85 East Holly Street, Pasadena, CA 91103 • Tel: 626.795.4331 • www.pasadenaseniorcenter.org
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Free January Events at Pasadena Senior Center
There is something for everyone in January 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, Jan. 3 to 26, 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!
A Toast to the Joys of Music – Tuesdays, Jan. 3 to 31, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Tom Campbell will play guitar and sing songs in the Senior Center Lounge. Stop by and enjoy his covers of traditional country, country rock, blues, folk, gospel and classic rock originally made famous by Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard, Vince Gill, Elvis Presley, B.B. King, Neil Young, The Grateful Dead, The Rolling Stones and many more.
Scenic Walkers Club – Wednesdays, Jan. 4 to 25, at 10 a.m. Join this new group for a series of leisurely walks to enjoy the great outdoors and get some exercise. Alan Colville will give you a list of items to bring, let you know what to expect, provide detailed itineraries and arrange transportation. Destinations this month will include Descanso Gardens, Lower Arroyo Seco, Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden and Eaton Canyon Natural Area. For more information or to sign up, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 626-221-3741.
Moving: Things to Know When Leasing or Buying – Thursday, Jan. 5, at 10 a.m. Moving can be daunting at any age. Learn what to focus on and what to consider before you decide to make your move. Presented by Pat Lile/Norma Mardelli, Realtor
Friday Movie Matinees – Fridays, Jan. 6 to 20, at 1 p.m. Movies provide a window to a wider world that broadens our perspectives. Jan. 6: “Baked in Brooklyn” (2016, PG-13) starring Todd Bartels and Evangelo Bousis. After losing his job, a young man comes up with a think-outside-the-box solution before realizing he’s in over his head. Jan. 13: “Sully” (2016, PG-13) starring Tom Hanks and Aaron Eckhart. After making a heroic emergency landing on the Hudson River, airline pilot Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger and his copilot must justify their actions to the National Transportation Safety Board. Based on true events. Jan. 20: “The King and I” (1956, NR) starring Yul Brynner and Deborah Kerr. A British widow is hired by the King of Siam to tutor his many wives and children in modern western culture and soon finds herself in a culture clash of her own. Based on true events.
Throw It Away? No Way! – Saturday, Jan. 7, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Come to the Repair Café where tinkers, tailors and blade sharpeners will be on hand to repair your appliances, electronics, clothing, toys, tools, knives, jewelry and other items for free. There will also be a seed and seedling swap, gardening advice, music, special Really Free Market sale and more. All are welcome! For more information or to volunteer as a repairer, email email@example.com. This is a Zero Waste event hosted by Transition Pasadena (www.transitionpasadena.org).
A Matter of Balance – Tuesdays and Thursdays, Jan. 10 to Feb. 4, from 1 to 3 p.m. Are you concerned about falling? Learn how to reduce the fear of falling and increase balance and activity levels during this interactive workshop that combines discussion, video and exercise. Reservations are required; call 626-685-6732.
Eat Smart for a Healthy Heart – Thursday, Jan. 12, at 10 a.m. Improve your quality of life through healthier nutrition. Learn how to change what you eat by making smarter choices. Presented by Kathy Eastwood R.N. of Huntington Hospital.
Memory Loss Education Series – Tuesdays, Jan. 17 to Feb. 7, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Learn what can be done to help yourself and those you love deal with memory loss during a four-part series on brain health. Jan. 17: Memory Loss and Alzheimer’s Disease. Jan. 24: Keep Your Brain Healthy. Jan. 31: Are They Doing That to Annoy Us? Feb. 7: Communication and Dementia – Connecting with a Person with Memory Loss. Presented by the Alzheimer’s Association. Reservations are required; call 626-685-6730.
Chair Yoga – Wednesday, Jan. 18, at 1 p.m. Improve your balance, strength and flexibility at this gentle and meditative class taught by Kathy Eastwood, a registered nurse with Huntington Hospital’s Community Outreach Department and a certified yoga instructor. Due to popular demand, this class is limited to the first 25 participants. Register in advance at the Welcome Desk or call 626-795-4331.
New Year, New You – Thursday, Jan. 19, at 10 a.m. Making New Year’s resolutions can be daunting. Learn small steps that can help you live a joyful life in 2017. You’ll laugh a little, too! Presented by Shawn Herz of Heritage Clinic.
Low Vision Screenings – Thursday, Jan. 19, 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; call 626-795-4331. Presented by the Braille Institute.
Health Fair – Friday, Jan. 20, 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.
LA Opera: “The Abduction from the Seraglio” – Monday, Jan. 23, at 1 p.m. An LA Opera community educator will take participants through Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s lighthearted operatic tale of two young women traveling from Istanbul to Paris who are held captive by a notorious Ottoman royal. Their faithful lovers must find a way to rescue them before it’s too late!
Heritage and Legacy Planning – Thursday, Jan. 26, at 10 a.m. What needs to be done at the time of one’s passing? Learn about senior dwelling benefits, parent-child transfer exclusions and more during this informative session. Presented by the L.A. County Assessor’s Office and Forest Lawn.
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.