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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”.

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Upcoming Activities & Events

Saturday, September 26

“The Salem Witch Trials 1692” Exhibition at the Peabody Essex Museum

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Saturday, September 26

“Salem Stories” Exhibition at the Peabody Essex Museum

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Saturday, September 26

RSD (Record Store Day) Drops #2 at the Record Exchange

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Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities

Tuesday, September 22

Salvation Army food pantry

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Wednesday, September 23

My Brother’s Table

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Tuesday, September 22

My Brother’s Table

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Facts

Currently, one out of five Salem residents are age 60+. By 2030, this share is expected to increase to about one in four.

Salem seniors have increased risk of disability and of low income relative to their younger counterparts.

Over half of survey respondents (54%) reported that it is extremely important to them to remain in Salem as they age.

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