Moving Mom to an Assisted Living Home August 1, 2023

Moving a parent to an assisted living home can be a difficult and emotional decision for both the parent and you – the adult child. There are many feelings that you may experience during this process, including: Guilt: You may feel guilty about moving your parent to assisted living, even if it is the best decision... Read More

Tacoma Ranked One of the Top 5 Best Places To Live in the Nation August 1, 2023

Tacoma ranks third, beating out places like Alexandria, Virginia, Raleigh, North Carolina and Oakland, California. Tacoma was recently listed as one of the best places to live and move into, according to a study from The study looked at criteria such as well-being, affordability, job market, diversity and migration. Tacoma ranks third, beating out... Read More

Pickleball Comes to the Senior Center! August 1, 2023

Did you know that Pickleball is the fastest-growing sport in North America? There are five million Pickleball players across the USA, and the number is increasing with Pickleball classes now added to the Pt. Defiance ~ Ruston Senior Center activity calendar! A sport that was invented in 1965 on Bainbridge Island at the summer home... Read More

What’s the Secret To A Long and Healthy Life? August 1, 2023

100 Pieces of Advice from 100-Year-Olds All centenarians have their own habits and morning routines by which they swear.  116-year-old Brooklynite Susannah Mushatt Jones attributed her longevity to a daily dose of four strips of bacon.  For 110-year-old Agnes Fenton, “three cans of Miller High Life a day and a shot of good booze at... Read More

Holistic Wellness August Highlights August 1, 2023

Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social wellbeing and not merely the absence of disease.” ~ World Health Organization FTJ has recently introduced a new and exciting opportunity to bring awareness to Holistic Wellbeing! Holistic Wellness addresses our body as a whole. This approach is key to longevity and maintaining independence as... Read More

Senior University August Class Highlights August 1, 2023

Friday, August 4, August 11, August 18, & August 25 American Mah Jong, Beginning Level* Mah Jong is a game of calculation, skill, and strategy employing tiles with Chinese Characters. Players seek to acquire specific tiles to form a “mah jong” in a predetermined pattern. In the American version, several exchanges of tiles among players... Read More

Senior University September Class Sneak Preview August 1, 2023

Friday, September 1, September 8, September 15, September 22, & September 29 Writing Forever Letters* This 5-week course introduces participants to the value of writing about their own beliefs and values to the people important in their lives, whether they be living or have passed on. This class will teach the value of writing Forever... Read More

Featured Apartment of the Month ~ New Memory Care Suite #44 July 1, 2023

Our beautiful new Memory Care suites are open and residents are moving in!  This is a perfect time to choose the best suite for your loved one(s).  Memory Care Suite #44 looks out onto the beautiful Celebration of Life Circle and garden area.  $7,250/month plus level of care. Our Memory Care specializes in seniors with... Read More

Senior Art Show Call for Entries July 1, 2023

Submission deadline is Friday, July 21, 2023 Franke Tobey Jones Senior University has inspired creative artistry throughout the area for over a decade. This year, we invite you once again to our 2023 Senior Art Show, a juried gallery of works created by artists aged 55 or better within the past three years. We are once... Read More

New End Of Life Doula Program July 1, 2023

Sometimes you need help navigating the process of dying Franke Tobey Jones senior living community is happy to announce that it has started a unique, new program, the end of life doula program. This is designed to provide comfort for those at the end of their life as well as for their family members. What... Read More

Feast & Fireworks July 1, 2023

The 2nd Annual Feast & Fireworks food drive for the Pt. Defiance ~ Ruston Senior Center was a great success! Thanks to the generous support of residents and staff alike – not to mention eight resident volunteers who dedicated their time to assembling red, white, and blue care packages filled with hot dogs, buns, baked... Read More

iPad Donation for the Point Defiance ~ Ruston Senior Center July 1, 2023

Upon hearing the Pt. Defiance ~ Ruston Senior Center wanted to add iPad classes but did not have the vital equipment – most importantly, the iPads – Bob and Joan Garden quickly stepped in with a very thoughtful gift to purchase six new iPads.  Last week computer instructor Ron Yaden paid a visit to the... Read More

Montessori Inspired Memory Care Programming July 1, 2023

As Franke Tobey Jones continues to offer innovative care and programming, one of our newest and most unique offerings is Montessori Inspired Memory Care Programming.  This was launched last fall and the results have been very encouraging. Montessori for memory loss is proving to be extremely effective. While Montessori is most often associated with learning... Read More