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.

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What’s happening
Feb. 06
Salem Reads - How to Find Your New Best Friend: Pet Adoption Information Session2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.Digital Meeting

Join members of the Willamette Humane Society and Marion County Dog Services staff as they discuss adopting a shelter pet. They’ll answer questions such as: What is the life of a shelter dog like? What are the benefits of adopting an adult dog instead of a puppy? What kinds of backgrounds do rescue animals have? What do I need to know to ensure a dog is a good fit? How long does it take to settle in and bond with an adopted animal? Do I have to do dog sports to keep my pet happy and exercised? Sign up now to receive the Zoom login information by email on the morning of the event. Salem Reads: One Book, One Community is sponsored by the Salem Public Library Foundation. Events are planned throughout the month of February 2021 that explore the topics and themes of the book Walking with Peety by Eric O'Grey.

Phone: 503-588-6315

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Feb. 09
Salem Reads: Virtual Book Club7:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.Digital Meeting

Pass a pleasant evening in the comfort of your own home while sharing your thoughts about the story and themes of Walking with Peety. Sign up now to receive the Zoom login information by email on the morning of the event. Salem Reads: One Book, One Community is sponsored by the Salem Public Library Foundation. Events are planned throughout the month of February 2021 that explore the topics and themes of the book Walking with Peety by Eric O'Grey.

Phone: 503-588-6315

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Feb. 15
President's Day

City offices, Center 50+, and the Salem Public Library will be closed for the holiday observance.

Mar. 02
Center 50+ Advisory Commission Meeting9:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.Center 50+
2615 Portland RD NE
Salem OR 97301

Public meeting held the first Tuesday of every month.

Agenda: An agenda for this meeting is not yet available.

Phone: 503-588-6303

This is an open, public meeting or public hearing at an accessible location. Special accommodations are available, upon request, for persons with disabilities. Services may be requested for sign language interpretation or languages other than English. To request accommodations or services, please call 503-588-6303 at least two business days prior to the meeting.

Apr. 06
Center 50+ Advisory Commission Meeting9:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.Center 50+
2615 Portland RD NE
Salem OR 97301

Public meeting held the first Tuesday of every month.

Agenda: An agenda for this meeting is not yet available.

Phone: 503-588-6303

This is an open, public meeting or public hearing at an accessible location. Special accommodations are available, upon request, for persons with disabilities. Services may be requested for sign language interpretation or languages other than English. To request accommodations or services, please call 503-588-6303 at least two business days prior to the meeting.

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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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