Free September Events at Pasadena Senior Center

Published : Monday, August 19, 2019 | 11:10 AM

There is something for everyone in September 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.

Live Music at the Scott – Monday, September 2, at 6 p.m. The popular summer concert series for all ages is now held in the air-conditioned comfort of the Scott Pavilion at the Pasadena Senior Center, with seating for up to 250 people and plenty of room for kicking up your heels. The series will close with the Great American Swing Band. Feel free to bring a picnic dinner.

Caregiver Support Group – Wednesdays, Sept. 4 and 18, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. If you are a caregiver for a loved one, you may be neglecting your own well-being due the stress of day-to-day tasks that ensure your loved one is comfortable, safe and provided for. This support group is intended to provide a meaningful time for caregivers to focus on their own feelings and needs.

Scenic Walks Club – Wednesdays, Sept. 4 to 25, at 9 a.m. Join members of the Pasadena Senior Center’s Scenic Walkers Club for walks to scenic local places to enjoy the great outdoors and get some exercise. For more information, including where to meet up each week, contact Scenic Walkers Club coordinator Alan Colville at

Domestic Violence – Thursday, Sept. 5, at 10 a.m. Domestic violence is violence or other abuse by one person against another in a domestic setting, such as in marriage or cohabitation. Women’s Aid defines domestic abuse as an incident or pattern of incidents of controlling, coercive, threatening, degrading and violent behavior, including sexual violence, in the majority of cases by a partner or ex-partner, but also by a family member or caregiver. Presented by Pasadena Police Department.

Rediscovering Hope – Thursdays, Sept. 5 to 26, at 3 p.m. Rediscovering Hope is a support group for anyone grieving the death of a loved one. For more information call licensed clinical social worker Jody Casserly at 626-918-2273, ext. 7455.

Friday Movie Matinees – Fridays, Sept. 6, 13 and 20, at 1 p.m. Everyone enjoys watching movies and the pleasures they bring. Sept. 6: The Best of Enemies (2019, PG-13) starring Taraji P. Henson and Sam Rockwell. Civil rights activist Ann Atwater faces off against C.P. Ellis, Exalted Cyclops of the Ku Klux Klan, in 1971 Durham, North Carolina over the issue of school integration. Sept. 13: A Dog’s Journey (2019, PG) starring Josh Gad and Dennis Quaid. A dog finds the meaning of his own existence through the lives of the humans he meets. Sept. 20: Annie Get Your Gun (1950, NR) starring Betty Hutton and Howard Keel. The story of the great sharpshooter Annie Oakley, who rose to fame while dealing with her love/professional rival, Frank Butler.

It’s Allergy Season – Thursday, Sept. 12, at 10 a.m. This lecture will discuss allergies, hay fever, and testing options. Dr. von Tiehl grew up in Pasadena, has returned to the area to help patients that suffer from allergic disorders, just like he did when he was a child.  Presented by Dr. Karl von Tiehl.

Cultural Thursday: Great American Songwriters – Thursday, Sept. 12, at 2 p.m. The Great American Songwriters series continues with a focus on “An Era of Wit & Sophistication: Richard Rodgers & Lorenz Hart,” featuring their hit shows and songs: Pal Joey, Jumbo, Babes in Arms, Thou Swell, Manhattan, Blue Moon, Small Hotel, My Funny Valentine, Where or When, Bewitched, and Spring Is Here. Join pianist Bob Lipson and commentator/performer Saul H. Jacobs for this fun, interactive program.

LA Opera Talk: LA BOHEME – Monday, Sept. 16, at 1 p.m. An LA Opera community educator will lead guests through Puccini’s LA BOHEME, the tragic love story of Mimí, a poor seamstress, and Rodolfo, an equally poor poet. Four arty types shiver in a garret, owing rent, but when one of their number, a musician named Schaunard, earns money they are all set to buy a meal in a nearby restaurant.

Probate Vs. Trusts – Thursday, Sept. 19, at 10 a.m. Probate is the court process used to transfer assets from someone who has died, intestate (without a will) or testate (with a will), to their heirs. Trust administration is the private process used to transfer assets from someone who has died, with a trust in place, to their beneficiaries. We’ll explore the differences and results of each process, and help you determine which one is the most appropriate for you and your family. Presented by Marc G. Garlett, Attorney at Law.

Mobile Clinic: Metro TAP Cards – Friday, Sept. 20, from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. Reloadable TAP cards are now used on all buses, the Gold Line and other forms of Metro public transportation. Get a senior reduced-fair Metro TAP/identification card at this mobile clinic. Applicants must be 62 or older with valid ID. Photos for TAP cards will be taken during this event and temporary cards will be issued that day so you can begin riding immediately.

Medical Use of Marijuana – Thursday, Sept. 26, at 10 a.m. Marijuana, also known as Cannabis Sativa, is a plant that been used since ancient times for therapeutic, spiritual and recreational purposes. Use of medical cannabis is increasing, and you need to be aware of the issues surrounding its use as a medicinal and recreational drug. Presented by Sue Feldmeth, RN.

#AgeWell Day – Saturday, Sept. 28 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.. A fun and resource-filled day celebrating healthy aging. The morning includes lectures, workshops, classes and activities highlighting ways for older adults to stay physically and mentally active. Programs include safety tips from the Pasadena Fire Department, healthy cooking demonstrations, dancing and exercise mini-classes, a lecture by popular KUSC morning host Alan Chapman on the benefits of music, and more. Breakfast snacks and light lunch will be included.  In the afternoon, a dance party will feature salsa, ballroom, and line-dancing music played by Eric Torres. The dance will be held in the air-conditioned Scott Pavilion from 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.  The public is encouraged to RSVP at or (626) 685-6754.  More information is available at or call (626) 795-4331.

For more information visit or call 626-795-4331.

Founded in 1960, the Pasadena Senior Center is a donor supported 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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