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Pasadena Senior Center Free August Events

African American news from Pasadena - Community - Pasadena Senior Center August eventsThere is something for everyone in August at the Pasadena Senior Center, 85 E. Holly Street. You do not have to be a member to attend. Some events require advance reservations as noted.

Friday Movie Matinees – Fridays, August 1, 8, 15 and 29, at 1 p.m.

Movies can take us to other places and times like nothing else.

  • August 1: "The Monuments Men" (2014, PG-13) starring George Clooney and Matt Damon.
  • August 8: "Goldfinger" (1964, PG) starring Sean Connery and Gert Fröbe.
  • August 15: "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers" (1954) starring Jane Powell and Howard Keel.
  • August 29: "Still Mine" (2012, PG-13) starring James Cromwell and Geneviève Bujold.

Cardmaking Workshop – Monday, August 4, from noon to 2 p.m.

Surprise a special someone with a personalized, handmade greeting card.

Whether it's happy birthday, thank you, thinking of you or any other sentiment, you'll create a decorative card in your own unique style and have fun discovering your creativity while workshop leaders help you bring your ideas to life. All materials will be provided.

Concerts in Memorial Park – Tuesdays, August 5 to 26, from 6 to 7 p.m.

  • August 5: Tom Sullivan's Dixieland Band.
  • August 12: Will Ryan and the Cactus County Cowboys.
  • August 19: The Perfect Gentlemen.
  • August 26: Lisa Haley and the Zydekats.

Bring a picnic or purchase dinner at the BBQ snack bar. Memorial Park is just behind the Pasadena Senior Center.

Stay Connected with Social Media – Tuesdays and Thursdays, August 5 to 28, from 9 to 11 a.m.

Learn how to keep in touch with family and friends via email, Skype, Facebook and other forms of social media during a 30-minute, one-on-one meeting with an instructor.

You'll choose which applications you want to learn. Bring a laptop or use one of the onsite computers. If you have an email address, bring it and your password.

Sign up for a 30-minute, one-on-one session with Edison at the Welcome Desk.

Estate Planning, Part One – Thursday, August 7, at 10 a.m.

Learn the basics about trusts, wills and probate.

Presented by the Law Office of Geoffrey Chin.

Bring a friend and get your questions answered.

Memory Loss Education (in Spanish) – Tuesdays, August 12 to 26, from 10 to 11:30 a.m.

  • August 12: Memory loss and aging.
  • August 19: The basics of memory loss, dementia and Alzheimer's disease.
  • August 26: Ten early detection signs.

Presented by Alzheimer's Association.

Lecturas de la Pérdida de la Memoria (en español) – Los martes, 12 a 26 de agosto, de 10 a 11:30 a.m.

Pérdida de la memoria y el envejecimiento 12 de agosto; los fundamentos de la pérdida de memoria, la demencia y la enfermedad de Alzheimer 19 de agosto y 10 señales de detección temprana 26 de agosto.

Presentado por la Asociación de Alzheimer.

Reverse Mortgages – Thursday, August 14, at noon.

The Federal Housing Administration's reverse mortgage program has undergone recent modifications to ensure continued viability as a retirement cash flow planning tool.

Learn about the changes and whether a reverse mortgage might be right for you.

A boxed lunch will be served to the first 50 people with confirmed reservations. RSVP to 626-795-4331.

Presented by Senior Funding Associates.

Health Fair – Friday, August 15, from 9 to 11 a.m.

Glucose, blood pressure and hearing screenings are among the servicers offered.

Health Fairs take place the third Friday of every month. (626) 685-6732.

Nine Big Mistakes Retirees Make – Thursday, August 21, at 10 a.m.

Explore the consequences of not planning for unexpected health care expenses, neglecting the effects of inflation on investments and other common mistakes.

Presented by Flow Financial Partners.

Book Club at the Center – Friday, August 22, at 1 p.m.

Read "Caleb's Crossing" by Geraldine Brooks and then join members of the Senior Center Book Club for a discussion.

A young girl in 1660s America makes friends with a Native American boy. They forge a bond that draws each into the world of the other.

For more information call Judy Starlight at (626) 685-6706.

Estate Planning Part Two – Thursday, August 28, at 10 a.m.

Learn the basics about estate taxes, conservatorships and durable power of attorney.

Presented by the Law Office of Geoffrey Chin.

[Founded in 1959, the Pasadena Senior Center is an independent, nonprofit organization 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.]

 

 

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