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

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

All-Star Caregiver Recognition

July 3, 2019 — Congratulations to FTJ care givers Amanda Wilson and Allisha Navarro who were recognized at the annual Outstanding Caregiver Recognition Dinner on June 11th. Both Amanda and Allisha were nominated directly by our residents for the outstanding care they provide. This event was hosted by Health Care Providers Council of Pierce County to pay tribute to... Read More

What are Residents Saying about FTJ?

July 3, 2019 — As we celebrate our 95th anniversary this year and look toward opening two new buildings on our campus, 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.... Read More

Franke Tobey Jones Receives $1 Million Donation for Tacoma Seniors

May 3, 2019 — We are delighted to announce the generous donation of $1 million from the Whisper Foundation, a legacy of the Gary E. Milgard Family Foundation, to our “Campaign for Franke Tobey Jones: Historic past ~ Innovative future.” Thanks to this donation, we are one step closer to reaching the $5 million campaign goal. The campaign is... Read More

Understanding Dementia ~ New Educational Series

May 3, 2019 — Are you are caring for a loved one with dementia? If so, you know this poses many challenges for families and caregivers. People with dementia from conditions such as Alzheimer’s and related diseases have a progressive biological brain disorder that makes it more and more difficult for them to remember things, think clearly, communicate with... Read More

Heroes Among Us

March 6, 2019 — What is a hero and who are the people we make heroes? A hero is someone who we determine to have demonstrated behaviors and decisions that are ethically and emotionally worthy of our awe. A hero is someone who inspires us by their example. Someone who moves us emotionally. Many times, they overcome a tragedy... Read More

Intergenerational Programs Help Keep Seniors and Young People Connected

February 6, 2019 — At Franke Tobey Jones, for many years’ residents serve as tutors in local elementary schools. This month ten residents from throughout the campus will join forces to tutor first and second graders at DeLong Elementary. These residents will help students advance their reading and comprehension skills once a week for the rest of the academic... Read More

How to Choose the Right Assisted Living Community

January 3, 2019 — Deciding which assisted living facility to call home can be a challenge in the best of circumstances. When looking for assisted living apartments that can accommodate your specific personal health and daily living needs, the challenge can become even more daunting. You want a place where you can be independent and enjoy life while still... Read More

Memory Care/Respite Care For Your Loved One

October 31, 2018 — Would you like to take a day off from caring for your loved one, or even take a vacation? If you’re a care giver of a parent or a family member with Alzheimer’s Disease, dementia or with chronic needs you know that giving care 24/7 is exhausting. Our respite care program offers services for family... Read More

National Study Points to Wellness Benefits of Life Plan Communities

October 31, 2018 — By Tim Regan, Senior Housing News Residents of life plan communities (Continuing Care Retirement Communities) say they have greater levels of wellness than older adults in both home and community-based settings. That’s according to newly released first-year results from the Age Well Study, a collaboration between the Mather LifeWays Institute on Aging. The ongoing, five-year... Read More