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Senior Center Report

February 10, 2020 — By Kate Gray, Point Defiance ~ Ruston Senior Center Director As we say goodbye to 2019, I always like to reflect on accomplishments (some major, other minor). The following numbers are a comparison of the 2018 and 2019 numbers.  Full recaps can be seen on the last page of this report.  The ⊗ sign indicates a... Read More

Managing Diabetes During the Holidays

October 21, 2019 — The American Diabetes Association offers the following suggestions for managing a diabetic diet during the holidays. Think About the Timing of Your Meal Plan in advance for how you will handle making medication changes if your meal does not line up with your regular meal schedule. Be Physically Active The best way to compensate for... Read More

Sarah Doerner – Wellness Instructor

September 9, 2019 — Talk about going above and beyond! As our wellness instructor, Sarah starts everyday with the intention of fulfilling individuals’ lives, helping them find purpose and igniting their passion. Sarah does this in many ways, but she is a big believer in bringing her culturally diverse background of growing up in Thailand as a fresh perspective... Read More

Latest Employee Scholarship Recipient

September 9, 2019 — Congratulations to Danyiel (Dani) Garcia, CNA. Dani just received a Franke Tobey Jones Employee Scholarship to help pay for her nursing education. The award was given by the Franke Tobey Jones Employee Scholarship Committee, which consists of FTJ residents. Way to go Danyiel! The FTJ Scholarship Program helps employees who are seeking further education to... Read More

Meet Resident Marian Athow

September 9, 2019 — Before moving to Washington, Marian lived in Montana and North Dakota. She  enjoyed spending her summers in Montana and St. Paul. When her father’s job transferred them to Tacoma, she attended Stadium High School and graduated in 1941. She trained and graduated from the Tacoma General Hospital’s School of Nursing as a Registered Nurse in... Read More

New Care Center and Bristol View Apartments Grand Opening

August 5, 2019 — With over 600 people in attendance at our Grand Opening and Open House events, it was a thrill to cut the ribbon and show off our new Care Center and Bristol View Apartments!  If you were unable to attend our Grand Opening events, we’d love to give you a private tour of our new buildings.... Read More

As We Celebrate 95 Years We Continue to Welcome New Residents from New and Far

August 5, 2019 — As we celebrate our 95th anniversary this year and open our two new buildings, we continue to live Mrs. Jones’ vision and embrace her mission and philosophy: To enrich and extend the quality of life for seniors in our community. For 95 years Franke Tobey Jones has made meaningful lives possible. Today, Mrs. Jones’ generosity... Read More

Meet Team Member Carole Velez – Community Liaison

August 5, 2019 — Her name is Carole Velez, but you can just call her the busy bee! Carole is rarely in the same spot for more than an hour and is always sharing her love for Franke Tobey Jones with the community. Before working with FTJ, Carole used to work in sales. After talking with Carole and getting... Read More

Dispatch Health – Health Services Come To Your Home

August 5, 2019 — Who likes to go to Urgent Care or the Emergency Room?  DispatchHealth brings comfortable healthcare to your home. They provide on-demand healthcare for people of all ages, through the power of technology, convenience and service. Their skilled providers arrive at your home with the tools necessary to provide advanced medical care and are supported by... Read More

Happenings at our Point Defiance ~ Ruston Senior Center

July 3, 2019 — If you want to stay cool in the Dog Days of Summer…consider attending a class (or more) at our Senior Center.  As a note, the Senior Center will be closed on the 4th of July, but reopen on Friday at its usual time (9:00 a.m.).  July is full of new classes and events, so come... Read More

Terri Ross – Accounts Payable

July 3, 2019 — If Terri could use two words to describe herself it would be honest and organized. After seeing her office, it is clear that Terri is one busy lady with multiple stacks of papers on her desk, and she is indeed very organized. After working at several different accounting jobs, this year will be Terri’s second... Read More

Care Center Open House July 27th!

July 3, 2019 — When our new building opens, Franke Tobey Jones will set a new standard for long-term skilled nursing and memory care in this region. As our population ages, and the demand for long-term senior care and memory care rises, we are prepared to meet these needs. But, when you’ve been leading the way in senior care... Read More

Bristol View Apartments Open House July 27th

July 3, 2019 — Are you looking for luxury senior independent living? Views of the bay? Views of Mount Rainier? Close to nature and walking trails? Close to a myriad of shops, restaurants, theaters, museums and galleries? Our brand-new Bristol View Apartments offer modern floor plans while living in the beautiful and desirable North Tacoma neighborhood with views, shops,... Read More