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Senior University January Class Highlights January 7, 2020

Tuesdays, January 7, January 14, January 21, & January 28 Beginning Crochet* During this this 6-week class from January 7 – February 18 (skipping February 11), students will learn the basics of crochet. The objective of this course is to establish enough knowledge to enable students to crochet basic stitches, read patterns, and create a... Read More

Apartment of the Month – Garden Apartments #207 – Independent Living January 7, 2020

This beautiful 916 square foot, two-bedroom, two-bathroom apartment has a fireplace, balcony and extra storage. The monthly rent of $4,800 ($90K buy-in) includes: Continental breakfast three days a week Happy Hour every Friday Housekeeping twice monthly Maintenance of building exterior, all grounds and common spaces Activities and fitness classes, machines and personal trainers FTJ Senior... Read More

All Campus Open House – January 25th January 7, 2020

If you haven’t yet had the opportunity to tour our new Care Center, Bristol View Independent Living Apartments or refreshed Lillian Pratt Assisted Living building, or would like another look, please join us on Saturday, January 25th from 10am to 2pm. It’s a perfect opportunity to see up close and personal our beautiful buildings, learn... Read More

Celebration of Life January 7, 2020

Please join us as we celebrate and honor our beloved Franke Tobey Jones residents who passed away in 2019. Date:     Saturday, January 18, 2020 Time:    3:00 PM—4:00 PM Place:    Franke Tobey Jones Lillian Pratt Parlor Ribbons will be available to write a special message for the Remembrance Tree. Words will be shared by the... Read More

Common Myths About Senior Living Communities January 7, 2020

One of the biggest obstacles that keeps people from exploring a senior community is the belief that there are too many sacrifices to be made – freedom, independence, living space – to name a few. The reality is that today’s senior communities can provide gracious living, security, an active way of life along with many... Read More

Talking to Loved Ones About Senior Living Communities January 7, 2020

If you recognize that, in order for your senior loved ones to live life to the fullest, they should make the move to a senior living community in Tacoma, Washington you may encounter some resistance. Here are some tips on how to have “the conversation” with your parents. These tips work regardless of the topic... Read More

January 7, 2020

We are currently upgrading several pieces of fitness equipment in our Wellness-Fitness Center which will be added to our already amazing array of exercise equipment. “We are excited about the new additions to our Wellness Center,” says Colin Deck, Wellness Coordinator.  “These new pieces include an adaptive motion trainer, a rowing machine with built-in trainer,... Read More

Featured Apartment of the Month – Assisted Living #203 December 5, 2019

This nice studio apartment is on the main floor, close to dining, activities and the front desk. The monthly rent is $3,220,* there is no buy-in and   Includes the following amenities: Three meals daily with waited dining service, a selective menu, flexible eating times and dietician planned meals; All utilities including local phone and basic... Read More

Our New State of the Art Care Center Opens December 5, 2019

Memory Care and Skilled Nursing Residents Transitioned into New Building Mid-November We are thrilled to announce the final approval of their new Care Center.  In this contemporary, state of the art building, we will deliver care in a more homelike environment where people can live in style, comfort and dignity. The Care Center will be... Read More

Leading Lady: Franke Tobey Jones December 5, 2019

The Tacoma Historical Society recently published a book honoring a group of women who have strong connections to the history and development of Tacoma. Leading Ladies: Twenty-One of Tacoma’s Women of Destiny is a collection of stories that tell of women who worked for better education, social services, and human rights.  It is a poignant... Read More

Meaningful Movies Tacoma Partners with Senior University in 2020 December 5, 2019

Are you looking for something interesting to attend in the new year.  Consider Meaningful Movies.  Meaningful Movies Tacoma is a non-profit organization that was started in order to gather, educate, inspire, connect and commit our community to the environment, peace, and justice, and to build an educated, informed citizenry. They show a documentary film monthly... Read More

Steve’s History Hour is Sure to Educate and Entertain December 5, 2019

Most of you have heard of Steve Dunkelberger. Starting in January 2020, Steve will provide evening lectures at FTJ on local history on first Thursdays from 6—7 pm in the Lillian Pratt Parlor. This will be worth leaving the comfort of your home and coming out to see! He has been a local journalist and... Read More

Happenings at the Point Defiance Ruston Senior Center December 5, 2019

Good Morning! Before I talk about our upcoming events, I want to take a moment to thank everyone who participated in our Joeseppi’s Takeover!  We had a wonderful turnout, in both volunteers and patrons.  Without you both, we could not have made this the success it was so thank you each and every one who... Read More