Members and nonmembers of the Pasadena Senior Center are invited to free events and activities for anyone 50 and older throughout February.
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.
Leaving a Legacy Through Real Estate – Thursday, Feb. 2, at 10 a.m. via Zoom. Esther Clauson, a senior real estate specialist, will discuss trust and asset protections, 1031 exchanges, and using income property to leave a legacy.
Cultural Thursday: Chinese Lunar New Year Celebration – Thursday, Feb. 2, at 2 p.m. on the patio at Pasadena Senior Center. The Year of the Rabbit will be ushered in at the Pasadena Senior Center with a traditional lion dance, martial arts demonstrations, and more. The rabbit is the luckiest animal of the Chinese zodiac and a symbol of hope, peace, and longevity.
Monthly Food Distribution Program — Friday, Feb. 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.
Movie Matinees – Fridays, Feb. 3, 10, 17, and 24 at 1 p.m. onsite at Pasadena Senior Center. Each PSC member who registers may bring one nonmember guest.
- Feb. 3: “Red Tails” (2012, PG-13) starring Cuba Gooding Jr. and Terrance Howard. Having faced segregation while kept mostly on the ground during World War II, a crew of African American pilots in the Tuskegee training program are called into duty under the guidance of Col. A.J. Bullard.
- Feb. 10: “Sabrina” (1995, PG-13) starring Harrison Ford and Julia Ormond. A carefree single man becomes interested in the daughter of his family’s chauffeur, but after she returns from a trip to Paris, his business-focused brother has something to say about it.
- Feb.17: “42” (2013, PG-13) starring Chadwick Boseman and Harrison Ford. In 1947 Jackie Robinson becomes the first African American to play in Major League Baseball when he is signed by the Brooklyn Dodgers and faces considerable racism in the process. The film is based on true events.
- Feb. 24: “Le Havre” (2011, NR) starring André Wilms and Blondin Miguel. When an underage African boy arrives illegally by cargo ship in the French port city of Le Havre, an aging shoe shiner takes pity on the child and welcomes him into his home while a police inspector may or may not be on their trail. French with English subtitles.
Options and Advantages of Aging in a Senior Community – Thursday, Feb. 9, at 10 a.m. via Zoom. A certified senior advisor will discuss considerations for aging at home vs. a senior community and the impacts on families’ financial, mental, and physical well-being.
Standards and Show Tunes with Bob, Don, and Dave – Thursday, Feb. 9, 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.
Diabetes Empowerment and Education – Thursdays, Feb. 9 to Mar. 16, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. onsite at Pasadena Senior Center. This support group is a vital part of many people's diabetes and pre-diabetes management and can have a significant, positive impact on their lives. Presented by Kathy Eastwood RN of the Huntington Hospital Community Outreach Program.
Chair Yoga – Tuesday, Feb. 14, 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.
What’s New at Metro? – Thursday, Feb. 16, at 10 a.m. via Zoom. Learn about new projects such as the Airport Connector that will get riders from their starting points to LAX, the latest updates on discounted fares, some destinations that may interest you, and much more.
Health Fair and Fresh Produce Distribution – Friday, Feb. 17, 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. Registration is not required.
Caregiving and Technology – Thursday, Feb. 23, at 10 a.m. via Zoom. Learn about changes in caregiving strategies and how increasing use of robotics, artificial intelligence, and other technologies are improving caregiving environments. Presented by Foundation for Senior Services.
Mediation and Dispute Resolution – Thursday, Feb. 23, 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.
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.