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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.
May is Older Americans Month and the HBCOA Board invites you to celebrate and honor the older adults who enrich your communities and lives. This year’s theme, Age Out Loud, is intended to give aging a new voice – recognizing and celebrating what getting older looks like today. More than ever before, older Americans are staying active, trying new things, and engaging in their communities. They’re taking charge, striving for wellness, and focusing on independence, and the HBCOA has their back every step of the way.
Speaking of staying active, we are getting closer to the June 23rd HBCOA On Course Golf Tournament fundraiser. Sign-up today on the website at www.hbcoa.org as a player or a sponsor. This event will sell out and we do not want you to miss the fun!
In closing, I would like to take a moment to remember Jim Townsend who passed away recently. Jim was a past President and Treasurer of the HBCOA Board and served the HBCOA and seniors in the community with dedication and passion. He was also a WWII glider pilot who landed his glider on D-Day behind the beach front. He will be missed and we extend our condolences to his family.
May is an exciting month for us as we continue to offer new opportunities and experiences! Rowntree Gardens is hosting a FREE Living Healthy cooking class on May 25th from 2-4p.m. Advance registration is required and space is limited so make sure to sign-up today at the front desk. Chris Epting, an award winning journalist and author of 28 books on travel, history and pop culture, will be giving a free guest lecture on “Hidden Orange County” on May 10th from 10-12p.m. He will also be teaching a very exciting master class on Making Your Memoir this summer. More details about the class are listed on the recreation page.
The Huntington Beach Council on Aging Fiesta in Central Park was a huge success! Thank you to everyone who came and enjoyed the evening. I’d like to thank our sponsors; Memorial Care Medical Group who generously sponsored the band and Orange Coast Memorial who graciously sponsored the photo booth. Your generous support helped make the evening extra special.
Registration for summer classes is just around the corner, beginning on Tuesday, May 9th at 9:00 a.m. If you are planning to register online, please take a moment to log-in beforehand so you are prepared and ready to go on the big day! Front desk staff would be happy to assist you with any questions you may have.
SeniorServ Manager's Message
Greetings and hello from the Senior Café. Spring is in full bloom and I hope you are all enjoying the better weather and longer days. There are plenty of special menu days this month to enjoy and I hope you can join us for all the festivities. On Friday May 5th there will be a special Cinco De Mayo menu with beef tamales and all the fixings. There will be a special HBCOA sponsored luncheon on May 12th for Mothers Day with live entertainment as well as a special menu of stuffed cabbage and red velvet cake for dessert. RSVP will be required so make sure to sign-up in the café and reserve your spot early. In honor of Memorial Day there will be a special summer inspired menu of a hot dog, beans, corn and watermelon on Friday May 26th.The café will be closed on Monday May 29th in observance of Memorial Day. I hope to see you in the café for some of the festivities this month
Site Supervisor , SeniorServ