Nancy Grabow is the volunteer that I have the pleasure to write about this month. If you are not acquainted with her, I hope you get the chance to in the future. She joined the Center in 2014. You will find her working at the desk, always with a smile and hopefully she will share…

 How can I tell you a story about a lovely and a complex woman in so few paragraphs? The woman I am writing about is Paula Hindman. She has been a member of the Center since 2014, You will find her in Nifty Thrifty, serving at the Pancake Breakfast and our 2nd Vice President. She…

By Zoe Morrison, November 2019 Cindy became interested in cooking during high school years. At Sprague she had Home Economics class where she learned to cook. The school also had a daycare center which students staffed. Throughout high school, she babysat local families and juggled work at a senior care facility besides class studies. In…

FREE ADMISSION to ALL at the South Salem Senior Center’s Holiday Bazaar! Loaded with Arts and Crafts, Collectibles and more, the Holiday Bazaar will be held on November 1 & 2, 2019  from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Arts & Crafts, Collectibles, Flea Market Items, Homemade Food, LOTS of GREAT GIFT IDEAS!

Story by Zoe Morrison, October 2019 On August 10, 2019 I picked up my life and set off on a big adventure, having left one of my part-time gigs in Portland. I was ready to begin a journey that would take me far and wide across the United States. My route was somewhat circuitous, from…

By Zoe Morrison, October 2019 Heather grew up in Turner Oregon and has worked many jobs. She worked for the State of Oregon in the Department of Education. Eventually she left that job and signed up for classes: Tradeswomen and Women in Non-traditional roles. There she learned to read blueprints, designed a screwdriver, made the…

By Michele Martin Taylor Arturo Guillen is always busy and always in motion. Soon you’ll realize you’ve seen Arturo pretty much every where at the Center. Arturo dons his gloves to help wherever he is needed: whether loading a nifty-thrifty customer’s purchases, helping with donation runs, providing support in the computer room, assisting with the…

by Michele Martin Taylor You’ll frequently find Kate Bayne at the Senior Center desk shouldering her share of responsibility in reception as well as being the Center Secretary. These roles come naturally to her after a 26 year career in project management for Pacific NW Bell where she juggled national and regional businesses like OSU,…

Garden Club News by Barbara Castle The Garden Club will be meeting on August 19 (the 3rd Monday) at 1:00pm. Plans are to visit a nursery or garden somewhere locally, TBA when we have more information. Check the GARDEN CLIPBOARD for INFO and details on what’s happening. If the front desk volunteers are available perhaps…

by Michele Taylor Alice Wells is known for her warm and frequent laughter. Upbeat and energetic, she has worked many interesting jobs, and has done a great deal for the Senior Center as a wise and well-informed leader over the years. Her earliest employment was working for the old Eastern Airlines in Washington DC, and…

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