During the COVID pandemic, the Pasadena Senior Center, 85 E. Holly St., offers many free online activities via Zoom for adults 50 and older as well as some onsite activities.
Registration for Zoom activities and most onsite events is required by
visiting www.pasadenaseniorcenter.org and clicking on Activities & Events or Lectures & Classes or Resources. Everyone who registers for Zoom events receives an email link for joining each activity online. Anyone who does not have WiFi or an email address can call 626-795-4331 to receive a phone number to call and listen to live Zoom events. COVID protocols are observed for all onsite events at the center.
Neither Pasadena Senior Center membership nor residency in Pasadena are required for these events.
Social Hour – Tuesdays, Feb. 8, 15 and 22, at 10:30 a.m. via Zoom. Have you become lonesome, depressed or bored during this new normal of COVID? Annie Laskey, Pasadena Senior Center's director of events, moderates a different topic every week, participants share their related experiences and offer tips and suggestions; or simply listen while enjoying the company of others. Feb. 8: Share something surprising about yourself. What do most people not know about you? Feb. 15: What everyday items do you keep on supply? Feb. 22: Are you patient with yourself and motivate yourself? Do you give yourself some slack when you don't meet your own expectations? To register or for more information, visit www.pasadenaseniorcenter.org and click on Special Events, then Social Hour or call 626-795-4311.
What Can Your Mobile Device Do for You? – Thursday, Feb. 3, at 10 a.m. via Zoom. Learn how to get the most out of your smartphone, tablet and other mobile devices during this presentation that will provide clear and simple instructions as well as answer all your questions. To register or for more information, visit www.pasadenaseniorcenter.org and click on Lectures & Classes, then Informational Lectures or call 626-795-4331.
Monthly Food Distribution Program — Friday, Feb. 4, 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. 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. Proof of income and California ID are required for first-time recipients. 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 Resources, then Food Distribution Programs or call 626-685-6732.
Movie Matinees – Fridays, Feb. 4, 11, 18 and 25, at 1 p.m. onsite at Pasadena Senior Center. Watching a movie can be revitalizing and can help viewers relax and disconnect for a couple of hours. Feb. 4: "As Good as It Gets" (1997, PG-13 (starring Jack Nicholson and Helen Hunt. A single mother and waitress, an unsociable author and a gay artist form an unlikely friendship after the artist is assaulted during a robbery. Feb. 11: "Get on Up" (2014, PG-13) starring Chadwick Boseman and Dan Aykroyd. James Brown rose from extreme poverty to become one of the most influential musicians in history. Feb. 18: "Think Like a Man" (2012, PG-13) starring Gabrielle Union and Kevin Hart. When they discover the women in their lives have been using Steve Harvey's relationship advice against them, four friends conspire to turn the tables on them. Feb. 25: "Ali" (2001, R) starring Will Smith and Jamie Foxx. More than any other athlete and heavyweight champion in history, Muhammad Ali changed the sport of boxing amid triumphs and controversies. To register or for more information, visit www.pasadenaseniorcenter.net and click on Activities & Events, then Friday Movie Matinee or call 626-795-4331.
Chair Yoga — Tuesday, Feb. 8, at 11 a.m. via Zoom. Improve balance, strength, flexibility and well-being while sitting in a chair or standing while using a chair for support during this gentle and meditative class. For more information, visit www.pasadenaseniorcenter.org and click on Lectures & Classes, then Workshops or call 626-795-4331.
Case Management – Wednesday, Feb. 9, 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? Come meet with a trained case manager who will assist you with issues such as meal delivery, transportation options, caregiver services, affordable housing, Social Security, Medi-Cal, Cal-Fresh and much more. Provided by Human Services Association. To register or for more information, visit www.pasadenaseniorcenter.org and click on Resources, then Social Services or call 626-795-4331.
Is Your Health Care Coverage at Risk? Thursday, Feb. 10, at 10 a.m. via Zoom. Medicare has a large and complex set of rules for what sales agents can and cannot do when making presentations to prospective recipients, what types of medical tests and procedures are covered, how claims are handled and more. Learn about the most up-to-date information about Medicare, beneficiary rights and how to protect yourself and your loved ones from current fraud schemes. Presented by Foundation for Senior Services. To register or for more information, visit www.pasadenaseniorcenter.org and click on Lectures & Classes, then Informational Lectures or call 626-795-4331.
Music on the Patio: Bob and Don – Thursday, Feb. 10, at 2 p.m. onsite at Pasadena Senior Center. Join singer Don Snyder and pianist Bob Lipson for an afternoon of music featuring everybody's favorite show tunes and standards. Sing along, kick up your heels or simply tap your toes to the rhythm of the music. To register or for more information, visit www.pasadenaseniorcenter.org and click on Activities & Events, then Special 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 monthly magazine, COVID updates specifically for older adults 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 the library, Sy Graff Fitness Center, computer lab and limited occupancy for events. Masks and social distancing are required. Rooms are sanitized after each use.
In accordance with Los Angeles County Public Health Department guidelines, proof of COVID vaccination is required for everyone who uses the fitness center or attends onsite activities indoors.