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Senior Centers

City of Tacoma Activity Centers

Tacoma residents who are 60 years of age or older are eligible to participate in programming at the centers. The City of Tacoma is partnering with Franke Tobey Jones to provide programming and services at Beacon and Lighthouse Activity Centers. Please visit Franke Tobey Jones' website or contact the appropriate activity center directly for more information.


Brotherhood RISE Center is providing transportation services for seniors to and from both activity centers. Seniors must live within City limits and be able to get in and out of the van independently. If you are a senior in need of transportation, please call (253) 331-5146 before 3 PM the day before to schedule your pickup.


In addition to these services, both Lighthouse and Beacon function as a Multi-Generational Center.


Beacon Activity Center has cross-over services between senior activities and the young adult community home (ages 18-24, experiencing homelessness). Lighthouse Activity Center offers planned after-school activities for youth (ages 11-18) through a contracted service provider.


Lunches are Available at Both Activity Centers

Lunches are available to Tacoma seniors (age 60 years and older) Monday through Friday on a first come-first serve basis, from noon to 12:30 PM. 


Food is provided at Beacon and Lighthouse by Catholic Community Services through a grant from the Older Americans Act. The Older Americans Act sets the policy on the cost of meals, eligibility, and menu guidelines. Eligible seniors are encouraged to donate up to $3 per day for meals; however, no senior will be denied a meal due to inability to donate.


Beacon Activity Center 

Lynn Fillmore, Supervisor

415 South 13th Street, Tacoma, WA 98402

Beacon Activity Center is on the corner of South 13th Street & Fawcett Avenue, which is two blocks down the hill from Tacoma Avenue or six blocks up the hill from Pacific Avenue in downtown Tacoma. Google Maps


Lighthouse Activity Center

Wendy Wells, Supervisor

5016 A Street, Tacoma, WA 98408

Lighthouse Activity Center is in the middle of the block on A Street, one block east of Pacific Avenue. Google Maps


Additional Senior Resources

For additional resources for seniors, please email or call the Pierce County Aging and Disability Resource Center at (253) 798-4600 or (800) 562-0332.

Franke Tobey Jones



Beacon Activity Center

(253) 327-1228



Lighthouse Activity Center

(253) 327-1112


Senior Transportation to/from Activity Centers

(253) 331-5146

Call before 3 PM the day before to schedule your pickup


City Contact Information

Vicky McLaurin 

Systems and Strategy Division Manager

(253) 591-5058


Hayley Saucedo 

Community Resources Analyst, Senior

(253) 591-5155