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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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"TRIPLE-A" PENCIL DRAWING
"Triple-A" Pencil Drawing
an Anti-Alzheimer Activity with Instructor Hal Mathew
Learning to draw has been proven to increase gray matter as well as increase "plasticity" in the brain.
Mondays - On-Going
1 p.m.-3 p.m.
Cost: $6 each class
Center 50+
2615 Portland RD NE Salem, OR
For more information, call 503-588-6303
01/04/2016-03/21/2016Flyer 
JEWELRY BEADING CLASS
Jewelry Beading Class
with Ms. Carla
Tuesdays - On-Going
Begins February 2, 2016
1 p.m.-3 p.m.
Cost: $7 per class
Center 50+
2615 Portland RD NE Salem, OR
For more information, call 503-588-6303
02/02/2016-03/21/2016Flyer 
DRIVER SAFETY PROGRAM
Driver Safety Program
February 8 & 11, 2016
1 p.m.
Center 50+
Call Center 50+ at 503-588-6303 to register.
Sponsored by AARP
02/08&11/2016 
PAINTING WITH ACRYLICS - Beginning Evening Series
Painting with Acrylics - Beginning Evening Series
Two class series with Artist Linda Osburn
Thursdays
February 11th & 25th, 2016
5:30 p.m.-8 p.m
Cost: $56
Center 50+
2615 Portland Rd NE Salem, OR
For more information, call 503-588-6303
02/11&25/2016Flyer 
TRAVEL OPPORTUNITY - THE TENORS
The Tenors
Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
February, 14, 2016
Depart Center 50+: 6 p.m.
Return Center 50+: approx. 11 p.m.
COST:  $99
Cost includes transportation, driver gratuity, and admission.
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PAINTING WITH ACRYLICS
Painting with Acrylics
Two class series with Artist Linda Osburn
Tuesdays
Feb. 2, 2016 / 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Feb. 16, 2016 / 9 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Cost: $56
Center 50+
2615 Portland RD NE Salem, OR
For more information, call 503-588-6303.
02/16/2016Flyer 
DINNER, WINE, CHOCOLATE, & MUSIC, OH MY!
DINNER, WINE, CHOCOLATE, & MUSIC, OH MY!
a Benefit event for the Friends of the Salem Senior Center
Friday, February 19, 2016
6 p.m.
Tickets - $18 per person (advance tickets required)
Center 50+
2615 Portland Rd NE, Salem, OR
503-588-6303
Sponsored by Avamere
02/19/2016Flyer 
FAMILY CAREGIVER SEMINAR: UNDERSTANDING ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE
Family Caregiver Seminar: Understanding Alzheimer's Disease
CARING FOR YOUR LOVED ONE AT HOME
Presented by: Jennifer Cabral, Visiting Angels
Monday, February 22, 2016
2 p.m.-4 p.m.
FREE
Center 50+
2615 Portland Rd NE, Salem, OR
Call 503-588-6303 to register.
Sponsored by Pacific Living Centers, WindSong Memory Care, Senior Helpers, Howell Edwards Doerksen Dignity,  and Visiting Angels
02/22/2016Flyer 
SPEED DATING
SPEED DATING
It's never too late to FALL IN LOVE!
Friday
February 26, 2016
6 p.m.-9 p.m.
$5 (Must be 60 or older)
Space is limited.  Accepting men for event.  Women accepted for waiting list.  Register at Center 50+ Front Desk.
Center 50+
2615 Portland Rd NE, Salem, OR 97301
For more information, call 503-588-6303.
02/26/2016Flyer 
VOLUNTEER FAIR
Center 50+ Presents...
VOLUNTEER FAIR
Monday
February 29, 2016
2 p.m.-4 p.m.
Center 50+
FREE
Come on down to the Volunteer Fair to talk with community organizations about the many and varied volunteer opportunities available to you.
For more information, call 503-588-6303.
02/29/2016Flyer 
CHF/COPD for NATIONAL HEART MONTH
CHF/COPD for National Heart Month
Presented by Marquis at Home-Home Health Agency
Monday, February 29, 2016
1:00 p.m.
FREE
Center 50+
2615 Portland Rd NE, Salem, OR
Sponsored by Marquis at Home
02/29/2016 
LET'S MARIMBA
Let's Marimba
with Music Teacher Martin Sobelman, owner of Music Up Over, and creator of Salem's first Marimba group, La Marimbanda of bush Elementary School.
Four-Class course. Wednesdays, March 2, 9, 16, & 23rd
12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m.
Class Fee: $50 for 4 classes
Center 50+
2615 Portland Rd NE, Salem, OR
Learn to play Zimbabwean-style marimbas that have been beautifully crafted by our own member Roger Vines.
No prior musical experience is required although a good sense of rhythm and beat is very helpful.
For more information, call 503-588-6303.
03/02-23/2016Flyer 
DRIVER SAFETY PROGRAM
Driver Safety Program
March 7&10, 2016
1 p.m.
Center 50+
Call Center 50+ at 503-588-6303 to register.
Sponsored by AARP
03/07&10/2016 
FAMILY CAREGIVER SEMINAR: UNDERSTANDING ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE
Family Caregiver Seminar: Understanding Alzheimer's Disease
THE LANGUAGE OF DEMENTIA
Presented by: Jim Reynolds, Senior Helpers
Tuesday, March 8, 2016
6 p.m.-8 p.m.
Center 50+
2615 Portland Rd NE, Salem, OR
FREE
Call 503-588-6303 to register.
Sponsored by Pacific Living Centers, WindSong Memory Care, Senior Helpers, Howell Edwards Doerksen Dignity and Visiting Angels.
03/08/2016Flyer 
SUDOKU
SUDOKU
Wednesday
March 9, 2016
11 a.m.-12 p.m.
Class Fee - $5
Center 50+
2615 Portland Rd. N.E., Salem
Join Karen Bolliger as she helps you learn to solve these fun puzzles and shares some of her favorites.
For more information, call 503-588-6303
03/09/2016Flyer 
TRAVEL OPPORTUNITY - MUSIC MAN
MUSIC MAN
Gallery Theater, McMinnville
Lunch at Golden Valley Brewery
Sunday, March 13, 2016
Cost: $62
Includes transportation, driver gratuity, buffet lunch, and admission.
Depart Center 50+ - 12 p.m.
Return Center 50+ - 6 p.m.
For more information, contact Kris Yates at 503-588-6303 or kyats@cityofsalem.net
03/13/2016Flyer 
FAMILY CAREGIVER SEMINAR: UNDERSTANDING ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE
Family Caregiver Seminar: Understanding Alzheimer's Disease
THE MONTESSORI METHOD OF DEMENTIA CARE
Monday, March 21, 2016
2 p.m.-4 p.m.
FREE
Center 50+
2615 Portland Rd NE, Salem, OR
Call 503-588-6303 to register.
Sponsored by Pacific Living Centers, WindSong Memory Care, Senior Helpers, Howell Edwards Doerksen Dignity, Visiting Angels
03/21/2016Flyer 
SAVE THE DATE - SPRING CHICK WOMEN'S CONFERENCE 2016 "SWING INTO SPRING"
SAVE THE DATE!
Spring Chick Women's Conference 2016
"Swing Into Spring"
Saturday, April 9, 2016
9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Center 50+
2615 Portland Rd NE, Salem, OR
Tickets - $10 (Tickets available March 1st)
Watch for more details....
For more information, call 503-588-6303.
04/09/2016Flyer 
TRAVEL OPPORTUNITY - EXTENDED TRIPS
Trains, Wineries & Treasures of Northern California
Highlights include: San Francisco, Yosemite National Park, Sacramento, Lake Tahoe, Sonoma Wine Country, Winery Tour and Napa Valley Wine Train
April 17, 2016-April 25, 2016
For more information contact Kris Yates at 503-588-6303 or kyates@cityofsalem.net
Sponsored by Friends of the Salem Senior Center
04/17/2016Flyer 
TRAVEL OPPORTUNITY - TIMBERLINE LODGE
Timberline Lodge - Mount Hood
Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Cost: $75
Includes transportation, driver gratuity, lunch, and tour.
Depart Center 50+ - 9 a.m.
Return Center 50+ - 4 p.m.
For more information, contact Kris Yates at 503-588-6303 or kyates@cityofsalem.net

04/27/2016Flyer 
TRAVEL OPPORTUNITY - MULTNOMAH FALLS SUNDAY BRUNCH
Multnomah Falls Sunday Brunch
Sunday, May 22, 2016
Cost: $69
Includes transportation, driver gratuity, and Sunday Brunch
Depart Center 50+ - 9 a.m.
Return Center 50+ - 3 p.m.
Enjoy a Champagne Brunch, visit the Forest Service Information Center, stroll through the gift shop, and view the beautiful falls.
For more information, contact Kris Yates at 503-588-6303 or kyats@cityofsalem.net
05/22/2016Flyer 
TRAVEL OPPORTUNITY - EXTENDED TRIPS
Mackinac Island
featuring The Grand Hotel
Additional highlights include Greenfield Village & Henry Ford Museum, Edsel and Eleanor Ford House, Mackinac Island, Chicago, Millennium Park
June 11-18, 2016
For more information, contact Kris Yates at 503-588-6303 or kyates@cityofsalem.net
Sponsored by Friends of the Salem Senior Center
06/11/2016Flyer 
TRAVEL OPPORTUNITY-ROSE FESTIVAL PARADE
ROSE FESTIVAL PARADE
Saturday, June 11, 2016
Depart Center 50+: 7 a.m.
Return Center 50+: 2 p.m.
Cost: $69
Includes transportation, driver gratuity, and reserved seat tickets inside the coliseum.
(Food available to purchase at the Coliseum or bring a sack lunch)
For more information, contact Kris Yates, Trip Coordinator at 503-588-6303 or kyates@cityofsalem.net
06/11/2016Flyer 
TRAVEL OPPORTUNITY - STERNWHEELER "LANDMARKS OF THE GORGE"
Sternwheeler "Landmarks of the Gorge"
Wednesday, July 13, 2016
Depart Center 50+: 8:00 a.m.
Return Center 50+: 5:00 p.m.
Cost: $135
Includes transportation, driver gratuity, 2 meals and narrated tour.
For more information, contact Kris Yates, Trip Coordinator at 503-588-6303 or kyats@cityofsalem.net
07/13/2016Flyer 
TRAVEL OPPORTUNITY - LION KING
LION KING
Keller Auditorium, Portland
Thursday Matinee
August 11, 2016
Depart Center 50+: 11:30 a.m.
Return Center 50+: 5:00 p.m.
Cost: $130
Includes transportation, driver gratuity and tickets.
For more information, contact Kris Yates, Trip Coordinator at 503-588-6303 or kyates@cityofsalem.net
08/11/2016Flyer 
WRITING FROM THE HEART
Writing From the Heart
Presented by: Carol Crandell and Hal Mathew
Wednesdays
3 p.m.-5 p.m.
Starting September 16, 2015
Center 50+
Cost: $2 per session
For more information, call 503-588-6303
09/16/2015-06/30/2016Flyer 
TRAVEL OPPORTUNITY - MT HOOD RAILROAD
Mt Hood Railroad
'Western Train Robbery"
Saturday, September 17, 2016
Depart Center 50+ 8:30 a.m.
Return Center 50+: 5:30 p.m.
Cost: $95
Includes transportation, driver gratuity, train ride, lunch, and entertainment.
For more information, call 503-588-6303 or kyates@cityofsalem.net.
09/17/2016 
TRAVEL OPPORTUNITY - EXTENDED TRIPS
Netherlands, Belgium & Paris
Featuring historic Bruges
Additional highlights include Amsterdam, Hortus Botanicus, Volendam, Brussels, Bruges Walking Tour or Canal Cruise, Paris, Seine River Cruise, Giverny
September 19-29, 2016
For more information contact Kris Yates at 503-588-6303 or kyates@cityofsalem.net
Sponsored by Friends of the Salem Senior Center
09/19/2016Flyer 
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 
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 
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 
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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