Free November Events Hosted by Pasadena Senior Center 10/28/21
During the COVID pandemic, the Pasadena Senior Center, 85 E. Holly St., has offered many free online activities via Zoom for adults 50 and older, and now some onsite activities at the center are being scheduled.
Registration for Zoom and most onsite events is required by visiting www.pasadenaseniorcenter.org and clicking on Events, Clubs and Lectures and then either At the Center or Online Events. Everyone who registers for Zoom events will receive 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 to listen to live Zoom events.
Pasadena Senior Center membership and residency in Pasadena are not required for these Zoom or onsite events.
Art, Dance and Music Therapy – Thursday, Nov. 4, at 10 a.m. via Zoom. Therapy through art, music and dance can help reduce anxiety and depression, decrease chronic pain, elevate a sense of well-being and more. Come experience these attributes through creative arts. Presented by Foundation for Senior Services. To register, visit www.pasadenaseniorcenter.org and click on Events, Clubs and Lectures, then Online Events or call 626-795-4331.
Monthly Food Distribution Program — Friday, Nov. 5, 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 will be required. For more information, visit www.pasadenaseniorcenter.org and click on Food Distribution Programs, then LA Regional Food Bank or call 626-685-6732.
Movie Matinees – Fridays, Nov. 5, 12 and 19 at 1 p.m. onsite at Pasadena Senior Center (masks and social distancing will be required). Watching a movie can be revitalizing and can help viewers relax and disconnect for a couple of hours. Each Pasadena Senior Center member may bring one nonmember guest. Nov. 5: "The Sound of Music" (1965, G) starring Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer. A young novitiate in Austria takes a job as governess to the seven children of a widowed naval officer while she decides whether to become a nun. Nov. 12: "Dutch" (1991, PG-13) starring Ed O'Neill and Ethan Embry. To get to know his girlfriend's son, a man volunteers to pick him up from his prep school in Georgia and drive him home to Chicago for Thanksgiving, only to learn during the road trip that the boy has a mean streak. Nov. 19: "Grumpy Old Men" (1993, PG-13) starring Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau. A lifelong feud between two retired male neighbors who have known each other since childhood only gets worse during the holidays when a new neighbor (Ann-Margret) moves in across the street.
Chair Yoga — Tuesday, Nov. 9, at 11 a.m. via Zoom. Improve balance, strength and flexibility while sitting in a chair during this gentle and meditative class. To register, visit www.pasadenaseniorcenter.org and click on Classes, then Chair Yoga or call 626-795-4331.
Case Management – Wednesday, Nov. 10, 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. Call 626-795-4331 for a required appointment. Masks and social distancing will be required. Provided by Human Services Association.
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 weekly blog, monthly magazine, COVID-19 updates 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 limited occupancy for events, the library, fitness center and computer lab. Masks and social distancing are required. Rooms are sanitized after each use.