March 30 is “National Take A Walk In The Park Day”

March 7, 2022 — Take a Walk in the Park Day is celebrated annually on March 30, which encourages all of us to invest in our health without spending any money!  Who doesn’t like spending some quiet time in nature?  All you have to do is wear some comfortable shoes, find a walking partner (or not) and go for... Read More

Give Memories, Not Chocolate

February 4, 2022 — Valentine’s Day shouldn’t be about candy. The idea behind the holiday is, well, love. And as it turns out, giving and receiving love is great for your brain.  A 2016 Global Council on Brain Health report on social engagement and brain health found that meaningful relationships can help maintain thinking skills and slow cognitive decline... Read More

New Hospice Suite Helps Resident and Family Members Share Time Together

March 5, 2021 — Watch the Hospice Suite Video: With a generous FTJ resident donation, the beautiful Bruda Family Suite in our Care Center has been furnished for any resident or community member in need of end-of-life Hospice care.   This two-room living area includes new sleeping recliners, a coffee maker, games, cards and other cozy amenities that provide... 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

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