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Thursday, May 14, 2015

Just Announced: June Events at the Pasadena Senior Center

Pasadena-Senior-Center-5-14-2015There is something for everyone in June 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, June 1, 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.

Musical Trivia – Tuesdays, June 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30, 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.

Stay Connected with Social Media – Tuesdays and Thursdays, June 2 to 25, 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, June 2 to 25, 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.

Depression and Anxiety – Thursday, June 4, at 10 a.m. Symptoms of depression and anxiety can affect older adults profoundly. Learn whether your symptoms are normal or at the level where professional help may be needed. Presented by Pacific Clinics.

Friday Movie Matinees – Fridays, June 5, 12 and 19, at 1 p.m. Films take us to different places and other periods of history unlike anything else. June 5: Selma (2014, PG-13) starring David Oyelowo and Oprah Winfrey. June 12: Mr. Turner (2014, R) starring Timothy Spall and Paul Jesson. June 19: The Theory of Everything (2014, PG-13) starring Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones.

Make Your Home Safer – Tuesday, June 9, from 1 to 3 p.m. Family caregivers will learn how to manage and improve safety risk factors so their loved ones with dementia can stay at home as long as possible. Reservations are required. 626-685-6730.

Protect Yourself from Fraud – Thursday, June 11, at noon. Seniors are often victims of scams that defraud them of money and/or property. Scams range from simple to complex and are very common. Learn about current scams to be aware of and how to avoid becoming a victim of this growing problem. A boxed lunch will be served to the first 50 people with confirmed reservations. 626-795-4331.

“An Artist in the O.R.” Watercolor Exhibit Reception/Artist Talk – Monday, June 11, at 5 p.m. In November 2014 Pete Morris traveled on a medical mission to Guatemala with volunteers from Mending Kids International and documented through watercolor sketches the work of doctors from Duke University and the University of North Carolina as they performed life-changing surgery on children, the children with their families, the volunteers and the environs of the Moore Clinic. Morris will discuss his works and there will be a wine and cheese reception. His watercolors will be in display through the end of June.

Memories in the Making – Wednesdays, June 17 to July 22, at 10 a.m. This program, developed by the Alzheimer’s Association, helps bridge communication and enables people in early stages of dementia to preserve distant memories and capture precious moments through art. Instead of teaching new concepts, the program focuses on the skills remain. Reservations are required: 685-6733.

Health Fair – Friday, June 19, from 9 to 11 a.m. Blood pressure and hearing screenings, glucose screenings (with two-hour fasting required) and massage are among the services offered. Health fairs take place the third Friday of every month. For more information call 626-685-6732.

Foot Care – Thursday, June 18, at 10 a.m. You deserve happy feet! Learn how to care for them, common causes of foot pain and what to look for when buying proper shoes. Presented by Dr. La, DPM.

How to Choose an Attendant – Thursday, June 25, at 10 a.m. If you’re looking for a caregiver for yourself, a family member or friends, get tips for hiring the right person for the job and review the pros and cons of using an agency vs. hiring a caregiver directly.

Healthier Living – Thursdays, June 25 to July 30, from 1 to 3 p.m. Feel better about yourself and learn how to live an overall healthy life during this six-week class, designed by Stanford University and Kaiser Permanente, that will explore common concerns about health, including fatigue, frustration, anxiety and depression. You’ll set weekly goals, reduce stress, give and receive support from others in the class, have fun and thrive! Reservations are required. 626-685-6730.

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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