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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One in every five survey respondents (20%) reported not feeling that opinions and thoughts of older residents are valued.
Currently, one out of five Salem residents are age 60+. By 2030, this share is expected to increase to about one in four.
More than one-third of Salem’s seniors live alone. About 55% of Salem seniors who live alone also own their homes.