Senior Citizen Services
The South Pasadena Senior Center is a community focal point that opened in 1982, a “one stop shopping center” for services and activities. The Center’s mission is to offer a place in which older adults and persons with disabilities can meet with one another to fulfill their social, physical, emotional and intellectual needs. Center programs and activities are designed to enhance and support senior citizen independence and encourage involvement in and with the community. Click HERE for Dial-A-Ride transportation services.
South Pasadena Senior Citizens' Center Brochure
The Center is centrally located, adjacent to the public library and close to Mission Street, Gold line station and local bus lines. The Center is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.
"My mother was a member of So Pas Senior Center and enjoyed so many
of the activities that were offered. She loved attending the Friday movies and
the writing class on Thursdays. In fact, a few years ago, she wrote a wonderful
memoir of her early life and shared pieces of it at the writing class. Our family
appreciates the wonderful environment and attention that is provided to our
Seniors. I'm proud to live in a community that takes care of our
special populations." -R.L family
The center is constantly active with all the activities we have to offer. Please click the links below to view our day to day programs:
JANUARY 2018 ACTIVITY CALENDAR
SENIOR CENTER JANUARY/FEBRUARY NEWSLETTER
The Center publishes a newsletter 6 times per year and is mailed to members, available at the web site and can also be emailed. Publication includes upcoming activities, lectures, classes and calendar of events.
Senior Center Daily Meal Program and Menu:
Click HERE to see what we will be serving for the month of January
The Center offers hot meals Monday through Friday, serving lunch at 11:45 pm to adults age 55 and over for $2.25 per meal. Meals are also delivered to those who are frail and/or recovering from an illness. Volunteers assist with packaging meals, serving and delivering. Menu’s are posted two months at a time, as well as makes copies available at the Center.
Meals are delivered Monday through Friday to older adults or to disabled persons who live in South Pasadena and are frail or recovering from an illness and are not able to cook for themselves. Volunteers deliver meals anywhere from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm and also can be the eyes and ears to the home bound and will report (to Center Manager) any changes they feel may be putting the individual at risk of the safety or their well being.
Due to the small amount of staffing at the Center, volunteers are utilized for many aspects of the day to day operations. For example, volunteers cover the front desk, greet the public, take in lunch reservations, direct the public to appropriate classrooms, serve meals, assist with clean up after luncheons, instruct classes, deliver meals and much more.
Membership to the Center is offered to adults age 55 and older. Memberships benefits include mailing of newsletter, access to free classes and lectures (including those funded by the SC Foundation of So Pasadena), use of computer lab, and parking permit which allows members to participate in multiple activities in one day and not have the worries of receiving a parking violation.
Metro passes are sold to Senior Citizens residents age 60 and over (or those qualified for disabled pass) and can be used on the MTA buses and the Metro trains. The Metro passes and also referred to as TAP cards that can be obtained by going to: http://www.metro.net/riding/fares/
Applications can also be obtained at the Senior Center. Cards can be load for a 30 days period from the day of purchase and are sold to residents only for $10.
Follow us on Facebook by clicking on this link https://facebook.com/spseniorcenter to get more information and news on the senior center.
Senior Citizens Foundation of South Pasadena, Inc: The Foundation was formed in 2006 to serve as a fundraising mechanism for the South Pasadena Senior Center. Each year they reach out to members of the center and the community to solicit donations that benefit the wants, wishes and needs of the Center. The Foundation has a 501©3 status and donations are tax deductible.
Senior Citizen Commission meets the second Wednesday of the month at 8:30 am at the South Pasadena Senior Citizen Center. Click here for agendas.