Updates

Schedule Alerts

Activity Closures

Any activities that have been cancelled will be listed in this section.

Weather Closures

The Senior Center will follow the lead of the Tacoma School District #10.  If they close due to weather conditions, then the Center will be closed.  If they have a two hour delayed start, the Center will open two hours late.

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Holiday Closures

Senior Center Closures

The Senior Center will be closed on the following holidays:

Presidents Day         (February 21, 2022)      Labor Day            (September 5, 2022)
Memorial Day           (May 30, 2022)              Thanksgiving       (November 24, 2022)
Independence Day   (July 4, 2022)                 Christmas             (December 26, 2022)
                                                                            New Year’s Day    (January 2, 2023)

Lunch Closures

Catholic Community Services will not be serving lunches on the following dates:

Martin Luther King Day    (January 17, 2022)          Juneteenth                         (June 20, 2022)
President’s Day                  (February 21, 2022)       Day After Thanksgiving   (November 25, 2022)
Good Friday                        (April 15, 2022)              Christmas Day                    (December 23, 2022)

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New Normal

Only vaccinated individuals may participate until further notice.  If you have a medical exemption, it is recommended that you remain at home.  Although the mask mandate has been lifted in many places, the Senior Center still requires them.  If you do not have one, one will be provided when you come.

Entering the Building:  Masks and social distancing are required.  If you enter without a mask, one will be provided.  Present your vaccination card and complete a monitoring survey with a “clean” pen/computer stylus.  Check into the database with the stylus and place it in the “dirty” cup.  

Monitoring Surveys:  A monitoring survey must be completed each time you enter the building.  Participants may choose to take several surveys home, completing and bringing one back upon each return.  Click here to download a form that you can complete and bring to the center.

Infection or Positive Test:  If you become ill or test positive for COVID, NOTIFY THE SENIOR CENTER!  This is extremely important to prevent spread of the virus.

Exercise Programs:  Masks must be worn except during strenuous exercise.  It can be removed only during exercise and must be replaced prior to leaving the exercise area.

Exercise Equipment:  Participants must use a disinfectant wipe on any equipment that is used during classes.  Bring your own Yoga mat.  Mats will not be loaned out unless prior arrangements are made with the instructor. 

Coffee Service and Breakfast Pastries:  These services are suspended until further notice. 

For New Senior Center Participants…

The Senior Center reopened August 2, 2021 on a limited basis and will expand with more programs.  If you would like to participate and you’ve never been to the Point Defiance ~ Ruston Senior Center, please download the following three PDFs, fill them out and bring them with you.   If you are uncomfortable providing some of the information such as income, please leave those sections blank.  The Wellness Release is only necessary if you plan on attending any exercise programs at the Senior Center.  We can’t wait to meet you!

Photography Release Form Revised 2015 for Senior Center

Wellness Center Waiver & Release Form

Revised Emergency Contact Form 1.2017 (002)

Instructors Needed

The Senior Center is looking for a Strength and Balance instructor for the Tuesday and Thursday classes.  This is a paid position.  If interested, please contact the Director at 253-756-0601.

We are looking for a volunteer Beginning Spanish or Conversational Spanish instructor.  If interested, please contact the Director at 253-756-0601.

The Senior Center needs a new instructor for a gardening class.  Our previous Master Gardener retired.  This is a volunteer position.

Update Your Information

If you have moved, changed phone numbers or emails, please print out the Emergency Contact form and provide the completed form to the Senior Center.  Emails are sent out with center information, along with the Catholic Community Services Menu and the Senior Center newsletter.  If you do not receive our updates and would like to be on our email list, please complete the Emergency Contact Form and include your email address on it.