Seniors & 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.

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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

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Sign-up online for Center 50+ Programs  

What’s happening
Jun. 11
Santiam State Forest Management: 2020 Labor Day Fires and the Future Forest1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.Loucks Auditorium
Salem Public Library

A presentation from Oregon Department of Forestry representative, Jason Cox, on the 2020 Labor Day Fires and its impact on forests, particularly the Santiam State Forest, where about 16,000 acres burned. Come learn about the scale of the fires on state-owned land, what it takes to reforest and restore recreation areas, different decisions made in impacted areas, and the restoration project at Shellburg Falls. 

Phone: 503-588-6315

Jun. 17
Craft & Chat: Casual Drop-In Social for Adults11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.Salem Public Library Main Branch

Crafting is for grown-ups too, not just kids! Adults, you are invited to a series of casual crafty meetups this summer. Connect, create, and relax with other people in an easygoing environment. All supplies for simple crafts will be provided--you just need to bring the conversation!

Phone: 503-588-6315

Jun. 18
Summer of Pride: LGBTQ+ Reading Club3:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.Salem Public Library

Using resources available through the library and the Internet, Salem Public Library invites the community to explore LGBTQIA+ history, human rights, and what the future looks like for queer and trans communities.

In this series of discussions, 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.

• June 18 – History of Pride • July 16 – Trans Rights Are Human Rights • August 20 – Queer Futures

We ask that you prepare for these discussions by reading or watching at least one entry from the suggested resources list for each month.

Phone: 503-588-6315

Jun. 20
City Holiday

Some City offices closed for holiday observance.

Jun. 25
Driftwood Mobile Craft 1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.Anderson Rooms A&B
Salem Public Library

Bring a bit of the ocean into your home! Make unique driftwood moibles to decorate your space. All materials are provided. Registration is required.

Phone: 503-588-6315

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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.
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Salem OR 97301
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