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One Family’s Transition Story March 5, 2021

Is senior living in your loved one’s future? Many times it affects the entire family. Every day we talk with people who are making the transition from their own home to senior living Meet Jennifer and Todd Peterson. Theirs is a wonderful story!  Watch a video of one family’s transition to FTJ. If you recognize... Read More

What is the Next Best Step for You or Your Loved One(s)? March 5, 2021

Are you contemplating getting more in-home care or moving to a senior community?  Navigating senior care options can be overwhelming, and many families get “stuck” trying to decide what they need, when they need it and how to navigate conflicting emotions. Recently a new survey tool has been added to our website called Roobrik which... Read More

Clean and Safe at FTJ March 5, 2021

This past year has been challenging for everyone living inside or outside a retirement community.  We are proud to say that Franke Tobey Jones has gone above and beyond on a daily basis to help residents stay safe and healthy during the Pandemic. Listen to FTJ residents express their feelings regarding the FTJ Clean and... Read More

Featured Apartment of the Month – Bristol View #14 March 5, 2021

Sophisticated Independent Living Watch Bristol View #14 Video Bristol View Interior Common Spaces Only two apartments remain in this gorgeous new building!  Apartment #14 is a beautiful, spacious 1,473 square foot, 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom apartment with an open floor plan, gourmet kitchen, fireplace and campus view.  The monthly rent of $5,190 ($195K buy-in) also... Read More

New Hospice Suite Helps Resident and Family Members Share Time Together March 5, 2021

Watch the Hospice Suite Video: https://youtu.be/PAHnS8edP6c 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... Read More

2021 Pierce County Caregiver Conference May 8 and 15 March 5, 2021

Here is a profile of caregivers: Who Are Caregivers? The short answer is most of us, at some point in our lives. Caregivers are daughters, wives, husbands, sons, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, partners and friends. While some people receive care from paid caregivers, most rely on unpaid assistance from families, friends and neighbors. If you are... Read More

Senior University March Classes and Zoom Links March 5, 2021

Mondays, March 8, March 15, March 22, & March 29 Music and Movement Series Music and Movement involves gentle participatory movement activities supported by music, as well as rhythm and vocal activities. Have a scarf and music shaker ready to engage in the mood or energy of the music. Music and Movement is a four-class... Read More

Senior University April Class Sneak Preview and Zoom Links March 5, 2021

Thursday, April 1 The Lady Lex Lights Up Tacoma Learn the story of how the USS Lexington kept the lights on in Tacoma in 1929 after a severe drought left little water behind Tacoma City Light’s two power dams. It is a fascinating story of good intentions, bureaucracy, city rivalry, politics, improvisational problem solving and... Read More

Happy Valentine’s Day February 10, 2021

“Love is a friendship set to music.”  ~  Joseph Campbell February is a nice time to reflect on ALL the people and things we love.  It’s a time for remembering the important people in our lives and how they enrich our existence. While this month is associated primarily with Valentine’s Day, the journey of love... Read More

Thank you FTJ Team! February 10, 2021

This pandemic experience is new for all of us, something we likely thought we would never experience. There were no rule books, no manuals, no instructions on how to live through and care for people in a pandemic. But, each and every day we are amazed at the flexibility and caring hearts of our FTJ... Read More

We Are Vaccinated! February 10, 2021

We are excited to report that by February 17th the COVID-19 vaccine will have been given to all FTJ residents and team members (who consented to receive the vaccine). This is such positive news! The residents in assisted living, memory care and skilled nursing received their first dose on January 10th and their second dose... Read More

Featured Apt of the Month Tobey Jones Building Apartment 460 independent Living with meals February 10, 2021

$5,795/month rent (no buy-in) This large, 1,000 sq. ft. one-bedroom, two-bathroom apartment has a lovely view of both the Puget Sound and the FTJ campus!  It has a quartz and stainless kitchenette, lots of storage and unique roof lines. The monthly rent includes meals, transportation, housekeeping, fitness opportunities, lifelong learning classes and more! 3 wonderful,... Read More

Souper Bowl ~ Notes From Philanthropy February 10, 2021

When Kate Gray, Director of the Pt. Defiance ~ Ruston Senior Center was asked what FTJ could do for the Senior Center, she immediately responded with “We need food to help our senior neighbors!”  Before the Senior Center closure due to Covid-19, participants who often came for lunch, relied on the Senior Center as an... Read More