Show/Hide

Please share your thoughts on fireworks in Buena Park - take the survey here.

Senior Services

Print

Senior Services Header

Here are resources for our 50+ community!

Be sure to check back daily as new content and activities will continue to be addedTo see about adding your page, please e-mail FineArts@buenapark.com

NEW!

National Assisted Living Week 2021: An Expert’s Advocacy Guide - Assisted living communities provide a measured form of long-term care to those who need a little extra help, offering support and services to residents while also preserving as much of their independence as possible. The US is home to approximately 28,900 assisted living communities, which collectively house nearly a million licensed beds. But those numbers will likely be on the rise soon: as the Baby Boomer generation ages, they’ll increasingly need the services and support of assisted living communities.

ACTIVITIES

10 Healthy Habits for Seniors – It is important to maintain our health as we age.  View these tips of 10 healthy habits that aim to sustain wellness for your golden years.

40 Best Literary 
Adaptations- Enjoy several well-known books that are movies and TV Shows. 

Band and artist - Enjoy and stream various live band music from various artist for FREE. 


Baylor University Mobility Exercises for Seniors 
- Maintaining mobility is important for both the physical and mental health of older adults. As people age and their ability to participate in activities they enjoy decreases, a number of health risks become more prominent.

Computer Basics – As technology continues to evolve, it’s not always easy to adapt to the new changes.  These user friendly videos offer our senior community, and computer beginners in general, free tutorials on basic computer skills and how to navigate your devices.  

Game page - USA Today has various online games to choose from such as Mahjong, Solitaire, and jigsaw.

Gardening Articles - being outside in nature deceases stress and fosters well-being. it is said "gardening is beneficial to seniors", even if you only have space for a few flower sending out seeds. 

Mahjong - Mahjong Solitaire is a single-player matching game played with a set of Mahjong tiles. However, the rules are quite different from the original game, which originated in China at the turn of the 19th century.  Enjoy learning how to play here!

Metropolitan Opera - An estimated every week, will be a different presentation from the Met Opera's Live in HD series is being made available for free streaming.  

Musicals - Iconic British composer Andrew Lloyd Webber is making some of his musicals available on YouTube.

Nature Relaxation Films - Find relaxing nature videos for soothing stress and mind.  

Open Culture - Various links to free movies, free courses, free language lessons, and free audio books. Great for seniors to engage with entertainment culture and social time.

Open Library - This website is a simple and more user-friendly to find books to read. Various subjects that are FREE read and listen online and to download. Great for all ages too.  

Senior Center! - The Buena Park Senior Activity Center continues to provide seniors with transportation services, support services, fun activities, and more. 

Solitaire – The good old classic Solitaire has stood the test of time, but recently we gave it a new life by making it super easy and even more fun to play. Played directly from the browser, choose between awesome card designs, and more than 500 other games on the website.  Check out the other popular versions of Solitaire like FreeCell and Spider

RESOURCES

Alzheimer's Orange CountyThere is Family Care Consultation to personalize and guide individuals with dementia. In addition, provides free information, education, support and assistance with community resources. 

Arthritis Foundation - Stay up to date and connected with this resource center for people with arthritis. 

AARP – Great resource for seniors and older adults

AARP Live Q& A Event: The Coronavirus – Experts share information about COVID-19 and protecting yourself.  Occurs Thursdays at 1:00 p.m. ET

Community Supported Agriculture Group - The National Agriculture Library provides information about community supported agriculture groups where seniors can find low-cost, farm-to-table, healthy foods from local growers. 

Council on Aging, Southern California – Free health insurance counseling and advocacy (HICAP) in Southern California

Fair Housing Foundation – Information and referral for renters and landlords

Federal and State Nursing Home & Assisted Living Regulations – Deciding where to spend the golden years is one of the most important decisions anyone will make, and it’s important to know that each state classifies assisted living and nursing homes in a different way, and each state has different rules and regulations to follow to ensure senior health.  This guide has detailed information for all 50 states about topics like how each state defines assisted living, admission and retention policies, square feet requirements, and so on.”

Legal Aid Society of the Orange County Bar Association - Civil legal services in Orange County.

Message to Seniors Dealing with the COVID-19 Crisis -  Rosemary Nielsen, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, shares some tips and words of encouragement to our seniors dealing with the COVID-19 situation.

Message about Urgent Transportation Services - Tanikka Davis, Transportation Coordinator, shares the transportation services the Ehlers Event Center offers along with the precautions in place.

Mindful Music for Adults with Dementia – Music therapists and volunteers in this music program use songs and instruments to provide seniors with dementia a stimulating and enriching experience. 

North Orange County Community College - The college classes from the North Orange County Community College District will be moving online during the time the Buena Park Senior Activity Center is closed to the public. If you participated in classes prior to the facility closure you can reach out to your instructor or email seniros@buenapark.com to be put in contact with your instructor for virtual classes.

Not Old-Better – Hosted by award winning journalist Paul Vogelzang, this podcasts interviews celebrities, health experts, ordinary folk and more!  Created for seniors 50+ by seniors 50+, these episodes target popular topics such as eating healthy, Alzheimer’s disease, the 60’s and more. 

Senior Podcasts Aging in Full Bloom – Enjoy listening to these short 5 minute episodes designed to empower our senior community!  These segments are dedicated to focusing on positive mindsets, memory care, nutrition, assisted living and more! 

Step-by-step Guide to Using Zoom – Technology is not always user friendly, especially for our seniors within the community.  Follow this step-by-step guide, (video tutorials included), to learn how to stay virtually connected with family and friends via Zoom

FITNESS

13 Best At-Home Workouts for Seniors -  These thirteen exercises are designed to be easy and done at home!

Beginner Chair Exercises for Seniors – No equipment needed!  Having trouble balancing, bending, or standing, but still want to workout?  Try this quick 10 minute, beginner exercise that engages you in athletic productivity while remaining seated. 

Chair Exercises for Seniors - Along with improving strength, flexibility, and blood circulation, exercise also boosts mood, helping to keep seniors as healthy and well as possible. Chair exercises, done while seated on a chair with back support, are an excellent option for seniors who are frail, at risk of falling, or have limited mobility.

Chair Yoga for Seniors - Chair yoga is a great way for older adults to get the wonderful health benefits of yoga.   Staying seated means that even frail seniors or those who aren’t flexible can safely do the exercises.

Sample Workout for Seniors - 15min video that features exercises for seniors. 

Silver Sneakers - Silver Sneakers is a health and fitness program designed for adults 65+

Stand or Sit - Enjoy several 15-30min standing and/or sitting workout videos.  

Yoga with Bird - Beginning and gentle yoga exercises

Elder-Ready-to-Exercise

Exercise with Kathleen on BPTV3 - Kathleen Mastin has a 1 hour exercise video on Spectrum Channel 3 on 10:00am on Sunday & Monday, 9:30am Tuesday - Saturday. It is a great workout. It is a great alternative to viewing online and you get a friendly familiar face.

NUTRITION

5 Top Food for Eye Health - Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics suggest top food for health and gives information on the benefits of these food items.  

Senior Lunch Program The Senior Lunch Cafe has converted to frozen meals for seniors. These meals can be picked up on Tuesdays between 11:00am - 12:00pm via drive-thru. Look for the American Flag at 8150 Knott Ave. Please do not exit your vehicle. Call (714) 236-3870 for more info. Provided by Meals on Wheels OC.

Senior Grocery Program - This will be a drive-thru process on Thursdays at 10:15am please follow arrows and staff and do not exit your vehicle. 8150 Knott Ave. Call (714) 236-3870 for more info. Supplies may be limited. Provided by Second Harvest OC.

Food Distribution Program - This will be a drive-thru process on the 2nd Wednesday of the month starting at 8:30am. Please follow arrows and staff and do not exit your vehicle. Call (714) 236-3870 for more info. Provided by Second Harvest OC.

Food Safety - Offers a guide on food safety for adults 65 years and older. 

*

Please note, the City does not endorse, collect payment on behalf of, or receive funds to advertise any of the third-party sites or services listed or referenced on these pages.

Free viewers are required for some of the attached documents.
They can be downloaded by clicking on the icons below.

Acrobat Reader Flash Player QuickTime Windows Media Player Microsoft Silverlight Word Viewer Excel Viewer PowerPoint Viewer