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 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.

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April 21 - 27 is National Volunteer Week! This is a time to honor those who freely share their time, talents, and wisdom with others to make our community stronger. The support of volunteers makes the Senior Center in Central Park a vibrant and welcoming place for everyone. This week is not just about acknowledging the work done, it is an opportunity to celebrate the spirit of giving, compassion, and community that our volunteers express every single day. We could not do what we do to support the senior center without many dedicated volunteers. Thank you!

If you have been looking for opportunities to become more involved in the community, I encourage you to consider volunteering at the senior center. When you volunteer, you not only enrich the lives of others, you enrich your own!

Volunteering improves our physical and mental health. It enables us to be more active in our community and helps us to develop new relationships. It allows us to share our skills and develop new ones. For more information on volunteering, turn to page 11 or visit https://hbcoa.org/volunteering/.

Once again, thank you to all of you who support the senior center as volunteers. Thank you for your dedication, your compassion, and your unwavering support.

Your generosity not only enriches the lives of older adults but also strengthens our entire community. Thank you also to all of you who have joined the HBCOA as members. We could not do what we do to support the senior center without you!

I hope to see you soon at the senior center!

 

Your HBCOA President,

Carolyn Ross

Senior Center Message

It’s Volunteer Appreciation Month!

Here at the Senior Center we have nearly 400 people to thank for their volunteerism each year. As staff, we get a lot done, but we couldn’t accomplish it all without the generosity of both time and skills donated by people who come here to serve the community in so many ways. People volunteer for a variety of reasons. Some find it a great way to stay connected to the community, some just need a good reason to get up in the morning. Others are compelled to help in anyway they can, while some like to share their skills, passion, or talents. No matter what, every volunteer makes a difference here!

If you are looking for a new activity, want to incorporate a fitness routine into your week, or benefit from gathering information on a topic of interest, be sure to check the Outlook calendar for drop in and low-cost activities and the HBsands.org site which features contract classes and lectures on various topics. There’s always something happening here! The Senior Center in Central Park team strives to optimize the aging experience in HB. I feel we are partners with our community to serve our community.

One last THANK YOU to all of our Senior Center volunteers and to staff members Caryn and Kathy for all of their excellent coordination!

 

Michelle Yerke,

Senior Supervisor, Interim

Welcome Bill Sandoval, Senior Supervisor

Bill began his career in local government in 1990 when he was hired as a Recreation Leader for the City of Bell Gardens. He brings with him an extensive background in budget administration, community outreach, facilities management, public policy, project management, youth, adult & senior program development, special event planning and parks programming.

In his previous assignments, he was responsible for managing the $1.25 million Families and Communities Together grant, in which he developed Social and Human Services programs. He has also collaborated with non-profits, community-based organizations, and other agencies to deliver activities and programs to previous municipalities.

Mr. Sandoval holds a Bachelor’s degree in Public Administration and a Master’s in Business Administration from the University of La Verne, as well as an Associate’s in Gerontology. His hobbies are playing guitar, jogging, and collecting vintage guitars.

Caring for our seniors is one of the greatest opportunities we have, to learn from those who have walked before us, who have given so much and made possible the life we all enjoy. These are core values Mr. Sandoval believes in, as well as recognizing; aging is not lost youth, rather a new stage of opportunity and strength.

Please welcome Mr. Sandoval who began his duties as the Senior Community and Library Services Supervisor.

Activities at the Senior Center

  • Cardkateers
  • Casual Hiking Group
  • Create Your Life Story
  • Easy Watercolor
  • Handycrafters
  • Music of The Ages
  • Quilting W/ Brandi
  • Surf City Gardner's
  • Tech Club
  • Woodcarvers
  • Young At Heart
  • Singers

The Senior Center in Central Park offers many low cost or free activities for the community to enjoy. Some classes do require advance registration while others are available on a drop in basis. For more information check with the front desk at 714-536-5600 or pick up a social activities flyer or class flyer in the lobby of the senior center.

Is there a class or activity that you would like to see at the Senior Center in Central Park??? Please let the center know and leave a message with the front desk for the recreation programming department.

February 2, 2023 General HBCOA Board meeting at which Fire Chief Scott Haberle and Police Chief Eric Para gave presentations to the Board of Directors. The meeting took place at the Senior Center.

IMPORTANT UPDATE

The Fall SANDS

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. 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.