Pt. Defiance-Ruston Senior Center Tacoma

Senior Center Programs & Activities

Senior Center Brochure


The Pt. Defiaince~Ruston Senior Center opened on August 2, 2021, on a limited basis.  Since then, we have continued to add programs, which you will find the details in our current calendar.

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.  Currently, meals are being offered on a drive through basis only; however, May 1 will see a hybrid program being offered.  Participants will be able to pick up their lunches, park their car, and bring their lunch into the Center to eat.


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 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. 

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