Apartment of the Month ~ Garden Apartment #A07 – Independent Living October 11, 2021

This one bedroom, 638 square foot corner apartment with gas fireplace has a patio, is on the sunny side of the building and has easy access to the outside. As in all of the Garden Apartments, it has close access to Point Defiance Park though the back gate at FTJ for walking and cycling. It... Read More

Mark Your Calendar for the 2021 Senior Art Show October 11, 2021

Franke Tobey Jones will be hosting the Senior Art Show again this year, and it will take place Friday, October 15 through Sunday, October 17 in the M.J. Wicks Wellness Center, so mark your calendars and join us for this fabulous exhibit! This juried art show presents works made in the past 3 years by... Read More

Congratulations To Two Outstanding FTJ Care Givers October 11, 2021

The Allstar Caregiver Award ceremony, sponsored by Health Care Providers Council of Pierce County, and hosted at the Weatherly Inn, was held in September.  There were nearly 100 nominations from Retirement Communities, Adult Family Homes and Care agencies.  Franke Tobey Jones is proud to announce that the winner was from Franke Tobey Jones!  Congratulations to... Read More

COVID Booster and Flu Shots October 11, 2021

We are thrilled that we have been able to offer the flu vaccine to botho our residents and staff. We have also secured a vendor to come to Franke Tobey Jones on October 27 to provide the COVID booster to all residents and staff that would like to receive it. . In October, in partnership... Read More

Join in on The New Jim Crow Book Discussion October 11, 2021

Friday, October 8, October 15, October 22, & October 29 Seldom does a book have the impact of Michelle Alexander’s The New Jim Crow. Since it was first published in 2010, it has been cited in judicial decisions and has been adopted in campus-wide and community-wide reads; it helped inspire the creation of the Marshall... Read More

Holiday Market October 11, 2021

Our Holiday Market is Back!  It’s being hosted this Friday, November 5, from 11:– a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the M. J. Wicks Wellness Center. (Once you drive on campus, follow the signs to the Bistro Café) Don’t miss this  opportunity to find some unique and special gifts for your family and friends this holiday... Read More

Are you interested in fiction writing? October 11, 2021

Join our Senior University “Writing Short Stories” class (October 8 – November 19).  This class will focus on writing short fiction with an emphasis on the six primary elements of the fictional short story: plot, conflict, setting, character, point of view, and theme. Over 7seven weeks, students will draft, workshop, and revise one original work... Read More

Senior University October 2021 Classes and Links October 11, 2021

Friday, October 1 Social Inequality Lecture Series: Capitalism vs Socialism Is capitalism the best economic system? Is socialism evil? What are the benefits and drawbacks of each system? In this class we’ll explore some of the features of capitalism and discover how we already enjoy some of the benefits of socialism. 10:00 am, Zoom Join... Read More

Senior University November 2021 Class Sneak Preview October 11, 2021

Wednesday, November 3 Bad Generals and Bad Admirals This class previews Dr. Jeff Matthews’ forthcoming book Bad Generals, Bad Admirals: Unethical Leadership in the U.S. Military (University of Notre Dame Press, 2022.) The book examines seven different types of unethical and criminal behavior, using both historic and contemporary case studies:  Insubordination, War Crimes, Obstruction of... Read More

Featured Apartment of the Month – Garden Apartment #204 September 15, 2021

Watch Garden Apartment Common Area Video This 924 square foot, two bedroom apartment also has a walk-in tub, the only one in the building, which is a very coveted feature.  You’ll find the Garden Apartment residents super friendly and welcoming!  The monthly rent of $4,765 ($75K buy-in) includes:  Continental breakfast three days a week Happy... Read More

Seeking Vendors for FJT Holiday Market September 15, 2021

We’re excited to announce that we will once again be hosting our Holiday Market this year. It will be held November 5th from 10:00am to 3:00pm. We still have a few tables left, so if you would like to sell your crafts at our Holiday Market, please contact Heidi White at or at 253-752-6621.... Read More

Franke Tobey Jones Recognized by LeadingAge Washington September 15, 2021

Front row left to right:  Elizabeth Alvarez, Executive Assistant; Shirley Robbins, Resident Accommodations and Garden Apartment Concierge; Peggy Michel, Therapeutic Activity Assistant; Christine Hall, Sr. Director of Marketing and PR; Michelle Olafson, Director of Admissions and Resident Relations; Terri Ross, Accounts Payable Back row left to right:  Shelley Harris, Director of Philanthropy; Carole Velez, Community... Read More

Welcome New Resident Ambassadors September 15, 2021

No matter what age you are, it’s never easy moving into a new city or community. Often we don’t know how to navigate around the community, find the best stores and restaurants, learn what there is to do in the area and so on. At Franke Tobey Jones we have a wonderful group of residents... Read More