During the COVID pandemic, the Pasadena Senior Center has offered many free online activities via Zoom for adults 50 and older, and now some onsite activities at the center are being scheduled.
Registration for Zoom and most onsite events is required by visiting www.pasadenaseniorcenter.org and clicking on Events, Clubs and Lectures and then either At the Center or Online Events. Everyone who registers for Zoom events will receive an email link for joining each activity online. Anyone who does not have WiFi or an email address can call 626-795-4331 to receive a phone number to call to listen to live Zoom events.
Pasadena Senior Center membership and residency in Pasadena are not required for these Zoom or onsite events.
Pasadena Senior Center membership, as well as residency in Pasadena, are not required for these Zoom or onsite events.
Are Your Valuables Hiding in Plain Sight? – Thursday, Dec. 2, at 10 a.m. via Zoom. Learn the current value of your jewelry, watches and art from gemologist and appraiser Dana Ehrman as well as evolution of product demand and technology plus changes in market conditions. Ehrman also will take participants through a journey of collectibles that have held up through the ages. Presented by Foundation for Senior Services. To register, visit www.pasadenaseniorcenter.org and click on Lectures & Classes, then Informational Lectures or call 626-795-4331.
Cultural Thursday: Replicating Michelangelo Through Modern and Postmodern Monuments in Los Angeles and Paris – Thursday, Dec. 2, at 2 p.m. onsite at Pasadena Senior Center and simultaneously via Zoom. As the saying goes, imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. Dr. James Fishburne, director of Forest Lawn Museum, will explain how replicas of Michelangelo's works have made the Italian Renaissance artist synonymous with Old World artistic achievement and contributed to his fame on a global scale. The presentation will focus on Forest Lawn Memorial Park, where one of the world's largest collections of full-scale replicas of Michelangelo's sculptures are located, and Hôtel de Police, an unabashedly postmodern structure in Paris. To register, visit www.pasadenaseniorcenter.org and click on Activities & Events, then Special Events or call 626-795-4331.
Monthly Food Distribution Program — Friday, Dec. 3, 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. Masks and social distancing are required. For more information, visit www.pasadenaseniorcenter.org and click on Resources, then Food Distribution Programs or call 626-685-6732.
Movie Matinees – Fridays, Dec. 3, 10 and 17 at 1 p.m. onsite at Pasadena Senior Center. Watching a movie can be revitalizing and can help viewers relax and disconnect for a couple of hours. December's movies are ideal for the weeks leading to Christmas. Each Pasadena Senior Center member may bring one nonmember guest. Dec 3: "National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation" (1989, PG-13) starring Chevy Chase and Beverly D'Angelo. America's favorite movie family, the Griswolds, plan for a big, happy Christmas that, of course, turns into a hilarious disaster. Dec. 10: "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" (2000, PG) starring Jim Carrey and Taylor Momsen. A green revenge-seeking Grinch who lives on the outskirts of Whoville plans to ruin Christmas for all the citizens of the town. Dec. 17: "The Christmas Chronicles" (2018, PG) starring Kurt Russell and Darby Camp. On Christmas Eve, a brother and sister's plan to catch Santa Claus on camera turns into an unexpected journey most children could only dream about. To register, visit www.pasadenaseniorcenter.net and click on Activities & Events, then Friday Movie Matinee or call 626-795-4331.
Let Us Play: Improv Class – Wednesday, Dec. 8, at 1 p.m. onsite at Pasadena Senior Center. This playful, participatory class of theater and improv games is designed to unlock creativity, free the imagination, ignite spontaneity, increase mental focus and build confidence. Presented by theater professionals Mark and Ilona Jennings. For more information visit www.pasadenaseniorcenter.org and click on Activities & Events, then Special Events or call 626-795-4331.
Estate Planning, Trust Administration and Estate Administration – Thursday, Dec. 9, at 10 a.m. via Zoom. Attorney Joe Engle, whose specialty is leading people through the estate planning process with ease and knowledge, will discuss estate planning, trust administration and estate administration, plus how to avoid probate and why estate planning is important. To register, visit www.pasadenseniorcenter.net and click on Lectures & Classes, then Informational Lectures or call 626-795-4331.
Cultural Thursday: Holiday Cheer with the Tap Chicks – Thursday, Dec. 9, at 2 p.m. onsite at Pasadena Senior Center. The ever popular Pam Kay and the Tap Chicks will present a festive show filled with music, dancing and laughter. There's no better way to get into the holiday spirit! To register, visit www.pasadenaseniorcenter.org and click on Activities & Events, then Special Events or call 626-795-4331. Walk-ins will be allowed if space is available.
Virtual Holiday Bingo (with prizes) – Thursday, Dec. 16, at 10 a.m. via Zoom. Whether you're a veteran Bingo player or new to the game, join the fun! Presented by Foundation for Senior Services. To register, visit www.pasadenaseniorcenter.org and click on Activities & Events, then Special Events or call 626-795-4331.
Scam and Fraud Self-Defense – Thursday, Dec. 23, at 10 a.m. via Zoom. Protect yourself! Learn about current scams, how scammers might contact you and how they take advantage of certain vulnerabilities to get private and sensitive information from older adults. Presented by Miles McNeeley, director of elder abuse and prevention for Wise and Healthy Aging. To register, visit www.pasadenaseniorcenter.org and click on Lectures & Classes, then Informational Lectures or call 626-795-4331.
How the Five Senses Change with Age – Thursday, Dec. 30, at 10 a.m. via Zoom. Take better care of yourself by understanding the connection between aging and protecting the five senses – hearing, sight, smell, taste and touch. To register, visit www.pasadenaseniorcenter.org and click on Lectures & Classes, then Informational Lectures or call 626-795-4331.
Cultural Thursday: Celebrating Champagne – Thursday, Dec. 30, at 2 p.m. via Zoom. Start your New Year's Eve celebration a day early with this fun salute to the golden, effervescent libation. Host Annie Laskey and special guests will share stories, history and lore surrounding the bubbly beverage that is synonymous with festivity. Raise a glass of champagne or another beverage with us! To register, visit www.pasadenaseniorcenter.org and click on Activities & Events, then Special Events or 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 monthly magazine, COVID updates specifically for older adults and more.