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.
Message "Information & Updates
Fall is in the air and the Senior Center is continuing to be a busy place. There is something for everyone to enjoy from playing games in the game room to joining a group walking Central Park. Every Wednesday at 8:30am groups take off from the Senior Center to see the leaves turning and make new friends along the trails. There are different pace groups to meet the walking speeds for everybody to participate. Continue your active Fall and get your walking shoes ready for the Rise and Walk on November 18th from 8:00-10:00 am at the Senior Center.
Come in to the Resource Room and see all the great trips planned from Hollywood Lights to the Disney Concert Hall. If you want to enjoy some great music there is the Beach City Big Band at 7:00pm on the 4th Monday of each month. After you have perfected your dance moves you will be ready for the Golden Jubilee on December 9th. This event is to celebrate the 50 years that the Huntington Beach Council On Aging has been providing senior specific programs and services to the community. Come and celebrate with the Center at a grand dinner ball complete with a plated three course meal, dancing, and a keepsake signature giveaway. Tickets go on sale November 1.
We are so thankful for you and hope to see your smiling faces passing through our doors this Fall. Stop by and tell us what you are enjoying or ideas for future events.
Senior Center Message
Hello Senior Center Community!
This season, I wish you fond memories to warm the chilly nights and magical holiday experiences. Some events and reminders for November:
- Rise & Walk– Sat. Nov. 18
- Medicare Open Enrollment Oct 15– Dec. 7
- Veterans Day closure– Nov 10 & 11
- Thanksgiving closure—Nov 23 & 24
- Gift collection for senior clients—Nov 15– Dec 15 (see the social services page for details)
- HBCOA membership and Evergreen Tree of Life Legacy Donor renewals are open for 2024
- HBCOA Golden Jubilee– 50th Anniversary Celebration (see cover for details)
The Senior Center in Central Park Team strives to optimize the aging experience in Huntington Beach. While the Senior Center in Central Park is a City of Huntington Beach Community Center, we are so fortunate to have essential additional support from many facets of the community. In fact, HBCOA has been supporting senior services in HB for 50 years! We are so thankful for the hundreds of board members and donors who have given their time, energy, and financial support over the decades to make a real difference. Staff, volunteers, community agencies, non-profits, faith groups, and individual donors come together because they recognize the importance of serving the community. This generosity enhances Senior Center programs and services, making this a truly exceptional place. I feel we are partners with our community to serve our community and hope you do, too!
~Michelle Yerke, MSG
Interim Senior Supervisor
February 2, 2023 General HBCOA Board meeting at which Fire Chief Scott Haberle and Police Chief Eric Para gave presentations to the Board of Directors. The meeting took place at the Senior Center.
The Fall SANDS
You can register for classes at the Senior Center online at hbsands.org or in person at the Senior Center. Check www.hbsands.org for 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. Social Services including transportation, home delivered meals, and care management are available. Hot lunch at the Senior Center is currently Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 11:30am. For more information contact the Senior Center, 714-536-5600.