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.
Are you ready for some fun? Join us September 9th from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. for the annual HBCOA Senior Saturday community festival next to the Huntington Beach Pier. We have an outstanding lineup of live entertainment, giveaways, food, and more at this free event. Visit booths offering valuable information on products and services specifically geared to Baby Boomers, the older adult population and their families.
The fun continues in October with the next HBCOA Dinner & Dance on Friday, October 13th. Expect delicious food, a great band, and a good time for all. Our dances usually sell out quick so get your tickets early at the front desk of the Senior Center. The Dinner & Dance is open to everyone but of course HBCOA members get a discount. Later that month, celebrate our unique HB surf culture with the annual HBCOA Senior Surf Invitational on Saturday, October 21st, at the Southside of the HB Pier. This friendly fun competition is open to surfers age 50 and over no matter your skill level. Surfer registration is open now.
This month’s HBCOA Outlook newsletter is filled with things to do including movies, travel, classes & other activities. I challenge you to try something new this month. Let’s get out and get active!
Welcome to our annual Senior Saturday edition of the Outlook On Active Aging. As the official non-profit partner of the Senior Center in Central Park, The Huntington Beach Council on Aging sponsors this wonderful senior expo, now in its 29th year. Senior Saturday is an opportunity to learn all about the services and programs available to a growing population of people over 50 in Huntington Beach. This is the HBCOA’s premier fundraiser, directing funds to support direct services through the City’s outreach team of care managers and social workers. The HBCOA also provides funding for innovative classes and on-going activities at the Senior Center, including quarterly dinner dances, luncheons and support for the transportation program.
This year’s Title Sponsor for Senior Saturday is Hoag Hospital, a major stakeholder in Huntington Beach senior services. Hoag is also the official sponsor of the Senior Center’s Wellness Pavilion, a state of the art fitness center complete with fitness classes and personal trainers. The Platinum sponsors for this years event include Fountain Valley Hospital, Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center, Memorial Care Medical Group, Monarch Healthcare, Healthcare Partners, Merrill Gardens and Greater Newport Physicians; many thanks to those who continue to share our message.
The HBCOA and the Senior Center in Central Park recently celebrated a year of unprecedented growth, and continue to break records. Since the new Center opened in July of 2016, thousands have visited the beautiful new space in Central Park, join the HBCOA and the City in celebrating a new era of aging in Huntington Beach.
Director, Senior Center in Central Park