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

Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells!

Reserve a table for our Holiday Bazaar on Saturday, November 8th from 9 AM to 3 PM in our lobby by contacting Sally Pichler at 360-517-9345.  Or come andget your holiday shopping done early!  Stop in at our dining room where hot dogs, chilli, and cold drinks will be for sale by Camelot Lodge #1. Parking […]

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Don Blake Social Hour

Join us on Saturday, September 27th at 6:00 PM in the Dining Room for a special social hour in memory of resident Don Blake. Beverages and snacks will be served.  Cheers!

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Pictures of our courtyard

Please go to our gallery and check out the beautiful pictures of our courtyard in the summer!

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KOPRC welcomes new administrator

Please join us in giving a warm welcome to Don James, our new administrator.  Don comes to us with 30 years of experience in health care and senior living.  Though he is relocating from the Yakima Vally in Central Washington, he is no stranger to the Portland/Vancouver area, having lived here from junior high through college.  Please […]

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September 2014 Tidbits Calendar
September Calendar of Events

September 2014 Calendar In PDF

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September 2014 Tidbits
September Tidbits Newsletter

September 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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