Some Free October Events Hosted by Pasadena Senior Center Will be Onsite, Others Virtual Via Zoom 9/30/21
During the COVID pandemic, the Pasadena Senior Center, 85 E. Holly St., has offered many free online activities via Zoom for adults 50 and older, and now some onsite activities at the center are being scheduled.
Registration for Zoom and onsite events is required by visiting www.pasadenaseniorcenter.org and clicking on Events, Clubs and Lectures and then either At the Center or Online Events. Everyone who registers for Zoom events will receive an email link for joining each activity online. Anyone who does not have WiFi or an email address may call 626-795-4331 to receive a phone number for listening to live Zoom events.
Pasadena Senior Center membership and residency in Pasadena are not required for Zoom or onsite events.
Monthly Food Distribution Program — Friday, Oct. 1, from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. in the parking lot at Pasadena Senior Center. Low-income adults 60 and older receive one free box of food and couples receive two. Proof of income and California ID are required for first-time recipients. Each box includes foods that meet specific nutritional needs, such as cheese, canned fruits and vegetables, dry milk and related dairy products, cereals and other grain products, and more. Boxes are heavy, so bring a pull-behind personal cart to the parking lot between the Pasadena Senior Center and the Metro Gold Line station. Opening boxes on the premises is prohibited. Masks and social distancing are required. For more information, visit www.pasadenaseniorcenter.org and click on Food Distribution Programs, then LA Regional Food Bank or call 626-685-6732.
Movie Matinees – Fridays, Oct. 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29, at 1 p.m. onsite at Pasadena Senior Center. Watching a movie can be revitalizing and can allow viewers to relax and disconnect for a couple of hours. October's movies are ideal for the weeks leading to Halloween. Each Pasadena Senior Center member may bring one nonmember guest. Oct. 1: "Sleepy Hollow" (1999, R) starring Johnny Depp and Christina Ricci. Ichabod Crane is sent to Sleepy Hollow to investigate the murders of three people by The Headless Horseman. Oct. 8: "E.T. The Extraterrestrial" (1982, PG) starring Henry Thomas and Drew Barrymore. A young boy summons the courage to help a friendly alien escape Earth and return to his home world. Oct. 15: "Beetlejuice" (1988, PG) starring Michael Keaton and Geena Davis. The spirits of a deceased couple hire a malicious spirit to drive an unbearable couple out of their home. Oct. 22: "Death Becomes Her" (1992, PG-13) starring Meryl Streep and Bruce Willis. When a woman learns about an immortality treatment, she sees it as a way to outdo her long-time rival (Goldie Hawn). Oct. 29: "Coco" (2017, PG) with the voice talents of Anthony Gonzalez and Gael García Bernal. Despite his family's baffling, generations-old ban on music, young Miguel, an aspiring musician, enters the Land of the Dead where he meets an array of characters who help him unlock his family history. For more information or to register, visit www.pasadenaseniorcenter.org and click on Events, Clubs and Lectures, then At the Center, or call 626-795-4331.
Social Hour – Tuesdays, Oct. 5 to 26, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. via Zoom. Each week Annie Laskey, Pasadena Senior Center's director of events, features a different topic and participants share their related experiences. Sign in to share or simply to listen and enjoy the company of other participants. To register or for more information, visit www.pasadenaseniorcenter.org and click on Events, Clubs and Lectures or call 626-795-4331.
Decluttering, Transitioning and Relocation – Thursday, Oct. 7, at 10 a.m. via Zoom. Discover the physical and emotional health benefits of decluttering, whether you are interested in simplifying your life, downsizing to prepare for a move to a smaller home or a senior living complex, or cleaning up your living space. Decluttering has physical and emotional benefits that also boost self-confidence and positive behaviors. Presented by Foundation for Senior Services. To register or for more information, visit www.pasadenaseniorcenter.org and click on Events, Clubs and Lectures, then online events or call 626-795-6732.
Case Management – Wednesday, Oct. 13, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. onsite at Pasadena Senior Center. Do you have a problem and don't know where to turn? Call a trained case manager who will assist you with issues such as arranging for meal delivery, transportation options, applying for caregiver services, qualifying for affordable housing and much more. Call 626-795-4331 for an appointment. Provided by Human Services Association.
Medicare 101 Workshop – Wednesday, Oct. 13, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. via Zoom. John Dickey, a Medicare consultant, will discuss the many Medicare options available during the open enrollment period for medical insurance during this talk titled "Medicare Made Easy." To register or for more information visit www.pasadenaseniorcenter.org and click on Events, Clubs and Lectures, then Online Events or call 626-795-4331.
In addition to online classes, onsite events and other activities, members and nonmembers of the Pasadena Senior Center are encouraged to visit the website regularly for a weekly blog, monthly magazine, COVID-19 updates for older adults, ongoing activities throughout the year and more.
The center, at 85 E. Holly St., is an independent, donor-supported nonprofit organization that has served older adults for more than 60 years. During the pandemic, doors are open Mondays through Fridays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. for social services and other critical services for older adults in need, as well as limited occupancy for events, the library, fitness center and computer lab. Masks and social distancing are required. Rooms are sanitized after each use.