Salem for All Ages is about creating a welcoming, livable, and supportive community
for people of all ages, abilities, and interests.
What is an Age-Friendly city? According to the World Health Organization ( WHO), it’s a place that makes a conscious effort to encourage active aging, a place that provides opportunities for such things as good health, inclusion and security. It’s a place that enhances the quality of life for people as they age.
In Salem we went further. We believe that an Age-Friendly city is a city for all ages. We believe that whether it’s a park bench, adequate transportation or excellent health services, these things will help the elderly but they’ll help everyone who lives in Salem thus we call our initiative “Salem for all ages”.
Upcoming Activities & Events
Saturday, October 17
Salem for All Ages Blog Post
"Salem’s age-friendly initiative is for you. The goal of the original action plan remains the goal in the 4th year of the 5 year plan, to create a livable, safe, and vibrant city, to benefit all of our residents, regardless of age or ability." -Patricia Zaido
Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities
Salem seniors have increased risk of disability and of low income relative to their younger counterparts.
31% of Salem’s households have at least one individual who is age 60 or older.
Among residents age 60 and older, 19% speak a language other than English at home.