Since 1937 the Council on Aging has been offering programs, activities and services to Salem residents aged 60
and older and/or disabled. The Senior Center is open:
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m
Thurday from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and
Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Program fees are required for certain programs but there is no membership fee to be part of the
A schedule of events, information and special announcements are provided in "Senior Power,"
the Council on Aging's monthly newsletter, which can be delivered to your home for an annual donation of $6.00.
Transportation Schedule for Out-of-Town Medical Appointments
*All out-of-town medical appointments have a pick-up time of 9:00 A.M.
Transportation Schedule for Shopping
1. Minimum of 2 business day notice required.
2. Transportation service is free. Donations accepted ($1 for in town/$2 for our of town)
3. Rides may be 15 minutes early or late.
4. Services are curb to curb.
5. Passengers MUST stay seated at all times when the van is in motion. Fairlure to comply with
this rule can lead to temporary or permanent suspension of service priveldges.
6. Grocery shopping - only two bags allowed.
THANK YOU VOLUNTEERS
To all our dedicated volunteers for making every day at the Senior Center special and for all their
hard work and commitment. Our volunteers help us serve meals, clean up our building, answer
phones and support us whenever we ask for help.
SALEM TRIAD COUNCIL
The purpose of the Salem TRIAD Council is to develop and implement policies and programs that will promote crime
prevention, reduce criminal victimization of senior citizens, promote safety awareness and serve the special needs of the
Senior Community. In addition, the Council will endeavor to design and support programs that will improve the quality
of life for senior citizens. The Salem TRIAD Council agrees to work together with the Salem Council on Aging, the Salem
Police and Fire Departments, the Salem Housing Authority, the Essex County Sheriff’s Department and the Essex County
District Attorney’s Office to promote safety awareness and to develop, coordinate and implement their response to crimes
against senior citizens. To ensure a safe environment for senior citizens, the Salem TRIAD Council, in cooperation with
the participating agencies, will support programs designed to provide:
· Crime prevention for seniors
· A safe home environment for seniors
· A safe community environment for seniors
· Victim/witness services
· Prosecution of perpetrators of crimes against seniors
GRAB & GO EMERGENCY BAG
Emergencies and disasters can strike quickly and without warning. Sometimes situations can
leave us confined to our home for days before Emergency Personal can reach us or we are forced
to evacuate our homes.
ARE YOU PREPARED FOR AN EMERGENCY?
The Salem Council on Aging, in conjunction with the Salem Police Department and Salem Board of Health,
have been working together to offer ‘Grab & Go’ Emergency Bags. Contact Sharon Felton or
Lynne Barrett, 978-744-0924, for an appointment to pick up the bag. Home visits can also be arranged for
homebound seniors. Bags have been donated by PACE Elder Service Plan of the North Shore, www.pacenorthshore.org.
The heating season is right around the corner and it is never too early to start thinking about if you are eligible
for fuel assistance. If you have previously received fuel assistance, North Shore Community Action Program (NSCAP),
98 Main Street, Peabody will send you information in the mail to determine your current eligibility. For those who
wish to enroll for the upcoming heating season, NSCAP will started taking appointments last month. For more
information contact NSCAP at 978-531-0767.
Maximum income levels were:
One person household …. $32,618
Two person household …. $42,654
We offer curb-to-curb transportation to and from the Senior Center, medical appointments, food shopping, etc. Our vans are handicap-accessible (please specify when reserving a ride). Vans are available Monday through Friday. Two-day advance reservations are necessary and donations are accepted to aid with regular vehicle maintenance.
Hot nutritious meals are available at 11 a.m., Monday through Friday at the Senior Center, with a 2 day prior reservation. Home Delivered Meals are also offered to homebound elders (confined to their homes by health problems). A donation is suggested to defray the cost of the meals.
A registered nurse is available during scheduled hours for checking blood pressure, reviewing medications, and conducting a variety of health screenings. Health education programs are held regularly and flu and pneumonia shots are offered annually. We also offer podiatry services and occasional hearing clinics at pre-scheduled times.
Dancing, bingo, exercise groups, yoga, chair massage, organized trips, educational programs, craft groups, woodworking, and card games are just some of the exciting activities going on at the Center. Call to see if we have what you're looking for!
Volunteers play a vital role in supporting our Senior Center programs. They answer phones, greet guests, help with room setup or preparation for events and assist in various other operational tasks. Without these dedicated and talented individuals we would not be able to offer the services that we do. We are always in need of more volunteers to assist with a variety of programs. If you are interested in giving some of your time to help elders, please call!
Our social services department provides a broad array of counseling and support services and provide a broad range of information on topics such as medicare, social security, meeting health care needs, identifying other resources in the community to support seniors, etc. Licensed Social Workers provide information and referral, support and assistance to folks who have questions or concerns. They can assist with problems related to Social Security, health insurance, housing and many other personal issues. You may either drop in or call to schedule an appointment with a Social Worker. A home visit can also be arranged if necessary.