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 Senior Center.
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
*When shopping, there is a maximum limit of two (2) bags per rider when returning on the van. Warnings will be issued for violators of this policy.
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?
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 one is eligible for fuel assistance. North Shore Community Action Program (NSCAP), 98 Main Street, Peabody, 978-531-0767 will begin sending out redetermination forms for those who were enrolled in their program the previous heating season sometime in September. For those who wish to enroll for the upcoming heating season, NSCAP will started taking appointments last month.
Maximum income levels were:
One-person household … $31,271
Two-person household … $40,893
Three-person household … $50,515
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 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.