Pt Defiance Ruston Senior Center

Senior Center Brochure

In conjunction with the University of Washington, we are participating in the “Do More, Feel Better Program.”

What is it?  They are looking for people interested in a 9-week virtual program called “Do More, Feel Better” that is based on research showing that increasing participation in pleasurable and rewarding activities can lead to improvement in depressive symptoms.  If you are eligible to participate, you will receive up to $130 over the course of the Program. Click Here to learn more. 

There is a very interesting PBS Northwest Now Episode about this program and the issues of depression.  Click here to view the program.

Click Here  For a Video Tour of our Center.

The Pt. Defiance-Ruston Senior Center, operated by Franke Tobey Jones, a senior living community in Tacoma, Washington, has been a community gathering place for seniors since 1998. Participants age 55 and older 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.  Lunches are served at noon.  Please come a few minutes early to secure your seat.


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

Please call us at 253-756-0601  or email us at for more information about this facility and services, or stop by and say hello. All are welcome!

The Pt. Defiance-Ruston Senior Center is located at 4716 N. Baltimore Street, just a mile away from the Franke Tobey Jones campus. The activity center is open year-round, Monday through Friday, 9:00am to 3:00pm. 

The Pt. Defiance~Ruston Senior Center and its staff will not discriminate and will take affirmative action measures to ensure against discrimination within the Senior Center against any person on the basis of race, color, gender, national origin age, religion, creed, disability, veteran’s status, sexual orientation gender identity, gender expression or any other protected status.

Meals are provided at noon Monday through Thursday for a suggested donation of $3.50. Catholic Community Services provides the meals Monday through Thursday.