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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.
IMPORTANT NOTICE! The Senior Center is closed to the public until further notice – fitness center and all classes at this time are all closed or cancelled at this time. All trips are also closed until further notice. We will update once more information is available.
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.
Virtual Senior Center
While the doors to the senior center remain closed, there is still programming and community building opportunities available to you. Connect with the Senior Center in Central Park virtually through their Facebook page and enjoy.
• Monday Meditation
Every Monday, there will be a wellness video added to the Facebook page that highlights meditation and relaxation techniques to follow along with.
• Wednesday Weekly Updates
Check in every Wednesday for new updates and information about what is going on at the senior center and community services department.
• Thursday Yoga For All
Every week a fun yoga video will be posted for you to follow along with.
Socially Distant " Drive in Concert"
Senior Center in Central Park Friday, September 25th, 2020
After nearly 6 months of no social events, the Senior Center in Central Park and the Huntington Beach Council On Aging are very excited to announce a socially distanced concert in the “Park”ing lot of the Senior Center on Friday, September 25th. Come and enjoy an afternoon or evening of live entertainment with family and friends while you kick back and listen to the musical stylings of “The Mike Fleetwood Band”. There will be two show times to choose from, a matinee (3PM) and sunset performance (6PM) to safely accommodate the most participants. Parking will begin 1 hour before each show and will be first come first parked in a staggered fashion in the center’s lot. Tickets are $25 per carload and will include a refreshment pack with treats for each car when they enter. You will be emailed a parking pass before the performance to be placed on your window for expedited no-contact check-in at the parking lot. You will then be guided into an assigned space with social distancing provided between vehicles. No vehicles will be admitted after the first 30 minutes of the show to prevent disturbing other concert attendees experience. You are welcome to bring dinner with you and enjoy it in or next to your vehicle while you watch the concert. Trash receptacles will be available at the exit.
- Featuring The "Mike Fleetwood Band"
- Purchase your ticket online @ hbsands.org
- #411229-5A @ 3:00-4:30pm
#411229-5B @ 6:00-7:30pm
- Includes refreshment pack with treats upon entry.
- For questions call 714-536-5600.
Download pdf flyer "click here"
Senir Center In A Box Activity Kit #7 Mystery Book
Who doesn't love a good book to enjoy during the cool and crisp Fall. There is nothing better than sitting down with a hot beverage and diving into a story on a crisp afternoon. This time the Senior Center staff have put a unique and mysterious twist on this favorite activity, it is Halloween after all, time for tricks and treats.
The 7th series of the “Senior Center In A Box” is a Mystery Book bag and it will be available on Thursday, October 1st from 10am-12pm. It will include
- A surprise book all wrapped up waiting for you to discover (all books will be adult level reading ranging from mystery, crime, historical, fiction, non fiction, biography, humor, etc….)
- A commemorative limited special edition coffee mug.
- A designed bookmark.
- A canvas book bag.
- A selection of holiday drinks to enjoy along with your book and mug.
If you are unable to drive-thru at the listed time, please contact the front desk and make arrangements to pick-up a bag 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.
Hoag Flu Shot Clinic
Provided by Hoag Community Benefit-Faith Community Nurses
At Huntington Beach Senior Center in Central Park Friday, October 2 (9am to 12pm)
Appointments required. Call 714.536.5600 or visit HBSands.org to schedule. Reference class #451537.
- Arrive 10 minutes before your scheduled appointment time
- Short-sleeve shirt recommended
- Safety protocols will be followed:
On-Course Golf Tournament
Due to Covid-19 the Huntington Beach Council on Aging has moved the date of our annual "On Course" Golf Tournament to October 2, 2020. The location time, activities and dinner/auction will be still be the same. Meadowlark Golf Course, shotgun starts at 12:00 noon, lunch and dinner provided. CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS!
Commodities Food Distribution
Friday, October 9th, 1:00-3:00 p.m. (While Supplies Last)
FREE Food commodities are available to all low income Huntington Beach residents on the second Friday of each month at the Senior Center in Central Park. Please bring proof of residency and self certify your income.
**No age requirement to receive food.
Hoag in October
The Effects of Stress on Memory
October 12th at 6:00pm
The Early Stages of Dementia
October 19th at 4:30pm
Latest Treatment Options for Rotator Cuff Injuries
October 22rd at 5:00pm
To access Hoag's live streamed classes, lectures and presentations, visit:
Senior Center In A Box Activity Kit #8 Paper Flowers & Paper Craft
With all the Fall holidays approaching it is nice to have a lovely display of flowers or a nice centerpiece to brighten your table or a room. With traditional flowers and arrangements, they only last so long, even with the most tender of care and attention.
An easy solution to brighten your room all throughout the holiday season thus is a paper craft flower arrangement that will last for many years to come. You can create flowers in all kinds of styles. They are also a lovely gift to share with company, with friends and family at your gatherings, or as a way to let somebody know you are thinking of them and to brighten their day during this challenging time.
The 8th series of the “Senior Center In A Box” activity kit will be available on Thursday, October 15th from 10am-12pm and will be a paper craft and origami kit.
Each kit will contain
- Sheets of decorative and colorful paper.
- A step-by-step picture book on how to complete different flowers and projects.
- Craft supplies to complete a simple flower arrangement or related project.
- A vase to display you beautiful creation.
Don’t let the name scare you off, it is much easier than you imagine. Have some fun and let your creative mind out this holiday season as you make a timeless treasure arrangement. These items also can be reused for holiday decorations such as wreaths or tree ornaments all throughout the year. Make it once and enjoy it all year long.
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.
Drive-Through Resoure Fair at Senior Center in Central Park
Friday, October 16th, 1 to 4pm
Fall has traditionally been the time for local resource fairs. A time to collect information about services and agencies that provide health and wellness services, as well as receive information about any new changes that may be coming for Medicare and supplemental health plans. Due to the unique nature of 2020 and social distancing requirements, many of these informative events are not able to take place this year. However you may still have questions or want to get up-to-date on the new trends in health and wellness services. To accommodate the needs of social distancing as well as provide continuing service and access to health and wellness related needs the Senior Center in Central Park in partnership with the Huntington Beach Council On Aging is hosting a Drive-Thru Resource Fair with a variety of vendors including health care services, local non-profit partners, and advocacy groups.
For this event you will remain safely in your vehicle as you drive past the vendor display booths and collect information or ask questions from the vendors. All handouts will be prepared in packets and will be handed out in a safe and socially distanced fashion. We ask that you do wear a mask while interacting with the vendors who will also be masked. Cars will follow the outlined driving route though the parking lot. All vendors will remain for the duration of the event so you can drive by any time during the Resource Fair, no need to rush in early and wait in long lines. For more information please call the Senior Center front desk at 714-536-5600.
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 email@example.com:
- 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.
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.