Franke Tobey Jones Retirement Estates & Community Programs January & February 2009
at Franke Tobey Jones
& our Pt. Defiance-Ruston Senior Center
‘Tis the Season
to be thankful for
our many blessings
Below: Our Place resident, Tom
Sawyer (center), and family.
Above: Garden Apartment residents Betty
Mears (right) & Betty Buhre jam with the band.
Above: Health Care resident Mildred
Broussard with Santa.
Left: Holiday fun at our
We at Franke Tobey Jones
wish you happiness,
good health and
in 2009 and
the years to come.
Above: Lillian Pratt Holiday Lunch.
Franke-ly Speaking 2 January & February 2009
Edward C. Mawe 2008/2009
Ed’s Corner President/C.E.O. Board of Directors
BZ Zenczak, Chair
Mark Patterson, Vice Chair
Janet Moore Werner,
Farewell Friends Secretary
Robert Whitney, M.D.,
Dave Edwards, Immediate
his year, Franke Tobey Jones is and I hope it will demonstrate that as a Past Chair
doing something we believe to be non-profit organization, we put residents Sue Brabham
somewhat unprecedented in and mission above dollars. Debbie Crawford
response to the current economic crisis Orvis Harrelson
There is also one major change occurring Nancy Gee Locke
affecting all of us. Particularly hard hit at Franke Tobey Jones in this New Year. Anne Katterhagen
are our seniors, many of whom I believe After 13 years at the helm of this terrific Judith Sloan
live on relatively fixed incomes. In some organization, I am leaving to pursue Linda Thomas
cases, retirees are seeing their incomes another opportunity in Oregon. This is a Tom Valentine
decline as a result Jim Walton
tremendous Jeff Watts
of the depreciating career
values of their I have seen, and been a part opportunity for
stock, bond and Edward C. Mawe
of, something very special here me to dig into a President and CEO
real estate hold- whole new
ings. We are very at Franke Tobey Jones. Kathie Mikita, A.R.N.P.
challenge with Sr. Director of Clinical Services
sensitive to the Judy Dunn
incredible V.P. of Finance & Support
trials of our development potential. Services
residents in this regard, and many have Sarah Idstrom
expressed their concerns to us directly. I leave feeling good about all the growth Sr. Director of Development
in buildings, services, programs, and Michelle Matz
We all have been affected in ways not Sr. Director of Residential
seen even in some past severe recessions. financial strength that have now become Accommodations
integral to our world-class retirement Laura C. Runkle
In trying to work through various community. I have seen, and been a part
Sr. Director of Marketing
and Public Relations
scenarios to help our residents during this of, something very special here at Franke Jim Tonjann
particularly tough time, Franke Tobey Tobey Jones. I feel secure in knowing that Sr. Director of Dining Services
Jones made the decision to postpone our this organization has a strong and solid
annual January rate increases until April future in extending and enriching the lives
2009. While the current economic situa- of seniors in our community.
tion is not likely to be resolved by April,
perhaps we may begin to see some slight I leave with a full heart, and with the Franke-ly Speaking
improvements that will at least regenerate warmth you all have extended to me over is a publication of
hope in an improving economy. the years. I will miss you. FRANKE TOBEY JONES
Nonetheless, the three-month reprieve Godspeed and Best Wishes, & Community Programs
will help our residents to some degree,
Ed Mawe 5340 North Bristol Street
Tacoma, WA 98407
Please join us! Sunday, February 8th www.franketobeyjones.com
Editors: Terri Vickery
Valentine’s seatings at 11am & 1pm
Open to family & friends!
& Sarah Idstrom
To update your address or
to be added or removed
Brunch Call (253) 752-6621 for more
information & reservations.
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please call Terri Vickery at
Franke-ly Speaking 3 January & February 2009
Talent, passion showcased at 2nd Annual FTJ Senior Art Show
And the winners are...
Best of Show: Dave Miner
– A Pretty Place
1st Place: Ted Sanford – Tenements
2nd Place: Patsy Suhr O’Connell
– Hide and Seek
Bonnie Cargol – Ghost Trees
Kathy Bethueun – Splash
Marshall Perrow – Mortuary Poles
Marlo Thompson – Iris Window Box
ur most gracious thanks to Pat
A Pretty Place by Dave Miner.
Shuman for chairing this
wonderful community event; to
our sponsors: Bill and Bobby Street, Tenements by Ted Sanford.
Museum Quality Framing, American Art
Company, Tacoma Art Supply, and William Traver Gallery/Vetri Hide and Seek by Patsy Suhr O’Connell.
International Glass; and to our jurors: Margaret
Bullock–Curator Collections/Spec. Exhibitions,
Tacoma Art Museum; Janet Marcavage–Assistant
Professor of Art, University of Puget Sound; and
Craig Radford–Owner, American Art Company.
This year’s Senior Art Show was enjoyed by more
than 300 residents and community visitors. We look forward to hosting
the show again next year. Look for details on our 2009 Senior Art Show
in future editions of Franke-ly Speaking.
Serena’s Make Good Choices for Health
Wellness Here it is–a new year, and where we can keep you as healthy as possible for the
Tips a chance for positive
change. How healthy
rest of your life. And, we can’t wait to begin the
process with you.
would you like to be? One more time–HOW
One of President-elect Barack Obama’s first
HEALTHY WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE? You do have
challenges in improving the United States’ health
choices, you know. Plenty of fatty foods, no exercise,
score card is to transform symptom-centric mental-
and cigarettes can lead to heart disease, diabetes, lung
ity into a more proactive one, embedding preven-
cancer or a stroke. But you knew that, didn’t you?
tion and wellness programs more aggressively.
Why not develop a healthy attitude and join the Wicks
It is now up to you to make your choice, and we can
Wellness Center here at Franke Tobey Jones? Our
help. SIGN UP FOR A WELLNESS CLASS
challenge, our passion, is to get you on a program that
WITH US TODAY by calling (253) 752-6621.
you will enjoy, where you will meet new friends,
Franke-ly Speaking 4 January & February 2009
Thank you! We would like to thank all those who made gifts between October 1 st
and November 30th,
2008 to Franke Tobey Jones and its Community Programs.
Where Need Charitable Subsidy Flex-a-lite Consolidates, Inc. William Gallagher
is Greatest Laura Barnes Marcia Goldsmith In Memory (cont.)
Harold Allen Ruth Daugherty Johnson Stone & Pagano
Dorothy (Dee) Morley
Anonymous Evergreen Fire & Security Walt and Charlotte Kotchik
Anita Austin William Gallagher Gary and Roberta Larson
Anthony Balazic Lesley Garban Harriet Nichols
Beverly Ballard Diane Harkness Lois G. Ricker
Bank of America Janet Haskin Lavonne Stewart-Campbell
Dick and Joan Brown Vivian M. Howell Wellness Scott Redd and Jeanine Dow
Betty Buhre Sarah and John Idstrom Anonymous Sandy Shaub
Mike and Lenita Callahan Patricia Illman Roberta Chapman Bank of America
Debbie and Frank Crawford Sue Jackson Glenn and Dorothy Collins Alice Stevens
Charlotte Crimmins Anne Katterhagen Jim and Susan Doyle Roberta Chapman
Edward and Jean Doyle Melinda Kessler Eleanor Jarrett Winfield Wilson
Robert and Ann Edington Edward and Lynn Mawe Robert and Laurel McElroy Cynthia Wilson
Barbara G. Farron Karla McLane
Bill and Jean Sampson
Larry and Karen Flamoe Katherine J. Mikita Cleta Jackson
Eudora P. Fulkerson Patricia Nearing In Memory Sue Jackson
Alene Gilchrist Bradley Nelson William Jackson
Tom and Mimi Hackleman Doug and Theresa Owen Sue Jackson
Jack R. Hamilton Scott Redd and Jeanine Dow Nurses and Aids
Orvis and Beverly Harrelson Robblee’s Total Security, Inc. Sandra and Stephen Roy
Mike and Lenita Callahan
Janet Haskin Richard and Terri Vickery Gladys Nylund Davis In Appreciation
Margaret N. Hatchard Cynthia Wilson Betty Buhre Wellness Staff
Don and Nancy Hoff Employee Charlotte Crimmins Eleanor Jarrett
Matilda J. Hunt Bradley Nelson
Scholarships Thanks to everyone
Ernest and Marilyn Karlstrom Viola Rowe
Howard Cox Jerome and Gladys Schneider who helped us
Jon and Jean Malmin Anne Doty
Carl Mawe Patricia Illman
achieve our 2008 goal!
Donna McCullough Esther McCann
Johnson Stone & Pagano
Patricia Mills Bradley Nelson
Sandra and Stephen Roy Flex-a-lite Consolidates, Inc. $102,266!
Peggy Morrison Walt and Charlotte Kotchik
Bradley Nelson Buel and Luana Sever
Katharine Sinnitt Peggy Morrison $100,000
Jim and Janet Nelson Gordon and Shirley Petrie Goal
Harold Nielsen, Jr. Florence Swanson
Cynthia Wilson Lois G. Ricker
Frances Oberhofer Bradley Nelson
Maris R. Peters Pat Wollenburg
Buel and Luana Sever
Gordon and Shirley Petrie Health Care Lavonne Stewart-Campbell
Pierce County Security Earl and Leah Cashar Edith Drennen
Jim and Barbara Radonich William Gallagher Matilda J. Hunt
John Renforth Barbara Oblinger Harold Fisher
Joanne Rieke Lois G. Ricker Eudora P. Fulkerson
Viola Rowe Janet Haskin
Jerome and Gladys Schneider Other Harold Nielsen
Daniel Skelley Bill and Bobby Street Harold Nielsen, Jr. Editor’s Note: A complete list
Maryann Suriano Gordon and Elinor Korsmo of 2008 donors will be
Totem Electric Fae Korsmo published in our 2008 Annual
Constance Twardowski Edith G. Bowditch
Dock Lee Report. Also, if we have made
Jan and Signe Twardowski Senior University Betty Buhre an error in spelling or omitting
Tom and Roberta Valentine Bradley Nelson your name, please accept our
Wanda Vancil Marilyn McLane apologies and call the
Liselotte Werner Glenn and Dorothy Collins
Karla McLane Development Office at
Carol White Maxine Crookham
Marjorie Gallagher (253) 756-6327 so that we may
Robert and Janet Witter Robert and Patricia Deal
McManamin correct our records.
Franke-ly Speaking 5 January & February 2009
Developing a D ifference Sarah Idstrom
Sr. Director of Development
Edith G . Richards Bowditch
Bequest to Franke Tobey Jones
n October 21st of this year, David McGoldrick and asked about Edith’s interests, they unanimously said
from the law firm Morton McGoldrick, visited “teaching and helping people reach their full potential.”
Ed Mawe and me to present us with a check for
$358,147, which was Edith Bowditch’s bequest to
Franke Tobey Jones. We were both truly
B ecause Edith’s gift came to us as unrestricted, we
wanted to make sure that it was directed to areas
and programs here at FTJ that aligned with her
honored to receive such a wonderful gift values. The Development Committee, comprised of
from a former resident who touched the FTJ Board, community and resident members,
lives of so many here at Franke Tobey recommended allocations for Edith’s bequest to the
Jones (FTJ). full FTJ Board at its November meeting. The
Edith was a resident of both the Tobey following allocations were approved: funding the
Jones and Lillian Pratt buildings for FTJ Employee Scholarship Fund for three years,
almost five years, and loved being here. funding a half-time Senior University Director
She was such a positive, upbeat, and position for three years, and a naming opportunity
happy woman. Whenever I saw Edith, for the new corner property development at FTJ.
Edith Bowditch (12/07)
she had a smile on her face and some- We believe that Edith would be pleased with the
with one of her great-
thing nice to say. She had a very nurtur- great-grandchildren. educational focus we have chosen for her gift, as
ing personality, which made her a well as further enhancing programs and services at
wonderful teacher. And, indeed, when I met with Edith a Franke Tobey Jones. She regularly gave to the Employee
few years ago, she told me of her dedication to teaching. Scholarship Fund, attended programs and activities
She received her teaching degree from the University of offered on campus, and loved her life here at Franke
Wisconsin, Madison, and then taught at Oregon State. Tobey Jones. We are honored to be able to use her
For the last 15 years of her career, she taught at the wonderful gift to further our mission to enrich and
University of Puget Sound, before retiring in 1984. extend the quality of life for seniors in our community.
When I met with some of Edith’s friends here at FTJ,
Charitable Gift Annuity Opportunity Charitable IRA Rollover
You may like the idea of making a gift, but are concerned about the Did you know in 2008 and 2009 you can
current economic uncertainty. If this is the case, why not take your IRA’s make an IRA charitable rollover gift that
required minimum distribution and establish a charitable gift annuity? lowers your 2008 income taxes while also
An individual 70 years of age would receive a fixed payment of 6.10% helping your favorite charity? If you are over
annually. Older individuals would receive an even higher payout. 70-1/2 years of age, you may, in ‘08 and
‘09, make a gift from your IRA of up to
If you use your required minimum distribution this way, you will be
$100,000 directly to public charities like
subject to income tax. However, you will also receive a charitable
FTJ. The good news is that this rollover will
income tax deduction which will result in tax savings that will offset
count as part, or all, of your “required
your income tax on the distribution. Talk with your CPA or tax advisor
minimum distribution” and will not be
to explore the benefits of an IRA charitable rollover or funding a gift
included in your federal taxable income.
annuity with an IRA distribution.
Franke-ly Speaking 6 January & February 2009
Pt. Defiance~Ruston Senior Center Emily Happy
Senior Center Director
Turn your face to the sun and the shadows fall behind you.
appy New Year from the Pt. Defiance~Ruston In the works for 2009 is a new, third wellness class on
Senior Center! As we turn our faces and attention Wednesdays. Our wellness/exercise classes are central to
to the year ahead, I thought I would take this attracting the “new” generation of seniors, and for keep-
opportunity to give you a snapshot of what the Senior ing all seniors healthy and independent. They regain
Center is about. strength and balance. They bounce back more quickly
from surgery or injury. Chronic illnesses are kept at bay
The Senior Center is a special place. More than 300
and mental health is improved. We provide these classes
different seniors come to the Center each month for
for minimal fees so finances do not become a barrier to
necessary services, fun activities and events, camaraderie
health and wellbeing.
and support, and nutritious meals. On an average month,
we exceed an impressive 1,100 senior visits to our cozy During tough economic times, community senior centers
and homey Center. The seniors come not only from Ruston become even more essential to help fill the gaps and
and North Tacoma, but from Lakewood, University Place, provide programming to prevent isolation, depression and
Fircrest, Gig Harbor, Puyallup, Lacey and even south malnourishment. And we have a lot of fun to boot! We
Seattle. Many of our seniors are low- or fixed-income, so hope you will visit us this year, as a guest, participant or
activities are inexpensive or free, including the lunch supporter. You are always welcome! To request a free copy
program, which we serve for a suggested contribution of of our monthly activity calendar, please call (253) 756-
only $2.50. 0601, or download the calendar from our website:
We would like to thank all those who made gifts
between October 1st and November 30th, 2008 to City Councilman
the Pt. Defiance~Ruston Senior Center.
Thomas Allen Russell and Elizabeth Pedersen
visits Senior Center
Dawn Carl Dave Rowlands
Rodney Carlson Kathleen Scott Councilman Mike Lonergan
Richard and Eleanor Clarke Senior Center Participants
Barbara and Mathew Cleary Senior Footcare, Inc. recently visited the Pt.
Kathleen Cooper Colleen Smith Defiance-Ruston Senior
Sara Davelaar Esther Stillwell Center. He serves in the at-
Bonnie Brooke Davis Shirley Summers
June Eads Stanley and Lois Tuell large position 6 City Council
Mary Egeland Ilene and Floyd Urschel seat, and was Deputy Mayor
Katherine Evansich Martha Williams in 2006.
Hugh and Lois Farmer In Memory
Lee Halversen Harold Fisher Lonergan served for 20 years
Richard and Eleanor Clarke as an executive of Christian
Gladys Urschel Jordan
Tom and Dolores Hayes Ilene and Floyd Urschel social service organizations,
Jim and Virginia Kennedy Ruth Lund including the Tacoma Rescue
Millicent Poole Mission and The Salvation Army.
Kathy Lynch Richard Lynn Lonergan previously served as Executive Director of
Richard H. Lynn Russ McClelland
Ginette Magnuson LaVonne McClelland
the Tacoma Rescue Mission for more than 12 years.
In Appreciation He also hosted talk programs on local radio and
Florence Murphy television stations, the NAACP and the New Tacoma
Harriet Nichols Lee and Frances Haugen
Phyllis and Stan Olsen Dolores Haugen Neighborhood Council.
Pamelia Olson In Kind
Erika Parker Anne Havens
Franke-ly Speaking 7 January & February 2009
CCRCs Provide Life-Changing Benefits Sr. Director of Marketing
and Public Relations
s seniors continue to live well into their 90s well as the utilization of health and wellness facilities.
and 100s, it is essential that their environment We celebrate the overall resident participation in physi-
be supportive and comprehensive as early in cal activity at Franke Tobey Jones, which is 63% of
their senior years as possible. Several research studies residents capable of physical activity.
have proven retirement living in a Continuing Care � In a report to the American Seniors Housing Asso-
Retirement Community (CCRC) provides life-changing ciation authored by Jim Moore, cost of living compari-
benefits for seniors: sons indicate little difference for independent residents in
� Dr. Margaret A. Wyles conducted a recent study a retirement community versus seniors continuing to live
entitled The Benefits of Independent Living – a Com- in their own home. The information suggests that many
parative Analysis of Residents versus Non-residents. seniors, family members and financial advisors lack
Over 200 retirement communities were included in the accurate information about retirement community living
survey. The American Seniors Housing Association costs. Most underestimate the current cost of living for
published the report which found that seniors who live the senior, and therefore experience “sticker shock”
in CCRCs are more satisfied with their daily lives, and when exploring retirement communities. Furthermore,
are more likely to be happy than seniors who remain in the data reports that pent-up home equity in a senior’s
their own homes. It further confirmed the social and home can lose income-producing potential that could be
recreational benefits found at CCRCs. More impor- realized in other investments and new cash income.
tantly, the results found CCRC residents report greater Most importantly, seniors who move to a retirement
health improvement over the prior two years, compared community most often greatly enhance the later years of
to seniors who still lived in their own homes. life as compared to staying in their own home. A cost
� The National Institute of Aging reported in 2008 comparison sheet is available on the Franke Tobey Jones
that the physical activity level of seniors was flat-lining website to help ascertain the actual difference in ex-
from 1997 through 2006, showing only 22% of those penses for retirement community living versus your own
ages 65 to 74 are engaged in regular physical activity, home. Visit us at: www.franketobeyjones.com.
20% for ages 75-84, and only 9% for those 85+. Resi- If you or someone you know is interested in discussing
dents at most CCRCs experience much higher involve- the advantages of living at Franke Tobey Jones, please
ment in regular physical activity due to the convenience contact Michelle Matz or Megan Erickson, (253) 752-
of activities, the nature of the active environment, as 6621. Beautiful view units are currently available.
Enjoy a delicious meal on us and a tour. Celebrate with
us as we share our 85th Anniversary Year in 2009!
New Event this year at Franke Tobey Jones: Family
and Friends Holiday Open House! We celebrated the
season with Family and Friends on December 9th in
all three buildings’ parlors. It was a beautiful way of
sharing our home with loved ones.
Franke-ly Speaking January & February 2009
New Residents Senior University
Health Care Come join our campus residents and community seniors in lifelong learning
at Senior University ~ Franke Tobey Jones. Most programs are FREE OF
CHARGE and open to seniors 55 or older. This exciting program continues
Louise Hewitt to offer a wide selection of opportunities to enrich your life. If you are inter-
David “Bud” Hurlow ested in being added to our mailing list for the monthly Senior U calendars,
Helen Pilcher please call (253) 752-7796. You can download the calendar and get more
Clarence Query details at our website, www. franketobeyjones.com.
Our Place Upcoming Senior U Offerings:
The Human Body – Virtual College Course
IN MEMORY NW Sinfonietta with Christophe Chagnard
We will miss these dear Beginning and Intermediate Computer Classes
residents who have Landmark Series Lectures
recently passed away.
Merrill Lynch Investing for Seniors
Gladys Nylund Davis
Dr. Paul Music Classes
UWT and UPS Lecture Series
Dora Dugan Spanish Classes
Leona Everson NEW! Tacoma Opera Series -- starting in February!
Mary Shigley The Mission of Franke Tobey Jones: To enrich and extend the quality of life for
seniors in our community. As a non-profit organization, we provide senior residential
Don Woodard services, a supportive continuum of care, and innovative community outreach.
Non Profit Org.
Permit No. 1006
5340 North Bristol Street
Tacoma, WA 98407
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