There is something for everyone 50 and older in March at the Pasadena Senior Center, 85 E. Holly St.
You do not have to be a member to attend. Some events require advance reservations as noted.
Tax Time – Fridays through April 10 from 9 to 10:45 a.m. Representatives from AARP Foundation’s Tax-Aide program will help low- to middle-income filers prepare their federal income tax returns. There is no age limit. Appointments are required: Call 626-795-4331 or stop by the Welcome Desk.
Arts and Crafts with Lily – Wednesdays, March 4 to 25, from 4 to 6 p.m. Tap into your creative side with Westridge School student Lily Yu, who will lead fun arts and crafts projects everyone will enjoy. All materials will be provided. March 4: Paper Roses. March 11: Fingerprint Rainbow with a Pot of Gold. March 18: Origami Parrots. March 25: Fingerknit Infinity Scarf.
Mobile Banking – Wednesdays, March 4, 18 and 25 and April 1, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Come to this series of workshops to learn all about the benefi ts of online banking, how to get started, how banks protect your information through encryption and multifactor authentication, how to avoid scams, how to download and use apps, deposit a check with a smartphone, pay bills online, set up account alerts and more. Class size is limited to 25. Everyone who completes all four sessions will receive a $25 gift card. To register, stop by the Welcome Desk or call 626-685-6706.
Dental Care for Older Adults – Thursday, March 5, at 10 a.m. Oral health is an integral part of general health. Dental care for older adults includes diagnosis, prevention, management and treatment of issues associated with agerelated diseases. Learn more about dental health for older adults and get your questions answered. Presented by Lisa A. Hou, DDS.
Friday Movie Matinees – March 6 to 27, at 1 p.m. Watching a movie can be revitalizing, allowing us to relax and disconnect for a couple of hours. March 6: “Harriet” (2019, PG-13) starring Cynthia Erivo and Leslie Odom Jr. Harriet Tubman risks her life to escape from slavery, then risks it again and again as she leads hundreds of slaves to freedom and safety as the most famous so-called conductor of the Underground Railroad. The fi lm is based on true events. March 13: “Parasite” (2019, R) starring Kang-ho Song and Sun-kyun Lee. A savvy low-income South Korean family cons its way into working in the household of a wealthy family, but a parasitic interloper threatens their newfound comfort and threatens to destroy the fragile relationship between the two families. March 20: “The Good Liar” (2019, R) starring Helen Mirren and Ian McKellen. A career con man sets his sights on a recently widowed woman worth millions, but what should be a simple swindle becomes a potentially deadly cat-andmouse game. March 27: “Ford vs. Ferrari” (2019, PG-13) starring Matt Damon and Christian Bale. American car designer Carroll Shelby and British-born driver Ken Miles battle corporate interference, laws of physics and their own personal demons to build a revolutionary new race car for Ford Motor Company that will take on the dominating race cars of Enzo Ferrari at the 1966 24 Hours of Le Mans in France. The fi lm is based on true events.
Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy – Wednesday, March 11, from 10 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Receive counseling and advocacy on issues related to Medicare, Medigap, Medicare Part D and Cal MediConnect. Appointments are required: Call 626-795-4331 or stop by the Welcome Desk. Presented by HICAP.
Burn Prevention – Thursday, March 12, at 10 a.m. Older adults are at higher risk of burn injury than other age groups. Learn the differences between fi rst-, second- and third-degree burns, the most prevalent causes of burns among older adults, the relationship between falls and burns, proper fi rst aid for burns and more. Reading materials and burn safety tools for household use will be available at no cost. Presented by the Grossman Burn Foundation.
Cultural Thursdays: Great American Songwriters/ Hoagy Carmichael and Johnny Mercer – Thursday, March 12, at 2 p.m. Join pianist Bob Lipson and commentator/ singer Don Snyder for a fun and interactive musical journey through the life and work of the songwriting team of composer Hoagy Carmichael and lyricist Johnny Mercer, whose songs include “Stardust,” “That Old Black Magic,” “Moon River,” “Skylark,” “Laura” and more.
LA Opera Talk: What It’s Like to Be an Opera Singer – Monday, March 16, at 1 p.m. An LA Opera community educator will host an interactive presentation to explain how being a professional opera singer takes much more than talent.
OsteoStrong – Thursday, March 19, at 10 a.m. Learn about the importance of bone health to prevent osteoporosis and fractures, and how things as simple as reading food labels and exercising can reduce the risks and effects of osteoporosis. Presented by Joanna Ayala, manager of OsteoStrong.
How to Write a 10-Minute Play – Friday, March 20, at 11 a.m. Learn the elements of plot, confl ict, dialog and resolution through writing exercises and connect with your creative side in an environment of support and feedback that will help you become a budding playwright. RSVP at the Welcome Desk or by calling 626-795-4331. Presented by award-winning playwright Kurt Maxey.
LOW/DOWN – Friday, March 20, at 3:30 p.m. MUSE/ IQUE ON TOUR guest artists will explore music from their upcoming concert LOW/DOWN: Everything you ever wanted to know about the bass, from electric to upright. A limited number of complimentary tickets to the March 22 MUSE/IQUE concert will be available to people who attend the March 20 event and register in advance at the Welcome Desk.
Spirituality and Aging – Thursday, March 26, at 10 a.m. Spirituality is the measure of how willing we are to allow grace, some power greater than ourselves, to enter our lives and guide us along the way. Each person has a different interpretation of spirituality. Doug Edwards, director of outreach for be.group, will lead a discussion about this important topic.
For more information about the programs and services of the Pasadena Senior Center, visit www.pasadenaseniorcenter.org or call 626-795-4331.
Founded in 1960, the Pasadena Senior Center is an independent, donor-supported nonprofit organization that offers recreational, educational, wellness and social services to people ages 50 and older in a welcoming environment. Services are also provided for frail, low-income and homebound seniors.