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Our Featured Apartment of the Month is Assisted Living #338 September 4, 2020

This large one bedroom apartment is on the third floor and has a nice size living room,1.5 bathrooms, a large kitchenette and a washer/dryer. The monthly rent of $6,085* includes: Three meals daily with waited dining service, a selective menu, flexible eating times and dietitian planned meals; All utilities including local phone and basic cable;... Read More

We are open for on-Site Visits! September 4, 2020

We are happy to announce that starting August 12th we opened our campus for visitations.  It has been WONDERFUL to see family and friends back on our campus!  If you would like to visit a loved one or friend at Franke Tobey Jones, here are the outdoor visitation guidelines. Franke Tobey Jones is following DSHS... Read More

New Hospice Room September 4, 2020

With a generous FTJ resident donation, the beautiful Bruda Family Suite in our Care Center has been furnished for any resident or community member in need of end-of-life Hospice care.   This two-room living area includes new sleeping recliners, a coffee maker, games, cards and other cozy amenities that provide a tranquil and comfortable environment for... Read More

Creative Writing: Creative Nonfiction Class September 4, 2020

Are you interested in learning how to write non fiction?  Join our Senior University class on Wednesdays, September 9 & September 23. Join Jesi Vega for this 6-week course from September 9 – November 18. In this class, you’ll work on one or more pieces of creative nonfiction, combining your own subject matter expertise with... Read More

Medicare Basics Class September 4, 2020

Are you interested in learning about the basics of Medicare.  Join the ZOOM on-line class at 2pm on September 9th presented by Laurie Casas, Only Senior Options.  This class will be repeated on September 15th at 4:30pm.  Class description: Whether you are new Medicare, getting ready to turn 65, or already enrolled in a Medicare... Read More

Senior University Presents Harvard’s Free Online Classes September 4, 2020

If you would like to attend any of these classes go to https://www.franketobeyjones.com/lifestyle/senior-university/online-learning-opportunities/ Lessons from Ebola: Preventing the Next Pandemic Religious Literacy: Traditions and Scriptures Modern Masterpieces of World Literature ChinaX Book Club: Five Authors, Five Books, Five Views of China Women Making History: Ten Objects, Many Stories Backyard Meteorology: The Science of Weather Beethoven’s... Read More

Hello From Our Wellness/Fitness Team September 4, 2020

Due to government regulations, the Wellness Center remains closed. Below is a link to an exercise video the Wellness Staff has created that you can perform at home with minimal equipment. We are working on creating more Wellness content to add to the website, so please continue to check this webpage as we will provide... Read More

Point Defiance ~ Ruston Senior Center Update September 4, 2020

The Senior Center has been busy serving seniors throughout the Tacoma and surrounding area.  Our social media posts have been quite successful in reaching people.  Since we have been closed, there have been 20,641 views on Facebook and YouTube combined.  These include brain games, entertainment videos, regular classes that have been moved to video, educational... Read More

Featured Apartment of the Month – Garden Apartment #212 Independent Living August 12, 2020

Garden Apartment #212 is a two-bedroom, two-bathroom apartment plus a den and is one of the largest apartments we have at 1,243 square feet. It’s features include a view of Puget Sound, a fireplace and a laundry room. You’ll find the Garden Apartment residents super friendly. The monthly rent of $5,765 ($90K buy-in) includes all... Read More

Pick Now Move Later Program August 12, 2020

You may be ready to move into Franke Tobey Jones now or simply thinking about moving in the near future, but the COVID restrictions and touring restrictions has made it a bit more difficult. To help ease the process, we have put together a Pick Now …Move Later Program.  It’s very easy!  You can either... Read More

FTJ Annual Report – Celebrating 2019 August 12, 2020

Building On Our Legacy 2019 was a remarkable year of accomplishments, perseverance, and a community that affirmed our mission. As we proudly commemorated our 95th anniversary as a leader in senior living, we celebrated the culmination of a multi-year vision and the successful completion of our campus expansion. We wrapped up our first Capital Campaign,... Read More

Point Defiance ~ Ruston Senior Center Awarded Grant August 12, 2020

Recently Franke Tobey Jones submitted a grant request on behalf of the Pt. Defiance ~ Ruston Senior Center and are so thankful to have received the wonderful news that our request was approved.  Through Pierce County Human Services and Federal CARES Act, the Senior Center has been awarded $11,000 to cover Covid-19 related expenses including... Read More