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Senior Art Show Call for Entries May 27, 2021

Submission deadline is Wednesday, June 30, 2021 We are very excited to announce that Franke Tobey Jones is once again hosting the Senior Art Show.  In past years this has been an incredible show featuring dozens of artists across Washington State. We are currently in search of talented artists aged 55 or better for this... Read More

What are the Benefits of Living Independently in A Senior Living Community May 27, 2021

Senior living has changed significantly over the past few years.  Senior Living Communities encompass independent living, assisted living, memory care and some feature skilled nursing as well.  Most are beautiful and comfortable with homelike facilities, offering an all-inclusive luxury resort or cruise ship ambiance, amenities, and service.  At least that’s what you can expect at... Read More

Thank You For Joining Our Parade! May 27, 2021

Thank you to everyone who participated in our Springtime Drive Through Parade on May 13th…it was so much fun! We had absolutely perfect weather too. A special thank you to the local Daffodil Princesses who participated, as well as to the Washington State Birthday Car Cruise Club and other local car clubs. Thank you to... Read More

Questions to Ask When Searching For Assisted Living May 27, 2021

Assisted living offers a living environment for people who need minimal help with their daily life and care. Assisted living apartments give you the ability to live independently while still receiving varying levels of care and assistance. Activities of daily living include personal hygiene, dressing, eating, maintaining continence and transferring/mobility. Deciding which assisted living facility... Read More

Senior University June Classes and Zoom Links May 27, 2021

Wednesday, June 2 From the Crater to the Courtroom Learn about the history of volcano hazard management in Washington State, and go to the summit of Rainier to explore the largest subterranean ice cave network in the world. 11:00 am, Zoom Lecture Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/4466409145?pwd=MlZGbHcvUUxQbTdLSHZBUktUa1VrUT09 Meeting ID: 446 640 9145 Passcode: 5GebTV Wednesday, June... Read More

Senior University July Class Sneak Preview May 27, 2021

Thursday, July 1 Science of Covid-19 Part II: Testing and Vaccines In this second lecture in a 2-part series, we will learn about the molecular biological basis of testing for SARS CoV2 and the limitations of different kinds of tests. We will also learn about the nature of the vaccines against COVID 19 and we... Read More

Happy Birthday Franke! May 6, 2021

Due to the current restrictions, we’ve had to cancel our 97th Annual Spring Tea, an event in May where we celebrate Mrs. Franke Tobey Jones birthday.  However, we didn’t want to pass up this opportunity to say HAPPY BIRTHDAY to our founder and to thank her, once again, for her vision and inspiration for seniors.... Read More

Featured Apartment of the Month ~ Lillian Pratt Assisted Living #310 May 6, 2021

This studio apartment has a beautiful view of the front fountain and landscaping. Visitors are allowed, our dining room and salon are open, and we are hosting small group activities! Included in the monthly rent of $3,350 (no buy-in):  Three meals daily with waited dining service, a selective menu, flexible eating times and dietitian planned... Read More

May Drive Through Parade May 6, 2021

To celebrate Mother’s Day and springtime, FTJ will be hosting its first drive through parade of the year on Thursday, May 13th  at 2:30…weather permitting.  Scheduled to participate are several local Daffodil Princesses decked out in their beautiful yellow formals.  They participated in our April parade last year and it was a lot of fun! ... Read More

FTJ Loves Pets May 6, 2021

With the inspiration of FTJ resident, Pat Mail, who saw both a need and a great space for a dog park, FTJ went to work to repurpose this outdoor space into a small but very functional off-leash dog park for the use of residents and their pets. “When residents in the previous health care and... Read More

Concierge Team Members Go Above and Beyond May 6, 2021

Last March before lockdowns and self-quarantines became the normal for everyone, Franke Tobey Jones proactively closed its senior community to all visitors. First and foremost, our precious residents had to be protected, but at the same time, questions arose of how do we prevent feelings of isolation, missing family connections, while reassuring residents and families... Read More

Notes from Philanthropy May 6, 2021

FTJ Employee Scholarship Committee: Investing in our Team Members Thanks to the go ahead from the Franke Tobey Jones Employee Scholarship Committee, Cheryl Parkinson Hummel was recently able to achieve a personal and professional goal that she had wanted for several years ~ enrolling in a commercial drivers school and getting a commercial driver’s license... Read More