Seniors & Center 50+

Center 50+ has closed to the public. Congregate meals offered Monday through Friday at Center 50+ will continue through a drive-up option.  Follow Center50plus on Facebook for additional information. Check the City's COVID-19 information center for all City service impacts.

An important part of staying healthy as you age is staying engaged physically and socially. The City of Salem along with concerned citizens, and the 501(c)3 nonprofit Friends of Center 50+, collaborated to create Center 50+ as a non-membership community center providing programs and services to adults age 50 and older. Other programs throughout the City provide help in specialized areas.

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What’s happening
Jan. 25
"Let's Talk Travel" - First Stop - Hawaii10:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.Virtual Meeting

We will soon be able to travel again, and during these next few months you may want to start looking at some wonderful destinations that are awaiting you! All dreamers are welcome, just attend the Zoom meeting and visit with other travelers who will share their tips and "must sees." Each session will have a host and a special guest. After you register you'll receive a Zoom invitation and a Zoom guide, which includes a link to a How-to-Zoom tutorial. All those who attend this presentation will be put into a drawing for a Hawaiian gift basket. 7 Dimensions of Wellness: Social, Intellectual, and Emotional

Cost: $ 5

Presenter: Center 50+ staff

Phone: 503-588-6303

Jan. 26
January Acrylic Painting - Center 50+ online class10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.Virtual Meeting

You will enjoy painting a portrait of either a landscape, floral, animal seascape or still life. In order to attend this class online, you will need a laptop computer, desk computer with camera and microphone, smartphone, or tablet. After students have registered for this class the instructor will contact you and give you more information.

Cost: $ 14

Presenter: Bridget Miller

Phone: 503-588-6303

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Exploring Together: A Focus on the LGBTQIA+ Community6:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.Digital Meeting

Using resources available through the library and the Internet, Salem Public Library invites the community to explore queer political and social history, identities, and the role of allies in supporting the LGBTQIA+ community. In this series of community conversations, staff will act as facilitators and work to establish a respectful and supportive space for everyone to contribute their thoughts, share questions, and explore the ideas from the readings and videos. Each of the three discussions will have its own focus: Session 1: Today & Yesterday (January 26); Session 2: Understanding LGBTQIA+ (February 23); Session 3: Effective Allyship (March 23) We ask that you prepare for these discussions by reading or watching at least one entry from the suggested resources list for each month. Sign up and access the resource list now; you will receive the Zoom login information by email on the morning of the discussion.

Phone: 503-588-6315

Feb. 02
Center 50+ Advisory Commission Meeting9:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.Center 50+
2615 Portland RD NE
Salem OR 97301

Public meeting held the first Tuesday of every month.

Agenda: An agenda for this meeting is not yet available.

Phone: 503-588-6303

This is an open, public meeting or public hearing at an accessible location. Special accommodations are available, upon request, for persons with disabilities. Services may be requested for sign language interpretation or languages other than English. To request accommodations or services, please call 503-588-6303 at least two business days prior to the meeting.

Feb. 04
Salem Reads Author Talk: Eric O'Grey7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.Digital Meeting

Eric O’Grey will speak about Walking with Peety, his memoir, the story of finding health and love with a shelter dog. Sign up now to receive the Zoom login information by email on the morning of the event. Walking with Peety is the focus on the month-long Salem Reads: One Book, One Community project sponsored by the Salem Public Library Foundation. Events are planned throughout the month of February 2021 that explore the topics and themes of the book.

Phone: 503-588-6315

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Center 50+
​Due to concerns about the spread of COVID-19 infection, Center 50+ is closed effective Monday, March 16, 2020. Because Center 50+ serves a population considered to be at higher risk for contracting the virus, serves more than 250 people each day, and we cannot guarantee social distancing, Center 50+ will remain closed until the Oregon Health Authority deems it safe to reopen.

Congregate meals offered Monday through Friday at Center 50+ will continue through a drive-up option. Follow for virtual program offerings during this time. Call -503-588-6303.

Regular Hours suspended:
Monday 7:30 a.m–9:00 p.m.
Tuesday 7:30 a.m.–9:00 p.m.
Wednesday 7:30 a.m.–9:00 p.m.
Thursday 7:30 a.m.–9:00 p.m.
Friday 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Saturday 8:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.
2615 Portland RD NE
Salem OR 97301
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