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CLASSES & PROGRAMS

Upcoming Lectures:

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January

Friday, January 11, 2019 (10:30-11:30) Join us for an important discussion on Advanced Care Planning and how having our wishes in place will help your spouse, loved ones and your doctor understand your desires when it comes to your health-care decisions. We will discuss the Advance Healthcare Directive and The Five Wishes. Presented by Maxine Vo, Transitions Hospice. Click HERE for more detailed information.- CANCELLED 

 

Tuesday, January 22, 2019  (10:00-12 pm) What is the Gut-Brain Connection?  What is the Microbiome?  How important is my intestinal health to my overall health?  Does intestinal health really affect my brain?  How can I improve mental clarity? Click HERE for more detailed information.

 

Friday, January 25, 2019 (10:30) Step back to a time of wonderment with beautiful OZ stand-up characters as backdrops as you watch Elaine Horn perform exact scenes and lines from the classic 1939 movie, while going through the Wizard of Oz film. Click HERE for more detailed information.

 

Monday, January 28, 2019 (10:30) Learn to recognize the symptoms of depression and anxiety in seniors. Find out what contributes to these problems and what needs to be done when you or someone you love suffers from depression or anxiety. Presented by: Los Angeles County- Department of Mental Health. Reservation needed. Click HERE for more detailed information.

 

Wednesday, January 30, 2019 (10:30) In this lecture, attendees will learn about most common diseases that relate to the respiratory system. Speaker will cover signs and symptoms and what natural remedies that are available to treat them without drugs and surgery. Presented by: United Integrated Healthcare Center. For Reservations please call 626-403-7360 

 

Thursday, January 31, 2019 (1:00) Join us for some fun arts and crafts before the Valentines Day holiday. Come make your special loved ones a sweet Valentines day card. We will supply the papers and scissors. If you would like to add any extra pizzazz to your creations you must bring it with you. This will be offered to members of the South Pasadena Senior Center. Advanced sign-ups are required. Please call 626-403-7360.

 

February 1, 8, 15 & 22 Computer Basics (1:00-3:30) Come join us to learn and understand the basics of computers. You will learn how to set up and email, the mechanics of browsing the internet, and navigating applications. The class size is limited to 7 students ONLY. There will be a $25 fee per person. This class is instructed by George Holmes. Click HERE for more detailed information.

 

Monday, February 4, 2019 (10:00) Join us for this lecture as we discuss the different types of diet trends that are out there. Learn about diet trends such as Keto, Mediterranean, Raw, Alkaline and many more. Come find out which works best for your life and your body. Presented by Bill Shuttic, Natural Healthcare Practitioner. Please call for reservations.  Click HERE for more detailed information.

 

 

 

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” Instructor Tony designed this class to give students an immersion into the technique, understand the connection and figures of Argentine Tango, no previous experience needed. Students will learn the patterns and character of each dance, as well as how to recognize the music. They will learn the basic of leading, following and developing timing and rhythms.  At the end of the series of classes, participants should feel comfortable dancing through an entire song at parties and events. Instructor Tony Pasil is a certified dance instructor.  

  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.  

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 January and February

 

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 January/February.

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 Anthem Blue Cross. 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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