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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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BEST FRIENDS APPROACH TO ALZHEIMER'S CARE
Best Friends Approach to Alzheimer's Care: A Guide for Family Caregivers
Mondays
March 13, 20, 27, 2017
2 p.m.-4 p.m.
Center 50+
2615 Portland Rd NE, Salem, OR
FREE
Register by calling 503-588-6303. (Register early-space is limited)
Sponsored by Pacific Living Centers, Senior Helpers, One Source LLC, WindSong Memory Care and Visiting Angels.
03/13,20,27/2017Flyer 
SPANISH CLASSES
SPANISH CLASSES with Instructor Hugh West
Fridays, March 24-May 26, 2017
Beginning Spanish - 8:30 a.m.-10 a.m.
Intermediate Spanish - 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Advanced Spanish - 12 p.m.-2 p.m.
Class Fee: $120 for 10 week session
Center 50+
03/24/2017-05/26/2017Flyer 
MEDITATION CLASS
Meditation Class with Mary Hall
March 13 & 27, 2017
Class Fee: $15 for one class or $25 for both classes of the month.
1 p.m.-3 p.m.
Center 50+
2615 Portland Rd NE, Salem, OR 97301
03/27/2017Flyer 
CALIFORNIA COASTAL LIGHTHOUSES
California Coastal Lighthouses
with Dr. Doug Kroll
Tuesdays
March 28th, April 4th & April 11th
10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Class Fee: $5 each class
Center 50+
03/28/2017, 04/04&11/2017Flyer 
LET'S MARIMBA
Let's Marimba
March 29, April 5, 12 & 26, 2017
12 p.m.-1 p.m.
Class Fee: $50
Center 50+
03/29/2017 & 04/05,12,26/2017Flyer 
TRAVEL OPPORTUNITY - MAMA MIA
"Mama Mia"
Hult Center, Eugene
Monday, April 3, 2017
Depart: 5:45 p.m.  Return: 11:15 p.m.
Cost: $130.00 (Includes: transportation, driver gratuity, and admission) Non-refundable deposit of $30 due at registration, final payment due by March 3rd.
For more information, call the Center 50+ Travel Desk at 503-588-6303.
04/03/2017Flyer 
GARDENING WITH NATIVE PLANTS
Gardening With Native Plants
Presented by John Dean Wentworth, botanical curator for 17 years at Willamette University
Monday, April 3, 2017
10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Class Fee: $5
Center 50+
04/03/2017Flyer 
STICKS AND STONES CAN BREAK MY BONES, BUT WORDS CAN NEVER HARM ME
Sticks and Stones Can Break My Bones, But Words Can Never Harm Me
Presented by Retired Law School Professor and County Attorney Roy Daniel
Tuesday, April 4, 2017
1 p.m.-3 p.m.
Class Fee: $5
Center 50+
04/04/2017Flyer 
INTERMEDIATE ACRYLIC PAINTING II
Intermediate Acrylic Painting II
Thursday, April 6 & 20, 2017
1 p.m.-3:30 p.m.
Class Fee: $28
Center 50+
04/06&20/2017Flyer 
SPRING CHICK WOMEN'S CONFERENCE 2017
Spring Chick Women's Conference 2017
"Young at Heart"
Featuring Susan Rice, Comedian and John English singing a "Tribute to Frank Sinatra"
Saturday, April 8, 2017
8:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Center 50+
2615 Portland Rd NE, Salem
Tickets go on sale March 1st
Tickets - $10 (limited number of tickets available)
Purchase tickets at Center 50+ in advance
Includes: Breakfast, snacks, speakers, workshops, vendors, entertainment and door prizes.
Sponsored by Medical Center Eye Clinic, Salem Health, Salem Clinic, Northwest Rehabilitation Associates and Friends of the Salem Senior Center
For more information, call 503-588-6303.
04/08/2017Flyer 
MEDITATION CLASS
Meditation Class with Mary Hall
April 10 & 24, May 8 & 22, June 12 & 26, 2017
Mondays
1 p.m.-3 p.m.
$15 per class of 2 for $25
Center 50+
04/10&24/2017, 05/8&22/2017, 06/12&26/2017Flyer 
DRIVER SAFETY PROGRAM
Driver Safety Program
April 10 & 13, 2017
1 p.m.
Center 50+
Call Center 50+ at 503-588-6303 to register.
Sponsored by AARP
04/10,13/2017 
CIVICS and CITIZENSHIP - Four Class Course
Civics and Citizenship - Four Class Course
Presented by Retired law school professor and county attorney Roy Daniel
Tuesdays, April 11, 18, 25 & May 2, 2017
1 p.m.-2:30 p.m.
Class Fee: $20
Center 50+
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PAINT YOUR PET WORKSHOP
Paint Your Pet Workshop
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
9:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
Class Fee: $58
Center 50+
04/11/2017Flyer 
TRAVEL OPPORTUNITY - WOODEN SHOE TULIP FESTIVAL
Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival & Glockenspiel Restaurant in Mt. Angel
Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Depart: 11 a.m.   Return: 5 p.m.
Cost: $35.00 (Includes: transportation, driver gratuity, and admission)
Walking is involved.
For more information, call Center 50+ Travel Desk at 503-588-6303.
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MODERN TOOLS VS ANCIENT TOOLS
Modern Tools vs Ancient Tools
with Dr. Leland Gilsen, retired State Archaeologist for Oregon
Display of modern and ancient Native American tools
Wednesday, April 12, 2017
8:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
Center 50+ LOBBY
FREE
04/12/2017Flyer 
PSYCHOLOGY AND ME
Psychology and Me
Instructor Mary Hall, MA, LPC
Fridays
April 14 & 28, 2017
10 a.m.-11 a.m.
Center 50+
Class fee: $7 per class
04/14&28/2017Flyer 
BEGINNING MEDITATION
Beginning Meditation with Mary Hall
Mondays
April 17, May 15, June 19, 2017
1 p.m.-3 p.m.
Center 50+
04/17/2017, 05/15/2017, 06/19/2017Flyer 
BOB ROSS "JOY OF PAINTING" WORKSHOP
Bob Ross "joy of Painting" Workshop
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
12:30 p.m.
Cost: $35 plus $15 supply fee
Center 50+
04/18/2017Flyer 
"MACBETH" Theatre Art Study Class
"Macbeth" Theatre Art Study Class
Two-part course
Class Date:
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
10 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Center 50+
Class Fee: $5
Date of Play:
Sunday, April 23, 2017
2 p.m.
Willamette University
Ticket cost: $8
Prepayment and registration required.
04/19&23/2017Flyer 
TRAVEL OPPORTUNITY - EXTENDED TRIPS
Spotlight on New York City
April 19-23, 2018
5 Days - 5 Meals
Trips Highlights Include:  Two Broadway shows, Greenwich Village, Wall Street, 9/11 Memorial, Choice of 9/11 Museum or One World Observatory, Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island.
For more information, contact the Center 50+ Travel Desk at 503-588-6303 or kyates@cityofsalem.net
04/19-23/2018Flyer 
CARVING DUCK DECOYS WITH WOOD
Carving Duck Decoys With Wood
Directed by the Oregon Decoy and Wildfowl Guild
Saturday, April 29, 2017
9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Cost: $3 per session plus cost of wood
Center 50+
2615 Portland Rd NE, Salem, OR 97301
04/29/2017Flyer 
INTERMEDIATE ACRYLIC PAINTING I
Intermediate Acrylic Painting I
Wednesday, April 5 & 19, 2017
1 p.m.-3:30 p.m.
Class Fee: $28
Center 50+
04/5&19/2017 
MUSIC APPRECIATION CLASS-HANDEL to HAMMERSTEIN
Music Appreciation Class - Handel to Hammerstein
with Norman Devol, former voice faculty - Sierra College and member of San Francisco Opera
Thursday, May 4, 2017
10 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Class Fee: $10
Center 50+
05/04/2017Flyer 
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 PRESENTATION
Travel Presentation
May 15, 2017
1 p.m.
Center 50+
2615 Portland Rd NE, Salem, OR 97301
This presentation will focus on the following trips:
Canada's Winter Wonderland - December 2-8, 2017
Spotlight on New York City - April 19-23, 2018
Tropical Costa Rica - November 8-16, 2018
For more information, call Center 50+ Travel Desk at 503-588-6303.
05/15/2017Flyer 
TRAVEL OPPORTUNITY - AN AMERICAN IN PARIS
"An American In Paris"
Keller Auditorium, Portland
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Depart: 5:45 p.m.   Return: 11 p.m.
Cost: $130.00 (Includes: transportation, driver gratuity, and admission) Non-refundable deposit due at registration.  Final payment due by March 31st.
For more information, call the Center 50+ Travel Desk at 503-588-6303.
05/17/2017Flyer 
TRAVEL OPPORTUNITY - ASHLAND AND JACKSONVILLE
Ashland and Jacksonville
May 21-23, 2017
Depart: May 21st at 9 a.m.   Return: May 23rd at 5 p.m.
Cost: $525 double, $650 single
(includes: transportation, 2 nights lodging, two breakfasts, play admission, Cabaret Theatre Dinners & Show, trip to Jacksonville, and a stop at the Rogue Creamery)
For more information, call the Center 50+ Travel Desk at 503-588-6303.
05/21-23/2017Flyer 
WATERCOLOR CLASS with NANCY WEINBERG
Watercolor Class with Nancy Weinberg
This is an 8 class course
Tuesdays, May 23-July 18, 2017
12 p.m.-3 p.m.
Class Fee: $120
Center 50+
05/23/2017-07/18/2017Flyer 
TRAVEL OPPORTUNITY - STERNWHEELER
Sternwheeler
Landmarks of the Gorge, Cascade Locks
Wednesday, June 28, 2017
Depart: 7:30 a.m.   Return: 5 p.m.
Cost: $140 (includes: transportation, driver gratuity, 5 hour boat trip and 2 meals)
For more information, call the Center 50+ Travel Desk at 503-588-6303.
06/28/2017Flyer 
TRAVEL OPPORTUNITY - OREGON COAST AQUARIUM
Oregon Coast Aquarium
Newport, OR
Thursday, July 13, 2017
Depart: 8 a.m.   Return: 5 p.m.
Cost: $99 (Includes: transportation, driver gratuity, lunch and admission)  Walking is involved.
For more information, call the Center 50+ Travel Desk at 503-588-6303.
07/13/2017Flyer 
TRAVEL OPPORTUNITY - CHINESE GARDENS & JAPANESE GARDENS
Chinese Gardens & Japanese Gardens
Portland, OR
Tuesday, August 15, 2017
Depart: 9 a.m.   Return:  4 p.m.
Cost: $55 (includes: transportation, driver gratuity, and the Gardens admission & tours)
For more information, call the Center 50+ Travel Desk at 503-588-6303.
08/15/2017Flyer 
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
09/06/2017Flyer 
TRAVEL OPPORTUNITY - OREGON ZOO
Oregon Zoo
Portland, OR
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Depart: 10 a.m.   Return: 4 p.m.
Cost: $30 (Includes: transportation, driver gratuity and entrance to the zoo)  Lunch on your own.
For more information, call the Center 50+ Travel Desk at 503 588-6303.
09/19/2017Flyer 
TRAVEL OPPORTUNITY - FALL FOLIAGE TRIP
Fall Foliage Trip
Mt. Hood Railroad to Odell
Friday, October 6, 2017
Depart: 8:30 a.m.   Return: 3:30 p.m.
Cost: $99.00 (Includes: transportation, driver gratuity, and train ride with lunch)
For more information, call the Center 50+ Travel Desk at 503-588-6303.
10/06/2017Flyer 
TRAVEL OPPORTUNITY - EXTENDED TRIPS
Branson, Memphis & Nashville
"America's Musical Heritage"
Trip highlights include: St. Louis City Tour, 3 nights in Branson, Shoji Tabuchi Show, The Duttons Show, Showboat Branson Belle, Graceland, 2 Nights Opryland Resort, Grand Ole Opry, Country Music Hall of Fame and more...
October 25, 2017-November 2, 2017
9 days, 13 meals
For more information, contact the Center 50+ Travel desk at 503-588-6303 or kyates@cityofsalem.net
10/25/2017-11/02/2017Flyer 
TRAVEL OPPORTUNITY - OREGON CULINARY INSTITUTE
Oregon Culinary Institute
Portland, OR
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Depart: 11 a.m.  Return: 4 p.m.
Cost: $49 (Includes: transportation, driver gratuity, and lunch)
For more information, call the Center 50+ Travel Desk at 503-588-6303.
11/14/2017Flyer 
TRAVEL OPPORTUNITY - EXTENDED TRIPS
Canada's Winter Wonderland
Trip highlights include: Jasper, Choice of Snowshoe Trek or Ice Walk, Icefields Parkway, Lake Louise and Banff
December 2-18, 2017
7 days, 8 meals
For more information contact Center 50+ Travel Desk at 503-588-6303 or kyates@cityofsalem.net
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TRAVEL OPPORTUNITY - GOSPEL CHRISTMAS
Gospel Christmas
Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, Portland, OR
Sunday, December 10, 2017
Depart: 12 p.m.  Return: 8 p.m.
Cost: $125 (Includes: transportation, driver gratuity, lunch and admission)
For more information, call the Center 50+ Travel Desk at 503-588-6303.
12/10/2017Flyer 
TRAVEL OPPORTUNITY - LEAVENWORTH BAVARIAN VILLAGE
Leavenworth Bavarian Village
December 17-19, 2017
Cost: $525 double or $650 single
(Includes: transportation, lodging at the Enzian Inn, two buffet breakfasts, a German Dinner, a Sleigh Ride, Concert, and Tree Lighting Ceremony) Walking is involved.
For more information, call the Center 50+ Travel Desk at 503-588-6303.
12/17-19/2017Flyer 
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
Re-view the World with Artist Eyes
with Instructor Kate Cunningham
On-Going Classes 2nd & 4th Wednesday of each month
10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Class Cost: $7
Center 50+
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WRITING YOUR LIFE STORY
Writing Your Life Story
with Instructor Kathy Knauf
Every Wednesday
1 p.m.-3 p.m.
Cost: $3 per session
Center 50+
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WRITING FROM YOUR HEART
Writing From Your Heart
with Instructor Carol Crandell
Tuesdays
1 p.m.-3 p.m.
Cost: $3 per session
Center 50+
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CARD MAKING CLASS
Card Making Class - with Joan
2nd Thursdays of the Month
1 p.m.-3 p.m.
Cost: $5 plus $3 for additional supplies
Students need to bring markers, colored pencils, 2 sided adhesive tape, glue stick and scissors.
Center 50+
2615 Portland Rd NE, Salem, OR
503-588-6303
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Jewelry Beading Class
Jewelry Beading Class
with Ms. Carla
2nd and 4th Wednesdays of each month
12:30 p.m.-3 p.m.
Class fee: $5
All levels of bead experience welcome.
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EVENING WOODCARVING
Evening Woodcarving
with David Disselbrett
Every Monday
6:45 p.m.-8:45 p.m.
Cost: $5 per class
Center 50+
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