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Featured Apartment of the Month ~ New Memory Care Suites June 2, 2023

Our 21 beautiful new Memory Care suites are open and residents are moving in!  This is a perfect time to choose the best suite for your loved one(s). Our Memory Care specializes in seniors with Alzheimer’s Disease and dementia. Our unique approach to memory care features a small group of residents who live together in... Read More

PLU Nursing Students Intern at FTJ June 2, 2023

The Pacific Lutheran University (PLU) School of Nursing recently had several students at FTJ for some practical, hands-on learning. The students were here one day a week (10 hour days) for five weeks, in two separate groups, one on Thursday and one on Friday. While they were here, they worked with both the FTJ CNA’s... Read More

Legacy Circle Luncheon June 2, 2023

Franke Tobey Jones recently held its annual event honoring Legacy Circle members.  In a private room overlooking scenic gardens and American Lake, FTJ residents, board members and senior leadership enjoyed a multi-course lunch at the Tacoma Country & Golf Club.   CEO Judy Dunn and Chair of the Board Development Committee, Greg Unruh welcomed and thanked... Read More

Don’t be Scammed! Tips to Prevent Fraud June 2, 2023

Recently more and more people are being scammed, especially seniors.  Please beware!  It’s easy to think that callers and emailers are legitimate.  They make their “scam” feel so real using company logos, official branding and everything they can think of to make their scam look legitimate. General Tips To Prevent Fraud Never give out personal... Read More

Pt. Defiance ~ Ruston Senior Center Awarded Rotary Grant June 2, 2023

The Pt. Defiance ~ Ruston Senior Center is the proud recipient of a $5,000 grant from the Rotary Club of Tacoma #8! Franke Tobey Jones CEO Judy Dunn, Director of Philanthropy Shelley Harris, and Senior Center Director Kate Gray attended the awards luncheon on June 1st at the La Quinta Inn in Tacoma.  After accepting... Read More

An Act of Love Reaches Deep June 2, 2023

Many times we hear stories of someone with Alzheimer’s or some other form of dementia being touched by music from their lifetime.  Often times it’s someone else’s story, but this time it’s about the Puget Sounds, a group of musicians who play weekly for the Tuesday Sing-Along at the Point Defiance ~ Ruston Senior Center.... Read More

FTJ Holistic Wellness Program June 2, 2023

“Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social wellbeing and not merely the absence of disease.” ~ World Health Organization FTJ has introduced a new and exciting opportunity to bring awareness to Holistic Wellbeing! Holistic Wellness addresses our body as a whole. This approach is key to longevity and maintaining independence as we... Read More

Pt Defiance ~ Ruston Senior Center ~ The 2nd Annual Feast & Fireworks June 2, 2023

Please help us spread some patriotic cheer!  Our red, white and blue goal is to fill 100 bags with hot dogs, buns, and baked beans, and send them home with Senior Center participants for a festive Fourth of July meal!   Food bins for donations are in the Franke Tobey Jones Lillian Pratt, Garden Apts, and... Read More

Point Defiance ~ Ruston Senior Center Highlights June 2, 2023

Dog Walking Meet-Up Group Are you interested in meeting some dog lovers and their four legged friends with whom to walk your dog?  Beginning June 3, at 9:30 a.m., the Leash Brigade, a group of Senior Center participants who walk their dogs together, will start meeting in Baltimore Park adjacent to the Senior Center to... Read More

Senior University June Class Highlights June 2, 2023

Wednesday, June 7, June 14, & June 21 Evolution of Ballet* Learn about European classical ballet’s rich tradition from Louis XIV’s Versailles to its progression into the various eras. We will also greatly discuss ballet’s advances in The United States. 10:00 – 11:30 am, Bristol View 1st Floor Bowditch Room Friday, June 16, June 23,... Read More

Senior University July Class Sneak Preview June 2, 2023

The Operas of Mozart* Monday, July 10 – Early works Wednesday, July 12 – Opera Seria: Idomeneo; La Clemenza di Tito Monday, July 17 – Opera Buffa – The Mozart/da Ponte Operas: Le nozze di Figaro; Don Giovanni; Cosi fan tutte Wednesday, July 26 – Singspiel: Die Entfürung aus dem Serail; Die Zauberflöte 10:00 am,... Read More

Featured Apartment of the Month – Tobey Jones #351 May 3, 2023

Independent Living with Services This one bedroom, one bathroom apartment has a kitchenette, large closet in the bedroom and a beautiful view of the campus. The monthly rent of $4,260 (no buy in) includes, meals, housekeeping, transportation and more. 3 wonderful, chef prepared meals a day Weekly housekeeping Transportation to and from doctor appointments and... Read More

Memory Care Open House May 3, 2023

We have opened 21 beautiful new Memory Care suites. Join us at our Open House Tours, speakers and lunch Tuesday, May 23rd 10:00am to 1:00pm Care Center Please RSVP to Adelia at 253-756-6278 or anunn@franketobeyjones.com Get on our Priority Move In Wait List for best room choices! Featured Presentation and Speakers 1. “Planning for Long-Term... Read More