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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.
May is Older Americans Month and the HBCOA Board invites you to celebrate and honor the older adults who enrich our communities and lives. This year’s theme, Engage at Every Age, emphasizes that you are never too old (or young) to take part in activities that can enrich your physical, mental, and emotional well being. More than ever before, older Americans are staying active, trying new things, and engaging in their communities. They’re taking charge, striving for wellness, and focusing on independence and the HBCOA has their back.
Speaking of staying active, we are getting closer to the June 22, HBCOA On Course Golf Tournament fundraiser. This is a fun day at Meadowlark Golf Course with a BBQ lunch, scramble format golf suitable for all skill levels and ages, a buffet dinner and awards banquet, silent auction items, and more. Support HBCOA and the community’s seniors by signing up today as a player or a sponsor. To sign-up or to find out more about what we do, visit our website at www.hbcoa.org. This event will sell out and we do not want you to miss the fun!
Enjoy this month’s HBCOA Outlook newsletter. Whatever your interests, there is something here to help you stay healthy, independent, and engaged. Let’s get out and get active!
Thanks to the forward thinking Huntington Beach Council on Aging, three staff members were able to attend the annual National Aging in America conference in San Francisco. This wonderful event gathers over 3,000 professionals and students in the field of aging for 4 days to attend workshops, summits, poster sessions and networking opportunities. Topics were wide ranging; including Public Policy, Aging in Community, Health -Wellness and Care Transitions, the choices were endless.
The Senior Center in Central Park is certainly in step with the rest of the nation. Classes that promote Lifelong Learning, a fitness center that promotes Active Aging and a philosophy that encourages Aging in Community – these are the hallmarks of a modern day suburban senior center. The center leads the way in Orange County in many ways, and we are encouraged by the hundreds of people coming into the Center daily, exploring new ways to age!
Randy Pesqueira, Director
SeniorServ Supervisor's Message
Greetings and hello from the senior café. Spring is proving to be busy in the café and May is no exception. There will be a special Cinco De Mayo celebration on Friday May 4th with a tasty menu of beef tamales as well as live entertainment by Trini and the Yesterday Band. There will be a special Mother’s Day luncheon on Friday May 11th with a special coffee bar and treats before lunch, hosted by the HBCOA. The café will be closed on Mon day May 28th in recognition of Memorial Day . There will be a post Memorial Day celebration on Tuesday May 29th with a hot dog menu and all the fixings. There are plenty of classic favorites on the menu this month as well as some new and tantalizing options. Make sure to stop in and try them. Enjoy Spring and I hope to see you in the café.
SeniorServ Site Supervisor