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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.
Happy New Year!
On behalf of the HBCOA Board of Directors, I wish to extend our sincere gratitude to the wonderful volunteers and donors, Senior Center staff and each of you for continuing to help HBCOA fulfill its mission to “create awareness of the evolving needs of Huntington Beach seniors and respond with resources for innovative services and programs.”
The generous support provided by Hoag, MemorialCare Orange Coast Medical Center and the Assistance League DreamCatchers helps the HBCOA to fulfill this mission by partnering with the senior center Social Services program and providing resources that enable the Care Management team to facilitate independent living and developing a plan for those facing late-life transitions.
It’s never too late to join the HBCOA and make donations to help with the many programs and social services we support. Donating and joining online at www.hbcoa.org is quick and easy. Or simply bring the membership application and your donation to the Travel Resource office in the Senior Center in Central Park. While you’re there, be sure to check out the trips we have scheduled (HBCOA members get a discount).
Here’s to 2020 and a year filled with unexpected blessings!
Senior Center Message
Cheers to a New Year! I hope that your holiday season was filled with love, laughter, family and good friends. We had a blast here in December! We celebrated the holidays with the 3rd annual Huntington Beach Council on Aging Seashells and Jingle Bells dinner and dance. We had a great time but could not have done it without support from our sponsors, MemorialCare Orange Coast Medical Center, Memorial Care Medical Group, Oakmont Senior Living, and Hoag Hospital. It takes a village to make it happen and we appreciate it!
With the New Year comes tax season! Oh boy! AARP will be offering tax assistance again this year starting Wednesday, February 5th and continuing until April 15th. You can sign-up for an appointment beginning on Thursday, January 2nd at the front desk. Thank you to the wonderful volunteers that provide this service.
We are looking forward to a wonderful 2020. We have many exciting classes, events, lectures, screenings and more planned for you. We have welcomed a new Computers Instructor, Patrice Rutledge, who will be teaching a wide variety of computer classes this year and Carole Morris who will be teaching a retirement prep class called Downshifting: Getting the most out of the Freedom of Retirement. If you are considering retiring or are already retired and working on “what’s next”, then this class is for you!
Lastly, since it’s the time of year to work on those New Year’s resolutions I’d like to share my own personal resolution for this year. It is all about kindness. I am a big believer of being kind already but I am challenging others and myself to be mindful in your interactions and show kindness whenever possible. I have many great kindness mentors around the Senior Center. In fact, I see it every day. We have such a strong community filled with wonderful, caring, kind people. Let’s make 2020 a year to remember! Be kind…pass it on!
Happy New Year!