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 Video
Download Center 50+ Program Guide
Sign-up online for Center 50+ Programs
Can you use Microsoft Word? Center 50+ presents this online 3-class course, which will be held Tuesdays, December 1, 8, 15. Class will cover styles, paragraph spacing, pictures, tables, and lots of other tidbits that make using Microsoft Word easier. After you register for this course, you'll be emailed a Zoom Guide and a link to a tutorial that shows you how to get onto a Zoom meeting.
Email: [email protected]
Talking about homelessness 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 homelessness 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: Misconceptions of Homelessness (October 27)
Session 2: History of Poverty (November 17)
Session 3: Social Resources and Help (December 15)
We ask that you prepare for these discussions by reading or watching at least one entry from the suggested resources list. The resource list for the upcoming meeting can be found at the top of the registration form.
Sign up to get Exploring Together Zoom login information by email on the morning of the discussion.
City offices, Center 50+, and the Salem Public Library will be closed for the holiday observance.
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