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Pick Now…Move Later Program

July 2, 2020 — You may be ready to move into Franke Tobey Jones now or simply thinking about moving in the near future, but the COVID restrictions and touring restrictions have made it a bit more difficult.  To help ease the process, we have put together a Pick Now …Move Later Program.  It’s very easy! Go to our... Read More

Grads, Dads, Summer Fun Family Drive Through Parade Lifted Spirits

July 2, 2020 — Watch the Video With horns blaring, balloons flying, streamers waving and enthusiastic cheering, Franke Tobey Jones hosted an amazing Grads, Dads, Summer Fun Family Drive Through Parade on June 18th with well over 100 cars, fire engine and police cars.  The line of cars waiting to participate started behind the new Bristol View Apartment building... Read More

Music Wafting Through Campus

July 2, 2020 — On sunny afternoons as I sit at my desk I can hear lovely music wafting through our campus.  That’s when I know residents Jane and Eric are outside in the sunshine playing their violin and recorder!  Jane began playing the violin at the age of five which started a great journey with music in her... Read More

Availability – New Campus Tour Video

June 16, 2020 — We have availability in all areas of our campus.  Although we are not touring, if you need to move in immediately to skilled nursing, memory care, assisted living or independent living, please let us know and we can accommodate you on a case by case basis.  Also, check out our new Campus Tour Video at... Read More

Hallway Happy Hour Wag Bags

June 16, 2020 — Hallway Happy Hours and Tailgate Happy Hours are not just for our residents anymore…they are also for our special furry family members as well.  “Wag Bags” are given out to our beloved furry family members so they can share in the fun too.  Lots of tails wagging here!

Availability

May 6, 2020 — We have availability in all areas of our campus.  Although we are not touring, if you need to move in immediately to skilled nursing, memory care, assisted living or independent living, please let us know and we can accommodate you on a case by case basis.  Please call Michelle, Shirley, Carole or Terry at 253-752-6621.

Happy Mother’s Day

May 6, 2020 — We’d like to wish a Happy Mother’s Day to all of our mom’s!  We know it’s a very different and challenging Mother’s Day for all of us, but we hope that everyone can still feel a sense of joy and blessing for all the wonderful women in our lives.  We are planning some special Mother’s... Read More

Happy Birthday Franke!

May 6, 2020 — Due to the current restrictions, we’ve had to cancel our 96th Annual Spring Tea, an event in May where we celebrate Mrs. Franke Tobey Jones birthday.  However, we didn’t want to pass up this opportunity to say HAPPY BIRTHDAY to our founder and to thank her, once again, for her vision and inspiration for seniors.

FTJ Personal Concierge Program ~ Connecting Residents and Families in a Challenging Time

May 6, 2020 — Before lockdowns and self-quarantines became the normal for everyone, Franke Tobey Jones proactively closed its senior community to all visitors. First and foremost, our precious residents had to be protected, but at the same time, questions arose of how do we prevent feelings of isolation, missing family connections, while reassuring residents and families that they... Read More

Sewing Angels

May 6, 2020 — Thank you to all the people who donated fabric and sewed nearly 200 masks for our independent residents!  This was absolutely WONDERFUL and we can’t thank them enough!  Fabric was donated by FTJ residents Anne Roberts, Joan Garden, John Lynn and Simmy Klein.  Our sewers were:  team members Terri Ross, Amy Petske, Shirley Robbins, and... Read More

Our Resident Family Members are the Best!

May 6, 2020 — We can’t be more grateful for the generosity, love and care of our resident family members.  In so many ways they have been right beside us (not literally) in keeping their loved ones at FTJ thought of and cared for.  Not only this, so many have been generous in praise, thankfulness and treats for our... Read More

Common Myths of Senior Living Communities

May 6, 2020 — MYTH #5:  “CCRCs are filled with old people who are sick and dying.” Many people choose CCRCs to pursue opportunities for new learning, new activities and a “new chapter in life.”  For some, the thought of visiting a CCRC conjures up images of sickness, decline and dying. They resist moving to a CCRC because they... Read More