We Honor and Say THANK YOU to Veterans on November 11th

November 9, 2021 — In November 1919, President Wilson proclaimed November 11 as the first commemoration of Armistice Day with the following words: “To us in America, the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country’s service and with gratitude for the victory, both because of the... Read More

Celebration of Life Circle

November 9, 2021 — The standing bell in the Celebration of Life Circle, located between the Tobey Jones Building and Care Center, was made possible through the generosity of a resident donor. It is a beautiful and peaceful place to remember loved ones, reflect, commemorate, and so much more.  Starting in October, on the last Friday of every month... Read More

Online Shopping supports Franke Tobey Jones!

November 9, 2021 — With much appreciation, as the holiday season approaches and your online shopping increases, we ask a favor of you. Would you please take a moment and sign up for AMAZON SMILE.? When you shop amazonsmile it’s an easy and impactful way to support Franke Tobey Jones! It only takes a minute, and you still have... Read More

Happy Thanksgiving ~ Test Your Thanksgiving Trivia!

November 9, 2021 — Thanksgiving Day in the United States and Canada celebrates the harvest and other blessings of the past year. Americans generally believe that their Thanksgiving is modeled on a 1621 harvest feast shared by the English colonists (Pilgrims) of Plymouth and the Wampanoag people. Thanksgiving is important because it’s a positive and secular holiday where we celebrate... Read More

Drive It Forward!

August 18, 2021 — The new addition to the FTJ transportation fleet has arrived and is now on the road, newly outfitted with our FTJ logos! A portion of the 2020 Annual Where Need Is Greatest funds purchased the specialized van with hydraulic lift, which allows more mobility and independence for our residents. Our thanks and appreciation go out... Read More

2020 Annual Report

August 18, 2021 — Financial reporting and a recap of a historic year, the 2020 Annual Report will be mailed in July.  If you have not received a copy and would like one, please contact Shelley Harris, Director of Philanthropy at 253.756.6297 or at

Honoring a Loved One ~ Memorial Benches Available

August 18, 2021 — With the help of CEO Judy Dunn, Director of Residential Accommodations Michelle Olafson, and Building Services Director Tony De Marco, eight special locations on the Franke Tobey Jones campus were designated for Memorial Benches.  Three benches have recently been purchased, with five remaining. This meaningful gift is a lasting tribute in honor or in memory... Read More

Point Defiance ~ Ruston Senior Center Welcomes Returning Participants

August 18, 2021 — The Pt. Defiance ~ Ruston Senior Center enjoyed a milestone day with its graduated re-opening on August 2nd!  While volunteers implemented new check-in processes to ensure safety for participants, the first Strength and Balance class was held with 14 participants. An enthusiastic Kate Gray, Director of the Senior Center shared, “ I was so excited... Read More

New Service at FTJ – US Post Acute Care

August 18, 2021 — For ease of access for our residents, Franke Tobey Jones has partnered with US Post Acute Care to bring primary care (routine services or “as needed” services) to our campus.  Why leave FTJ when the clinic can come to our resident’s apartment?  US Post Acute Care’s Senior Clinic is staffed by a leading medical group... Read More

What are the Benefits of Living Independently in A Senior Living Community

May 27, 2021 — Senior living has changed significantly over the past few years.  Senior Living Communities encompass independent living, assisted living, memory care and some feature skilled nursing as well.  Most are beautiful and comfortable with homelike facilities, offering an all-inclusive luxury resort or cruise ship ambiance, amenities, and service.  At least that’s what you can expect at... Read More

Thank You For Joining Our Parade!

May 27, 2021 — Thank you to everyone who participated in our Springtime Drive Through Parade on May 13th…it was so much fun! We had absolutely perfect weather too. A special thank you to the local Daffodil Princesses who participated, as well as to the Washington State Birthday Car Cruise Club and other local car clubs. Thank you to... Read More

Questions to Ask When Searching For Assisted Living

May 27, 2021 — Assisted living offers a living environment for people who need minimal help with their daily life and care. Assisted living apartments give you the ability to live independently while still receiving varying levels of care and assistance. Activities of daily living include personal hygiene, dressing, eating, maintaining continence and transferring/mobility. Deciding which assisted living facility... Read More