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 enter these last months of 2017, I want to take a moment to thank our generous HBCOA members and donors. You are the reason HBCOA is able to accomplish its mission and serve the senior community. Your support ensures that Huntington Beach seniors have access to services, programs, information, and education that promotes dignity and quality of life.
HBCOA membership also has privileges as we reward members with discounts throughout the year on travel, dances & other activities. We also keep members informed with the monthly HBCOA newsletter “Outlook on Active Aging.” Membership levels start at just $15. Please show your support and renew your HBCOA membership or consider joining for the first time. You do not need to be a senior to join.
I want to thank everyone who helped make the October Senior Surf Invitational and our Friday the 13th Dinner Dance such wonderful events including volunteers, sponsors, staff and HBCOA Board members. There is a new event planned for December 9 – the “Seashells and Jingle Bells” Dance. Get your tickets early for this special evening.
This month’s Outlook newsletter has many opportunities for mental & physical activity as well as social engagement – all of which are
critical for staying healthy as we age. Let’s get out and get active!
Greetings and welcome to the Senior Center in Central Park!
This month we give thanks to a wonderful and bountiful harvest – of kindness, wellness and opportunity. All of these things are plentiful at the Senior Center. There are hundreds of classes, a busy fitness center, and a caring social services program working with seniors who are home, taking it day by day. We give thanks for the thousands of rides given and the tens of thousands of meals delivered or served Monday – Friday. We give thanks to our City leaders who have forged the way for the Center’s success!
I give thanks to a wonderful and talented group of people I call my co-workers. What a force of talent. I was privileged to honor two of our volunteers at a recent meeting of the Senior Citizens Advisory Council of Orange County. Nolene Kelly and Shelley Phernetton were singled out for their individual achievements over the years, especially during the transition from the old center to the new one. They were both highly deserving of the award. What made the morning stand out even more was the number of staff at the meeting to appreciate these great volunteers, it was a wonderful
morning to be grateful!
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
Randy L. Pesqueira
Director Senior Center in Central Park
SeniorServ Supervisor's Message
Greetings and happy fall from the senior café. There is much to celebrate and be thankful for this month in the lunch room. To begin the festivities there will be a special Pre-Veterans Day lunch menu of roast beef and gravy with baked potato on Thursday November 9th. The café will be closed on Friday November 10th in observation of the holiday. To continue the festivities there will be two Thanksgiving celebrations. The first one will be on Friday November 17th with the classic roast turkey menu and then a Thanksgiving Brunch on Wednesday November 22nd. The café will be closed on November 23rd and November 24th for the Thanksgiving Holiday. I hope you can come and join in on the many fun events and tasty menus that we have planned for the month. Have a very happy and healthy November.
SeniorServ Site Supervisor