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.
On behalf of the HBCOA Board of Directors, we are truly grateful to all who are sponsoring this month’s FREE Senior Saturday Community Festival: Corporate sponsor Hoag Hospital; Title Sponsors MemorialCare Orange Coast Medical Center, MemorialCare Medical Group and Monarch HealthCare; Platinum sponsors Alzheimer’s Orange County, Fountain Valley Regional Hospital, Healthcare Partners Medical Group, Huntington Beach Hospital and Humana; and to all sponsors for their support. Be sure to visit their booths, learn about their services and share your appreciation. Without our generous donors and sponsors, wonderful volunteers and dedicated Senior Center in Central Park staff, we could not provide needed support for the vital services offered to seniors in Huntington Beach.
See you at the Festival!
AmazonSmile President, HBCOA
Greetings and welcome to our annual Senior Saturday edition of the Outlook on Active Aging. The HBCOA and center staff have been busy these last few months putting it together with new vendors, class demonstrations, and entertainment. We hope you enjoy it, and visit all of our sponsors!
This summer we celebrated our third anniversary and I am proud to say that the senior center is a qualified success! Our goal was to provide an environment that welcomed new generations of HB residents who could feel proud and excited when walking in the doors. Over the past 3 years, thousands have enrolled in our classes, attended movies, enjoyed lunch or worked out in the gym. We continue our dedication to the frail and elderly who may be facing difficulties. Our Social Services team continues to provide case management services, deliver meals to the homebound, and transport seniors to life sustaining appointments. In one year over 30,000 one-way trips will have been given – with no fee to passengers. All of this together helps to make Huntington Beach age friendly, encouraging seniors to age in community.
This is accomplished with the help of the HBCOA, with its direct support of social services and the center’s vibrant volunteer program. We have almost 400 volunteers working in different areas weekly. A big thank you to our first Corporate Sponsor for the Senior Saturday Community Festival, our wonderful partner, HOAG and also, our terrific Title Sponsors, Memorial Care and Monarch Health Care.
It truly takes a team to make all of this possible, a team with a vision and the fortitude to get things done! I am proud to be a part of this phenomenon we call the Senior Center in Central Park!
Randy Pesqueira, Director