Written by Akila Gibbs, November 2016
Written by Akila Gibbs, August 2017
I was reminded of this recently,
Written by AKila Gibbs, May 2018
Every single word in that sentence is surprising and amazing to me, so I will go in order:
1. I’m scared of flying, and boarding a plane for that long was never going to be something I chose to do. But, when your youngest child is competing in THE OLYMPICS, you go. I did a lot of deep breathing. The experience of flying for close to 14 hours wasn’t as bad as I thought it was going to be.
Written by Akila Gibbs January 2018
The Center recently held its annual “Zest” gala, which raises money for the Center to continue and expand its service offerings. Non-profit organizations, like the Center, operate differently than a business in that any surplus revenue is put back into our budget rather than distributing it as income to shareholders.
What this means is that donors, whether they give $3 or $1,000, can rest assured that the money they give to the Center directly translates into supporting the programs that bring more than 10,000 seniors annually through our doors.
Written by Akila Gibbs, November 2015
- I have been thanked more this year than all my years combined (meaning, not just since I joined the Senior Center, but the years I’ve been alive!). I want to share with you a few thoughts expressed by our members; though their thanks came to me, the gratitude belongs to all of us—the Center’s dedicated staff, volunteers, donors and board members.
Written by Akila Gibbs, April 2015
Written by Akila Gibbs, August 2015
Written by Akila Gibbs, October 2014
While you think about that, I can tell you my answer: my work and the people at the Pasadena Senior Center.
No other job has given me more than I can give back in return. No other job has made me take stock of my life. And that’s because I enjoy the wisdom,
Written by Akila Gibbs, October 2017
The thing about second acts is, you may not see them coming,
Written by Akla Gibbs, April 2016
― Ralph Waldo Emerson
If you were one of the 1,300 people who attended the Pasadena Senior Center’s Annual Conference on Healthy Aging on April 2, a free event offering workshops on various topics to help those 50 and older live their best life, then you have Cynthia to thank.
If you were one of the thousands of people who competed in the Pasadena Senior Games, participating in any of the 28 athletic events for men and women age 50 and above, then you have Cynthia to thank.
If you ever attended the Center’s Christmas or Thanksgiving dinners, Easter Brunches, July 4th picnics, or any of the myriad special events we offer, then you have Cynthia to thank.
Cynthia Rosedale, a respected employee