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Annual May Spring Tea – A Century Long Tradition

May 22, 2024 — Spring Tea, a beloved and anticipated annual Franke Tobey Jones celebration since 1922, is hosted for the residents in honor of Mrs. Franke Tobey Jones’ birthday, May 22nd. This year will be an extra special occasion that will kick off our three-month Centennial celebration. Since 1925, the Tea has been hosted in the Tobey Jones... Read More

City of Tacoma Proclaims May 22, 2024 Franke Tobey Jones Day in Tacoma

May 21, 2024 — In honor of Mrs. Franke Tobey Jones’ birthday and her many contributions to the City of Tacoma, especially the Franke Tobey Jones senior living, Tacoma Mayor Victoria Woodards has declared May 22, 2024 Franke Tobey Jones Day in the City of Tacoma.  We would like to thank the City of Tacoma for this great honor! ... Read More

Parkinson’s Conference ~ Registration Open

April 4, 2024 — American Parkinson Disease Association and the Pierce County Health Care Providers Council are teaming up for this one-day event.  Spend the day with a slate of local Parkinson’s disease experts. This conference is focused on health, wellness, movement and research. It is a day designed to educate, inspire and empower those impacted by Parkinson’s disease.... Read More

Senior Activity Center April Highlights

April 1, 2024 — Point Defiance ~ Ruston, Beacon and Lighthouse Senior Centers For complete class, program and lunch offerings at all three senior centers click here. POINT DEFIANCE ~ RUSTON SENIOR CENTER 4716 N. Baltimore Street, Tacoma, 253-756-0601 Attorney Johnson Attorney Liz Johnson continues her legal series on Tuesday, April 23, at 11:00 a.m. Her topic for this... Read More

Parkinson’s Conference

March 14, 2024 — April 26th  |  10:00—3:00 pm  The American Parkinson Disease Association and Pierce County Health Care Providers Council (HCPC) are once again partnering to organize and host this one day event. The conference will be held at Rainier View Christian Church in Tacoma. To register or for more information contact apdanw@APDAparkinson.org or 206-695-2905.

Winning Touchdown for the 4th Annual “Souper Bowl With Love!”

March 12, 2024 — Home team “Souper” Bowl Champs for the fourth consecutive year!   FTJ residents and team members ensured the “Souper Bowl With Love” food drive benefitting the Pt. Defiance ~ Ruston Senior Center made it over the goal line to a game day victory. Many, many thanks for your generous support that resulted in distributing 105 meal... Read More

Upcoming Understanding Dementia Classes – Seats Are Limited

March 9, 2024 — Jake Gamble from Generations Home Care will, once again, be presenting four Understanding Dementia classes this spring.  If you’ve ever attended any of his classes, you know how wonderful they are.  He is a deeply compassionate person with a wealth of knowledge and experience dealing with people with memory loss and their loved ones coping... Read More

Movie at The Grand for Seniors

March 5, 2024 — On Saturday, March 9th, Pierce County Aging and Disability Resources present the final movie at Grand Cinema as part of the FREE “Senior Strength In Solitude” film series.  The movie is called “All Is Lost” starring Robert Redford and will show at Grand Cinema on Saturday, March 9, 2024, at 10 AM (doors open at... Read More

Senior Living Tour

March 4, 2024 — Tacoma and Gig Harbor Compare the possibilities at eight senior communities in March Are you thinking about moving into a retirement community but just don’t know where to start looking or even what questions to ask?  Or, are you envisioning your Grandma’s retirement community when thinking about needing more care?  If so, then the Senior... Read More

Holistic Wellness March Class Highlights

March 4, 2024 — For questions or to RSVP for any of these classes, please contact Sarah Doerner at sdoerner@franketobeyjones.com or 253-756-6387. Thank you. Gong Meditation  Thursday, March 7, 2024  Wellness Center 2pm  The 90- minute event includes a discussion on the healing attributes of the Gong, a 62-minute Gong Meditation, followed by sweets & community. Join us on... Read More

Upcoming Understanding Dementia Classes

February 22, 2024 — Jake Gamble from Generations Home Care will, once again, be presenting four Understanding Dementia classes this spring.  If you’ve ever attended any of his classes you know how wonderful they are.  He is a deeply compassionate person with a wealth of knowledge and experience dealing with people with memory loss and their loved ones coping... Read More

First Annual FTJ Employee Scholarship Luncheon

February 15, 2024 — The Employee Scholarship Committee comprised of six FTJ residents, and nine FTJ team member scholarship recipients came together for lunch in January, an opportunity to meet and greet one another, and update everyone on career goals and achievements.  “Class of 2023” scholarship recipients included (back row) Diana Sharon, Tyler Kaye, Hannah Gitonga, Ashlyn Bacon, Heidi... Read More

FTJ Holistic Wellness February Highlights

February 1, 2024 — The Secret to your Heart (Health) ( A Collaboration with Senior University) Thursday, February 1, 2024 2pm Wellness Center Learn new ways to create a heart healthy lifestyle through daily practices, habits and behaviors from a mind, body, and spiritual perspective. Support Group For People Whose Partners Have Dementia Wednesday, February 21, 2024 3pm (Location:... Read More