Free April Events at Pasadena Senior Center

Published : Monday, March 20, 2017 | 11:07 AM

There is something for everyone in April 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. Events take place at the Pasadena Senior Center unless otherwise indicated.

Smart Phones, Tablets and Computers – Tuesdays and Thursdays, April 4, 6, 11, 13, 18, 20, 25 and 27, at 10 a.m. Get the answers you need about personal technology devices, whether you own them already or are considering a purchase. Learning how to text, check voicemail set an alarm, navigate the Internet and download apps is easier than you may think!

A Toast to the Joys of Music – Tuesdays, April 4, 11, 18 and 25, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Tom Campbell will play guitar and sing songs in the Senior Center Lounge. Stop by and enjoy his covers of traditional country, country rock, blues, folk, gospel and classic rock originally made famous by Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard, Vince Gill, Elvis Presley, B.B. King, Neil Young, The Grateful Dead, The Rolling Stones and many more.

A Matter of Balance – Tuesdays and Thursdays, April 4 to May 23, from 1 to 3 p.m. Are you concerned about falling? Learn how to reduce the fear of falling and increase balance and activity levels during this interactive workshop that combines discussion, video and exercise. Reservations are required: 626-685-6732.

Medication Review Clinic – Wednesday, April 5, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. A pharmacist and a nurse from Huntington Hospital pharmacist will review your current prescription medications and answer any questions you have to make sure you understand how they work and why they have been prescribed. Space is limited and appointments are required: 626-397-3376.

Scenic Walkers Club – Wednesdays, April 5, 12, 19 and 26, at 10 a.m. Enjoy a series of leisurely walks in the great outdoors. Alan Colville will give you a list of items to bring, let you know what to expect, provide detailed itineraries and arrange transportation. For more information or to sign up, email alancolville@charter.net or call 626-221-3741.

Protect Yourself from Fraud – Thursday, April 6, at 10 a.m. Seniors can be vulnerable to simple and complex scams that happen in person, by traditional mail, email and telephone. Learn about the latest scams and how you can avoid becoming a victim of this growing problem. Presented by the California Department of Business Oversight’s Consumer Education and Outreach Office.

Memories in the Making – Thursdays, April 6 and 13, at 11 a.m. This program, developed by the Alzheimer’s Association, helps people in early stages of dementias preserve memories through art. Reservations are required: 626-685-6732.

Friday Movie Matinees – Fridays, April 7, 14 and 21, at 1 p.m. Everyone enjoys movies and the pleasures they bring. April 7: “Snowden” (2016, R) starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Shailene Woodley. An employee of the National Security Agency leaks thousands of classified NSA documents to the media and becomes one of the most wanted men in the world. April 14: “Jackie” (2016, R) starring Natalie Portman and Peter Sarsgaard. First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy fights through grief and trauma to regain her faith, console her children and define the legacy of President John F. Kennedy after his assassination. April 21: “Arsenic and Old Lace” (1944, NR) starring Cary Grant and Raymond Massey. In this quirky comedy, a man learns on his wedding day that his beloved maiden aunts are homicidal maniacs and that insanity runs in the family.

Safety Awareness – Thursday, April 13, at 10 a.m. Safety awareness is vital to help you minimize your chances of becoming a victim of crime. Sgt. Thompson of the Pasadena Police Department will provide tips for staying safe at home, on the street and in your car.

LA Opera Talk: “Tosca” – Monday, April 17, at 1 p.m. An LA Opera community educator will take participants through Giacomo Puccini’s dramatic and melodic opera “Tosca.” Based on historic figures in 1800 when control of Rome was threatened by Napoleon’s invading armies, the beloved opera is a tale of love, lust, loyalty and political intrigue.

Estate Planning Basics, Part I – Thursday, April 20, at 10 a.m. Learn the basics about trusts, wills and probate, how to pass your assets to your family and loved ones, plus find out about issues related to incapacity. Presented by the Law Office of Geoffrey Chin.

Pasadena Conference on Healthy Aging – Saturday, April 22, from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in Gilmore Hall at Pasadena Church of the Nazarene, 3500 E. Sierra Madre Blvd. Learn to fine-tune your life, health, safety, relationships and more. Helen Dennis, a renowned expert on retirement issues and ageism, will be the keynote speaker. Two dozen workshop topics range from fitness and wellness to housing options and estate planning. Early registration ends Friday, April 14. Call 877-236-9459 or visit www.pasadenaseniorcenter.org to register. Lunch is included.

Estate Planning Basics, Part II – Thursday, April 27, at 10 a.m. Learn how to avoid the court system and a conservatorship over yourself and your assets in the event of incapacity, discover how to use estate planning documents such as advance health care directives and durable powers of attorney, plus find out about estate taxes and probate. Presented by the Law Office of Geoffrey Chin.

Festival of Talents – Thursday, April 27, from 1 to 3 p.m. If you like to sing solo, duet, trio or in a group, dance, play an instrument, tell stories or jokes, do acrobatics, magic tricks or martial arts, please consider performing in this first-ever festival! Deadline for entering is Friday, April 7, and auditions will be Thursday, April 13, from 1 to 3 p.m. If you’re not a performer, bring your family and friends and enjoy the show! For more information contact Mira Mataric at mira016@hotmail.com or call 626-578-0470.

Citizenship Classes – Wednesdays through May 17 from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Make your dreams come true by attending these sessions to become a U.S. citizen! The first classes cover some of the American history and U.S. government questions on the citizenship exam along with discussions about the rights and responsibilities of citizenship. The remaining classes cover more questions on the exam as well as strategies for completing the application for citizenship and having a successful interview.

For more information visit www.pasadenaseniorcenter.org or call (626) 795-4331.

Founded in 1960, the Pasadena Senior Center is an independent, 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.

 

 

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