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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

With thankfulness in our hearts for our beautiful Senior Center in Central Park, an icon in the heart of Huntington Beach to people of all ages, we greet the month of November. How blessed our community is to have such a lovely destination where a dedicated city staff and an army of selfless volunteers work diligently to provide so many services and fun diversions to all who pass through the doors.

November brings cooler weather, so spend a few minutes to warm yourself by our cheery fireplace in the lobby before going about your visit.

A couple of reminders: The Senior Center will be closed Monday, November 11, in observance of Veterans Day (Hats off to all our Veterans!) and again on Thursday and Friday, November 28-29, for Thanksgiving. (Happy Turkey Day Everyone!) One more reminder: It’s HBCOA membership renewal time and all renewals must be turned in by December 1st to receive the January issue of the Outlook.

On the heels of Thanksgiving is another opportunity that will sell out quickly—it’s a “Trip to the Moon and the Nixon Library” on Thursday, December 5th. See Travel and Resource for details.

Also looking forward to December, “Seashells and Jingle Bells” dinner dance tickets for Saturday, December 14th are now on sale for $35 per person for HBCOA members and $40 for non-members. Get yours soon as this event always sells out early.

With gratitude to ALL who make the Senior Center

Beth Hambelton

President, HBCOA

Senior Center Message

Happy November Senior Center members! We hope that you’re having a great start to the fall season and enjoying the fall classes here at the center. We do have a few city recognized holidays this month to be aware of, in which we will not be open. The center will be closed on Monday, November 11th for Veteran’s Day, as well as Thursday, November 28th & Friday, November 29th for Thanksgiving.

There’s one more big special event that we’re hosting in 2019. I’m talking of course about the annual HBCOA “Sea Shells & Jingle Bells” winter gala. This event will take place on Saturday, December 14th from 5p.m. to 9p.m.. If you have not done so alr eady, stop by the front desk and reserve your tickets before they sell out!

Lastly, as the Wellness Coordinator here I would be remiss if I didn’t touch on some healthy eating as we head into the holiday season. Flip over to page five in the Outlook to check out some of our tasty recommended “health swaps” for the Big Meal. But additionally, one tasty swap that we didn’t mention was apples and cinnamon for pie! Besides being tasty, there are many health benefits that this delicious foods provide. Most importantly, they are full of fiber which helps with digestive health, blood sugar control, and heart health. Cinnamon has antioxidant properties and also has been associated with improved brain function.

There’s no reason not to be healthy this holiday season. With some smart food swaps and staying relatively consistent with exercise routines, we all can avoid the health plunge and slight weight gain that so many of us dread and experience over the holiday season. Have a healthy and happy fall.

Scott Getman

Wellness Coordinator