Seniors & High Risk

If you are a senior in need of assistance, please call (714) 536-5600

Who is Considered Higher Risk for Severe Illness?

Older Adults (People aged 65 and older)

Adults living in a nursing home or long-term care facility

People who are immunocompromised

People who have serious chronic medical conditions like:
Heart Disease
Diabetes
Renal Failure
Liver Disease
Lung Disease
Moderate to Severe Asthma
Severe obesity

Symptoms

Pay attention for potential COVID-19 symptoms

Fever
Dry Cough
Shortness of Breath

What should you do?

If you feel like you are developing symptoms:

  • Stay home and call your doctor for advice
  • If you are not sick enough to be hospitalized, you can recover at home.  Follow CDC instructions for how to take care of yourself at home.
  • If you develop emergency warning signs for COVID-19, seek medical attention immediately.  Emergency warning signs include: trouble breathing, persistent pain or pressure in the chest, confusion or inability to arouse, and bluish lips or face.  This list is not all inclusive.

What can you do for a family member or friend who is at higher risk?

  • Ensure they have enough supplies on hand.  Offer to get them more, if needed.
  • Know what medications they are taking and see if you can help them have extra on hand.
  • Communicate regularly with neighbors, friends, and family to provide mental and emotional support.

Know who is visiting your at-risk family member and inform them what to do to stay safe

Educate your at-risk family and friends on the importance of hand washing, social distancing, and staying at home.

Senior Pen Pal Connection

Start Writing Now!

Did you know? Research shows that taking the time to handwrite anything – from letters to thank you cards – can provide physical and mental benefits such as improved memory and lower levels of anxiety.  What better time than now to connect local seniors citizens with children to brighten each other’s day in a new program we call Senior Pen Pal Connection.

Are you a senior (over 65), manage a senior day care program, manage a senior residential program, or are an administrator for a skilled nursing center and are interested in the Senior Pen Pal Connection? Please click here to join!

Are you a parent of a child or a child care center operator who would like to be connected to a PenPal? I want to write to a senior!  You will be contacted with a list of seniors that would love to receive letters and cards to brighten their day.

 PenPal Coordinator, Lorene Ernst

lorene.ernst@surfcity-hb.org

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If you are a senior at home and in need of essential assistance, please call our Senior Center in Central Park at 714-536-5600.

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Get involved today by calling 714-752-0406, or send an email to hbresponds@gmail.com
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Keeping Our Community Safe & Informed

Address:
2000 Main Street
Huntington Beach, CA 92648
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Email:
FDPIO@surfcity-hb.org

City Services Call Center – open 7 days/week 9am-5pm:

(714) 536-5511

Hotline Number:

(714) 536-5978

Messages will be returned on a daily basis

The City of Huntington Beach is committed to keeping our community and visitors informed of current events in our community. The purpose of this page is to foster transparency and increase the sharing of information. During the COVID-19 outbreak, the City of Huntington Beach will make every effort to to update this page when updates are received from our local, state and federal partners.

Postponed Events

The following events in the City of Huntington Beach have been postponed. The City is actively working with event promoters to hold these events in the future.

April 2-3 – Ragnar Relay

April 3-5 – IJSBA Jet Ski Competition

April 4 – Bunny Run

April 4 – Corgi Beach Day

April 4 – CA Strong Man Competition

April 11 – Easter Hunt

April 12 – Easter in the Park

April 12 – Sunrise Service at the Pier

April 18 – HSS Demo Days

April 25 – Cruise in Car Show

April 26 – Taste of HB

May 6 – Cars and Copters

May 9-10 – Sunset Beach Art Festival

May 30 – Aids Walk OC

Weekly Surf City Nights

Weekly Crafty Fair at the Pier

If you are a senior and in need of assistance, please call (714) 536-5600

Who Is Considered Higher Risk?

Older Adults (People aged 65 and older)
People who have serious chronic medical conditions like:

  • Heart Disease
  • Diabetes
  • Lung Disease

Watch for symptons & What Should You Do?

  • Pay attention for potential COVID-19 symptoms
    • Fever
    • Cough
    • Shortness of Breath
  • If you develop emergency warning signs of COVID-19 get medical attention immediately.
    • Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
    • Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
    • New confusion or inability to arouse
    • Bluish lips or face
  • If you feel like you are developing symptoms.
  • Stay home and call your doctor
  • Call your healthcare provider and let them know about your symptoms.
  • If you are not sick enough to be hospitalized, you can recover at home.  Follow CDC instructions for how to take care of yourself at home.
  • Get medical attention immediately if you have any of the emergency warning signs listed.

What can you do if you have a family member or friend who is at higher risk?

  • Ensure that they have enough supplies on hand and offer to help them get more if needed.
  • Know what medications they are taking and see if you can help them have extra on hand.
  • Communicate regularly with neighbors, friends, and family to support them.
  • Be cognizant of people visiting their home and inform them what to do to stay safe.
    • Stay home
    • Avoid touching high traffic surfaces in public places.
    • Social distancing
  • If you are feeling ill please avoid visiting.

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