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
Apr. 14
Center 50+ Spring Makeover Event11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.Virtual Meeting

Join us for a fun Zoom event and door prizes! Presentations by Medical Center Eye Clinic: Dry, Itchy, Water Eyes - choose BlephEx. Selecting the Perfect Pair of Glasses for a New Spring Look. Presentation by Bella Rose Medi Spa: Skin Rejuvenation. $5 registration fee supports Center 50+ through Friends of Center 50+.

Phone: 503-588-6303

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Apr. 16
Center 50+ class: Polymer Clay - Blending Clay Colors and Caning10:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.Virtual Meeting

Learn to make a simple Skinner Blend using only 2 colors to create a Retro designed cane that can be used for all kinds of projects. We will make a small collage or pendant for our project.  Needed supplies are found on the registration page.

Cost: $ 14

Phone: 503-588-6303

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Apr. 20
Breathing Basics - Center 50+ Health & Wellness class10:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.Virtual Meeting

Breathing would seem to be the easiest, most basic human function, but breathing correctly takes practice. In this 1-hour ZOOM meeting, Certified Yoga Instructor Kaye Floyd will guide you through several breathing exercises designed to help you breath more efficiently, improve your blood flow and clear your mind. Leave this ZOOM meeting feeling refreshed and breathing easy.

Cost: $ 5

Presenter: Kaye Floyd, Certified Yoga Instructor

Phone: 503-588-6321

Center 50+ Presentation: Let's Talk Travel - Next Stop Germany1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.Virtual Meeting

Join amateur photographer Ed Peteros as he takes you to places in Germany and invites you to explore the splendor of little towns, century old churches and mystical castles along the Rhine River. Through his still photographs, scenic locations and remote landscapes come alive. This armchair travel ZOOM will not only be comfortable to view at home, but a fun new way to start planning your next trip! Click "Learn more" below to register online. Registration fee: $5.

Phone: 503-588-6303

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Apr. 21
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

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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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