Point Defiance ~ Ruston Senior Center Highlights

June 2, 2023 — Dog Walking Meet-Up Group Are you interested in meeting some dog lovers and their four legged friends with whom to walk your dog?  Beginning June 3, at 9:30 a.m., the Leash Brigade, a group of Senior Center participants who walk their dogs together, will start meeting in Baltimore Park adjacent to the Senior Center to... Read More

Memory Care Open House

May 3, 2023 — We have opened 21 beautiful new Memory Care suites. Join us at our Open House Tours, speakers and lunch Tuesday, May 23rd 10:00am to 1:00pm Care Center Please RSVP to Adelia at 253-756-6278 or Get on our Priority Move In Wait List for best room choices! Featured Presentation and Speakers 1. “Planning for Long-Term... Read More

Arbor Day arrives at FTJ

May 3, 2023 — We could not have asked for better weather for the first Franke Tobey Jones’ Arbor Day Celebration that took place on Friday, April 28th!  The NW sun shone brightly as Memorial Trees with honorary plaques were officially dedicated across from the Care Center. CEO Judy Dunn cut the ribbon and resident donors and families lay... Read More

Understanding Dementia Classes at FTJ

May 3, 2023 — People with memory loss have a progressive biological brain disorder that makes it more and more difficult for them to remember things, think clearly, communicate with others and take care of themselves. In addition, dementia can cause mood swings and even change a person’s personality and behavior. You might be noticing that your loved one has... Read More

Senior Art Show Call for Entries

May 3, 2023 — Submission deadline is Friday, July 21, 2023 Franke Tobey Jones Senior University has inspired creative artistry throughout the area for over a decade. This year, we invite you once again to our 2023 Senior Art Show, a juried gallery of works created by artists aged 55 or better within the past three years. We are... Read More

Looking For a Job or Career? Consider the Senior Living Industry!

May 3, 2023 — Save the date for LeadingAge Washington’s first VIRTUAL Career Fair. Tuesday, June 6 10:00-11:30 and 3:30-5:00 Registration link Experience a day of virtual networking, job opportunities and career growth as jobseekers are connected with top leaders in the senior living industry across Washington State.. Some of the participating organizations include: Columbia Lutheran Home Seattle Franke... Read More

Understanding Dementia Classes – Sign Up

March 31, 2023 — Are you 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 others... Read More

Parkinson’s One Day Conference – Registration is open!

March 31, 2023 — Health Care Providers Council of Pierce County in partnership with the American Parkinson Disease Association is pleased to be hosting its first ever Parkinson’s Conference in Pierce County. Friday, May 5, 2023 10:00am – 3:30pm Rainier View Christian Church 12305 Spanaway Loop Road S, Tacoma This will be a one-day event completely focused on the... Read More

Everlasting Memories on Arbor Day

March 31, 2023 — Arbor Day will have special meaning on the Franke Tobey Jones campus!  Eight Memorial Trees with tribute plaques have been purchased by residents and will be planted across from the Care Center on the large grass area. Zelkova Serrata trees have been considered a symbol of protection for villages since ancient times, and the number... Read More

Microgreens Growing Workshop!

March 31, 2023 — Microgreens, also known as “vegetable confetti”- are packed with astonishing amounts of nutrients. In this workshop which is part of our wonderful Holistic Wellness Program, we will introduce Microgreens and provide a simple, step by step guide on how to grow microgreens in your homes. Whether you are adding them to your salads, sandwiches, or... Read More

Senior Center Highlights

March 31, 2023 — On May 9th at 11 am we are having a presentation about the Switzerland, Austria & Bavaria trip (10 Days and 12 Meals) scheduled for May 22 – 31, 2024. HIGHLIGHTS… Bern, Cheese Making Demonstration, Montreux, GoldenPass Panoramic Train, Gstaad, Lucerne, Austrian Alps, Choice on Tour, Innsbruck, Salzburg, Mirabell Gardens, St. Peter’s Restaurant, Bavaria, Linderhof... Read More

Understanding Dementia Classes

March 1, 2023 — This spring Jake Gamble from Generations Home Care will present information about understanding dementia in four separate sessions.  He is a wonderful, compassionate caregiver with a wealth of information regarding Alzheimer’s and other dementias.  He will help you to understand this disease and the challenges it may be presenting to you and/or a loved one. ... Read More