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

Monthly Events


Social, Community and Holiday Events for 2020

Huntington Beach Council on Aging offers 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.


The County of Orange has been moved back into the State’s purple tier category. The Hoag Health and Wellness Pavilion is now closed to the public. Outdoor classes will continue to meet at the Center. Zumba, Line Dancing, and Tai Chi are taking place on the Center’s patio. Social Services including transportation, home delivered meals, care management are being provided. Meals on Wheels Orange County along with senior center staff distribute frozen meals on Tuesday from 11am – noon. Please check the Outlook for updates.

Social Services will continue to stay operating (transportation, home delivered meals, care management & a pick-up lunch option for congregate lunch participants).

If you are a docent, concierge, recreation desk or fitness center volunteer – you get a break and are not to report in for volunteering.

We will keep you posted with updates. Thank you for your volunteer service.

2020 Events

The Wellness Pavilion Re-Opens (Reserve a Workout Time)

Starting in early October, the Senior Center began a slow re-opening of the Wellness Pavilion. All gym memberships were extended for 8 months, and all current members may now reserve a time to use the gym.

Currently the timeslots are set at one hour, with times generally at 9am, 10:30am, 12pm, 1:30pm, and 3pm. Some days will vary depending on other Senior Center activities like food distribution and special events.

The best way to reserve a workout time is to visit HBSANDS.org and search the activity code 451500. This will show a list of timeslots followed by a calendar showing availability. You will then login to your account, add the timeslot to your “cart”, and then “checkout”...much like purchasing any online item.

Key Points

  • If you are a current gym member, you automatically have a login username and password. Please do not create a new household.
  • If you need to reset your username and password, this can be done right on the HBSANDS website.
  • You can also call the Wellness desk and we can provide you with your username and reset your password.
  • Only members with an active Wellness Pavilion membership will be allowed to reserve a timeslot.

We are excited to see you and welcome you back! As we navigate this next step we will greatly appreciate your cooperation, patience, and understanding.

Food Distribution Notice Effective Immediately

Due to low food availability our 2nd Friday Food Distribution each month may be cancelled. Please call the Senior Center front desk at 714-536-5600 to verify the availability for pick-up each month.

Save the Date "SPOOKTACULAR" Halloween Virtual 5K Race"

To promote health and exercise during this unique time, we are encouraging you to participate in our Halloween Virtual 5K Race.

Register online at www.HBSands.org, Class#451535-5A, no later than October 12th. The fee is $25. Packet pick-up is October 28th from 1pm-4pm. All entrants will receive an event shirt and a finishers medal. One lucky winner, chosen at random, will receive a Fit Bit. Do the race on October 31st or any day during the week of Halloween. Map out your 5K route or keep an eye on your tracker and note when you hit the 5K distance.

After completing the race, email to clara.barton@surfcity-hb.org:

  • Your Name
  • Your Race Time/Score
  • A fun photograph (if you like)

The photograph can be a view of your route, your watch time, or a selfie of you at the end of the 5K. For more information, contact the Senior Center Front Desk at (714) 536-5600.


Hoag in November

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:


Senior Center In A Box Activity Kit #9

The weather is crisp outside, the leaves are changing more every day, and the nights are getting longer. There is no doubt that fall is here. With the change in season it is also finally cooling off in HB and what better way to keep warm this season than with a cozy comfy scarf, hat, or blanket. The next exciting installment of the senior center in a box program is a “Yarn craft and knitting” kit. The kit will provide all the supplies you need to make any number of yarn projects.

Knit and yarn crafts are a great way to spend a chilly Autumn day or evening cozy in the house. They also make great accent pieces to any wardrobe. Who doesn't love getting a hand made item from a friend or family member. Each kit will contain a skein of cozy yarn, a set of knitting needles, a step-by-step how to booklet, a holiday treat as well as an array of patterns for all levels and skill sets.

The kits will be available on Thursday, November 5th from 10am- 12pm in front of the senior center in a drive by no contact fashion. If you are unable to drive-thru at that time, please contact the front desk and make arrangements to pick-up a kit at an alternative date and time. A suggested donation of $5 per kit is appreciated to help support the program and continue with fun and interactive activities at home. Donations are not required, but are greatly appreciated. Staff will be outside handing out the kits waving and happy to see all of you.

Senior Center In A Box Activity Kit #10

The holiday cooking season is upon us. It’s a special time of year where you make all your special treats, cherished family recipes, and cranberry has its season to shine on the dinner table in whatever form you choose to enjoy it. To have a little fun with this unique and different holiday season, the Senior Center In A Box Kit #10 will be a “Recipe and Cooking” Kit.

Many people out of necessity have gone back to cooking and baking while under quarantine this year. This fun and exciting kit may just be the thing to complete your culinary creations this Thanksgiving. Each kit will include a one of a kind senior center collectors edition cooking apron, supplies to make a recipe box, a book of recipes collected from your fellow Senior Center in Central Park participants and the Senior Services staff, and a special holiday treat.

The kits will be available on Thursday, November 19th from 10am-12pm in front of the senior center in a no contact drive thru fashion. If you are unable to drive-thru and pick up your kit at the listed time, please contact the front desk and make arrangements to pick-up a kit at an alternative date and time.

A suggested donation of $5 per kit is appreciated to help support the program and continue with fun and interactive activities at home. Donations are not required, but are greatly appreciated. Staff will be outside handing out the kits waving and happy to see all of you.

2020 Single-Day & Multi-Day "TOURS"

Special Travel, Trips and Tours

We had to cancel the remainder of our 2020 HBCOA day trips and the 2021 Rose Parade due to the unprecedented COVID-19 global pandemic.

While we cannot predict when our day tours will resume, we will not resume the HBCOA travel program until it is safe to do so according to guidelines set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and local public health experts.

Thank you for your understanding, patience, and trust as we continue to face this challenging situation.

Stay safe and be well.

Thanks for your ongoing support of the travel program.