Saturday, December 3, 2022

Senior Center Donation Letter for 2022

108 Michigan St

PO Box 67

Rainier, WA 98576

(360) 446-2258

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:  

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: ________ 


A copy is attached below (& emailed to our members) so you can print and share.

Please remember, we receive no financial support from the government.

Thank you!


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).

December 2022 Lunch Menu


Thursday, November 17, 2022

Senior Services Home Share Program

Home Share is a simple idea; it enables two or more people to share housing for their mutual benefit. A Home Provider offers a private bedroom and shared common areas in exchange for rent, help around the house or a combination of the two. Every Home Share arrangement is unique depending on the needs of Provider and Seeker.

The Home Share Program is being managed by Rebecca Hutchinson.

If you are interested in learning more about their Home Share Program, please visit 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: 

Homeshare Article below:

Coffee with the New Thurston County Sheriff


Coffee with Our New Sheriff

Thurston County "Deputy Derek Sanders" in 2023.  

In 2023 we will have a new Sheriff.  Deputy Derek Sanders was elected this month.  He will be visiting the Senior Center of Rainier on November 30, 2022 at 1:00 PM.  

Please join us after lunch to meet Deputy Sanders.  Feel free to bring your questions or concerns about our community with you. 

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 21st: Pumpkin Pie Baking in FFA room at RHS from 3:30 - 8:00 PM.

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.
December 9th:  RES Booster Club's Christmas Store for Kids.  Evening time.  

December 10th:  Lantern  Walk of Hope at the Rainier High School.  Afternoon, evening.

Farm to Table FFA Project