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
What a great summer this has been! The month of August is my favorite month because we have so many family birthdays and great weather to celebrate. A few unique Day of Celebrations this month include Friendship Day, International Cat Day, National Dog Day, Left Handers Day, and Watermelon Day. Most notably, August marks the day that the 19th amendment was ratified giving women the right to vote with last year marking the 100th year anniversary. So many other celebrations happen this month so Happy Day Of to your favorite one!
Events are back and the Senior Center in Central Park will be hosting an outdoor summer concert on the centers back lawn on August 14th. The Huntington Beach Council on Aging will be in attendance along with several sponsors ready to welcome you back to the center and enjoy a fantastic evening of music, food, and fun together. Stop by our booth to say hello. If you haven’t renewed your membership, it is a great time to make a donation to support the great programming and services our senior center provides. For more information, check out our website or follow us on Facebook (Huntington Beach Council on Aging)
Have a great August!,
Senior Center Message
I am happy to see that our wonderful Senior Center in Central Park is coming back to life! Joy is the word that comes to mind, the sheer joy of seeing our friends working out in the fitness center or our wonderful volunteers working at the concierge desk. Travel is back! The Travel and Resource Room is up and running – with volunteers ready to book trips (which are selling out fast) or renew HBCOA memberships.
In August, we will welcome back our friends to the game room for Table Tennis, Mah Jong, Chess, and other activities. We continue to work closely with Meals on Wheels Orange County to bring back the traditional congregate lunch program; we are currently distributing frozen lunches on Tuesday mornings. Movies will come back in the fall.
Our first live concert in two years is happening Saturday, August 14! Come, celebrate and enjoy the sounds of Hollywood Blond and the Top 40. It is certainly time
to dance! The Senior Center in Central
Park is five years old, and getting stronger
Have a great summer and see you soon!
As of Tuesday, June 15th, Orange County has moved beyond the tier system. With Covid-19 rates continuing to decline and with vaccination rates on the rise, the State is now lifting most Covid-19 restrictions, allowing the Senior Center to work towards re-opening its operations. Summer classes are now in session at the Senior Center. Classes held in-person are available for registration 14 days in advance and online classes are available for registration currently. You can register online at HBSANDS.orgor in person at the Senior Center. The Wellness Pavilion is currently open from 9am to 4pm, no reservations. Checkwww.hbsands.org for class schedules and registration. Social Services including transporation, home delivered meals, and care management are being provided. Meals on Wheels Orange County distributes frozen meals from 11am – noon. For more information contact the Senior Center, 714-536-5600.
COVID19 Vaccine Updates
At the time this issue went to print COVID19 vaccines are being offered through limited locations in conjunction with the OC Health Care Agency.
- The Othena platform offers vaccinations at the POD sites at Disneyland and SOKA university. You can register at www.othena.com
- Memorial Care patients can sign-up through their online portal. Info at www.memorialcare.org/coronavirus/covid-vaccine
- UCI medical center patients can sign-up through their MyChart account. More info is available at www.ucihealth.org/covid-19
- Providence patients can sign-up with their affiliated hospital. More info at https://coronavirus.providence.org/
- Kaiser patients can sign-up though their patient account at https://healthy.kaiserpermanente.org/southern-california/sign-on#/signon
- CVS pharmacies are offering vaccines for limited groups. Register online at https://www.cvs.com/immunizations/covid-19-vaccine