Food For Thought from Senior University

July 2, 2020 — This week’s focus is on aging. We are all doing it after all. We are taught, starting from the time we are quite young, that being old is considered a negative. I’d like to hope that you don’t feel that way. Nonetheless, bias is strong when it’s what we see and hear from others throughout... Read More

Residents Like to Snowbird

October 31, 2019 — As we celebrate our 95th anniversary we continue to be a great place for seniors who like to snowbird.  We have several residents that like to snowbird. Because FTJ takes care of your home and yard maintenance, you can relax and enjoy your time on or off campus. The Winkles moved here in 2016 from... Read More

Resident Enjoy Four Day Excursion to Port Townsend

September 9, 2019 — Our residents had a wonderful time on their four-day trip to Port Townsend August 21-24.  It’s such a great town!  They had the opportunity to stay at the Old Alcohol Plant hotel in Port Hadlock which has quite a history.  Constructed in 1910, the Old Alcohol Plant building was originally owned and operated by William... Read More

Enjoy Your Age Video

April 30, 2018 — What is it that you really enjoy doing? Maybe it’s gardening, cooking, reading, traveling, going out to dinner with friends, taking a walk or learning new things. At Franke Tobey Jones, we encourage you to “enjoy your age” engaging in the activities that you enjoy the most. Take Ray for example. Ray moved to Franke... Read More

Featured Apartment of the Month – Tobey Jones Apartment #372

July 13, 2017 — Our Featured Apartment this month is Tobey Jones Building Apartment #372. This is a spacious, bright one bedroom, two bathroom 625 sq. ft. apartment with a wonderful view of the campus! You’ll love the many windows, new quartz and stainless kitchenette and ceiling fans. The monthly rent is $4,395 with no “buy in.” The monthly... Read More

Summer Concerts

July 13, 2017 — Join us on Thursday nights in August at 6:30 for an amazing line up of free concerts. Bring family, friends, lawn chairs, blankets, a picnic…and enjoy! August 3 ~ Scott Cossu Scott is an internationally known composer, pianist and recording artist and was one of the first Windham Hill (“new age music”) Artists. Scott’s repertoire... Read More

Senior Programs at FTJ – For All Seniors Living On and Off Campus

July 13, 2017 — As part of the long-standing Franke Tobey Jones mission “To enrich and extend the quality of life for seniors in our community,” we provide many opportunities for seniors outside of Franke Tobey Jones to participate in our programs. Fitness Program Senior University Senior Center Summer Concerts on the Lawn senior Prom Tacoma Wellness Walk Senior... Read More

Meet Resident Sharon Garrels

July 13, 2017 — Sharon was born in Los Angeles, California and is the oldest of five children. Growing up in the San Fernando Valley, the family had a menagerie of pets, including not just dogs and cats but a goat, donkey, horses and even a monkey. After graduating from nursing school, Sharon went to work for the County... Read More

Grant Received from Rotary #8 for Point Defiance ~ Ruston Senior Center

July 13, 2017 — Within Tacoma, the Rotary Club of Tacoma (known as Rotary #8) donates grants to non-profit organizations, recommended by the Community Grants Committee, that serve low-income children and seniors. On June 22, Rotary #8 awarded FTJ’s Point Defiance ~ Ruston Senior Center a generous grant at the Club’s luncheon. Senior Center Director Kate Quebe accepted the... Read More

Follow Us on Pinterest!

July 13, 2017 — If you like Pinterest, you’ll love our new Franke Tobey Jones Pinterest site. Find Inspirational Words, Northwest Wonders, Recipes to Make, Tacoma Eats, At Home Crafts, Wood Work, Garden Love, Art, Stretch & Exercise, Health Tips, Knit & Sew, Senior Fashion, Small Living Spaces, Aging Parents, Explore Tacoma and more!

Senior University Classes—July 2017

July 13, 2017 — Aging with Grace Our later years can be a stage when we rise above the many pressures of adulthood to experience a period of ripening and holistic richness. This highly interactive, four-session workshop will help participants spark a passionate purpose in life by building upon inherent personal strengths. Wednesdays, July 12 & 26 ; August... Read More

Sneak Peek of Senior University – August Classes

July 13, 2017 — Fridays in August Woodworking—Individual Projects This class is designed for those students who have some hands-on experience but want guidance planning and realizing a project that may seem too ambitious to tackle alone. The class will meet and discuss projects individually and as a group. From there, the instructor will assist students with the design... Read More

Meet Resident Mike and Mame Matteson

June 12, 2017 — Mike was born and raised in Everett and Mame was born in Chicago, and then raised in Seattle. After serving three years in the Army, Mike enrolled at the University of Washington…where he met Mame. Between 1954 and 1958 Mike was in ROTC at Fort Devens, MA, commissioned as a Second Lieutenant and served in... Read More