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.
Since opening last July, the Senior Center in Central Park has been an outstanding success. It has served over 12,000 community members over the past year and HBCOA is proud to support the Senior Center. To celebrate we invite you to join us for two special events this month. On July 29, we will host the Senior Center Anniversary Gala. This will be a memorable evening with music, dancing and a delicious dinner. Tickets are on sale at the front desk of the Senior Center for $125. On July 8, there will be an afternoon community party with live entertainment, food, lawn games, gelato, and more. Tickets are $5 per person.
I want to thank everyone who helped make the June HBCOA On Course Golf Tournament fundraiser such a fun event including our golf chairperson Cathy Meschuk, volunteers, sponsors, and fellow HBCOA Board members. Thank you to all of the golfers who chose to support HBCOA with your participation. We now turn our attention to the upcoming HBCOA Senior Saturday community festival in September. This free event is a great opportunity to get information on products and services specifically geared to Baby Boomers as well as the older adult population.
Enjoy this month’s HBCOA Outlook newsletter. Let’s get out and get active!
Greetings and Happy Anniversary to You! I believe it was in February of 2016 that the staff and I first walked into the construction site of what was to be the Senior Center in Central Park, our breath was taken away – large expansive rooms facing out into beautiful Central Park and sky high ceilings! Of course, it was unfinished with major construction going on and hard to visualize the finished project. As the building took shape and the construction crew began to leave – the reality set in: we had a new 38,000 square foot building dedicated to seniors in Huntington Beach. Then the real work began getting classes off the ground, moving the lunch (congregate meal) program, ordering new computers for the computer lab, finishing up the fitness center, and getting signs up directing visitors where to go. After surviving an opening weekend that saw thousands of people stopping in for a visit, we were open for business!
We could have never anticipated the large numbers of visitors and participants that poured through our doors those first few months. The Hoag Health and Wellness Pavilion was a success from day one. The lunch program was overflowing. Classes were overflowing. Organizations and stakeholders held meetings for their members in an effort to show off the new building. Despite a few hiccups, the effort was a huge success.
None of this could be accomplished without the efforts of an amazing and highly dedicated staff, both part time and full time employees, giving 110 percent! A special appreciation must be given to the hundreds of volunteers who gave (and continue to give) thousands of hours assisting in orientations, tours, concierge duties, transportation, home delivered meals, movies, travel programs and the thousands of friendly smiles they offer to anyone coming in the door. Not to be cliché, but it truly takes a village.
Director, Senior Center in Central Park
SeniorServ Manager's Message
Greetings and welcome to summer 2017. The café has a full month of delicious menus planned for you and we look forward to seeing you this month.
Just a reminder that the cafe will be closed on Monday July 3rd and Tuesday July 4th in observance of Independence day and will re open on Wednesday July 5th. There will be a birthday celebration for all the July Babies (date TBD check with the kitchen).
Have a great month and enjoy summer,
SeniorServ Kitchen Site Supervisor