About the Knights of Pythias

The supreme order of Knights of Pythias was founded in Washington, D.C. on February 19, 1864 by Justus Rathbone and has expanded into more than 2000 subordinate lodges in the United States, Canada, Italy & Greece. The primary objective of the Knights of Pythias is to promote friendship and to relieve suffering. Its distinguishing principles are friendship, charity, and benevolence.
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Tidbits, Calendar, News & Events

Door Decorating Contest Results

Our door decorating theme this year was “Let It Snow!”  Everyone did such a wonderful job decorating that it was hard for management to choose the winners.  Three doors were chosen and the winners received Safeway gift cards.  Please see our gallery for photos of the winning door.  Our resident had a wonderful time participating […]

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Christmas Photos in our Gallery

Check out the Christmas photos in our gallery! We are bursting with the Christmas Spirit!

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Kris Kringle’s Korner

Our residents have set up a mini gift shop in our Old Chapel.  They will be selling lovely homemade ornaments, pins, and other  gift ideas at very affordable prices.  Proceeds go to the resident funds.  Kris Kringle’s Korner is open for business Dec. 5,6,12,13,and 19 from twelve to three in the afternoon.  Stop by and […]

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We now have Wi Fi!

We are pleased to announce that Wi Fi is now available in the lobby, the dining room, and mezzanine.  So bring down your lap top and enjoy this additional service that is free for you!

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December 2014 Calendar Cover
December Calendar of Events

December 2014 Calendar in PDF

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December 2014 Newsletter Cover
December Tidbits Newsletter

December 2014 Newsletter in PDF

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Join Us For Bingo!

Join us for bingo every Tuesday evening at 5:30 in our dining room.  Cards are available for purchase, and cash prizes awarded to the lucky winners.  Did I hear you say “bingo”?

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What are people saying about Knights of Pythias?

@ Knights of Pythias Active Retirement Center

“In lots of respects, it’s better than being at home!”

@ Knights of Pythias Retirement Community

“There are a wide variety of activities to get involved in including an exercise class, live music concerts, a bible study, bingo, and other table games, and Sunday afternoon worship service, a beauty salon, happy hour, and the list goes on. I love it here and would recommend the KOPRC to anyone looking for affordable, independent living.”

@ Knights of Pythias Retirement Community

“The people are friendly and always interested in helping out any way they can.”

@ Knights of Pythias Retirement Community

“I have privacy in my apartment and when I want to socialize there is always someone to talk to or games I can participate in.”

@ Knights of Pythias Retirement Community

“My only regret about living here at the Pythian Retirement Center is that I didn’t move here a few years earlier than I did!”

@ Knights of Pythias Retirement Community

“I feel secure in this community, and it’s cozy as well. I can go visit people if I feel lonely, too. And the staff genuinely cares for us, which I have experienced many times.”


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Knights of Pythias
Active Retirement Center
3409 Main St
Vancouver, Washington
phone: 360-696-4375
fax: 360-694-6263
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