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
Feb. 22
Salem Reads: AAUW Speech Contest for girls in grades 10 and 119:30 a.m.1:30 p.m.Chemeketa Community College
Bldg 20
Rm 121
4000 Lancaster DR NE
Salem
OR

American Association of University Women, Salem will host a speech contest, which asks 10th and 11th grade girls to read Piecing Me Together and write a six-minute speech on racism, equality or opportunity for girls and women in the United States. Compete with other girls to win prizes of $500, $300, or $200. Essay writers should register by February 1 at the AAUW website

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Phone: 503-588-6315

Feb. 24
Family Caregiver Seminar - "The Language of Dementia"2:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.Center 50+
2615 Portland RD NE
Salem OR 97301

"The Language of Dementia" is the theme of this month's free Understanding Alzheimer's Disease seminar for family caregivers. Join us and learn how to use verbal and non-verbal communication to minimize frustration and anger for both the caregiver and the person with dementia. Have more knowledge, skills, confidence, harmony and peace in your caregiving experience. Presented in partnership with the Among Friends Adult Day Respite and Time with Friends Programs, with additional support by NorthWest Senior & Disability Services.

Presenter: Dara Queen, Community Relations Director at Senior Helpers

Phone: 503-588-6303

Feb. 25
Salem Reads: Priced Out Documentary Film7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.Grand Theatre
191 High St NE
Salem
OR 97301

Salem Progressive Film Series presents a film exploring the complexities of gentrification. Priced Out (2017) is a heartbreaking documentary of the history of housing discrimination in Portland and the personal impact it has on residents. There will be a moderated discussion following the film.

This event is a part of the monthlong 2020 Salem Reads: One Community, One Book project, focusing on the book Piecing Me Together by Renée Watson. Salem Reads is an annual project of the Salem Public Library Foundation.

Phone: 503-588-6315

Feb. 26
Salem Reads: Bias and Kids - How Do Our Prejudices Affect Our Children?6:30 p.m.8:00 p.m.Bush Elementary School Gymnasium
410 14th ST SE
Salem
OR

Verónika Nuñez and Kyrié Kellett lead a bilingual Spanish conversation. As parents, family members, teachers, neighbors and voters – how do our biases influence how we interact with the children in our lives and communities? We will reflect on how our biases – conscious and unconscious – shape everything from our subtle interactions with the kids we care for to the way we make political decisions that influence children in our society.

This event is a part of the monthlong 2020 Salem Reads: One Community, One Book project, focusing on the book Piecing Me Together by Renée Watson. Salem Reads is an annual project of the Salem Public Library Foundation.

Phone: 503-588-6315

Feb. 27
Salem Reads: Open Mic Night - Tell Your Truth, Part 27:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.Taproot Lounge & Café
356 State ST
Salem
OR 97301

Take inspiration from Piecing Me Together and tell your truth. Come share a poem, song, story, skit, jam, joke, or just come to listen and appreciate. Everyone is invited to be a part of this open mic partnership between Taproot Lounge and Salem Reads, celebrating the book’s themes of identity, strength, taking action, and artistic expression.

This event is a part of the monthlong 2020 Salem Reads: One Community, One Book project, focusing on the book Piecing Me Together by Renée Watson. Salem Reads is an annual project of the Salem Public Library Foundation.

Phone: 503-588-6315

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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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