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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

Wondering About The Cost of Senior Living? Use Our Budget Calculator To Find Out. March 31, 2021

Our Budget Calculator can assist you with understanding the costs of living in your current situation to those of senior living…including independent living, assisted living and memory care.  When you factor in all the services that are provided in your monthly rent at Franke Tobey Jones such as food, housekeeping, transportation and more, moving to... Read More

2021 Pierce County Caregiver Conference May 8 and 15 March 31, 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

What’s the Difference Between a Companion and A Care Giver? March 31, 2021

Although people often use the terms interchangeably, there’s a difference between a companion and a care giver in terms of both responsibilities and training. A Companion has less or no training than a personal aide/care giver and are best for people that need “non-medical” help with some or many aspects of daily living.  A companion... Read More

Spring Into Actions – Meals and Essentials for Seniors March 31, 2021

Notes From Philanthropy What started as a call for help and some lofty goals became a collaborative effort made easy by Franke Tobey Jones residents, staff and board members. At the beginning of March, Kate Gray, Director of the Pt. Defiance ~ Ruston Senior Center asked a favor ~ could she get some help with... Read More

All Things Medicare – April 28 or May 11 March 31, 2021

This program explains what Medicare is, what the different parts of Medicare are, Medicare eligibility and how to enroll as well as coverage options for people 65 and older or under 65, disabled and going on Medicare. It includes information about options for those who are still working and are Medicare eligible and it provides... Read More