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
Happy October! Fall is here and people are ready to enjoy pumpkin spice everything, right? Well, maybe not everyone, but it certainly has become a tradition. The month of October has also been selected to celebrate and remember several causes such as Down Syndrome Awareness, Breast Cancer, and Children’s Health. In October, my family looks forward to Halloween so they can decorate the house and have fun dressing up as someone or something else for a day. October is full of fun!
Last month yielded the successful Together Again Fall Community Festival which showcased so many wonderful resources and organizations in our community. Thank you to everyone who was able to volunteer and attend the event.
I also want to remind everyone to become a member of HBCOA this month. We depend on our members to help keep HBCOA supporting valuable programs and services for our community. If you join in the Fall of 2021, you get the rest of 2021 included with your 2022 membership. Don’t forget, your membership comes with benefits like discounted event tickets and travel trips.
Have a spooky Halloween,
Senior Center Message
Greetings to a happy and spooky October! October 2021 finds us still in a somewhat precarious spot. We are moving back into life cautiously, carefully navigating our community as Covid 19 continues to affect the wider world around us. We continue to advocate for vaccinations, knowing that this is the only way to slow down a virus. We continue to recommend masks when indoors. How long will this continue? As long as it takes.
As the days grow shorter, our classes are making a difference in people’s lives – whether its hula, yoga, tai chi, or a workout in the fitness center– the day is brighter and with every class, it feels like we are getting back to a little bit of normal.
Before the year ends, join us for a couple of great events. On Saturday, November 13, join the Senior Center in Central Park along with the HBCOA and Hoag Hospital at our the RISE and WALK, a Walk for Wellness, an event through the park that features both a 5K and 1-mile walk. We continue to celebrate our 5-year anniversary with new ventures in active aging.
We look forward to seeing you at our annual Holiday Ball, Seashells and Jingle Bells on Saturday, December 11th for our first dance in almost two years!
Fall forward and have a happy
Fall classes are now in session at the Senior Center. On November 16th we will begin registration for our Winter classes. You can register online at HBSANDS.org or in person at the Senior Center. Check www.hbsands.org for class schedules and registration. The Wellness Pavilion is currently open from 8am – 5pm M-F, Saturdays, 8am – 12pm. Masks are encouraged for all visitors and participants. Social Services including transportation, home delivered meals, and care management are provided. Meals on Wheels Orange County distributes frozen meals on Tuesdays from 10:30am - 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