Employee Health and Wellness

Activities for a Full Life

Published: January 23, 2023

For the fourth year in a row, Newsweek ranked Kline Galland as the top nursing home in Washington state. Providing exceptional senior care by exceptional people every day for everyone can only happen through a collective effort. So, it’s important our employees stay healthy and lead their own lives to the fullest; self-care is a

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Beating the Holiday Blues

Published: December 20, 2022

Elvis famously crooned about “having a blue Christmas” and the most famous New Year’s Eve song “Auld Lang Syne” opens by wondering if we should forget old friends. The holiday season is supposed to be filled with the wonder of the season and merriment all around, but for some this time can be filled with

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Go! Open Enrollment is Here

Published: November 19, 2022

Employees are the heart and soul of our organization. We want to take exceptional care of you so that we can collectively provide exceptional care for our clients. That’s why it’s important to take advantage of this year’s open enrollment period. It’s an ideal time to learn about changes and determine the best health care

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Beyond (Breast) Cancer Awareness

Published: October 18, 2022

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, a time dedicated to raising awareness about this disease that directly impacts women and men. Approximately 1 of 8 women and 1 of 833 men in the U.S. will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of their lives; 90,560 new cases of invasive breast cancer are expected for

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5 Tips for Staying Calm During Back-to-School

Published: September 22, 2022

Last month, we listed five ways to stay healthy for back-to-school. With classes back in full swing, we thought we’d add five tips to stay calm and carry on – even as the days get shorter but the to-do list gets longer.   Set up for success. Research has shown that the home learning environment

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5 Ways to Make Back-to-School Healthy

Published: August 15, 2022

In the Pacific Northwest, August is the end of summer and the bellwether for back-to-school. With the excitement of new classes, renewed friendships, and fresh starts also arrives fall bringing coolers days, rainy forecasts, and common colds – not to mention the flu and Covid. Research has shown that healthy students are better learners. So,

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Fresh Finds at Your Farmers Market

Published: July 20, 2022

Did you know that Washington state produces over 230 annual crops per year? We’re second only to California. Apples grown here are sold in all 50 states and more than 50 countries. From mint oil to wheat, potatoes to cherries, this state has a bountiful harvest. One of the best places to find all these

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Nature Nurtures Good Health

Published: June 28, 2022

Hippocrates, father of modern medicine, stated that “Nature itself is the best physician.” Research has shown that “natural environments may have direct and positive impacts on well-being,” including stress reduction. In 2021, one scientific article noted that activities such as “gardening, green exercise and nature-based therapy, are effective for improving mental health outcomes in adults,

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Back To Basics: Practical Mental Health Information

Published: May 26, 2022

Since the start of the pandemic, more and more people are talking about mental health. More of us have seen that mental health is an important part of our overall health and well-being, just like physical health. But mental health conditions, resources, and conversations can still feel complicated and out of reach—like, are there common

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How to Improve Your Financial Capability

Published: April 19, 2022

Our school years are filled with learning the “three Rs” – “reading, (w)riting, and (a)rithmetic.” Obviously, we need those to get through life. But our education leaves out some other important life skills – like household budgeting, investing, and managing debt. If we’re lucky, family or friends give us guidance. But usually what happens is

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