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Managing Your Calendar
Job Postings
Online Contact Forms
Community News & Events
Need More Guides
Monthly Network Meetings
Marketing & Development
Nuggets of Knowledge
Quick Links
Hot Tip For Managing Your Calendar
Retirement Connection Event Calendar
Having a hard time managing
all of the events and networking opportunities you attend?  Well, there may be an easier way to populate and update your calendar using the resources already posted on Retirement Connection's website - here's how:
  1. Go to the 
  2. Click on the button for the Events Calendar at the top of that page.
  3. Once the calendar opens, on the bottom right, click the button for "Google Calendar".
  4. This will add this calendar and all supporting info to your calendar page if you use Google Calendar.  
  5. You can then also sync Google Calendar with Outlook, smart phones and other applications.  
What's so great about this? As meeting locations or topics change- your calendar is automatically updated as we receive the updated details. We also provide a web link to more information for your calendar. The networking calendar remains independent from your personal entries for quick viewing.
(you will need a FREE google email account to do this)
 
We are happy to assist you in setting this up - call Amy

Job Postings

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SPOTLIGHT

The following positions have been posted in the last month:  

(some positions are outside the PDX/Vancouver area)

 

- RN Case Manager
- Executive Director
- Health Services
- Marketing Assistant
- Deputy Long- Term Care
  Ombudsman
- HR Specialists
- Community Relations
  Coordinator
- Staffing Coordinator
- RN/ LPN Charge Nurse
- Community Relations Assistant
- Resident Care Manager  
      
Retirement Connection has  a section of our website dedicated to Job Opportunities for the NW Region?  Most postings are a professional or management level position.

Take advantage of this free exposure and post your open positions today. 
Online Contact Forms
We have customized the forms on our "Contact Us" page of Retirement Connection to make it easier for you to: Please use these when possible to help us serve you more quickly. Don't hesitate to contact us directly at any time. 
Community News 
Have an upcoming community/public event you'd like to share information on?  Click here to submit your information.  Retirement Connection is happy to post this for you at no cost in the News & Events section of our website.
View current postings:




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The guides are located at EVERY Senior Center, Hospital, Library and Meals-on-Wheels site. We are happy to send you as many as you need to serve the families in your community.

Feel free to add a label to the cover to highlight your business and use the guide as a giveaway.  


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Retirement Connection
PDX/Vancouver May Marketing Update


CORRECTION- MSN meeting is tomorrow, details below. (sorry)

Last week our team supported the Alzheimer's Association fundraiser and helped raise $60,000 for the "Memories in the Making" program. Thank you to all who supported the event. This Friday is the Parkinson's Resources of Oregon "Mission Possible Gala". As much as we love a reason to get dressed up and celebrate, it is important to stay connected to the cause and with the community we love and support. Community is an important value to our Retirement Connection team and look forward to growing involvement with each of you.

 

Find us on Facebook and "like" our page to receive weekly community events, articles, announcements, and event photos.

View our profile on LinkedIn   to connect with other referral sources and stay up to date on upcoming professional and networking events, Long Term Care related news, and pictures from events.

But enough about us, here's the Networking Info:
In this newsletter, you will find information about: networking, CEU training, Sponsorship, and more.
Remember, at any time, you may Unsubscribe, Update Your Preferences or Forward to a Friend.
May Networking Meetings
Meeting info available on the "Networking" page
Click here for a printable schedule of all meetings.

PORTLAND GROUPS

May 6, 8am (WEDNESDAY)
ALWAYS THE 1ST WEDNESDAY OF THE MONTH
Metropolitan Senior Network (MSN)
  Location: Sunset Presbyterian
  Address: 14986 NW Cornell Rd- Portland, 97229
  Topic: Using LinkedIn to Grow Your Business

May 12, 3pm
East County Marketing Exchange (ECME)
  Location: Mt Hood Adult Day Center
  Address: 376 NE 219th Ave- Gresham, 97030
  Topic: Where Do Your Referrals Come From? 

May 18, 3pm
Senior Provider Information Network (SPIN)
   Location: Rosewood Park
   Address: 2405 SE Century Blvd- Hillsboro, 97123

May 19, 3pm
Westside Referral Network (WRN)
   Location: Edgewood Downs
   Address: 7799 SW Scholls Ferry Rd- Beaverton, 97008

May 21, 3pm
Clackamas County Senior Network (CCSN)
  Location: Gilman Park
  Address: 2205 Gilman Dr- Oregon City, 97045

VANCOUVER GROUPS

 
May 15, 9am
Senior Service Network - Clark County
  Location: Peace Health Medical Center- Health Education
                Center
  Address: 400 NE Mother Joseph Pl- Vancouver, 98664
  Topic: The One Thing (that makes the difference)

Save the Date for Bi-Monthly Meetings

June 16, 3:00pm
Senior Provider Information Network (SPIN)
  Location: Elite Care at Sylvan Park
  Address: 2410 NE 112th Ave, Vancouver, 98684

Marketing & Development  
The following is a sneak peek at the events coming up this month, check the Professional Events page for complete details and information on other future events UPDATED DAILY. Visit the Contact Us page, to submit events for posting. 

May 7,  
OHCA Marketing Symposium
   Location:
OMEF Event Center
   Address: 11740 SW 68th Pkwy- Tigard, 97223

May 8,
Silver- A Night To Remember Benefit Auction for
Elders in Action

    Location: Tiffany Center
    Address: 1410 SW Morrison St- Portland, 97205

May 8,
Parkinson's Resource of Oregon (PRO) Gala
   Location: Sentinel Hotel
   Address: 614 SW 11th Ave- Portland, 97205

May 13, 4-6pm
Candlelighters for Children with Cancer Fundraiser
   Location: Miramont Pointe
   Address: 11152 SW Sunnyside Rd- Clackamas, 97015

May 17, 11am-4pm
The Connections 50+ Expo
   Location: Hilton Hotel and Convention Center
   Address: 301 W 6th St- Vancouver, 98660

May 22, 2-6pm
Community Hospice Care Center Open House
   Location: Community Hospice Care Center
   Address: 3102 E 13th St- Vancouver, 98661

May 28,
OHCA Facility Services and Maintenance Conference
   Location: OMEF Event
   Address:  111740 SW 68th Pkwy- Tigard, 97223 
   
 
Community events that are open to the public: 

Portland News & Events 

 Vancouver News & Events  

Southern OR News & Events 

 
More events and additional details are available online
Nugget of Knowledge 

The Essence of Survival

"Every morning in Africa, a gazelle wakes up. It knows it must run faster than the fastest lion or it will be killed...every morning a lion wakes up. It knows it must outrun the slowest gazelle or it will starve to death. It doesn't matter whether you are a lion or a gazelle...when the sun comes up, you'd better be running."- Successories  

Everyday I way up, hoping to be the Lion. Sometimes I am, but not always. My days are more successful when I am proactive in managing my schedule and look a bit into the week or month, instead of reactionary when my schedule begins to get the best of me. I hope on the days when I am the gazelle- that I go quickly and peacefully. -Amy  
Please contact us if you need additional copies of the Guide. They are available at no cost, and are the perfect resource for health fairs, workshops and your marketing packets.
Thank you for your continued support, we are truly grateful. You are the reason we continue to grow with each edition. Let us know if you would like a media kit sent to you.

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Sincerely,
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Amy Schmidt
Retirement Connection
503-505-5865
amy@RetirementConnection.com