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.

Message "Information & Updates

Happy Independence Day from all of us at the HBCOA! I hope you enjoy all that our city offers to celebrate this important day. July brings thoughts of flags and patriotism, vacations, cookouts, and ice cream. July 1st is also the midway point of the year. When a new year begins, many of us set intentions and goals that we hope to accomplish. Now is a good time to review those intentions. Did you commit to learning something new, getting connected with new people, or reaching out to help others in the community? The senior center is a great place to do all those things! One of my intentions was to take dance lessons. I haven’t accomplished that one yet so you will be seeing me in a class at the senior center soon! I look forward to seeing you at the senior center this summer. Once again, I want to thank all the staff, HBCOA members, and volunteers who support the HBCOA in our work of empowering older adults in Huntington Beach to age with dignity. Have a great summer!

Your HBCOA President,

Carolyn Ross


Senior Supervision's Message

Hello everyone, Summer is here, just in time for grilling and heading out to the pool or the beach. I would like to take this time to remind everyone, to stay safe during the holiday and as temperatures rise, drink plenty of fluids and stay cool. July is Parks Make Life Better Month. Throughout the month of July, please visit the City of Huntington Beach’s parks and community centers, to see first-hand the roles they play in bringing people together, providing essential services, and fostering healthy lifestyles and community growth.

Huntington Beach’s local parks provide people of all ages and abilities opportunities to achieve healthier lifestyles, foster social cohesiveness in communities, by celebrating diversity, providing spaces to come together peacefully, and promote social equity. In July, the Senior Café program returns to serving lunch every Monday - Friday starting at 11:30 a.m. For additional information, please call the Senior Center in Central Park at (714) 536-5600. Remember our Summer Concert Series at the Senior Center in Central Park: In July, we will hold the second summer concert on our back lawn. The concert will take place Saturday, July 20, 2024, from 5:00-7:00 p.m. and will showcase the return of the country/rock band: The Silverados. Tickets are $20 per person, with a $5 discount if you are a member of the HBCOA. Friendly reminder: Grandparents’ Day will be held on Saturday August 3, 2024, from 9:00 a.m. to noon. The cost is $10 per family, and registration for the event opened in June.

Bill Sandoval – Senior Supervisor 

Welcome Bill Sandoval, Senior Supervisor


Bill began his career in local government in 1990 when he was hired as a Recreation Leader for the City of Bell Gardens. He brings with him an extensive background in budget administration, community outreach, facilities management, public policy, project management, youth, adult & senior program development, special event planning and parks programming.

In his previous assignments, he was responsible for managing the $1.25 million Families and Communities Together grant, in which he developed Social and Human Services programs. He has also collaborated with non-profits, community-based organizations, and other agencies to deliver activities and programs to previous municipalities.

Mr. Sandoval holds a Bachelor’s degree in Public Administration and a Master’s in Business Administration from the University of La Verne, as well as an Associate’s in Gerontology. His hobbies are playing guitar, jogging, and collecting vintage guitars.

Caring for our seniors is one of the greatest opportunities we have, to learn from those who have walked before us, who have given so much and made possible the life we all enjoy. These are core values Mr. Sandoval believes in, as well as recognizing; aging is not lost youth, rather a new stage of opportunity and strength.

Please welcome Mr. Sandoval who began his duties as the Senior Community and Library Services Supervisor.

Activities at the Senior Center

  • Cardkateers
  • Casual Hiking Group
  • Create Your Life Story
  • Easy Watercolor
  • Handycrafters
  • Music of The Ages
  • Quilting W/ Brandi
  • Surf City Gardner's
  • Tech Club
  • Woodcarvers
  • Young At Heart
  • Singers

The Senior Center in Central Park offers many low cost or free activities for the community to enjoy. Some classes do require advance registration while others are available on a drop in basis. For more information check with the front desk at 714-536-5600 or pick up a social activities flyer or class flyer in the lobby of the senior center.

Is there a class or activity that you would like to see at the Senior Center in Central Park??? Please let the center know and leave a message with the front desk for the recreation programming department.

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 Summer 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.