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. 27
Salem Reads - Everyday Biking in Salem: Now a Virtual Event!10:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.Digital Meeting

With our public library still closed due to COVID-19 restrictions, our Everyday Biking Program is going digital! The public is invited to a panel and small groups discussion covering many areas of interest in biking. Local advocates and experienced riders will give info and answer questions on a variety of topics: rules of the road, best Salem routes, commuting by bike, recreational riding, biking clubs/communities, bike mechanics/gear, riding bikes with children, and Neighborhood Greenways. After short introductions, we will use breakout rooms to allow each participant to dig into the topic/s of their choice in this flexible event.

Sign up now to receive the Zoom login information by email on the day before the event: https://bit.ly/SR-event-signup

Following the program, all participants are invited to pick up a gift bag between noon and 5 p.m. Saturday, February 27 at NW Hub. Gifts have been generously donated by Bike Peddler, Life Source, Salem Bike Boulevard Advocates, and the Salem Public Library Foundation.

Phone: 503-588-6315

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Mar. 23
Exploring Together: Supporting the LGBTQIA+ Community6:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.Digital Meeting

Salem Public Library invites you join us as we continue a three-part discussion series focused on supporting the LGBTQIA+ community. Participants can prepare using resources available through the library and the Internet. 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: Today & Yesterday (January 21); Session 2: Understanding LGBTQIA+ (February 23); Session 3: Effective Allyship (March 23). We ask that you prepare for these discussions by reading or watching at least one entry from the suggested resources list for each month. Sign up at https://bit.ly/exploringtogether to get the list of resources and receive the Zoom login information by email on the morning of the discussion.

Phone: 503-588-6315

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.

Apr. 27
Exploring Together: Supporting the LGBTQIA+ Community6:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.Digital Meeting

Salem Public Library invites you join us as we continue a three-part discussion series focused on supporting the LGBTQIA+ community. Participants can prepare using resources available through the library and the Internet.

Sign up at https://bit.ly/exploringtogether to receive the Zoom login information by email on the morning of the discussion.

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: Today & Yesterday (January 26)

Session 2: Understanding LGBTQIA+ (February 23)

Session 3: Effective Allyship (March 23)

We ask that you prepare for these discussions by reading or watching at least one entry from the suggested resources list for each month. To view the resource list for the upcoming month, visit the event sign up at: https://bit.ly/exploringtogether

Phone: 503-588-6315

May 04
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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