A Lot of Good News/Making a Difference

June 16, 2020 — Every day we are privileged to see acts of kindness and compassion from our residents, colleagues and the community  ~  meals that are lovingly sent to our caregivers by residents’ families; flowers and chocolates sent to staff; thank you cards and messages that arrive on a regular basis.  Each week more heartwarming stories come to... Read More

How Are Residents Keeping Busy These Days?

May 6, 2020 — With all our activities, fitness center, classes, trips and tours cancelled, what are residents doing to fill their days?  We recently spotted several of our residents who enjoy riding their bikes…circling around campus.  With 20 acres they can really put on the miles!

Keeping Your Mind Engaged While At Home

April 3, 2020 — From Jana Wennstrom Franke Tobey Jones Senior University Coordinator Folks have been kind enough to share some resources with me to pass along to you for helping to make this interim time at home more stimulating.  Steve Dunkelberger from History Hour with Steve shared: I did a two hour show last Friday that can you... Read More

Happenings at the Point Defiance ~ Ruston Senior Center

April 3, 2020 — Kate Gray, Director of the Point Defiance ~ Ruston Senior Center Hello! I hope you are all staying safe and healthy!  With the continued increase in coronavirus cases, the Senior Center will be, in all likelihood, closed through the end of April.  We will continue to monitor the situation as it changes daily.  When you... Read More

Are you bored?

April 3, 2020 — Is staying at home starting to drive you up the walls?  Here are some educational and entertaining videos you might enjoy. Go to the links below to find the videos. Educational Videos Historical Events You Won’t Believe Happened At The Same Time Landmarks of Western Art – A Documentary Series on You Tube The... Read More

Missing Your Favorite Gym?

April 3, 2020 — Are you feeling lethargic and out of shape?  Here are some exercise videos you might enjoy. Go to to find these videos and more. Exercise Videos Chair Exercises Gentle Chair Yoga Routine Chair Yoga Dance Chair Yoga Dance with Sherry Zak Morris “Hand Jive” Chair Dancing by Jodi Stolove Zumba Gold: Tango-Chacha Zumba Gold:... Read More

We Get A Lot of Questions About Pets

October 2, 2019 — We love pets at Franke Tobey Jones! Many people who tour our community are surprised that we welcome pets with open arms because so many retirement communities do not allow pets. But, we know from our many years of experience how important pets are to seniors, and we’re thrilled to see the smiles on our... Read More

Skilled Nursing At Half the Cost

October 2, 2019 — If you are currently receiving 24-hour skilled care at home, or if you will need it in the future, you might want to consider our Franke Tobey Jones Care Center. Typically 24-hour in-home skilled care is approximately $20,000 per month. At Franke Tobey Jones you will receive so much more starting at $10,500 per month... Read More

Thank You Harvest Pierce County!

October 2, 2019 — On September 25th Harvest Pierce County came to Franke Tobey Jones and harvested nearly 300 pounds of apples from our beautiful apple tree in BB’s Garden.  Harvest Pierce County harvests food that would otherwise go to waste from farms and backyard fruit trees. Then they share the bounty with local food banks, shelters and other... Read More