85 East Holly Street, Pasadena, CA 91103 • Tel: 626.795.4331 • www.pasadenaseniorcenter.org
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Free June events at Pasadena Senior Center
There is something for everyone in June at the Pasadena Senior Center, 85 E. Holly St.
You do not have to be a member to attend. Some events require advance reservations as noted.
What Happens Next? Paintings by Joan Pounds – Wednesday, June 1, to Sunday, July 31. Paintings will be on view in the Fireplace Lounge. Pounds was a successful portrait photographer when she became disabled more than 20 years ago and her ability to walk, talk and perform fine motor skills became limited. She reinvented herself as an artist and her works are included in a new book titled What Happens Next? with children’s stories and illustrations.
Hypertension: The Silent Killer – Thursday, June 2, at 10 a.m. Learn the many ways to prevent or manage high blood pressure from Kathy Eastwood RN, a Huntington Hospital community outreach nurse.
Friday Movie Matinees – Fridays, June 3, 10 and 17, at 1 p.m. Everyone enjoys movies and the pleasures they bring. June 3: Joy (2015, PG-13) starring Jennifer Lawrence and Robert De Niro. A young woman founds a business dynasty despite betrayal inside and outside her family. Based on a true story. June 10: The Revenant (2015, R) starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hardy. A frontiersman on a fur trading expedition in the 1820s fights for survival after being mauled by a bear and left for dead by members of his own hunting team. June 17: Song of the Thin Man (1947, NR) starring William Powell and Myrna Loy. Nick, Nora and Nick Jr. investigate the murder of a band leader in New York.
Cardmaking Workshop – Monday, June 6, from noon to 2 p.m. Surprise a special someone with a personalized, handmade greeting card. Whether it’s a happy birthday, happy holidays, thank you, thinking of you or other sentiment, you’ll create a decorative card in your own unique style and have fun discovering your creativity while workshop leaders help you bring your ideas to life. All materials will be provided.
Stay Connected with Social Media – Tuesdays and Thursdays, June 7 to 30, from 9 to 11 a.m. Learn how to keep in touch with family and friends via email, Skype, Facebook and other forms of social media during a 30-minute, one-on-one meeting with an instructor. You’ll choose which applications you want to learn. Bring a laptop or use one of the onsite computers. If you have an email address, bring it and your password. Sign up with Edison at the Welcome Desk.
Smart Phones, Tablets and Computers – Any Questions? – Tuesdays and Thursdays, June 7 to 30, from 10 to 11 a.m. Get the answers you need about technology devices, whether you own them already or are considering a purchase. Learning how to text, check voicemail, set an alarm, navigate the Internet and download apps is easier than you may think!
What You Need to Know About Shingles – Thursday, June 9, at 12:15 p.m. One of every three people 60 and older will get shingles and one of every six who do will experience severe pain. Learn about the long-term effects shingles can cause and what can be done to reduce your risk. A boxed lunch will be served to the first 50 people who call 626-795-4331 to make a reservation. Presented by Susan Callens RN, New Wave Home Care.
Foot Care – Thursday, June 16, at 10 a.m. Learn how to make your feet happy! Dr. Andrew La DPM will discuss the best way to care for your feet, common causes of foot pain and what to look for when buying proper shoes.
Health Fair – Friday, June 17, from 9 to 11 a.m. Services include glucose, blood pressure and hearing screenings as well as counseling and health/community resources. Bring your list of medications, doctors and emergency contacts for a free personal identification card sponsored by New York Life. For more information call 626-685-6732.
How to Choose an In-Home Care Provider – Thursday, June 23 at 10 a.m. Do you know the signs that indicate in-home care may be necessary? Do you know how to select a provider and check agency and caregiver credentials? Learn tips, guidelines and receive resources so you can proceed with confidence. Presented by Home Instead Senior Care.
What Happens Next? Wine and Cheese Reception/Artist Presentation – Thursday, June 23, at 5 p.m. Artist Joan Pounds, whose works will be showcased in the Fireplace Lounge from June 1 to July 31, will discuss her art and sign copies of her book. Pounds was a successful portrait photographer when she became disabled more than 20 years ago and her ability to walk, talk and perform fine motor skills became limited. She reinvented herself as an artist and her works are included in a new book titled What Happens Next? with children’s stories and illustrations.
Human Spaceflight: From Mars to the Stars – Monday, June 27, at 1 p.m. What is the human future of space? Will humans settle other worlds? Dr. Louis D. Friedman, former leader of Jet Propulsion Laboratory’s advanced planetary studies, cofounder of The Planetary Society and advisor to Breakthrough Starshot, a privately funded interstellar mission initiative, will discuss the future of deep space travel and sign copies of his book Human Spaceflight: From Mars to the Stars. Books will be available for purchase.
Depression and Anxiety – Thursday, June 30, at 10 a.m. Symptoms of depression and anxiety can affect older adults profoundly. Learn what true depression and anxiety are and how to get help if needed. Presented by Pacific Clinics.
For more information visit www.pasadenaseniorcenter.org or call 626-795-4331.
Founded in 1959, the Pasadena Senior Center is an independent nonprofit agency that offers recreational, educational, wellness and social services to people ages 50 and over in a friendly environment. Services are also provided for frail, low-income and homebound seniors.