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Friends of Salem Senior Center / Center 50+

Friends of the Center 50+ was founded in 1992 and  advocates for

and supports the City of Salem Center 50+ which is a resource and community gathering place for individuals 50 and over and their caregivers. 


We value an age-friendly Salem where people can live and thrive for a lifetime. We believe the most important resource in Salem is the 50+ demographic, the group Center 50+ is designed to serve. 

Our mission is to keep this vibrant group of people healthy, involved, and engaged so they can continue to fulfill their role in our community as leaders, supporters, mentors and catalysts of change.

We have a long history of advocating for healthy aging in our community and provide vital funds to center 50+'s programs and services designed to improve one's independence, health and well-being: 

  • Health, Fitness and Wellness

  • Lifelong Learning - enrichment and growth

  • Support Groups and Respite Services 

  • Artisan Shops and hobby exploration

  • Retirement Planning

  • Technology and Career Exploration

  • Travel

  • Volunteerism - ACT NOW

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COVID 19 Update

While Center 50+'s facility has been closed to the public during COVID 19, staff and volunteers have continued to serve our community. 

The Friendship Brigade and Friendly Caller programs sponsored by the Friends of Center 50+ have been helping seniors and disabled adults throughout the community stay healthy at home during the pandemic. 


Volunteers have been working remotely or have been practicing social distancing to provide weekly phone calls and care/food boxes to seniors impacted by the virus. 

Make a donation to our COVID Response fund here.