85 East Holly Street, Pasadena, CA 91103 • Tel: 626.795.4331 • www.pasadenaseniorcenter.org
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Free November Events at Pasadena Senior Center
There is something for everyone in November 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.
Smart Phones, Tablets and Computers – Any Questions? – Tuesdays and Thursdays, Nov. 1 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! Please note there will be no session Thursday, Nov. 24.
Flu Shot Clinic – Wednesday, Nov, 2, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Seniors are at greater risk of serious complications from flu than younger adults. Flu shots will be provided at no cost by the Pasadena Public Health Department for anyone older than 6 months. Visit the Welcome Desk for a required appointment card. For more information call 626-795-4331.
Child Gifting – Thursday, Nov. 3, at 10 a.m. A strong financial foundation never goes out of style. Learn how to give financial gifts to your children and grandchildren so they’ll have a head start toward financial security.
Friday Movie Matinees – Fridays, Nov. 4 and 18. Everyone enjoys movies and the pleasures they bring. Nov. 4 at 1 p.m.: “Café Society” (2016, PG-13) starring Jesse Eisenberg and Kristen Stewart. A young Bronx native moves to Hollywood in the 1930s and falls in love with the secretary of his powerful uncle, an agent to the stars, then returns to New York where he gets swept up in the vibrant world of high society. Nov. 18 at 2:30 p.m.: “Willie Wonka & the Chocolate Factory” (1971, G) starring Gene Wilder and Peter Ostrum. Young Charlie seeks the priceless golden ticket that will win him a lifetime supply of sweets and a tour of a mysterious candy man’s chocolate factory.
Cardmaking Workshop – Monday, Nov. 7, from noon to 2 p.m. Surprise a special someone with a personalized, handmade greeting card. Whether it’s 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.
Spirituality and Aging – Thursday, Nov. 10, at 12:15 p.m. Spirituality is the measure of how willing we are to allow grace, some power greater than ourselves, to enter our lives and guide us along the way. Each person has a different interpretation of spirituality. A local leader who brings faith into aging will discuss this important topic. A boxed lunch will be served to the first 50 people who have made confirmed reservations by stopping by the Welcome Desk or calling 626-795-4311. Presented by Doug Edwards, director of church outreach, be.group.
Veterans Services – Thursday, Nov. 17, at 10 a.m. Veterans of the U.S. military will learn about eligibility, priority groups and health care issues related to seniors and aging services within the VA system, as well as community living, adult day care, tele-health services and palliative and hospice care for veterans. Presented by U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
“Xocolatl” (Chocolate) – Thursday, Nov. 17, at 1 p.m. Learn the captivating story of chocolate from the discovery of the cacao tree to the present – a story of intrigue and desire with wondrous culinary and scientific aspects. Afterward, guests will enjoy a discussion and tasting of different varieties of chocolate. Reservations are required at the Welcome Desk or by calling 626-795-4311. Presented by Dr. Lee Scott Thiesen, an expert on food, culture and Latin American history.
Low Vision Screenings – Thursday, Nov. 17, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Low vision screenings are designed to assist partially sighted people in the selection of magnifiers and other devices to improve reading and other visual tasks. Registration is required in advance for one-hour appointments: 626-795-4331. Presented by the Braille Institute.
Health Fair – Friday, Nov. 18, 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.
Poetry Fest! – Sunday, Nov. 20, from 1 to 4 p.m. Seniors are capable of producing meaningful poetry and prose that is therapeutic. Poets, writers and musicians are invited to participate in this first Poetry Fest, and everyone who enjoys and supports the arts is invited to come and listen! To participate contact Mira Malaric, who has taught the Creative Writing course at the Senior Center since 1968, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 626-578-0470. Refreshments will be served.
LA Opera: A Deeper Look – Monday, Nov. 28, at 1 p.m. Take a deeper look into opera and classical music through the eyes of an operaphile who will share the passion and enthusiasm for this popular art form, with topics ranging from the delightful to the disastrous!
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.