Members and nonmembers of the Pasadena Senior Center, 85 E. Holly St., are invited to free events and activities for anyone 50 and older throughout November.
Registration for Zoom activities and most onsite events is required by visiting www.pasadenaseniorcenter.org and clicking on Activities & Events, Lectures & Classes or Resources. Everyone who registers for Zoom events will receive an email link for joining each activity online. Most Zoom events are recorded and televised on the Pasadena Senior Center YouTube channel. COVID protocols are observed for all onsite events at the center.
Proof of vaccination is required for anyone who attends onsite events indoors or uses the fitness center. Masks are recommended but not required.
Stress and Emotional Health – Thursday, Nov. 17, at 10 a.m. via Zoom. Kaiser Permanente health educator Nareh Yaghoubian will describe effective strategies for reducing stress and improving emotional health, including mindfulness, self-care and stress management. To register or for more information, visit www.pasadenaseniorcenter.org and click on Lectures & Classes, then Informational Lectures or call 626-795-4331.
Cultural Thursday: Pasadena Pro Musica – Thursday, Nov. 17, at 2 p.m. onsite at Pasadena Senior Center. Members of the auditioned community choir Pasadena Pro Musica will perform choral works ranging from the Middle Ages – fifth through 15th century – through the Baroque period – 17th and 18th centuries – plus 20th century works by Leonard Bernstein. To register or for more information, visit www.pasadenaseniorcenter.org and click on Activities & Events, then Special Events, or call 626-795-4331.
Health Fair and Fresh Produce Distribution – Friday, Nov, 18, from 9 to 11 a.m. onsite at Pasadena Senior Center (while supplies last). Health fair services indoors will include blood pressure and glucose testing, hearing tests, updates in Medicare health plans, resources and more. Preassembled bags of fresh, nutritious vegetables will be distributed on the patio while supplies last courtesy of Order of Malta Mobile Ministries. One bag per person. Everyone is encouraged to bring a personal pull-behind cart to transport the produce home. Registration is not required. For more information, call 626-795-4331.
eWaste Collection Day – Monday, Nov. 21, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. onsite at Pasadena Senior Center. Drop off old electronic equipment at the Pasadena Senior Center patio for recycling in an environmentally responsible manner. Bring TVs, monitors, medical equipment, smart phones, PCs, monitors, printers, laptops, tablets, radios/stereos and other related equipment. Volunteers will be on hand to assist. Reservations are not required for this event. For more information call 626-795-4311.
The Egyptian Revival Craze of the 1920s and ‘30s – Tuesday, Nov. 22, at 2 p.m. via Zoom. It has been 100 years since archaeologist Howard first looked into the long-lost tomb of Pharoah Tutankhamen and famously proclaimed that he saw “wonderful things!” The extraordinary discovery touched off a decades-long Egyptian Revival craze. Historian Eleanor Schrader will present a look at some examples of Egyptian Revival architecture and design. To register or for more information, visit www.pasadenaseniorcenter.org and click on Activities and Events, then Special Events or call 626-795-4331.
Mediation and Dispute Resolution – Thursday, Nov 24, from 10 a.m. to noon onsite at Pasadena Senior Center. Learn how to resolve conflicts with the help of a trained mediator, including property ownership, landlord/tenant disputes, workplace/employment issues, family disagreements and more. Presented by Loyola Center for Conflict Resolution. To make an appointment, 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 quarterly online magazine, free food delivery for older adults in need, COVID updates specifically for older adults and more.
The center 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 as well as the library, Sy Graff Fitness Center, computer lab and limited occupancy for events. Rooms are sanitized after each use.
In accordance with Pasadena Public Health Department guidelines, proof of COVID vaccination is required for everyone who uses the fitness center or attends onsite activities indoors. Masks are optional.