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Save the Dates: 2024 FTJ Summer Concerts July 18, 2024

We are pleased to announce our 2024 Summer Concert Line Up and want to thank a generous resident donor who is, once again, making these possible.  All concerts will be held at 6:30pm in front of our Care Center, are free to the public and will last about an hour.  Bring your lawn chairs, picnic... Read More

Pt. Defiance ~ Ruston Senior Center Awarded Rotary Grant July 16, 2024

Franke Tobey Jones was recently notified with the exciting news that Rotary Club of Tacoma #8 and their Board of Directors granted an award of $6,000 to the Pt. Defiance ~ Ruston Senior Center! These funds will be specifically used to help with Senior Center operating costs. Accepting the grant at the awards presentation and... Read More

Annual Pierce County Alzheimer’s Conference – Save the Date July 11, 2024

Health Care Providers of Pierce County and Pierce County Human Services will be hosting their annual Alzheimer’s Conference on Saturday, September 21st at Rainier View Christian Church in Parkland.  This annual conference is a treasure trove of wonderful advice for care givers of any nature…from care professionals to family members of a loved one with... Read More

Featured Apartment of the Month: Garden Apartment #111 – Independent Living July 9, 2024

This one bedroom with deck apartment with southern exposure is on the main floor close to all activities and the concierge. It also has a lovely patio and lots of light! The monthly rent of $4,025 ($55K Entrance Fee) includes: Continental breakfast three days a week Happy Hour every Thursday Housekeeping twice monthly Activities and... Read More

Centennial Video July 3, 2024

We’re excited to announce that the Franke Tobey Jones Centennial Video is now available for everyone to see on the FJT website and on YouTube. You can find it here: https://youtu.be/qRLgxtUvzH0 This 43-minute video is a historical look at Franke Tobey Jones in which much of the text for the script was taken directly from... Read More

Women on the Front Lines July 2, 2024

For nearly 40 years, three women supervised the day-to-day activities at Franke Tobey Jones:  Ada Gibson, Ann Bedrowsky and Genevieve Houston. FTJ Board Secretary, Margaret Long supported them. Ada Gibson ~ 1874-1951  Ada Gibson was the first Superintendent of the Restholme (1922) and became the Superintendent of Franke Tobey Jones (1924-1942). She helped to design... Read More

Latest Happenings at the Senior Centers: Ruston, Lighthouse and Beacon July 2, 2024

POINT DEFIANCE ~ RUSTON SENIOR CENTER 4716 N. Baltimore Street, Tacoma, 253-756-0601 Attorney Liz Johnson Our favorite attorney returns on July 23, at 11:00 a.m.  The topic for this meeting is fiduciary responsibility, including  what to do if you are the agent, personal representative, or decision maker. Instructors: Learn the Smartboard Thanks to the Ben... Read More

FTJ Senior University – July Class Highlights July 2, 2024

You must RSVP to Jana Wennstrom to attend any Senior University Class.  253-752-6219 or jwennstrom@franketobeyjones.com Thursday, July 11 Aging Well: Tips and Strategies to Live Healthier as We Age* Simply living longer isn’t enough. We want to stay healthy enough to continue doing the things we love. It’s never too late to make changes to... Read More

Holistic Wellness Program – July Highlights July 2, 2024

Gong Meditation Sound Bath (Made possible by a generous donation to the Holistic Wellness Program) Thursday, July 11, 2024 2pm Wellness Center The 90- minute event includes a discussion on the healing attributes of the Gong, a 62-minute Gong Meditation, followed by sweets & community. Join us on a transformative journey of healing and deep... Read More

Senior University July Class Sneak Preview June 27, 2024

You must RSVP to Jana Wennstrom to attend any Senior University Class.  253-752-6219 or jwennstrom@franketobeyjones.com Thursday, July 11 Aging Well: Tips and Strategies to Live Healthier as We Age* Simply living longer isn’t enough. We want to stay healthy enough to continue doing the things we love. It’s never too late to make changes to... Read More

Community Partnership – FTJ Residents Share Life Conversations with PLU Students June 26, 2024

Students from Pacific Lutheran University’s Undergraduate Psychology Program recently visited the Franke Tobey Jones campus for their Counseling Theory and Practice course field experience. The specific curriculum for this class is intended to teach students the skills and strategies counselors use to help others, with a focus on empathetic listening and comprehension. Sixteen Franke Tobey... Read More

Save the Dates: 2024 FTJ Summer Concerts June 25, 2024

We are pleased to announce our 2024 Summer Concert Line Up and want to thank a generous resident donor who is, once again, making these possible.  All concerts will be held at 6:30pm in front of our Care Center, are free to the public and will last about an hour.  Bring your lawn chairs, picnic... Read More

Taco-Bout A Fundraiser! June 24, 2024

Pt. Defiance ~ Ruston Senior Center Taco Lunch Fundraiser Friday, May 17, 2024 When Kate Gray and Ron Yaden at the Pt. Defiance ~ Ruston Senior Center decided to hold a taco lunch to raise money for the Senior Center, it became the perfect opportunity for Franke Tobey Jones residents and team members to get... Read More