Seniors & Center 50+

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.

What’s happening
Oct. 19
Annual Fall Book Sale10:00 a.m.5:30 p.m.Anderson Rooms A&B
Salem Public Library
585 Liberty ST SE
Salem OR 97301

Friends of Salem Public Library Annual Fall Book Sale - 20,000+ books sorted by subject - Specialty Collection with individually prices rare and collectible books featuring a Mark Twin collection - Silent auction of miscellaneous items, artwork, and retired Children’s Discovery Room items Friends Night at the Fall Book Sale—4-8:30 p.m. Thursday, October 17 (Memberships available at the door) Fall Book Sale—10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. October 18 and 19 $4-Bag Day—1-4:30 p.m. Sunday, October 20 Proceeds support programs at the Salem Public Library.

Phone: 503-588-6315

Oct. 20
Annual Fall Book Sale1:00 p.m.4:30 p.m.Anderson Rooms A&B
Salem Public Library
585 Liberty ST SE
Salem OR 97301

Friends of Salem Public Library Annual Fall Book Sale - 20,000+ books sorted by subject - Specialty Collection with individually prices rare and collectible books featuring a Mark Twin collection - Silent auction of miscellaneous items, artwork, and retired Children’s Discovery Room items Friends Night at the Fall Book Sale—4-8:30 p.m. Thursday, October 17 (Memberships available at the door) Fall Book Sale—10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. October 18 and 19 $4-Bag Day—1-4:30 p.m. Sunday, October 20 Proceeds support programs at the Salem Public Library.

Phone: 503-588-6315

Oct. 23
Cancelled - Literary Discussion Group1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.Plaza Room
Salem Public Library
585 Liberty ST SE
Salem OR 97301

Join other readers to discuss contemporary and classic literature. Free and open to the public. Note: Beginning with the October 9 meeting, the weekly meetings of the Literary Discussion Group will move to the IKE Box, 299 Cottage St. NE.

Phone: 503-588-6315

Cancelled - Scrabble Club5:45 p.m.8:30 p.m.Conference Room
Salem Public Library
585 Liberty ST SE
Salem OR 97301

Weekly games are played by National Scrabble Association Tournament rules.

Note: Beginning Wednesday, November 6, Scrabble Club meetings will be moved to Broadway Commons.

Phone: 503-364-7724

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Oct. 24
Cancelled - Writers Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow12:30 p.m.3:30 p.m.Plaza Room
Salem Public Library

WYTT members write novels, short stories, memoirs, poetry, etc. The group offers participants a chance to read and listen.

Beginning with the October 3 meeting, weekly meetings of Writers Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow will move to St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 1444 Liberty St. SE.

Phone: 503-371-1366

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Center 50+
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.
Sunday CLOSED
2615 Portland RD NE
Salem OR 97301
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