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COVID-19 Update from Judy Dunn, President and CEO April 3, 2020

Franke Tobey Jones continues to monitor new developments daily as it relates to COVID-19.  We are fully committed to maintaining the well-being and safety of our residents and team members.  We have all current protocols in place, are spending extra efforts on infection control measures and are happy to report that we are still COVID-19... Read More

Availability and Featured Apartment of the Month April 3, 2020

We have availability in all areas of our campus.  Although we are not touring, if you need to move in immediately to skilled nursing, memory care, assisted living or independent living, please let us know and we can accommodate you on a case by case basis.  Please call Michelle, Shirley, Carole or Terry at 253-752-6621.... Read More

Personal Concierge Program During COVID-19 April 3, 2020

FTJ team members make an extraordinary difference in the lives of our residents and their family members during this challenging time. In Mid March, as soon as we found out that visitors were not going to be allowed on campus and all activities needed to be stopped, we put together a Temporary Personal Concierge Service... Read More

Beware of COVID-19 Scams April 3, 2020

From Aging and Disability Resources (ADRC) Not surprisingly, scammers are wasting no time in taking advantage of the COVID-19 pandemic.  Medicare beneficiaries are receiving robocalls about “special virus kits.”  The scammer asks the person for their Medicare number so they can send them a “free” test.  If you receive this type of call, hang up... Read More

Six Immune-Supporting Soups for Comfort During Challenging Times April 3, 2020

Courtesy of Sarah Doerner from the FTJ Wellness/Fitness Center Enjoying these yummy soups while boosting your immune system! Garlic Mushroom Soup Garlic and mushrooms are both great when it comes to giving your immune system a leg up. This garlic and mushroom soup recipe gives you the best of both, for a dish that can... Read More

Smile for Franke Tobey Jones April 3, 2020

In these times of online shopping…did you know that when you order from Amazon, you can also support Franke Tobey Jones? Amazon will donate 0.5% of all eligible purchases if you select Franke Tobey Jones as your charity! Smile.Amazon Please take a moment and register Franke Tobey Jones as the charity nonprofit you would like... Read More

Keeping Your Mind Engaged While At Home April 3, 2020

From Jana Wennstrom Franke Tobey Jones Senior University Coordinator Folks have been kind enough to share some resources with me to pass along to you for helping to make this interim time at home more stimulating.  Steve Dunkelberger from History Hour with Steve shared: I did a two hour show last Friday that can you... Read More

Happenings at the Point Defiance ~ Ruston Senior Center April 3, 2020

Kate Gray, Director of the Point Defiance ~ Ruston Senior Center Hello! I hope you are all staying safe and healthy!  With the continued increase in coronavirus cases, the Senior Center will be, in all likelihood, closed through the end of April.  We will continue to monitor the situation as it changes daily.  When you... Read More

Grocery Shopping and Delivery April 3, 2020

By now you’ve probably already gotten your grocery delivery well in-hand, but just in case you don’t, here are some grocery stores that deliver.  Special Hours at Grocery Stores for Seniors and People with Disabilities Safeway and Albertsons: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. (Pharmacies open 7am-9am) Whole Foods: one hour before the... Read More

Common Myths about Senior Living Communities April 3, 2020

MYTH #4: “It would be easy to get any care I might need at home.” Reality Care at home can be difficult and costly, while CCRCs offer a seamless solution for most care needs that may arise later life. Creating A Plan of Care Throughout our lives, we plan for potential adversities.  We buy health... Read More

Are you bored? April 3, 2020

Is staying at home starting to drive you up the walls?  Here are some educational and entertaining videos you might enjoy. Go to the links below to find the videos. Educational Videos https://www.franketobeyjones.com/pt-defiance-ruston-senior-center/educational-video/ Historical Events You Won’t Believe Happened At The Same Time Landmarks of Western Art – A Documentary Series on You Tube The... Read More

Missing Your Favorite Gym? April 3, 2020

Are you feeling lethargic and out of shape?  Here are some exercise videos you might enjoy. Go to https://www.franketobeyjones.com/pt-defiance-ruston-senior-center/exercise-videos/ to find these videos and more. Exercise Videos Chair Exercises Gentle Chair Yoga Routine Chair Yoga Dance Chair Yoga Dance with Sherry Zak Morris “Hand Jive” Chair Dancing by Jodi Stolove Zumba Gold: Tango-Chacha Zumba Gold:... Read More

COVID-19 Update March 10, 2020

While we do not have a confirmed case of the coronavirus (COVID-19) at Franke Tobey Jones, the news about the potential spread of this new disease, and the risks it poses for those who become infected, is concerning to us all. Please know that maintaining the health, wellness and safety of our residents and staff... Read More