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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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The following positions have been posted in the last month:  

(some positions are outside the PDX/Vancouver area)

- Regional Marketing Director for Retirement Connection

- Wellness Director
- Community Information Specialist

- Home Health Administrator
- Registered Nurse 


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:

Need More Guides?  
They are FREE

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 October Marketing Update


Wow! Lots to share... October is a busy month full of events, with our quarterly sponsor breakfast and 3 Hospital Resource fairs this month (details below).  We will also print our first "Southern Oregon" edition. 


To accommodate our growth, we will be bringing on an additional staff person to help carry the load of the new edition and the growing hospital relationships. We hope to have a new staff person hired before the next sponsor breakfast in order to make introductions. Our goal remains- to make sure we take care of our current business and remain a resource for our sponsors, as we grow. 


Sponsor Breakfast: October 29, 8:30-10am  

Location: Portland Providence Medical Center- Social Room

Address: 4805 NE Glisan St, Portland, OR, 97213


We are also beginning the final wrap up of ad reservations for the annual January edition. Please reserve your space if you have not already done so. Meghan will begin calling on all of the grids in the next few weeks to confirm your information and make the changes for the Hospital Case Management pages on our website. 


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.
October Networking Meetings
Meeting info available on the "Networking" page
Click here to for a printable schedule of all meetings.


October 2, 8am
Metropolitan Senior Network (MSN)

  Location: Holiday Park Plaza
  Address: 1300 NE 16th Ave - Portland, OR
  Topic: Speed Networking & Skills Practice
  Speaker: Amy Schmidt     

October 8
, 3pm
East County Marketing Exchange (ECME)
  Location: Avamere at Sandy
  Address: 17727 SE Langensand Rd. - Sandy, OR
  Topic: What are realistic expectations of our industry and how do we manage those with the public?

October 15, 3pm
Westside Referral Network (WRN)

  Location: Regency Park
  Address: 8300 SW Barnes Rd. - Portland, OR

October 17, 3pm
Clackamas County Senior Network (CCSN)

  Location: Emeritus at Sellwood
  Address: 8517 SE 17th Ave - Portland, OR
  Topic: Parkinson's Resources

October 28, 3pm
Senior Provider Information Network (SPIN)
  Location: EmpRes Hillsboro
  Address: 1778 NE Cornell Rd - Hillsboro, OR
  RSVP requested


October 15, 3pm  
Senior Provider Information Network (SPIN)
  Location: Fisher's Landing
  Address: 17171 SE 22nd Dr - Vancouver, WA

October 18, 9am
Senior Service Network - Clark County 
  Location: Peace Health Medical Center
                Health Education Center
  Address: 400 NE Mother Joseph Pl - Vancouver WA 
  Topic: Hire the Best, Train the Rest
  Speaker: Marc Burnham

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 eventsUPDATED DAILY. Visit the Contact Us page, to submit events for posting. 
Red events are coordinated by Retirement Connection  

October 3, 4:30 - 6:30pm

Open House & Networking Event
Location: Miramont Pointe
Address: 11520 SE Sunnyside Rd- Clackamas, OR  


October 3, 11:30am - 1:30pm
OMCMG (Oregon Medical Case Management Group) Monthly Meeting
Location: Providence Medical Center - Portland
Address: 4805 NE Glisan St. - Portland, OR 


October 10, 12 - 4pm

PeaceHealth Vancouver CEU Resource Fair 
Location: Peacehealth Vancouver
Address: 400 NE Mother Joseph Pl - Vancouver, WA
A few spaces remain for booths: Info & Registration 


October 15, 11am - 1pm
Good Samaritan CEU Resource Fair 
Location: Good Samaritan Medical Center 

Address: 1015 NW 22nd Ave - Portland, OR 


October 17, 9am
Marketing to the Baby Boomers
Location: Chehalem Springs
Address: 3802 Hayes St - Newberg, OR  


October 23, 10:30am-1:30pm
Salem Health CEU Resource Fair

Location: Salem Health 
Address: 890 Oak St SE, Salem, 97301
Room: Building C, COM A/B/C


October 24, 4 - 7pm
West Hills Village 25th Anniversary- Casino Royale
Location: West Hills Village
Address: 5711 SW Multnomah Blvd - Portland, OR  


Sponsor Breakfast: October 29, 8:30-10am  

Location:Portland Providence Medical Center- Social Room 

Address:4805 NE Glisan St, Portland, OR, 97213


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     



"In all activity practice Calmness." To remain calm amidst the chaos of life requires a tremendous amount of focused energy. Be calmly active and actively calm."
- Chinese Proverb

After just going to print for the Salem edition, prepping for Southern Oregon and beginning the wrap up for Portland/Vancouver- all while planning 6 hospital vendor fairs and 3 release parties...Chaos is an understatement of our present office dynamic. There is alot of energy running amuck, which doesn't always translate to productivity. Focusing that energy is where the magic happens.

- 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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Amy Schmidt
Retirement Connection
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