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Centennial 1924 Fun Facts April 10, 2024

As we celebrate our Centennial this year, here are a few facts about 1924. In 1924, the world witnessed significant historical events and  cultural developments. The year marked the beginning of a new era in American politics with the election of Calvin Coolidge as the 30th President of the United States, who would go on... Read More

Parkinson’s Conference ~ Registration Open April 4, 2024

American Parkinson Disease Association and the Pierce County Health Care Providers Council are teaming up for this one-day event.  Spend the day with a slate of local Parkinson’s disease experts. This conference is focused on health, wellness, movement and research. It is a day designed to educate, inspire and empower those impacted by Parkinson’s disease.... Read More

Featured Apartment of the Month: Garden Apartment #101 – Independent Living April 2, 2024

This 635 square foot, one bedroom apartment is on the main floor close to all activities and the concierge. It also has a a southern exposure with lots of light, a lovely fireplace and patio! The monthly rent of $4,370 ($55K Entrance Fee) includes: Continental breakfast three days a week Happy Hour every Thursday Housekeeping... Read More

Senior University April Class Highlights April 1, 2024

You must RSVP to Jana Wennstrom to attend any Senior University Class.  253-752-6219 or jwennstrom@franketobeyjones.com Friday, April 12 Tips for Gender Inclusive Language and LGBTQ Support* Participants will learn LGBTQ terms and inclusive language, current state policies, and ways to be supportive allies and peers. 2:00 – 3:30 pm, MJ Wicks Wellness Center Thursday, April... Read More

FTJ Holistic Wellness Program Highlights – April 2024 April 1, 2024

For more information on any of these classes or to RSVP please contact Sarah Doerner at 253-756-6387 or sdoerner@franketobeyjones.com Recompose, A Sustainable End Of Life Choice Friday, April 5, 2024 2pm Wellness Center While in architecture school in 2011, Recompose founder Katrina Spade began thinking about updating contemporary death care practices with a sustainable alternative,... Read More

Senior Activity Center April Highlights April 1, 2024

Point Defiance ~ Ruston, Beacon and Lighthouse Senior Centers For complete class, program and lunch offerings at all three senior centers click here. POINT DEFIANCE ~ RUSTON SENIOR CENTER 4716 N. Baltimore Street, Tacoma, 253-756-0601 Attorney Johnson Attorney Liz Johnson continues her legal series on Tuesday, April 23, at 11:00 a.m. Her topic for this... Read More

Senior University April Class Sneak Preview March 27, 2024

You must RSVP to Jana Wennstrom to attend any Senior University Class.  253-752-6219 or jwennstrom@franketobeyjones.com Friday, April 12 Tips for Gender Inclusive Language and LGBTQ Support* Participants will learn LGBTQ terms and inclusive language, current state policies, and ways to be supportive allies and peers. 2:00 – 3:30 pm, MJ Wicks Wellness Center Thursday, April... Read More

UPS Doctoral Physical Therapy Students Assess FTJ Wellness Participants March 25, 2024

As part of FTJ’s ongoing partnership with the University of Puget Sound, recently UPS Doctoral Physical Therapy students came on-campus to offer Functional Gait Assessments to FTJ’s Wellness Participants.  This was a series of walking tasks that identified gait impairments that could increase the risk of falls. Afterwards, participants had the opportunity to discuss their... Read More

Get Serious About Aging STRONG –– With Laughter! March 22, 2024

You usually hear them before you see them. Those walking-sunshine-kind-of-people who step into a room and boom! The decibel level shoots up with laughter and joy. Dee is one of those people. The 68-year-old Oregon woman– with her beautifully freckled face, auburn hair and wide, toothy smile – is aging strong with a superpower she... Read More

In honor of our Centennial this year – Test Your 1924 Tacoma Knowledge! March 20, 2024

As we continue to gear up for our Centennial celebrations, here are some fun facts about Tacoma in 1924: 1924 WA State Population: 1,467,000  (2024 = 7,951,150) 1924 Tacoma Population: 96,965 (2024 = 217,872) 19-year-old Ben Cheney moves to Tacoma and takes a stenographer job with a local lumber company. In 1936,  he would start... Read More

Pt. Defiance ~ Ruston Senior Center holds a “Spaghetti Western” fundraiser! March 18, 2024

It was an enthusiastic group effort as the Pt. Defiance~Ruston Senior Center recently held its first Spaghetti Feed Fundraiser in four years! Participants paid a nominal fee to join in on the fun, festivities, and comraderies, with all donations benefiting the Senior Center operations fund. Leading up to the lunch, entertainment literally “kicked off” with... Read More

Parkinson’s Conference March 14, 2024

April 26th  |  10:00—3:00 pm  The American Parkinson Disease Association and Pierce County Health Care Providers Council (HCPC) are once again partnering to organize and host this one day event. The conference will be held at Rainier View Christian Church in Tacoma. To register or for more information contact apdanw@APDAparkinson.org or 206-695-2905.

Winning Touchdown for the 4th Annual “Souper Bowl With Love!” March 12, 2024

Home team “Souper” Bowl Champs for the fourth consecutive year!   FTJ residents and team members ensured the “Souper Bowl With Love” food drive benefitting the Pt. Defiance ~ Ruston Senior Center made it over the goal line to a game day victory. Many, many thanks for your generous support that resulted in distributing 105 meal... Read More