85 East Holly Street, Pasadena, CA 91103 • Tel: 626.795.4331 • www.pasadenaseniorcenter.org
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FREE JULY EVENTS AT PASADENA SENIOR CENTER
There is something for everyone in July 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, July 5 to 26, at 10 a.m. Enjoy a series of leisurely walks to enjoy the great outdoors, make new friends and get some exercise. July 5: Monrovia Canyon Falls. July 12: Los Angeles County Arboretum. July 19: Descanso Gardens. July 26: Lower Arroyo Seco Trail. To sign up, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 626-221-3741 for the meeting location for each walk, a list of items to bring and what to expect.
Free Taxi Vouchers – Thursday, July 6, at 9 a.m. Qualified low-income adults who are 50 and older and reside in the Pasadena area will receive two vouchers for taxi rides. Proof of income and photo ID are required. Quantities are limited. For more information call 626-685-6732.
Know Your Numbers – Thursday, July 6, at 10 a.m. If you or someone you care for has been diagnosed with diabetes, high blood pressure or high cholesterol, learn what a BMI is, whether your numbers are too high, too low or just right, and more. Presented by Regal Medical Group.
Diabetes Empowerment Education Program – Thursdays, July 7 to Aug. 24, from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. If you or someone you care for 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 overall health. Presented by Health Services Advisory Group.
Friday Movie Matinees – Fridays, July 7, 14 and 21, at 1 p.m. Everyone enjoys movies and the pleasures they bring. July 7: “Lion” (2016, PG-13) starring Dev Patel and Nicole Kidman. Twenty-five years after getting lost on the streets of Calcutta and adopted by an Australian couple, a young Indian man sets out to find his family. July 14: “A Dog’s Purpose” (2017, PG) starring Dennis Quaid and Peggy Lipton. A dog seeks to discover his purpose over the course of several lifetimes and owners. July 21: “Dirty Dancing” (1987, PG-13) starring Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey. A teenaged girl on summer vacation in the Catskills with her family learns some important life lessons and falls in love with a dancer in the resort’s floor show.
The Domino Effect – Thursdays, July 6 to 27, at 1 p.m. If you’ve never played Chicken Foot dominoes before, or even if you have, come join the fun as Vicki Leigh leads participants in a rollicking version of the game that is easy enough for beginners yet challenging enough for more seasoned players. Oh, and please excuse the laughter every Thursday…it’s contagious! For more information call Vicki at 928-478-4654.
A Toast to the Joys of Music – Tuesdays, July 11 to 25, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. (Please note the event will be canceled on July 4.) 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.
Concerts in the Park – Tuesdays, July 11 to Aug. 29, from 6 to 7 p.m. The Gold Shell at Memorial Park, just behind the Pasadena Senior Center, will be bustling with entertainment with during this concert series for people of all ages. July 11: Pam Kaye and the Tap Chicks. July 18: Whiskey Hayride. July 25: Pasadena Youth Chamber Orchestra. Bring a lawn chair and a picnic for the perfect summer experience with family and friends.
Dental Issues – Thursday, July 13, at 10 a.m. Keep your teeth healthy! Learn about common oral health issues experienced by older adults. Presented by ChapCare.
Documentary Film – Thursday, July 13, at 7 p.m. “The Cat That Changed America” (2017, NR) will be shown as part of the Old Pasadena Film Festival. The documentary tells the story of P22, a mountain lion that lives in Griffith Park in the middle of Los Angeles, and shows how humans in urban areas can coexist with wildlife. The film’s director, Tony Lee, and a panel of experts will answer questions from the audience after the film.
Mail Fraud – Thursday, July 20, at 10 a.m. Older adults should be vigilant about scams that are intended to deplete their life savings. Learn how to protect yourself from mail fraud. Presented by the U.S. Postal Service.
Low Vision Screenings – Thursday, July 20, 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 for one-hour appointments; call 626-795-4331. Presented by the Braille Institute.
Health Fair – Friday, July 21, from 9 to 11 a.m. Services include glucose, blood pressure and hearing screenings as well as counseling and health/community resources. For more information call 626-685-6732.
Xocalatl (Chocolate) – Monday, July 24, at 1 p.m. Learn the captivating story of chocolate, from the discovery of the cacao tree to the present day – 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 626-795-4331. Presented by Dr. Lee Scott Thiesen, an expert on food, culture and Latin American history.
Osteoarthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis and the New Medications – Thursday, July 27, at 10 a.m. Learn about diagnoses, basic facts and new medications for arthritis, a manageable condition that takes more than 100 different forms and affects people of all ages. Presented by the Arthritis Foundation and Michael’s Pharmacy.
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.