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CLASSES & PROGRAMS

Upcoming Lectures:

Group of senior citizens attending a lecture

 

October 

Wednesday, October 17, 2018: 5 Ways to Help Seniors Beat the Holiday Blues (10:30-11:30) -With the festive holiday season approaching, yes it is about to begin. It isn't uncommon for the holiday blues to creep up on us. Some of the signs include sadness, fatigue, inactivity, and a loss of interest or appetite, and the reasons for the blues can vary. Speaker Paris Silva, Psy D, LCSW will provide steps and tools to help with coping and assist with turning the holiday back to time of joy. Advanced sign up needed.  Click HERE for more detailed information.


Wednesday, October 24, 2018: Poetry Workshop (3:00) - Do you know a short poem that you would like interpreted and discussed? Then this lecture is for you! The lecture will cover established poets and interpretations as well. The lecture will be led by Peter Brier and Professor Emeritus of the California State University, Los Angeles. For Reservations please call 626-403-7360. Click HERE for more detailed information.

 

November

 

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 & December 19 (10:30-11:30) Holiday Crafts- Make decorations with plastic canvas. Class is offered at no cost to members of the Senior Center. Supplies needed. Please bring 2 colors of yarn and plastic canvas needle size 16. We will provide the canvas and decorations. Sign up needed. Please call 626-403-7360. Click HERE for more detailed information.

  

Friday, November 16, 2018: Leaving a Digital Legacy for Your Loved Ones   (10:30) - Discover how to preserve memories with today's technology, and make them easy to view and share with your family and friends. For Reservations please call 626-403-7360. Click HERE for more detailed information.

 

Tuesday, November 27, 2018: Healthy through the Holidays   (10:30) - 'Tis the season for family, festivity, and food -lots of food. Learn tips on how to stay healthy as the holidays approach. Deliciously healthier alternatives to your Holiday favorites! For Reservations please call 626-403-7360. Click HERE for more detailed information.

 

December 

 

 

 

 

 

Fitness Opportunities:

http://www.southpasadenaca.gov/index.aspx?page=75

 

Fun-ctional Fitness: An exercise class designed to improve everyday functional living through upper & lower extremity strengthening, core, stretch and some aerobic training. Offered monthly on Mondays & Wednesdays AND NOW THURSDAYS (in the Library Community Room) from 8:30-9:30 am. A fee of $26 a month for  Monday, Wednesday and Friday. $16.00 for two days and $10.00 for one day a week per month to attend. *Bill Shuttic, Certified Trainer & Massage Therapist leads the class.* Note: Wed classes will be from 9:00 am to 10:00 am beginning with the new instructor. Click HERE for more detailed information.

* Now Offering *

Ballroom Dance (Tuesdays - Ongoing), 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm"Tango” (September) is a dramatic dance characterized by a close hold and a low center of gravity. Movement of Tango is stealthy, almost cat-like and has a staccato feel. A great example of Tango dancing was performed by Al Pacino in the movie "Scent of a Woman"    “Chacha” (October) 

  Monthly cost $25 and $7 walk-ins.

Line Dance Instruction: This unique class is offered with instruction on the newest dance steps and stretching/cool down at the end of each class. Ongoing class offered on Thursdays from 9:00 - 10:30 am, led by Pauline Wong. Click HERE for more detailed information.

Yoga: Increase flexibility through positions that act upon the various joints of the body. Including those joints that are rarely exercised. Yoga also works different tendons and ligaments of the body. A new session will be added on Wednesday mornings 8:30-9:30 am. Mondays or Wednesdays the cost is $24, One Day (Mondays or Wednesdays) the cost is $12.00, or $4.00 per class. Click HERE to view the dates for monthly session. 

Chair Yoga: On the second Monday of each month come to the Senior Center and exercise with Chair Yoga, brought to you by Huntington Hospital.  Click HERE for more detailed information.

Mindfulness Meditation Class: Join instructor Candace Podvoll, certified Meditation Instructor, every Tuesday as she leads sessions of guided meditation and discussion. The cost is $5 per class or $16 for a 4 week session.

Walking Group Group meets Tuesdays and Thursdays at 8:30 am. Newcomers welcome.  Meet at SC and group will introduce you to the regulars.  Group is friendly and encourages one another. An easy form of exercise and does not require equipment, and allows for

socializing at the same time.  Lead volunteers are: Marta Pando and Linda Mendoza.

 


 

On Going Events:

Senior Cinema: Free films are shown to members of the Center on Fridays at 1:00 pm, a variety of current and past films are shown. Click HERE for the list of movies being shown in September and October

 


Foreign Films: Are shown the second and fourth Monday of each month at 1:15pm. Click HERE for a list of foreign films that will be shown for the months of September/October.

Birthday Celebrations: Birthdays are celebrated the last Friday of each month. Cake is provided, as well as free lunch for those celebration their birthdays. Birthday recognition is also provided by AGA Applied General Insurance. Advance reservations are required. 

Book Discussion Group: The Book Club meets the third Wednesday of each month and is led by volunteer Liz Giffen Glad. Books are selected months in advance. Contact the front desk of a current listing. 

Bridge Group: Bridge is played on Tuesdays from 10:00 am - 3:00 pm and is offered to members of the Center free of charge, and is lead by volunteers.

Coffee & Treats: Local agencies that specialize in services for older adults will be available with brochures and answer questions on services offered. Participants will be treated to pastries and gourmet coffee. 

Creative Writing Group: The group meets on Thursdays from 1:00 - 3:00 pm, moderated by Dave Gibson. Participants are encouraged to bring ideas and poems to the group.

Gymnasium for the Mind: A dynamic program of directed games and exercises that gives your brain a workout and promotes a wide range of cognitive functions in a fun engaging way. Six week session offered periodically. $30, Led by Robert Leh. Minimum 8 students to start class. 

Mah Jong: Mah Jong a puzzle game based on a classic Chinese game for four persons is played on Mondays and Thursdays for those with some experience. Instruction is available periodically for those who have no knowledge and are interested in learning, and is available to Senior Center member only.

Musical Lectures: Lectures are offered on various types of music and offered through sponsorship from the Senior Citizens Foundation of South Pasadena to members of the center once per month. Check our monthly calendars for upcoming lectures.

Language Classes: French, Italian and Spanish classes, (at various levels) are offered and led by volunteers. See the newsletter for days and times.

Pets Needing Love: The first Wednesday of each month join volunteers of the Pasadena Humane Society and their dogs for some TLC out on the patio. Click HERE for detailed information. 

Tech Day: Volunteers from the So. Pasadena Youth Commission are available to assist with setting up cell phones, tablets, IPad.  They can also provide assistance with organizing photos, contacts, downloading apps, and much more.  Once a month 3:30pm-5pm.  Click HERE for upcoming dates

 

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