Pasadena Village, a non-profit based in Pasadena that seeks to provide an international community for local adults over 55, announced they will be hosting and sponsoring four upcoming events open for all Pasadena residents to register.
Three of the events will take place remotely through Zoom, while the other will be an in-person forum.
On Tuesday, May 3 at 11:30 a.m., author and artist Dr. Clarissa Castillo-Ramsey will be discussing her recently released book, “Painting Your Path,” on Zoom. Castillo-Ramsey talked with 21 inspiring women over 40 from different walks of life who answered questions such as these: Have you asked yourself, is this it? Have I done everything that I want to do in life? Am I living life on my terms, doing what brings me joy? I’m of a certain age; is it too late to try something new?
In this presentation, the author will delve into her own story, why she wrote this book, and what she hopes others will gain from reading it.
Pasadena Village’s 1619 Discussion Group also invites you to join Professor Yolanda Carlos and Christina (Christy) Waterman for a discussion of the historical issues that impact children of color in Early Childhood Education on Friday, May 6, through Zoom at 10 a.m. Yolanda and Christy are researchers in Early Childhood Education at Pacific Oaks College School of Education, here in Pasadena. They both aim to support teachers in meeting the diverse needs of children and families.
The in-person event will take place on May 18 from 2 p.m. through 3:30 p.m., in which a discussion about aging well will be hosted by Mary Winners. At 78 the iconic, still-performing Mick Jagger seems to defy the years. Is he an example of successful aging? What will define “successful aging” for the post-WWII generation as it advances into its 80s? What about the free-love Boomer generation as they move through their 70s? What are the measures of success as we all get older?
These questions will be answered by Winners, who is a gerontologist, elder care expert, advocate, host of the weekly Visionary Aging livestream and founder of About Senior Solutions — which works to take seniors and their families out of the care crisis and offer the highest quality support and direction for every unique individual facing the aging process.
The final event, over Zoom at 2 p.m., will focus on LGBTQ+ elders and a discussion about sex, activism and aging in their communities.
In the Stonewall generation, coming out took courage. It was a turbulent time, a time of fear, a time of secrecy. Intimate lives hidden in the shadows. And yet, in the midst of it all, the Stonewall Generation has continued to fight for freedom, for rights, for love, and, yes, for sex.
Author of the book, “The Stonewall Generation,” Dr. Jane Fleishman will be joined by Dr. Imani Woody, an African-American Same Gender Loving woman who has been at the forefront of LGBTQ elders rights for decades. This free Zoom presentation is co-sponsored by Pasadena Village, Ashby Village, San Francisco Village, and Village Movement California.
Those interested are encouraged to call the Pasadena Village office at (626) 765-6037 to register for any of the four events.