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Monday, April 20, 2015

Free May Events at the Pasadena Senior Center

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There is something for everyone in May 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.

iPad Basics – Fridays, May 1 and 15 and June 5 and 19, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. If you’re new to an iPad and its functions, you’ll become well-versed in touchscreen capabilities, navigating the device and learning the basics of Internet browsing and searching. iPads will be provided for in-class use, or bring your own.

Friday Movie Matinees– Fridays, May 1, 8 and 15, at 1 p.m. Great films captivate us with imaginary worlds brought to life. May 1: Diana(2013, PG-13) starring Naomi Watts and Naveen Andrews. May 8: The Imitation Game (2014, PG-13) starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Keira Knightly. May 15: Annie (2014, PG) starring Quvenzhané Wallis and Jamie Foxx.

Cardmaking WorkshopMonday, May 4, from noon to 2 p.m. Surprise a special someone with a personalized, handmade greeting card. Whether it’s a happy birthday, 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.

Memory Loss Education Workshops– Tuesdays, May 5, 12, 19 and 26, from 10 a.m. to noon. Join us for this Brain Health Series to learn about memory loss and what you can do to help yourself and those you love. May 5: Memory Loss and Aging. May 12: The Basics of Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. May 19: Know the 10 Signs – Early Detection Matters. May 26: Hypertension, Diabetes and Alzheimer’s disease. Registration is required by calling 626-685-6730.

Parkinson’s Education Group– Wednesdays, May 6, 13 and 20, from 3 to 4:30 p.m. This education and support class will explore diagnosis, treatment, maintaining mobility and quality of life. Speakers will include speech, physical and occupational therapists. Registration is encouraged at the Welcome Desk or by calling 626-685-6730. Walk-ins are welcome. Presented by Huntington Hospital Outpatient Rehabilitation Department.

Hypertension: The Silent KillerThursday, May 7, at 10 a.m. Learn the many ways to prevent or manage high blood pressure. Kathy Eastwood R.N., a Huntington Hospital community outreach nurse, will lead this informative talk.

Smart Gardening WorkshopSaturday, May 9, from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Improve your lawn and garden and reduce waste! This beginner class will provide hands-on instruction on composting, worm composting, water-wise gardening and grasscycling. Bring your friends and neighbors! Presented by the City of Los Angeles.

Musical Trivia – Tuesdays, May 12, 19 and 26, from 9 to 10 a.m. The Professor of Trivia will help you exercise your memory and relive past happy experiences using music of the ‘40s and ‘50s. Vie for prizes by answering simple questions while listening to music of that era. Presented by Dr. Ray Ceniceroz, professor of music at East Los Angeles College.

Understanding Positional VertigoThursday, May 14, at noon. Positional vertigo, or BPPV, is a common, benign condition affecting more than one in 10 seniors 75 and older, leading to symptoms of vertigo and disequilibrium lasting less than one minute and usually triggered by changes in position such as getting in and out of bed. If you are nonresponsive to medication for this condition, this talk will help you learn how to manage your BPPV. A boxed lunch will be served to the first 50 participants who have made confirmed reservations at the Welcome Desk or by calling 626-795-4331.

Documentary Screening: How To Die in Oregon Friday, May 15, at 3:30 p.m. In 1994, Oregon became the first state to authorize physician aid in dying. Anyone who meets strict legal requirements may request a prescription to end his or her life. The film follows volunteers with Compassion & Choices, the oldest, largest and most comprehensive choice-in-dying organization in the U.S.

LA Opera Talk: Favorite MomentsMonday, May 18, at 1 p.m. An LA Opera community educator will lead a multimedia presentation with some of the best moments from the world of opera.

Chair YogaWednesday, May 20, at 1 p.m. Improve your balance, strength and flexibility at this gentle and meditative class taught by Kathy Eastwood, a certified yoga instructor and a registered nurse at Huntington Hospital. Due to popular demand, this class is limited to the first 25 participants. Register in advance at the Welcome Desk or call 626-795-4331.

Estate Planning, Part OneThursday, May 21, at 10 a.m. Learn the basics of trusts, wills and probates and get your questions answered. Feel free to bring a friend or family member. Presented by the Law Office of Geoffrey Chin.

Estate Planning, Part TwoThursday, May 28, at 10 a.m. Learn the basics of estate taxes, conservatorships and durable power of attorney and get your questions answered. Feel free to bring a friend or family member.

For more information visit www.pasadenaseniorcenter.org or call 626-795-4331.

Founded in 1959, 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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