How to make friends during retirement and why older people need to

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for blogIf you’re retiring or recently retired, you probably have a long list of things you can’t wait to do.

There’s a certain irony about retirement. Now that you have the time for all those back-burner projects and activities, you may have trouble finding people to do them with.
That’s because once you retire it can hard to keep up a network of friends.

Last year, the Stanford Center on Longevity produced research showing that older generations (boomers) are the most likely to be ‘disengaged’ from social networks. Other studies correlate those findings; with the 50+ set most likely to report they feel isolated and lonely.

Isolation and Loneliness are Bad for Health


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Written by Sunrise Senior Living | March 21, 2017

Heart DietDid you know that 75 million Americans live with high blood pressure?

That's every 1 in 3 adults, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, making it a very common condition.

Blood pressure is defined as the force that your blood circulates against your artery walls. Normally, it rises and falls throughout the day. If it reaches high levels and stays there consistently, it then has the ability to damage your heart and increase your risk for chronic conditions such as heart disease and stroke.

"Signs and symptoms are not always present."

Unfortunately, high blood pressure has also been known as the "silent killer,"

Finding Answers and Support for Caregivers

Posted in Caregiving Resources

Written by Liz Mc Hale

Kathy Eastwood sml“The main thing, I felt overwhelmed, that I was the only one who had problems.” That feeling, expressed by a member of Pasadena Senior Center’s caregiver support group was echoed by the others who gathered for one of their afternoon meetings recently.

Many said they felt isolated and stressed balancing their own lives with their loved ones’ needs.  Now they break through their isolation, share their problems and brainstorm solutions with the Center’s twice monthly caregiver group meetings, led by a family care navigator from USC’s Family Caregiver Support Center. They also said they find all kinds of help to stay healthy, manage stress and meet their own and their loved ones’ needs at the Pasadena Senior Center.   

The twice monthly Health Fair is 

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.

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