Annual Caregiver Recognition Awards September 9, 2022

Each year Health Care Providers Council of Pierce County recognizes the outstanding care givers in Pierce County.  This year there were nearly 100 nominees, and 15 winners were chosen from a committee of HCPC members.  Nominations came from Adult Family Homes, other Senior Living Communities and from those receiving care from in-home care providers.  This... Read More

College Nursing Students Learn at Franke Tobey Jones September 9, 2022

Students I n entry level Masters of Science in Nursing  program at Pacific Lutheran University spent 5 weeks this summer at the Franke Tobey Jones Care Center and received their first exposure in a clinical setting.  These students had already completed a non-nursing Bachelors degree. During this nursing program, they will complete 625 hours in... Read More

20th Annual FTJ Wellness Walk September 9, 2022

After a two year hiatus because of COVID restrictions, it was wonderful to bring back our Wellness Walk and Fair in August and to celebrate its 20th Anniversary.  “It was a long time coming,” says Colin Deck, FTJ Wellness Program Supervisor.  “It was amazing to all be together again!”  Residents, family members, community and FTJ... Read More

Busting the Myths and Misinformation of Dementia September 9, 2022

Annual Pierce County Alzheimer’s Conference Health Care Providers of Pierce County and Pierce County Human Services will be hosting their annual Alzheimer’s Conference on Saturday, October 1st at Rainier View Christian Church in Tacoma.  This annual conference is a treasure trove of wonderful advice for care givers of any nature…from care professionals to family members... Read More

Point Defiance ~ Ruston Senior Center Is Going Strong! September 9, 2022

The Point Defiance ~ Ruston Senior Center has been slowly adding classes back to their schedule.  Some classes are free and some require a nominal charge.  Current offerings are Line Dancing, Tap Dancing, Strength & Balance, Pinochle, Ping Pong, Martial Arts, Therapeutic Yoga, Mexican Train Dominoes, Brain Games, Tai Chi, Cribbage, Drawing and Basic Computer.... Read More

Meet Franchesca “Frankie” Thomas ~ Philanthropy Coordinator September 9, 2022

Philanthropy is pleased to introduce our new Philanthropy Coordinator, Franchesca “Frankie” Thomas. A transplant from sunny California, and originally an immigrant from the United Kingdom, Frankie is used to big moves, and is excited for this move into her new role with Franke Tobey Jones. With an undergraduate degree in Sociology and Nonprofit Management, and... Read More

Computer Classes at Point Defiance ~ Ruston Senior Center September 9, 2022

If you are interested in learning basic computer skills, these classes are for you!  These are being taught as part of an ongoing computer class series.  Each class is $5 and you can pick and choose which classes to attend.  Registration is required.  Call the Point Defiance ~ Ruston Senior Center to register.  253-756-0601. Thursdays... Read More

Senior University – September September 9, 2022

Thursdays, September 8, September 15, September 22 and September 29 Tacoma Community Ukulele Project: Exploring the Ukulele 2:00 pm, Bristol View 1st Floor Bowditch Room The ukulele is an instrument that you can learn chords and songs on with no prior musical training, so please join us regardless of your previous musical experience and leave... Read More

The FTJ Wellness Walk is back – August 19th August 9, 2022

After taking two years off, the Wellness Walk is back and you are invited. This event is a fun opportunity to get outside, enjoy the beautiful scenery at Franke Tobey Jones, and celebrate our Wellness Program as a community.  “The Wellness Walk is a fun and amazing event,” says Colin Deck FTJ Wellness Coordinator.” “... Read More

2021 FTJ Annual Report is Available August 9, 2022

The FTJ 2021 Annual Report is now available at  See the year’s highlights including a message from our CEO, Judy Dunn; special moments with our residents and team members; the Point Defiance ~ Ruston Senior Center annual report; as well as our year-end financial summary and our donor highlights.

What is the Next Best Step for You Or Your Loved One(s)? August 9, 2022

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