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Buena Park Senior Activity CenterIMG_4924
We are here for YOU!

8150 Knott Avenue
Buena Park 90620
(in the Ehlers Event Center)
(714) 236-3870 or seniors@buenapark.com

COVID-19 UPDATE - The Buena Park Senior Activity Center is open for Senior Fitness Facility and support group classes. Outdoor classes including exercise, line dancing, pickleball, Car Bingo, and fitness circuit are currently ongoing however require advanced registration. Please view "The Key" for more details.

We have Zoom Activities available online or by phone. These activities include Zoom Bingo, Hula classes and more. Please call (714) 236-3870 for more details.

All classes and activities are listed in the newsletter,"The KEY". Download HERE.

Senior Lunch Cafe Program has converted to a frozen meal grab and go via drive thru. This program occurs every Tuesday between 11:00 am -12:00 pm at the back flagpole, look for the American flag. Please do not exit your vehicle. While supplies last. Call (714) 236-3870 for more info. Provided by Meals on Wheels OC

Senior Grocery Program will be at 10:15 am every Thursday. This will be a drive-thru process please follow arrows and staff. Please do not exit your vehicle. Walk-ups can be accommodated. While supplies last. Call (714) 236-3870 for more info. Provided by Second Harvest OC.

Food Distribution Program will be 11/18/2020 at 8:30 am. This will be a drive-thru process please follow arrows and staff. Please do not exit your vehicle. Walk-ups can be accommodated. While supplies last. Call (714) 236-3870 for more info. Provided by Second Harvest OC.

For additional food resources please dial 2-1-1, text your zip code to 898-211, or visit www.211oc.org.

Senior Urgent Transportation Program takes seniors to medical appointments, grocery shopping and prescription pickups. These trips are scheduled 8:00 am -2:30 pm on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Please call (714)236-3870 for more information or to enroll in the program.

Social Services Program - Are you seeking resources or are you in need of talking to someone abut your feelings or one of life's challenges? Please leave a message for Senior Outreach Worker LCSW Rosemary Nielsen at (714) 236-3876. She is in the office on Wednesday 7:30 am -5:30 pm. 

GREAT PLATES Program - (California Emergency Feeding Program) The Great Plates Delivered Program in Orange County is currently at capacity.  For information regarding alternate food resources for older adults, please contact the Orange County Office on Aging at 1-800-510-2020, or dial 2-1-1.

 Please note that all clients currently on the Great Plates Delivered Program will continue to receive meals until November 30, 2020, and will be contacted shortly to discuss transition options for alternate food programs in Orange County.

Our mission is to provide the mature adult population in the community with a diverse offering of recreational, educational, social and human service programs in environments which promote a spirit of dignity and limitless potential for later life enrichment.

Our goals are to enhance quality of life, nurture talents and skills, foster social interaction, and support independence and self-determination.

The Senior Center newsletter "The Key" is published monthly and is available for pickup at the Senior Activity Center or download a copy here. 

 

Helpful Information and Resources for Seniors

CLASSES
Classes are temporarily on hold. Participants of NOCCCD or NOCE classes can contact their instructor, email us at seniors@buenapark.com  or call (714) 236-3870 to find out how to access the class online.

SERVICES

These services are offered periodically. Note: Some activities are suspended due to Safer-At-Home Order.

Offerings include:

  • Alzheimer's Caregiver's Support Group
  • Food Distribution (USDA -EFAP, Senior Grocery Program) 2nd Tuesday
  • Legal Aid Provided by Community Legal Aid SoCal Phone appointments are available (800) 834-5001
  • Meals on Wheels (Meals on Wheels OC Home Delivered Meals & Buena Park Meals on Wheels)
  • Medicare Counseling (HICAP) Phone appointments are available (714) 479-0107
  • Outreach Services (714) 236-3876

ZOOM BINGO
Games are held Monday and Wednesday afternoons from 1:00 to 3:00pm. FREE fun on Zoom. Call (714) 236-3870 or email seniors@buenapark.com to request a card and login information.

Download full information here.

OUTREACH
Our Social Worker will acquaint you with the many services at the Senior Activity Center and connect you with county and local non-profit programs. Call for an appointment (714) 236-3876.

MEALS ON WHEELS
Meals on Wheels of Buena Park (a local non-profit) will deliver meals to your home Monday through Friday for a nominal fee if you are home bound and unable to prepare your own meals. Volunteer drivers are always needed for this program.  Call (714) 995-5826 for more information on  this great program

SENIOR TRANSPORTATION 

NON-EMERGENCY MEDICAL TRANSPORTATION
If you are need of transportation to medical appointments, call (714) 236-3870 for registration and information. Must be over 60 and a Buena Park resident. A suggested donation of $1.00 each way. Rides are available on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 8:00 am - 1:00 pm. 

 Senior Cafe (Daily Nutrition Program)

The Meals on Wheels OC  Lunch Cafe is more than just a meal. It gives seniors the opportunity to enjoy a hot, well-balanced, nutritious meal in the company of other seniors. Stop by any morning, Monday through Friday and enjoy an interesting speaker, entertainment, or maybe a special party. Lunch is served at 11:30 am for a $3.00 donation. For more information call (714) 826-1930 or (714) 236-3870. During the COVID-19 crisis the Senior Cafe program will be a frozen meal grab and go every Tuesday from 11:00am - 12:00pm. Call (714)236-3870 for details.

Need more Information?

Persons looking for more information on Senior Food Distribution, Medical Transportation, Affordable Housing, Assisted living facilities and much more - follow this link to the Orange County Office on Aging: www.officeonaging.ocgov.com.

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