85 East Holly Street, Pasadena, CA 91103 • Tel: 626.795.4331 • www.pasadenaseniorcenter.org
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Free February Events at Pasadena Senior Center
There is something for everyone in February 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.
Scenic Walkers Club – Wednesdays, Feb. 1 to 22, 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. For more information or to sign up, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 626-221-3741.
Tax Time – Wednesdays and Fridays, Feb. 1 to April 14, from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Representatives from the AARP Foundation’s Tax-Aide program will assist low- to middle-income seniors ages 50 and older in preparing their federal income tax returns. Appointments are required: 626-795-4331. Please note there is no age limit for this service.
Save Money on Your Water and Power Bills – Thursday, Feb. 2, at 10 a.m. Keeping your utility bills low is a high priority for most households, including senior citizens with fixed incomes. Experts from Pasadena Water and Power will provide information about special programs available to seniors in Pasadena.
Diabetes Empowerment Education Program – Thursdays, Feb. 2 to March 2, from 2 to 4 p.m. Whether you or someone you care about is diabetic or pre-diabetic, this series will encourage you to make lifestyle changes while learning more about your diabetes and how it affects your health. Workshop topics include diet, exercise, medication issues, managing complications and the impact of diabetes on eyes, teeth and feet. Reservations are required: 626-685-6732.
Friday Movie Matinees – Fridays, Feb. 3, 10 and 17, at 1 p.m. Everyone enjoys movies and the pleasures they bring. Feb. 3.: “Florence Foster Jenkins” (2016, PG-13) starring Meryl Streep and Hugh Grant. A wealthy New York heiress attempts to become an opera singer despite her horrible singing voice. Based on a true story. Feb. 10: “The Girl on the Train” (2016, R) starring Emily Blunt and Justin Theroux. A divorcee becomes entangled in a missing persons investigation that promises to send shockwaves throughout her life. Feb. 17: “Sleepless in Seattle” (1993, PG) starring Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan. A widowed man’s young son calls a radio talk show with a wish that his father will find a new wife.
Cardmaking Workshop – Monday, Feb. 6, 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.
Smart Phones, Tablets and Computers – Any Questions? – Tuesdays and Thursdays, Feb. 7 to 23, 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, Feb. 7 to 28, 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.
Citizenship Classes – Wednesdays, Feb. 8 to May 17, from 9 to 10:30 a.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.
What is Parkinson’s Disease? – Thursday, Feb. 9, at 10 a.m. Nearly one million people in the U.S. live with Parkinson’s’ disease, a chronic and progressive movement disorder with symptoms that worsen over time. The cause is unknown and currently there is no cure, but treatment options including medications and surgery can help patients manage symptoms. Learn more and get your questions answered. Presented by Huntington Hospital.
Tech Support from Girl Scouts – Wednesday, Feb. 15, from 2 to 4 p.m. Girl Scout Troop 611 from Chandler School will make a short presentation about Apple smart phones and tablets as well as Galaxy and Samsung, then will give one-on-one advice and answer all your questions to help you get the most out of your devices. Free reference booklets created by the troop will be available to take home. For more information call 626-685-6728.
Low-Impact Cardio Training, Bollywood-Style! – Thursday, Feb. 16, at 2 p.m. BollyX is a Bollywood-inspired dance and fitness program that combines dynamic choreography with the hottest music from around the world. The 50-minute, low-impact cardio workout gets you moving and motivated. Prior dance experience is not required – just a positive attitude and the desire to improve your coordination and mind/body awareness.
The Importance of Planning Ahead – Thursday, Feb. 16, at 10 a.m. Many people try to be prepared for the unexpected yet turn a blind eye to the topic of what to do when a love one passes away. By planning ahead, you can prepare yourself and your loved ones emotionally and financially. Learn the steps to take ahead of time as well as the processes involved, and get your questions answered. Presented by Forest Lawn.
Elder Abuse – Thursday, Feb. 21, at 10 a.m. Elder abuse is a crime, and all seniors should know their rights. Protect yourself by learning what to do in the event you or someone you love is being abused. Presented by Adult Protective Services, Pasadena Office.
LA Opera Talk: “Salome” – Monday, Feb. 27, at 1 p.m. An LA Opera community educator will lead guests through the opera “Salome,” a Biblical tale of lust and betrayal set in ancient Judea. “Salome” is based on Oscar Wilde’s scandalous play with revolutionary music composed by Richard Strauss.
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.