Members and nonmembers of the Pasadena Senior Center are invited to free events and activities for anyone 50 and older.
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.
Monthly Food Distribution — Friday, Sept. 1, 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.
Final Concert in Summer Series – Monday, Sept. 4, from 5 to 7 p.m. onsite at Pasadena Senior Center. Pasadena Senior Center’s summer concert series concludes with the 14-piece Great American Swing Band performing two sets in the Scott Pavilion: 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. Come for one or stay for both. Reservations are not required.
How to Navigate Colorectal and Prostate Cancers – Thursday, Sept. 7, at 10 a.m. via Zoom. Cancer can be a challenging experience to navigate. It is important to remember that you have full control over what, when and how much you choose to share about your diagnosis. This is the first in a series of monthly lectures about this important issue. Organized by the City of Hope, the series has been designed to provide valuable information and support to people affected by these types of cancers.
Legal Consultations – Thursday, Sept. 7, at 10 a.m. 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, Sept. 8, 15, 22 and 29, at 1 p.m. onsite at Pasadena Senior Center. Each PSC member who registers may bring one nonmember guest.
- Sept. 8: “Champions” (2023, PG-13) starring Woody Harrelson and Kaitlin Olson. A former minor league basketball coach under court order to manage a team of players with intellectual disabilities soon realizes that, despite his doubts, this team can go further working together than they ever imagined.
- Sept. 15: “9/11” (2017, R) starring Charlie Sheen and Gina Gershon. Five people trapped in an elevator in the North Tower of the World Trade Center during the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks work together to try to escape before the unthinkable happens.
- Sept. 22: “Bye Bye Birdie” (1963, G) starring Dick Van Dyke and Ann-Margret. A rock singer travels to a small Ohio town to make his farewell television performance and kiss his biggest fan before he is drafted.
- Sept. 29: “The Social Network” (2010, PG-13) starring Jesse Eisenburg and Andrew Garfield. As Harvard student Mark Zuckerberg creates the social networking site that would become known as Facebook, he is sued by twins who claim he stole their idea and by the cofounder who was later squeezed out of the business.
Chair Yoga – Tuesday, Sept. 12, 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 Is the Right Medicare Plan for You? – Thursday, Sept. 14, at 10 a.m. via Zoom. Discover the five tips to help you choose the most cost-effective Medicare plan that meets your specific needs while saving money and making the most out of your Medicare benefits. Presented by Foundation for Senior Services.
Standards and Show Tunes with Bob, Don and Dave – Thursday, Sept. 14, at 2 p.m. onsite at Pasadena Senior Center. Join pianist Bob Lipson, singer Don Snyder, bassist David Young and drummer Matt Crawford for an afternoon of music featuring everybody's favorites from the Great American Songbook. Sing along, kick up your heels and dance or simply tap your toes to the rhythm of the music.
Health Fair and Fresh Produce Distribution – Friday, Sept. 15, 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.
Age Well Roundtable – Wednesday, Sept. 20, from 1 to 3 p.m. onsite at Pasadena Senior Center. What’s on your mind? Participants will listen and learn from each other about aging and 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.
MUSE/IQUE Offstage Education Workshop – Wednesday, Sept. 20, at 3:30 p.m. Take a deeper look at MUSE/IQUE's 2023 season "Music = Power.” Offstage programs feature guest artists direct from the concerts, hosted by Heather Lipson Bell, MUSE/IQUE's director of education, community engagement and digital media.
Bone Health Basics: Understanding Osteoporosis – Thursday, Sept. 21, at 10 a.m. via Zoom. Bone is living tissue that is constantly being broken down and replaced. Osteoporosis happens when more bone is broken down than replaced. It is called a “silent disease” because it weakens bones to the point that they can break easily, and people who develop it may not notice any changes until a bone breaks – usually in the hip, spine or wrist. Come learn about what demographic categories are at higher risk of osteoporosis, as well as prevention, symptoms, treatments and more. Presented by Scan.
Terracotta Pot Painting Workshop – Monday, Sept. 25, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. onsite at Pasadena Senior Center. Express yourself through the art of decorating and painting terracotta pots. All materials will be provided, including pots, soil and seeds. Instructors are Olivia Hur and Mena Joung of Crafts 4 Smiles.
Your Personal Memoir: A Lasting Legacy to Touch the Future – Thursday, Sept. 28, at 10 a.m. via Zoom. Every person has a story to tell that can provide guidance and inspiration for family members and those we’ve touched throughout their lives. Learn ideas and techniques for writing your own personal memoir that will impact future generations. Presented by Foundation for Senior Services.
Mediation and Dispute Resolution – Thursday, Sept. 28, 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.
Food Pantry – Ongoing weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Don’t let financial hardship, being homebound or other issues prevent you from eating healthy food. Pasadena Senior Center volunteers deliver food and other supplies to your door while maintaining social distancing. To request food delivery, call 626-685-6732 and leave a message. Someone will return your call as soon as possible.
Home Tea Program – Ongoing. Anyone 50 and older can sign up to receive tea and an inspirational card once a month.