Members and nonmembers of the Pasadena Senior Center are invited to free events and activities for anyone 50 and older throughout March.
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.
Don’t Let Your Estate Plan Become Outdated – Thursday, June 1, at 10 a.m. via Zoom. Learn how to avoid the state’s default estate plan – which leaves little or no room for varying interpretation – and make your wishes known so your loved ones will be taken care of financially after you pass away. Presented by Joe Engle, an attorney whose specialty is guiding people through the estate planning process.
Legal Consultations – Thursday, June 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 — Friday, June 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 www.pasadenaseniorcenter.org and click on Resources, then Food Distribution Programs or call 626-685-6732.
Movie Matinees – Fridays, June 2, 9, 16 and 23 at 1 p.m. onsite at Pasadena Senior Center. Each PSC member who registers may bring one nonmember guest.
June 2: “Mr. Turner” (2014, R) starring Timothy Spall and Dorothy Atkinson. The last quarter century of the famously eccentric pre-Impressionism British painter J.M.W. Turner’s life is explored in this film based on true events.
June 9: “Casablanca” (1942, PG) starring Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman. During World War II, a cynical expatriate American nightclub owner struggles to decide whether to help his former lover and her fugitive husband escape the Nazis in French Morocco.
June 16: “Miss Juneteenth” (2020, NR) starring Nicole Beharie and Alexis Chikaese. A former beauty queen prepares her rebellious teenage daughter for the Miss Juneteenth pageant in a low-income and segregated small town in Texas.
June 23: “The Manchurian Candidate” (1962, PG- 13) starring Frank Sinatra and Angela Lansbury. During the Korean War, an American POW is brainwashed as an unwitting assassin for an international Communist conspiracy.
How to Cope with Aging Issues Related to Confusion – Thursday, June 8, at 10 a.m. via Zoom. A medical doctor will discuss patterns of memory deficits, treatment options and prevention measures. Presented by Foundation for Senior Services.
Standards and Show Tunes with Bob, Don and Dave – Thursday, June 8, 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.
#AgeWell Roundtable – Friday, June 9, from 1 to 3 p.m. onsite at Pasadena Senior Center. What’s on your mind? Participants will listen and learn from each other, share experiences and insights in an environment where all viewpoints, fears and feelings are valued by the group. Based on participant needs and requests, specialists from Foundation for Senior Services will address specific topics of interest in this series of ongoing roundtable sessions.
Chair Yoga – Tuesday, June 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.
How to Work with Your Pharmacist – Thursday, June 15, at 10 a.m. via Zoom. Pharmacists are plentiful and you usually don’t need an appointment to discuss medications and related issues. Learn how to work with your pharmacist and the types of questions to ask. Presented by Independence at Home, a SCAN community service.
Cultural Thursday: And the Rest is History! – Thursday, June 15, at 2 p.m. onsite at Pasadena Senior Center. Nobody tells stories like Miss Etta Mae Mumphries (AKA writer/actor/comedian Karen Bankhead) who is a fount of wisdom and has met and influenced exceptional people throughout her extraordinarily long life, from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Josephine Baker to Billie Holiday and Sammy Davis Jr. Enjoy this jovial and joyful journey through history with musical accompaniment by actor/singer Pam Trotter.
Health Fair and Fresh Produce Distribution – Friday, June 16, from 9 to 11 a.m. onsite at Pasadena Senior Center. 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. Registration is not required.
A Conversation with Los Angeles Times Columnist Steve Lopez -- Wednesday, June 21, at 2 p.m. at Pasadena Senior Center. Four-time Pulitzer Prize finalist and longtime L.A. Times columnist Steve Lopez will discuss his latest book titled "Independence Day: What I Learned About Retirement from Some Who've Done It and Some Who Never Will." A book signing will follow.
Understanding Brain Cells – Thursday, June 22, at 10 a.m. via Zoom. Learn how medications and rehabilitation work together to address a variety of neurological concerns. An expert from Foundation for Senior Services will discuss physical, sensory and cognitive approaches that can enhance focus, mood and memory to build stronger brain connections and optimize quality of life.
Mediation and Dispute Resolution – Thursday, June 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.
Improve Your Health Through Nutrition – Thursday, June 29, at 10 a.m. via Zoom. Jennifer Gomez, a health educator and registered dietitian/nutritionist for Kaiser Permanente’s Center for Healthy Living, will discuss how to meet protein needs, preserve muscle, enhance healing/recovery, prevent fractures and practice resistance exercises, all of which can be helped through nutrition.
Electronic Waste Collection Day – Tuesday, June 29, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. onsite at Pasadena Senior Center. Drop off old electronic equipment at the center’s 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.
Music on the Patio: Cory Brendel – Thursday, June 29, at 2 p.m. onsite at Pasadena Senior Center. Cory Brendel will perform popular songs on the center’s spacious, tree-shaded patio with his ukulele – from Tin Pan Alley to The Beatles – with an emphasis on standards from the 1930s and 1940s.
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. Beginning Monday, March 6, extended spring and summer hours will be Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 7:00 pm and Saturday from 8:00 am to noon. Rooms are sanitized after each use. Masks are optional.