HBCOA 714.374.1524 • SENIOR CENTER IN CENTRAL PARK 714.536.5600 • HOAG HEALTH & WELLNESS PAVILION 714.374.1578 • TRANSPORTATION 714.374.1742
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.
It is with deep gratitude that we thank Ed Pinchiff for his faithful service as President of the HBCOA Board of Directors. I have big shoes to fill, but thankfully Ed remains an active board member and an excellent resource to the HBCOA. Your support and enthusiasm for the work the HBCOA Board is doing encourages and reinvigorates us.
Did you know February is not only the “month of love,” but it’s also Heart Health Month? We encourage you and those you cherish to get your regular health check-ups, stay active and engaged with others, and choose nutritious foods. The Senior Center In Central Park is a wonderful resource to help you keep your heart healthy. Be sure to check the class listings and special events for ways to enrich your overall well-being.
Finally, it is my honor to have been elected to serve as President of the HBCOA board this year. Together, we will continue working to support resources and events that support and enrich the lives of seniors in Huntington Beach.
With a heart for seniors,
Love is in the air, it’s February! Thankfully, over the centuries, we’ve evolved past the darker ancient Roman rituals of Lupercalia. Many of us prefer to celebrate in a more romantic, Chaucer or Shakespeare-inspired way with paper cards full of lovely sentiments and decadent chocolate. Others opt to spend time with friends or family, letting them know how special they are. With increasing popularity, some choose to take a day of self-care and pampering. Whatever you decide to do, I hope you all feel loved for the wonderful humans you are and engage in spreading the feeling.
Here at the Senior Center in Central Park the opportunities to love and enjoy each day are abundantly clear. There are so many ways to participate in recreation, education, socialization and much more. Sometimes there just isn’t time to fit everything in! For those just becoming acquainted to the Center, I like to recommend dropping in on some of the free/ no-registration required classes or activities (list available at the Concierge desk).
For those who are unaware of our Social Services, the staff and volunteers focus on honoring and serving those in the community who have unmet needs. About half of our clients receive home delivered meals and over 80% have a low-income. Care Management aims to support aging-in-community through assisting with nutrition, mobility, home safety and socialization needs. Services also include access to support groups, mobility equipment lending, professional services, and information & referral to community wide services (more info on page 11). The Care Management team receives tremendous support from various community groups, without which we couldn’t provide such extensive services. Main supporters are the HBCOA, Orange Coast Memorial, and Assistance League DreamCatchers.
We appreciate them and LOVE our community!
Care Management Supervisor
SeniorServ Manager's Message
The café is open 9 a.m.-noon and lunch is served at 11:15 a.m. Check-in is requested no later than 11:15am. Lunch is open to anyone 60 or older with a suggested donation of $3; everyone is welcome, even if a donation is not possible. Guests under 60 can enjoy lunch for a fee of $5.
Celebrate Valentine's Day with us on February 14. The HBCOA is sponsoring lunch with entertainment at 10:30 a.m. There will be a special menu of stuffed cabbage, mashed potatoes, veggies and red velvet cake. Tickets are available in the café from 9 a.m.-11 a.m. Special entertainment for February includes: The Jammers band on the 4th and 25th at 9:30 a.m., Hoku Ukulel on the 12th at 10:30 a.m., pianist John Cosgriff on the 13th at 10 a.m., and DJ Max Karaoke on the 27th at 10 a.m. There will be birthday cupcakes with lunch on the 22nd. Thank you to our sponsors SeacCliff Home Care, SCAN Health Plan, Linda Mason/AGA Medicare Options and CareMore Health.
Tickets for St. Patrick’s Day Lunch will be available starting February 25 in the café 9 a.m.-11 a.m.
See you in the Café!
HB SeniroServ Site Manager