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

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HBCOA What's New

HBCOA at the forefront of aging issues

Officially recognized by the City Council of Huntington Beach as representing its local senior citizens, the HBCOA was awarded non-profit status in 1973 and has always been at the forefront of aging issues. During the design stage of the new Senior Center in Central Park, the City Council directed the HBCOA to provide input related to the overall design of the new center.

President's Message "Information & Updates

“Don’t discount me!” While older adults may benefit from getting reduced prices at restaurants and other places, no one wants to be discounted for being a senior in our community! Part of HBCOA’s mission is to protect and enhance the dignity of those who have the privilege of growing older in Huntington Beach.

Ageism is one of the topics our new board identified as something we’re passionate about and want to develop programming around this year. We also want to address issues like: bridging isolation as people grow older, educating folks on the great resources we have at the Senior Center, improving technical device proficiency, and continuing to deepen our commitment to address housing and food insecurity for seniors. By being a member of the HBCOA, you are supporting our work and can find ways to provide your active support as these initiatives roll out!

As 2023 continues to unfold, we are also finding new ways to say, “Thank you!” to all of you who financially support HBCOA with your generous gifts. Don’t be surprised if you get a phone call or card from one of our board members letting you know how grateful we are for your support! We love to see new leaves being added to the Evergreen Tree that you walk by on your way to the Parkview Room.

Finally, be on the lookout for some of the new opportunities we’ll be offering in partnership with our public safety partners. We can each develop more skills that promote the health of our neighbors, the security of our homes, and the wellbeing of our community.

Your HBCOA President,

James Pike

Senior Center Message

Greetings!

As we settle into the year, it is wonderful to look forward to all that is possible! Please look at the President’s Message on Page 2.

The HBCOA is creating some new excitement in exploring large issues like ageism and social isolation. The Senior Central in Central Park begins a year of activities with the February dance, and continues with other great fun with walks in Central Park (Rise and Walk) summer concerts, luncheons, and the Active Living Expo. Concerts and dances are starting to sell out at a surprising rate – thank you to everyone for their patience as we attempt to make tickets available in an equitable manner.

After many years of programming and presenting movies and films, this ‘Movie Man” is stepping back. That job will now be performed by staff members with a new format of every other Wednesday. The lineup will continue to include recently released films as well as a few classics. Many thanks to the HBCOA for sponsoring this program.

February is Heart month. Use this month to look at your lifestyle, eating choices, and fitness. If you are not a member of our fitness center, it is time to join. Those New Year resolutions you made have probably gone by the wayside now, but February is the month to get serious and make those changes. Get to the fitness center, enroll in a movement class, walk with the Wednesday Walkers – now is the time!

Enjoy!

Randy Pesqueira,

Director

IMPORTANT UPDATE

You can register for classes at the Senior Center online at hbsands.org or in person at the Senior Center. Check www.hbsands.org for class schedules and registration. The Hoag Health and Wellness Pavilion is currently open from 8am – 7pm, Mon – Thurs, 8am – 5pm, Friday and 8am – 12pm on Saturday. Masks are encouraged for all visitors and participants. Social Services including transportation, home delivered meals, and care management are available. Hot lunch at the Senior Center is currently Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 11:30am. For more information contact the Senior Center, 714-536-5600.