Seniors & Center 50+

Although Center 50+ remains closed to drop-in activities, we are beginning to roll out one-on-one activities by appointment and limited activities for small groups with registered participants.  The Center offers online classes and activities as well as outreach services, including site visits with the Wellness on Wheels van.  For all activities, we strictly adhere to safety precautions required by the CDC, OHA, and Salem EOC.  Congregate meals offered Monday through Friday at Center 50+ 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
May 17
Center 50+ Computer Class - Introduction to the Internet2:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.Center 50+
2615 Portland RD NE
Salem OR 97301

Bring in your own mobile device such as a smartphone, laptop, notebook, or tablet, to Center 50+ for this free, in-person computer class. You may also attend from home, using your device. Instructor Steve Boston has 40 years of experience as an educator and can help you get familiar with connecting to the internet. If you wish to sign up, please contact us at the email address or phone number provided below.

Presenter: Instructor Steve Boston

Phone: 503-588-6303

May 18
Family Caregiver Seminar - Understanding Alzheimer's Disease12:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.Virtual Meeting

"Dementia Conversations" is the topic of this month's free seminar for unpaid family caregivers. When someone is showing signs of dementia, it’s time to talk. This class is designed to help you talk with your family about some challenging and often uncomfortable topics around Alzheimer’s and dementia, such as: going to the doctor to get a diagnosis or medical care; deciding when it is necessary to stop driving; and making plans for managing finances and legal documents to be sure the person’s wishes are carried out and the costs of future care are covered. Join us and learn some tips for breaking the ice and setting the stage for meaningful and productive conversations about dementia. Please call or email to register. Presented in partnership with the Among Friends Adult Day Respite and Time with Friends Programs with additional support by NorthWest Senior & Disability Services.

Presenter: Alzheimer's Association, Lisa Haines

Phone: 503-588-6303

May 19
Let's Talk Books! Virtual Book Club for Adults12:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.Digital Meeting

Sign up to receive the Zoom links to participate in the virtual book club! Copies of the eBooks are available in unlimited quantities on Library2Go (the Libby app).* Join us as we discuss the following books:

Noon-1 p.m. Wednesday, April 21: Bitter Orange by Claire Fuller | On Zoom

Noon-1 p.m. Wednesday, May 19: Here Comes the Sun by Nicole Dennis-Benn | On Zoom

Noon-1 p.m. Wednesday, June 16: Long Flight Home by Alan Hlad | On Zoom

*OverDrive, the company behind the Oregon Digital Library Consortium's eBook platform Library2Go, has made some eBook titles available for unlimited checkouts through the middle of December 2021. If you're unsure how to download a library eBook through Library2Go, please email [email protected] for detailed instructions or call (503) 588-6315 and leave a message for a library staff member to call you back.

Phone: 503-588-6315

May 21
Libraries Night Out: Oregon Edition with Eileen Garvin and J. Ryan Stradal 7:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.Digital Meeting

Eileen Garvin discusses her new book, The Music of Bees, with J. Ryan Stradal, author of The Lager Queen of Minnesota. Sign up to receive the Zoom link here.

Phone: 503-588-6315

May 24
Healthy Living Zoom Lecture - Building Healthy Habits12:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.Virtual Meeting

Do you want to learn how to build healthy lifestyle habits into your daily life? Establishing regular healthy habits can improve your longevity as well as your quality of life. Join Certified Personal Trainer and Group Fitness Instructor Cheryl Werth in this 1-hr ZOOM lecture as she discusses the keys to sustainable healthy habits. Learn strategies to make your new habits stick and develop a plan to reach your goals. Walk away with the tools you need to make new positive life style habits.

Cost: $ 5

Presenter: Cheryl Worth, Certified Personal Trainer

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 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.
2615 Portland RD NE
Salem OR 97301
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