Members and nonmembers of the Pasadena Senior Center, 85 E. Holly St., are invited to free events and activities for anyone 50 and older throughout November.
Registration for Zoom activities and most onsite events is required by visiting www.pasadenaseniorcenter.org and clicking on Activities & Events, Lectures & Classes or Resources. Everyone who registers for Zoom events will receive an email link for joining each activity online. Most Zoom events are recorded and televised on the Pasadena Senior Center YouTube channel. COVID protocols are observed for all onsite events at the center.
Proof of vaccination is required for anyone who attends onsite events indoors or uses the fitness center. Masks are recommended but not required.
Legal Consultations – Thursday, Nov. 3, from 10 a.m. to noon onsite at Pasadena Senior Center. Learn about wills and trusts, conservatorships, durable powers of attorney and estate planning. To schedule a required appointment, call 626-795-4331.
Standards and Show Tunes with Bob and Don – Thursday, Nov. 3, at 2 p.m. onsite at Pasadena Senior Center. Join pianist Bob Lipson and singer Don Snyder with a special guest bassist, David Young, for an afternoon of music 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. This event will take place indoors. To register or for more information, visit www.pasadenaseniorcenter.org and click on Activities & Events, then Special Events or call 626-795-4331.
Monthly Food Distribution Program — Friday, Nov. 4, from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. in the parking lot at Pasadena Senior Center. Low-income adults 60 and older who show their IDs with proof of age will 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. Boxes are heavy, so bring a pull-behind personal cart to the parking lot between the Pasadena Senior Center and the Metro Gold Line station. Opening boxes on the premises is prohibited. For more information, visit www.pasadenaseniorcenter.org and click on Resources, then Food Distribution Programs or call 626-685-6732.
Movie Matinees – Fridays, Nov. 4, 11 and 18, at 1 p.m. onsite at Pasadena Senior Center. Each PSC member who registers may bring one nonmember guest. Nov. 4: “Children of Heaven” (1997, PG) starring Amir Farrokh Hashemian and Mohammad Amir Naji. After a boy loses his sister’s prized possession – a pair of pink shoes – he embarks on a series of adventures throughout South Tehran to find them. Persian with English subtitles. This film was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Film. Nov. 11: “Motherless Brooklyn” (2019, R) with a star-studded cast including Edward Norton and Gugu Mbatha-Raw. In 1950s New York, a lonely private detective with Tourette’s Syndrome is determined to solve the murder of his mentor and only friend. This was Bruce Willis’s final film before his retirement earlier this year due to aphasia. Nov. 18: “Grumpy Old Men” (1993, PG-13) starring Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau. A lifelong feud between two retired next-door neighbors only gets worse during the holidays when a new neighbor (Ann-Margret) moves in across the street. To register for any or all of these movies or for more information, visit www.pasadenaseniorcenterorg and click on Activities & Events, then Friday Movie Matinee or call 626-795-4331.
Chair Yoga – Tuesday, Nov. 8, at 11 a.m. via Zoom. Improve balance, strength, flexibility and well-being while sitting on a chair or standing while using a chair for support during this gentle and meditative class. For more information, visit www.pasadenaseniorcenter.org and click on Lectures & Classes, then Workshops or call 626-795-4331.
Eight Keys to Health and Happiness – Thursday, Nov. 10, at 10 a.m. via Zoom. Work and life specialist and pre-retirement coach Chris Gomberg will help participants understand the positive psychology of happiness that took root more than 20 years ago. He will present eight specific strategies that can be applied to older adults’ daily lives to influence overall well-being as they age. Presented by the Foundation for Senior Services. To register or for more information, visit www.pasadenaseniorcenter.org and click on Lectures & Classes, then Informational Lectures or call 626-795-4331.
Stress and Emotional Health – Thursday, Nov. 17, at 10 a.m. via Zoom. Kaiser Permanente health educator Nareh Yaghoubian will describe effective strategies for reducing stress and improving emotional health, including mindfulness, self-care and stress management. To register or for more information, visit www.pasadenaseniorcenter.org and click on Lectures & Classes, then Informational Lectures or call 626-795-4331.
Cultural Thursday: Pasadena Pro Musica – Thursday, Nov. 17, at 2 p.m. onsite at Pasadena Senior Center. Members of the auditioned community choir Pasadena Pro Musica will perform choral works ranging from the Middle Ages – fifth through 15th century – through the Baroque period – 17th and 18th centuries – plus 20th century works by Leonard Bernstein. To register or for more information, visit www.pasadenaseniorcenter.org and click on Activities & Events, then Special Events, or call 626-795-4331.
Health Fair and Fresh Produce Distribution – Friday, Nov, 18, from 9 to 11 a.m. onsite at Pasadena Senior Center (while supplies last). Health fair services indoors 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 home. Registration is not required. For more information, call 626-795-4331.
eWaste Collection Day – Monday, Nov. 21, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. onsite at Pasadena Senior Center. Drop off old electronic equipment at the Pasadena Senior Center patio for recycling in an environmentally responsible manner. Bring TVs, monitors, medical equipment, smart phones, PCs, monitors, printers, laptops, tablets, radios/stereos and other related equipment. Volunteers will be on hand to assist. Reservations are not required for this event. For more information call 626-795-4311.
The Egyptian Revival Craze of the 1920s and ‘30s – Tuesday, Nov. 22, at 2 p.m. via Zoom. It has been 100 years since archaeologist Howard first looked into the long-lost tomb of Pharoah Tutankhamen and famously proclaimed that he saw “wonderful things!” The extraordinary discovery touched off a decades-long Egyptian Revival craze. Historian Eleanor Schrader will present a look at some examples of Egyptian Revival architecture and design. To register or for more information, visit www.pasadenaseniorcenter.org and click on Activities and Events, then Special Events or call 626-795-4331.
Mediation and Dispute Resolution – Thursday, Nov 24, from 10 a.m. 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. To make an appointment, call 626-795-4331.
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 quarterly online 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.