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Center 50+, the Salem Senior Center, first opened its doors in 1976 on nearby Erixon Drive.  In October 2008 a new 30,000 square foot building on Portland Road opened.  Center 50+ offers a variety of classes, activities, programs, and trips offered to adults of 50 years of age and older.  Come see what we have to offer.

2615 Portland Road NE, Salem, OR 97301
503-588-6303

  
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TRAVEL OPPORTUNITY - EXTENDED TRIPS
Heritage of America
Trip Highlights include: New York City, Philadelphia, Amish Country, Gettysburg, Shenandoah Valley, Monticello, Colonial Williamsburg, Mount Vernon, Washington D.C., Smithsonian Institution
April 1-10, 2017
For more information contact Kris Yates at 503-588-6303 or kyates@cityofsalem.net
Sponsored by Friends of the Salem Senior Center
04/01/2017Flyer 
TRAVEL OPPORTUNITY - EXTENDED TRIPS
Great Trains & Grand Canyons
May 7, 2017
6 days 8 meals included
Highlights include: Two Rail Journeys, Grand Canyon National Park, Oak Creek Canyon, Black Bart's Steakhouse, Sedona Trolley Tour, Chapel of the Holy Cross, Tlaquepaque & Uptown Sedona, Montezuma Castle, Jerome, Chuckwagon Supper & Show and Old Town Scottsdale.
For more information on this travel opportunity, contact Kris Yates at 503-588-6303.
05/07/2017Flyer 
TRAVEL OPPORTUNITY - EXTENDED TRIPS
Shades of Ireland
Trip Highlights Include: Dublin, Irish Evening, Kilkenny, Waterford Crystal, Blarney Castle, Killarney, Jaunting Car Ride, Ring of Kerry, Farm Visit, Limerick, Cliffs of Moher, Galway and Castle Stay
September 6-15, 2017
For more information, contact Kris Yates at 503-588-6303 or kyates@cityofsalem.net
Sponsored by Friends of the Salem Senior Center
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LET'S MARIMBAAAA! NEW COMERS CLASS
Let's Marimbaaaa! New Comers Class
Four-Class Course
Learn to play Zimbabwean-style marimbas (beautifully crafted by our own member Roger Vines)
Wednesdays
September 7, 14, 21, 28, 2016
October 5, 12, 19, 26, 2016
November 2, 9, 16, 30, 2016
11 a.m.-12 p.m.
Class fee: $50 for 4 classes - all equipment and materials are provided.
Center 50+
09/07/2016-11/30/2016Flyer 
CONTINUING MARIMBA CLASS
Continuing Marimba Class
For students who have taken "New Comers Class"
Wednesdays
September 7, 14, 21, 28, 2016
October 5, 12, 19, 26, 2016
November 2, 9, 16, 30, 2016
12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m.
Class fee: $50 for 4 classes - All equipment and materials are provided. (Space is Limited)
Center 50+
09/07/2016-11/30/2016Flyer 
WHO AM I - REALLY? AND WHAT SHOULD I DO WHEN I FIND OUT?
Who Am I - Really? And What Should I Do When I Find Out?
Presented by Psychological Counselor Mary Lynn Hall, MA, LPC
Tuesday, September 20 & 27, October 4 & 11
1 p.m.-3:30 p.m.
Class Fee: $40 for four classes
Center 50+
RSVP at 503-588-6303
09/20&27/2016-10/4&11/2016Flyer 
JEWELRY BEADING CLASS WITH MS. CARLA
Jewelry Beading Class with Ms. Carla
Tuesdays
September 20, 2016
October 4 & 18, 2016
November 1 & 15, 2016
December 6 & 20, 2016
11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Class fee: $7
Center 50+
09/20/2016-12/20/2016Flyer 
BEGINNING SPANISH
Beginning Spanish
Fridays
September 23-December 9, 2016
9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Class Cost: $120 for ten week session, Instructor supplies required materials
Center 50+
2615 Portland Rd NE, Salem, OR
09/23/2016-12/09/2016Flyer 
INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED SPANISH
Intermediate/Advanced Spanish
Fridays
September 23-December 9, 2016
12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Class Cost: $120 for ten week course, instructor supplies required material
Center 50+
2615 Portland Rd NE, Salem, OR
09/23/2016-12/09/2016Flyer 
WOODWORKING WOMEN - TWO DAY COURSE
Woodworking Women
Two Day Course
Saturdays, October 1 & 8, 2016
8 a.m.-2 p.m.
Center 50+
Cost: $10 plus project supplies
10/01&08/2016Flyer 
TRAVEL OPPORTUNITY - EXTENDED TRIPS
Highlights of the Canyonlands
October 3-11, 2015
9 days 2 meals included
Book and deposit by October 27, 2015 and save $100
Highlights include: Las Vegas, Williams, Grand Canyon Railroad, Grand Canyon National Park, Monument Valley, Kayenta, Lake Powell, Page, Bryce Canyon National Park and Zion National Park.
For more information on this travel opportunity, contact Kris Yates at 503-588-6303.
10/03/2016Flyer 
NATIONAL TACO DAY
National Taco Day
Enjoy a Taco Dinner with Music
Chips, Salsa and $1 tacos
Tuesday, October 4, 2016
4 p.m.-6 p.m.
Center 50+
2615 Portland Rd NE, Salem
For more information, call 503-588-6303
Sponsored by Kaiser Permanente
10/04/2016 
CANADA: MYSTERIOUS NORTHERN NEIGHBOR
Canada: Mysterious Northern Neighbor-Land People and History
Tuesdays
October 4-November 8, 2016
10 am - 12 pm
Class fee: $30
Center 50+
2615 Portland Rd NE, Salem, OR
10/04/2016-11/08/2016Flyer 
EARTHQUAKE SUBDUCTION ZONE, SURVING THE BIG ONE
Earthquake Subduction Zone, Surviving the Big One
Presented by Dr. Althea Rizzo from the Oregon Emergency Management Geoligic Hazards Program
Thursday
October 6, 2016
10 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Class cost: $3
Center 50+
2615 Portland Rd NE, Salem, OR
10/06/2016Flyer 
TRAVEL OPPORTUNITY - SISTER'S HARVEST FAIRE
Sister's Harvest Faire
Fall Foliage Trip to Sisters, OR
Saturday, October 8, 2016
Depart Center 50+: 9 a.m.
Return Center 50+: 4 p.m.
Cost: $41
Includes transportation and driver gratuity
For more information, contact Kris Yates, Trip Coordinator at 503-588-6303 or kyates@cityofsalem.net
10/08/2016Flyer 
DRIVER SAFETY PROGRAM
Driver Safety Program
Two-Session class sponsored by AARP
October 10 & 13, 2016
1 p.m.
Center 50+
Call Center 50+ at 503-588-6303 to register.
10/10&13/2016 
SENIOR RESOURCE FAIR
Senior Resource Fair
presented by Retirement Connection
Monday, October 10, 2016
1:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
Center 50+
2615 Portland Rd NE, Salem, OR 97301
FREE Admission, Vendor & Poster Sessions, Door Prizes, Refreshments
10/10/2016 
THEATRE ART CLASS AND EXCURSION TO WILLAMETTE THEATRE PRODUCTION
Theatre Art Class and Excursion to Willamette Theatre Production
Join other like-minded adults for the play "Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead"
Class - Thursday, October 13, 2016 (10 am-11:30 am)
Play - Saturday, October 15, 2016 (2 pm)
Class fee: $5 plus $8/$10 matinee ticket
Center 50+
For more information, call 503-588-6303.
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HEALTH PROMOTION & AGING WORKSHOP
Health Promotion & Aging Workshop
Presented by David Haber, retired professor from Western Oregon University's Gerontology Department and author of the award-winning text book "Health Promotion & Aging".
Fridays, October 14, 21, 28 & Nov. 4, 2016
1 p.m.-2:30 p.m.
Center 50+
Cost: $20 - When you attend all 4 classes, you will receive ONE MONTH OF SILVER GYM MEMBERSHIP
Call the Fitness Center at 503-588-6303 to reserve your spot as space is limited
10/14&21&28/2016 
HARVEST HALLOWEEN LINE DANCE FUNDRAISER
Harvest Halloween Line Dance Fundraiser
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
5 p.m.-7 p.m.
Center 50+
2615 Portland Rd NE, Salem, OR
Cost: $5 per person
Line Dancing, Silent Auction, Delicious Snacks, Jail N Bail...
10/19/2016 
CPR/FIRST AID TRAINING
CPR/FIRST AID TRAINING
with Instructor Carol Gleason
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
1 p.m.-5 p.m.
Cost: $30
Center 50+ Exercise Studio
2615 Portland Rd NE, Salem, OR
Space is limited, call 503-588-6303 to register.
10/19/2016Flyer 
LIVING FOOD FOR YOUR HEALTH
Living Food For Your Health
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
2 p.m.-3:30 p.m.
Class fee: $8 plus $2 for supplies
Center 50+
10/19/2016Flyer 
GREAT OREGON SHAKEOUT EARTHQUAKE DRILL
Join us at Center 50+ as we participate in the Great Oregon Shakeout Earthquake Drill.
This is a worldwide exercise event that calls for our patrons to come and practice how to Drop, Cover, and Hold On.
Safety resource info will be provided.
Thursday, October 20, 2016
Gather in Center 50+ Lobby at 10 a.m.
Event starts at 10:20 a.m.
FREE
10/20/2016Flyer 
TRAVEL OPPORTUNITY - EXTENDED TRIPS
Branson, Memphis & Nashville
"America's Musical Heritage"
October 25, 2017
9 Days
Highlights Include: St. Louis City Tour, 2 Nights in Branson, Shoji Tabuchi Show, The Duttons Show, Showboat Branson Belle, Stone Hill Winery, Silver Dollar City, Clinton Presidential Library, Graceland, Beale Street Diner, Memphis City Tour, National Civil Rights Museum, Peabody Duck March, 2 Nights Opryland Resort, Grand Ole Opry, Country Music Hall of Fame, Nashville Nightlife Dinner Theatre.
For more information, contact Kris Yates at 503-588-6303 or kyates@cityofsalem.net 
10/25/2017Flyer 
HALLOWEEN COSTUME BINGO PARTY
Halloween Costume Bingo Party
Thursday, October 27, 2016
1:15 p.m.
Cost: starts at $5
Center 50+
2615 Portland Rd NE, Salem, OR
All those in costume get free popcorn
Food Drive
Cash Prizes
For more information, call 503-588-6303.
Sponsored by Kaiser Permanente
10/27/2016Flyer 
CHOCOLATE DESSERT CONTEST
Celebrate National Chocolate Day
Chocolate Dessert Contest
Friday, October 28, 2016
Judging at 1 p.m.
Center 50+ North Audtiorium
Sign up at Center 50+ Reception Desk.
For more information, call 503-588-6303.
Sponsored by Kaiser Permanente
10/28/2016Flyer 
HARVEST PARTY
Harvest Party
Monday, October 31, 2016
Featuring: 3-Feather's Flute Circle (drums & rattles provided)
1 p.m.-3 p.m.
Center 50+
2615 Portland Rd NE, Salem, OR
For more information, call 503-588-6303
Popcorn, cider and cookies provided
Sponsored by Kaiser Permanente
10/31/2016Flyer 
THE SAVVY CAREGIVER
The Savvy Caregiver
Caring for Family Members With Dementia
A Six-Session Workshop
Wednesdays
September 14, 21, 28, 2016 & October 5, 12, 19, 2016
Center 50+
2615 Portland Rd NE, Salem, OR
FREE (Open to unpaid family caregivers and Veterans)
To register, call 503-588-6303
Sponsored by Pacific Living Centers, WindSong Memory Care, Senior Helpers, Senior One Source and Visiting Angels.
10/5,12,19/2016Flyer 
BEGINNING ACRYLIC PAINTING
Beginning Acrylic Painting
Tuesdays
November 1st & 15th, 2016
9 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Two-Class Fee:  $56 plus $14 for supplies
Center 50+
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HEART & HANDS HOLIDAY ART & CRAFT FAIR 2016
CURRENTLY SEEKING VENDORS
3rd Annual Heart & Hands Holiday Art & Craft Fair 2016
Saturday, November 5th - 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Sunday, November 6th - 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Center 50+
For more information, contact Phyliis at 503-516-1652 or pinokeeo1@gmail.com
11/05-06/2016Flyer 
TRAVEL OPPORTUNITY - OREGON CULINARY INSTITUTE
Oregon Culinary Institute
Portland, OR
Tuesday, November 8, 2016
Depart center 50+: 11 a.m.
Return Center 50+: 4 p.m.
Cost: $49
Includes transportation, driver gratuity and lunch
For more information, contact Kris Yates, Trip Coordinator at 503-588-6303 or kyates@cityofsalem.net
11/08/2016Flyer 
LAW FOR NON-LAWYERS
Law for Non-Lawyers
Tuesdays
November 14, 21st, 28th & Dec. 5th
1:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m.
Four-Class Fee - $20
Center 50+
2615 Portland Rd NE, Salem, OR
For more information, call 503-588-6303
11/14,21,28/2016-12/05/2016Flyer 
TRAVEL OPPORTUNITY - CELTIC THUNDER "LEGACY" TOUR
Celtic Thunder " Legacy" Tour
Keller Auditorium, Portland
Tuesday, November 15, 2016
Cost: $110 (Includes transportation, driver gratuity, and admission)
$60 due at registration, balance due by October 14th.
Depart: 6 p.m. - Return: 11 p.m.
For more information, contact Kris Yates at 503-588-6303 or kyates@cityofsalem.net
11/15/2016Flyer 
HOLIDAY ROCK PAINTING ART CLASS
Holiday Rock Painting
Art Class
Tuesday, November 15, 2016
1 p.m.-3:30 p.m.
Class fee: $7 (covers 1 brush and other supplies) Students need to bring a number 5/0 paint brush.
Center 50+
2615 Portland Rd NE
Salem, OR 97301
11/15/2016Flyer 
TRAVEL OPPORTUNITY - EXTENDED TRIPS
San Antonio Holiday
November 30-December 4, 2016
4 Nights - 6 meals (4 Breakfasts & 2 Dinners)
Highlights include: San Antonio City Tour, San Jose Mission, El Mercado Marketplace, Alamo, Riverwalk Cruise, Hill Country, LBJ Ranch, Fredericksburg, Fiesta De las Luminaria.
For more information, contact Kris Yates at 503-588-6303.
Sponsored by Friends of the Salem Senior Center
11/30/2016-12/04/2016Flyer 
TRAVEL OPPORTUNITY - THE GROTTO CHRISTMAS FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS
The Grotto Christmas Festival of Lights and Clackamas Town Center
Tuesday, December 6, 2016
Cost: $47 (Includes transportation, driver gratuity, and admission)
Payment due November 10th.
Depart: 2 p.m. - Return: 9 p.m.
(Walking is involved)
For more information, contact Kris Yates at 503-588-6303 or kyates@cityofsalem.net
12/06/2016Flyer 
TRAVEL OPPORTUNITY - CHRISTMAS IN LEAVENWORTH
Christmas in Leavenworth
A Bavarian Village in Leavenworth, WA
December 11-13, 2016
Depart Center 50+: December 13th 8 a.m.
Return Center 50+: December 15th 6 p.m.
Cost: $499 per person double occupancy/$654 single
Includes transportation, lodging at the Enzian Inn, two buffet breakfasts, lunch, a German buffet dinner, a sleigh ride, concert, and the tree lighting ceremony.
For more information, contact Kris Kates, Trip Coordinator at 503-588-6303 or kyates@cityofsalem.net
12/11-13/2016Flyer 
BINGO
BINGO
Thursdays
1:00 p.m.
Cost:  Starting at $5.50
Center 50+
2615 Portland Rd NE, Salem, OR
Sponsored by Friends of the Salem Senior Center
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EVENING WOODCARVING
Evening Woodcarving conducted by Dave Disselbrett
Mondays
6:45 p.m.-8:45 p.m.
Cost: $5 per class
This ongoing class will offer carvers the chance to work on existing projects or do a scheduled project, or carvers choice.
For more information, call 503-588-6303.
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BREAST CANCER SUPPORT GROUP
Breast Cancer Support Group
Welcoming all women newly diagnosed, recovering from, living with or beyond breast cancer.
2nd and 4th Wednesdays of each month.
5:30 p.m.-7 p.m.
Center 50+
2615 Portland Rd NE, Salem, OR 97301
For more information, contact Medical Foundation of Marion & Polk Counties at 503-362-0669 or discoverpink@mpmedicalfoundation.org 
On-going 
VOLUNTEER ORIENTATION
Volunteer Orientation
2nd Tuesday of each month
1:30 p.m.
Center 50+ Auditorium
For more information, call 503-588-6303.
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DRAWING CLASS
Drawing Class
On-Going Classes 2nd & 4th Wednesday of each month
Begins September 14, 2016
10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Class Cost: $7
Center 50+
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WRITING YOUR LIFE STORY
Writing Your Life Story
Every Wednesday starting September 7, 2016
1 p.m.-3 p.m.
Cost: $2 per session
Center 50+
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WRITING FROM YOUR HEART
Writing From Your Heart
Every Wednesday starting September 7, 2016
11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Cost: $2 per session
Center 50+
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