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Dealing With Winter Depression

Dealing With Winter Depression

Winter blues can affect anyone when the days are short, the skies are dark, the air is cold, and rain is falling for days on end. But there are ways to fight back winter depression and get yourself on a path to enjoying the season. Healthy Happy Moments Fight Winter...

Keeping Safe and Warm in the Winter Months

Keeping Safe and Warm in the Winter Months

Winter months bring cold weather and storms that can cause power outages and other emergencies. Keeping safe and warm during the winter months is easier if you take time to be prepared before extreme cold or storms cause an emergency. Even if you can’t avoid being in...

Local Holiday Festivities

Local Holiday Festivities

Bazaars and Markets Local artisans, craftsmen, and hobbyists are gathering around town at bazaars and holiday markets to share their wares. These events are a wonderful opportunity to meet creative people in our community and find unique holiday gifts for friends and...

Healthy Eating Habits as you Age

Healthy Eating Habits as you Age

Last year we wrote a blog about eating healthy as you age. That blog can be found here. This month we’re going into a bit more detail to explain some simple changes you can make to your diet to improve your health. Soda A study by the Journal of the American Medical...

Who are the Knights of Pythias?

Who are the Knights of Pythias?

Who are the Knights of Pythias?   Although there is no obligation to join the organization of the Knights of Pythias in order to be a resident with us, we thought it would be useful to learn about the organization as a whole to understand how our Vancouver...

How to Continue to Exercise as you Age

How to Continue to Exercise as you Age

Our bodies are what we put into them. We eat food and it becomes the fat and bones that make up our physical forms. We move that body and construct muscles through the effort; each movement helping sculpt us into healthy individuals. With the incredible advances in...

Being Careful in the Summer Heat

Being Careful in the Summer Heat

As the rain of spring comes to an end we approach a particularly beautiful season in the Pacific Northwest. Our near constant drizzle subsides, sometimes for over a month without a drop of rain. Luckily the skies have been making deposits for the last nine months, so...

Knights of Pythias Senior Safety

Knights of Pythias Senior Safety

Senior Safety   Four Essential Senior Safety Tips to Prevent Injuries If you are providing elder care services for a loved one living at home, then you must know how to improve the environment so that your senior loved one doesn't incur an injury. Here are some of the...

Knights of Pythias’ Holiday Bazaar 2018

Knights of Pythias’ Holiday Bazaar 2018

On November 10th 2018 from 9am to 3pm we will be hosting a Holiday Bazaar in our lobby! There will be 24 tables and vendors will be selling a wide array of holiday gift items for everyone on your list, including: Festive Food Items including homemade baked goods and...

Healthy Eating as We Age

Healthy Eating as We Age

Healthy Eating as We Age Eating right and staying physically fit are important no matter your age.  Aging bodies have different needs, and certain nutrients become especially important for good health. Some of the most important vitamins, minerals, and nutrients are...

Summer Activities for Seniors

Summer Activities for Seniors If you are looking for senior-friendly events and attractions within Clark County this summer, you are in luck! Vancouver is home to a wide array of events, both indoors and out, and many of them budget-friendly. Here are some of the...

Father’s Day Ideas

Father’s Day Ideas

Father’s Day Ideas Knight of Pythias knows the importance of family, and with that, Father’s Day. Father’s that spend June 17 at the center will receive a special gift from the center. The best gift the dads at the center can receive, if possible, is to spend the day...

Local Activities (as soon as the rain stops)

Local Activities (as soon as the rain stops)

Local Activities (as soon as the rain stops) The calendar says Spring, but the chilly temps and rain are keeping many of us inside. Trust us, though - the sun will soon be out, the flowers will bloom, and we’ll all want to get out and enjoy it.   Vancouver...

5 Tips for Senior Travelers

5 Tips for Senior Travelers

5 Tips for Senior Travelers With the holiday season in full swing, traveling to be with family and friends is a main priority for many of us. However, many seniors have mobility issues that add stress to even the shortest trip. But if a little extra planning, time and...

Healthy Holidays for Seniors

Healthy Holidays for Seniors

Healthy Holidays for Seniors With Halloween a spooky memory, the holiday season is upon us. While many of us are getting dining room tables ready for Thanksgiving or planning Christmas and New Years parties, keeping an eye on our usually healthy diets is put on the...

Starting the Season Off Right

Starting the Season Off Right

Starting the Season Off Right Whether you call it Fall, Autumn, or whatever, October marks the time of year when the temperatures get cooler and days get shorter. It is also the time people start thinking about holiday gatherings and other get-togethers, starting with...

Staying Active Indoors

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,...