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
Oct. 26
Resilience - Bend But Don't Break - Center 50+ presentation10:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.Virtual Meeting

Dr. Tom went from working in the trenches fighting tooth decay to now fighting truth decay. From working in a dental cavity to now working in a mental cavity. He provides an entertaining and thoughtful look at real life stressors, providing real life solutions. You will leave ready to take on these challenging days with resiliency. Advance registration required. You'll need a smartphone, computer or tablet to take part in this Zoom presentation. Register online and a Zoom link will be emailed to you with a Zoom guide and more.

Cost: $ 10

Presenter: Dr. Thomas Turisch, the Doc of Communication

Phone: 503-588-6303

Read a Book & Chat with the Author: "DERAILED" - Center 50+ event1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.Virtual Meeting

Let's experience book reading in a whole new way; read "Derailed" and Zoom chat with Mary Keliikoa. Mary is a mystery writer, and this book, her first, was picked by the 2020 Quarantine Book Club. It begins a 3-book series set in Portland, Oregon. "Derailed" can be purchased on Amazon or your local bookstore. Best to read by class date. A Zoom meeting invitation will be sent to you a several days ahead of class. You'll need internet connection, either a laptop or desktop computer with camera & microphone, tablet or smartphone. Registration cost is $5. Dimensions of Wellness: Social, Intellectual and Emotional

Phone: 503-588-6303

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Oct. 27
Acrylic Painting - Center 50+ online class10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.Digital 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. Class will be held utilizing GoToMeeting. After students have registered for class, instructor Bridget Miller will send more information via email or phone. Last date to register for class is the Friday before each Tuesday class.

Cost: $ 14

Presenter: Instructor Bridget Miller

Phone: 503-588-6303

Intermediate Smartphones & Tablets - Center 50+ online course begins1:30 p.m.3:30 p.m.Virtual Meeting

This 4-week intermediate course will be held Tuesdays from Oct 27 to Nov 17. It will teach you how to use some of the more complicated apps on your device, like maps, calendar, camera and internet. Please have your device charged, make sure you have email set up, and have necessary passwords ready. All operating systems and carriers welcome. Classes will be held utilizing Zoom. In order to attend online classes, you'll need internet connection, either a laptop computer, desktop computer with camera and microphone, smartphone or tablet. After you register for this course, you'll receive an email within 3 business days, with a link and instructions how to get onto a Zoom meeting. Any questions, call 503-588-6349.

Cost: $ 56

Presenter: Breanna Weston of Digital Natives

Phone: 503-588-6303

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Exploring Together: A Focus on Homelessness6:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.Digital Meeting

Talking about homelessness is often uncomfortable, sometimes confusing, and almost always difficult. Salem Public Library invites you to get uncomfortable with us as we provide an opportunity for community members to do the important work of exploring homelessness in America. 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: Misconceptions of Homelessness (October 27) Session 2: History of Poverty (November 17) Session 3: Social Resources and Help (December 15)

We ask that you prepare for these discussions by reading or watching at least one entry from the suggested resources list. The resource list for the upcoming meeting can be found at the top of the registration form.

Sign up to get Exploring Together Zoom login information by email on the morning of the discussion.

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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