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Philanthropy ~ The Power of Participation

January 8, 2021 — Thanks to the generosity of community, residents, FTJ team members, and corporate partnerships, the Franke Tobey Jones Annual Fund “Drive It Forward!” Campaign has raised almost $75,000!  We are grateful for gifts of all amounts and the generous hearts that move us closer to the goal of purchasing a custom resident van and ensuring there... Read More

Free Tax Assistance ~ Schedule An Appointment Now

January 8, 2021 — Many people have wondered whether AARP Tax Preparation will be back this year.  The answer is yes; however, it will be handled much differently due to COVID.  Appointments will begin on January 15th, but DO NOT contact the Senior Center.  Call (253) 693-8731 for appointments.  Tax preparation will begin February 1st. The following guidelines must... Read More

One-Year Celebration

December 14, 2020 — It’s hard to believe that it’s been a year since our new Care Center officially opened and we transitioned in our FTJ skilled nursing and memory care residents as well as brand new residents from the greater outside community.  What a great day that was!  One year later, our memory care is full with a... Read More

Drive it Forward – Annual Fund Campaign

December 14, 2020 — Your invaluable support of Drive It Forward will help us purchase of a new resident van with a hydraulic wheelchair ramp that allows more independence and mobility for our residents.  This custom addition to the transportation fleet will accommodate more passengers and most importantly, provide more comfort. Through Where Need Is Greatest, your contributions will support every... Read More

Celebrating our Legacy Circle Members

December 14, 2020 — The FTJ Philanthropy hosted a virtual Legacy Circle celebration on Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020 to celebrate and thank the members of our FTJ Legacy Circle.  Our Legacy Circle honors those individuals who make bequests or other estate gifts to Franke Tobey Jones.  These investments will ensure that our community remains vibrant and accessible for coming... Read More

FTJ CNAs Recognized by Health Care Providers Council of Pierce County

October 8, 2020 — Health Care Providers Council of Pierce Council recently hosted its 10th Annual All-Star Caregiver Awards. Nominations for this award are submitted by family members and residents of skilled nursing, memory care and assisted living communities throughout Pierce County, and this year approximately 100 caregivers were nominated with 10 winners. Typically there is a large dinner... Read More

We Are Open for Window Visits!

October 8, 2020 — We’re so excited that on October 1st we opened our campus to window visits for Skilled Nursing, Memory Care and Assisted Living residents/family members.  If you are interested in visiting a loved one at Franke Tobey Jones, here’s what you need to know… Window Visitation Guidelines for Residents/Families for Assisted Living (LP), Memory care (MC)... Read More

Annual Fund Drive

October 8, 2020 — October is the kick-off to support our new and exciting Annual Fund Drive campaign! Our Tangible Goal:  $100,000 The Tangible Difference: Through Where Need Is Greatest,  FTJ will update and upgrade the current transportation fleet, purchase a new resident van with custom wheelchair ramp, and have increased flexibility to fund programs and services that have... Read More

Point Defiance ~ Ruston Senior Center Update

October 8, 2020 — The Pt. Defiance~Ruston Senior Center is moving ahead, in spite of COVID-19.  Seniors drive through for lunches, which, to date, we have served 2,252 since we have been closed.  Thanks to the generosity of Franke Tobey Jones staff and residents, we have been able to provide our participants Safeway gift cards as they have driven... Read More

New Hospice Room

September 4, 2020 — With a generous FTJ resident donation, the beautiful Bruda Family Suite in our Care Center has been furnished for any resident or community member in need of end-of-life Hospice care.   This two-room living area includes new sleeping recliners, a coffee maker, games, cards and other cozy amenities that provide a tranquil and comfortable environment for... Read More

Hello From Our Wellness/Fitness Team

September 4, 2020 — Due to government regulations, the Wellness Center remains closed. Below is a link to an exercise video the Wellness Staff has created that you can perform at home with minimal equipment. We are working on creating more Wellness content to add to the website, so please continue to check this webpage as we will provide... Read More

Point Defiance ~ Ruston Senior Center Update

September 4, 2020 — The Senior Center has been busy serving seniors throughout the Tacoma and surrounding area.  Our social media posts have been quite successful in reaching people.  Since we have been closed, there have been 20,641 views on Facebook and YouTube combined.  These include brain games, entertainment videos, regular classes that have been moved to video, educational... Read More

Pick Now Move Later Program

August 12, 2020 — You may be ready to move into Franke Tobey Jones, a Tacoma retirement community, now or simply thinking about moving in the near future, but the COVID restrictions and touring restrictions has made it a bit more difficult. To help ease the process, we have put together a Pick Now …Move Later Program.  It’s very... Read More