Sunday, January 28, 2024

February 2024 Lunch Menu


Speakers this Monday at Lunch January 29, 2024

Please feel free to join us for lunch on Monday!

Dr. Ruhland will be speaking at this Monday's Lunch. He should be there at 11:30 or 12:00 for lunch.  We will introduce him and let him speak.  He will make a presentation after lunch.

You can learn more about Dr. Ruhland on his website at:

They will also have another presentation next Sunday at the Senior Center of Rainier from 2-4pm.  Please feel free to join Dr. Ruhland and his helper, Xenia.  

If you have any questions, please feel free to bring them.  He'll be available for questions.

The lady who came last week from the Area Council on Aging will be at the Senior Center Monday as well.  She is bringing more booklets (resource guides), as she ran out last week.  Please remember to thank her for going out of her way to bring more books.  Thank you.

Friday, January 19, 2024

Timberland Anywhere Library Upcoming Events

 The Timberland Library comes out on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday every month and has a reading time with children as well as lets people check out books, get library cards, or order books to read.  Please feel free to join them in the Reading Room on these days!

January 2024 Lunch Menu

 Please note that our prices have NOT changed.

Also the lunches on the 24th and 29th have been switched.

We have the following guest speakers at the Senior Center the next couple of weeks:

  • January 22nd:  Senior Services
  • January 24th:  Bryan Barr & Students
  • January 29th:  Dr. John Ruhland (Naturopath who lives in our area)
  • January 31st:  Timberland Anywhere Library

Monday, January 8, 2024

Lunch Price Information January 2024

The Senior Center will be open today at 10 AM.  The new flooring has been installed and everything has been put away.

Our circumstances have changed at the Senior Center.  It was difficult to get provisions from the Rainier Emergency Food Center for a few months.  We didn't know what was happening, so the Board of Directors voted to increase the price of lunch by a dollar in November.  

Last month the REFC closed unexpectedly.  Since their closure many people and non-profits have reached out to us with donations of meat, eggs and food.  Private individuals have offered to donate food, pick up food and deliver it.  

Groups that used to supply the REFC have reached out to us.  Kevin & Diane Pettit got us in contact with Brenda at The Yelm Prairie Christian Center, which has started donating meat and perishable food to us.  

The Tenino Community Service Center called yesterday and will be donating food to us, also.  She will be coming to the Senior Center today with Pastor Pat for lunch today.  She will be bringing romaine lettuce for everyone to take home.  They will be donating food to the Senior Center.

Since our circumstances have changed, there is no need to increase the cost of our meals.  Even though the new lunch cards have $30.00 on them, the price will remain $25.00.  Lunch prices will stay at $5.00 for members and $7.00 for non-members.

We are stewards of the Senior Center.  We can only pass on a cost when it is absolutely necessary.  We look forward to seeing everyone for lunch today!

Joy Goldman Passed Away

Joy Goldman passed away last Friday, January 5, 2024, shortly before noon.  Her daughter, DeDe, was with her and holding her hand when she passed.  DeDe has been a great comfort to her mother since her father, Dick passed away April 11, 2016.  

Joy and Dick were on the Senior Center of Rainier Board of Directors for several years.  They were active members.  We enjoyed sitting with them during lunch at the Senior Center.  

Joy is truly missed at the Senior Center.  We send our deepest condolences to her family and friends.  

Joy, Dick and Dede

Joy & DeDe

Friday, January 5, 2024

Valley Heart Food Pantry

 Valley Heart Assembly of God is opening their food pantry this coming Wednesday, January 10, 2024 in the entryway area of their church. This is a soft opening for people in Rainer.  If you have any questions, please call the church (360) 446-2626.  Their flyer is below:

Tuesday, January 2, 2024

Thank You JZ Knight Humanities Foundation for Our New Floors!

 A Special "Thank You to JZ Knight Humanities Foundation" & Lowe's 

Dear Seniors & Friends,

The new flooring in the dining room, rest rooms and office were installed by Ted Hanks and his wife last weekend.  They're beautiful!  They did a great job.  We couldn't be happier with the job they did and how it transforms our Senior Center.

We sent a donation letter to the JZ Knight Humanities Foundation, asking for a donation for new flooring.  Terri Stuart called us and asked for 3 bids.  We got 4 bids.  The last bid was from Ted Hanks Construction.  We were impressed with their kindness and presentation.  We got back to Terri Stuart and they reviewed the bids.  We were pleased that Ted and Nicki won the bid.  

Nicki & Ted worked with Lowe's Home Improvement to get a discount on the flooring and they donated a special Shark floor cleaning machine, so we can maintain it properly.  We had time when the Senior Center would be closed due to Christmas and New Year's, so we were able to schedule the installation during the holidays.

Many of our members helped us to empty out the dining room to get ready for the new floors.  Then they came back in to help us put everything back together.  Bruce & Trish Palmer, Wil Speight, Terri & Bill Rendahl, Dawn Kenney, Debbie Henson, George & Linda Johnson, just to name a few people. 

The JZ Knight Humanities Foundation donated the funds to paint the outside of our building and finish the upstairs a few years ago.  Their foundation has been generous and supportive of the Senior Center of Rainier.  We are grateful and appreciate their commitment to us.  


Linda & George Johnson

P.S.  We still have work to do before we reopen.  We hoped to reopen this Wednesday.  Reopening has been postponed until Monday, January 8, 2024.  We look forward to seeing everyone then!  LJJ

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