There is something for everyone in September at the Pasadena Senior Center, 85 E. Holly St. You do not have to be a member to attend. Some events require advance reservations as noted.
Friday Movie Matinees – Fridays, Sept. 8, 15 and 29, at 1 p.m.
Sept. 8: “Beauty and the Beast” (2017, PG) starring Emma Watson and Dan Stevens. A young woman is taken prisoner by a beast in his castle only to discover there is a kind heart and the soul of a true prince underneath his gruff exterior.
Sept. 15: “The Philadelphia Story” (1940, NR) starring Cary Grant and Katharine Hepburn. When a conceited young socialite’s ex-husband and a tabloid reporter arrive at her family home the day before she is to marry a dull business tycoon, she begins to examine her life and priorities.
Sept. 29: “A Man Called Ove” (2016, PG-13) starring Rolf Lassgård and Bahar Pars. After a boisterous young family moves in next door to a retired loner with strict principles, an unhappy past and a short fuse, he learns life is sweeter when it’s shared (Swedish with English subtitles).
A Toast to the Joys of Music – Tuesdays, through Sept. 26, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Tom Campbell will play guitar and sing songs in the Senior Center Lounge. Stop by and enjoy his covers of traditional country, country rock, blues, folk, gospel and classic rock originally made famous by Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard, Vince Gill, Elvis Presley, B.B. King, Neil Young, The Grateful Dead, The Rolling Stones and many more.
Memory Loss Education – Tuesdays, through Sept. 26, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. The four-part Brain Health Series will focus on memory loss. Sept. 12: How to Keep Your Brain Healthy. Sept. 19: Alzheimer’s Disease Research Update. Sept.26: Are They Doing That to Annoy Us? Behaviors and Alzheimer’s Disease. Presented by Alzheimer’s Greater Los Angeles.
Scenic Walkers Club – Wednesdays, through Sept. 27, at 10 a.m. Enjoy a series of leisurely walks in the great outdoors at Los Angeles County Arboretum, Descanso Gardens and other enjoyable locations. Alan Colville will give you a list of items to bring, let you know what
to expect, provide detailed itineraries and arrange transportation. For more information or to sign up, email alancolville@charter. net.
Take the Mystery out of Moving – Thursday, Sept. 7, at 10 a.m. If you or someone you know feels buried under a lifetime of treasures, this interactive workshop will feature discussions about downsizing and provide tips for dealing with practical issues without becoming overwhelmed. Presented by Gentle Transitions.
Domino Club – Thursdays, Sept. 7 to 28, at 1 p.m. If you’ve never played Chicken Foot dominoes before, or even if you have, come join the fun as Vicki Leigh leads participants in a rollicking version of the game that is easy enough for beginners yet challenging enough for more seasoned players. Oh, and please excuse the laughter every Thursday…it’s contagious! For more information call Vicki at 928-478-4654.
Multiple Generations Sharing Life Experiences – Wednesday, Sept. 13,at 11 a.m. Staff from the nonprofit Sages & Seekers will discuss an upcoming eight-week intergenerational program during which older adults will share life experiences and valuable knowledge with local high school students. Don’t miss this presentation and your chance to participate in the program! For more information email raulm@ pasadenaseniorcenter.org or call 626-685-6706.
Happy Feet – Thursday, Sept. 14, at 10 a.m. Learn about proper care of your feet, common causes of foot pain and what to look for when you go shoe shopping. Presented by Dr. Andrew La.
LA Opera Talk: “The Pearl Fishers” – Monday, Sept. 18, at 1 p.m. An LA Opera community educator will lead participants through Georges Bizet’s “Les Pêcheurs de Perles” (The Pearl Fishers). When a mysterious priestess arrives in their village in Ceylon, two lifelong friends realize they both are in love with her. They take a vow to denounce her and never let anything or anyone destroy their bond, but human nature takes over.
Medical Marijuana (Cannabis) – Tuesday, Sept. 19, at 1 p.m. Senior citizens are the fastest growing segment of the population to begin using medical marijuana. Learn how cannabis works in the human body, its medicinal properties, safety and legal concerns and more. Presented by Sue Feldmeth RN, a certiﬁed member of the American Cannabis Nursing Association who saw ﬁrst-hand the beneﬁts of medical marijuana on her elderly mother, including a signiﬁcant reduction of arthritis pain and a reversal of the need for opioids.
Hospice and Palliative Care – Thursday, Sept. 21, at 10 a.m. Hospice and palliative medicine embrace people with life-limiting illnesses through compassionate symptom management and psychological and spiritual support by teams of clinical experts. Hospice is covered by Medicare, Medi-Cal and most other insurance plans. Learn about the differences and similarities between hospice and palliative care, the medical criteria and more. Presented by Unity Hospice.
Low Vision Screenings – Thursday, Sept. 21, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Low vision screenings are designed to assist partially sighted people in the selection of magniﬁ ers and other devices to improve reading and other visual tasks. Registration is required for one-hour appointments; call 626-795-4331. Presented by the Braille Institute.
Writing Under the Inﬂuence – Saturday, Sept. 23, at 10 a.m. New research shows music can inﬂ uence people’s creative writing. Come try writing while listening to purposefully chosen rhythms and melodies. Refreshments will be served. Register at the Welcome Desk. Presented by Mira Mataric.
Gold and Silver Protection Today – Wednesday, Sept. 27, at 5 p.m. Learn about mining geology and the ins and outs of investing in precious metals. Our grandparents understood gold and silver and many owned some for emergencies. In today’s world of ﬁnancial ups and downs and algorithm-driven markets, investments in precious metals are making a comeback. Presented by Michael McGowan, retired investment advisor and trust portfolio manager.
Nutrition and Brain Health – Thursday, Sept. 28, at 10 a.m. The relative abundance of certain nutrients can affect cognitive processes and emotions. Learn about the inﬂuences of dietary factors on brain health and mental function. Presented by Regal Medical Group.
For more information visit www. pasadenaseniorcenter.org or call 626-795-4331.
Founded in 1960, the Pasadena Senior Center is an independent nonprofit organization that offers recreational, educational, wellness and social services to people ages 50 and older in a welcoming environment. Services are also provided for frail, low-income and homebound seniors.