Thursday, September 8, 2022

Coffee with Sheriff John Snaza September 28, 2022

Join us for Coffee 

with John Snaza

September 28, 2022

at 1:00 PM 

This is our quarterly 
"COFFEE with a COP"

Please feel free to ask John questions.

The "Coffee with a Cop" meetings usually last
1 - 1.5 hours.  

Held in the Senior Center of Rainier
108 Michigan Street S
Rainier, WA 98576
(360) 446-2258

Monday, August 1, 2022

August 2022 Lunch Menu

 Dear Seniors & Friends,

It was so good to see so many of your shining faces today at the Senior Center!  Thank you all for coming and sharing lunch with us.  We appreciate your continued support!

Our lunch menu for August 2022 is ready to share & print.  A special "Thank You" to Robbi Currey for getting it out at the last minute.  I just sent her the list of menu items this afternoon for August's menu.  Michael & Victoria picked quite a nice selection of menu items!  Thank you all for creating this month's menu!

Thank you to everyone who volunteers in the kitchen!  It takes a lot of work to get lunch ready for everyone.  Many of the kitchen workers helped organize, prepare and paint the floors and bathrooms.  Thank you all!  We can do so much when we work together!  Great job!!!

Thursday, July 21, 2022

Update on the Dining Room Floor & Heat Respite Next Week

 Dear Seniors and Friends,

The good news is that the floor has been cleaned, prepped and painted.  It looks nice.  The bathrooms have been painted, too.  They look good, also.  Kevin Pettit did most of the painting.  Kevin, Chris, Steve & Michael helped move everything out of the dining room and put everything back together again.  It looks clean and is quite a transformation. 

The newly painted floor is lighter than it was before.  You'll see the difference at the end of the pictures.

We received a phone call from Thurston County Emergency Management, letting us know it''s supposed to be very hot next week.  I let her know that we planned on being closed for lunch next week, while the smell of the paint dissipated, but since it's supposed to be in the 90's, so we will be open as a heating and cooling shelter.  If you need shelter from the heat, please call me at (360) 292-5364 or George at (360) 292-5363.  We will come down and open the Senior Center to give you relief from the heat.

I'm not sure what we'll serve for food and beverages.  You're welcome to bring something to eat or share with other members.  We'll manage one way or the other.  

Linda & George

Friday, November 26, 2021

Rainier Chapel Christmas Gift Forms for Kids 2021

 Dear Friends,

Tom & Ellie Arnbrister brought us some sign-up forms, so parents &
grandparents can sign up for gifts for kids in need.  They will be making
a form for families in need , too.

I'll attach a copy here, as well as the FB group page.

Please feel free to share with any and all families in need.  
We will have these forms at the front desk at the Senior Center of Rainier.  

We hope you had a wonderful holiday!

George & Linda Johnson

Rainier Chapel

206 Thurston Co Rails-To-Trails

Rainier, WA 98576

(360) 446-2614

Saturday, August 7, 2021

Rainier Round-up Days Application 2021


Everyone is invited to be in the Rainier Round-up Days Parade.  

There is no charge to be in the parade unless you're a politician and are campaigning.

You can pick up your application at City Hall, or drop off a filled out application there.

Application is below:

Friday, October 23, 2020


One of our "We Love Rainier WA" members, Brenda Surerus (the owner of Alive and Well Massage Clinic) held a sock fundraiser for the Rainier Elementary School students. Part of the funds were from the fruit she sold this summer. The other part of her fundraiser was getting socks donated from her massage clients. This was her special project to help our students! Below is a copy of the "Thank You" from Rainier Elementary School.
Thank you, Brenda Surerus for your contribution to Rainier!One
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Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Spotlight: Senior Center

The Senior Center of Rainier opened in 1976.  It became a 501(c3) organization in 1977 and has been serving lunch to seniors for over 40 years.  Our founders have passed on, but their Legacy lives.  

The Senior Center of Rainier is a Multi-Purpose Center that serves other groups as well as senior citizens.  
  1. Lunches are $5.00 for members & $7.00 for non-members.  The Senior Center sells lunch cards for $25.00 that have 6 lunches on them.  Lunches are complete meals, including beverages, main course & desserts.  You can find their monthly menu on their website at:
  2. They have BINGO on the 3rd Monday of each month at 10:00 AM - 11:20 AM.  Come join in the fun.  Reuable BINGO cards are 3/$1.00.  Sonja's Cafe donates a special dish on BINGO Monday.  Thank you, Sonja & Gene!
  3. They have a lending library with books, DVD's and audio books.  
  4. They also provide a mini-food bank which has other household items and clothing when donated to them.  
  5. Their medical equipment bank has a variety of items that are loaned out to people in need.  
  6. Rainier school groups & other non-profit groups, as well as civic groups use their building for their activities.  
You can help support the Senior Center of Rainier when you shop on Amazon by using the Amazon Smile program.  It costs you nothing.  The Amazon Smile Link is at:  Please share!  Thanks!!!

The Seniors are pleased to let you know that Ebay also has a charity giving program through PayPal.  Sellers can dontate a percentage of their sales to the Senior Center when listing their products.  The Tenino Time Machine donates to the Senior Center through Ebay.  Thank you Deni & Chris!
Many people and businesses support the Senior Center of Rainier.  

Last year Lowe's provided enough paint & supplies to paint the inside of the building.  Then the JZ Knight Humanities Foundation donated money to the center to have the outside of the building painted.  (The foundation gave permission to let the center use the leftover money to have the upstairs painted, too.)

They've had monitary donations by small businesses & members of community.  Recently a pool table, large clock, display cabinet, china cabinet, oak entertainment centers, TV's, DVD players, books appliances and a stacking washer & dryer set have all been donated to the center.  

The Senior Center of Rainier is a great place to socialize with friends.  We welcome everyone.  Parents & grandparents are always welcome to bring children.  Come join us for a special meal with your friends.  The Senior Center of Rainier is the place to go for lunch on Mondays & Wednesdays.  Hours are from 10 AM - 2 PM.  Homemade soup is served at 11:30 AM.  A homemade meal is served at 12:00 noon.  Wholesome, nutricious meals like Mama used to cook!  

Please feel free to call if you have any questions.  The Senior Center of Rainier is located at 108 Michigan St. S, Rainier WA 98576.  We are just off of HWY 507.  Or email them at:  Join us for lunch!