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Salem Veterans Services
5 Broad St, Salem, MA 01970

Located on the 3rd floor of the Council on Aging office on Broad St., Salem Veterans Services provides services andMore benefits to veterans in the Salem area, and their dependents. Guidance is also available to vets on obtaining assistance from the federal Department of Veterans Affairs as well as from the state of Massachusetts. For more information on Veteran rights, status and benefits, as well as a list of all squares in town named after local veterans, check out its Web site.

 

Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW)
95 Derby St, Salem, MA 01970

The VFW "Witch City" Post 1524 offers members a full-service bar, pool table, darts, TV and a variety of socialMore activities. The pool  league meets Thursdays at 7 pm and karaoke is held on Saturdays from 8pm to midnight. Membership meetings are held the third Monday of each month at 7pm. The Salem VFW also holds bowling, softball and golf tournaments to raise money for charity. In addition, it provides proper disposal of American flags that are used, worn, torn or soiled.

The VFW began in 1898 after the Spanish-American War. It is the oldest major veterans service organization in the U.S., with nearly three million members. Every Memorial Day, veterans can be seen selling the "Buddy Poppy" tag, which symbolizes soldiers who were wounded or killed in battle.

North Shore Career Center
70 Washington St, Salem, MA 01970
North Shore Career Center is chartered by the North Shore Workforce investment board. It also has offices in Lynn andMore Gloucester. It offers employment specialists, outreach specialists, businesses services and specialists for veterans, as well as events and workshops throughout the year. 
City of Salem Council on Aging
5 Broad St, Salem, MA 01970

The City of Salem Council on Aging is dedicated to providing activities and supporting quality of life for residentsMore aged 60 and older. In addition to maintaining the Senior Center, which is open during the weekdays, the Council on Aging sponsors events for seniors which include social outings, recreational activities and exercise opportunities. Transporation and wellness clinic services are also offered. Meals are served at the center for those with reservations. A home meal service is also available. Volunteers and social services are integral to the maintenance of the center. Salem Veterans Services is located on the third floor of the building. Be sure to stop by the Salem Council on Aging or check the website for a regularly updated calendar of events.

A monthly newsletter from the Council on Aging, entitled "Senior Power" is also available for a small annual donation.

Dead Horse Beach
Memorial Drive, Salem, MA 01970

Dead Horse Beach is located right before Salem Willows Park along Memorial Drive. Situated on the edge of CollinsMore Cove, the beach offers views of Beverly, Beverly Harbor and the Beverly-Salem Veterans Memorial Bridge. Tennis courts, basketball courts, a soccer field, benches and picnic areas are located nearby, as is Salem Willow's Restaurant Row, arcades and rides for children. 

Wide during low tide, Dead Horse offers plenty of space for beachgoers. Facing the northwest, the beach is an ideal place to catch a colorful sunset on a clear day.