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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

In Memory May 6, 2021

It is with profound sadness that we said goodbye to Nancy Gee Locke, a beloved former Board Member who peacefully passed away in February. Nancy spent most of her life in Tacoma and Gig Harbor.  She volunteered for over a decade at Franke Tobey Jones, serving as a Board Member, Board Liaison for welcoming new... Read More

2021 Pierce County Caregiver Conference May 8 and 15 May 6, 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 May 2021 Class Schedule May 6, 2021

Wednesdays, May 5, May 12, May 19, & May 26 The Personal Essay: Food, Family, Travel* This 8-week class, running April 7 – May 26, will cover techniques for writing the personal narrative essay with a thematic focus on food, family and travel.  Registration is required for this class.  Please register with Jana at 253-756-6219... Read More

Senior University June 2021 Class Sneak Preview May 6, 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

Welcome Back! March 31, 2021

Starting March 22 Visitors Have Been Welcomed Back to FTJ! We are happy to announce that Washington State DSHS and DOH updated the Safe Start for Long Term Care Recommendations and Requirements (Safe Start) for Assisted Living, Memory Care and Skilled Nursing to expand visitor access in all long-term care facilities.  Resuming indoor visits is... Read More

Featured Apartment of the Month ~ Lillian Pratt Assisted Living #215 March 31, 2021

This studio apartment with a nice view of lush landscaping and our duplexes, is located on the main floor close to the dining room and activities.  Visitors are now 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... Read More