Senior Center March Activity Highlights

laptop and other things resting on a rustic table

Point Defiance ~ Ruston Senior Center, Beacon Senion Center, Lighthouse Senior Center

We look forward to meeting new people as well as seeing all of our current participants!


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

Beginning Crochet – March 4, 1:00 pm
Vicki Cornwell will be joining us to teach Beginning Crochet. The class will begin on Monday, March 4, at 1:00 p.m., and it will be every week.  Yarn is provided, but the color will be limited.  If you would like a specific color, please bring your own.

Introduction to Computers – March  6, 9:00 am
Thanks to the Ben Cheney  Foundation, we have been  able  to  upgrade our technology.  For those of you who might not know how to operate a computer or if you are afraid of computers, this class will walk you through the ins and outs of operating a computer.  Ron will be teaching this class.  This class starts on Wednesday, the 6th, at 9:00 a.m.  Please sign up for this free class.  Space is limited.

Hand and Foot – March 11, 9:00 am
It’s time to get our Hand and Foot card game back!  Starting in March, the game will be held twice monthly: March 11, at 9:00 a.m. the cards will start to fly.  It will continue  on March 25.  The game will be on the second and fourth Monday each month.

AARP Tax Free Preparation
AARP Tax preparers have been busily working on taxes for the community.  If you have not had yours done, call today for an appointment.  There is now limited availability so don’t wait to the last minute to call when they don’t have space.  Taxes are prepared at Pt. Defiance-Ruston Senior Center on Fridays and Saturdays from 9:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m.


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

Medicare 101 – March 4 at 10:00am
Join us on March 4th at 10:00am for an informative presentation on everything you need to know about Medicare.

Strength & Balance – Tuesdays at 11:00 am
Want a fabulous way to get a little exercise, strengthen your muscles and have fun doing it? Mark your calendars for Tuesdays at 11:00am and join us for our Strength & Balance class!

Beginning Computer Class – March 4 at 1:00pm
Beginning Computer Class will start on Monday, March 4th, from 1pm to 2pm. Registration is required, and space is limited to five participants. If you need assistance registering Sandy, Vicki or Lynn will be happy to help.

Technology Q&A – Mondays at 2:00pm
 Need help or have questions about your cell phone or new technology?  Ron Yaden will be here from the Point Defiance Ruston Senior Center to answer any of your questions on Mondays at 2pm.

Women’s History Month Movies
We will be showing movies, featuring prominent women in history on the following dates and times:

  • Monday, March 4th, at 10am, “Amelia Earhart: The Final Flight”
  • Monday March 11th, at 10am, “Suffragette”
  • Monday, March 25th, at 10am “Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise”


5016 A Street, Tacoma   253-327-1112

Tai Chi – Fridays at 12:45pm

Pinochle is back! – Tuesdays at 11:00am

Medicare Educational Event – March 5 at 12:45
This presentation is designed to equip our participants with the knowledge to make the best decisions on their healthcare needs.

Craft – Create Bunnies Made Of Washcloths – March 7 at 11:00am
Join us for a fun crafting event and turn your everyday washcloths into a fun spring décor item for your home.

Learn About your Transportation Options – March 8 at 10:00am
Diana will be discussing several local options for transportation around Tacoma and Pierce County.

Birthday Dance and St Patrick’s Day Dress Up – March 15 at 10:00
Come to the birthday dance dressed in your St Patty’s Day best. A prize will be given for the boldest attire!

Interactive Workshop – Planning for Continuing Life Changes – March 19
This is the 3rd presentation in a monthly series. The topic this month is insurance.

Sack Lunch/Potluck – March 29 at 12:00pm
Join us for a sack lunch/potluck.

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