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 January.
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.
Learn What Your Mobile Device Can Do – Thursday, Jan. 5, at 10 a.m. via Zoom. Your mobile devices (smartphones and tablets) can do some pretty incredible things once you know how to use them to their fullest effect. Learn how to use contacts, email, and much more, including applications (apps) for social media, video games, movies, photo editing, preparing tax returns, and many additional apps. Presented by Pete Matus, who also will answer your questions.
Legal Consultations – Thursday, Jan. 5, 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.
Movie Matinees – Fridays, Jan. 6, 13, 20, and 27, at 1 p.m. onsite at Pasadena Senior Center. Each PSC member who registers may bring one nonmember guest.
Jan. 6: “Love Actually” (2003, R) starring Hugh Grant and Laura Linney. Eight very different couples deal with their love lives in various interrelated tales set during a frantic month before Christmas in London.
Jan. 13: “Selma” (2014, PG-13) starring David Oyelowo and Carmen Ejogo. Despite violent opposition among white southerners, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. leads an epic march in Alabama from Selma to Montgomery in 1965 to secure equal voting rights.
Jan. 20: “The Second Mother” (2015, R) starring Regina Casé and Helena Albergaria. When the estranged daughter of a hard-working live-in housekeeper suddenly appears, unspoken class barriers that exist in the home are thrown into disarray. Spanish with English subtitles.
Jan. 27: “My Big Fat Greek Wedding” (2002, PG) starring Nia Vardalos and John Corbett. A young Greek American woman falls in love with a non-Greek man and struggles to get her family to accept him while she comes to terms with her heritage and cultural identity.
Chair Yoga – Tuesday, Jan. 10, 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.
It's Never Too Late to Play the Ukulele – Thursday, Jan. 12, at 10 a.m. via Zoom. Learn how simple it is to play the ukulele and how it can give you a renewed appreciation and perspective for bringing music into your life. Presented by Melanie Kareem, founder and creative director at Get Started Playing the Ukulele.
Standards and Show Tunes with Bob and Don – Thursday, Jan. 12, at 2 p.m. onsite at Pasadena Senior Center. Join pianist Bob Lipson and singer Don Snyder with 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.
What You Should Know About Scams – Thursday, Jan. 19, at 10 a.m. via Zoom. Learn about insurance fraud and scams that target older adults and how to fight back and protect yourself. Presented by California Department of Insurance.
Health Fair and Fresh Produce Distribution – Friday, Jan. 20, 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. Everyone is encouraged to bring a bag or personal pull-behind cart to transport the produce home.
Aging and Hearing Health – Thursday, Jan. 26, at 10 a.m. via Zoom. Age-related hearing loss can be gradual. Education and early detection can improve hearing thresholds significantly.Learn how to achieve hearing health as you age, the implications of hearing loss, its association with memory decline and other risk factors. Presented by Foundation for Senior Services.
Mediation and Dispute Resolution – Thursday, Jan. 26, 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.
Electronic Waste Collection Day – Tuesday, Jan. 31, 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, smartphones, PCs, monitors, printers, laptops, tablets, radios/stereos, and other related equipment. Volunteers will be on hand to assist.
SAVE THE DATE!
Cultural Thursday: Lunar New Year Celebration – Thursday, Feb. 2, at 2 p.m. The Year of the Rabbit will be ushered in at the Pasadena Senior Center with a traditional lion dance, martial arts demonstrations, and more.
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.