Silverton Senior Center welcomes 50-plus members

March 2023 Posted in Community

You don’t have to be retired to be a member of the Silverton Senior Center. You don’t even have to be 55 – the age at which many businesses begin offering a senior discount. In fact, anyone over the age of 50 can become a member and take advantage of the many activities and resources the organization provides. 

“We weren’t 50-plus for a long time,” Executive Director Dodie Brockamp said. “But now it needs to come to the forefront.”

As the center adds new programming, Brockamp is soliciting input from members of all age groups. 

“We want to be adaptable and meet the needs of the community,” she said. “And we want to know, what do 50-year-old people want to do and see?”

In answer to the question, the center has already honored two recent requests – one for more dances and the other for a community breakfast. Brockamp would like to add other activities and classes geared toward those in their 50s as well.

“People in their 40s and 50s need to start thinking about their aging future,” she pointed out. “So, we’re coming up with new ideas all the time.”

Silverton Senior Center membership is $48 per year. For more information, go to To request a class or activity email, email [email protected]

– Melissa Wagoner

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