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.

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What’s happening
May 22
Spring Book Sale - Friends of Salem Public Library1:00 p.m.4:30 p.m.Anderson Rooms A&B
Salem Public Library
585 Liberty ST SE
Salem OR 97301

The Friends of Salem Public Library Spring Book Sale is back! We have been saving our books for this popular event. From children’s, nonfiction, classic literature and genre, we have it at this two-weekend sale!

  • 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Friday, May 13 & Saturday, May 14
  • 1-4:30 p.m. Sunday, May 15
  • 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Friday, May 20 & Saturday, May 21
  • 1-4:30 p.m. Sunday, May 22

Shoppers can browse thousands of gently used and like-new curated books, with prices of $1.25 for hardcover, 75 cents for paperback, 50 cents for children’s and teens. Audio Visual items are 50 cents to $1! Choices include fiction and nonfiction books in all genres, and recent bestsellers. VISA/Mastercard will be accepted, as well as cash and checks.

Our Spring Book Sale is the Friends of Salem Public Library’s major fundraiser each year. Volunteers staff our Spring and Fall Book Sales, and many volunteer year-round. For more information about our sale, our store, or volunteering please call 503-362-1755 or contact us through our website: salemfriends.org

Phone: 503-588-6315

May 24
The War on Ukraine: Voices of Resistance5:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.Loucks Auditorium
Salem Public Library
585 Liberty ST SE
Salem OR 97301

A timely presentation on the war in Ukraine from Sarah Clovis Bishop, Willamette University's Associate Professor of Russian. Her talk will highlight the war's impact on ordinary citizens and their acts of dissent.

Phone: 503-588-6315

May 30
City Holiday

Some City offices closed for holiday observance.

Jun. 02
Fully Booked! Book Club 5:30 p.m.6:30 p.m.Salem Public Library Main Branch

Read and discuss the featured book during our monthly Thursday evening adult book club. Free and open to the public. Copies of the book can be checked out at the first floor "ask here" desk. Meetings will take place in the Collaboration Space on the Plaza Level.

Phone: 503-588-6315

Jun. 03
Craft & Chat: Casual Drop-In Social for Adults11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.Salem Public Library Main Branch
585 Liberty ST SE
Salem OR 97301

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

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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.
2615 Portland RD NE
Salem OR 97301
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