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Free Events in November

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Free Events in November

Monday, to Tuesday,
Presented by: Pasadena Senior Center
85 E. Holly Street
Pasadena, CA 91105



During the COVID pandemic, the Pasadena Senior Center has offered many free online activities via Zoom for adults 50 and older, and now some onsite activities at the center are being scheduled. 

Registration for Zoom and most onsite events is required by visiting and clicking on Events, Clubs and Lectures and then either At the Center or Online Events. Everyone who registers for Zoom events will receive an email link for joining each activity online. Anyone who does not have WiFi or an email address can call 626-795-4331 to receive a phone number to call to listen to live Zoom events.  

Pasadena Senior Center membership and residency in Pasadena are not required for these Zoom or onsite events. 

Flu Shot Clinic – Wednesday, Nov. 3, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Onsite at Pasadena Senior Center. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends the influenza vaccine as the best way to protect against the flu and prevent its spread. Appointments are recommended: Call 626-795-4331 or stop by the Welcome Desk. Walk-ins also will be accepted at the clinic. Masks and social distancing will be required.

Art, Dance and Music Therapy – Thursday, Nov. 4, at 10 a.m. via Zoom. Therapy through art, music and dance can help reduce anxiety and depression, decrease chronic pain, elevate a sense of well-being and more. Come experience these attributes through creative arts. Presented by Foundation for Senior Services. 

Monthly Food Distribution Program — Friday, Nov. 5, from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. in the parking lot at Pasadena Senior Center. Low-income adults 60 and older receive one free box of food and couples receive two. Each box includes foods that meet specific nutritional needs, such as cheese, canned fruits and vegetables, dry milk and related dairy products, cereals and other grain products, and more. Proof of income and California ID are required for first-time recipients. 

Movie Matinees – Fridays, Nov. 5, 12 and 19 at 1 p.m. onsite at Pasadena Senior Center (masks and social distancing will be required). Watching a movie can be revitalizing and can help viewers relax and disconnect for a couple of hours. Each Pasadena Senior Center member may bring one nonmember guest. Nov. 5: "The Sound of Music" (1965, G) starring Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer. A young novitiate in Austria takes a job as governess to the seven children of a widowed naval officer while she decides whether to become a nun. Nov. 12: "Dutch" (1991, PG-13) starring Ed O'Neill and Ethan Embry. To get to know his girlfriend's son, a man volunteers to pick him up from his prep school in Georgia and drive him home to Chicago for Thanksgiving, only to learn during the road trip that the boy has a mean streak. Nov. 19: "Grumpy Old Men" (1993, PG-13) starring Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau. A lifelong feud between two retired male neighbors who have known each other since childhood only gets worse during the holidays when a new neighbor (Ann-Margret) moves in across the street.

Chair Yoga — Tuesday, Nov. 9, at 11 a.m. via Zoom. Improve balance, strength and flexibility while sitting in a chair during this gentle and meditative class. 

Case Management – Wednesday, Nov. 10, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. onsite at Pasadena Senior Center. Do you have a problem and don't know where to turn? Come meet with a trained case manager who will assist you with issues such as meal delivery, transportation options, caregiver services, affordable housing, Social Security, Medi-Cal, Cal-Fresh and much more. Provided by Human Services Association. 

Cultural Thursday: "I Promise You I'll Be Home: Korean War Letters of Al Martinez" – Thursday, Nov. 11, at 2 p.m. via Zoom and Onsite at Pasadena Senior Center. The late Los Angeles Times columnist Al Martinez chronicled Southern California life for 23 years and was awarded three Pulitzer Prizes and scores of other honors before his retirement in 2009. During the Korean War he served on the front lines and later was a regimental writer and war correspondent. Throughout his 20 months of service, he wrote letters nearly every day to his wife Joanne. This illustrated presentation, by Sara Hodson, retired curator of literary manuscripts at The Huntington Library, will highlight the extraordinary and eloquent letters that bring to life the experiences of a 21-year-old U.S. Marine facing the brutality and danger of the battlefield. Hodson is preparing many of Martinez's Korean War letters for future publication. 

What's My Risk? Navigating the Current COVID Landscape – Tuesday, Nov. 16, at 2 p.m. via Zoom. If you're confused about what might or might not be safe to do during this continuing outbreak of COVID-19 and the Delta Variant, you're not alone. Get the latest updates from Dr. Kimberly Shriner of Huntington Hospital and Dr. Laura Mosqueda of USC's Keck School of Medicine. 

MUSE/IQUE Offstage Education Workshop – Wednesday, Nov. 17, at 4 p.m. via Zoom. Join MUSE/IQUE artistic producer Heather Lipson-Bell and guest artists from the MUSE/IQUE in a Minute! (...or Two) program as they explore music from the musicians’ perspective. 

Exercise, Yoga and Fitness Programs – Thursday, Nov. 18, at 10 a.m. via Zoom. Exercise is an essential part of a healthy lifestyle and contributes to longevity and quality of life. A well-rounded fitness program, including yoga and strength training, can improve cardiovascular health, reduce anxiety and depression, strengthen bones and more. Presented by Foundation for Senior Services. 

Music on the Patio: Steve Ormond – Thursday, Nov. 18, at 2 p.m. on the patio behind Pasadena Senior Center. Pianist Steve Ormond will perform a fun mix of Tin Pan Alley, Rock & Roll and novelty tunes. Sing along or kick up your heels and dance! Space is limited. 

In addition to online classes, onsite events and other activities, members and nonmembers of the Pasadena Senior Center are encouraged to visit the website regularly for a weekly blog, monthly magazine, COVID-19 updates for older adults and more. 

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