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Free Events in July

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Free Events in July

Friday, to Sunday,
Presented by: Pasadena Senior Center
85 E. Holly Street
Pasadena, CA 91105



During the COVID pandemic, the Pasadena Senior Center continues to offer many free online activities via Zoom for adults 50 and older as well as some onsite activities. 

Registration for Zoom activities and most onsite events is required by visiting and clicking on Activities & Events, Lectures & Classes, or Resources. Everyone who registers for Zoom events receives an email link for joining each activity online. Most free events via Zoom are recorded and televised on the Pasadena Senior Center YouTube channel. COVID protocols are observed for all onsite events at the center. All instructors and presenters are required to meet minimum COVID protocols. 

The Pasadena Senior Center, 85 E. Holly Street, will present free events and activities in July for everyone 50 and older.  Members and nonmembers are welcome to attend. Some events require advance reservations as noted. Residency in Pasadena is not required. Some events are presented via Zoom, others are onsite at the Pasadena Senior Center and a few are hybrid via Zoom as well as onsite.

Movie Matinees – Fridays, July 1 to 29, at 1:00 pm onsite at Pasadena Senior Center. Each member who registers may bring one nonmember guest.  

  • July 1: "Grease" (1978, PG) starring John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John. Good girl Sandy and greaser Danny fall in love over the summer but Danny is not exactly truthful with Sandy about his background – until autumn when they discover they now go to the same high school.  
  • July 8: “Independence Day” (1996, PG-13) starring Will Smith and Bill Pullman. Aliens are coming to invade and destroy Earth in a battle of superior technology vs. mankind’s best weapon: the will to survive.  
  • July 15: “The Sandlot” (1993 PG) starring Tom Guiry and Mike Vitar. In the summer of 1962, a new kid in town is taken under the wing of a young baseball prodigy and rowdy team, resulting in many adventures. 
  • July 22: “A League of Their Own” (1992, PG) starring Tom Hanks and Geena Davis. Two sisters join the female professional baseball league and struggle to help it succeed despite their own growing rivalry. 
  • July 29: “Top Gun” (1986, PG) starring Tom Cruise and Kelly McGillis. As students at the Naval Fighter Weapons School compete to be the best in the class, one daring young pilot learns a few things from a civilian instructor that are not taught in the classroom.  

Physical Balance: The Risks of Falling – Thursday, July 7, at 10 am via Zoom. Learn about environmental factors such as uneven pavement and wet or slippery floors as well as health conditions that can affect balance and put you at greater risk for falling, plus how to improve balance and surroundings to reduce the possibility of falling. Presented by Optum.  

Chair Yoga – Tuesday, July 12, at 11 am via Zoom. Improve balance, strength, flexibility, and well-being while sitting in a chair or standing while using a chair for support during this gentle and meditative class. 

Grief and Loss: Beyond Blue – Tuesdays through July 12 from 3:30 to 4:30 pm onsite at Pasadena Senior Center. Grief is a natural response to loss. There is no right or wrong way to grieve. This support group is designed for anyone 50 and older who has lost a close friend or loved one. It is helpful to allow yourself to grieve your way, share your grief with others and let them support you through the process. The group is facilitated by Denise Traboulsi MSW and Dr. Adria Navarro, resource specialists at the USC-VHH Community Resource Center for Aging. 

MUSE/IQUE Offstage Education Workshop – Wednesday, July 13, at 4 pm onsite at Pasadena Senior Center. Take a deeper look at MUSE/IQUE's 2022 season "L.A. Composed: A Festival of Los Angeles Music." Direct from their own L.A.-area stages, featured guest artists will join in conversation with Heather Lipson Bell, MUSE/IQUE's director of education, community engagement, and digital media.

Diabetes Empowerment and Education – Thursdays, July 14 to Aug. 18, from 9:30 to 11:30 am onsite at Pasadena Senior Center. In a relaxed and supportive environment, share your experiences with others living with diabetes and learn how to cope with this difficult illness. This support group is a vital part of many people's diabetes management and can have a significant, positive impact on their lives. Presented by Kathy Eastwood RN of the Huntington Hospital Community Outreach Program. 

Technology Trends and Innovations – Thursday, July 14, at 10 am via Zoom. Plenty of advances in technology have practical applications for older adults. Technology specialist Steve Huntly will discuss the latest trends in robotics and artificial intelligence (AI). 

Music on the Patio: Bob and Don – Thursday, July 14, at 2 pm onsite at Pasadena Senior Center. Join pianist Bob Lipson and singer Don Snyder for an afternoon of music on the spacious patio featuring everybody's favorite show tunes and standards. Sing along, kick up your heels and dance or simply tap your toes to the rhythm of the music. 

Health Fair and Produce Distribution – Friday, July 15, from 9 to 11 am onsite at Pasadena Senior Center. Services will include blood pressure and glucose testing, hearing tests, updates in Medicare health plans, resources, and more. Preassembled bags of fresh, nutritious vegetables will be distributed on the patio while supplies last courtesy of Order of Malta Mobile Ministries. One bag per person. Everyone is encouraged to bring a personal pull-behind cart to transport the produce. Registration is not required; proof of COVID vaccination will be required. 

Say Goodbye to Sleepless Nights – Thursday, July 21, at 10 am via Zoom. A good night’s sleep is essential for maintaining physical and mental health. If you tend to toss and turn in bed at night, come learn tips from Nareh Yaghoubian MPH on how to improve your sleep and naturally calm your body and mind. Presented by Optum.

Burdens and Blessings of Caregiving – Thursday, July 28, at 10 a.m. via Zoom. If you are a caregiver to a loved one or friend, self-care can help balance the burdens and blessings. Learn how different attitudes can hinder or help with your caregiving responsibilities. Presented by Foundation for Senior Services. ay, July 28, from 10 am to noon onsite at Pasadena Senior Center. Learn how to resolve conflicts with the help of a trained mediator, including property ownership, landlord/tenant disputes, workplace/employment issues, family disagreements, and more. Presented by Loyola Center for Conflict Resolution. 

Cultural Thursday: Plucking a Rose Under the Crescent Moon – Thursday, July 28, at 2 pm via Zoom. Dr. Janet Fahey, a civil and sanitation engineer, environmental consultant, and lifetime member of the Jane Austen Society of North America, will lead an intriguing and lighthearted presentation about the history of sanitation in India and Rome from ancient times until Jane Austen’s lifetime and beyond. (Note: In Jane Austen’s time, “plucking a rose” was a euphemism for meandering to the garden outhouse.) 

Save the Dates: Summer Concert Series – Mondays, Aug. 8 to Sept. 5, from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. Summer concerts are coming back after a two-year, COVID-related hiatus! Beat the heat on the spacious, tree-shaded patio for five Monday concerts featuring several different genres. 

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 monthly magazine, free food delivery for older adults in need, COVID updates specifically for older adults, and more.  

The center is an independent, donor-supported nonprofit organization that has served older adults for more than 60 years. During the pandemic, doors are open Mondays through Fridays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. for social services as well as the library, Sy Graff Fitness Center, computer lab, and limited occupancy for events. Rooms are sanitized after each use.  

In accordance with Pasadena Public Health Department guidelines, proof of COVID vaccination is required for everyone who uses the fitness center or attends onsite activities indoors. Masks are optional. 


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