May Magazine for Pasadena Senior Center

Passport Pages May 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 or call the Welcome Desk at (626) 795-4331 .

At the Center GUIDED AUTOBIOGRAPHY 1 Fridays, May 3 thru May 31 from 10:00 a.m. to Noon Are you 55+ and looking for a way to make a record of your life story? Guided Autobiography is a process that helps you recall and record the significant moments of your life. Each week new life story topics assigned. CINCO DE MAYO CELEBRATION Saturday, May 4 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. (doors open at 12:30) $15.00 Members, $20.00 Nonmember We are delighted to invite you to join us for a day filled with joy and entertainment at the Pasadena Senior Center. The festivities will include delicious food, lively music, and the company of friends. A special highlight of the event will be a captivating performance by the Sol de Fuego Folklorico Dancers. To secure your spot register online or visit the Welcome Desk by Thursday, May 2. BILINGUAL TECH HELP PROGRAM Mondays from 10:00to 11:00 a.m. in the Computer Lab Instructor: Mariana Porras Learn how to navigate social media platforms, send texts, check voicemails, set alarms, and more. Whether you need assistance with your smartphone, tablet, or computer, this is a valuable chance to get those questions about your device answered. Let us help you make the most of your devices and explore the possibilities of the digital world. See you there!

MUSE/IQUE OFFSTAGE EDUCATION WORKSHOP Monday, May 6 at 3:00 p.m. Hosted by Heather Lipson Bell, Director of Education and Community Engagement This informal hour features guest artists from MUSE/IQUE’s 2024 concert season Make Some Noise: Music and Stories of American Defiance Thursday, May 9 at 2:00 p.m. • Jueves, 9 de Mayo a las 2:00 p.m. Enjoy a celebration of this underdog victory with games, music, entertainment, prizes and more. We hope to see you there! For more information call (626) 795-4331 . CELEBRACIÓN DEL CINCO DE MAYO CON EL CLUB LATINO Jueves, 9 de mayo a las 2:00 p.m. Disfrute de una celebración vibrante del Cinco de Mayo con música, entretenimiento, premios y más. ¡Esperamos vernos ahi! Para más información llame al (626) 795-4331 . THE GREAT AMERICAN SONGBOOK Thursday, May 9 at 1:30 p.m. Free – Members, $5.00 - Nonmembers Enjoy standards and show tunes from the 1920s-1960s, commonly known as the American Songbook. Bob Lipson (piano), David Young (bass), Matt Crawford (drums) and vocalist Don Snyder bring these cherished tunes to vibrant life. Reservations are requested. and Hope . Reservations are suggested. CINCO DE MAYO WITH THE LATINO CLUB

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 , use the QR code to the left, or mail or drop off a check at the Center during your next visit.

SPECIAL CONCERT: MAKING MAGIC WITH KEN BURNS Presented by Jacqueline Schwab Saturday, May 11 at 1:30 to 3:00 p.m.

BALANCE WORKSHOP Tuesday, May 14 at 9:00 a.m. Presented by Codi Herr $25.00 – Membership is required

$10.00 – Members, $12.00 – Nonmembers We are thrilled to invite you to an afternoon filled with the enchanting music of renowned pianist Jacqueline Schwab, famously known for her appearances on Ken Burns’ Civil War and various other documentaries. Jacqueline will share insights into Ken Burns’ distinctive approach to incorporating music into his

In this workshop you will learn several exercises to address some of the many aspects that influence our balance to help participants improve mobility, gain strength and confidence. Participants will receive handouts illustrating the exercises for continued practice at home. To register visit our Welcome Desk. Questions? Email Codi Herr, MEMORIAL DAY SWING BAND CONCERT AND DANCE Monday, May 27, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. $8.00 – Members, $12.00 - Nonmembers With the Great American Swing Band, we’ll be saluting the USO with popular dance tunes, music, decorations, and a guest appearance by Pam Kay’s Tap Chicks! It’s red, white, and blue all the way as we observe this national holiday. Light snacks will be available, a meal will not be served.We will only receive cash payments at the door. A CULTURAL THURSDAY EVENT! A VISIT WITH her name. She also teaches dance and acting, and is Executive Director of the Tierra Blanca Arts Center she founded in 2002. She is a passionate advocate for cultural awareness, especially the arts and folklore of Mexico. Join us for a memorable afternoon with Blanca who will share stories from her life and career, and why she believes wholeheartedly that cultural awareness makes better communities. This exciting multi-sport event for adults 50+ draws athletes from across California. Sign up to compete: Archery, Bowling, Cycling, Disc Golf, Fitness Challenge, Golf, Pickleball, Powerlifting, Power Walk, Race Walk, Road Race, Coed Softball, Women’s Softball, Swimming, Table Tennis, Track & Field. Events take place May 24 thru July 14, primarily in the Pasadena area. Gold, Silver, and Bronze medals will be awarded in 5-year age categories for each event. Entrance only costs $40 for the athlete fee, plus events fees. Register now to go for your personal best! No competition experience necessary to enter. For information and registration visit Pasadena Senior Games Registration is now open! BLANCA ARACELI SOTO Thursday, May 30 at 2:00 p.m. Presented by Blanca Araceli Soto Free – Members, $5 – Non-Members Blanca Araceli Soto is an accomplished actor, choreographer, director, producer, and professional dancer with over 200 theatrical, film and television credits to

documentaries, using it to evoke emotions, enhance his narrative, and shed light on historical events that resonate with us today. Jacqueline will showcase a selection of her own compositions inspired by immigrant music, reflecting the rich tapestry of cultural diversity in America. ARTHRITIS FOUNDATION EXERCISE PROGRAM Mondays and Wednesdays, May 13 thru June 24 from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. Presented by Partners in Care Foundation An evidence-based program. The movements developed by physical therapists address the pain, fatigue, and decreased strength that often accompany chronic illness. The routines use gentle range of motion movements that are suitable for every fitness level and can be done sitting or standing. MOVIE MATINEE AT 1:00 P.M. We will have limited seating. Members can reserve seats for themselves and a guest.

May 3 Coco 1h 49m Kids & Family, Music, Animation Rated PG

May 10 Young Frankenstein 1h 45m Comedy Rated PG

May 17 Mother’s Day 1h 58m Comedy, Drama, Romance Rated PG-13

May 24 Stripes 1h 45m Comedy Rated R

May 31 Glory 2h War, History, Drama Rated R

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Online Events For the following online events registration is required at You can also register by calling the Welcome Desk at (626) 795-4331 to receive the Zoom link. HOSPICE 101 Thursday, May 2 at 10:00 a.m. via Zoom Presented by Unique Hospice and Palliative Care Hospice care is compassionate comfort care (as opposed to curative care) for people facing a terminal illness with a prognosis of six months or less, based on their physician’s estimate if the disease runs its course as expected. Palliative Care is compassionate comfort care that provides relief from the symptoms and physical and mental stress of a serious or life-limiting illness. Palliative care can be pursued at diagnosis, during curative treatment and follow-up, and at the end of life. PETS AND HOW THEY ENHANCE OUR LIFE AND HEALTH Thursday, May 9 at 10:00 a.m. via Zoom Presented by Foundation for Senior Services Animals, some people love them (like us!). Some people would prefer to live without them. But your own preferences aside, what does research on the topics tell us? How improved and different is our life with pets vs. without? Can you have the benefits of animals and pets, without the accompanying mess? Join us to learn the answers! We will focus on the importance of self-care for caregivers who often prioritize the well-being of their loved ones over their own health. Caring for a loved one can be emotionally and physically draining, and it is crucial for caregivers to take proactive steps to preserve their own health and well-being. Join us for an insightful discussion on how caregivers can maintain their resilience and prioritize self-care while fulfilling their caregiving responsibilities. EXPLORING GENEALOGIES Thursday, May 23 at 10:00 a.m. via Zoom Presented by Foundation for Senior Services Who are you?It’s a question we spend decades of our life shaping, but part of our identity is a gift we inherit. Learn how to explore your genealogy and deepen your connections to those of the past who shaped the world we receive today. CAREGIVERS ARE PEOPLE TOO! Thursday, May 16 at 10:00 a.m. via Zoom Presented by Independence at Home

A CULTURAL THURSDAY EVENT! HISTORIC PLACES PASADENA Thursday, May 23 at 2:00 p.m. via Zoom Presented by Kevin Johnson, Principal Planner, and Holly Kane, Historian and Consultant for the City of Pasadena The City of Pasadena has launched an effort to identify potentially historic properties in the City with an inclusive process designed so that the entire community sees their

history represented. Join us to learn more and to share your own knowledge about this City that we all love. HIDDEN RISKS: AVOID COMMON ESTATE PLANNING MISTAKES Thursday May 30 at 10:00 a.m. via Zoom Presented by Joe Engle Attorney at Law Perhaps the last and best test of how much you care about your survivors and legacy is the level of organization of your estate. There are two parts of your estate to consider. The first part is your physical estate. For most people it is the home and personal possessions. The second part of the estate is your legal and financial estate. It’s also a good idea to organize and streamline your financial assets. Appointments are required. Call (626) 795-4331. FOOD BANK DISTRIBUTION PROGRAM Friday, May 3 from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. FREE PRODUCE DISTRIBUTION ON THE PATIO Friday, May 17 from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. (while supplies last) Provided by the Order of Malta Mobile Ministries HEALTH FAIR Friday, May 17 from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. MEDIATION, CONFLICT AND DISPUTE RESOLUTIONS Thursday, May 23 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 Programs LEGAL CONSULTATIONS Thursday, May 2 at 10:00 a.m.

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

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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