Getting to Know Chef Gabby Beas

Posted in Around the Pasadena Senior Center

Written by Lauryn Dultz

chef gabbyDid you know the Senior Center invites its members to a free luncheon for their birthday month? If you have ever been to one of the Birthday Luncheons at the Pasadena Senior Center, then you’ve probably had the privilege of tasting some of Chef Gabriela Beas’ delicious food. She also provides the meals for some of our special events, such as the Valentine’s Day Sweetheart’s Dance. While fairly new to the PSC family, Chef Gabby is already making her mark with her home-style cooking and tasty menus. Everything she cooks is made fresh and from scratch. She enjoys the challenge of creating tasty meals for people with dietary constraints, and is constantly researching foods that are beneficial for seniors. Gabby enjoys the freedom she is allowed when running her kitchen at PSC.

When not at PSC, Gabby works full-time

More than Bingo

Posted in Around the Pasadena Senior Center

Written by Liz McHale

Bingo Highlight photo webLook around the next time you’re at the Pasadena Senior Center.  Most of the friendly faces you see belong to volunteers who donate their time to work on the activities that make the Center a welcoming, worthwhile and fun place to visit.

One of them is Eleanor Towler, who runs the Wednesday afternoon bingo games.  She’s been doing it for 15 years, and says the players are a lot more than a group of people with a common interest. “We call ourselves a bingo family.”

Bingo isn’t what first brought Eleanor to the Pasadena Senior Center.

What is Low Vision?

Posted in Caregiving Resources

Written by National Eye Health Education Program (NEHEP)

Eyes 1Low vision is a visual impairment that cannot be corrected with standard eyeglasses, contact lenses, medication, or surgery. With low vision, activities like reading, shopping, cooking, writing, and watching TV may be hard to do.

What are the signs of low vision?

Beware of Scams

Posted in Caregiving Resources

Written by Elaina R., PCH Online Creative

tax fraudPublishers Clearing House is the REAL deal― a legitimate sweepstakes company that has awarded more than $225 Million in Cash and Prizes so far! Unfortunately, sometimes criminals try to cash in on our good name and trick unsuspecting people like you with Publishers Clearing House Scams. While they may be convincing, here are 5 foolproof ways to know for sure if an offer is from the REAL PCH — or if it’s a Publishers Clearing House Scam.

1. If you’re required to wire or pay any amount of money in order to claim a prize, it’s a Publishers Clearing House Scam. PCH sweepstakes are ALWAYS FREE to enter, and there is never any fee associated with winning.

Staying Fit and Having Fun with the Tap Chicks

Posted in Around the Pasadena Senior Center

Written by Lauryn Dultz

Tap ChicksThe Tap Chicks are a fun group of ladies. While they are serious about putting on entertaining performances, they don’t stop having fun for a minute. During practice they tease and joke with one another, cleaning up routines and critiquing each other’s movements with an air of positivity.

Though they are led by their instructor, Pam Kaye, it is clear the Tap Chicks’ success is a collaborative effort. Each of the ladies

Keep Your Brain Young by Staying Fit

Posted in #AgeWell

Written by Elizabeth Agnvall, AARP Bulletin, August, 2016

DSC 0851Sudoku. Crossword puzzles. Computer training. Half of Americans believe these games and mental tasks keep their brains healthy, according to a 2014 AARP survey — but there is little evidence that they do. If you really want to retain mental clarity and improve your odds of staving off dementia, researchers say, hit the gym.

In the past decade, scientists have begun to understand the crucial relationship between exercise and brainpower. Just as exercise helps keep muscles strong,

Exercise: Benefits of Exercise

Posted in #AgeWell

Written by NIH Senior Health

ExerciseHealth Benefits

One of the Healthiest Things You Can Do

Like most people, you've probably heard that physical activity and exercise are good for you. In fact, being physically active on a regular basis is one of the healthiest things you can do for yourself. Studies have shown that exercise provides many health benefits and that older adults can gain a lot by staying physically active. Even moderate exercise and physical activity can improve the health of people who are frail or who have diseases that accompany aging.

Being physically active can also help you stay

Hearing Loss

Posted in Caregiving Resources

Written by National Institute on Aging, Age Pages

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How do I know I have hearing loss?

See your doctor if you:

·         Have trouble hearing over the telephone
·         Find it hard to follow conversations when two or more people are talking
·         Often ask people to repeat what they are saying
·         Need to turn up the TV volume so loud that others complain
·         Have a problem hearing because of background noise
·         Think that others seem to mumble 
·         Can’t understand when women and children speak to you

Two types of common hearing loss include

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Phone: (626) 795-4331
Fax: (626) 577-4235

Pasadena Senior Center
85 East Holly Street
Pasadena, CA 91103