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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

I love the fall season. Having grown up in New England, October was a great time to admire the autumn leaves in pretty shades of red and gold. As a child, I enjoyed gathering the colorful leaves that fell from the huge maple tree in my back yard. I carefully arranged them  in-between two pieces of waxed paper and used them as placemats to decorate our dining room table. I remembered this joyful childhood memory recently while walking in Central Park and gazing up at the tall maple trees with multi-colored autumn leaves. 

The second week in October is a good time for taking a foliage trip to New England. If you plan to go there or elsewhere remember to take along your Outlook newsletter with you, take a picture with it, send it to heather.dodd@surfcity-hb.org and voila! You may appear in a future Outlook issue. 

There is an array of significant holidays this month such as the International Day of Older Persons, the Jewish Holy Day of Yom Kipper, Columbus Day, World Food Day, World Polio Day, and National First Responders Day, to name a few. Check out www.calendarr.com for many more October country-specific holidays. 

Back at home, HBCOA and the Senior Center scheduled day trips for High Tea in Julian on the 6th, the Silverados outdoor concert on the 15th, and Griffith Park along with Gene Autry Museum on the 28th. 

I leave you with a famous quote by Indian religious leader Meher Baba and a widely popular song by musician Bobby McFerrin. 


“Don’t Worry, Be Happy” 

Dr. Ellen HopeKearns
HBCOA President

Senior Center Message


You turn around and it is already Autumn! Things have been busy at the Senior Center – concerts and a giant Expo. Many thanks to all who made the Active Living Expo a success. There is one more concert this season – Saturday, October 15, the Silverados will take the stage. A country rock band, they also play everything from the Beatles to the Doobie Brothers. This concert is from 3pm – 6pm. 

I would like to take a moment to appreciate our amazing staff and wonderful volunteers. This Center is able to function at such a high level because of this amazing workforce. In addition to the engaging community activities, the Center offers a multitude of classes, workshops and movies! Current classes are in full swing, winter classes will begin in January. 

This part of the year surrounds us with the smell of pumpkin spice, the colors of orange, brown and burnt umber, autumn leaves and scarves pulled out of the closet. It is the season of the harvest, taking stock of your life, and being thankful for all that is around you. At least that is what my calendar says. 

A parting note of thanks. Jim Christiano volunteered as a driver for the last 16 years. One of our longest running volunteers. A pleasure to be around, his passengers loved him. He decided to retire for a second time and we wish him the best. Thanks Jim! 


Until next time – 

Randy Pesqueira,


The fall SANDS is here! 

The fall 2022 issue of the SANDS is available now! Copies have been sent to Huntington Beach households and the digital version is available online.

In this issue, you can check out the myriad of recreation programs being offered this fall and learn more about the newly-improved Huntington Beach RV Campground! You can also learn more about how you can give your input on the future of the SANDS program.

Registration for fall classes begins Tuesday, August 30, at 8am. Fall classes begin Monday, September 12.

. For more information contact the Senior Center, 714-536-5600.


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