Free January Events at Pasadena Senior Center

Published : Thursday, January 4, 2018 | 1:58 PM

There is something for everyone in January 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.

A Toast to the Joys of Music – Tuesdays, Jan. 2 to 30, 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 Stop by and enjoy his covers of traditional country, country rock, blues, folk, gospel and classic rock originally made famous by Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard, Vince Gill, Elvis Presley, B.B. King, Neil Young, The Grateful Dead, The Rolling Stones and many more.

Scenic Walkers Club – Wednesdays, Jan. 3 to 31, at 10 a.m. Join this new group for a series of leisurely walks to enjoy the great outdoors and get some exercise. Alan Colville will give you a list of items to bring, let you know what to expect, provide detailed itineraries and arrange transportation. Destinations this month will include Descanso Gardens, Lower Arroyo Seco, Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden and Eaton Canyon Natural Area. For more information or to sign up, email alancolville@charter.net.

Domino Club – Thursdays, Jan. 4 to 25, at 1 p.m. If you’ve never played Chicken Foot dominoes before, or even if you have, come join the fun as Vicki Leigh leads participants in a rollicking version of the game that is easy enough for beginners yet challenging enough for more seasoned players. Oh, and please excuse the laughter every Thursday…it’s contagious! For more information call Vicki at 928-478-4654.

Moving: Things to Know When Leasing or Buying – Thursday, Jan. 4, at 10 a.m. Moving can be daunting at any age. Learn what to focus on and what to consider before you decide to make your move. Presented by Pat Lile/Norma Mardelli, Realtor

Friday Movie Matinees – Fridays, Jan. 5 to 19, at 1 p.m. Movies provide a window to a wider world that broadens our perspectives. Jan. 5: “The Big Sick” (2017, R) starring Kumail Nanjiani and Zoe Kazan. Pakistan-born comedian Kumail Nanjiani and grad student Emily Gardner fall in love but struggle as their cultures clash. When Emily contracts a mysterious illness, Kumail finds himself forced to face her feisty parents, his family’s expectations, and his true feelings. Jan. 12: “Lost in Paris” (2017, NR) starring Fiona Gordon and Dominique Abel. Fiona visits Paris for the first time to assist her myopic Aunt Martha. Catastrophes ensue, mainly involving Dom, a homeless man who has yet to have an emotion or thought he was afraid of expressing. Jan. 19: “Casablanca” (1942, PG) starring Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman. In Casablanca in December 1941, a cynical American expatriate encounters a former lover, with unforeseen complications.

Multiple Generations Sharing Life Experiences – Tuesday, Jan. 9, at 11:30 a.m. Staff from the nonprofit Sages & Seekers will discuss an upcoming thirteen-week intergenerational program during which older adults will share life experiences and valuable knowledge with local high school students. Don’t miss this presentation and your chance to participate in the program! For more information email raulm@pasadenaseniorcenter.org or call 626-685-6706.

Energy Efficient Tips – Thursday, Jan. 11, at 10 a.m. Learn about energy efficiency tips, ways to save money on your electric bill, common energy misconceptions, and information about rebates for things such as new energy efficiency appliances, retrofitting homes, and many other items. Presented by San Gabriel Valley Council of Governments.

LA Opera: “Candide” – Monday, Jan. 15, at 1 p.m. An LA Opera community educator will take participants through Bernstein’s round-the-world romp is freewheeling and funny, satirical and soaring. Based on a novella from Voltaire, “Candide” is all at once a love story, a drama, a thriller and a tragedy rolled into one merry-go-round of ever-revived characters who populate Candide’s journey.

Alzheimer’s Workshop – Tuesdays, Jan. 16 to 30, from 1 to 3:00 p.m. The three-part series will focus on Alzheimer’s Disease. Jan. 16: Let’s Talk About It: Memory Loss and Alzheimer’s. Jan.23: How to Keep Your Brain Healthy. Jan. 30: Alzheimer’s Questions and Answers. Presented by Alzheimer’s Greater Los Angeles.

Long Term Care Insurance – Thursday, Jan. 18, at 10 a.m. We will go over the history and evolution of long-term care insurance and how you qualify for benefits. There will be a general overview of types of coverage, starting a claim, assessment, elimination period, benefit triggers, and the care plan. Presented by Home Instead.

Low Vision Screenings – Thursday, Jan. 18, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Low vision screenings are designed to assist partially sighted people in the selection of magnifiers and other devices to improve reading and other visual tasks. Registration is required in advance for one-hour appointments; call 626-795-4331. Presented by the Braille Institute.

Health Fair – Friday, Jan. 19, from 9 to 11 a.m. Services include glucose, blood pressure and hearing screenings as well as counseling and health/community resources. For more information call 626-685-6732.

How to Read Your Lab Reports – Thursday, Jan. 25, at 10 a.m. Many times your doctor will run blood tests and not bother to tell you what they mean. Dr. DeLu will explain how to read your results. Some of the tests he will cover include: CBC, Chem 7, Chem 13, thyroid, vitamin D, urinalysis (blood, sugar, proteins), fasting blood sugar; and both good and bad cholesterol. Also, he will explain what a compounding pharmacy is and what services they provide. Presented by Dr. Henry DeLu of Farma Pharmaceuticals.

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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