Common Myths of Senior Living Communities

February 10, 2020 — MYTH #2: “My current home is the best option to continue an active social life and to stay connected with friends in the years ahead.” Reality Remaining in your home can result in growing isolation and loneliness in later life. Retirement communities offer opportunities to build new relationships and social connections with like-minded people. Friendships... Read More

Your Dollars Make a Difference!

February 10, 2020 — Thank you to the generous individuals, foundations, businesses, FTJ residents and staff who ensure Franke Tobey Jones continues to uphold its promise to enrich and extend the quality of life for seniors in our community. The Dollars You Gave in 2019 – The Impact You Made! Capital Campaign – Opened Health Care Doors Thanks to... Read More

Senior Center Report

February 10, 2020 — By Kate Gray, Point Defiance ~ Ruston Senior Center Director As we say goodbye to 2019, I always like to reflect on accomplishments (some major, other minor). The following numbers are a comparison of the 2018 and 2019 numbers.  Full recaps can be seen on the last page of this report.  The ⊗ sign indicates a... Read More

Point Defiance ~ Ruston Senior Center Presented An Award

February 10, 2020 — The Pt. Defiance~Ruston Senior Center was presented with a community service award by the Department of Human Services Aging and Disability Resources on December 17, 2019.  Judy Dunn and Kate Gray attended the luncheon, from Franke Tobey Jones and the Senior Center respectively.  The award was the result of opening its doors to a community... Read More

Common Myths About Senior Living Communities

January 7, 2020 — One of the biggest obstacles that keeps people from exploring a senior community is the belief that there are too many sacrifices to be made – freedom, independence, living space – to name a few. The reality is that today’s senior communities can provide gracious living, security, an active way of life along with many... Read More

Talking to Loved Ones About Senior Living Communities

January 7, 2020 — If you recognize that, in order for your senior loved ones to live life to the fullest, they should make the move to a senior living community in Tacoma, Washington you may encounter some resistance. Here are some tips on how to have “the conversation” with your parents. These tips work regardless of the topic... Read More

January 7, 2020 — We are currently upgrading several pieces of fitness equipment in our Wellness-Fitness Center which will be added to our already amazing array of exercise equipment. “We are excited about the new additions to our Wellness Center,” says Colin Deck, Wellness Coordinator.  “These new pieces include an adaptive motion trainer, a rowing machine with built-in trainer,... Read More

Our New State of the Art Care Center Opens

December 5, 2019 — Memory Care and Skilled Nursing Residents Transitioned into New Building Mid-November We are thrilled to announce the final approval of their new Care Center.  In this contemporary, state of the art building, we will deliver care in a more homelike environment where people can live in style, comfort and dignity. The Care Center will be... Read More

Leading Lady: Franke Tobey Jones

December 5, 2019 — The Tacoma Historical Society recently published a book honoring a group of women who have strong connections to the history and development of Tacoma. Leading Ladies: Twenty-One of Tacoma’s Women of Destiny is a collection of stories that tell of women who worked for better education, social services, and human rights.  It is a poignant... Read More

TCC Foundation Scholarship Recipients

October 31, 2019 — Each year Tacoma Community College Foundation holds its annual Donor & Recipient Scholarship Luncheon which connects students with their scholarship sponsors.  Students can put aside their studies for a few hours to meet and thank the donors who are investing in their careers and futures.  It is also a great experience for the donors, reaffirming... Read More