There is something for everyone at the Pasadena Senior Center in November. Events listed below are free for PSC members. Some events require advance reservations as noted.
- Friday Movie Matinees – Fridays, November 1 and 15 at 1 p.m.
Great movies can take us to different places and times unlike anything else.
November 1: "Emperor" (2012) starring Tommy Lee Jones and Matthew Fox;
November 15: "Somewhere in Time" (1980) starring Christopher Reeve and Jane Seymour.
- Flu Shot Clinic – Wednesday, November 6 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Flu season is coming! Make sure you and your loved ones over 6 months of age are protected this year. Appointment cards are available at the front desk. This clinic is sponsored by the Pasadena Public Health Department. (626) 795-4331.
- Aging Into 65 with Medicare Drug Coverage – Thursday, November 7 at 10 a.m.
If you need extra help with your prescription drugs, learn about Medicare and understand your options for drug coverage, including Extra Help for those who qualify. There will also be a discussion about obtaining coverage while continuing to work after 65.
- Rummage Sale for a Great Cause – Saturday, November 9 from 8 a.m. to noon.
From bicycles and jewelry to books, CDs and more, come see all the treasures the Pasadena Host Lions Club have found for this event on the Pasadena Senior Center patio. Hot dogs and hamburgers will be sold as well. Proceeds will fund the purchase of smoke and carbon monoxide detectors for low-income seniors that will be distributed on November 18.
- Retirement: Making Your Money Last – Tuesday, November 12 at 11 a.m.
Discover strategies for fulfilling expectations for your current and future income needs and explore how to address key concerns such as inflation, health care expenses, market volatility and preparation for unexpected events.
- Managing Sleep Problems – Thursday, November 14 at noon.
Disrupted sleep patterns are common problems for many older adults. Join Dr. Laura Heringer, a geriatric specialist, as she identifies factors that contribute to sleep-related problems and how to manage them. A box lunch will be served to the first 50 people with confirmed reservations. (626) 795-4331.
- Health Fair – Friday, November 15 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Glucose screenings (with two-hour fasting required) and blood pressure and hearing screenings are among the services offered. Health fairs take place the third Friday of every month. For more information call (626) 685-6732.
- Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detectors – Friday, November 18, at 11 a.m.
Pasadena Host Lions Club will donate plug-in smoke and carbon monoxide detectors to the first 50 seniors who sign up. Mandatory training will be provided by Pasadena firefighters immediately prior to the distribution. Reservations are required. (626) 795-4331.
- LA Opera: "The Magic Flute" – Monday, November 18 at 1 p.m.
An LA Opera community educator will discuss this Mozart opera that is packed with familiar melodies, stage magic and fantastical creatures that have enchanted people of all ages for more than two centuries. Mixing high comedy with serious drama, "The Magic Flute" extols the virtues of love, reason and human kinship.
- ·Memory Screenings – Tuesday, November 19 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Concerned about your memory? Silverado Senior Living will provide a 15-minute mini-cognitive screening to help you evaluate the quality of your memory and answer your questions. Sign-ups will be taken at the front desk or call (626) 795-4331.
- Gourmet Dining Club – Tuesday, November 19 at 5 p.m.
Join us for lively conversation and great food at this month's featured restaurant, Steer & Ale, 3644 E. Foothill Blvd. in Pasadena. Call team captains Margaret Lawson and Syd Heyman at (626) 794-5858 to make your reservation.
- Early Detection of Breast Cancer – Thursday, November 21 at 10 a.m.
Some cancers are missed in mammograms and other screenings. Educating yourself about finding cancer in the earliest stage is important for all women, especially for those with dense breast tissue or implants. This informative discussion will outline various screening options for different breast types.
- Book Club at the Center – Friday, November 22 at 1 p.m.
Read "The Namesake" by Jhumpa Lahiri and then join other members of the Senior Center Book Club for a discussion. Moving between events in Calcutta, Boston and New York City, "The Namesake" examines an immigrant Bengali couple caught between two conflicting cultures with highly distinct religions, social and ideological differences. For more information call Judy Starlight at (626) 685-6706.
For more information about free events or to become a member of the Pasadena Senior Center, visit www.pasadenaseniorcenter.org or call (626) 795-4331.
[Founded in 1959, the Pasadena Senior Center is an independent, nonprofit agency that offers recreational, educational, wellness and social services to people ages 50 and over in a friendly environment. Services are also provided for frail, low-income and homebound seniors.]