Pt. Defiance-Ruston Senior Center Tacoma

Senior Center Programs & Activities

Senior Center Brochure


The Pt. Defiaince~Ruston Senior Center will open on August 2nd on a limited basis.  Here are the details: Gathering Points 8-21


The Pt. Defiance-Ruston Senior Center, operated by Franke Tobey Jones, a senior living community in Tacoma, Washington, is 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. 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

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. October through April, the Center is also open on Saturdays from 10:00am to 2:00 pm.

Meals are provided at noon Monday through Friday (plus Saturdays October through April) for a suggested donation of $3 weekdays/$5 Saturdays. Sign up by Thursday at 1:00pm for Friday meals, sign up by Friday at 1:00 for Saturday meals. Catholic Community Services provides the meals Monday through Thursday and Franke Tobey Jones provides the meals on Friday and Saturday.