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Looking For A Retirement Community?

May 3, 2022 — If yes, we are open and giving tours!  This is a lovely time of year to visit Franke Tobey Jones with the spring flowers in bloom.  Of course, any time is a beautiful time to visit Franke Tobey Jones!  Our 20-acre campus is a delightful place to stroll, walk, meet for coffee in our Bistro... Read More

55+ Housing Information and Expo

May 3, 2022 — Are you considering retirement, downsizing or rightsizing?  Then the second annual 55+ Housing Expo might be just for you.  It will be held on May 18th from 10:00am to 2:00 p.m. at the Pioneer Park Pavilion in Puyallup.  (330 S Meridian Puyallup, WA).  This informational event is a one-stop-shop for those considering the next step... Read More

Girl Scout “Tough Cookies” Troop Deliver More Than Just Smiles

May 3, 2022 — On April 6, 2022, Girl Scout Troop 43129 visited the Pt. Defiance~Ruston Senior Center.  They brought with them smiles, laughter, Easter eggs and Girl Scout cookies to share.  The Troop members range in age from four to ten and they call themselves the “Tough Cookies.”  More than the eggs and cookies, they brought so much... Read More

Is It The Right Time For Senior Living?

April 5, 2022 — You might be grappling with what your next best step might be, or what is the next best step for a loved one.  Is it the right time for senior living?  Where would I fit in senior living?  Do I need independent living or assisted living?  Does my loved one need assisted living or memory... Read More

Honor Your Loved One with a Franke Tobey Jones Memorial Bench

April 5, 2022 — This meaningful gift is a lasting tribute to honor or commemorate the life of a loved one and enhances the beauty of our campus for years to come.  There are four remaining locations, including the residential garden and in front of the Care Center. The cost of a Memorial Bench with a personalized plaque is... Read More

How My Recent Experience With Rightsizing Might Help You

March 7, 2022 — By Christine Hall, Sr. Director of Marketing at PR – Franke Tobey Jones Although I am only in my early 60s, last year I decided it was the right time to downsize (rightsize), to sell my home of many years and to live in a place that was a lot more manageable.  As with so... Read More

The 2nd Annual “Souper” Bowl With Love

February 4, 2022 — Last year’s Souper Bowl for the Pt. Defiance ~ Ruston Senior Center was an epic victory with an FTJ winning team of Residents, Staff, and Board Members! With much appreciation, we are asking for your help in upholding this yearly tradition. Team Huddle:  Provide a few warm meals for some well-deserving seniors who need a... Read More

AARP Tax Preparation at the Sr Center

February 4, 2022 — February 4 – April 16 AARP tax preparers will be at the Pt. Defiance~Ruston Senior Center, located at 4716 N. Baltimore St., Tacoma, WA 98407.  They are available onsite Fridays and Saturdays by appointment only.  This is a free service for the community.  Appointments can be made by calling (253) 756-0601.

February is American Heart Month

February 4, 2022 — See if you’re smart about your heart by taking this brief quiz! February is American Heart Month, a great time to “take your pulse” when it comes to heart health knowledge. Should people with heart disease spend most of the day resting? What are the top risk factors for heart problems? Test your knowledge by... Read More

Choosing a Senior Retirement Community

February 4, 2022 — Most people want to continue leading independent lives as they age, with the freedom to enjoy the life they’ve worked so hard to build.  Choosing a beautiful place to call home; spending time with like-minded people, surrounded by nature’s alluring sights and sounds; and a full range of enjoyable activities and outings to stay engaged... Read More