Point Defiance ~ Ruston Senior Center Is Going Strong!

group of seniors doing yoga

The Point Defiance ~ Ruston Senior Center has been slowly adding classes back to their schedule.  Some classes are free and some require a nominal charge.  Current offerings are Line Dancing, Tap Dancing, Strength & Balance, Pinochle, Ping Pong, Martial Arts, Therapeutic Yoga, Mexican Train Dominoes, Brain Games, Tai Chi, Cribbage, Drawing and Basic Computer.

New classes and Activities!

  • Spades (Card Games)  – Fridays, starting September 2, 10:00 a.m.
  • Mahjong – Tuesdays, starting September 6, at 1:00 p.m.
  • Diabetes Screening, September 7, starting at 11:00 a.m.
  • Jazz Dance Class with Jo Emery – starting Monday September 12, at 1:00 p.m.
  • Center Sing-a-long – Tuesdays at 1:00 p.m. starting September 13
  • Basic Computer Class – 4th Friday of each month
  • Apple Users Group – 2nd Thursday of each month

The Pt. Defiance~Ruston Senior Center, operated by Franke Tobey Jones, has been a community gathering place for seniors since 1998.  Participants age 55 and better can join in fun events and activities, stay active and healthy, make new friends and share experiences with other seniors in the local community.

The activity center is also a Catholic Community Services meal site, offering hot, nutritious meals Monday through Thursday for a suggested donation of $3.50.  Lunch time at the center is a time of gathering and camaraderie. 


To deliver quality services that promote growth and independence among older adults in Tacoma and surrounding communities.  We pursue this mission with the belief that seniors are valuable members of the community who benefit from comprehensive educational, informational, cultural, civic and social programming.

Activity Center Goals

  • Provide a strong, active and innovative activity center that engages community seniors and community partnerships
  • Design activities, classes, programs, and events to enhance quality of life and promote overall well-being
  • Support healthy nutritional and wellness habits for seniors
  • Inform, support, and encourage members to be proactive in their own lives and in the Tacoma community

For the full class schedule and lunch menus click here.

The Pt. Defiance~Ruston Senior Center is located at 4716 N. Baltimore Street, just a mile from the Franke Tobey Jones campus.  The activity center is open year-round, Monday through Friday, 9:00am to 3:00pm.  Please call us at 253-756-0601 or email us at for more information about us and our services or stop by and say hello.  All are welcome!

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