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PasadenaSenior Center reveals summer season events and programs– in the time of COVID-19

ByNews Desk

PasadenaSenior Games

For28 years, the Pasadena Senior Center (PSC) has actually hosted Senior Games throughout Los Angeles County for grownups 50 to 99+ in 20 competitive, Olympic- design video games. This year Annie Laskey, the PSC occasions director, revealed that the COVID-19 pandemic demands a virtual event.

The virtual event through Zoom is arranged Saturday, July 18, from 3: 00 pm to 5: 00 pm. Athletes, Laskey and others will share images and videos from previous years and physical fitness ideas and relationships created for many years will be revived. Laskey kept in mind that, “These remarkable athletes are shining examples that good health, socialization and optimism all contribute to healthy lifestyles, so we all remain confident that next year they will be able to compete again.”

Athletes are welcomed to show or use their medals, Tee shirts and/or other souvenirs from previous Pasadena Senior Games throughout the Zoom event. Friends, households and the neighborhood are welcomed to sign up with.

To register or for additional information, go to pasadenaseniorcenter.org and click Lectures and Events, then Online Events, call (626) 795-4331 or e-mail [email protected] Everyone who signs up online will get e-mail guidelines for accessing the Zoom event.

VirtualSummer Classes (Zoom)

In lieu of the typical lineup of summer season classes, this year almost 20 classes in the Creative Arts, Current Events, Dance, Health and Fitness, Languages andTechnology The classes are for grownups 50 and older and will be offered online through Zoom from July 13 to September19 There will be no advance sample classes, or “class tasting” as in previous years.

Visit pasadenaseniorcenter.org and click Classes and Lectures to get class descriptions and register. Registration due date is Friday, July10 The expense of classes varies from $30 to $85 for PSC members. Scholarships for low-income elders are offered on a restricted basis.

LA Opera: Music to Remember– Ongoing, Tuesdays at 2: 00 pm

Members of the LA Opera repertory business will carry out weekly online throughZoom For more details and to sign up, call 626-795-4331

ArthritisExercise Class– Ongoing, at any time

This series of physical fitness videos is developed to assist preserve movement and physical conditioning through series of movement, balance and weight-bearing workouts, extending and a brief aerobic part.

To take part, go to pasadenaseniorcenter.org and click Online Classes, then Arthritis Exercise Classes.

Meditation– Ongoing, at any time

Relax, breathe and take advantage of 20 audio recordings that offer directed meditation led by Avry Budka.

To take part, go to pasadenaseniorcenter.org and click Online Classes, then Meditation.

ExerciseClasses for Sy Graff Fitness Center Members– Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, July 6 to 31, at 10: 30 am and midday

Classes are led by trainer Peter Matus throughZoom To register, go to www.pasadenaseniorcenter.org and click Online Classes, then Fitness CenterClasses For subscription in the PSC’s Sy Graff Fitness Center, go to pasadenaseniorcenter.org and click About Us or call 626-795-4331

CulturalThursdays: Great American Songwriters/GreatestHits– Thursdays, July 9 to 30, from 2: 00 to 3: 00 pm

Join pianist Bob Lipson and commentator/performer Don Snyder on Zoom for an enjoyable and interactive journey through the lives and works of a few of America’s biggest popular authors.

To register or for additional information, go to pasadenaseniorcenter.org and click Lectures and Events, then Online Events.

VirtualBook Club, Friday, July 24, at 1: 00 pm

This month’s book is “The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek” by Kim MicheleRichardson Inspired by the real and historic blue-skinned individuals of Kentucky and the brave and devoted Kentucky Pack Horse library service.

For more details, call Judy Starlight at 626-685-6760

In addition to online classes and other activities, members and non-members are motivated to go to the PSC site frequently for COVID-19 updates and other prompt details, a weekly blog site, regular monthly publication and more.


Written by Events Director Annie Laskey, the blog site regularly consists of innovative and motivating concepts for remaining safe, sane and engaged throughout seclusion. It can be accessed from pasadenaseniorcenter.org

FeelingChallenged by Technology? Help is Available!

Through a cooperation with Pasadena Public Library, get services to innovation concerns, find out how to utilize Zoom and a lot more. Email [email protected]/ libanswers.com, call 626-744-4066, alternative 6 (leave a message and your call will be returned) or live chat Mondays through Fridays from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at cityofpasadena.net/library/live-chat


PasadenaSenior Center volunteers call older grownups in seclusion who have actually registered for this essential program that supplies caring connections to assist them make it through seclusion and isolation. To be contributed to the list, call 626-685-6732

SummerTerm Virtual Masters Series: Alan Chapman’s at Home Music

The summer season regard to The Masters Series provided by the PSC will be virtual through Zoom on Tuesdays, July 7 toAug 18, from 2: 00 to 4: 00 pm.

Dr Alan Chapman, producer/on-air host at KUSC Classical Radio and a professor at the Colburn Conservatory of Music, will provide the weekly class, which will dive deep into the history of precious musical works, categories and authors.

  • Tuesday,July 7— Two Boys from Brooklyn This multimedia discussion will analyze the lives and works of American authors George Gershwin and Aaron Copland.
  • Tuesday,July 14– Favorite Pieces, Part 1. Chapman will provide a collection of popular musical pieces and the stories behind them.
  • Tuesday,July 21– Inspiration This multimedia discussion will check out the lots of sources of motivation that encouraged fantastic authors to compose their work of arts.
  • Tuesday,July 28– Favorite Pieces, Part 2 Chapman will continue his expedition of popular musical pieces and the stories behind them.
  • Tuesday,Aug. 4– Von Chaps in China In another multimedia discussion, Chapman will share highlights of his household’s 2019 show trip.
  • Tuesday,Aug. 11– All that Jazz Big bands and their origins will be gone over.
  • Tuesday,Aug. 18– Watch Your Step Participants will delight in a celebration of dance music throughout the centuries.

The expense for the series of 7 discussions is $90 for members of the PSC and $105 for non-members. This online series is not offered for specific lectures.

To register for the summer season regard to The Masters Series or for additional information go to pasadenaseniorcenter.org and click Online Classes, call 626-795-4331 or e-mail [email protected] Everyone who signs up will get e-mail guidelines for signing up with weekly’s Zoom class online.

PSC Virtual 4 th of July Celebration and Dance

Don your preferred red, white and blue clothing, set out your picnics, show patriotic decors and clear some dancing area: The PSC’s fourth of July event will be virtual this year through Zoom from midday to 1: 30 pm.

Music for dancing including traditional, toe-tapping tunes will be offered by the Great American Swing Band with unique looks by The Tap Chicks and the color guard of San Marino Scout Troop #351 The expense is complimentary for PSC members and $5 for non-members of any ages.

To register or for additional information, go to www.pasadenaseniorcenter.org and click Lectures and Events, then OnlineEvents Everyone who signs up will get e-mail guidelines for signing up with the celebrations online. The virtual Zoom doors will open at 11: 45 am.

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