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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.

President's Message "Information & Updates

Goodbye Winter and Hello Spring!

We have much to celebrate during the merry, merry, month of May beginning with May Day and ending with Memorial Day. This month has many celebrations to choose from locally, nationally, and internationally including, but not limited to, International No Diet Day, National Prayer Day, Mother’s Day, Cinco De Mayo, and National Senior Health and Fitness Day (nationaltoday.com).

May also happens to be Older American’s month. This year, the theme is Age My Way, and is an opportunity for all of us to explore the many ways one can be involved in our community. Older adults play vital positive roles in the community as family members, mentors, friends, volunteers, civic leaders, members of the workforce, and more. Just as every person is unique, so too is how we age and how we choose to do it – there is no “right” way. I encourage you to explore everything the Senior Center and HBCOA have to offer, and get involved!

I hope you’ll join me in commemorating National Armed Forces Day on May 21, as HBCOA hosts the All American Dinner Dance at our beautiful Senior Center in Central Park. The HBCOA Travel Program will host the SoFi Stadium Tour on May 3 and Huntington Library and Gardens tour on May 19. Stay tuned for more exciting tours in June. I’d be remiss if I didn’t announce the 30th Annual Golf Tournament at Meadowlark Golf Course on June 24. Be sure to register “fore” these activities early, as many of them are very popular and will sell out.

Special thanks to the Senior Center staff, volunteers, and HBCOA donors. I appreciate your dedication and ongoing support of our outstanding programs, services, and special events.

Ellen HopeKearns, PhD
President

Senior Center Message

Happy May!

It is hard to believe we are already well into spring and looking towards summer! We have a full lineup of activities here at the Senior Center in Central Park. This month, we are excited to announce our spring dance, the All American Dance. The dinner dance will be held on Saturday, May 21st, from 6-9pm. Dress in your best red, white, and blue!

We also are excited to announce our new collaboration with Shipley Nature Center! Throughout the month of May, Shipley is hosting a variety of free activities in honor of Rachel Carson. On Saturday, May 14th, Shipley volunteers will be hosting bird-watching walks through Central Park. Pre-registration is required and spaces are limited. There are three different opportunities, a long walk, a short walk, and a stationary bird watching program. Feel free to register online at hbsands.org or in person! All walks will leave from the Senior Center Patio at 8am. Shipley is also hosting presentations, other tours, and have a variety of Saturday activities. Be sure to check out shipleynature.org for the full schedule of events happening this month!

May also brings the return of something we have all been waiting for...movies! Movies will be held on May 3rd and 17th at 12pm. Movies are free and no pre-registration is required.

Looking for something to do on May 10th? Come to the Center for “Drum Yourself Healthy” drum circle! Drumming is a great social and healthy activity to do. The drum circle takes place from 12:30-1:30pm and is a free event, no pre-registration is required.

As a reminder, the Center will be closed on Monday, May 30th, in observance of Memorial Day. Have a safe and happy holiday.

We can’t wait to see you at the Center!

Holland Gannon
Recreation Supervisor

IMPORTANT UPDATE

Spring classes will begin Monday March 28 at the Senior Center. You can register online at hbsands.org in person at the Senior Center. Check www.hbsands.orgfor 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. Masks are encouraged for all visitors and participants. Social Services including transportation, home delivered meals, and care management are provided. Hot lunch at the Senior Center is currently Monday and Wednesday at 11:30am. Reservations are required, please contact the Concierge desk at 714-374-1582. Meals on Wheels also distributes frozen meals on Tuesdays from 10:30am – 12pm. Registration for summer classes is scheduled for Tuesday, June 8. For more information contact the Senior Center, 714-536-5600.

You can sign up for Covid-19 vaccine appointments at www.othena.com.  For updated vaccine information visit hbready.com