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Are you interested in fiction writing? October 11, 2021

Join our Senior University “Writing Short Stories” class (October 8 – November 19).  This class will focus on writing short fiction with an emphasis on the six primary elements of the fictional short story: plot, conflict, setting, character, point of view, and theme. Over 7seven weeks, students will draft, workshop, and revise one original work... Read More

Senior University October 2021 Classes and Links October 11, 2021

Friday, October 1 Social Inequality Lecture Series: Capitalism vs Socialism Is capitalism the best economic system? Is socialism evil? What are the benefits and drawbacks of each system? In this class we’ll explore some of the features of capitalism and discover how we already enjoy some of the benefits of socialism. 10:00 am, Zoom Join... Read More

Senior University November 2021 Class Sneak Preview October 11, 2021

Wednesday, November 3 Bad Generals and Bad Admirals This class previews Dr. Jeff Matthews’ forthcoming book Bad Generals, Bad Admirals: Unethical Leadership in the U.S. Military (University of Notre Dame Press, 2022.) The book examines seven different types of unethical and criminal behavior, using both historic and contemporary case studies:  Insubordination, War Crimes, Obstruction of... Read More

Featured Apartment of the Month – Garden Apartment #204 September 15, 2021

Watch Garden Apartment Common Area Video This 924 square foot, two bedroom apartment also has a walk-in tub, the only one in the building, which is a very coveted feature.  You’ll find the Garden Apartment residents super friendly and welcoming!  The monthly rent of $4,765 ($75K buy-in) includes:  Continental breakfast three days a week Happy... Read More

Seeking Vendors for FJT Holiday Market September 15, 2021

We’re excited to announce that we will once again be hosting our Holiday Market this year. It will be held November 5th from 10:00am to 3:00pm. We still have a few tables left, so if you would like to sell your crafts at our Holiday Market, please contact Heidi White at hwhite@franketobeyjones.com or at 253-752-6621.... Read More

Franke Tobey Jones Recognized by LeadingAge Washington September 15, 2021

Front row left to right:  Elizabeth Alvarez, Executive Assistant; Shirley Robbins, Resident Accommodations and Garden Apartment Concierge; Peggy Michel, Therapeutic Activity Assistant; Christine Hall, Sr. Director of Marketing and PR; Michelle Olafson, Director of Admissions and Resident Relations; Terri Ross, Accounts Payable Back row left to right:  Shelley Harris, Director of Philanthropy; Carole Velez, Community... Read More

Welcome New Resident Ambassadors September 15, 2021

No matter what age you are, it’s never easy moving into a new city or community. Often we don’t know how to navigate around the community, find the best stores and restaurants, learn what there is to do in the area and so on. At Franke Tobey Jones we have a wonderful group of residents... Read More

Mark Your Calendar for the 2021 Senior Art Show September 15, 2021

Franke Tobey Jones will be hosting the Senior Art Show again this year, and it will take place Friday, October 15th through Sunday, October 17th in the M.J. Wicks Wellness Center. Mark your calendars and join us for this fabulous exhibit! Artists from Western Washington submitted their artwork for consideration, and 124 pieces of art... Read More

Life’s More Fun Without Cleaning Toilets September 15, 2021

So many of us conjure up images from when we might have visited our mom or grandmother in a nursing home, but senior living has changed significantly over the past few years. Communities today are simply not our “mother’s nursing home.” Most are beautiful, homelike, comfortable and like an all-inclusive luxury resort or cruise ship.... Read More

Franke Tobey Jones Wellness-Fitness Center Welcomes Back Participants September 15, 2021

We are excited to welcome back community members (outside FTJ) to our Fitness Program on September 21st! Everyone is anxious to get back into their daily/weekly routine at the FTJ Fitness Center! Our Fitness Program is available to community members (age 55 and better) for a nominal monthly fee. Participants in our program say how... Read More

Senior University September 2021 Classes and Links September 15, 2021

Wednesday, September 1 Lauren Boilini: Artist Talk Join painter Lauren Boilini for a 1-hour artist talk. She will share details on her background and the concepts behind her paintings and installations. Check out her work at www.laurenboilini.com. 2:00 pm, Zoom Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/4816003295?pwd=aXpEZEZLbVpsMFpydGZNUGYwZmNEdz09 Meeting ID: 481 600 3295 Passcode: 845170 Thursdays, September 2, September... Read More

Senior University October Class Sneak Preview September 15, 2021

Friday, October 1 Social Inequality Lecture Series: Capitalism vs Socialism Is capitalism the best economic system? Is socialism evil? What are the benefits and drawbacks of each system? In this class we’ll explore some of the features of capitalism and discover how we already enjoy some of the benefits of socialism. 10:00 am, Zoom Join... Read More

Featured Apartment of the Month – Tobey Jones #373 – Independent Living August 18, 2021

$4,345/Month (no buy-in) This one bedroom, 480 square foot apartment with a nice view of the Bristol View Apartments and landscaping has a nice size living room, bedroom and kitchenette plus a walk-in closet.  The $4,345 monthly rent (no buy-in) includes: 3 wonderful, chef prepared meals a day Weekly housekeeping Transportation to and from doctor... Read More