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 we enjoy the holidays, HBCOA looks back on another successful year filled with accomplishments which were only possible due to our generous HBCOA members and donors, wonderful volunteers, and dedicated Senior Services staff. On behalf of the HBCOA Board of Directors, we thank you all and wish you the very best for the new year.
We invite you to celebrate with us and ring in the holidays at the Seashells and Jingle Bells dance on December 8, hosted by HBCOA and the Senior Center In Central Park. Enjoy an evening of live music, dancing, a delicious dinner, and more. Please also join us for the December 14 HBCOA lunch and membership meeting at the Senior Center. There will be some business to conduct including approval by the members of the returning slate of Board members.
This year concludes my term as President of HBCOA. It has been a rewarding two years and I extend my personal gratitude to everyone for your support of this wonderful and essential organization. HBCOA is about teamwork, and I will continue on the team as a Board member. I know everyone will welcome the new President who takes up the torch in January. Now, let’s get out and get active!
What a quick year 2018 was! The Senior Center in Central Park has welcomed thousands of visitors this past year and it is not over yet. Coming up is the exciting Seashells and Jingle Bells Holiday Dance on December 8, featur ing the Smokin Cobras, who were a hit at this year’s summer concert. Please get you tickets early, as it will sell out soon.
We were happy to welcome Carlina Thomas to the staff this fall as our Volunteer Coordinator. Carlina wasted no time recruiting volunteers and organizing the office. She and Kathy Pace are busy filling everyone’s volunteer needs and keeping things running smoothly. A special thanks to all of our volunteers who work in every corner of this busy center: the Wellness Pavilion, Travel & Resource, lunch, HDM, transportation programs, and our wonderful concierge/ front desk/docent volunteers who welcome every one!
As the end of the year approaches, I have to thank the wonderful staff of the Senior Center in Central Park. The detail and care that everyone puts into their work helps to make this center one of the busiest and most successful in the state.
I look forward to seeing you and continuing this great adventure in 2019.
Happiest of Holidays!
Director, Senior Center in Central Park
SeniorServ Manager's Message
December has arrived so venture into the Sr. Cafe, weekdays 8:30a.m.-noon, where you will find plenty of laughter, new friends, and delicious lunches. A variety of music can be found throughout the month: The Jammers band is here Dec. 3 & 17, 9:30a.m.-11a.m.; thank you to our band sponsors SeaCliff Home Care and SCAN; Joy School of Music Dec. 6 & 20 at 10a.m.; Perfecto Dec 12 at 10:30a.m.; Ukulele Dec 18 at 10:30a.m..; and Karaoke with DJ Max Dec 19 at 10a.m.
SeniorServ has some scrumptious meals planned for the month. One favorite is Chicken Cordon Bleu and a slice of cheesecake, this will be on Dec. 14 at the Holiday Celebration. The HBCOA is sponsoring this FREE event; tickets are required. Beginning Nov 26, stop by the Cafe, Mon-Fri, 8:30a.m. -11:30a.m., and get your ticket.
Join us December 21 for a birthday cupcake immediately following lunch, courtesy of CareMore Health Plan! The SeniorServ Cafe will be closed Dec. 24- Jan. 1, 2019.
Warmest thoughts and best wishes!
HB SeniorServ Site Manager