FTJ Team Members Brighten Lives of Senior Center Participants

December 9, 2022 — This year, the annual tradition of FTJ team members coming together by department to creative festive baskets to raffle at the Point Defiance ~ Ruston Senior Center holiday party continues with much merriment.  The team members really put their hearts into it!  The “Admin Hall” (Human Resources, Finance, etc.) decided on the theme of Dog... Read More

FTJ Employee Giving Club ~ Making an Impact Together

October 4, 2022 — Patricia Moore, Activities Supervisor at FTJ, has been in the senior campus healthcare field for over seventeen years. “Every place except the laundry and kitchen!” she enthusiastically exclaims. She started as a CNA and previously held roles as a Restorative Aid, Director of Nursing and Activities Assistant. An FTJ Team Member since 2015, Patricia joined... Read More

Annual Caregiver Recognition Awards

September 9, 2022 — Each year Health Care Providers Council of Pierce County recognizes the outstanding care givers in Pierce County.  This year there were nearly 100 nominees, and 15 winners were chosen from a committee of HCPC members.  Nominations came from Adult Family Homes, other Senior Living Communities and from those receiving care from in-home care providers.  This... Read More

Meet Franchesca “Frankie” Thomas ~ Philanthropy Coordinator

September 9, 2022 — Philanthropy is pleased to introduce our new Philanthropy Coordinator, Franchesca “Frankie” Thomas. A transplant from sunny California, and originally an immigrant from the United Kingdom, Frankie is used to big moves, and is excited for this move into her new role with Franke Tobey Jones. With an undergraduate degree in Sociology and Nonprofit Management, and... Read More

FTJ Director of Philanthropy is Awarded Compassionate Heart Award

July 7, 2022 — We are pleased to announce that Shelley Harris, FTJ Director of Philanthropy, was presented with the Compassionate Heart Award on June 15th at the LeadingAge Washington annual conference in Spokane, Washington.  This award recognizes an individual who serves as a model of commitment to compassionate care.  The criteria includes steadfast commitment “above and beyond the... Read More

Making A Difference to Our FTJ Team Members – Employee Scholarship Recipient

July 7, 2022 — In 2004, the FTJ Resident Council established an employee scholarship program to honor staff members who wish to further their educational and career goals. Since then, the Employee Scholarship Committee made up of volunteer residents has awarded thousands of dollars to deserving employees, assisting in alleviating some of the high costs of degrees from colleges... Read More

FTJ Team Members Give Big To The Greater Community

January 11, 2022 — FTJ team members not only believe in the Franke Tobey Jones’ not-for-profit mission, but they also whole heartedly believe in giving back to the greater Tacoma community and beyond.  In 2010, Franke Tobey Jones started a program called Casual For A Cause.  Every Friday, team members can choose to dress casually at work by donating... Read More

Congratulations To Two Outstanding FTJ Care Givers

October 11, 2021 — The Allstar Caregiver Award ceremony, sponsored by Health Care Providers Council of Pierce County, and hosted at the Weatherly Inn, was held in September.  There were nearly 100 nominations from Retirement Communities, Adult Family Homes and Care agencies.  Franke Tobey Jones is proud to announce that the winner was from Franke Tobey Jones!  Congratulations to... Read More

Franke Tobey Jones Recognized by LeadingAge Washington

September 15, 2021 — Front row left to right:  Elizabeth Alvarez, Executive Assistant; Shirley Robbins, Resident Accommodations and Garden Apartment Concierge; Peggy Michel, Therapeutic Activity Assistant; Christine Hall, Sr. Director of Marketing and PR; Michelle Olafson, Director of Admissions and Resident Relations; Terri Ross, Accounts Payable Back row left to right:  Shelley Harris, Director of Philanthropy; Carole Velez, Community... Read More

Concierge Team Members Go Above and Beyond

May 6, 2021 — Last March 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... Read More