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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

Thursday, January 1

Derby Street Mile

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Thursday, January 1

Potions 101: Magickal Medicine Making

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Thursday, January 1

Swell Cruise with Night Shift Brewing on Mahi Cruises

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Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities

Thursday, August 22

SPUR Community Roots garden harvest and deliver

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Thursday, August 22

Salem Farmers’ Market

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Thursday, August 22

Habitat for Humanity ReStore

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Facts

In Salem, a majority of residents who are age 60 and older are women (63%), a somewhat higher share than is observed for Massachusetts seniors as a whole (56%).

47% of visitors to Salem included at least one member of their party age 55 or older.

More than one-third of Salem’s seniors live alone. About 55% of Salem seniors who live alone also own their homes.

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