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Centennial Video

July 3, 2024 — We’re excited to announce that the Franke Tobey Jones Centennial Video is now available for everyone to see on the FJT website and on YouTube. You can find it here: https://youtu.be/qRLgxtUvzH0 This 43-minute video is a historical look at Franke Tobey Jones in which much of the text for the script was taken directly from... Read More

100 Years of Philanthropy Expanding the Circle

June 19, 2024 — In 1923, Mrs. Franke Tobey Jones donated $150,000 and four acres of land where a rest-home could be built for persons over the age of 65 to live out the “sunset of their lives.” With the help of the Philanthropic Education Organization (PEO), and other philanthropic committees known as “Circles,” the money was raised to... Read More

FTJ Centennial Website Launched

June 18, 2024 — We are incredibly proud to celebrate the Franke Tobey Jones centennial in 2024 and commemorate this significant milestone in our history.  On our website you will find An 11 decade timeline with stories and photos A 1924 Looking Back commemorative booklet Resident and team member stories and photos In mid-June a Centennial video which is... Read More

Do You Have Stories or Memories About Franke Tobey Jones?

June 17, 2024 — As part of our Centennial Celebration we have added several stories and memories of Franke Tobey Jones from residents and team members to our website.  Click here to read them.  If you have a FTJ story or memory you’d like to submit for our website, resident or not, please email it to Chris Hall chall@franketobeyjones.com. ... Read More

Centennial Celebration Continues

June 13, 2024 — Our First Home – The Danaher HouseAdd New Post Franke Tobey Jones didn’t actually start at our present location.  This is where we began… On February 15, 1922, the Tacoma Old People’s Home was incorporated, wrote by-laws and proceeded to elect from the community men and women who were interested in this good cause.  Mrs.... Read More