Senior Center Events | Sept. 20-27

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

PHOTO: Bill Glazier | News | The Senior Center in South Pasadena

Catch an event or grab lunch at the South Pasadena Senior Center. Here’s what’s being offered:

  • Friday, September 20, 10:30 a.m. – End of Life Care – Preparing for and anticipating a loved one passing can be painful, but being prepared can make a difference and ease the transition for families. Presenter will cover topics that can assist with the process, be prepared, know what to expect. Presented by Maxine Vo, Transitions Hospice.


  • Friday, September 20, 1 p.m. – Climate Change – Now one of the hottest topics in culture as well as science, the changes in the earth’s weather are signs of a changing climate. What is the evidence for human-caused climate change, and why does virtually every climate scientist worldwide accept it? How can we rule out natural causes for climate change? Sponsored by Senior Citizens Foundation.


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  • Friday, September 20, 1:30 p.m. – Friday Cinema featuring “Nothing like the Dame” a 2018 film, Comedy/Documentary film, lasting 1 hour and 34 minutes. All seniors are welcome.


  • Monday, September 23, 10:30 a.m. – Mental Health and Stigma – The Department of Mental Health of Los Angeles provides educational presentations to individuals & families seeking resources on prevention and early intervention on mental health. First presentation will cover: What is mental health; Beliefs and values about mental health; Stigma and discrimination; important facts about mental health; and practical advice to eliminate stigma. Sign up needed.


  • Monday, September 23, 1:15 p.m. – Foreign Film day featuring “Of Fathers and Sons” a 2017 film, language Arabic, Documentary, lasting 1 hour 39 minutes. All seniors are welcome.


  • Tuesday, September 24, Thyroid Disease – What is it and why is it so prevalent? Presented by Dr. Christine Smith. Sign up needed.


  • Tuesday, September 24, 11 a.m. – Stroke Support Group – meets Tuesdays (expect 2nd Tuesday). Meet survivors, share courage, change focus to celebrate progress. Led by volunteer Reams Freedman with the Stroke Association.


  • Wednesday, September 25, 9:30 a.m. and 10:45 a.m., French Language Classes – The beginner French Class will start at 9:30am, which is an introduction to the language. The intermediate French Class will begin at 10:45am, and it is meant for prior experience and knowledge of the language. For members only and advance registration is required.


  • Wednesday, September 25, 9:30am, Crochet & Knitting – Class will continue this year. Learn to create fun gifts or bring your own projects. Instructor: Jean Shono, $5 per class.


  • Wednesday, September 25, 12 p.m. – Vinyl Record Listening Party – Join us for an interactive-people talking-sharing memory -fun   listening party. Nostalgic. Many people still have some favorite records hiding in the closet/garage but no way to play them. Facilitated by music historian Ben Rushing. Please sign up and inform us of the record you are bringing. Advanced sign up for lunch.


  • Wednesday, September 25, 1p.m., Elder Wisdom – The group honors and respects one another. They share resources and support each other as they journey through what can be the best part of our lives. Finding meaning and purpose today and every day. Group facilitator: Oliver Beaudette, certified Sage-Ing leader.


  • Friday, September 27, 10:30 a.m. – Songs & Stories of the Rat Pack – Listen, learn, laugh with songs from Dean Martin, Sammy Davis and Frank Sinatra. Sing along songs like: My way, All or nothing at all, I’ll never smile again, Love & marriage, The best is yet to come, That’s amore, Everybody loves somebody, Hey there, Candy man , and many more. Program narrated by Saul Jacobs & Bob Lipson on keyboard. Sponsored by Senior Citizens Foundation, sign up preferred.


  • Friday, September 27, 11:45 a.m. Birthday Celebration – The Center will celebrate all honorees. The Honorees will receive free lunch and birthday card. Cake is provided for all attending the luncheon. Advanced sign up required. Sponsored by Anthem Blue Cross – Kaoru Nagano.


  • Friday, September 27, 10:30 a.m. – Coping Mechanisms Workshop – Learn methods of dealing with stress, anxiety or with daily challenges that come with aging. Representative from Aurora Las Encinas Hospital will facilitate the group. Reservation necessary.


  • Friday, September 27, 1 p.m. – Friday Cinema featuring “Long Shot” a 2019 film, Romance/Comedy film, lasting 2 hours and 4 minutes. All seniors are welcome.

Lunch is served Monday through Friday by reservation. Menu for the week is as follows:

Friday, Sept. 20 – Chicken Pineapple Kabobs

Monday, Sept. 23 – Meatball Sandwich w/ mozzarella & tomato sauce

Tuesday, Sept. 24 – Sloppy Joes w/ bun

Wednesday, Sept. 25 – Roasted Tri-Tip

Thursday, Sept. 26 – Macaroni Cheese Casserole

Friday, Sept. 27 – Salmon with Dill Sauce.

Cost per person $2.75 for onsite and reservations are necessary. Home delivered meals are offered to those that are frail or recovering from illness, cost per meal $3.00, 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.