Huntington Beach, CA, October 03, 2016 --(PR.com
)-- Huntington Beach City Council candidate Edward Pinchiff talked to Huntington Beach Seniors at the annual Senior Saturday event discussing their concerns and services available to seniors. The annual Senior Saturday event was put on by the Huntington Beach Council on Aging (HBCOA), a nonprofit serving the needs of seniors.
Huntington Beach has a population of nearly 200,000 of which about 14% are 65 years or older. About 28% of the HB population is between 45 and 64 years old. Many seniors live on a fixed income.
“At the end of the day, we must judge our City and ourselves by how we treat the most vulnerable people in our community including seniors,” said Edward Pinchiff. “It is an honor serving the seniors in Huntington Beach.”
Edward Pinchiff is Vice President of the Huntington Beach Council on Aging. Mr. Pinchiff also volunteers with Project SHIP an HB Fire Department program that inspects homes of seniors for fire safety and installs free fire alarms and carbon monoxide detectors. He is also a member of the Huntington Beach Elks which raises funds for programs serving military members, first responders, and children.
Seniors told Edward Pinchiff about their sense of uncertainty and vulnerability. They expressed a number of concerns including the economy, healthcare, taxes, safety and security, community services, maintaining independence, scams directed at seniors, Social Security and Medicare, and financial exploitation.
Seniors are also feeling frustrated with what they see as an increasing lack of ethics and transparency in government and they would like to see government reforms.
Senior Saturday is the largest non-profit Senior Expo in Orange County. Seniors from Huntington Beach and surrounding communities were provided an opportunity to learn more about organizations and businesses in Orange County that provide services to seniors.
Admission to the Huntington Beach Senior Saturday event is always free and this year seniors were treated to entertainment, prize drawings, and food. Over 70 sponsors were present including senior living communities, health professionals, physical therapists, home health care specialists, elder law attorneys, and many more.
In addition to senior issues, Edward Pinchiff talked with seniors about the services that are available to them in the City of Huntington Beach. Huntington Beach offers a variety of senior services through the Senior Center in Central Park located at 18041 Goldenwest Street, Huntington Beach, CA 92648, telephone (714) 536-5600.
The Senior Center offers information and services related to recreation, education, nutrition, socialization, clubs and activities, physical fitness including the Hoag Health and Wellness Pavilion, care management, transportation, home delivered meals, social services, SeniorServ hot lunches, and other senior services.
Inside the Senior Center is also the Social Services Resource Center which can provide information on a variety of social services such as senior advocacy, emergency grocery certificates, mobility equipment lending service, daily care call program, friendly visitors, holiday meals, needs and strengths assessment, referrals to outside services, the Surf City Senior Providers Network, and much more.
Transportation services include “Seniors on the Go” providing door-to-door service to medical appointments, shopping centers, the Senior Center, Rodgers Seniors Center and other locations within Huntington Beach. Escorts are available for those needing extra assistance. Transportation can be reached directly at (714) 374-1742.
Care Managers at the Senior Center offer services to help older adults enhance life, develop long term plans, and age in place. Services are offered to at-risk Huntington Beach residents aged 60 years and older who live independently in the community. Care managers complete phone and in-home consultations to evaluate individual needs and link older adults with services including information, resources, education, mobility equipment, emergency food, and low cost personal emergency systems.
The Hoag Health and Wellness Pavilion features a state-of-the-art 5,600 sq.ft. fitness center, group exercise room and dance room designed to meet the health and wellness needs of older adults living in and around Huntington Beach.
About Edward Pinchiff (edwardpinchiff.com) - Mr. Pinchiff is the Huntington Beach City Council candidate endorsed by HB Mayor Jim Katapodis. He is also endorsed by Peter “PT” Townend, World Champion Surfer and HB business owner. The Huntington Beach City Council election takes place this November in conjunction with the national election.