Increase Your Skills with Center 50+ Classes

Center 50+ is a non-membership community center that offers classes, services, health and wellness opportunities, meals, and special events to adults age 50 and older.

The Fisher Institute for Wellness and Gerontology, Ball State University concept of “7 Dimensions of Wellness” inspires Center 50+ Lifelong Learning programming. We encourage a holistic approach to wellness which involves continually learning and making choices that help you to live life to the fullest and to be your best self in a variety of ways.

Learning new hobbies and interests is a rewarding experience for adults of all ages. In addition to fitness and computer classes, Center 50+ give you the chance to develop or increase your knowledge and skills.

Download Center 50+ Program Guide

Sign-up online for Center 50+ Programs  

Artisan arts and crafts

Explore your artistic side with classes like these:

  • Lapidary (turning rocks into precious stones)
  • Woodworking
  • Silversmithing
  • Woodcarving
  • Duck decoy carving
  • Pine needle baskets
  • Jewelry beading
  • Acrylic and watercolor painting
  • Floral arranging

Check the calendar and the current program guide for detailed descriptions, dates, and costs.

Personal enrichment

Focus on your skills and personal development with classes like these:

  • AARP driver safety
  • Spanish
  • Ukelele strum
  • Writing your life story
  • Meditation
  • Theater art studies
  • Gardening
  • History
Applying paint to canvas with brush

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Center 50+
Center 50+ is now open for scheduled activities. For all activities, we strictly adhere to current safety precautions required by the CDC and OHA. The Center offers in-person and online classes and outreach services, including site visits with the Wellness on Wheels van. Currently meals are offered Monday through Friday at Center 50+ through a drive-up option. For more information on Marion-Polk Food Share meals-on-wheels and drive-up meal programs, contact MPFS at 503-364-2856.
2615 Portland RD NE
Salem OR 97301
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