There is something for everyone in August at the Pasadena Senior Center, 85 E. Holly St. You do not have to be a member to attend. Some events require advance reservations as noted.
– Friday Movie Matinees – Fridays, Aug. 9, 16, and 23 at 1 p.m. Everyone enjoys watching movies and the pleasures they bring. Aug. 9: “Stanley and Ollie” (2018, G) starring Steve Coogan and John C. Reilly. Laurel and Hardy, the world’s most famous comedy duo, attempt to reignite their film careers as they embark on what becomes their swan song – a grueling theatre tour of post-war Britain. Aug. 16: “Hotel Mumbai” (2019, R) starring Dev Patel and Armie Hammer. The true story of the Taj Hotel terrorist attack in Mumbai. Hotel staff risk their lives to keep everyone safe as people make unthinkable sacrifices to protect themselves and their families. Aug. 23: “Buena Vista Social Club” (1999, G) starring Compay Segundo and Ibrahim Ferrer. Aging Cuban musicians whose talents had been virtually forgotten following Castro’s takeover of Cuba, are brought out of retirement by Ry Cooder, who travelled to Havana in order to bring the musicians together, resulting in triumphant performances of extraordinary music, and resurrecting the musicians’ careers.
– Diabetes Workshop – Wednesdays, Aug. 7 to Sept. 11, from 1 to 3 p.m. If you or someone you care about is diabetic or pre-diabetic, this series encourages you to make lifestyle changes while learning more about your diabetes and how it affects your health. Registration is required: (626) 685-6732.
– Preventing Strokes – Thursday, Aug. 8, at 10 a.m. Anyone is susceptible to having a stroke, but according to the National Stroke Association 80 percent of all strokes can be prevented. Kathy Eastwood, R.N., at Huntington Hospital will explain what to do to help prevent a stroke.
– Health Insurance Counseling – Wednesdays, Aug. 14 and 21, at 10 a.m. Trained counselors will provide unbiased information about Medicare, Med-gap, Medicare Advantage, Medicare Part D and Cal Medi-Connect. Appointments are required; call (626) 795-4331.
– Seven Simple Things You Can Do To Alleviate Back Pain at Home – Thursday, Aug. 15, at 10 a.m. Presented by Emma Green, a Physical Therapist of Pasadena, who specializes in helping people age 50 and older who want to stay healthy, active and independent.
– LA Opera Talk – Monday, Aug. 19, at 1 p.m. An LA Opera community educator will give a multimedia presentation reviewing the life and works of Leonard Bernstein.
– Urinary Incontinence in Older Adults – Thursday, Aug. 22, at 10 a.m. Urinary incontinence means a person leaks urine by accident. While it may happen to anyone, urinary incontinence is more common in older people, especially women. Incontinence can often be cured or controlled. Presented by Dr. David Kimble who specializes in women’s pelvic wellness.
– Band/Together – Friday, Aug. 21, at 3:30 p.m. MUSE/IQUE will conduct a special exploration of how humanity is at its best when movement and music BAND/TOGETHER. The first 16 people who sign up at the Welcome Desk and attend this event will receive complimentary tickets for the Aug. 24 MUSE/IQUE concert at the Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens.
– Mediation and Dispute Resolution – Thursday, Aug. 22, from 10 to 11:45 a.m. Learn how to resolve conflicts without going to court. Appointments are required by calling 626-795-4331.
– Loving Choices, Peaceful Passing: Why My Family Chose Hospice – Thursday, Aug. 29, at 10 a.m. Author Kathleen Vallee Stein will offer an intimate account of how the myriad end-to-life decisions affect a family. There is no guidebook on when, or how, to stop treatment of a terminal illness.
– Cultural Thursday: Great American Songwriters – Thursday, August 29, at 2 p.m. The Great American Songwriters series continues with a focus on Jerome Kern, composer of iconic American standards such as “Show Boat,” “Roberta,” “Cover Girl,” “Ol’ Man River,” “Make Believe,” “Why Was I Born?,” “All The Things You Are,” “Yesterdays,” “They Didn’t Believe Me,” “Bill, I Won’t Dance,” “The Way You Look Tonight” and many more. Join pianist Bob Lipson and commentator/performer Saul H. Jacobs for this fun, interactive program.
– iPhone Workshop – Friday, Aug. 30, from 8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. This hands-on technology workshop includes information to get the most from your smart phone. Register by calling (800) 213-4587. Register online at aarp.cvent.com/teklang. Seating is limited. 90 minute morning or afternoon classes are available.