Center 50+ could not exist without volunteers. If you have a few hours a week and an interest in helping your community, review the Center 50+ Volunteer Handbook and contact the Center 50+ volunteer coordinator.  You can also complete the Center 50+ Volunteer Application and return it to Center 50+.

Friendship Brigade

The Friendship Brigade recruits, trains, and connects caring volunteers with isolated seniors living in local community care and nursing facilities. To become a visiting volunteer please complete the Friendship Brigade Application and section 2 of the DHS background Check Request (MSC 0301QED). Sign up for our next orientation/training today! Orientation/training schedule:

  • Second Monday 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
  • Fourth Saturday 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

To learn more, contact program coordinator Heidi Miller by email.

Respite

Center 50+ Respite program staff and volunteers provide a caring, supportive, and safe environment for individuals living with mild to moderate Alzheimer's disease and related dementia while caregivers receive a five-hour break from caregiving responsibilities. Assist with activities and encourage social connections.

Home help

You can help those who can't come directly to the center:

  • Fix-it brigade – Minor home repairs (ie: deadbolts, peepholes, etc.)
  • Friendly home callers make scheduled phone calls and/or home visits to homebound adults 50 years old or older.

Friends boutique

Volunteers help sell consignment and donated goods for our boutique. Some record keeping and organization is involved. You would also use a cash register and credit card machine.

Classes

If you have a particular skill, talent, or can teach Computer Basics for example, contact us and let us know.

Special events

Volunteers are needed to help with special events and other short-term projects.

Center 50+ Respite program has volunteer openings for one day a week (either Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday at 10:00am-3:30 or 4:00pm).

Volunteers for one-time events are always available. Contact the Volunteer Coordinator for more information: [email protected] or 503-588-6303. (volunteer application required).

What's happening
Aug. 13
Acrylic Basics on Demand - Center 50+ online classVirtual Meeting

In this class recording you’ll learn the fundamentals of painting with acrylic medium; Types of Materials and Supplies, Techniques, Color Theory, Styles, Terms, Composition and More. Instructor Brigitte will demonstrate a complete painting of a pear. You’ll need a computer, smartphone or tablet to view your on-demand class recording, which is about an hour and a half in length. It can be played at your own convenience, as many times as you wish, until July 1, 2021. Within two business days after registering, you’ll receive an email with the class recording link. You do not have to buy any art supplies before you view the recording. The instructor will contact you to talk about an art supply list. This class is the pre-requisite for on-line Acrylic Art classes offered by instructor Brigitte Miller.

Cost: $ 14

Presenter: Bridget Miller

Phone: 503-588-6303

Aug. 14
Acrylic Basics on Demand - Center 50+ online classVirtual Meeting

In this class recording you’ll learn the fundamentals of painting with acrylic medium; Types of Materials and Supplies, Techniques, Color Theory, Styles, Terms, Composition and More. Instructor Brigitte will demonstrate a complete painting of a pear. You’ll need a computer, smartphone or tablet to view your on-demand class recording, which is about an hour and a half in length. It can be played at your own convenience, as many times as you wish, until July 1, 2021. Within two business days after registering, you’ll receive an email with the class recording link. You do not have to buy any art supplies before you view the recording. The instructor will contact you to talk about an art supply list. This class is the pre-requisite for on-line Acrylic Art classes offered by instructor Brigitte Miller.

Cost: $ 14

Presenter: Bridget Miller

Phone: 503-588-6303

Aug. 17
Acrylic Basics on Demand - Center 50+ online classVirtual Meeting

In this class recording you’ll learn the fundamentals of painting with acrylic medium; Types of Materials and Supplies, Techniques, Color Theory, Styles, Terms, Composition and More. Instructor Brigitte will demonstrate a complete painting of a pear. You’ll need a computer, smartphone or tablet to view your on-demand class recording, which is about an hour and a half in length. It can be played at your own convenience, as many times as you wish, until July 1, 2021. Within two business days after registering, you’ll receive an email with the class recording link. You do not have to buy any art supplies before you view the recording. The instructor will contact you to talk about an art supply list. This class is the pre-requisite for on-line Acrylic Art classes offered by instructor Brigitte Miller.

Cost: $ 14

Presenter: Bridget Miller

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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