Age is just a number
Fritz Coleman to appear Saturday at 2014 Conference on Aging
By André Coleman 04/22/2014
NBC Meteorologist Fritz Coleman will be keynote speaker at this year’s Conference on Aging from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the First Church of the Nazarene, 3700 E. Sierra Madre Blvd.
Coleman — who is also a stand-up comedian — will open the conference with his address, “Laughter is the Best Medicine.”
“This isn’t your grandmother’s conference. Sixty is the new 35,” said Ann Erdman, public relations consultant to Pasadena Senior Center. “Whether people grew up listening to Benny Goodman, Elvis Presley or the Rolling Stones, there’s something for everyone at this year’s conference,” said Erdman.
The event will feature workshops on several senior-related issues, including brain fitness, scams and frauds, dating, disaster preparedness, job hunting, Social Security, health care transportation, nutrition and other issues.
Tai-Chi, chair aerobics, cane fu, pickle ball and free wellness screenings will also be held on site. More than 60 vendors will be on hand to provide information and resources.
The city of Pasadena and the Pasadena Senior Center are hosting the event.
Founded in 1959, the Pasadena Senior Center is an independent, nonprofit organization that offers recreational, educational, wellness and social services to people ages 50 and over in a friendly environment. Services are also provided for frail, low-income and homebound seniors. Sponsors of Saturday’s event include the Pasadena Highlands, Kaiser Permanente, Starbucks, Southern California Edison, Aetna, Right at Home, Regency Park Senior Living, Foothill Transit, Hillcrest Retirement Community, HealthCare Partners, Innovative Hospice Care Vitas, the Animal Medical Hospital of Pasadena and the Pasadena Weekly.
The event is free, but registration is required. The event also includes valet parking, a continental breakfast and lunch.
To register for the conference, call (866) 402-6797 or visit pasadenaseniorcenter.org.