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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


Far Reaching,

Creative, Flexible and Brave!


In 2020, during the height of the pandemic, 12,880 volunteer hours where logged by over 165 Unduplicated Outreach volunteers!

40 Friendship Brigade 

55 Friendly Caller/Pen palls

14 Canine Corps Teams

15 Card/Craft volunteers

40 Food Box Deliveries

Our awesome volunteer team continues to make a difference every day! Support their work by making a donation to our COVID Response fund here.

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