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
Of course, I wouldn’t let April go by in my Presidency without celebrating Earth Month! I am sure many of you have heard of the 3 R’s of Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle, but did you know that there are so many more R’s that can help our planet? How about Refuse,
- Repair, Repurpose, and Rot?
- Refuse: avoid buying wasteful or non-recyclable products.
- Repair: fix stuff before tossing it and buying new.
- Repurpose: give an old item a new life also known as upcycling.
- Rot: turn your kitchen scraps and yard trimmings into healthy soil by composting.
Some of these ideas not only save our planet’s resources but your hard-earned money too. So after you have enjoyed reading your Outlook, you can share it with a friend, do some origami or place it in your blue cart for recycling.
In other news, HBCOA is also excited to announce the 29th annual ON COURSE golf tournament taking place on June 25, 2021 at Meadowlark Golf Course. More details on registering, to be a sponsor or golfer can be found at www.hbcoa.org/golf. Thank you for your support of this event and to help raise funds to provide valuable programs at the senior center.
Also, for the most up-to-date information on qualifying, registering, and receiving the COVID-19 vaccine, we recommend checking www.HBReady.com.
Happy Earth Day,
Senior Center Message
Happy spring! As the world around us begins to brighten and bloom and we move into the spring season, we too, are excited to re-bloom and begin the process of re-opening the senior center once again on a limited basis. The Red Tier will bring us more freedom to open the fitness center at a reduced capacity (by appointment only) as well as bring inside several classes to utilize our largest room. We are excited for this next chapter!
For the spring class session, we have great online classes to choose from including: exercise classes, technology classes, and even a course on the history of Huntington Beach! If you are not feeling quite ready to come inside just yet, these are great opportunities to get moving and connect with others.
We also have a great selection of classes for in person, whether it be outdoors or inside our largest room, depending on our county’s tier. The classes offered may be different than what is printed in the SANDS catalog so please visit page 19 in this Outlook for the most current offerings. Virtual classes are open now and in person classes are open for registration 14 days before they start. We remain closed for in person registration but you may register at HBSANDS.org. If you don’t have internet access please give us a call and we can assist you.
The front desk is open by phone for assistance Monday – Friday from 8am to 4pm. If you have any questions please give us a call. We all look forward to seeing you soon!
The County of Orange has been moved back into the State’s red tier category. The Hoag Health and Wellness Pavilion will open to members beginning March 22 by appointment. Check www.hbsands.org for class schedules and registration. Indoor classes will begin March 22 and will be limited to 10% room capacity, classes will take place in the Parkview Room. Larger classes will continue to take place on the Center’s patio. Social Services including transportation, home delivered meals, and care management are being provided. Meals on Wheels Orange County along with senior center staff distribute frozen meals on Tuesday from 11am – noon. Please check www.hbcoa.org for updates. 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