Senior Lifestyle calendar for November | Arts & Events


Pasadena Village

Pasadena Village, a nonprofit organization that helps older adults support each other as they age-in-place, is offering this free seven-week journey to better health. Join fellow older adults to build the community of support you need to feel great. Free for 55 and older.

Contact Pasadena Village Office for information or to register at 626-765-6037 or info@pasadenavillage.org.

Walk With Ease

9 to 10:30 am Tuesdays, Nov. 1 to Dec. 6

Michillinda Park, 3800 S. Michilinda Drive, Pasadena

Free

Walk safely and comfortably, motivate yourself to get in shape, reduce arthritis or other joint pain. Walking is the central activity of the Walk With Ease program but it also includes health education, stretching and strengthening exercises, and motivational strategies. The Arthritis Foundation’s certified Walk with Ease program leader will lead the walks, address specific concerns, and offer personalized exercise modifications as needed.

Black Man of Happiness: 1619 Guest Speaker Peter Harris

10 am Friday, Nov. 4

Zoom, free

Poet Peter J. Harris will be a guest speaker at Pasadena Village’s 1619 Project Discussion Group on Nov. 4. He will discuss “See You: Faces of the Black Man of Happiness,” a four-part creative/artistic public awareness campaign of his Black Man of Happiness Project. This project was founded in 2010 as a creative, intellectual and artistic exploration prompted by one elemental question: What is a happy Black man? All are welcome to join Peter on Zoom to explore African American life and history from a refreshing, life-affirming new angle: through the lens of happiness of the men whose survival, let alone joy, has never been a national priority.

Soul Food Train with Friendship Pasadena Church

5 pm Saturday, Nov. 5

Friendship Pasadena Church, 80 W. Dayton Street, Pasadena

$10/members; $15/guests

Guests will enjoy an evening of homemade food, camaraderie and a history of soul food in the United States, particularly here in Pasadena. Enjoy the architecture and spirit of the oldest Black church in Pasadena, built in 1925. View the photos of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., who spoke twice from the pulpit in the 1960s. The hosts, the congregants of Friendship Pasadena Church, will serve their stories along with their food.

Engage with Tosca: LA Opera Community Talk

10 am Wednesday, Nov. 16

Zoom, free

Join the Cultural Activities Committee and an LA Opera educator for an overview of Tosca. Floria Tosca, the famous opera singer, seems to have it all. Audiences cherish her artistry — and adore hearing about her tempestuous offstage romances. But as storms of repression and rebellion rage throughout Italy, the diva is forced to play a real-life role she never imagined.

Pasadena Senior Center

Members and nonmembers of the Pasadena Senior Center, 85 E. Holly Street, are invited to free events and activities for anyone 50 and older throughout November. Registration for Zoom activities and most onsite events is required by visiting pasadenaseniorcenter.org and clicking on Activities & Events, Lectures & Classes or Resources or call 626-795-4331.

Everyone who registers for Zoom events will receive an email link for joining each activity online. Most Zoom events are recorded and televised on the Pasadena Senior Center YouTube channel. COVID-19 protocols are observed for all onsite events at the center.

Proof of vaccination is required for anyone who attends onsite events indoors or uses the fitness center. Masks are recommended but not required.

Legal Consultations

10 am to noon Thursday, Nov. 3

Pasadena Senior Center

Learn about wills and trusts, conservatorships, durable powers of attorney and estate planning. To schedule a required appointment, call 626-795-4331.

Standards and Show Tunes with Bob and Don

2 pm Thursday, Nov. 3

Pasadena Senior Center

Join pianist Bob Lipson and singer Don Snyder with special guest bassist, David Young, for an afternoon of music featuring show tunes and standards. This event will take place indoors.

Monthly Food Distribution Program

8:30 to 10:30 am Friday, Nov. 4

Pasadena Senior Center parking lot

Low-income adults 60 and older who show their IDs with proof of age will receive one free box of food and couples receive two. Each box includes foods that meet specific nutritional needs, such as cheese, canned fruits and vegetables, dry milk and related dairy products, cereals and other grain products, and more. Proof of income and California ID are required for first-time recipients. Boxes are heavy, so bring a pull-behind personal cart to the parking lot between the Pasadena Senior Center and the Metro Gold Line station. Opening boxes on the premises is prohibited.

Movie Matinees

1 pm Fridays Nov. 4, Nov. 11, Nov. 18

Pasadena Senior Center

Each PSC member who registers may bring one nonmember guest.

Nov. 4: “Children of Heaven” (1997, PG) starring Amir Farrokh Hashemian and Mohammad Amir Naji. After a boy loses his sister’s prized possession – a pair of pink shoes – he embarks on a series of adventures throughout South Tehran to find them. Persian with English subtitles. This film was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Film.

Nov. 11: “Motherless Brooklyn” (2019, R) with a star-studded cast including Edward Norton and Gugu Mbatha-Raw. In 1950s New York, a lonely private detective with Tourette’s Syndrome is determined to solve the murder of his mentor and only friend. This was Bruce Willis’ final film before his retirement earlier this year due to aphasia.

Nov. 18: “Grumpy Old Men” (1993, PG-13) starring Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau. A lifelong feud between two retired next-door neighbors only gets worse during the holidays when a new neighbor (Ann-Margret) moves in across the street.

Chair Yoga

11 am Tuesday, Nov. 8

Zoom

Improve balance, strength, flexibility and well-being while sitting on a chair or standing while using a chair for support during this gentle and meditative class.

Eight Keys to Health and Happiness

10 am Thursday, Nov. 10

Zoom

Work and life specialist and pre-retirement coach Chris Gomberg will help participants understand the positive psychology of happiness that took root more than 20 years ago. He will present eight specific strategies that can be applied to older adults’ daily lives to influence overall well- being as they age. Presented by the Foundation for Senior Services.

Stress and Emotional Health

10 am Thursday, Nov. 17

Zoom

Kaiser Permanente health educator Nareh Yaghoubian will describe effective strategies for reducing stress and improving emotional health, including mindfulness, self-care and stress management.

Cultural Thursday: Pasadena Pro Musica

2 pm Thursday, Nov. 17

Pasadena Senior Center

Members of the auditioned community choir Pasadena Pro Musica will perform choral works ranging from the Middle Ages – fifth through 15th century – through the Baroque period – 17th and 18th centuries – plus 20th century works by Leonard Bernstein.

Health Fair and Fresh Produce Distribution (while supplies last)

9 to 11 am Friday, Nov. 18

Pasadena Senior Center

Health fair services indoors will include blood pressure and glucose testing, hearing tests, updates in Medicare health plans, resources and more. Preassembled bags of fresh, nutritious vegetables will be distributed on the patio while supplies last courtesy of Order of Malta Mobile Ministries. One bag per person. Everyone is encouraged to bring a personal pull-behind cart to transport the produce home.

eWaste Collection Day

9 am to 4 pm Monday, Nov. 21

Pasadena Senior Center

Drop off old electronic equipment at the Pasadena Senior Center patio for recycling in an environmentally responsible manner. Bring televisions, monitors, medical equipment, smartphones, PCs, monitors, printers, laptops, tablets, radios/stereos and other related equipment. Volunteers will be on hand to assist.

The Egyptian Revival Craze of the 1920s and ’30s

2 pm Tuesday, Nov. 22

Zoom

It has been 100 years since archaeologist Howard first looked into the long-lost tomb of Pharoah Tutankhamen and famously proclaimed that he saw “wonderful things!” The extraordinary discovery touched off a decades-long Egyptian Revival craze. Historian Eleanor Schrader will present a look at some examples of Egyptian Revival architecture and design.

Mediation and Dispute Resolution

10 am to noon Thursday, Nov. 24

Pasadena Senior Center

Learn how to resolve conflicts with the help of a trained mediator, including property ownership, landlord/tenant disputes, workplace/employment issues, family disagreements and more. Presented by Loyola Center for Conflict Resolution. To make an appointment, call 626-795- 4331.




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