Senior Activity Center April Highlights

Doctor holding a tablet with the word "Diabetes" displayed on the screen

Point Defiance ~ Ruston, Beacon and Lighthouse Senior Centers

For complete class, program and lunch offerings at all three senior centers click here.


4716 N. Baltimore Street, Tacoma, 253-756-0601

Attorney Johnson
Attorney Liz Johnson continues her legal series on Tuesday, April 23, at 11:00 a.m. Her topic for this month is Asset Protection and she has a guest who will discuss Long Term Care and Financial Planning.

Finding Reliable Information on the Web
You hear it time and again. . .someone clicked on the wrong thing and their computer received a virus. Or, you find something on the Web that you think is real/accurate, but later find out that it wasn’t. Join this class and find out how you can ensure accuracy and trust the information you find. Class is on Friday, April 5, 12, and 19, at 1:00 p.m. Please register (253-756-0601).

Diabetes Screening
It’s that time of year when someone comes out from the Diabetes Association of Pierce County to perform glucose testing. This year she is coming Monday, April 29, at 11:00 a.m. No registration, come between 11:00 and noon and must be over 18.

Health Series – Diabetes
We have been searching for someone to provide a Health Series on pertinent topics to seniors. We are very fortunate to have found a retired health education nurse, Beth Lamanna, to present. Topics will vary, and if you have a specific topic you would like covered, please let us/her know. The first class will be held on Monday, April 15, at 9:00 a.m.

Women’s Group w/Chris
Sometimes women just need a space to talk or cut up. This group can be a safe area if you need to discuss something serious or just to socialize. Join the first Women’s Group on the first Thursday of each month , April 4, at 12:30. Chris Johns will lead the group!


415 S. 13th Street, Tacoma  253-327-1228

Temporarily Closed for Renovations – April 1 – 26, 2024

If you have driven by The Beacon Activity Center, a valued resource for both seniors and youth in our community, you may have noticed its upgrades. The City of Tacoma has been making significant progress in renovating this essential multigenerational facility.  The installation of a new HVAC system will be one of the final steps in this process, which aims to enhance the comfort of the center in preparation for the warmer months ahead.

Please note, to facilitate these final renovations, the Beacon Activity Center will temporarily close its doors from April 1, 2024, to April 26, 2024. While we recognize the inconvenience this may pose to our regular visitors, we are excited to invite you to the Lighthouse Activity Center or Pt. Defiance~Ruston Senior Center during this period. Lighthouse and Beacon have combined their programs, providing an opportunity for participants to explore new activities and enjoy an increased number of social events, including dances.

Rest assured; the familiar faces of Beacon’s staff will be present at Lighthouse to welcome you. This transition period offers a unique chance for our community members to engage in a wider array of activities and to connect with an extended community. We thank you for your understanding and look forward to welcoming you back to the newly upgraded Beacon Activity Center at the end of April.


5016 A Street, Tacoma   253-327-1112

Welcome Spring!!! We have already had a few nice days of sunshine and we are looking forward to many more as spring comes into full bloom. April is a very special month for us, as we will be hosting the staff and participants from The Beacon. Both centers have joined together to combine activity schedules into one fabulous program during this time. April is jam packed with choices! Below are some of the highlights. We are also encouraging participants to sign up for our gardening program and help get the raised beds on the front patio ready for planting.

  • BINGO – Will be held after lunch service on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday.
  • Tai Chi – Monday’s at 11am with Tim and Friday’s at 12:45pm with Helen.
  • Beanbag Baseball – Moved to Tuesdays at 10am – the dates are the 9th and the 23rd.
  • Stretch and Dance – Moved to Thursdays at 10:15am.
  • Two dances this month – Birthday dance w/Mark Stern Friday the 19th and Spring Fling w/Randy Litch Tuesday April 30th

Special Activities for April only:  

  • Recompose Presentation – Friday April 5th
    Please join us for a new concept in funeral services. Natural Organic Reduction, ( human composting ) is the newest form of deathcare. It is an environmentally friendly alternative to burial and cremation which allows all of our body’s nutrients to return to the earth in the form of soil.
  • Craft – Thursday the 4th
    Fashion a box by folding old playing cards.
  • Crazy Hat Day – Thursday the 11th
    Wear a crazy hat and get a chance to win a prize.
  • Interactive Workshop – Tuesday the 16th
    Join us for an ongoing series of presentations designed to help our seniors handle continuing life changes. This month’s topic will be financial planning.

We look forward to making a lot of new friends from the Beacon this month as well as seeing all the familiar faces.

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