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Living Independently With Services Might Just Be The Best Thing January 11, 2022

Do you or your loved one(s) still want to live independently but just need a bit of help?  Our Tobey Jones Building, supported independent living, is a perfect solution!  Our Tobey Jones residents are living completely independently, but are provided several services that make their life easier. Service Offered at Our Supported Independent Living  Meals ... Read More

FTJ Team Members Give Big To The Greater Community January 11, 2022

FTJ team members not only believe in the Franke Tobey Jones’ not-for-profit mission, but they also whole heartedly believe in giving back to the greater Tacoma community and beyond.  In 2010, Franke Tobey Jones started a program called Casual For A Cause.  Every Friday, team members can choose to dress casually at work by donating... Read More

Senior University January Classes and Links January 11, 2022

Friday, January 7, January 14, January 21, & January 28 Great Courses – Food: A Cultural Culinary History* In Food: A Cultural Culinary History, award-winning Professor Ken Albala of the University of the Pacific puts this extraordinary subject on the table, taking you on an enthralling journey into the human relationship to food. With this... Read More

Senior University February Class Sneak Preview January 11, 2022

Wednesday, February 2 Medicare Basics* Whether you are new to Medicare, getting ready to turn 65, or already enrolled in a Medicare health plan, you’ll need to make important decisions at enrollment time and then during AEP (Annual Enrollment period) each year.  Come learn the A,B,C, & D’s of Medicare, overview and difference between Medicare... Read More

FTJ Is Decked Out For The Holidays December 9, 2021

Across our campus we are fully decked out for the holidays…in every building and every nook and cranny the beauty of the season sparkles bright.  No matter what building our residents reside, they experience lights, decorations and the season’s merriment.  Holiday themes range from elegant poinsettias and garland, to penguins, owls, gingerbread men/women, angels, sea... Read More

Featured Apartment of the Month: Tobey Jones #363 – Independent Living December 9, 2021

This spacious corner apartment offers 880 sq. feet of living space…plenty of room for a couple.  This apartment features lots of windows, large kitchenette with eating bar, open floor plan and large bathroom.  It also has a beautiful view of our campus.  The monthly rent of $6,620 (no buy-in) includes the following:  3 wonderful, chef... Read More

Alzheimer’s Conference December 9, 2021

The wonderful and informative Alzheimer’s Conference can still be viewed on-line.  All four recorded sessions have been uploaded to our website and can be viewed at: https://www.piercecountywa.gov/6905/Alzheimers-Conference-2021 Monday, Nov. 1: We’re Not in Kansas Anymore!) Presenters address first step concerns, from the initial diagnosis, to symptoms of dementia, what to expect, early stage behaviors, and... Read More

Managing Diabetes During the Holidays December 9, 2021

The American Diabetes Association offers the following suggestions for managing a diabetic diet during the holidays. Think About the Timing of Your Meal Plan in advance for how you will handle making medication changes if your meal does not line up with your regular meal schedule. Be Physically Active The best way to compensate for... Read More

Great Courses – Food: A Cultural Culinary History December 9, 2021

FTJ Senior University will be hosting this wonderful Great Courses Class titled Food: A Cultural Culinary History.  Award-winning Professor Ken Albala of the University of the Pacific puts this extraordinary subject on the table, taking you on an enthralling journey into the human relationship to food. With this innovative course, you’ll travel the world discovering... Read More

Senior University December Classes and Links December 9, 2021

Wednesday, December 1 From the Glacier to the Sea Experience how, besides incredible scenery, the glaciers of Southeast Alaska are important to the economic vitality of the region. 11:00 am, Zoom Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/4816003295?pwd=aXpEZEZLbVpsMFpydGZNUGYwZmNEdz09 Meeting ID: 481 600 3295 Passcode: 845170 Wednesday, December 1 & December 8 Introduction to the Zentangle Method* The Zentangle... Read More