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.
Disaster Preparedness – Thursday, Jan. 3, at 10 a.m. Are you prepared for the next major earthquake and other potential disasters? Learn how to create a disaster kit, make disaster plans and how to get the free training you will need before the next disaster occurs. Presented by the Pasadena Fire Department.
Legal Consultations – Thursday, Jan. 3, at 10 a.m. Legal advice will be provided about conservatorship, wills and trusts, estate planning and durable power of attorney. Appointments are required by calling 626-795-4331.
Friday Movie Matinees – Fridays, Jan. 4, 11 and 18, at 1 p.m. Everyone enjoys the experience of watching movies and the pleasures they bring. Jan. 4: Puzzle (2018 R) starring Kelly Macdonald and Irrfan Khan. A woman keeps her passion for solving jigsaw puzzles from her family and plans a trip to a jigsaw competition in New York City. Jan. 11: The Great Gatsby (1974, PG) starring Robert Redford and Mia Farrow. A man claws his way from rags to riches only to find his wealth complicates his life and cannot bring him happiness. Jan. 18: Romeo and Juliet (1936, NR) starring Leslie Howard and Norma Shearer. A teenage boy and girl discover young love despite an age-old vendetta between their respective families.
California Legislation that Affects Seniors – Thursday, Jan. 10, at 10 a.m. Significant progress has been made in expanding services for older adults in the past five years, but recent state budget cuts have led to cost-cutting measures. Learn more at this informative talk presented by Wise & Healthy Aging.
Cultural Thursdays – Thursdays, Jan. 10 and 17, at 2 p.m. Jan. 10: Pianist Bob Lipson and commentator/singer Saul H. Jacobs will lead a musical journey through the life and works of George and Ira Gershwin. Jan. 17: Musicians from the Pasadena Symphony and Pops will perform in concert.
Screening Mimis Film Discussion Club – Tuesday, Jan. 15, at 1:30 p.m. Diehard film fans are invited to watch Sinbad the Sailor (1947, NR) starring Douglas Fairbanks Jr. and Maureen O’Hara. An ocean of adventure awaits Sinbad as he sets out in search of the fabled lost treasure of Alexander the Great. The film will be preceded by a presentation about the film’s hidden history and followed by a lively discussion.
Chair Yoga – Wednesday, Jan. 16, at 1 p.m. Improve your balance and confidence through gentle yoga exercises while sitting in a chair or standing and using a chair for support.
My Gift to You: The Importance of Planning Ahead – Thursday, Jan. 17, at 10 a.m. What to do when a loved one passes away is a difficult topic to discuss, and most families spend fewer than five minutes talking about it. This can cause them to be completely unprepared and overwhelmed by all the details that must be handled. A representative from Forest Lawn will explain how you and your loved ones can plan ahead to maneuver through this emotional and financial experience.
Braille Technology and Library Resources – Thursday, Jan. 17, at 12:30 p.m. Learn about free audiobooks and digital technology services for people who are visually impaired or blind. Presented by the Braille Institute.
Health Fair – Friday, Jan. 18, from 9 to 11 a.m. Services will include glucose, blood pressure and hearing screenings, counseling, health and community resources. Call 626-685-6732 for more information.
LA Opera Talk: The Diva – Monday, Jan. 21, at 1 p.m. An LA Opera community educator will lead a celebration of famous operatic sopranos past and present.
Mediation and Dispute Resolution – Thursday, Jan. 24, from 10 to 11:45 a.m. Learn how to resolve conflicts without going to court. Appointments are required by calling 626-795-4331.
Five Wishes/Advance Directives – Thursday, Jan. 24, 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 with a concise yet comprehensive document. This class will highlight Five Wishes, the advance directive used by most physicians and health plans. Attendees will receive forms at no cost. Presented by Vitas Innovative Hospice Care.
Guide Dogs – Thursday, Jan. 24, at 12:30 p.m. Learn how Guide Dogs of America trains dogs to be paired with people who are blind, meet some of the dogs and see a demonstration of their intelligence and temperament.
Metro Safety Begins with Me – Thursday, Jan. 31, at 10 a.m. Representatives from Metro will help familiarize participants with local and regional transportation systems and connectivity within Los Angeles County. They will also explain the On the Move Riders Club that provides older adults with transit-oriented resources. After the presentation, learn first-hand how easy and enjoyable Metro travel can be.
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.