Hospice volunteer sees the positive in the face of Covid precautions

Holly Colliers, a hospice volunteer, stands on the porch of her Salem home on Thursday, Dec. 10. (Amanda Loman/Salem Reporter) With the pandemic taking hold in Oregon, Holly Collier began donning bulky personal protective gear before caring for patients through Willamette Valley Hospice. Colliers said it was initially strange wearing[Read More…]

Memorial service for Selma Pierce scheduled

Selma Pierce, candidate for House District 20. (Courtesy of Selma Pierce). The memorial service for Selma Pierce, a well-known Salem community activist and retired dentist who died last week, will be held 1 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 12, at Salem First Christian Church. Pierce’s husband, Dr. Bud Pierce, took to[Read More…]

To alleviate loneliness, Salem’s senior center offers monthly activity boxes with a little whimsy

Center 50+, a city-run senior center, closed on Monday, March 16 and starting offering drive-up meals for seniors. (Saphara Harrell/Salem Reporter) In the spring, Heidi Miller had an idea percolating in her mind as seniors living in care facilities were cut off from visitors. Miller is the program coordinator for[Read More…]