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Managing Your Calendar
Job Postings
Online Contact Forms
Community News & Events
Need More Guides
Monthly Network Meetings
Marketing & Development
Walk to End Alzheimer's
Nuggets of Knowledge
Quick Links
Hot Tip For Managing Your 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:

Find the event you want to attend, and set "copy to my calendar". You can also set a reminder to be emailed to you with the new features. You can also RSVP, and register directly from the calendar page.

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)


- 22 Passenger Bus Driver
- Move In Planner
- Live In Mentor
- Executive Director
- Marketing Director
- Marketing Coordinator
- Manager of Community  


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 Events  
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 sponsors at no cost in the  Events section of our website. 

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.  

Retirement Connection
PDX/Vancouver August Marketing Update

The staff at Retirement Connection would like to thank our sponsors for bringing their families and joining us for a wonderful night of networking, music, and delicious food at our Sponsor Picnic last Monday.

View Sponsor Picnic photos on our Facebook Page

Save the date and register for upcoming Hospital CEU events-

October 9, 12-4pm

PeaceHealth Southwest Hospital Vendor Fair

October 14, 12-2pm

Legacy Good Samaritan Hospital Vendor Fair 



November 6, 11:30-1:30pm
Providence St. Vincent CEU Fair


Facebook "Like" our page and receive weekly community events, articles, announcements, and event photos.
LinkedIn   "Join our Group" 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.
Twitter "Follow Us" for short updates, photos and commentary.

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



August 6, 8am
Metropolitan Senior Network (MSN)    
   Address: 3609 Main St- Vancouver- WA
   Topic: Dressing For Your Intentions              


August 12, 3pm  

East County Marketing Exchange (ECME)
Avamere at Sandy
7727 SE Langensand Rd- Sandy, OR
   Topic: Reward Yourself for Positive Results  


August 19, 3pm  
Westside Referral Network

Elite Care Fanno Creek 
12353 Grant Ave- Tigard, OR
August 21,
Clackamas County Senior Networking (CCSN)
   Location: Glenmoore
   Address: 12154 SE 114th Cr- Happy Valley, OR
   Speaker: Kara Buisick, The Alzheimer's Accocitation  

August 25, 3pm
SPIN Portland
   Location: Rose Schnitzer Manor
   Address: 6140 SW Boundary St- Portland, OR  
   Topic: Legal Issues



August 15, 9am
Senior Service Network-Clark County

   Location: PeaceHealth Medical Ctr - Health Education Ctr
   Address: 400 NE Mother Joseph Pl - Vancouver, WA
   Topic: Caring For Someone With Alzheimer's
   Speaker: Julie Williams, CSA        


August 19, 3pm

SPIN Vancouver

   Location: Cascade Inn
11613 SE 7th St- Vancouver, WA 

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

Red events are coordinated by Retirement Connection

August 8, 1-3pm
Parkview at Cherrywood Village Grand Opening
   Location: Parkview at Cherrywood Village
   Address: 10721 SE Cherry Blossom Dr- Portland, OR

August 14, 1-4pm
ACORN, End of Life Hospice Training
   Location: Peace Health -Vancouver Health Education Center
   Address: 400 NE Mother Joseph Pl - Vancouver, WA

August 14
, 3:30-5:30
Get The Scoop On Alzheimer's
   Location: Emerson House
   Address: 3577 SE Division St- Portland, OR

August 14, 6-8pm
Iphone or Ipad: Tips and Tricks
   Location: Moxie Studio, Green Room
   Address: 5010 NE 9th Ave- Portland, OR

August 21, 9am-12pm
Learn Excel In 3 Hours Flat
   Location: Moxie Studio, Green Room
   Address: 5010 NE 9th Ave- Portland, OR

August 24, 11am-3pm
Alzheimer Association Fund Raiser
   Location: Rosewood Specialty Care
   Address: 2550 Southeast Century Blvd, Hillsboro, OR 97123

Walk to End Alzheimer's

Save the date for the annual Portland Walk to End Alzheimer's on September 9, 2014. Walk to End Alzheimer's is the world's largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer's care, support and research. Held annually in more than 600 communities nationwide, this inspiring event calls on participants of all ages and abilities to reclaim the future for millions.

To Participate:

  1. Find a walk in your community.
  2. Register as a team captain, team member, or individual.
  3. Start fundraising and raising awareness in your community.
To eliminate Alzheimer's disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health.


A world without Alzheimer's disease.

Nugget of Knowledge 

"Leadership is a potent combination of strategy and character. But if you must be without one, be without the strategy."  -Norman Schwarzkopf

Strategy can be learned, or you can seek the counsel of others. Your character has been developed over years of thoughts, actions, and habits. Your character shines through when no one is looking, and when times are stressful it will be put to the test. Will yours pass the test? -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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