Senior Center Events | May 10-17

The South Pasadena Senior Center, located at 1102 Oxley Street in South Pasadena, invites senior citizens to take advantage of programs and services offered to enhance their quality of life daily 

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The following will be offered at the South Pasadena Senior Center from May 10 to 17.

Friday, May 10, 11:45 a.m. – Mother’s Day Celebration – Celebrate those who are special and have made a difference in our lives. Luncheon will begin at 11:45 a.m. and a surprise performance will be at 12:15 p.m. Luncheon will be sponsored in memory of Mohan Singh Anand and Niamat K. Anand. Sign up is required.

Friday, May 10, 1 p.m. – Friday Cinema will be canceled due to Mother’s Day Celebration.

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Monday, May 13, 10:30 a.m. – Meal Planning & Nutrition – Are you worried that you or your loved one aren’t eating right? Are you looking for ways to help yourself buy and prepare more nutritious meals? Do you feel lonely when eating alone? Attend this presentation and learn ways to make mealtime more appealing as well as other tips. Presented by Home Instead Home Care.

Monday, May 13, 1:15 p.m. – Foreign Film day featuring “In Her Name” a 2015 film, language French, Drama/Biography, lasting 1hour 27 minutes. All seniors are welcome.

Wednesday, May 15, 8:30 a.m. – Yoga – increase flexibility through positions, including stretching joints that are rarely exercised. Yoga positions also work various tendons & ligaments of the body, as well as relieve pain and improve sleep. Join this active group, $24 for the month or $4 walk in fee.

Wednesday, May 15, 10 a.m. – Book Club – Contact the front desk for list of books the group is reading. Led by Liz Giffen-Glad. Registration required.

Wednesday, May 15, 1:30 p.m. – Diabetes Workshop – The Center will host a six-week host a six-week, self-management workshop on Diabetes to members. The program called Everyone with Diabetes Counts, which is offered by the Medicare Quality Improvement Organization, will begin May 8 through June 12. Each class session will last two hours from 1:30-3:30 p.m. The goal of the program is to encourage lifestyle changes, while still learning about the condition and the way it affects your health. A few of the topics the workshop will cover are; Understanding the human body, Learn diabetes risk factors and complications, Understand the role nutrition plays in diabetes and meal planning, weight loss strategies & medications, physical activity, and accessing your health team. Class is limited and sign up is required.

Thursday, May 16, 10 to11:30 a.m. – Art Class: Dry Medium – Learn to create artwork using a dry medium from pencils, charcoal and color pastels. Instructor will have a variety of projects. Students will need to bring the following: 11×15 sketchbook, scissors, eraser, and oil pastels set. The Senior Center will provide charcoal, and color pencils. Class is limited on participants. Advanced sign up required, open to members only. Led by volunteer Ellie Kim.

Friday, May 17, 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. – Clinic Day – A variety of health screenings will be provided for senior citizens on a walk in basis: Bone Density, Fall Prevention assessment, Breast Cancer Awareness and plus more. Coffee and treats will be provided and sponsored by Regency Park Senior Living. Box lunches sponsored by The Kensington Sierra Madre and available only for the first 75 reservations. Dial Ride will also be available for residents by reservation only.

Friday, May 17, 1:30 p.m. – Friday Cinema featuring “At Eternity’s Gate” a 2018 film, Drama, lasting 1 hour and 51 minutes. All seniors are welcome.

Lunch is served Monday through Friday by reservation. Menu for the week is as follows: Friday, May 10 – Pasta with Chicken Sausage w/ root vegetables.

Monday, May 13 – Egg salad w/ celery.

Tuesday, May 14 – Vegetable Lasagna.

Wednesday, May 15 – Roasted Chicken.

Thursday, May 16 – Tuna Casserole.

Friday, May 17 – Sandwiches: Roast Turkey & cranberries or Mozzarella w/ tomato basil.

Cost per person $2.25 for onsite and reservations are necessary.

Home delivered meals are offered to those that are frail or recovering from illness, cost per meal $2.50, contact the office for any application.

To learn more on any of the activities or to make a reservation contact the Senior Center at (626) 403-7360.