You do not have to be a member to attend. Some events require advance reservations as noted.
Stay Connected with Social Media – Tuesdays and Thursdays, Dec. 1 to 17, from 9 to 11 a.m. Learn how to keep in touch with family and friends via email, Skype, Facebook and other forms of social media during a 30-minute, one-on-one meeting with an instructor. You’ll choose which applications you want to learn. Bring a laptop or use one of the onsite computers. If you have an email address, bring it and your password. Sign up with Edison at the Welcome Desk.
Smart Phones, Tablets and Computers – Any Questions? – Tuesdays and Thursdays, Dec. 1 to 17, from 10 to 11 a.m. Get the answers you need about technology devices, whether you own them already or are considering a purchase. Learn how to text, check voicemail, set an alarm, navigate the Internet, download apps and more.
Disaster Preparedness – Thursday, Dec. 3, at 10 a.m. Are you prepared for the next major earthquake and other disasters? Learn how to create a disaster kit, make disaster plans and how to get the special you need before the next disaster occurs. Presented by Lisa Derderian, emergency management coordinator for the Pasadena Fire Department.
Friday Movie Matinees – Fridays, Dec. 4 and 11, at 1 p.m. and Dec. 18 at 2:30 p.m. Dec. 4: San Andreas (2015, PG-13) starring Dwayne Johnson and Carla Gugino. In the aftermath of a massive earthquake in California, a rescue-helicopter pilot makes a dangerous journey with his ex-wife across the state to rescue his daughter. Dec. 11: It’s a Wonderful Life (1946, NR) starring James Stewart and Donna Reed. An angel helps a compassionate but despairingly frustrated businessman by showing what life would have been like if he had never existed. Dec. 18: Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961, NR) starring Audrey Hepburn and George Peppard. A young New York socialite becomes interested in a young man who has moved into her apartment building (please note this film will begin at 2:30 p.m.).
Cardmaking Workshop – Monday, Dec. 7, from noon to 2 p.m. Surprise a special someone with a personalized, handmade greeting card. Whether it’s a happy birthday, happy holidays, thank you, thinking of you or other sentiment, you’ll create a decorative card in your own unique style and have fun discovering your creativity while workshop leaders help you bring your ideas to life. All materials will be provided.
Holiday-Inspired Acrylic Painting Class – Wednesday, Dec. 9, from 9 to 11 a.m. Paint a beautiful arrangement of poinsettias on canvas while learning techniques such as texture, high gloss or matte finishes and experimenting with the versatility of acrylic paints to achieve the look of oils or watercolors. All materials will be provided. Please note only 12 spots are available. Make your reservation at the Welcome Desk.
Holiday Sing-along – Thursday, Dec. 10, at noon. Sing classic holiday songs as you move to the music! Presented by Aging Artistically. A boxed lunch will be served to the first 50 people who have made confirmed reservations by calling 626-795-4331.
Crochet Workshop — Monday, Dec. 14, at 1 p.m. Learn to crochet and create one-of-a-kind gifts for family and friends or make something special for yourself. One-on-one assistance and materials will be provided. Make your reservation at the Welcome Desk or by calling 626-795-4331.
Chair Yoga – Wednesday, Dec. 16, at 1 p.m. Improve your balance, strength and flexibility at this gentle and meditative class taught by Kathy Eastwood, a registered nurse with Huntington Hospital’s Community Outreach Department and a certified yoga instructor. Due to popular demand, this class is limited to the first 25 participants. Register in advance at the Welcome Desk or by calling 626-795-4331.
Safe Senior Driver Workshop – Thursday, Dec. 17, at 10 a.m. The aging process requires some adaptations in skills to continue driving safely. Learn about adjustments you can make in your driving habits as well as changes in car technology and road designs that have taken place over time.
For more information visit www.pasadenaseniorcenter.org or call (626) 795-4331.
Founded in 1960, the Pasadena Senior Center is an independent nonprofit agency that offers recreational, educational, wellness and social services to people ages 50 and older in a friendly environment. Services are also provided for frail, low-income and homebound seniors.