Members and non-members of the Pasadena Senior Center, 85 E. Holly St., are invited to free events and activities for anyone 50 and older throughout the month of October.

Registration for Zoom activities and most onsite events is required by visiting www.pasadenaseniorcenter.org and clicking on Activities & Events, Conferences & Classes, or Resources. Everyone who registers for Zoom events will receive a link via email to join each online activity. Most Zoom events are recorded and televised on the Pasadena Senior Center YouTube channel. COVID protocols are being observed for all on-site events at the center.

Proof of vaccination is required for anyone attending indoor on-site events or using the fitness facility. Masks are recommended but not required.

Aging at home: who will change my light bulb? – Thursday, October 13 at 10 a.m. via Zoom. Experts from the Foundation for Senior Services will explain strategies that can help seniors successfully age in place, including the pros and cons, as well as related resources available to seniors. To register or for more information, visit www.pasadenaseniorcenter.org and click on Lectures & Classes, then Informational Lectures or call 626-795-4331.

AARP Smart DriverTEK: Stay Safe on the Road – Thursday, Oct. 13, 1-4 p.m. onsite at the Pasadena Senior Center. This fun and interactive workshop is for older adults who want to learn about new technologies in vehicles, what to look for in this regard before buying a car, the technological features of cars they have purchased that they may not understand, and more. To register or for more information, visit www.pasadenaseniorcenter.org and click on Lectures & Classes, then Informational Lectures or call 626-795-4331.

Standards and Show Tunes with Bob and Don – Thursday, October 13 at 2 p.m. onsite at the Pasadena Senior Center. Join pianist Bob Lipson and vocalist Don Snyder for an afternoon of music featuring everyone’s favorite tunes and standards. Sing, kick up your heels and dance or just tap your feet to the music. This event will take place indoors. To register or for more information, visit

www.pasadenaseniorcenter.org and click on Activities and Events, then Special Events or call 626-795-4331.
Medicare Resource Fair – Wednesday, October 19, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. onsite at the Pasadena Senior Center. Reassessing health care needs each year and comparing programs that can help reduce costs while maximizing benefits are key to aging well. Open Medicare enrollment — the annual time when seniors can make changes to their Medicare and prescription drug coverage — is Oct. 15 through Dec. 7. Any changes will be effective January 1, 2023. If anyone is interested in choosing a new Medicare or Part D plan, or switching from Medicare Advantage to original Medicare, find out if they are eligible for Medigap and more, please this is an important event to attend. There will also be resource information, experts, a lecture/discussion on Medicare options and upcoming changes for 2023 and beyond. To register or for more information, visit www.pasadenaseniorcenter.org and click on Resources, then Social Services or call 626-795-4331.
Boost Your Confidence – Thursday, October 20 at 10 a.m. via Zoom. TwoKaiser Permanente health educators will discuss how to build confidence through mindful strategies to improve physical and emotional health as well as the importance of planning who should make health care decisions on behalf of ‘a person. To register or for more information, visit www.pasadenaseniorcenter.org and click on Lectures and Classes, then Informational Lectures or call 626-795-4331.

Cultural Thursday: A History of Horror Movies – Thursday, October 20 at 2 p.m. onsite at the Pasadena Senior Center. From witches and demons, Edgar Allen Poe, to classic horror characters like Frankenstein and Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde: this free Halloween-themed event will showcase the best of historical horror films dating back to 1896 until the 1950s, many of which influenced and inspired the filmmakers of today’s horror films. Brought to you by film collector and historian Galen Wilkes. To register or for more information, visit www.pasadenaseniorcenter.org and click on Activities and Events, then Special Events or call 626-795-4331.
Health Fair – Friday, October 21, 9-11 a.m. onsite at the Pasadena Senior Center. Health fair services will include blood pressure and glucose testing, hearing tests, Medicare health plan updates, resources and more. Registration is not compulsory. For more information, call 626-795-4331.

Mediation and Dispute Resolution – Thursday, October 27, 10 a.m. to noon onsite at the Pasadena Senior Center. Learn how to resolve conflicts with the help of a trained mediator, including property, landlord and tenant disputes, work/employment issues, family disagreements and more. Presented by the Loyola Center for Conflict Resolution. To make an appointment, call 626-795-4331.

Flu Shot and COVID-19 Shot Clinic – Thursday, October 27, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. onsite at the Pasadena Senior Center. Elderly people with pre-existing medical conditions are particularly vulnerable to the effects of the influence (flu) and the COVID virus. The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends the flu vaccine as the best way to protect people against the flu and prevent its spread. For protection against the COVID-19 virus, Moderna vaccines will be available for all ages. Appointments are recommended. Call 626-795-4331 to reserve a time.

Cultural Thursday: A Fan’s Guide to Edgar Allan Poe – Thursday, October 27 at 2 p.m. via Zoom. Edgar Allan Poe’s macabre stories and poems, coupled with his sad life and mysterious death, have earned him a lasting place in American popular culture. But there’s more to Poe than scary stories. Get a fan’s perspective on this enigmatic author whose words and mental images continue to haunt us more than 170 years after his death. Hosted by Pasadena Senior Center Events Director Annie Laskey and other Poe fans. To register or for more information, visit www.pasadenaseniorcenter.org and click on Activities and Events, then Special Events or call 626-795-4331.

In addition to online classes, on-site events, and other activities, Pasadena Senior Center members and non-members are encouraged to regularly visit the website for a quarterly online magazine, free food delivery for seniors in need, COVID updates specifically for seniors and more.
The center is an independent, donor-supported, nonprofit organization that has served older people for more than 60 years. During the pandemic, doors are open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. for social services as well as the library, Sy Graff fitness center, computer lab and limited occupancy for events. The rooms are disinfected after each use.

Per Pasadena Public Health Department guidelines, proof of COVID vaccination is required for anyone using the fitness center or attending on-site activities inside. Masks are optional.