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 October.
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.
Aging in Place at Home: Who Will Change My Light Bulb? – Thursday, Oct. 13, at 10 a.m. via Zoom. Foundation for Senior Services specialists will explain strategies that can serve older adults as they age successfully at home, including the pros and cons, as well as related resources available to older adults. To register or for more information, visit www.pasadenaseniorcenter.org and click on Lectures & Classes, then Informational Lectures or call 626-795-4331.
AARP Smart DriverTEK: Stay Safe on the Road – Thursday, Oct. 13, from 1 to 4 p.m. onsite at Pasadena Senior Center. This fun, interactive workshop is for older adults who want to learn about new technology in vehicles, what to look for in this regard before purchasing a car, technology features in cars they have purchased that they may not understand, and more. To register or for more information, visit www.pasadenaseniorcenter.org and click on Lectures & Classes, then Informational Lectures or call 626-795-4331.
Standards and Show Tunes with Bob and Don – Thursday, Oct. 13, at 2 p.m. onsite at Pasadena Senior Center. Join pianist Bob Lipson and singer Don Snyder for an afternoon of music featuring everybody's favorite show tunes and standards. Sing along, kick up your heels and dance or simply tap your toes to the rhythm of the music. This event will take place indoors. To register or for more information, visit
www.pasadenaseniorcenter.org and click on Activities & Events, then Special Events or call 626-795-4331.
Medicare Resource Fair – Wednesday, Oct. 19, from 9 to 1 p.m. onsite at Pasadena Senior Center. Reassessing healthcare needs each year and comparing programs that can help keep costs down while maximize benefits is essential for aging well. Medicare open enrollment – the annual time period when older adults can make changes to their Medicare and prescription drug coverage – is Oct. 15 to Dec. 7. Any changes will go into effect Jan. 1, 2023. Whether someone is interested in choosing a new Medicare or Part D plan, or switching from Medicare Advantage to original Medicare, learning whether they are eligible for Medigap and more, this is an important event to attend. There also will be resource information, experts, a lecture/talk about Medicare options and upcoming changes for 2023 and more. To register or for more information, visit www.pasadenaseniorcenter.org and click on Resources, then Social Services or call 626-795-4331.
Increase Your Confidence – Thursday, Oct. 20, at 10 a.m. via Zoom. TwoKaiser Permanente health educators will discuss how to increase confidence through mindful strategies for improving physical and emotional health as well as the importance of planning for who should make healthcare decisions on a person’s behalf. To register or for more information, visit www.pasadenaseniorcenter.org and click on Lectures and Classes, then Informational Lectures or call 626-795-4331.
Cultural Thursday: A History of Horror Films – Thursday, Oct. 20, at 2 p.m. onsite at Pasadena Senior Center. Conjuring witches and devils, Edgar Allen Poe, classic horror characters such as Frankenstein and Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde: This free Halloween-themed event will feature the best of historic horror films going as far back as 1896 until the 1950s, many of which influenced and inspired filmmakers of present-day horror movies. Presented by film collector and historian Galen Wilkes. 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 – Friday, Oct. 21, from 9 to 11 a.m. onsite at Pasadena Senior Center. Health fair services will include blood pressure and glucose testing, hearing tests, updates in Medicare health plans, resources and more. Registration is not required. For more information, call 626-795-4331.
Mediation and Dispute Resolution – Thursday, Oct. 27, 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.
Flu Shot and COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic – Thursday, Oct. 27, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. onsite at Pasadena Senior Center. Older adults with pre-existing medical conditions are especially vulnerable to effects of influence (flu) and the COVID virus. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends the flu vaccine as the best way to protect people from influenza and prevent its spread. For protection against the COVID-19 virus, Moderna vaccines will be available for all ages. Appointments are recommended. Call 626-795-4331 to reserve a time.
Cultural Thursday: A Fan’s Guide to Edgar Allan Poe – Thursday, Oct. 27, at 2 p.m. via Zoom. Edgar Allan Poe’s macabre stories and poems, couple with his sad life and mysterious death, have earned him an enduring place in American popular culture. But there is much more to Poe than creepy stories. Get a fan’s eye view of this enigmatic author whose words and mental images continue to haunt us more than 170 years after his death. Presented by Annie Laskey, Pasadena Senior Center’s director of events, and fellow Poe fans. 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 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.