Community Services Department

Through our dedicated staff and volunteers the Salem New Hampshire Community Services Department provides recreational, healthful, and educational experiences. We provide services for all age groups (young children to senior citizens), through the various programs offered. Programs include Pre-K, Palmer School, special interest classes, adult fitness and sports programs, and Senior day trips and lunch programs. We are the opportunity to connect with other people. Get involved in many recreational, socialization and exercise programs offered. Within our department there are two essential programs, Senior Services, and Recreation services. 

We are located within the Russell & Roberta Ingram Senior Center on 1 Sally Sweet’s Way.  The facility is open Monday through Thursday from 8:30am to 4:30pm, and Fridays from 8:30am to 3:30pm, depending on holidays, and COVID related actions.

The Recreation Division is responsible for Youth and Adult Recreation Programming, Hedgehog Park Summer Operations, Palmer Pre-School and Department Special Events.  Additional responsibilities include providing staff support for the Recreation Advisory Committee, Field of Dreams, and the Special Olympics organizations. The Recreation Division is also responsible for coordinating parks facility usage, assisting youth leagues and management of the Park System Capital Improvement Plan.

The Senior Services Division is responsible for the Senior Center operations, Senior Services Programming, Senior Outdoor Activities and Senior Trips.  Additionally, staff coordinates the efforts of over 170 senior volunteers. 

Depending on your needs please visit the applicable division pages below.

Recreation Division              Senior Services Division

COVID Guidance

Under the current circumstances we have developed guidance for our programming. Please visit this page by clicking the above title to understand how we are guiding programs through our safe policies.

Staff Contacts

Name Title Phone
Wendy Peters Trips/Administrative Coordinator (603) 890-2000 ext.2503
Katie Duffey Community Services Director 603-890-2191
Doug Cole Community Services Coordinator (603) 685-6411
Maria Augeri Secretary (603) 890-2003
Karen Bryant Volunteer/Programs Coordinator (603) 685-6492