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Free January Events at Pasadena Senior Center

Published on Wednesday, December 9, 2015 | 1:04 pm

There is something for everyone in January at the Pasadena Senior Center, 85 E. Holly St. All events listed are free.

You do not have to be a member to attend. Some events require advance reservations as noted.

Cardmaking Workshop – Monday, Jan. 4, 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.

Stay Connected with Social Media – Tuesdays and Thursdays, Jan. 5 to 28, 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, Jan. 5 to 28, 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.

Moving: Things to Know When Leasing or Buying – Thursday, Jan. 7, at 10 a.m. Moving can be daunting at any age. Having good information can provide peace of mind. Learn what to focus on and consider before deciding to make your move. Presented by Paul Walker, Realtor, Teles Properties.

Food Distribution Program Date Change – Friday, Jan. 8, at 9 a.m. The program is ordinarily scheduled the first Friday of every month. Due to the New Year holiday, the program will take place one week later on Friday, Jan. 8. Please note the program is available only to eligible low-income seniors. For more information call 626-685-6732.

Friday Movie Matinees – Fridays, Jan. 8, 15 and 29, at 1 p.m. Jan. 8: Star Wars (1977, PG) starring Mark Hamill and Harrison Ford. Luke Skywalker joins forces with a Jedi knight, a cocky pilot, a wookie and two droids to rescue Princess Leia from the evil Darth Vader and save the universe from a world-destroying battle station. Jan. 15: Sunset Boulevard (1950, NR) starring Gloria Swanson and William Holden. A young screenwriter writes a script for a former silent-film star who has faded into Hollywood obscurity. Jan. 29: The Kid (1921, NR) starring Charlie Chaplin and Jackie Coogan. In Chaplain’s first feature-length comic masterpiece, a poor, good-hearted loner finds a kidnapped baby and “adopts” him as his own.

Memory Loss Education Series – Tuesday, Jan. 12 to Feb. 2, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Jan. 12: Memory Loss and Aging; Jan. 19: The Basics of Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease; Jan. 26: 10 Warning Signs – Early Detection Matters; Feb. 2: Hypertension, Diabetes and Alzheimer’s Disease. Presented by Alzheimer’s Association. Registration is required by calling (626) 685-6730.

A Matter of Balance – Tuesdays and Thursdays, Jan. 12 to Feb. 4, from 1 to 3 p.m. Are you concerned about falling? Ease your fear by attending this class that combines discussion, video and exercise so you’ll improve your balance and activity levels. Registration is required by calling (626) 685-6732.

Eat Smart for a Healthy Heart – Thursday, Jan. 14, at noon. Improve your quality of life through healthier nutrition. Learn how to change what you eat by making smarter choices. Presented by Dr. Joshua Jacobi, Health Living Medical. A boxed lunch will be served to the first 50 people who make confirmed reservations by calling 6260795-4331.

Health Fair – Friday, Jan. 15, from 9 to 11 a.m. A medical safety identification plan, sponsored by New York Life, is part of the popular monthly health fair. Bring your list of medications, doctors and emergency contacts and they will be placed on a personal identification card at no cost. Other health fair services include glucose, blood pressure and hearing screenings as well as counseling and health and community resources. For more information call 626-685-6732.

LA Opera: The Magic Flute – Monday, Jan. 18, at 1 p.m. An LA Opera community educator will take participants through Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s comic opera Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute). In a fantastical world of ferocious dragons and enchanted musical instruments, a noble prince sets out to rescue a beautiful princess and ensure the triumph of truth and justice.

Seek Joy, Play Often and Live in the Moment – Thursday, Jan. 21, at 10 a.m. When we feel joy we feel better about ourselves. Seeking joy is a choice, not a duty or obligation. Learn how to be more mindful of living a joyous life. Presented by Shawn Herz, a Heritage Clinic licensed marriage and family therapist.

Titanic: 103 Years of Mystery, Intrigue and Discovery – Monday, Jan. 25, at 1 p.m. Titanic expert and local author Bill Blowers will discuss the famed ship, its builders and her first and only voyage. Drawing on more than two decades he has spent researching the most famous maritime disaster in history, Blowers will take participants back in history and explain the story behind his novel Dangerous Betrayal – The Vendetta That Sank Titanic. Books will be available for purchase and signing. A scale model of the ship will be on display.

Heritage and Legacy Planning – Thursday, Jan. 28, at 10 a.m. What are senior dwelling benefits? What steps should be taken at the time of passing? What is a parent-child transfer exclusion? These and other topics will be explored during this one-hour session presented by the Los Angeles County Assessor’s Office and Forest Lawn.

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.


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