The Pasadena Nikkei Seniors welcome membership from anyone in the community that would like to participate in a variety of scheduled activities. Luncheons are scheduled monthly and day trips are planned throughout the year. Craft classes are held Wednesday mornings at the Pasadena JCI.
For more information regarding the Pasadena Nikkei Seniors and their activities, please contact Ron Toshima (626-826-1005) or Kiku Matsumoto 626-794-0240.
*Dr. Teshima DPM, Podiatrist - comes to the PJCI every 2nd Saturday of the month at 8:30AM (need not be a member).
In 2016, KEIRO initiated an Inaugural Grants Program designed to engage and support older adult Japanese-Americans in Los Angeles, Orange, and Ventura Counties. Thanks to a grant proposal submitted by Scott Shinmoto, the Pasadena Nikkei Seniors was one of the Keiro Grant recipients, receiving funding to be used for the core operation of its monthly 2017-18 lunch program, including its annual 2018 New Year’s Party. The PNS is very grateful to KEIRO for establishing the Grant Program and thanks KEIRO for selecting us as a grant recipient.
KEIRO representative Brandon Leong presents a check to the Pasadena Nikkei Senior Board at its May meeting
9............Luncheon at Pasadena Buddhist Temple, noon
21...........San Manuel Casino turn-around
23..........Presbyterian Church of Altadena's Annual Fall Fest
1.............PJCI Annual Bazaar (11:30 - 4:00 PM)
21-27.....Mishima Sister City delegates visit Pasadena. Join this group and visit Temecula and San Diego on a bus tour.
A trip has been scheduled to San Manuel Casino, about a one-hour drive from Pasadena. This casino has 2 floors of slot machines, a poker room, table games and many places to eat (including Dodger Dogs). Bus will leave from the Pasadena Buddhist Temple at 10:30, so plan on arriving around 10 to park. We should be back by 6:00 pm.
Sign up by Sept 7 by calling 626-799-7719, via email Wade Utsunomiya, or clcking on the button below.
Cost is $10 for PNS members, $20 for non-members that will go towards membership dues. Everyone will get $10 slot credit at San Manuel. Snacks, bottled water, bus tip and orei for parking lot use is included.
Mishima Sister-City California Tour
The Sister City delegates from Mishima will be visiting Pasadena. A bus tour has been arranged in conjunction with this trip that will include Temcula wineries and casino and San Diego attractions. Contact Bryan Takeda for more information or to sign up. Limited seats are available.
Senior Luncheon News
The (almost) monthly luncheons are a wonderful way to visit with friends and make new friends. Lunch is served at noon and is usually followed by a BINGO. Lunch donation is $1/person and BINGO is an optional $1/person. If you need a ride, just ask.
First Presbyterian Church of Altadena hosted a wonderful Hawaiian lunch on July 29th. They served a LocoMoco casserole, homemade cabbage tsukemono and a delicious jello dessert. They had a raffle prize for almost everyone in attendance. If you didn't make it, you missed out!
Ron Dyo cooked a wonderful meal on April 15th. His committee all volunteered to serve these delicious lunches. Desserts were prepared by Gini Ishida and Art & Terue Musashi.