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
Aug. 11
Visit Salem PL Island in Animal Crossing4:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.On Facebook - @spl.oregon

Hey, Salem! 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 4-6 p.m. Tuesday, August 11. 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 on our Facebookpage.

We'll post your Dodo code to join at 4 p.m. Tuesday, August 11. ¡Hola, Salem! ¡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 4-6 p.m. el martes 11 de agosto. ¡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 Facebookpage.

Publicaremos el código Dodo para unirnos a las el martes 11 de agosto.

Phone: 503-588-6315

Acrylic Basics on Demand - Center 50+ online classVirtual Meeting

In this class recording you’ll learn the fundamentals of painting with acrylic medium; Types of Materials and Supplies, Techniques, Color Theory, Styles, Terms, Composition and More. Instructor Brigitte will demonstrate a complete painting of a pear. You’ll need a computer, smartphone or tablet to view your on-demand class recording. It can be played at your own convenience, as many times as you wish, until July 1, 2021. Within two business days after registering, you’ll receive an email with the class recording link. You do not have to buy any art supplies before you view the recording. The instructor will contact you to talk about an art supply list. This class is the pre-requisite for on-line Acrylic Art classes offered by instructor Brigitte Miller.

Cost: $ 14

Presenter: Bridget Miller

Phone: 503-588-6303

Aug. 12
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

Live Book Suggestions: Childhood Favorites Edition4:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.On Facebook - @spl.oregon

Tell us your favorite childhood book and we'll send you 3-4 personalized book suggestions that are at your current reading level, but will bring you the same feels! A team of SPL librarians will be live at your fingertips from 4-6 p.m. Wednesday, August 12. Watch for our live post at 4 p.m. to make your request in the comments or email us anytime at [email protected]

Phone: 503-588-6315

Acrylic Basics on Demand - Center 50+ online classVirtual Meeting

In this class recording you’ll learn the fundamentals of painting with acrylic medium; Types of Materials and Supplies, Techniques, Color Theory, Styles, Terms, Composition and More. Instructor Brigitte will demonstrate a complete painting of a pear. You’ll need a computer, smartphone or tablet to view your on-demand class recording. It can be played at your own convenience, as many times as you wish, until July 1, 2021. Within two business days after registering, you’ll receive an email with the class recording link. You do not have to buy any art supplies before you view the recording. The instructor will contact you to talk about an art supply list. This class is the pre-requisite for on-line Acrylic Art classes offered by instructor Brigitte Miller.

Cost: $ 14

Presenter: Bridget Miller

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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