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…

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,…

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…

Every month we’re profiling one of our members. This month, we’re featuring Francis Fredrickson! Francis Fredrickson has been a familiar face at the South Salem Senior Center for more than 20 years. Francis was born on the Sterling Cattle Ranch where she was raised with her brother and sister. Her father, though crippled, worked to…

Every month we’re profiling one of our members. This month, we’re featuring Linda Peyton! Linda Peyton was born in 1946 in Salem and grew up first in Valsetz and then in Dallas. She moved back to Salem in 1977 after a divorce and began working at K-Mart, where she was manager of the fashion accessories…

I’m pleased to meet you as the current newsletter editor,  though you might think I am a ghost editing the newsletter. I spend 3 or sometimes 4 days a week working in Portland AND am busy building my retirement career while in Salem the remainder of the week. I conduct a photo organizing (and MORE)…

Every month we’re profiling one of our members. This month, we’re featuring Renata Pilotto! Renata Pilotto has been a member about 6 months. She volunteers in the Nifty Thrifty Rummage Room, the Gift Shoppe, at the front desk, and during our Friday Bingo games. She  retired from a job with the state. She enjoys working…

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