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.
President's Message "Information & Updates
Senior Center staff were recently at a national conference where cutting edge programming was being described and dreamed about—they were happy to realize a lot of it is already being done here in Huntington Beach! We are so grateful for the incredible staff, services and programming we have here for older adults in our city.
As we look at the next couple of months, we have some great events coming up that we hope you’ll support! The first is our inaugural lecture on Ageism, featuring Dr. Paul Nash from the University of Southern California (USC). Dr. Nash is an internationally recognized expert on this issue and is an incredibly engaging presenter. We hope you can join us June 14 in the early evening for his presentation. Educating ourselves is a powerful way to dismantle prejudice, especially when ageism isn’t a topic that is regularly discussed in our culture.
The second event is the annual HBCOA Golf Tournament, held on June 23 at Meadowlark. This is our premiere fundraiser, allowing us to support important programs for seniors at the Senior Center and in the community. We hope that you will participate in some way, either by golfing or donating wine or prizes. The more we generate from this event the more we are able to return to our community!
Thank you for your partnership in all things—we have much to be grateful for!
Your HBCOA President,
You can view James Pike's video message on the Gallery page.
Senior Center Message
The Senior Center in Central Park is certainly buzzing this spring! Many of our participants are coming back into the Center, as witnessed by our parking lot filling up almost to capacity on Movie Wednesdays. Recent movie selections are quite popular, so get here early to enjoy the show!
We honored our volunteers with a great luncheon in April – good food, good music, and great entertainment. Special Kudos to our Volunteer Coordinator Caryn Kawamoto and her trusty sidekick, Kathy Pace for creating a lovely afternoon. Coming up May 13 is the HBCOA spring dance, All that Glitters – A Gatsby Ball. We expect you to shine!
The HBCOA needs your support! If you, or anyone you know likes to golf, please have them sign-up for the HBCOA golf tournament on June 23. It is a fun morning of golf for a wonderful cause. Proceeds from the tournament go directly to support our social services programs. It is a great way to give back to your community and have fun in the process.
Lastly, the HBCOA along with the City will present a very engaging discussion on Ageism. Paul Nash, PhD, is a professor of gerontology at USC, with an expertise on Ageism. Further information to follow in the next issue of the Outlook. Things are warming up – so get out and enjoy the world allaround this month!
Director Senior Center in Central Park
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.
The Spring 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.