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.

Center 50+ Update

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What’s happening
Sep. 21
Pine Needle Baskets - Center 50+ online chat group9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.Virtual Meeting

Learn how to make beautiful baskets from pine needles through peer guidance. Its free! Meet weekly and gain skills, not to mention enjoy crafting together again. To attend you'll need internet connection, either a laptop or desktop computer with camera and microphone, a smartphone or tablet. To sign up you must email your name, phone number, and the name of the class you wish to attend to [email protected] Within two business days you'll receive a Zoom meeting link and instructions. Dimensions of Wellness: Social, Physical, Intellectual, Occupational and Environmental

Phone: 503-588-6303

Sep. 22
History Drop In Group - Center 50+ online chat group10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.Virtual Meeting

If you love history, join the History Drop-in Group online. Its free. This group will meet weekly on Tuesdays to enjoy learning about interesting points in history while watching videos online. Format is casual; past topics have been "The San Francisco Earthquake of 1906" and "The History of the Texas Rangers." Each week a new topic is presented. To attend chat groups, you'll need internet connection, either a laptop or desktop computer with camera and microphone, a smartphone or tablet. To sign up, you must email your name, phone number, and the name of the class you wish to attend to [email protected] Within two business days you'll receive a Zoom meeting link and instructions.

Phone: 503-588-6303

Exploring Together: A Focus on Race and Racism6:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.Digital Meeting

Talking about race and racism is often uncomfortable, sometimes confusing, and almost always difficult. Salem Public Library invites you to get uncomfortable with us as we provide an opportunity for community members to do the important work of exploring race and racism in America. 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: Systemic Racism and White Privilege (July 28-DONE) Session 2: Race and the Criminal Justice System (August 25-DONE) Session 3: The History of Racism in America and Oregon (September 22) Sign up to get Exploring Together Zoom login information by email on the morning of the discussion. We ask that participants prepare by reading, listening to, or watching at least one of the recommended resource for the discussion, as listed at the top of the sign-up form.

Phone: 503-588-6315

Sep. 23
Writer's Group - Center 50+ online chat group1:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.Virtual Meeting

Have your children ever said to you - you tell such great stories, you should write them down! This group will help you to do that very thing. Please come and join us - its free! Meet people and share your stories; it's an easy way to get ideas and is lots of fun. To attend chat groups, you'll need internet connection, either a laptop or desktop computer with camera and microphone, a smartphone or tablet. To sign up, you must email your name, phone number, and the name of the class you wish to attend to [email protected] Within two business days you'll receive a Zoom meeting link and instructions.

Phone: 503-588-6303

Sep. 24
Bingo - Center 50+ online chat group1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.Virtual Meeting

First, we will all say Hi! Then we'll jump into our bingo and play 4-6 games. Its free to play. We can't play for cash, but you can win coupons for classes and events when Center 50+ is able to open back up, also some very sweet bags filled with great Center 50+ SWAG. You can download your own bingo card off the internet, or call to have one emailed to you before the event. Be sure to pop your popcorn and have your personal beverage ready to enjoy during the game. Any questions, please call 503-588-6349. To attend chat groups, you'll need internet connection, either a laptop or desktop computer with camera and microphone, a smartphone or tablet. To sign up, email your name, phone number, and the name of the group you wish to attend to [email protected] Within two business days you'll receive a Zoom meeting link and instructions.

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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