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.

President's Message


I hope you were able to experience the July 4th neighborhood parade. I’m impressed by the creativity and flexibility of the hard working volunteers, City Council, and city staff who made it all possible to keep the tradition alive in a safe and festive way this year.

It’s hard to believe we’re already in August and still facing the COVID-19 pandemic. I know this is a challenging time for all, but I encourage you to stay healthy by following the health orders in place while staying engaged with your loved ones, your friends, your neighbors and your dedicated team at the Senior Center in Central Park. The wonderful staff have resources to help our Huntington Beach seniors remain active and enriched during these unusual times.

We are excited to share that there was an overwhelming positive response to the summer recreation boxes last month and that they will continue on this month with two new unique boxes. Check page nine of the newsletter for details on the next two installments. I hope you enjoy these activities and have a safe and happy summer.

On behalf of the Board of Directors for

HBCOA, have a great month!

Beth Hambelton

President, HBCOA

Senior Center Message

Greetings Friends –

I hope that all is well and that you are able to enjoy the wonderful August sunshine and the fresh air outside during this beautiful month. We, at the senior center, are missing you very much! Until the day that the senior center can again open, I would like you to know that we are busily working on outside the box ideas to engage socially, mentally, and physically during this time. We have been working with several instructors to offer classes via Zoom as well as exploring socially distanced special events to be together - yet still be apart. In addition, we have developed a bi-weekly, themed, “Senior Center In A Box” pick-up filled with different goodies that one can do at home.

To keep you up to date on the latest information, please continue to read the Outlook. Each month we will have different challenges to engage in, new activities to learn about, and current information about the center. In addition, please follow us on Facebook. Give the Senior Center in Central Park a “Like” as we share information regarding health and wellness, updates about what is going on at the center, and upcoming information.

As far as programming goes, the most current SANDS information will be posted on the city website, huntingtonbeachca.gov/seniorcenterincentralpark. Please check in regularly.

If you have any questions at all, please give us a call between 8am and 4pm, Monday – Friday at 714-536-5600. We are more than happy to hear your voice, provide needed resources, and update you on the current status of the center.

Kristin Martinez, Recreation Supervisor