June Magazine for Pasadena Senior Center

Passport Pages June 2024 Your monthly passport pages to #AgeWell

Not only do we hope you #AgeWell, it is our passion to create an environment where you can age in place while thriving in motion. The Fitness Center is open to Fitness Center members and our Clubs are meeting regularly. You can find a full list of clubs at www.PasadenaSeniorCenter.org or call the Welcome Desk at (626) 795-4331 .

At the Center HEALTH ENRICHMENT PROGRAM Tuesdays, June 4 to August 6 from 10:45 to 11.30 a.m. The Pasadena Senior Center Health Enrichment Program presents members of the Center with multiple opportunities to enhance their well-being with practices designed to advance and improve their daily function through physical, cognitive, emotional, and social health. The Health Enrichment Program will offer 30 members at a time the opportunity to participate in a variety of classes over a 10-week period. Each participant will be observed and measured for success at the beginning and again at the end of the period. Participants will also self-assess, which is critical because as we age, there is a presumed loss of dexterity, cognition, balance, and skills. Self-assessment provides participants the opportunity to reflect and hold themselves accountable, two important practices of aging in place. In addition to this Health Enrichment Group, we will also provide opportunities for recurring self-assessments and strength tests among participants of the Fitness Center. Membership to the Fitness Center and registration is required.

in a Billion: One Man’s Remarkable Odyssey through Modern-Day China, looks at the complexities of China by highlighting the subject of her book, An Wei, an outspoken farmer who experienced both the accomplishments and disasters of modern China’s development. This presentation is in-person and will not be available online. HEALTH INSURANCE COUNSELING AND ADVOCACY PROGRAM Tuesday, June 11 from 9:00 a.m. to Noon Each month, volunteer counselors provide unbiased information, counseling, and assistance on Medicare and related health care coverage. All HICAP Volunteer Counselors are trained by the Center for Health Care Rights and are registered with the California Department of Aging. Appointments are required and can be made by visiting the Welcome Desk. 2024 SUMMER MASTERS SERIES STATUS OF HUMAN RIGHTS Tuesday, June 11 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Presented by Professor Alison Dundes Renteln $12 - Members, $15 - Nonmembers Human rights is a complicated and important issue. Alison Dundes Renteln Renteln, Professor of Political Science, Anthropology, Law, and Public Policy at the USC and a respected expert on the topic, will guide us through the state of Human Rights in the world today. This presentation is in person and will not be available online.

2024 SUMMER MASTERS SERIES THROUGH THE EYES OF AN WEI – A LOOK AT MODERN CHINA Tuesday, June 4 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Presented by Author Dr. Nancy Pine $12.00 – Members, $15.00 - Nonmembers Education specialist Nancy Pine, the author of One

For more than 60 years, the Pasadena Senior Center has provided essential services to our community. Your donation today will help us continue to ensure that the 30,000+ older adults we engage each year will have the support they need in place to lead active, vibrant lives. Please make your gift today at pasadenaseniorcenter.org/give , use the QR code to the left, or mail or drop off a check at the Center during your next visit.

Pasadena Senior Games Registration is now open! The Senior Games are on! Upcoming competitions include Archery, Bowling, Cycling Road Race and Time Trials, Disc Golf, Golf, Powerlifting, Power Walk, Race Walk, Road Race, Coed Softball, Swimming, Table Tennis, and Track & Field. Gold, Silver, and Bronze medals will be awarded in 5-year age categories for each event. This exciting multi-sport event for adults 50+ draws athletes from across California. Just a $40 athlete fee plus event fees to enter. Register now to go for your personal best! No competition experience necessary to enter. For information and registration visit www.PasadenaSeniorCenter.org.

THERAPEUTIC MUSIC CLASSES Fridays, June 14 – July 19 at 10:00 a.m. Presented in partnership with The Melody Initiative

Online Events For the following online events registration is required at www.PasadenaSeniorCenter.org. You can also register by calling the Welcome Desk at (626) 795-4331 to receive the Zoom link. “TAKING CARE OF BUSINESS:” MEN’S HEALTH When it comes to taking care of personal health, men could do a lot better. Men can have many responsibilities in their lives and health should be at the top of the list. Men, join us to learn what you can do to take better care of yourself and take care of business, too. A CULTURAL THURSDAY EVENT! THE WINGS OF AN EAGLE Thursday, June 6 at 2:00 p.m. via Zoom Presented by Olympian Billy Mills Free – Members, $5.00 – Nonmembers The feat is legendary: at the 1964 Olympics, American runner Billy Mills came from behind to win the gold medal in the 10,000m. 60 years later, he continues to inspire through his work with and on behalf of Native American communities, promoting sports to youth, and sharing his message of hope, love, and perseverance. Join us for a special hour with this exceptional man. Registration is required to receive the Zoom link. Thursday, June 6 at 10:00 a.m. via Zoom Presented by Independence at Home

Learn how to play some of America’s favorite songs on the Xylophone through curated music sheets. Participants will be able to participate in music related activities such as sing-along,

musical memories, song writing and lyric analysis etc. Instruments will be provided. Registeration is required. Instructors: Addison Lee and Kate Chun A CULTURAL THURSDAY EVENT! ETTA MAE

MUMPHRIES AND FRIENDS Thursday, June 20 at 2:00 p.m. Performed by Karen Bankhead Free – Members, $5.00 – Nonmembers

Celebrate Juneteenth with that font of biblical wisdom and encourager extraordinaire, Etta Mae Mumphries (aka Karen Bankhead), along with the delightful musical stylings of actor/singer Pam Trotter and other special guests. Reservations are suggested. AGE WELL ROUNDTABLE: WHAT’S ON YOUR MIND? LET’S TALK ABOUT IT! Friday, June 21 from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. Facilitated by the specialists of the Foundation for Senior Services/Senior Specialists Group Join in a supportive and confidential setting where participants are seen, heard and understood. Roundtables provide an environment to listen and learn from one another, share experiences and insights, where all viewpoints, fears and feelings are valued by the group. Based on participant needs and requests, specialists will address specific topics of interest in the on-going roundtable sessions.

MOVIE MATINEE AT 1:00 P.M. We will have limited seating. Members can reserve seats for themselves and a guest.

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June 7 The Parent Trap 2h 9m Comedy, Family, Romance Rated G

June 14 The Princess Bride 1h 38m Comedy, Kids & Family, Adventure Rated PG

June 21 Oppenheimer 3h Biography, History, Drama Rated R

June 28 American Fiction 1h 57m Comedy, Drama Rated R

PET DISASTER PREPAREDNESS Thursday, June 13 at 10:00 a.m. via Zoom Presented by Foundation for Senior Services

Monthly Programs LEGAL CONSULTATIONS Thursday, June 6 at 10:00 a.m. Appointments are required. Call (626) 795-4331. FOOD BANK DISTRIBUTION PROGRAM Friday, June 7 from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. FREE PRODUCE DISTRIBUTION ON THE PATIO Friday, June 21 from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. (while supplies last) Provided by the Order of Malta Mobile Ministries HEALTH FAIR Friday, June 21 from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. MEDIATION, CONFLICT AND DISPUTE RESOLUTIONS Thursday, June 27 from 10:00 a.m. to Noon LUNCH PROGRAM + GRAB N GO Monday Thru Friday at 11:30 a.m. at a first come first served basis. Donations are accepted but not mandatory. You must be 60 years of age. Call (626) 685-6732 . GRAB AND GO FROZEN MEAL PROGRAM: pick up 7 Frozen Meals every Friday Monthly Events THE GREAT AMERICAN SONGBOOK Thursday, June 13 at 1:30 p.m. Free – Members, $5.00 – Nonmembers. Registration is suggested. JUNE BIRTHDAY SOCIAL Monday, June 24 at 2:00 p.m. Free to members with birthdays in June plus one guest, all others $4.00. Registration is required. CARD MAKING WORKSHOP Monday, June 3 at 1:30 p.m. To secure your spot reach out to Amy Walden at kmac422@yahoo.com or simply give a ring to our friendly Welcome desk at (626) 795-4331 .

Have your pets become more and more unruly, refusing to comply with obedience commands? Come to this lecture, which is part 2 of our series on pets in our golden years, to see what you can do about it! BEST SIDE HUSTLES FOR RETIRED ADULTS

Thursday, June 20 at 10:00 a.m. via Zoom Presented by Loving Homecare, Inc.

Attend this inspiring talk and possibly discover a second career and side hustle to help you serve others, while meeting your extra spending needs.

2024 SUMMER MASTERS SERIES YET MORE MUSICAL EXPLORATIONS Tuesdays, June 25 to July 30 from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. via Zoom Presented by Alan Chapman $75.00 – Members, $90.00 - Nonmembers Masters Series favorite Alan Chapman shares his encyclopedic knowledge of music in six multimedia presentations filled with musical examples and vibrant visuals. Recordings of the programs are available for a limited time to registered participants. Registration is required to receive the Zoom link. THE UNSEEN IMPACT OF LONELINESS ON AGING BRAINS Thursday, June 27 at 10:00 a.m. via Zoom Presented by Dr. Shadi Gholizadeh, Ph.D. of TheKey Connection with others is a pivotal factor in the health of our brains as we age. We will share an article spotlighting insights by Dr. William Mobley, a member of TheKey’s Scientific Advisory Board and Distinguished Professor of Neurology at UC San Diego. The article outlines the impact of loneliness, how to identify it in our loved ones, and details six practical steps to combat loneliness. It also provides a validated measure to screen for loneliness in older adults.


Supporting local businesses giving back to the Pasadena Senior Center is a great way to make a positive impact. Join your fellow members and staff for lunch or dinner. El Portal will graciously donate 20% of its dining profits back to the Pasadena Senior Center. It is a chance to connect with others while contributing to a meaningful cause: Supporting the Pasadena Senior Center. Don’t forget to bring your flyer and leave it with your server to ensure your visit will benefit PSC.

85 East Holly Street Pasadena CA 91103 engage enrich empower

85 East Holly Street, Pasadena CA 91103 Phone: (626) 795-4331 / Fax: (626) 577-4235 Email: info@PasadenaSeniorCenter.org www.PasadenaSeniorCenter.org Mission Pasadena Senior Center a donor-supported nonprofit organization

Akila Gibbs, Executive Director (626) 685-6703 / AkilaG@PasadenaSeniorCenter.org Alan Barasorda, Director of Finance (626) 685-6723 / AlanB@PasadenaSeniorCenter.org Annie Laskey, Director of Events (626) 685-6702 / AnnieL@PasadenaSeniorCenter.org Dion Ferguson, Director of Programs, Classes & Rentals (626) 685-6706 / DionF@PasadenaSeniorCenter.org Charmaine Nelson, Director of Marketing and Communications (626) 685-6759 / CharmaineN@PasadenaSeniorCenter.org Pam Kaye, Senior Associate Director of Development (626) 685-6756 / PamK@PasadenaSeniorCenter.org

To improve the lives of older adults through caring service with opportunities for social interaction, recreation, basic needs services, education, volunteerism and community activism. Pasadena Senior Center is a local leader in programs, activities, and services for life after 50. As a donor-supported organization, not a City or government-funded program, it relies on the generosity of donors to continue

to improve the lives of older adults. Food and Emergency Provisions Call Carmen Macias, Manager of Social Services

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