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Grads, Dads, Summertime Parade

June 16, 2020 — We are excited to announce that we are hosting a Grads, Dads, Summer Family Drive By Parade will be held June 18th (weather dependent) at 2:00 p.m.  The last FTJ parade in April was so much fun, we are looking forward to hosting another one!  We will be honoring FTJ team member and resident family... Read More

FTJ Family Springtime Parade

May 6, 2020 — On April 17 we hosted a Family Parade and it was so much fun!  During this time of no visitors, families were invited to drive our parade route so they could set eyes on their loved ones while still staying socially distant.  We lined the parade route with 200 colorful flower pinwheels, and gave our... Read More

AARP Tax Preparers at the Point Defiance ~ Ruston Senior Center

February 10, 2020 — It’s tax time again and the volunteer AARP tax preparers will once again be offering their services for no charge at the Senior Center on Fridays and Saturdays starting in February.  Fridays are reserved for appointments only; however, Saturdays may offer some walk-in availability.  At the time of this writing, it was undetermined whether Saturdays... Read More

Performing Arts Series: Music- Mapping Latino Musical Migrations

February 10, 2020 — From mariachi to mambo, rumba to reggaetón and tango to tamborito, we will explore the incredible variety of Latino heritage music in the U.S. and across the globe. In this interactive musical experience, we will learn stories about the people and places that shaped music and dance across the Americas – and discover how Latin... Read More

Living History Performance: Women of Destiny*

February 10, 2020 — 1889 was quite a year for Tacoma. Washington achieved statehood. Rudyard Kipling visited the “City of Destiny” and declared it was “literally staggering under a boom of the boomiest.” And three remarkable women arrived in town: businesswoman Thea Foss, artist Abby Williams Hill and visionary philanthropist Franke Tobey Jones. Each of them left their own... Read More

Happenings at the Point Defiance ~ Ruston Senior Center

February 10, 2020 — Happy New Year to All!  I am still in shock that 2019 is gone and that I’m now working on February’s calendar in 2020.  But, with a new year comes new possibilities so let’s get started! AARP Tax Preparation:  Our tax preparers’ join us again this year starting in February.  They will be here every... Read More

All Campus Open House – January 25th

January 7, 2020 — If you haven’t yet had the opportunity to tour our new Care Center, Bristol View Independent Living Apartments or refreshed Lillian Pratt Assisted Living building, or would like another look, please join us on Saturday, January 25th from 10am to 2pm. It’s a perfect opportunity to see up close and personal our beautiful buildings, learn... Read More

Celebration of Life

January 7, 2020 — Please join us as we celebrate and honor our beloved Franke Tobey Jones residents who passed away in 2019. Date:     Saturday, January 18, 2020 Time:    3:00 PM—4:00 PM Place:    Franke Tobey Jones Lillian Pratt Parlor Ribbons will be available to write a special message for the Remembrance Tree. Words will be shared by the... Read More

Meaningful Movies Tacoma Partners with Senior University in 2020

December 5, 2019 — Are you looking for something interesting to attend in the new year.  Consider Meaningful Movies.  Meaningful Movies Tacoma is a non-profit organization that was started in order to gather, educate, inspire, connect and commit our community to the environment, peace, and justice, and to build an educated, informed citizenry. They show a documentary film monthly... Read More

Steve’s History Hour is Sure to Educate and Entertain

December 5, 2019 — Most of you have heard of Steve Dunkelberger. Starting in January 2020, Steve will provide evening lectures at FTJ on local history on first Thursdays from 6—7 pm in the Lillian Pratt Parlor. This will be worth leaving the comfort of your home and coming out to see! He has been a local journalist and... Read More

Happenings at the Point Defiance Ruston Senior Center

December 5, 2019 — Good Morning! Before I talk about our upcoming events, I want to take a moment to thank everyone who participated in our Joeseppi’s Takeover!  We had a wonderful turnout, in both volunteers and patrons.  Without you both, we could not have made this the success it was so thank you each and every one who... Read More

Legacy Circle Luncheon Planned

October 31, 2019 — November is an especially thankful month!  Friday, November 15, 2019, is officially recognized as Philanthropy Day which gives us an opportunity to reflect on the meaning of giving, the wonderful impact it has on our community, and how dreams can be turned into reality, making our world a better place. In keeping with the theme... Read More

Senior Center Fund Raiser

October 31, 2019 — The Senior Center is taking over Joeseppis’ Italian Ristorante on November 14 of this year.  See attached flyer for time and information.  This is a fundraiser that benefits the Senior Center.  We will receive 5-10% of the proceeds as indicated on the flyer, depending on the attendance.  Many of you know that Joeseppis’ is a... Read More