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Featured Apartment of the Month (SOLD!) January 5, 2023

Garden Apartment #101 – Independent Living This 635 square foot, one bedroom apartment is on the main floor close to all activities and the concierge. It also has a lovely fireplace and patio! The monthly rent of $4,140 ($55K Entrance Fee) includes: Continental breakfast three days a week Happy Hour every Thursday Housekeeping twice monthly... Read More

What Is The Difference Between Memory Care and Assisted Living? January 5, 2023

You might be noticing that your loved one has some memory loss and/or might need help in some activities of daily living like medication management or dressing.  But, does your loved one need memory care or assisted living? Memory care and assisted living are both forms of long-term care that can be provided to seniors... Read More

The Current Real Estate Market – Should I Sell My Home Now? January 5, 2023

The real estate market has been a whirlwind to say the least these last three years. We are now moving into a more normal market. We are seeing pent-up demand for housing even though interest rates are higher than they were, homes are selling. We are now seeing inflation inching down and therefore, so are... Read More

FTJ Holistic Wellness – New Class – D.I.Y Natural Products January 5, 2023

Once a month we will gather to create D.I.Y Natural Products.  The great thing about D.I.Y natural products are the fact that you can: Save money Learn what really works best for you Avoid potentially harmful chemicals Get those creative juices flowing Plus, they make great gifts! The first D.I.Y class will be held January... Read More

FTJ Philanthropy announces The 3rd Annual “Souper” Bowl With Love January 5, 2023

With much gratitude, this heartfelt project with spectacular team support continues to grow and gain yardage for the Pt. Defiance ~ Ruston Senior Center!  We hope you will join us in providing a few warm meals for some well-deserving seniors who need a little extra help. Team Huddle:  To fill 75 bags each with 3... Read More

FTJ Sponsoring the Movie “The Upside” at the Grand Theater January 5, 2023

FTJ is sponsoring the Movie “The Upside” at the Grand Theater on Saturday, February 11 at 10am and is free to seniors.  This film is part of the Grand’s Overcoming Adversity film series which is running for several months. The Upside is a 2017 American comedy-drama film, a remake of the French 2011 film The... Read More

Point Defiance ~ Ruston Senior Center Planning Trip To Ireland January 5, 2023

The Point Defiance ~ Ruston Senior Center is in the planning stages of offering a trip to Ireland for September 2-11, 2023.  Trip highlights include Dublin, Irish Evening, Waterford, Blarney Castle, Killarney, Jaunting Car Ride, Ring of Kerry, Farm Visit, Limerick, Cliffs of Moher, Galway and Castle Stay.  If you are interested in finding out... Read More

Senior University January 2023 Class Highlights January 5, 2023

Wednesday, January 4, January 11, January 18, and January 25 Tacoma Community Ukulele Project: Exploring the Ukulele The ukulele is an instrument that you can learn chords & songs on with no prior musical training, so please join us regardless of your previous musical experience and leave with the tools to keep learning on your... Read More

Senior University February 2023 Class Sneak Preview January 5, 2023

Wednesday, February 1 Seniors Helping Seniors – Scams to Avoid: Travel Tips Are you ready to take a vacation with the family?  Did you decide to rent a house from Airbnb or other vacation rental site?  This class will talk about travel tips for seniors as well as how to spot travel scams using today’s... Read More

Featured Apartment of the Month – Memory Care Apartment #7 December 12, 2022

Schedule a Tour This is a beautiful and spacious private suite with an en suite bathroom.  A very nice room!  Our Memory Care is a specialized community for seniors with Alzheimer’s Disease and dementia. Our goals are to provide a sense of security and belonging through reassuring staff in a place that feels like home,... Read More

Does My Loved One Need Memory Care? December 9, 2022

Are you concerned about memory loss in yourself or a loved one?  According to the Alzheimer’s Association, an estimated 6.5 million Americans age 65 or older (about one in nine Americans) are living with Alzheimer’s in 2022.  This jumps to 73 percent for ages 75 or older. The number of people with the disease doubles... Read More

FTJ Offering More Memory Care Suites December 9, 2022

We have exciting news!  FTJ has started the process of converting 21 skilled nursing suites into memory care suites.  These will be available starting early 2023.  “With the demand for memory care increasing every year, we are thrilled to be able to offer more beautiful memory care suites starting early 2023,” says Michelle Olafson, FTJ... Read More