Center's patio. Visit hbsands.org for updated class information. Zumba, Line Dancing and Tai Chi are taking place on the Center’s patio.”

“Social Service including transportation, home delivered meals, care management are being provided. Meals on Wheel Orange County along with senior center staff distribute frozen meals on Tuesday from 11 am – noon. Please check the Outlook for updates. The Center plans to reopen in January for indoor classes, safety precautions will be in place.”


Starting on Thursday, December 24th the Wellness Pavilion will be closed for the holidays. We will reopen on the first Monday in January, which is the 3rd.

The Fitness Center’s holiday schedule:

Monday, December 21st...OPEN

Tuesday, December 22nd...OPEN

Wednesday, December 23rd...OPEN

Thursday, Dec. 24th - Sunday, Jan. 3rd...CLOSED

*Hours current at time of posting. All schedules are subject to change based on current state and county health mandates.

Complimentary Presentations and Health Screenings Provided by Hoag as Scheduled


  • Hypertension
  • Sun Exposed Skin Care
  • I'm turning 65, now what?
  • Mindfulness as Medicine
  • Vitamin D- Hype or a Reality
  • Last Treatment Options for Thyroid Cancer


  • Blood Pressure Checks
  • Hearing Screening
  • Oxygen Screen
  • Glaucoma Screening
  • Individual Medical Consultation
  • Cataract Screening

These are just a few samples of our seminars and health screening to come. To register for a presentation or screening at Huntington Beach Senior Center in Central Park, please call 714.374.1578.

Hoag In November

Hoag Hospital

Spine Treatment: Neck and Upper Extremity Pain
Wednesday 11/4 @ 5:30 PM

Spine Treatment: Back and Lower Extremity Pain
Wednesday 11/11 @ 5:30 PM

Treatment Options for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Wednesday 11/18 @ 5:00 PM

To access Hoag's live streamed classes, lectures and presentations, visit:



Mistakes to Avoid When Eating a Plant-Based Diet


Don’t over-process your food. Whole, minimally processed foods tend to have the most nutrition and confer the greatest health benefits. For example, choose a piece of fruit rather than fruit juice or a potato rather than potato chips.

Pattern matters
Focus on the entire dietary pattern rather than individual foods. For example, eating a few pieces of fresh fruit a day, but also eating a lot of fast food, may not benefit as much as someone who shifts their dietary pattern to include many more plants as well as fewer processed foods and foods prepared outside of the home.

Have a plan
Whole-food, plant-based diets require some advanced planning to make sure intake is adequate and to avoid nutrient deficiencies. There are loads of nutrients in plants, but if the selection is too narrow, or it does not include grains and legumes (or some animal products), it may be too low in protein and some vitamins and minerals.

Avoid the boredom trap
As is the case with any dietary program, if it is too restrictive over time, it may become less appealing. Mix it up with different recipes and dining out options. There’s even a new “fast food” option called Plant Power… wink wink.

Home Dumbbell Workout from ACE Fitness

Fresh appetizing apple and brightly colored dumbbells tied with a measuring tape. Slight reflection, white background, focus on the apple

As always, use a weight that is comfortable for you and go at your own pace.

“The Dirty Seven” Full-Body Workout (Days 1 & 5)

In 20 minutes, complete as many rounds as possible of the following movements:

  1. Dumbbell front or goblet squats (rep range of 10-20)
  2. Dumbbell lateral raise (5-20 reps per arm)
  3. Dumbbell bicep curls (10-20 reps)
  4. Lateral or forward lunges (5-20 reps per side)
  5. Dumbbell overhead press (5-20 reps)
  6. Reverse crunch or plank (10-20 reps or 30-60 sec.)
  7. Glute bridges (10-20 reps)

Rest for 30-60 seconds before repeating the round.


Full-Body Workout (Days 3 and 7)

In eight minutes, complete as many rounds as possible of the following:

  1. Dumbbell Romanian deadlifts (8-20 reps)
  2. Dumbbell front raises - together or alternating (8-20 reps)
  3. Dumbbell chest presses or push-ups (8-20 reps)

Rest for 30-60 seconds before repeating the round.

At the end of the eight minutes, rest two minutes and then complete as many rounds as possible in eight minutes of the following:

  1. Dumbbell bent over rows (8-20 reps)
  2. Dumbbell Overhead Tricep Extensions (8-20 reps per arm)
  3. Seated shoulder press (8-20 reps)

Rest for 30-60 seconds before repeating the round.