Services

Since 1967, the Council on Aging has been offering programs, activities and services to Salem residents age 60 and older and /or disabled. The Senior Center is open weekdays, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and Thursdays until 7 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 is provided in "Senior Power," the monthly Council on Aging newsletter, which can be delivered to your home free of charge.  

"In the provision of our services, we do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender or gender identity, age, religion, marital status, familial status, sexual orientation, ancestry, public assistance, veteran history/military status, genetic information or disability."

TRANSPORTATION

Schedule for out-of-town medical appointments

Note: All out-of town medical appointments have a pick-up time of 9 a.m.

MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

Beverly

Peabody

Danvers

Peabody

Lynn

Marblehead

 

MGH

 

Swampscott

Cancer Center

Cancer Center

Cancer Center

Cancer Center

Cancer Center


Schedule for Shopping

MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

MARKET BASKET

CROSBY`S MARKET

MARKET BASKET

WALMART

MARKET BASKET

Pickup at 10:30 AM

Pickup at 10:30 AM

Pickup at 10:30 AM

Pickup at 10:30 AM

Pickup at 10:30 AM

Drop off at 12:30 PM

Drop off at 11:30 AM

Drop off at 12:30 PM

Drop off at 12:30 PM

Drop off at 12:30 PM


Policies:
1. A minimum of one business day's notice is required for ride requests. Call 978-744-0924, ext. 12.
2. Transportation service is free, but donations ($1 for in town; $3 for out-of-town) are welcomed.
3. Pickups may be as many as 15 minutes prior to or after the scheduled time.
4. Transportation services are strictly curb-to-curb.
5. Passengers MUST stay seated at all times when the van is in motion.
6. For grocery shopping return trips, no more than two bags are allowed.
 

Failure to comply with these rules may lead to temporary suspension of service privileges. The Salem Council on Aging transportation program is funded, in part, by a Community Development Block Grant.

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 Council agrees to work together with the Council on Aging, the Salem Police and Fire departments, the Salem Housing Authority, the 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 citizen, the Salem TRIAD Council, in cooperation with the participation agencies, will support programs design 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 Are you Prepared for a Emergency: The Salem Council on Aging, in conjunction with the Salem Police and Salem Board of Health, have been working together to offer *Grab & Go* Emergency Bags. Contact Sharon Felton or Lynne Barrett at 978-744-0924, for more information. Home visits can also be arranged for homebound seniors. Bags have been donated by Element Care formerly know as PACE (www.elementcare.org).

NUTRITION

Hot, nutritional lunches are available Monday through Friday, 11 a.m., at the Senior Center, with a two-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.

SOCIAL SERVICES

Our social services department provides a broad array of counseling, support services including information on topics such as Medicare, Social Security, care needs, housing, information and referral and identifying other resources in the community to support seniors. Licensed Social Workers support and assist seniors and their families who have questions or concerns. Please call to schedule an appointment with a social worker. A home visit can also be arranged, if necessary.