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.

Download the Center 50+ Program Guide

Sign-up online for Center 50+ Programs  

What’s happening
Jul. 07
Cancelled - 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.

Acrylic Painting - Center 50+ online class10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.Virtual Meeting

You will enjoy painting a portrait of either a landscape, floral, animal seascape or still life. In order to attend this class online, you will need a laptop computer, desk computer with camera and microphone, smartphone, or tablet. Class will be held utilizing GoToMeeting. After students have registered for class, instructor Bridget Miller will send more information via email or phone. Last date to register for class is the Friday before each Tuesday class.

Cost: $ 14

Presenter: Instructor Bridget Miller

Phone: 503-588-6303

Visit Salem PL Island on Animal Crossing3:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.Animal Crossing

Hey, Salem! Have you been escaping to Animal Crossing during quarantine? We've been busy building a Salem Public Library Island and would love a visit from you! We'll open the gates to our Salem PL Island from 3-5 p.m. Tuesday, July 7. Come visit!! Liv the Librarian will be on hand to answer IRL reference questions. You can take your picture in our virtual library, swap in-game recipes, and just have a look around. Check back on our Facebookpage. We'll post your Dodo code to join at 3 p.m. Tuesday, July 7. ¡Hola, Salem! ¿Ha estado escapando a Animal Crossing durante la cuarentena? ¡Hemos estado ocupados construyendo una Isla de la Biblioteca Pública de Salem y nos encantaría una visita! Abriremos las puertas de nuestra isla Salem PL desde las 3-5 p.m. el martes 7 de julio. ¡Ven visitarnos! Liv, la bibliotecaria, estará disponible para responder a las preguntas de referencia del mundo real. Puede tomarse una foto en nuestra biblioteca virtual, intercambiar recetas del juego y echarnos un vistazo. Visite nuestra página de Facebook. Visite nuestra página de Facebookpage. Publicaremos el código Dodo para unirnos a las 3 p.m. el martes 7 de julio.

Phone: 503-588-6315

Jul. 08
Live Book Suggestions: TV and Movie Edition4:00 p.m.5:30 p.m.On Facebook - @spl.oregon

Wish you could find a book that gives you the same feels as your favorite TV or movie? We're here to help! A team of Salem Public Librarians will be available live online from 4-5:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 8 to make the connection. We'll help find books available through our digital download systems (Libby and cloudLibrary). Bonus - we promise at least one will be available to download right now!

We’ll be taking requests on Facebook by email at [email protected] We'd love to hear from you!!

Phone: 503-588-6315

Jul. 14
Acrylic Painting - Center 50+ online class10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.Virtual Meeting

You will enjoy painting a portrait of either a landscape, floral, animal seascape or still life. In order to attend this class online, you will need a laptop computer, desk computer with camera and microphone, smartphone, or tablet. Class will be held utilizing GoToMeeting. After students have registered for class, instructor Bridget Miller will send more information via email or phone. Last date to register for class is the Friday before each Tuesday class.

Cost: $ 14

Presenter: Instructor Bridget Miller

Phone: 503-588-6303

Contact us

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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