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Friends of Center 50+ is a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organization established in 19992 to provide services and funds to the Salem Senior Center DBA: Center 50+ for the operations, support, materials, services, and capital improvements of the facility.

Did you know that Center 50+ is working to secure a strong future for local seniors with an endowment fund? These funds are held and managed by Oregon Community Fund - the goal is to help our donors legacy and gifts live forever. What an amazing legacy. The Principle of the funds are never touched and the investment interest is paid out to support direct services to seniors. Want more information on creating your legacy? Give Friends of Center 50+ a call.

Since 1992 Friends has: 

  • ​Assisted in the opening of the new state-of-art facility on Portland Rd

  • Contributed $85,000 to the Center's Annual Budget

  • Secures funding from local businesses to support 20 different annual events

  • Funding the Center's Mission to evolve and grow to better serve this fast growing population, the 50+'rs of the Willamette Valley

  • Funded Home-bound Senior Visitor Program and the Friendship Brigade nursing home visitor program

  • Funded Center 50+'s COVID 19 response providing over 1,375 weekly connections to area seniors through friendship and Care/Food boxes

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