What To Look For When Visiting Your Parents This Holiday Season ~ Signs Your Loved One Needs More Assistance and Tips for Starting the Conversation

December 4, 2023 — When visiting your aging parents over the holidays, you may notice: One or both have lost weight. Expired or rotting food in their refrigerator. Cooked food in the oven that was never eaten. Unkept either inside or out…or both. Expired medications or they are not taking their medications. They are having a hard time keeping... Read More

Employee Scholarship News!

November 1, 2023 — The Employee Scholarship Committee unanimously voted to approve the application of three outstanding Franke Tobey Jones employees. With the help of these funds Heidi White, Patricia Moore, and Vivienne Campbell will be able to enroll in a Coach Training course that will not only benefit our beloved memory care residents but will allow them to... Read More

FTJ – New Therapy Provider and Program

November 1, 2023 — Franke Tobey Jones is pleased to announce our new rehabilitation and wellness program called AgeSTRONG by Consonus Rehab.  We are committed to ensuring residents have access to the best services to achieve and maintain their highest levels of health, wellness, and fitness. AgeSTRONG is taking the place of Infinity Rehab as our therapy provider. This... Read More

Pierce County Caregiver Awards – CONGRATULATIONS FTJ Care Givers!

October 6, 2023 — Each year the Health Care Providers Council of Pierce County recognizes the outstanding care givers in Pierce County.  This year there were 144 nominees, and 16 winners were chosen from a committee of HCPC members.  Nominations came from Adult Family Homes, other Senior Living Communities and from those receiving care from in-home care providers.  This... Read More

The most frequently asked questions when deciding to move to senior living

October 6, 2023 — When considering moving to senior living most people have many questions.  What are the different types of senior living communities? There are four main types of senior living communities: Independent living: This is the most active and independent level of care, in fact, there is rarely care involved. Residents typically live in their own apartments... Read More

Franke Tobey Jones Employee Scholarship Awarded

October 6, 2023 — Congratulations to Hannah Gitonga, an FTJ team member who is currently a CNA and pursuing her nursing degree at the University of Washington!  Hannah is a 4.0 student, and this is her 2nd well-deserved award to assist with tuition. Commented Employee Scholarship Committee member Nancy Cook, “We are honored to have the privilege to support... Read More

Is It Still Safe for Your Loved One To Drive? Take the Assessment

August 30, 2023 — The ability to drive safely can vary greatly from person to person and is not solely determined by age.  While some seniors may still be capable of driving safely, others may face certain age-related challenges that could affect their driving abilities. As people age, physical and cognitive changes may occur, potentially impacting their driving skills. ... Read More

Franke Tobey Jones Announces Operations of Two Additional Tacoma Senior Centers

August 1, 2023 — Franke Tobey Jones will start operating both the Lighthouse and Beacon Hill Senior Centers Franke Tobey Jones, a leading senior care provider in Pierce County, is pleased to announce its successful negotiations with the City of Tacoma to start operating both the Lighthouse and Beacon Senior Centers.  Franke Tobey Jones, who will celebrate its 100th... Read More

Moving Mom to an Assisted Living Home

August 1, 2023 — Moving a parent to an assisted living home can be a difficult and emotional decision for both the parent and you – the adult child. There are many feelings that you may experience during this process, including: Guilt: You may feel guilty about moving your parent to assisted living, even if it is the best decision... Read More

Tacoma Ranked One of the Top 5 Best Places To Live in the Nation

August 1, 2023 — Tacoma ranks third, beating out places like Alexandria, Virginia, Raleigh, North Carolina and Oakland, California. Tacoma was recently listed as one of the best places to live and move into, according to a study from The study looked at criteria such as well-being, affordability, job market, diversity and migration. Tacoma ranks third, beating out... Read More

Pickleball Comes to the Senior Center!

August 1, 2023 — Did you know that Pickleball is the fastest-growing sport in North America? There are five million Pickleball players across the USA, and the number is increasing with Pickleball classes now added to the Pt. Defiance ~ Ruston Senior Center activity calendar! A sport that was invented in 1965 on Bainbridge Island at the summer home... Read More

What’s the Secret To A Long and Healthy Life?

August 1, 2023 — 100 Pieces of Advice from 100-Year-Olds All centenarians have their own habits and morning routines by which they swear.  116-year-old Brooklynite Susannah Mushatt Jones attributed her longevity to a daily dose of four strips of bacon.  For 110-year-old Agnes Fenton, “three cans of Miller High Life a day and a shot of good booze at... Read More