Thursday, December 8, 2022
Railroad Trestle Accident
Saturday, December 3, 2022
Senior Center Donation Letter for 2022
108 Michigan St
PO Box 67
Rainier, WA 98576
December 1, 2022
Hi, I am writing on behalf of the Senior Center of Rainier. Our Senior Center is completely run by an all-volunteer staff. We became a 501(c)3 organization (#91-0973941) in 1977, so your donation is tax deductible. In October 2020 we became listed as a charity with the Washington State Combined Fund Drive (#2004355). Your donation will help us continue to provide healthy meals in a caring, pleasant, social atmosphere. We receive small donations from the Amazon Smile program when you place your order through our Smile link at: https://smile.amazon.com/ch/91-0973941
Please do your part to help the Senior Center of Rainier this Christmas, as we are 100% self-funded. Your donation will help feed senior citizens on low and fixed incomes. We provide nourishing, well balanced, home-cooked meals without the support from government agencies. We serve an average of 35 - 45 lunches on Mondays and Wednesdays. Many seniors say these are the only hot meals they receive during the week. Lunch is served on Mondays & Wednesdays at noon. (Beverage, soup &/or salad, main meal, and dessert.) We serve special holiday meals as many seniors would spend their holidays alone.
Our center is used by many community groups including: AA, STEDI meetings, civic meetings, community activities, BINGO, Lending Library, Mini-Food Bank, We Love Rainier WA activities, as well as memorials and birthday parties.
Thank you for helping us help others. We appreciate your donation. Your donation will help us take care of our seniors and put smiles on their faces. Every donation helps to make a difference in the lives of the people we serve.
Linda J. Johnson
Senior Center of Rainier - Secretary/Treasurer
(360) 446-2258 Senior Center Land-Line
(360) 292-5364 Linda Cell Phone
Thank You for your donation. We appreciate your caring & support!
Please send your donation to: Senior Center of Rainier, PO Box 67, Rainier WA 98576
Circle Donation Amount: $25 $50 $100 $500 $1000 Other: ________
Thursday, December 1, 2022
Members Who Have Passed Recently
Dear Seniors & Friends,
Several members have passed in the last couple of weeks:
Shirley Englund passed a couple of weeks ago. She had been both a Senior Center of Rainier member and board member for several years. We haven't seen her since the pandemic. She stayed close to home because of her frail health. She is greatly missed.
Sherry Adolphi passed away last week. We had to wait until her family was notified to post the announcement of her passing. She will be missed by family and friends alike.
Dave Englund passed away yesterday morning in his home. He was Shirley's husband. They were both members and board members of the Senior Center for many, many years. We miss them both greatly. They were a joy to be around.
(We have no knowledge of memorials that may be planned).
Thursday, November 17, 2022
Senior Services Home Share Program
The Home Share Program is being managed by Rebecca Hutchinson.
If you are interested in learning more about their Home Share Program, please visit southsoundseniors.org/resources/home-share. If you are interested in becoming a Home Provider or Home Seeker please visit their website, call Rebecca at 360-586-6181 ext. 111 or email her at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Homeshare Article below:
Coffee with the New Thurston County Sheriff
Coffee with Our New Sheriff
Thurston County "Deputy Derek Sanders" in 2023.
Sunday, November 13, 2022
Upcoming Events in November & December 2022
Dear Seniors & Friends,
November 18th: STEDI Meeting & Breakfast. $15.00 each. This meeting will be held at the Senior Center of Rainier. Meeting starts promptly at 8:00 AM. George Sharp, from EDC, leads the meeting of Thurston County Leaders. I recommend coming, if you're available. A lot of important information about the economic development in south Thurston County is discussed. We share future plans in our area, project progress and local activities that are coming up. Resources to help build our community are discussed, as well as opportunities for grants that are available.
November 19th: Pumpkin Puree. 9 AM - 1:30 PM in the FFH Room.
November 21st: BINGO & Medicare Presentation by Elizabeth Thunstedt:
- BINGO starts at 10:00 AM.
- Elizabeth will come and help people look at changes in the 2023 Medicare benefits. Bring a list of for 2023. She will also make arrangements to meet you at another time, if you need her to research something for you.
November 23th: Thanksgiving Dinner Luncheon. We will be cooking and serving a full Thanksgiving dinner for lunch. (Regular lunch prices). Please sign up at the front desk to attend as space is limited. RSVP.
November 24th: Thanksgiving Day Dinner. We will be cooking 2 more turkeys for Thanksgiving Day dinner. (Regular lunch prices). Please sign up at the front desk to attend as space is limited. RSVP.
November 25th: Christmas Bazaar for Kids at the Rainier Chapel. The Saturday Market vendors will have a special event where they sell items for under $10.00 for the kids at the Rainier Chapel. 1 PM - 6 PM.
November 26th: Saturday Market Christmas Bazaar at the Rainier Chapel. The Saturday Market will be held in the Rainier Chapel from 10 AM - 3 PM.
December 1st: Christmas Tree Lighting in Holiday Park. This is an activity that takes a whole town to coordinate.
- We Love Rainier WA members decorated Downtown Rainier & Holiday Park.
- The Prairie Point Quilters Guild cut and sew the patchwork Christmas Stockings for the kids.
- Members of the Senior Center of Rainier donate the candy and treats & fill the stockings for the Kids.
- The UN's "Save the Children" gives away packages with books and treats for kids.
- The South Thurston Fire Department comes and brings treats for kids. Santa rides in the fire truck!
- The "South Sound Reading Foundation" donated 500 books for kids.
- The Girl Scouts are providing cocoa and cookies for kids.
Sunday, November 6, 2022
Snow, Wind & Power Outages
I just received a high wind warning from the Emergency Management Public Information Officer on NextDoor.com. (Logo They expected winds of 40 miles per hour with gusts up to 60 miles per hour, when they sent out the notice. Now the forecast is for snow on Monday.
For more information please check the local forecast at: https://www.weather.gov/.
You can sign up for local alerts so you know what roads are closed around you. If you need assistance, they can help. Go to: https://mil.wa.gov/alerts.
To check the snow alerts on the mountain passes go to: https://wsdot.com/travel/real-time/mountainpasses.
Remember, the Senior Center of Rainier is a designated heating & cooling shelter. If there is a lot of snow, or a power outage and you need to come into the Senior Center for shelter, please call George Johnson (360) 292-5363.
Regardless of the weather, we are both planning on coming in tomorrow morning. We are here to serve you.
P.S. Comcast (Xfinity) will be working on updating their internet equipment tomorrow. We may be without internet & phone for up to 2 hours at a time tomorrow. I apologize for the inconvenience. LJJ
November 2022 Lunch Menu
Dear Seniors & Friends,
Here's a copy of the November 2022 lunch menu. Please note that BINGO will be on November 21st (the third Monday of the month) and the Senior Center Board Meeting will be on November 28th (the fourth Monday of the month). I haven't figured out how to edit the menu on a Chromebook. My apologies.
We look forward to seeing you for lunch.
There will be Church in the Park on the third Saturday of the month at 4:00 PM.
There will be game night on Thursday evenings at 6:00 PM. We play Mexican Train Dominoes. You're welcome to join us, bring friends and play other games as well.
See you at the Center!
Wednesday, September 28, 2022
Tuesday, September 27, 2022
Operation Christmas Child 2022
What is Operation Christmas Child?
Operation Christmas Child is a project of Samaritan’s Purse, an international relief organization. Our mission is to provide local partners around the world with shoeboxes filled with small toys, hygiene items, and school supplies as a means of reaching out to children in their own communities with the Good News of Jesus Christ. We ship these simple gifts outside the United States to children affected by war, poverty, natural disaster, famine, and disease; and to children living on Native American reservations in the U.S.
Why shoebox gifts?
Shoebox gifts demonstrate God’s love in a tangible way to children in need around the world. By partnering with the local church worldwide, each shoebox gift is a powerful tool for sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ.
Below are several files related to the Valley Heart Assembly of God OCC activities this year. We are looking for volunteers and support from the community. We can use help with gathering/packing/delivering them to the central collection point in Olympia.
Medicare's Open Enrollment Presentations in Thurston County October 2022
Medicare's Open Enrollment Presentations
in Thurston County October 2022
It is hard to believe but fall is here and Medicare's Open Enrollment is rolling out in a few weeks. Medicare's Advantage and Part D plans will be available on Medicare's official website starting October 1, but enrollment options do not start until October 15. We are geared up to help beneficiaries with their questions, whether they are new to Medicare or already enrolled.
Sunday, September 25, 2022
October 2022 Lunch Menu
Robbi Currey created the October 2022 Lunch Menu! Thank her, when you see her! She does a great job on the menus! Thank you, Robbi!
Wednesday, September 21, 2022
Privacy Notice September 21, 2022
Dear Seniors & Friends,
We respect the rights of everyone who attends our events, public and private.
Although we have public events, we must advise you that there are people who attend these events who cannot have their pictures taken. We have people who have foster children, or belong to the military who are NOT ALLOWED to have their pictures taken whether or not they're posted online.
Please respect the privacy of our members and their families. If they tell you "NO PICTURE" that's just what they mean. Simply refrain from taking their pictures.
No questions or comments.
Thursday, September 8, 2022
Coffee with Sheriff John Snaza September 28, 2022
Join us for Coffee
with John Snaza
Sunday, September 4, 2022
Vivian Eason Town Hall to be held on September 7, 2022
Town Hall to be held at the Senior Center of Rainier
Wednesday September 7, 2022
Tuesday, August 30, 2022
September 2022 Lunch Menu
Monday, August 29, 2022
Santa Needs Elves...
Hi Seniors & Friends,
A Special Message from Tammy Meyers and the PPQG:
Again, thank you for your help in this project!
Friday, August 26, 2022
Medicare Open Enrollment Information
Happy August everyone,
● Wednesday Sept 7, 10am to 12pm Webinar with Zoom
● Tuesday, Sept 20, 1pm to 3pm Webinar with Zoom
● Thursday Sept 15, 10am to 12pm Webinar with Zoom
In Person Seminar "Welcome to Medicare" at Senior Services, 222 Columbia St. Olympia
(this event is subject to change due to Covid restrictions) No pre-registration is required.
● Wednesday Sept 14, 11am to 1pm
*In Person Seminar "Welcome to Medicare" at Mason County Senior Activities Center, 190 Sentry Dr. Shelton WA
(this event is subject to change due to Covid restrictions or inclement weather)
Thursday Sept 15, 11am to 12:30 pm
Virtual webinar with Zoom: "Take Charge, Help Prevent Medicare Fraud and Abuse":
First Thursday of each month 1pm to 2pm
We have added another special presentation:
Virtual webinar with Zoom: Learn about Medicare Programs that might save you money.
Saturday, August 20, 2022
Sonya's Street Dance Specials August 26th
Sonja has 2 specials you can order during the street dance.
The first special is $15.95
Your choice of Sweet & Sour Chicken or Chicken Teriyaki.
Both are served with Steamed Rice and Tempura Vegetables
The second special is $10.95
Friday, August 19, 2022
Put on Your Dancing Shoes!
Get ready to kick your heels up!
to The Randy Band!
Friday, August 26th from 6 - 9 PM on the street across from Holiday Park!
You can bring a blanket or chair and lounge on the grass in the park,
or dance in the street.
What a Wonderful Way to Celebrate Rainier &
Dance the Night Away!
The Randy Band
Brought to you by: Bo Foster & Signature Realty
Thursday, August 18, 2022
Dr. Mary Gumbo with INtegrated Health-Wellness Clinic
Integrated Health-Wellness Clinic - Dr.Mary Gumbo
Dr. Mary Gumbo; a Board Certified Adult-Geriatric Nurse Practitioner founded Integrated Health-Wellness. She will be visiting the Senior Center of Rainier this coming Wednesday, August 24th. She will be consulting we patients who have health questions after she makes a brief presentation prior to lunch. Please bring your questions or concerns. She can make arrangements to talk privately to patients afterwards.
Please email your most burning health questions. Important changes you have experienced as you age, or do you want to have a home visit. Mary wants to target the health topics of interest for discussion on her visit with us at the Senior Center. You can email your questions to Mary at: email@example.com (Attention: Mary Gumbo).
If you are unable to meet with her, Mary does house call visits and telemedicine for homebound patients. She's in our area (Yelm) during the week, too.
Integrated Health-Wellness is a primary care facility for adults and geriatric patients. They are offer preventative care for patients from 49 years - 65+ years of age. (all screening updates, health risk assessments and blood work.
We asked about medical insurances that they accept at Integrated Health-Wellness. They work with people on Medicare Part B, Medicare Advantage, Premera Blue Cross, LifeWise of Washington, Cigna, Medicaid and VA patients. They are working on a contract with Humana.
Mary is a caring, compassionate healthcare provider. Healing is her calling. She helps with preventative healthcare as well as healthcare problems. Visit her website at: