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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)
- Client Services Representative
- Resident Care Manager, RN
- Life Enrichment Coordinator
- Marketing Director and
- Community Relations
- 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 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 October Marketing Update

October is a busy month full of events, with our OSU Tailgater to celebrate our growth into Corvallis and three Hospital Resource Fairs (details below). 


We are also beginning the wrap up of ad reservations for the annual Portland/Vancouver edition. Please reserve your space if you have not already done so. We 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.  


Save the date and register for upcoming Hospital CEU events-

October 9, 12-4pm

PeaceHealth Southwest Hospital Vendor Fair


October 21
, 12-2pm

Legacy Good Samaritan Hospital Vendor Fair 



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



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



October 1, 8am
Metropolitan Senior Network (MSN)    
: Holiday Park Plaza
   Address: 1300 NE 16th Ave, Portland, OR 97232
   Topic: Speed Networking   


October 14, 3pm  

East County Marketing Exchange (ECME)
Dignity Memorial- Caldwell's, Hennessey, Goetsch,
   & McGee Funeral Home
20 NE 14th Ave- Portland, OR
   Topic: Discover 4 Simple Steps to Planning Your Final
   Arrangements for You, Your Family, Clients, and Residents 


October 16, 3pm
Clackamas County Senior Networking (CCSN)
   Location: Glenmoore  

   Address: 12154 SE 114th Ct-Happy Valley, OR 


October 21, 3pm  
Westside Referral Network

Park Place 
8445 SW Hemlock St, Portland 

October 27, 3pm
SPIN Portland
   Location: Genesis Mediation
   Address: 12725 SW Millikan Wy #390, Beaverton, 97005
Topic: Mediation Strategies for Eldercare Professionals

Save the date for bi monthly meetings-

November 21
, 8-10am
Clackamas County I & R Networking
   Location: Development Service Building
   Address: 150 Beavercreek Rd, Rm 115- Oregon City, 97045



October 17, 9am
Senior Service Network-Clark County

   Location: PeaceHealth Medical Ctr - Health Education Ctr
   Address: 400 NE Mother Joseph Pl - Vancouver, WA
   Topic: A Workplace Everyone Wants To Work In     


October 21, 3pm

SPIN Vancouver

   Location: ManorCare
2811 NE 139th St, Vancouver, WA 98686 

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

October 3, 11am-3pm
63rd Annual Greek Festival
   Address: 3131 NE Glisan St- Portland, OR

October 4, 9am-1pm
Health & Wellness Resource Fair
   Location: THPRD Elsie Stuhr Center
   Address:  5550 Southwest Hall Blvd, Beaverton, OR

October 5, 4pm
SAGE and Literary Arts present- Nicholas Kristof
   Location: First Congregational United Church of Christ
   Address: 1126 Southwest Park Ave, Portland, OR

October 9, 12-3pm
PeaceHealth Southwest Hospital Vendor Fair
   Location: PeaceHealth Southwest Hospital
   Address: 400 NE Mother Joseph Place Vancouver, WA

October 10
, 8am-5:30pm
Mental Health First Aid Classes
   Location: Canby Adult Center
   Address: 1250 S Ivy St, Canby, OR

October 11, 6-10pm
Senior Citizens Council Dinner & Auction
   Location: Tualatin Country Club
   Address: 9145 Southwest Tualatin Rd, Tualatin, OR

October 16, 4pm

Oregon State University Tailgater Release Party

   Location: Oregon State University-In front of Bloss Hall

   Address: 2001 Southwest Western Blvd Corvallis, OR   


October 17
Fundraiser for NW Paris Nurse Ministries
   Location: Red Lion Hotel
909 North Hayden Island D- Portland, OR

October 21, 11:30am-2pm
Legacy Good Samaritan Hospital Vendor Fair
   Location: Good Samarital Hospital- Wister Morris Room    
1015 Northwest 22nd Ave- Portland, OR



October 23
One Woman's Vision
   Location: The MAC Club
   Address: 1849 Southwest Salmon St- Portland, OR

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



Fall Scholarships are Available- Deadline Oct 31  

Now is the time to apply for Oregon Eldercare Support Foundation's (formerly Oregon Health Care Foundation) Fall Cycle Scholarship awards.  OESF awards scholarships each year to individuals from a variety of disciplines related to the long term care profession, senior housing, gerontology and older adult services. Consideration is given to individuals who are exploring these fields as a possible career choice as well as those currently working in the profession who desire further certification, licensure, or a degree.  Both General and Disciplinary Studies Scholarships are available. We encourage you to apply, or help us spread the word and share information about this opportunity with interested students. There are just under 5 weeks until the October 31 submission deadline.

Learn More- Application available at http://www.oesfonline.org/programs/scholarships/application-process-criteria/
Nugget of Knowledge 

"Understand that you will be like those with whom you surround yourself. Your environment is stronger than you are." - Chinese Proverb

What do you want? Do your choices support your wants and goals? If not- make a change today. Call a good influence and schedule time to meet. Be around those that are kinder, smarter, more patient, more flexible. Surround yourself with examples that you want to emulate. -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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