FTJ Holistic Wellness Program Highlights – April 2024

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For more information on any of these classes or to RSVP please contact Sarah Doerner at 253-756-6387 or

Recompose, A Sustainable End Of Life Choice

Friday, April 5, 2024 2pm Wellness Center

While in architecture school in 2011, Recompose founder Katrina Spade began thinking about updating contemporary death care practices with a sustainable alternative, one that would nourish the land rather than take away from it. After years of extensive research with green death care experts, ecologists, biologists, legislators and more, human composting emerged. It’s been legal in Washington State since 2019 and is now legal in six other states as well. In this 60-minute presentation, we will learn more about the Recompose journey, how it works, and why this end-of-life option is a benefit to the earth and to humanity. There will be time dedicated at the end for any questions you may have.

Cultural Cuisine: Vietnam

Monday, April 15, 2024, 2pm Bristol View 1st Floor Gathering Room

Join our fearless Tai Chi & Qigong instructor, Mag for this month’s Cultural Cuisine where he will introduce us to a healthy and organic version of the popular Pho. Pho is a Vietnamese soup dish consisting of broth, rice noodles, herbs, and meat. We welcome you to an experience where we explore the Vietnamese culture through our senses!

Acrylic Pours Workshop

Tuesday, April 16, 2024, 2pm TJ Craft Room

Explore the art of fluid painting. Learn different acrylic pouring techniques and nourish your social wellbeing by engaging in conversation with people from all different walks of life. Acrylic pouring can be liberating and fun. Join us once a month for a creative, healthy and fun outlet. Gather an object from nature – we will be pouring on it!

Bloedel Reserve in Spring ( A Collaboration with Senior University)

Wednesday, April 17, 2024, 9am-4pm Bus departs Bistro at 9am

The loop is approximately 2 miles long. Plan to bring a sack lunch to enjoy. Cost is $15/ person. *Please RSVP to Jana Wennstrom at 253-756-6219.

Support Group for People Whose Partners Have Dementia

Wednesday, April 17, 2024, 3pm

Join us for a gathering of a support group focused specifically for those who are assisting a loved one with Dementia. This meeting is not for those who have dementia. It is for people who are assisting the person with dementia. You must RSVP with Sarah to reserve your spot & receive the location. This meeting is capped at 12 people.

What Earth Day Means To You, A Healthy Earth Is A Healthy You

Monday, April 22, 2024, 2:30pm Wellness Center

The theme for Earth Day this year is Planet vs. Plastic. We’ll explore this and other environmental concepts as well and how this directly impacts our health, our children’s future and what we can do about it now.

“The earth does not belong to man; man belongs to the earth.” -Chief Seattle

Mindfulness Walks in the Park

Tuesday, April 23, 2024, 10am Meet at Bistro

Starting in front of the FTJ Wellness Center. We will venture to Point Defiance then across the Wilson bridge down to the Dune Peninsula at Point Defiance Park and back. You must be able to walk this distance without staff assistance. Optional detour: On our way back we will stop at the Wren’s Nest Baking Co. for a delicious treat & deeper social connection.

Thinkie Presentation

Tuesday, April 23, 2024, 2pm Wellness Center

Experience an innovative brain training system by Thinkie! Thinkie is a safe and scientifically proven system that’s designed to improve mental speed, memory, and concentration. Thinkie representatives will be presenting how it works, and answering questions that you may have. Do you like bingo, crossword puzzles or sudoku? If so, you’ll love Thinkie’s brain training games! Come visit and try them out!

Tea Tasting- Blooming Tea

Wednesday, April 24, 2024, 1:30pm Meet at the Bistro

Join us for another exciting new tea, Blooming tea! Learn about the artistry and craftsmanship behind this centuries- old tradition as our very own Barista guides you through the intricacies of brewing and savoring these exquisite floral infusions. Immerse yourself in the aromas and flavors of blooming tea and discover a new appreciation for the harmony between nature and tea craftmanship.

Art Expressions: Nature Art Scavenger Hunt

Thursday, April 25, 2024, 2-4pm Wellness Center

Embark on a creative journey in our nature-inspired art class, where the beauty of the outdoors becomes your canvas. Begin with a nature scavenger hunt, where you’ll gather an array of natural treasures such as leaves, flowers, etc. Then, transform your findings into stunning works of art, blending the serenity of nature with your own unique artistic vision.

Find a complete list of Holistic Class/Program Offerings here.

For more information on any of these classes or to RSVP please contact Sarah Doerner at 253-756-6387 or

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