Knights of Pythias Retirement Center News

News, Events, and Activities

Staying Active Indoors

Staying Active Indoors No matter your age, staying active is important for body and mind. Not only do you feel better after 30 minutes of exercise, seniors who stay active can help combat diabetes, heart disease, and even some forms of cancer. Flexibility, balance,...

Senior Aid in Education

Senior Aid in Education No matter where they live, Grandparents can help their grandkids in many different ways. Sure, a birthday or Christmas gift is always appreciated, but seniors can also give something more important - emotional support. With a new school year...

Safety Tips for Summer Heat

Safety Tips for Summer Heat With summer in full swing, temperatures are on the rise. For the most part, we enjoy mild summers in the Pacific Northwest. And we take advantage of the few months of sunshine we get. But, there are times when the thermometer climbs past...

Springtime for Seniors

Springtime for Seniors As the Pacific Northwest starts moving towards Spring, many of us are able to get out and enjoy the sunnier weather. Soaking up some rays is just as important for older loved ones, too. But make sure to take some precautions before heading out...

Flu Warning Signs

Flu Warning Signs Although the coldest weather of the year may be behind us, constant rain, wind and still cool temperatures can still cause the sniffles. And, in some cases, something much worse: the flu. The flu is currently categorized as widespread in the state...

Being Careful During Winter

Being Careful During Winter As recent weather has shown, a lot of snow and ice can really make daily routines difficult. For many seniors, just a little bit of freezing weather can cause problems. But there are some steps they can take to help mitigate any issues. The...

Activities for Elderly

Thinking of older loved ones during the holidays Every year it happens - leaves change color, the sun gives way to rain, and the temperatures start to chill. Many of us love this time of season - it’s a signal that the holidays are upon us. But it’s important that we...

Preparing for Retirement

Preparing Your Loved One For the Future Growing up, it was always important to keep your eyes on the future. Planning for buying your first car, researching what college you want to go to, or saving for the down payment on your first home. The same can be done when...

Downsizing for Retirement

Downsizing for a retirement center When the decision is made to move a loved one to a retirement center, some downsizing will have to occur. Even a little two-bedroom bungalow can be twice the size of the apartment a new resident will now live in. Here are a few...