During the COVID-19 crisis, the Pasadena Senior Center, 85 E. Holly St. has been deemed a vital community resource, so the doors are open on a limited basis on weekdays only for social services and other services for older adults in need.
In the meantime, many free activities for adults 50 and older are offered online until mandates for isolation and social distancing have been lifted.
You do not have to be a member of the Pasadena Senior Center to participate. Please note that many activities require online registration in advance. Everyone who registers for Zoom events will receive email instructions for joining the activities online.
Cultural Thursdays: Great American Songwriters/Cole Porter – Thursday Sept. 10, at 2 p.m. Join pianist Bob Lipson and commentator/singer Don Snyder on Zoom for a fun and interactive musical journey through the life and works of Cole Porter, whose many hit songs include “Night and Day,” “You’re the Top,” “Don’t Fence Me In,” “I Get a Kick Out of You,” “It’s De-Lovely” and more, and whose Broadway musicals include “Kiss Me Kate,” “Anything Goes” and “High Society.” To register, visit www.pasadenaseniorcenter.org and click on Lectures and Events, then Online Events. For more information, email AnnieL@pasadenaseniorcenter.org or call (626) 795-4331.
MUSE/IQUE – Thursday, Sept. 17, at 2 p.m. Join Heather Lipson-Bell, MUSE/IQUE’s education director, and professional guest artists for an exploration via Zoom of music from the perspective of musicians who perform great works. To register, visit www.pasadenaseniorcenter.org and click on Lectures and Events, then Online Events. Everyone who registers will receive email instructions for joining this Zoom event online. For more information, email AnnieL@pasadenaseniorcenter.org or call (626) 795-4331.
In addition to online classes and other activities, members and non-members are encouraged to visit the Pasadena Senior Center website (www.pasadenaseniorcenter.org) regularly for COVID-19 updates and other timely information, a weekly blog, monthly magazine and more.
Weekly Blog – Written by Events Director Annie Laskey, the blog consistently includes creative and inspiring ideas for staying safe, sane and engaged during isolation. It can be accessed from the Pasadena Senior Center homepage (www.pasadenaseniorcenter.org) and clicking on Blog.
Feeling Challenged by Technology? Help is Available. – Through a collaboration with Pasadena Public Library, get solutions to technology issues, learn how to use Zoom and much more. Email firstname.lastname@example.org/libanswers.com, call 626-744-4066, option 6 (leave a message and your call will be returned) or live chat Mondays through Fridays from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at www.cityofpasadena.net/library/live-chat.
Telephone Reassurance – Pasadena Senior Center volunteers call older adults in isolation who have signed up for this important program that provides caring connections to help them make it through isolation and loneliness. To be added to the list, call (626) 685-6732.
For more information about Pasadena Senior Center programs and services, including more online options for classes, events and activities during the COVID-19 crisis, visit www.pasadenaseniorcenter.org or call (626) 795-4331.
The center, at 85 E. Holly St., is an independent, donor-supported nonprofit organization. Doors are open during the COVID-19 pandemic Mondays through Fridays from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.