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.
As you plan your spring activities, we want to make you aware of two free wellness classes and a special event fast approaching, noted below. Staying engaged with others is a vital part of active aging, so we encourage you to attend.
Wednesday, April 10th, 11:30am-12:30pm at the Senior Center in Central Park PREPARING FOR YOUR GRANDCHILDREN’S VISIT. Having your grandchild visit is an exciting time but it does take a bit of preparation to make sure the visit is safe and successful. Join a Hoag Medical Group pediatrician for an engaging and informative presentation about what to do to prepare for your grandchild’s visit. She will discuss how to make them feel welcome, what safety hazards are often overlooked and so much more. To register, please call 714-536-5600 and reference class number 253396-5A.
Thursday, April 18th, 3-4:30pm at the Senior Center in Central Park MEDICATIONS, SUPPLEMENTS AND OTC’s. Have you wondered about how your prescription medications, supplements and over-the-counter medications (OTC’s) interact? It is important to know the answer. Elizabeth Tran, PharmD., a pharmacist with the Outpatient Pharmacy at MemorialCare Orange Coast Medical Center, will present this important topic and answer medication questions. To register, please call 800-636-6742 and reference the class title.
Be sure to Save the Date on Friday, June 21st, for HBCOA’s 27th Annual Golf Tournament at Meadowlark Golf
Course. For details, please call the HBCOA office at (714) 374-1524 or visit hbcoa.org. Here’s to your good health!
In Robin Williams words, “Spring is Nature’s way of saying, Let’s Party!” Let’s clean out the clutter and have some fun this April! We have activities to help you do both of these options at the senior center.
The HBCOA will host a “Mustangs and Mint Julips: An Evening at the Derby”, dinner and dance on Saturday, May 18th. Featuring entertainment by the Nick Peper Trio. This lovely evening will be a night to remember full of good food, good fun and good friends both old and new! Tickets are $20 for HBCOA members and $25 for non-members.
Monday, April 15th, come and explore the Drum Yourself Healthy Class at 11:00 a.m. Sponsored by the HBCOA and led by the wonderful Lee Kix, this class is an exhilarating experience for the heart and soul. Do you have old documents you need to shred? The HBCOA along with Orange County Realtors and Republic Services are sponsoring a free shed day. The event will take place Saturday, May 4th from 9 a.m. to noon, or until the trucks are full! Be sure to limit your documents to five banker boxes or paper grocery bags. Not allowed are items such as: wet trash, aluminum cans, food products, x-rays, magazines, and newspapers.
April is also Volunteer Appreciation Month! We have hundreds of dedicated volunteers that give their time and talents to improve the quality of life for older adults in Huntington Beach. Please take a moment to thank them for their service. They are amazing human beings that we simply cannot do without!
SeniorServ Manager's Message
Top o’ the mornin’! “Nourishing Home, Health & Heart” is our goal in SeniorServ. In the Cafe, we not only serve a balanced lunch daily, but also provide occasional entertainment, education, and opportunities to socialize. The SeniorServ Cafe is open weekdays 9a.m.- noon, lunch is served at 11:15a.m. Check in requested no later than 11:15 a.m. Lunch is open to anyone 60 or older with a suggested donation of $3; everyone is welcome, even if a donation is not possible. Guests under 60 can enjoy lunch for a fee of $5.00.
SeniorServ Site Supervisor