Center 50+ Changes Due to COVID-19

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Center 50+ is working toward a Grand Re-Opening Celebration on September 7, in tandem with the National Senior Center Event - Welcome Back & Movin’ Forward.  The Center will resume all programs, activities, and services, with the exception of the congregate meal site, which is still to be determined. Each patron will receive a welcome back packet with Frequently Asked Questions and a Center 50+ Activity Calendar.

The Center is currently offering the following items.  

  • One-on-one programs by appointment: legal aid, insurance counseling, footcare, and tech tutoring.

  • Small groups of 6 or fewer by appointment or reservation. Email [email protected].

  • Volunteer work parties of six or fewer by reservation.

  • Food Box Delivery

  • Fitness Center usage by reservation for three or fewer.

  • Pop up programs at parks and neighborhoods.

  • Outdoor activities for groups of six or fewer.

  • Front porch visits and program delivery through Wellness on Wheels.

Effective July 19, the Center proposes addition of the following activities using a hybrid model (in person, Zoom and on-demand):

  • Pool Room

  • Bingo

  • Fitness Center

  • Watercolor group

  • Caregiver Classes

  • Offer first in-person event - Summer Tea July 22nd & 23rd.

  • Focus on volunteer trainings addressing all new software and operational changes that have been implemented during COVID-19.

  • Offer trainings for patrons on class registration, patron registration, and on-line services-changes that occurred during COVID -19.

  • Meet with community rental groups and complete reservation process - to begin September 7.

  • Increase pop-up programming and community visibility.

  • Assist agency partners in transitioning programs and removing services currently housed in key program areas at the Center; i.e., MOW from main Auditorium.

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Stay home. Stay healthy.  At the City of Salem, we're following the Governor's Executive Order of March 23, 2020 and hope you will too. Check the City's COVID-19 information center for all City service impacts.


Changes at Center 50+

Building status

Currently closed to the public.  Our Center 50+ patrons, volunteers, and staff's health and safety are our top priorities. It is important that you feel Center 50+ is a safe place to visit. When the Center is allowed to re-open we will be following all recommended guidelines provided by the Oregon Health Authority and Marion County Health Department.  In order to meet your expectations, we are asking you to help by completing a short questionnaire. These answers will assist us in our final planning stage to open. Please note that we do not have a set opening date. But we know that a successful opening is reliant upon proper planning.  

Click here to complete questionnaire.

Continuing services

Meals: Congregate meals offered Monday through Friday at Center 50+ will continue through a drive-up option. 

Activities: Follow Center50plus on Facebook for virtual exercise classes and opportunities to participate in online classes.