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.

Center 50+ Update

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What’s happening
Sep. 22
Exploring Together: A Focus on Race and Racism6:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.Digital Meeting

Talking about race and racism 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 race and racism 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: Systemic Racism and White Privilege (July 28-DONE) Session 2: Race and the Criminal Justice System (August 25-DONE) Session 3: The History of Racism in America and Oregon (September 22) Sign up to get Exploring Together Zoom login information by email on the morning of the discussion. We ask that participants prepare by reading, listening to, or watching at least one of the recommended resource for the discussion, as listed at the top of the sign-up form.

Phone: 503-588-6315

Sep. 23
Writer's Group - Center 50+ online chat group1:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.Virtual Meeting

Have your children ever said to you - you tell such great stories, you should write them down! This group will help you to do that very thing. Please come and join us - its free! Meet people and share your stories; it's an easy way to get ideas and is lots of fun. To attend chat groups, you'll need internet connection, either a laptop or desktop computer with camera and microphone, a smartphone or tablet. To sign up, you must email your name, phone number, and the name of the class you wish to attend to [email protected] Within two business days you'll receive a Zoom meeting link and instructions.

Phone: 503-588-6303

Sep. 24
Bingo - Center 50+ online chat group1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.Virtual Meeting

First, we will all say Hi! Then we'll jump into our bingo and play 4-6 games. Its free to play. We can't play for cash, but you can win coupons for classes and events when Center 50+ is able to open back up, also some very sweet bags filled with great Center 50+ SWAG. You can download your own bingo card off the internet, or call to have one emailed to you before the event. Be sure to pop your popcorn and have your personal beverage ready to enjoy during the game. Any questions, please call 503-588-6349. To attend chat groups, you'll need internet connection, either a laptop or desktop computer with camera and microphone, a smartphone or tablet. To sign up, email your name, phone number, and the name of the group you wish to attend to [email protected] Within two business days you'll receive a Zoom meeting link and instructions.

Phone: 503-588-6303

TED Talks - Center 50+ online chat group5:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.Virtual Meeting

TED Talks are free - pull up a chair, get to your computer, and let's meet online! Meet new people with different ideas. Few people know what TED Talks are. Did you know? Technology, Entertainment, and Design. If you are one who enjoys engaging conversation with an open mind, this group is for you! To attend chat groups, you'll need internet connection, either a laptop or desktop computer with camera and microphone, a smartphone or tablet. To sign up, you must email your name, phone number, and the name of the class you wish to attend to [email protected] Within two business days you'll receive a Zoom meeting link and instructions.

Phone: 503-588-6303

Sep. 25
Carve and Chat - Center 50+ online woodcarving chat group1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.Virtual Meeting

Check in with other woodcarvers, share what you have been working on and also sit and carve together, virtually. Its free, and it doesn't take a huge group to make this fun. This is not an instructor-led group. We welcome newcomers and hope to see all the woodcarving club and class members join in. To attend weekly chat groups, you'll need internet connection, either a laptop or desktop computer with camera and microphone, a smartphone or tablet. To sign up, you must email your name, phone number, and the name of the class you wish to attend to [email protected] Within two business days you'll receive a Zoom meeting link and instructions.

Phone: 503-588-6303

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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 https://www.facebook.com/center50plus/ 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.
Sunday CLOSED
2615 Portland RD NE
Salem OR 97301
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