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Most Popular FTJ Blog Posts Of 2023

February 20, 2024 — Check out these popular blogs with topics ranging from Memory Care to the End-of-Life Doula Program to the Tacoma Senior Living Tour What’s the Difference Between A Companion and a Care Giver? What’s the Difference Between Assisted Living, Memory Care and Skilled Nursing? Montessori-Inspired Memory Care Programming Tacoma Ranked One of the Top Five Best... Read More

Managing Problem Behaviors in Dementia

February 13, 2024 — Individuals dealing with dementia often display inappropriate or unpleasant behaviors as part of their illness.  In general, it is helpful to identify the causes of problem behaviors so that triggers and be avoided and the reaction averted. Observe the body language and try to figure out what the person is trying to communicate non-verbally. What... Read More

Announcing the Pacific Northwest Senior Writer’s Showcase

February 8, 2024 — 1st Ever Writing Contest for Seniors 55+ In celebration of the Franke Tobey Jones Centennial this year, we are proud to announce the first ever Pacific Northwest Senior Writer’s Showcase as part of Franke Tobey Jones Senior University. For details click here. Entries can be in the form of a story, poem or essay and... Read More

Franke Tobey Jones Celebrates its Centennial This Year

February 6, 2024 — As we celebrate our Centennial, throughout the year we’ll be sharing news of our Centennial events and facts about the 1920s and specifically 1924. Looking Back…The Roaring 20’s! Hemlines, the Stock Market and Lindbergh all went up! This was a period in American history of dramatic social, economic and political change. For the first time,... Read More

FTJ Celebrates Black History Month

February 2, 2024 — At Franke Tobey Jones, across campus and at our three Senior Centers, we will be focusing on Black History Month at Senior University, Activities and in Memory Care.  Some of these classes include programs about black athletes, the Harlem renaissance, a performance with works focusing on the composer Duke Ellington, Underrepresented Artists Lecture Series focusing... Read More

FTJ Senior University- – February Class Sneak Preview

January 25, 2024 — Friday, February 2 Paint and Sip – Colorful Octopus# Artväna, the leading Paint & Sip Events provider for Western Washington, will provide a fun and accessible art instruction experience with step-by-step painting instructions to create your very own artwork. No artmaking experience is required to have a great time! Pre-registration is required and the cost... Read More

Living A Full Life — Even With COPD

January 18, 2024 — Consonus Healthcare and AgeSTRONG clients with COPD are benefiting from the Body Strong and Chronic Conditions programs. Body Strong Program is a wellness program offered to medically stable individuals who may reside in independent or assisted living communities or even in nursing facilities. 4 Ways to Fight COPD #1 How do I avoid getting COPD?... Read More

How Do You Know If It’s Time To Downsize?

January 16, 2024 — Whether or not it’s time to downsize is a personal decision that depends on a number of factors, including your financial situation, your lifestyle and your emotional attachment to your current home. There is no right or wrong answer, and what’s right for one person may not be right for another. If you’re thinking about... Read More

Our Residents Love the FTJ Neighborhood

January 12, 2024 — Our residents love living in North Tacoma close to so many places to walk, eat, see, explore, meet up with friends and so much more! Watch our new In The FTJ Neighborhood Video https://youtu.be/nOeGUbrtiIY

FTJ Holistic Wellness Program – January Class Highlights

January 10, 2024 — Art Expressions: Scrape Art Tuesday, January 16, 2pm TJ Craft Room Scrap art or Scrape painting is a fun and creative way to experiment with acrylic paint. By scraping paint designs on paper or fabric you can get some pretty amazing abstract patterns! Back by popular demand. Come and give it a try, let’s see... Read More

Franke Tobey Jones Celebrates its Centennial This Year

January 8, 2024 — On July 16, 1924, the Franke Tobey Jones Home cornerstone was laid on a spectacular five-acre site with views of Commencement Bay and Mount Rainier. With a wheelbarrow and spade, Mrs. Franke Tobey Jones, at the age of 80, presided over the ceremony. On March 24, 1925 the Home opened, a beautiful Tudor-style building with... Read More

Featured Apartment of the Month

January 5, 2024 — Garden Apartment #101 – Independent Living This 635 square foot, one bedroom apartment is on the main floor close to all activities and the concierge. It also has a lovely fireplace and patio! The monthly rent of $4,370 ($55K Entrance Fee) includes: Continental breakfast three days a week Happy Hour every Thursday Housekeeping twice monthly... Read More

FTJ Senior University – January Class Highlights

January 4, 2024 — Friday, January 5, January 12, January 19, & January 26 Tacoma Community Ukulele Project: Exploring the Ukulele* The ukulele is an instrument that you can learn chords & songs on with no prior musical training, so please join us regardless of your previous musical experience and leave with the tools to keep learning on your... Read More