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Brought to you by Dan Schofield, Weston Kia - Automotive Insider -
Never mind fitting the biggest present under the tree.
How about something big, shiny and new wrapped in a garage?
Holidays on Us is Weston Kias gift to you this season. Have you been eyeing 2016 Kia Optimas, Optima Hybrid or Kia Souls all year? Have you checked out the 2017 Kia Forte or Kia Sorento?
The time is right to come in for a test drive and choose your favorite.
Through Jan. 3, 2017, Weston Kia will make your season bright, offering:
· First two payments covered by us, up to $1,000
· Additional 90-day deferred payment option
· Zero percent interest for up to 66 months
(Offer applies only to qualified buyers financing their purchase through Kia Motors Finance.)
Come on by and well tell you all about it.
Happy Holidays from Weston Kia!
22309 SE Stark St.
Gresham OR 97030
Brought to you by Cindy Passannante - C.P. Trips - TRAVEL INSIDER -
Brought to you by Randall Wilson, Prestige Senior Living Huntington Terrace - Assisted Living Insider -
Sometimes, when a far-flung family comes together for the holidays, they may discover that an elderly loved one is having difficulty functioning well at home.
Here are some signs to look for:
Altered eating habits. Forgetting to eat or losing interest in food altogether are both signs of poor health. Alternatively, seniors with memory issues can overeat or repeat meals. A kitchen stocked with spoiled, half-eaten or expired food suggests a senior who can no longer manage alone.
Antisocial behavior. Losing interest in friends, withdrawing from social situations or neglecting a previously cherished hobby may indicate depression, memory loss or a decline in cognitive abilities.
Worsening finances. A senior who forgets to pay bills (or pays them multiple times) may need help managing their household finances. Look for unwanted magazine subscriptions or donation solicitations that can easily drain a bank account.
Poor personal hygiene. Many seniors feel uncomfortable asking for help with personal hygiene. Bad odors, a disheveled appearance or indications of skipped showers and baths all suggest that a senior can no longer perform daily grooming tasks unaided.
Decline in safety. For a senior, a fall in the shower (and the subsequent hospitalization) can be a life-threatening injury. A senior who leaves the stove on or forgets how often to take their medication may need daily help.
While the familys in town, be proactive. Dont wait until the situation becomes an emergency.
Call us to arrange a tour. Well be glad to show you what makes Prestige Care Huntington Terrace special.
Prestige Senior Living - Huntington Terrace
1410 NE Cleveland Ave.,
Gresham, OR 97030
Brought to you by Ken Mitchell-Phillips - The Law Offices of Ken Mitchell-Phillips - LEGAL INSIDER -
Brought to you by Dan Schofield, Weston Kia - Automotive INSIDER -
In Oregon, our first really cold snap can happen anytime. Dont get stuck on the road – or spinning around on it - in a vehicle unprepared for winter.
Take your vehicle to a reputable shop and make sure its checked for the following winter basics:
Engine coolant doesnt just keep your engine from overheating – it also protects your engine from corrosion. Every vehicle requires a certain ratio of coolant to water. Your repair technician will know that ratio, as well as what type of coolant to use.
Have your oil checked to ensure you have the proper type for the changing weather outside. During the winter months, when temperatures get below freezing, your mechanic may advise switching to a thinner, less viscous oil.
Battery - Dont let a dead battery put a screeching halt to your day. A thorough inspection of your battery, cables, terminals and fluid will head off problems and make sure your car is ready for winter. The shop will check the age and strength (amount of voltage) left in your battery and find out whether it needs replacement.
Tires – What type will you need for the terrain and conditions youll be driving through - whether its snow, sleet or ice? Should you drive all-season tires or invest in snow tires? If you choose snow tires, most car manufacturers recommend changing all four to snow tires in the winter.
Plan ahead now to make your winter holidays a lot more enjoyable!
22309 SE Stark St.
Gresham OR 97030
Brought to you by Randall Wilson, Prestige Senior Living Huntington Terrace - Retirement Living INSIDER -
Here at Prestige Care Huntington Terrace, our staff is keenly aware of the importance of keeping our residents healthy and strong.
If we notice one of our residents has a decrease in function, a doctors referral may be required. If the doctor recommends physical therapy, a home health agency of the residents choosing will come to our facility to work with the patient to regain normal function.
Such treatment is usually covered by Medicare Part B.
October is National Physical Therapy Month, an appropriate time to consider the benefits of physical therapy.
Prescription opioids to control pain have become a huge problem in the United States, with abuse and addiction growing to epidemic proportions.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more people died from drug overdoses in 2014 than any other previous year, and at least half involved a prescription opioid. As many as one in four people using prescription opioids long-term for non-cancer pain struggles with addiction.
In March, the CDC released guidelines for prescribing opioids for chronic pain. The CDC made it clear that non-pharmacologic alternatives to prescription opioids, such as physical therapy, are the preferred option for treating chronic pain.
At Prestige Care, having a physical therapist come to our location makes it more likely that treatment will take place, on schedule, and help the resident get back to enjoying activities quickly.
Prestige Senior Living - Huntington Terrace
1410 NE Cleveland Ave.,
Gresham, OR 97030
Brought to you by Tony Kriss - Advanced Firearms Training - FIREARMS INSIDER
When you handle a firearm, having a safety-oriented attitude is the best thing you can do to prevent firearm accidents. Ignorance and carelessness are the two main causes of firearm accidents, which is why I think its necessary that you understand safe weapon handling; otherwise, you or someone else WILL get hurt. In the spirit of keeping you safe this holiday season, here are more safe weapon-handling tips, courtesy of Advanced Firearms Training:
1.) Know your firearmDont just guess, KNOW how your firearm operates: how it loads and unloads, where the safety is located, etc.
2.) Keep your firearm unloaded until ready to useDont store your firearm with live rounds in it, and dont load it until youre ready to use your firearm.
3.) Keep your firearm pointed in a safe directionIf youre not ready to use your firearm, keep it pointed in a safe direction; generally, this will be towards the ground. Treat every firearm like it is loaded.
4.) Know your target and beyondBefore youre ready to fire, make sure to track whats behind your target; bullets can go throughand beyondyour intended target.
5.) Keep your finger off the trigger until ready to fireAs long as your finger is away from the trigger, your firearm will not discharge. This is arguably the most important rule of firearm safety.
Advanced Firearms Training
1121 NE Division St., Gresham, OR 97030
Brought to you by Donivon McCord - McCord Construction - CONSTRUCTION INSIDER -
Homeowners looking to add upgrades or remodel sections of their home will usually wait until the nice weather of spring and summer arrives. But why not remodel now? By the time spring arrives, you could already be enjoying your newly renovated kitchen or your wonderfully redesigned bathroom.
Winter remodels come with a number of benefits. Contractors typically have less projects in the winter months, making scheduling substantially easier than the summer months. Manufacturers may have close-out prices on appliances and materials before raising prices in the spring. The end result is a project that costs you less money, saves you more time, and leads to a higher return on your investment.
And there are even more ways to make your home renovation worth the money and effort you put into it. Start by repairing what needs to be fixed; home repairs are the renovation that yields the most value for your home. After that, your kitchen and bathroom are the two areas where a remodel is most beneficial, due to their frequent use.
Finally, another smart move to make is remodeling with energy efficient products. Whether its doors, windows, or appliances, these products will add value to your home while helping you to save on your energy costs.
At McCord Construction, we believe that NOW is the best time to remodel your home. Contact us today to get started: We always put the customer first.
500 NW 20th St STE 202, Gresham, OR 97030
Brought to you by Randy and Dori DeLaunay - Creative Visions Landscapes and Water Garden Center - LANDSCAPING INSIDER
With winter right around the corner, youll need to make specific adjustments to how you care for your homes pond feature. You dont need us to tell you how different the summer and winter months are, and your pond can definitely tell the difference too! Make sure that your pond is in great shape this winter by following these tricks for a healthy winter pond:
For more helpful tips with your winter landscape, were always just a phone call away for friendly, local advice (We do free water testing all year round!). Give us a call today at 503-663-5483.
Creative Visions Landscapes and Water Garden Center
9965 SE Orient Drive, Boring, OR
Brought to you by Dr. Ryan Thomas - Hillcrest Chiropractic - CHIROPRACTIC INSIDER -
Board certified chiropractic orthopedists are doctors of chiropractic that have completed extensive postdoctoral education in non-surgical orthopedics, and have passed rigorous specialty Board examinations leading to Diplomate status as a chiropractic orthopedist. Less than 2% of chiropractic physicians attain this status.
To become Board certified, the chiropractic orthopedic specialist is required to demonstrate advanced proficiency in the evaluation and non-operative management of a broad range of injuries, conditions and disorders of the neuromusculoskeletal system with particular emphasis on the spine and extremities.
Who Is Certified?
While many doctors of chiropractic (DC) prepare for careers in private practice, teaching, or research many choose additional education and training in a specialty field and pursue specialty certification. Practicing orthopedic specialists (Diplomates) hold specialty board certification. Diplomates that are members of the Academy of Chiropractic Orthopedists and are in good standing are titled Fellows of the Academy of Chiropractic Orthopedists (FACO).
The Academy of Chiropractic Orthopedists maintains a recertification process (3 year cycle) available for Fellows of the Academy, to provide an ongoing program for maintaining clinical competency in the specialty of chiropractic orthopedics.
Hillcrest Chiropractic Clinic
329 NE Hood Ave, Gresham, OR 97030
Brought to you by Rob Cook - Nancy's Floral - FLORAL INSIDER -
If you havent been to Nancys Floral at 620 NE Burnside Rd in Gresham, get introduced on Sunday, November 20th at the Nancys Holiday Open House! Running from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m., this is a great opportunity to check out all the incredible products and services Nancys provides.
Our relaxed atmosphere will be perfect for browsing our Thanksgiving and Fall items, as well as our Christmas giftware, decorations, and displays. Find everything you need to charm your guests with wonderful style this holiday season, including centerpiece ideas for your Thanksgiving feast.
We will have wine tastings with a representative from Sandys own Budah Cat Winery, great hors doeuvres, and samples of our own cupcakes, cookies, chocolate-dipped strawberries, Harry & David products, plus so much more. As if that werent enough, we will be handing out door prizes, conducting mystery gift card giveaways, and offering other surprises too!
As soon as you enter our store, you will instantly notice the time and care we invest in creating each of our floral arrangements. We take pride in our work, because its the customer we care about. So visit Nancys Floral on Sunday, November 20th, from Noon to 4 p.m., and get to know your local neighborhood florist. This exciting event is not to be missed!
620 NE Burnside Rd, Gresham, OR 97030
Brought to you by Randy Preston - Honke Heating - HEATING AND COOLING INSIDER -
If you are like most people, you probably need to know how to get your furnace ready for the winter. Along with routine maintenance, there are a few simple things you can do to keep your furnace running as efficiently as possible.
Other things that you should do:
1.) Reverse your ceiling fans for winterized air circulation.
2.) Never use your oven, range or outdoor barbecue to heat your home because these appliances are not designed for this purpose.
3.) Install a carbon monoxide (CO) detector and test it monthly.
4.) Change your batteries in you smoke detector and test it monthly.
Schedule an appointment to clean your furnace early in the season. Professional companies get very busy at the onset of winter, so its a good idea to schedule your appointment ahead of time. A professionally cleaned heating system will work better and more efficiently, saving you money in the long run.
Call Honke Heating and Air Conditioning today to schedule your maintenance appointment!
Honke Heating & Air Conditioning
840 NE Cleveland Ave, Gresham, OR 97030
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