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Veteran’s Day Treat December 14, 2020

Although Veteran’s Day is past, we wanted to highlight our wonderful resident, Jane Schuneman, who  played a very special Veteran’s Day program for our Garden Apartment Residents.  It’s a time when we can’t gather in large groups, so per the guidelines, only a few of us gathered,  all six feet apart and wearing masks…but it... Read More

Merriment December 14, 2020

Because of the COVID guidelines we are unable to gather for any holiday festivities, but we wanted to deliver some Merriment to our residents and team members. For ten days during December we will be delivering special treats and beverages to all residents/every building on campus, as well as to all team members.  Things like... Read More

Senior University Visits University of Adelaide December 14, 2020

Senior University brings you some interesting online classes being offered by the University of Adelaide in Australia. There are a few courses below but be sure to check out their full lineup at https://www.edx.org/school/adelaidex World of Wine: From Grape to Glass Learn about the principles and practices of how grapes are grown and wine is made. Whether... Read More

Senior University Spotlights Science December 14, 2020

Where would be be without science? This week, Senior University encourages you to consider taking a science class at one of these online universities offering free, continued learning opportunities. A few classes have been curated for your perusal below but you can see the complete lineup of edX science course offerings at https://www.edx.org/course/subject/science. The Extremes of... Read More

December Senior University Classes December 14, 2020

Tuesdays, December 1, December 8, & December 15 Medicare Basics Presented by Laurie Casas, Only Senior Options, laurie@Onlysenioroptions.com Whether you are new Medicare, getting ready to turn 65, or already enrolled in a Medicare health plan, you’ll need to make important decisions at enrollment time and then during AEP (Annual Enrollment period) each year.  Come... Read More

Senior University January 2021 Class Sneak Preview December 14, 2020

Wednesday, January 6 (Re)Defining Masculinities: Where We’re Going/Where We’ve Been Dr. Alex Miller will provide a brief introduction to the field of Critical Masculinity Studies and an analysis of contemporary masculinities. 3:00 pm, Zoom Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/4816003295?pwd=aXpEZEZLbVpsMFpydGZNUGYwZmNEdz09 Meeting ID: 481 600 3295 Passcode: 845170 Wednesday, January 6 (Re)Defining Masculinities: Where We’re Going/Where We’ve Been*... Read More

Featured Apartment of the Month – GA #201 PREMIER APARTMENT October 8, 2020

Watch Video This is a beautiful, spacious 1,269 square foot, 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom, plus den corner apartment.  It has an open floor plan, fireplace and two decks.  It would be an ideal apartment for a couple.  The monthly rent of $5,420 includes:: Continental breakfast three days a week Happy Hour every Friday Housekeeping twice... Read More

FTJ CNAs Recognized by Health Care Providers Council of Pierce County October 8, 2020

Health Care Providers Council of Pierce Council recently hosted its 10th Annual All-Star Caregiver Awards. Nominations for this award are submitted by family members and residents of skilled nursing, memory care and assisted living communities throughout Pierce County, and this year approximately 100 caregivers were nominated with 10 winners. Typically there is a large dinner... Read More

We Are Open for Window Visits! October 8, 2020

We’re so excited that on October 1st we opened our campus to window visits for Skilled Nursing, Memory Care and Assisted Living residents/family members.  If you are interested in visiting a loved one at Franke Tobey Jones, here’s what you need to know… Window Visitation Guidelines for Residents/Families for Assisted Living (LP), Memory care (MC)... Read More

Annual Fund Drive October 8, 2020

October is the kick-off to support our new and exciting Annual Fund Drive campaign! Our Tangible Goal:  $100,000 The Tangible Difference: Through Where Need Is Greatest,  FTJ will update and upgrade the current transportation fleet, purchase a new resident van with custom wheelchair ramp, and have increased flexibility to fund programs and services that have... Read More

Point Defiance ~ Ruston Senior Center Update October 8, 2020

The Pt. Defiance~Ruston Senior Center is moving ahead, in spite of COVID-19.  Seniors drive through for lunches, which, to date, we have served 2,252 since we have been closed.  Thanks to the generosity of Franke Tobey Jones staff and residents, we have been able to provide our participants Safeway gift cards as they have driven... Read More

Poets of the Pacific Northwest, Session 1 October 8, 2020

If you’re interested in learning about the Poets of the Pacific Northwest, please join us for these classes. Wednesday, October 14 Poets of the Pacific Northwest, Session 1 In this 2-class series (October 14 & 28) presented by Tacoma’s Poet Laurette Abby E. Murray, we’ll explore the Puget Sound’s resident poet population, beginning with a... Read More

Senior University Visits University of California, Berkeley October 8, 2020

It’s time to go back to school and this week we are checking out the offerings at Berkeley. As in previous weeks, this is just a smattering of options that are available to you online for FREE! Be sure to explore all of UC, Berkeley’s online classes. The Science of Happiness Students will engage with... Read More