PLU Students Visit FTJ Residents For Conversation and Learning

May 3, 2022 — Recently undergraduate students from the Pacific Lutheran University (PLU) Psychology Department put their academic course and listening skills to practice when they met with FTJ residents.  “This semester my students are taking an undergraduate course called Counseling Theory and Practice where students learn about the skills and strategies counselors use to help others, says Tiffany... Read More

Distinguished Army Women’s Hall of Fame Recipient on Senior Center Team

April 5, 2022 — Franke Tobey Jones is very lucky to have a distinguished Army Women’s Hall of Fame Recipient as part of the Senior Center team, and we are thrilled to welcome her to our family.  “Connie came to the Senior Center as a volunteer and very quickly had her talents recognized, says Kate Gray, Director of the... Read More

Welcome New Resident Ambassadors

September 15, 2021 — No matter what age you are, it’s never easy moving into a new city or community. Often we don’t know how to navigate around the community, find the best stores and restaurants, learn what there is to do in the area and so on. At Franke Tobey Jones we have a wonderful group of residents... Read More

One Family’s Transition Story

March 5, 2021 — Is senior living in your loved one’s future? Many times it affects the entire family. Every day we talk with people who are making the transition from their own home to senior living Meet Jennifer and Todd Peterson. Theirs is a wonderful story!  Watch a video of one family’s transition to FTJ. If you recognize... Read More

Meet Resident Lura Murphy

January 8, 2021 — Lura was born in CA and moved to WA when she was two years old. She attended college in Ellensburg in 1946 which was a very exciting time to be a college student as many World War II  Veterans were coming home and going to  college! She met her future husband, Jim, there, and they... Read More

Veteran’s Day Treat

December 14, 2020 — Although Veteran’s Day is past, we wanted to highlight our wonderful resident, Jane Schuneman, who  played a very special Veteran’s Day program for our Garden Apartment Residents.  It’s a time when we can’t gather in large groups, so per the guidelines, only a few of us gathered,  all six feet apart and wearing masks…but it... Read More

Meet Jett and John Brooks

August 12, 2020 — Lynn Jett Brooks was born in Oak Park, Illinois, at the end of WWII. She grew up with her parents and two brothers in and around Birmingham, Alabama, where she lived until she married in 1965. At the height of the Civil Rights movement of the early 60s, she attended her beloved Auburn University for 2 years—WAR EAGLE! As... Read More

Meet Resident Mary Bill

March 10, 2020 — Delightful Mary was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and had seven siblings.  They moved to Wenatchee for a short time before relocating permanently to Burien, WA where she attended College  at Highline Community. Mary met a young man named Melvin through a friend.  He was born and raised in Seattle and had twin sisters.  Mary and... Read More

Meet Resident John Lynn

February 10, 2020 — John and wife Sally were both born in Tacoma.  John attended Stadium High School, graduating in 1954, and Washington State University (WSU), graduating in 1959.  In 1959, John met Sally at WSU when she was in his room playing Bridge with a group of friends.  They went their separate ways and then reconnected in 1960... Read More