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Free Events in September

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Free Events in September

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



Members and nonmembers of the Pasadena Senior Center, 85 E. Holly Street, are invited to free events and activities for anyone 50 and older throughout September.

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.

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 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. 

Get Active – Thursday, Sept. 1, at 10 a.m. onsite at Pasadena Senior Center. Daily physical activity can be an instant mood booster and strengthen your health and well-being. Presented by Fransini Giraldo RN and Kaiser Permanente.

Legal Consultations – Thursday, Sept. 1, 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. 

Monthly Food Distribution Program — Friday, Sept. 2, 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. 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 and click on Resources, then Food Distribution Programs, or call 626-685-6732. 

Movie Matinees – Fridays, Sept. 2, 9, 16, and 23, at 1 p.m. onsite at Pasadena Senior Center. Each member who registers may bring one nonmember guest.

Sept. 2“It Happened One Night” (1934, NR) starring Clark Gable and Claudette Colbert. A renegade reporter trailing a young runaway heiress for a big story joins her on a bus heading from Florida to New York, and they end up stuck with each other when the bus leaves them behind at one of the stops.
Sept. 9: “9/11” (2017, R) starring Charlie Sheen and Gina Gershon. Five people trapped in an elevator during the Sept. 11 attacks work together, never giving up hope, to try to escape before the unthinkable happens.
Sept. 16: “The Man from Toronto” (2022, PG-13) starring Kevin Hart and Woody Harrelson. The world’s deadliest assassin and New York’s biggest screw-up are mistaken for each other at an Airbnb rental.
Sept. 23: “Three Amigos” (1986, PG) starring Steve Martin, Chevy Chase and Martin Short. During the silent-film era, three Hollywood actors accept an invitation from a Mexican village to perform their onscreen good-guy cowboy roles in a live stage production, but the villagers believe they are real heroes and expect them to get rid of the town’s bad guy.

To register for any or all of these movies or for more information, visit and click on Activities & Events, then Friday Movie Matinee or call 626-795-4331. Seating is limited; registrations are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. 

Summer Concert Series: The Great American Swing Band – Monday, Sept. 5, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. onsite at Pasadena Senior Center. For this final concert of the 2022 series, the Great American Swing Band will perform music ranging from big band and standards to Dixieland, swing, and more on the spacious, tree-shaded patio. Reservations are not required. 

The Magic Prescription: Movement and Mind – Thursday, Sept. 8, at 10 a.m. via Zoom. Learn how to maintain or improve your quality of life, reduce the risk of falls and various chronic diseases and improve sleep, weight control, and mental health through physical activity and meditation. Presented by Susan Fink, a certified functional aging specialist and personal/brain health trainer.

Standards and Show Tunes with Bob, Don, and David – Thursday, Sept. 8, at 2 p.m. onsite at Pasadena Senior Center. Join pianist Bob Lipson, bassist David Young and singer Don Snyder 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. 

Chair Yoga – Tuesday, Sept. 13, 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. 

GERD Acid Reflux – Thursday, Sept. 15, at 10 a.m. via Zoom. GERD (Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease) occurs when stomach acid repeatedly flows into the tube that connects the mouth and stomach. This backwash (acid reflux) can irritate the lining of the esophagus. Health educator Oscar Vazquez will discuss the causes, symptoms, consequences, and proper management of GER).

Health Fair and Fresh Produce Distribution – Friday, Sept. 16, from 9 to 11 a.m. onsite at Pasadena Senior Center. Health fair 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 home. Registration is not required. 

Guided Tour of Pasadena Senior Center – Thursday, Sept. 15, at 10 a.m. onsite at the center. Take a guided tour with a Pasadena Senior Center ambassador and learn how PSC can enhance your life. Visit various areas of the center, peek in on activities and learn everything else about this first-ever accredited senior center in California. Tours are conducted on the third Thursday of every month. 

Preview of Chair Pilates and Preview of Stretching Class – Wednesday and Thursday, Sept. 21 and 22, at 10 a.m. onsite at Pasadena Senior Center.  Improve posture, core strengthening, and stretching. All exercises in this full-body workout will be performed in a seated position and are designed for older adults, whether they are beginners or experienced in Pilates. 

Foot Care Is More Important than You Think – Thursday, Sept. 22, at 10 a.m. via Zoom.  The human foot is comprised of many bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, and muscles that cannot be ignored. Making foot care a priority as you get older is essential for maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Dr. Mohammed Hassan of Ankle & Foot Care Inc. will discuss common foot disorders that require regular care and cannot be ignored, as well as risk factors, what to look for, and effective remedies and techniques for regular foot care maintenance that can improve overall health. Presented by Foundation for Senior Services. 

Mediation and Dispute Resolution – Thursday, Sept. 22, 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. 

Music on the Patio: Cory Brendel – Thursday, Sept. 22, at 2 p.m. onsite at Pasadena Senior Center. Cory Brendel will perform popular songs with his ukulele – from Tin Pan Alley to The Beatles with an emphasis on standards from the 1930s and 1940s – on the spacious, tree-shaded patio.  

MUSE/IQUE Offstage Education Workshop – Wednesday, Sept. 28, at 4 p.m. via Zoom. 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. 

Clinical Genetics of Alzheimer’s Disease – Thursday, Sept. 29, at 10 a.m. via Zoom. Dr. John Ringman, clinical professor of neurology at the Memory and Aging Center at USC’s Keck School of Medicine, will discuss what is known and not known about genetic contributions to Alzheimer’s disease. 

Cultural Thursday: Walnuts, Sanka, and a Cow Named Garbo – Thursday, Sept. 29, at 2 p.m. via Zoom. Actress Ann Dvorak, known for her striking roles in 1930s films such as “Scarface” and “Friends of Mr. Sweeney,” never stayed in one place for long, yet she called her 36-acre walnut ranch in Encino home. Although the walnut grove is gone, the heart of the property remains, including the house, servant’s quarters, pool and pool house, cow stables, and greenhouse. Learn all about the ranch, which still seems fit for a movie star and is a tangible reminder of the San Fernando Valley’s important role in Hollywood history. Presented by author, historian, and photo archivist Christina Rice. 

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. 


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