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Open House – Sept 26 September 9, 2019

If you haven’t been to Franke Tobey Jones for a while, there are a lot of new things to see! We have totally refreshed our Lillian Pratt Assisted Living building with new carpet, paint, furniture and fixtures. We’ve also updated our Bistro Café, installed new carpeting in our Tobey Jones Building and opened two new... Read More

2019 Alzheimer’s Caregiver Conference – Free September 9, 2019

What we eat – and how we eat – has a profound impact on us. Join caregivers from around the region to learn how nutrition and diet can hinder or help people with dementia. Get hints for providing nutritious and attractive food options that will increase variety and help maintain health. The 2019 Alzheimer’s Caregiver Conference, hosted... Read More

Series of Art Workshops Focusing on Drawing and Composition Skills Begins This Month September 9, 2019

Artist Abrian Curington is a professional illustrator living and working in Fircrest, WA. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from Western Washington University and has been running Blue Cat Co., an independent publishing company for the last two years, publishing her creator-owned graphic novels, including Bellmage and Woolmancy. She recently completed an Artist in... Read More

19th Annual Wellness Walk – Friday September 13 September 9, 2019

Have you attended one of our Wellness Walks before? It’s a lot of fun, it’s free and is open to the community outside of Franke Tobey Jones! There are three different walks you can choose from, anywhere from one-quarter to three-quarters of a mile and all are wheelchair and walker friendly. All participants will gather... Read More

Sarah Doerner – Wellness Instructor September 9, 2019

Talk about going above and beyond! As our wellness instructor, Sarah starts everyday with the intention of fulfilling individuals’ lives, helping them find purpose and igniting their passion. Sarah does this in many ways, but she is a big believer in bringing her culturally diverse background of growing up in Thailand as a fresh perspective... Read More

Latest Employee Scholarship Recipient September 9, 2019

Congratulations to Danyiel (Dani) Garcia, CNA. Dani just received a Franke Tobey Jones Employee Scholarship to help pay for her nursing education. The award was given by the Franke Tobey Jones Employee Scholarship Committee, which consists of FTJ residents. Way to go Danyiel! The FTJ Scholarship Program helps employees who are seeking further education to... Read More

Understanding Dementia – Last Class September 9, 2019

Caring for a loved one with dementia poses many challenges for families and caregivers. Please join us for our last presentations this year about Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia. Our guest speaker will be Jake Gamble, owner of Generations Home Care. This presentation will be held in our Wellness Center from 2:00 – 3:30p.m. September 11... Read More

Resident Enjoy Four Day Excursion to Port Townsend September 9, 2019

Our residents had a wonderful time on their four-day trip to Port Townsend August 21-24.  It’s such a great town!  They had the opportunity to stay at the Old Alcohol Plant hotel in Port Hadlock which has quite a history.  Constructed in 1910, the Old Alcohol Plant building was originally owned and operated by William... Read More

Meet Resident Marian Athow September 9, 2019

Before moving to Washington, Marian lived in Montana and North Dakota. She  enjoyed spending her summers in Montana and St. Paul. When her father’s job transferred them to Tacoma, she attended Stadium High School and graduated in 1941. She trained and graduated from the Tacoma General Hospital’s School of Nursing as a Registered Nurse in... Read More

Happenings at the Point Defiance ~ Ruston Senior Center September 9, 2019

By Kate Gray, Director of the Point Defiance ~ Ruston Senior Center As much as I love cold weather, I have to ask myself where the summer went.  I can’t complain too much since it’s great weather for classes and events at the Senior Center. And speaking of classes and events, we have some new things... Read More

Senior University September Class Highlights September 9, 2019

Tuesday, September 3 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 Tuesday, September 3 Everything You... Read More

Senior University October Class Sneak Preview September 9, 2019

Tuesday, October 1 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, October 3 The Effect... Read More