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Pasadena Village & Art Reception

Jan 17, 2016

Loretta-KellerThe opening description reads thus:

We’re a group of friends, new and old, who gather together to enjoy events and activities that keep us active and healthy. In addition to a vibrant social calendar, we offer programs and services designed to support us as we grow older. Members call the Village office to arrange transportation, household, and other services that make it easier to live independently in their communities of choice.

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This is Pasadena Village, founded in 2010 by residents who wanted to discuss and figure out how they might help each other “age in place.” They learned of Beacon Hill Village, which began in 2002 as a group of fifty older folks who wanted to remain active, engaged, and learn how to not only take care of themselves in the years ahead, but to help each other “rather than being ‘taken care of.’ ” Fourteen years later, Beacon Hill Village has 400 members and “our operating principles have inspired hundreds of other communities in the United States and beyond,” all connected by the Village-to-Village Network.

Pasadena Village is one of those communities and emphasizes…

—Social activities: indoor and outdoor; physical, artistic, literary, as well as simply fun
—Educational programs are offered about good health, recreation, and home safety
—Services that include professional advice, assistance with technology, simple home repairs and chores, transportation, temporary meal service and pet care, gardening and indoor plant care, volunteering opportunities, and companions.

 

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It’s time to hike! Photo courtesy of Pasadena Village

 

The Pasadena Village January calendar is filled with events: a sake lecture and tasting, a memoir writing group, a Thursday book club, a bridge group, several hikes, travel buddies to The Last Bookstore in downtown Los Angeles, a visit to Bodega Wine Bar, tea tasting and lunch at Chado Tea Room, a Village potluck, “coffee with Peggy!”, and even a lecture on piano tuning.

Also on the schedule is an art reception for Loretta Keller (photo, top right), which is open to the public.

The work of Loretta Keller is a representation of twenty-five years of Loretta’s paintings in oil, water color, and mixed media. Ms. Keller studied at various art schools including the Pasadena Art Museum, which now is the Norton Simon Museum, and Cal State University Los Angeles.

In addition to her art career, Loretta was a journalist for seven year at the Los Angeles Times and wrote monthly features for the paper. She was also an OpEd writer for the Pasadena Star News and other San Gabriel publications, from 1979 – 2013. (Pasadena Village)

This is the newest installation in Pasadena Village’s rotating exhibit of member artwork.

 

Art Reception for Loretta Keller
Thursday, Feb. 4th, 4-6 p.m.
Pasadena Village office, 236 W. Mountain St., Suite 104, Pasadena
Free event
RSVP for the opening reception by calling 1.626.765.6037
Or emailing lina@pasadenavillage.org

 

An outing to San Antonio Winery; photo courtesy of Pasadena Village

An outing to San Antonio Winery; photo courtesy of Pasadena Village

 

 

 

 




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