Senior Center Events October 19 through October 26, 2018

South Pasadena Senior Center presents events for all ages

PHOTO: Bill Glazier | | The South Pasadena Senior Center

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. The following will be offer:

Friday, October 19, 10:30am, Medicare Changes 2019 – Representative from HealthCare Partners & SCAN health plan will cover changes coming for 2019 and tips on how to evaluate your physician and health plan. Attendees will be eligible for raffle. Coffee & Treats provided. Sign up required.

Friday, October 19, 1:00pm. Cinema – Ocean’s 8(2018) Five years, eight months, 12 days and counting — that is how long Debbie Ocean has been devising the biggest heist of her life. She knows what it’s going to take — a team of the best people in the field, starting with her partner-in-crime Lou Miller. Together, they recruit a crew of specialists, including jeweler Amita, street con Constance, suburban mom Tammy, hacker Nine Ball, and fashion designer Rose. Their target — a necklace that is worth more than $150 million.

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Monday, October 22, 1:00pm, Gymnasium for the Mind– This dynamic program of directed games and exercises gives the brain a workout and promotes a wide range of cognitive functions in a fun engaging way. $30 due at the time of sign-up. Instructors: Michael Nye and Robert Leh.

Monday, October 22, 1:15pm, Foreign Film – The Fencer (2015) A champion fencer on the run from the Soviet secret service finds himself inspiring Estonian schoolchildren to take up the sport.

Tuesday, October 23, 10:30am, Natural Prevention and Management of Osteoporosis– Presented by Dr. Christine Smith, walk-ins welcome but sign – ups are encourage.

Wednesday, October 24, 10:30am, Men in Retirement– Now that you have retired, want to fill the empty hours? Facing the “permanent vacation” and a little lost? Discover ways to “Thrive in your third act!” Certified Trainer Oliver Beaudette will lead a discussion group on these topics and help bring clarity, positivity and purpose to a journey that can be the best part of our lives. Sign up needed.

Wednesday, October 24, 1:00pm, Elder Wisdom– The group shares resources and support each other as they journey through what can be the best part of our lives, finding meaning, purpose today, and every day. Group Facilitator: Oliver Beaudette.

Wednesday, October 24, 3:00pm, Poetry Workshop– Do you know a short poem that you would like interpreted and discussed? Class cover established poets and interpretation as well. Bring the poem(s) to poetry workshop led by Peter Brier, Professor Emeritus English. Bring several copies for distribution. Sign up needed, Sponsored by Cal State LA life Long Learning Program.

Thursday, October 25, 1:00pm, Good Grief: Surviving Loss– Grief is not limited to feelings of sadness. It can also involve guilt, yearning, anger and regret. Join an ongoing support group that will cover the five stages of grief and assist with tools to deal with grief. You do not have to endure grief alone. Paris Silva, PsyD, and LCSW will lead group

Friday, October 26, 11:45pm, Birthday Celebrations– Come joins on honoring the birthdays for the month of October. The Honorees receive free lunch and birth card. Cake is provided for all attending the luncheon. Advance sign up required. Special thanks to our sponsor: Anthem Blue Cross for providing cake. Thank You!

Friday, October 26, 1:00pm, Cinema – Gotti (2018) Raised on the streets of New York, young John Gotti found his way into the Gambino crime family, eventually having the boss removed and becoming head of the powerful family. His wife asked only one thing from John: to never expose their children to his profession. However, he broke the vow, and John Jr. took his place as his father’s Capo.

Lunch menu for the week:  Monday October 22 Turkey Hotdog and Bun, Tuesday October 23 Stuffed Bell Pepper w/ ground beef, Wednesday 24 Shredded Chicken Tacos, Thursday October 25 Stuffed Cabbage w/ ground turkey, and Friday October 26 Beef Stew (chunky) w/ carrots & celery.  Lunches cost $2.25 and required a reservation in advance.

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