85 East Holly Street, Pasadena, CA 91103 • Tel: 626.795.4331 • www.pasadenaseniorcenter.org
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Free August Events at Pasadena Senior Center
There is something for everyone in August 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.
Cardmaking Workshop – Monday, Aug. 1, 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, Aug. 2 to 25, 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, Aug. 2 to 25, 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!
Concerts in the Park – Tuesdays, Aug. 2 to Sept. 6, at 6 p.m. at the bandshell at Memorial Park behind the Pasadena Senior Center. Aug. 2: Susie Hansen Latin Jazz Band performs Latin jazz and salsa. Aug. 9: Whiskey Hayride gets everybody moving with classic country/rock. Aug. 16: Alan Chapman and his family, The Von Chaps, light up the stage. Aug. 23: Lisa Haley and the Zydekats perform Cajun and zydeco. Aug. 30: Inca entertains with traditional music from Peru. Bring a lawn chair and a picnic or purchase dinner at the park.
Strategies for a Sustainable Income in Retirement – Thursday, Aug. 4, at 10 a.m. Are you happy with your income? Explore how to sustain your income through retirement and learn about available options. Presented by David Lumiqued of Society for Financial Awareness.
Friday Movie Matinees – Fridays, Aug. 5, 12 and 19, at 1 p.m. Everyone enjoys movies and the pleasures they bring. Aug. 5: “Concussion” (2015, PG-13) starring Will Smith and Alec Baldwin. An accomplished pathologist uncovers the truth about brain damage in NFL football players who suffer repeated concussions in the course of normal play. Based on a true story. Aug. 12: “Hello, My Name is Doris” (2016, R) starring Sally Field and Max Greenfield. A self-help seminar inspires a 60-something woman to romantically pursue her younger coworker. Aug. 19: “Shutter Island” (2010, R) starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Mark Ruffalo. A U.S. Marshal investigates the disappearance of a murderer who escaped from a hospital for the criminally insane.
Live Longer and Stronger at Every Age – Thursday, Aug. 11, at 12:15 p.m. Explore the challenges to living fully as you age and focus on concrete steps to adapt to successful aging. Dr. Bonnie Olsen of Keck USC Family Medicine will help you develop goals for achieving a more satisfying balance in physical health, cognitive stimulation and social engagement. A boxed lunch will be served to the first 50 people who RSVP to 626-795-4331.
LA Opera: Specialty Topic – Monday, Aug. 15, at 1 p.m. An LA Opera community educator will take a deeper look into opera and classical music while sharing passion and enthusiasm for topics ranging from the delightful to the disastrous and everything in between.
Need a Senior TAP Card? – Thursday, Aug. 18, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Metro Mobile Customer Center will come to the Pasadena Senior Center to provide free Senior TAP cards for discounted fares on any Metro transportation route. Applicants must be 62 or older and bring a valid ID. Temporary cards will be issued on the spot so you can ride right away.
On the Move Riders Club – Thursday, Aug. 18, at 1 p.m. Explore Los Angeles County without driving! Learn how seniors can participate in this special travel cub that goes to popular destinations and points of interest using public transportation throughout Metro bus and light rail service areas, plus helpful tips and information about TAP cards, the benefits of riding transit and more. Presented by Lilly Ortiz, project manager of Metro’s On the Move Riders Club.
Health Fair – Friday, Aug. 19, from 9 to 11 a.m. Services include glucose, varicose vein, vascular health, 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.
“Xocalati” (Chocolate) – Monday, Aug. 22, at 1 p.m. Learn the captivating history of chocolate from the discovery of the cacao tree hundreds of years ago to the present day – a story of intrigue and desire with wondrous culinary and scientific aspects. Chocolate tasting will follow the talk. Reservations are required at the Welcome Desk or 626-795-4331. Presented by Dr. Lee Scott Thiesen, an expert on food, culture and Latin American history.
Hearing Issues: Loss and Technology – Thursday, Aug. 25, at 10 a.m. Learn about the human ear, hearing loss as we age, hearing aids and breakthroughs in technology. Presented by Ellen Simon of the HEAR Center.
For more information visit www.pasadenaseniorcenter.org or call (626) 795-4331.
Founded in 1960, the Pasadena Senior Center is an independent nonprofit agency that offers recreational, educational, wellness and social services to people ages 50 and older in a welcoming environment. Services are also provided for frail, low-income and homebound seniors.