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Featured Apartment of the Month – Bristol View #26 May 3, 2019

If you are interested in luxury apartment living, consider Bristol View Apartment #26. This corner apartment on the top floor of our independent living apartments has 1,575 square feet of contemporary living space and a beautiful FTJ campus view. The apartment also has many windows and is flooded with natural light. Your Bristol View Apartment... Read More

New Franke Tobey Jones Care Center – Move-In Special! May 3, 2019

Our new Franke Tobey Jones Care Center, with a skilled nursing community and a memory care community both housed in the same building, is nearing completion! Are you currently in need of long-term care skilled nursing or memory care? We are offering a wonderful move-in special. If you move in to our current skilled nursing... Read More

Franke Tobey Jones Receives $1 Million Donation for Tacoma Seniors May 3, 2019

We are delighted to announce the generous donation of $1 million from the Whisper Foundation, a legacy of the Gary E. Milgard Family Foundation, to our “Campaign for Franke Tobey Jones: Historic past ~ Innovative future.” Thanks to this donation, we are one step closer to reaching the $5 million campaign goal. The campaign is... Read More

New Luxury Independent Living Apartments May 3, 2019

“Bristol View” – Only A Few Apartments Remain! Are you looking for luxury senior independent living? Tour our brand new two-bedroom/two-bathroom apartments where sweeping views of Puget Sound meet the convenience and security of a well-planned retirement community on a lovely 20-acre campus in North Tacoma. Enjoy your privacy with a home-cooked meal or socialize... Read More

Understanding Dementia ~ New Educational Series May 3, 2019

Are you are 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... Read More

Franke’s Follies Annual Fundraiser May 3, 2019

As a not-for-profit organization we rely on donations to run our community programs which are open to the Tacoma/Pierce County community at large. You are invited to our 14th annual Franke’s Follies Fundraising Luncheon on May 9, 2019 to make a difference in the lives of seniors in our community. Franke’s Follies Fundraiser Lunch Tacoma... Read More

Relay for Life May 3, 2019

Relay for Life is right around the corner – May 17th and 18th. One person can really make a difference! From team members to volunteers, we all want to remember those we’ve lost, help those affected today, and give us a home team advantage against cancer. Through funds donated, time given, or awareness raised, our... Read More

Meet Resident John VanBuren May 3, 2019

John was born in Clatskanie, Oregon and grew up in Wauna, Oregon, a small sawmill town complete with a company grocery store and gas station. He attended a one-room school house 1st – 9th grade, and his parents acquired their first telephone when John went to college. John attended Oregon State College where he received... Read More

Meet Team Member Robert Beckham – Building Services (Maintenance) May 3, 2019

Handy man Robert, at your service! Most of the time you can find Robert cruising around the Franke Tobey Jones campus on his golf cart with his box of tools. Being one of the five Maintenance Technicians on campus, Robert’s “to-do” list never runs short. Before Franke Tobey Jones, Robert worked in the meat cutting... Read More

Master Gardener Lecture Series Starts May 2nd May 3, 2019

Master Gardener programs are volunteer programs that train individuals in the science and art of gardening. These individuals pass on the information they learned during their training, as volunteers who advise and educate the public on gardening and horticulture. Critical issues that Pierce County Master Gardeners currently work toward improving in Pierce County are water... Read More

Happenings at our Point Defiance ~ Ruston Senior Center May 3, 2019

If you are a frequent reader of this newsletter, you already know how many great programs our Point Defiance ~ Ruston Senior Center hosts! First, if you’re interested in traveling, check out these great trips you can go on in 2020! Cuba – April 2020 Alaska Cruise on Holland America – May 2020 Rhine Riverboat... Read More

Senior University – May Class Highlights May 3, 2019

Wednesday, May 1 The Saga of Thea Foss: A Living History Performance by Karen Haas* Born in Norway, Thea Foss and her husband arrived in Tacoma in 1889. Like other immigrants, she added her experience to the rich blend that is Washington. 1:00 pm, Lillian Pratt Parlor Thursday, May 2 Master Gardener Series: Vegetable Gardening,... Read More

Senior University – June Class Sneak Preview May 3, 2019

Tuesday, June 4 Brain Training with Linda Terry Cognitive trainer Linda Terry helps people of all ages fine tune their thinking skills. Her work features fun, interactive brain exercises and practical lifestyle options to raise brain awareness. 11:00 am (Level 1), Lillian Pratt Parlor, 2:00 pm (Level 2), Wellness Center Thursday, June 6 Master Gardener... Read More