AGE FRIENDLY EXPO OFFERS NEW INSIGHT INTO AGING SERVICES
The upcoming Active Living Expo event at the Senior Center in Central Park (18041 Goldenwest St) is certainly a reflection of that. This free event will take place on Saturday, September 16, 2023, from 10am – 1pm. Over a thousand people attended last year’s event, featuring over 80 vendors and resources, including City services, as well as groups representing the Center. Finding new ways to explore aging, the Expo will provide information from a large swath of the aging community.
This year’s title sponsor is Hoag Hospital, one of the Center’s major stakeholders. Other major sponsors include MemorialCare Physicians Group, Greater Newport Physicians, SCAN Health Plan, Optum/Anthem Blue Cross, and Bennett Acupuncture Inc. Returning groups include Doctor Peggy Inc., the Huntington Beach Assistance League DreamCatchers, Syrentis Clinical Research, Huntington Beach Symphony Orchestra, and the Center’s personal training contractors, Always in Motion. The Senior Center in Central Park continues to serve up to 600 seniors daily. With a new line-up of classes, activities, events, including a lunch program three times a week. Movies twice a month attract an average of 150 people. The Senior Center also serves seniors in the community, providing care management, home delivered meals, and free transportation to seniors in Huntington Beach. Proceeds from the Expo help to support many of the benefit programs offered through Social Services.
Funds also help the HBCOA present its lineup of concerts and dances, both highly popular in the community. City staff and volunteers are always available to answer questions regarding the many programs and services offered through the Center. For more information, please call the Senior Center at 714-536-5600. Help celebrate Active Aging! A DJ will provide a soundtrack to the event, while guests sit and relax or eat lunch. Food will be available from Baby’s Burgers as well as shaved ice and other snacks available for purchase. The event is possible thanks to the strong partnership between the City of Huntington Beach and the Huntington Beach Council on Aging and major sponsor, Hoag Hospital.