85 East Holly Street, Pasadena, CA 91103 • Tel: 626.795.4331 • www.pasadenaseniorcenter.org
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Free September Events at Pasadena Senior Center
There is something for everyone in September 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.
Lower Your Cancer Risk Through Nutrition – Thursday, Sept. 1, at 10 a.m. Nutrition, weight management and a healthy lifestyle play active roles in lowering the risk of developing cancer. Learn about American Cancer Society guidelines for cancer prevention. Presented by Adern Yu, City of Hope.
Friday Movie Matinees – Fridays, Sept. 2, 9, 16 and 30, at 1 p.m. Everyone enjoys movies and the pleasures they bring. Sept. 2: “Me Before You” (2016, PG-13) starring Emilia Clark and Sam Claflin. A young woman in a small town forms an unlikely bond with a recently paralyzed man when she becomes his caretaker. Sept. 9: “My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2” (2016, PG-13) starring Nia Vardalos and John Corbett. A Portakalos family secret brings the beloved characters back together for an even bigger wedding. Sept. 16: “Casablanca” (1942, PG) starring Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman. A cynical American expatriate meets a former lover in Morocco in 1941 with unforeseen complications. Sept. 30: “The Letters” (2014, PG) starring Juliet Stevenson and Rutger Hauer. The life of Mother Teresa is explored through letters she wrote to her longtime friend and spiritual advisor Father Celeste van Exem over a nearly 50-year period.
Concerts in the Park – Tuesday, Sept. 6, at 6 p.m. at the bandshell at Memorial Park behind the Pasadena Senior Center. The summer concert series concludes with The Great American Swing Band featuring the sounds of big band, rhythm and blues, jazz and Dixieland. Bring a lawn chair or a blanket plus a picnic.
Smart Phones, Tablets and Computers – Any Questions? – Tuesdays and Thursdays, Sept. 6 to 29, 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’s New in Dentistry? – Thursday, Sept. 8, at 12:15 p.m. Dentistry has changed dramatically over the years. New technology has changed how teeth are repaired or replaced. Learn the latest information for keeping your teeth healthy and happy. Boxed lunches will be provided to the first 50 people who have made confirmed reservations by calling 626-795-4331. Presented by dentists Roger Anderson and Joel Henriod.
Animal Shelter on Wheels – Friday, Sept. 9, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA mobile outreach unit will be at the Pasadena Senior Center for a day of furry fun! Dogs and cats will be offered for adoption, information about spay and neuter services as well as the society’s programs will be available and much more. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 626-685-6728.
Vein Disease – Thursday, Sept. 15, at 10 a.m. Learn the signs, symptoms, risk factors and treatment options for leg venous insufficiency, also known as vein disease, and see a display showing proper blood flow using demonstrations on the lower leg. Presented by the Center for Vein Restoration.
Art Exhibit with Music, Wine and Cheese – Thursday, Sept. 15, from 5 to 7 p.m. Studies show that creating art improves brain function. Pasadena Senior Center art students, at levels from beginners to professionals, will display their works in watercolors and mixed media. Awards will be presented in recognition of excellence, and some of the works will be for sale. Complimentary wine and cheese will be provided, a harpist will entertain and a raffle will be held. For more information call instructor Barbara Medford at 626-529-5484. The exhibit will be in place through Nov. 5.
Health Fair – Friday, Sept. 16, 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 626-685-6755.
LA Opera: Macbeth – Monday, Sept. 19, at 1 p.m. An LA Opera community educator will take participants through Giuseppe Verdi’s gripping and mesmerizing opera based on William Shakespeare’s tale of the Anglo-Saxon lord who receives a prophesy from a trio of witches that one day he will be king of Scotland. Consumed by ambition and spurred to action by his power-hungry wife, Macbeth murders the king and takes the throne for himself in a plot that ends in despair.
Citizenship Classes – Wednesdays, Sept. 21 to Nov. 9, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Make your dreams come true by attending this eight-week session to become a U.S. citizen! The first four weeks will cover some of the American history and U.S. government questions on the citizenship exam, along with discussions about the rights and responsibilities of citizenship. The four remaining classes will cover more questions on the exam as well as strategies for completing the application for citizenship and having a successful interview.
Dial-A-Ride and Access Services – Thursday, Sept. 22, at 10 a.m. Getting around town without a car can be easier if you know your options. Learn about Dial-A-Ride, Pasadena Transit (formerly known as Pasadena ARTS) and Access Services and get your questions answered. Presented by the City of Pasadena Transit Division and County of Los Angeles Access Services.
Five Wishes/Advance Directives – Thursday, Sept. 29, at 10 a.m. Do you know what kind of care you want if you become seriously ill? By filling out a simple form, you can tell your family and friends about your healthcare wishes ahead of time and spare them the uncertainty and confusion that can be associated with trying to make decisions without such a directive. Learn how a healthcare power of attorney is used in California and how to communicate your wishes using a concise yet comprehensive document. This class will highlight Five Wishes, the advance directive used by most doctors and health plans. Attendees will receive forms at no cost. Presented by Vitas Innovative Hospice Care.
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.