FTJ Holistic Wellness Program

Bonsai tree

“Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social wellbeing and not merely the absence of disease.” ~ World Health Organization

FTJ has 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 we age. Our unique program focuses on mental, emotional, spiritual, environmental, vocational, and social/cultural wellbeing. 

Guests from the community present a wide array of Holistic Health and Wellness topics. There are also collaborations and partnerships with FTJ Senior University including Self-Care Practices for Living Well series and Dao (Tao) and Health. Offerings in this brochure are a sample of on-going and special one-of-a-kind classes offered through our Holistic Wellness Program.

Here are three June Holistic Wellness Highlights

Every Friday in June | Qigong: The Eight Brocades with Mimi Kuo-Deemer 2pm Wellness Center 6/2-6/23 Bristol View Bowditch Room 6/30

Qigong is considered one of the five branches of Chinese Medicine, a foundational basis for martial arts, and a long-standing spiritual practice revered in Daoist and Zen traditions. In this video series, your qigong teacher, Mimi Kuo-Deemer, introduces you to the etymology of qigong and the silky, smooth movements of the 8 Silk Brocades – also known as Dao Yin in Mandarin. Mimi will walk you through the history and many benefits qigong has to offer.

Art Expressions

Wednesday, June 14, 2023 2pm Wellness center Express yourself through customized healthy and delicious smoothie bowls! Learn about the health and wellness benefits of each ingredient and learn to craft a well-balanced nutrient dense smoothie bowl! Join us for a celebration of your taste buds and cool off as we welcome summer!

Pacific Bonsai Museum

Friday, June 16, 2023 10am-2pm Meet in front of Bistro See the results of experimental techniques pushing horticultural limits to achieve radical designs in the 2023 special exhibition, Avant-garden. Eleven works will be presented by daring artists who have evolved their bonsai practice through experimentation, innovation, and a willingness to take risks. Pack a lunch, small snacks and/ or beverage to enjoy as we bask in the wonders of Bonsai trees and the nature that surrounds us. *Space is limited, please sign up.

Participation is limited to FTJ residents and Wellness members. For more information, to become a Wellness Member or to RSVP please contact Sarah Doerner at 253-756-3241 or at For the monthly class calendar go to

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