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Zest Gala Sept. 26 Will Honor Pasadena Senior Center Founders

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The Pasadena Senior Center’s annual Zest gala Saturday, Sept. 26, will be an elegant, fun-filled evening honoring the Junior League of Pasadena.

Cocktails and a silent auction at 6 p.m. will be followed by dinner and the program at 7 p.m. Fritz Coleman, weathercaster for KNBC-TV and comedian, will serve as master of ceremonies with a comic twist tailored especially for the Zest gala.

During the planning stages for the Pasadena Senior Center in the late 1950s, the Junior League of Pasadena provided the necessary funding to hire an executive director who would work with a board of directors to achieve a long-held goal of providing recreational and social services to senior citizens.

The Pasadena Senior Center opened in May 1960 and was the first independent, nonprofit senior center in Southern California and one of the first in the nation. Junior League of Pasadena members contributed thousands of hours to staff the new facility during its first 10 years of operation.

As a result, the Pasadena Senior Center continues to provide a broad range of life-enriching programs and services that are important to the senior population ages 50 and older.

“The Junior League of Pasadena’s incredible legacy of leadership is something we honor every day at the Pasadena Senior Center,” said Executive Director Akila Gibbs. “Now we want to formally recognize the ongoing value of this important partnership at the 2015 Zest gala.”

To receive an invitation to the Zest gala or for more information, email pamk@pasadenaseniorcenter.org or call (626) 685-6756. Tickets are $200 per person. The location of the gala will be included in the printed invitation.

The Pasadena Senior Center is an independent, nonprofit agency that offers recreational, educational, wellness and social services to people ages 50 and older in a friendly environment. Services are also provided for frail, low-income and homebound seniors.

 

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