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Mark Your Calendar for the 2021 Senior Art Show

October 11, 2021 — Franke Tobey Jones will be hosting the Senior Art Show again this year, and it will take place Friday, October 15 through Sunday, October 17 in the M.J. Wicks Wellness Center, so mark your calendars and join us for this fabulous exhibit! This juried art show presents works made in the past 3 years by... Read More

COVID Booster and Flu Shots

October 11, 2021 — We are thrilled that we have been able to offer the flu vaccine to botho our residents and staff. We have also secured a vendor to come to Franke Tobey Jones on October 27 to provide the COVID booster to all residents and staff that would like to receive it. . In October, in partnership... Read More

Join in on The New Jim Crow Book Discussion

October 11, 2021 — Friday, October 8, October 15, October 22, & October 29 Seldom does a book have the impact of Michelle Alexander’s The New Jim Crow. Since it was first published in 2010, it has been cited in judicial decisions and has been adopted in campus-wide and community-wide reads; it helped inspire the creation of the Marshall... Read More

Holiday Market

October 11, 2021 — Our Holiday Market is Back!  It’s being hosted this Friday, November 5, from 11:– a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the M. J. Wicks Wellness Center. (Once you drive on campus, follow the signs to the Bistro Café) Don’t miss this  opportunity to find some unique and special gifts for your family and friends this holiday... Read More

Are you interested in fiction writing?

October 11, 2021 — Join our Senior University “Writing Short Stories” class (October 8 – November 19).  This class will focus on writing short fiction with an emphasis on the six primary elements of the fictional short story: plot, conflict, setting, character, point of view, and theme. Over 7seven weeks, students will draft, workshop, and revise one original work... Read More

Seeking Vendors for FJT Holiday Market

September 15, 2021 — We’re excited to announce that we will once again be hosting our Holiday Market this year. It will be held November 5th from 10:00am to 3:00pm. We still have a few tables left, so if you would like to sell your crafts at our Holiday Market, please contact Heidi White at hwhite@franketobeyjones.com or at 253-752-6621.... Read More

Mark Your Calendar for the 2021 Senior Art Show

September 15, 2021 — Franke Tobey Jones will be hosting the Senior Art Show again this year, and it will take place Friday, October 15th through Sunday, October 17th in the M.J. Wicks Wellness Center. Mark your calendars and join us for this fabulous exhibit! Artists from Western Washington submitted their artwork for consideration, and 124 pieces of art... Read More

Walk to End Alzheimer’s – Join Team FTJ!!!

August 18, 2021 — Sunday, September 26 Dune Peninsula Park, 5361 Yacht Club Road, Tacoma Noon There is no fee to register or to walk, though you can choose to raise money for the cause. Our Team Member Promise at Franke Tobey Jones is to “Make every day meaningful for my residents, my team members and myself.”  What could... Read More

Pt. Defiance ~ Ruston Senior Center/Turn On The Lights! Food Drive

August 18, 2021 — The FTJ Philanthropy Department is working with Senior Center Director Kate Gray to expand their small food bank for the winter months.  The Senior Center partners with a non-profit food distributor and each Monday receives bread, rolls, and pastries that are close to, or have reached their pull dates.  Those extras are appreciated but they... Read More

Senior Art Show Call for Entries

May 27, 2021 — Submission deadline is Wednesday, June 30, 2021 We are very excited to announce that Franke Tobey Jones is once again hosting the Senior Art Show.  In past years this has been an incredible show featuring dozens of artists across Washington State. We are currently in search of talented artists aged 55 or better for this... Read More

May Drive Through Parade

May 6, 2021 — To celebrate Mother’s Day and springtime, FTJ will be hosting its first drive through parade of the year on Thursday, May 13th  at 2:30…weather permitting.  Scheduled to participate are several local Daffodil Princesses decked out in their beautiful yellow formals.  They participated in our April parade last year and it was a lot of fun! ... Read More

2021 Pierce County Caregiver Conference May 8 and 15

May 6, 2021 — Here is a profile of caregivers: Who Are Caregivers? The short answer is most of us, at some point in our lives. Caregivers are daughters, wives, husbands, sons, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, partners and friends. While some people receive care from paid caregivers, most rely on unpaid assistance from families, friends and neighbors. If you are... Read More

2021 Pierce County Caregiver Conference May 8 and 15

March 31, 2021 — Here is a profile of caregivers: Who Are Caregivers? The short answer is most of us, at some point in our lives. Caregivers are daughters, wives, husbands, sons, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, partners and friends. While some people receive care from paid caregivers, most rely on unpaid assistance from families, friends and neighbors. If you are... Read More