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Managing Your Calendar
Job Postings
Online Contact Forms
Community News & Events
Need More Guides
Monthly Network Meetings
Metropolitan Senior Network
Marketing & Development
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)
- Registered Nurse- Whitewood
- Registered Nurse- Frontier        
- Community Licensed RN
- Nursing Home Administrator


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 December Marketing Update

We are prepped for print and excited about the next edition. Did you updated your Grid Listings?

To Submit by Email or Fax:

Click the appropriate form below, then open with Microsoft Word.  You will be able to fill-out the form and save & submit by email or print and fax it to 503-334-2868. 

If changes are needed please submit this form by December 3rd (many have already been received)

If your information is currently correct and no changes are needed please simply email "no changes" and include your company name- this helps us know it is correct and to whom we should direct the final pdf document. This is the last and final attempt to reach everyone. Thank you to everyone who has replied- we only had a few not respond.  


We list every community at no charge, this guide is the most comprehensive Retirement Resource in the area. We request that you check your information is correct to ensure accuracy.   

Mark your calendar for our upcoming Release Party  
January 22nd, 3:30-6:30pm
PDX/ Vancouver Retirement Connection Release Party
350+ are expected for the networking event of the year!!!
Gerding Theater at the Armory
Address: 128 Northwest 11th Avenue, Portland, OR 97209, USA
View Invitation        RSVP

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



December 3, 8am
Metropolitan Senior Network (MSN)    
: Multnomah Athletic Club
   Address: 1849 SW Salmon St, Portland, OR 97205
   Topic: MSN Annual Awards Breakfast      


December 15, 3pm
SPIN Portland
   Location: Hillsboro Community Senior Center
Address: 750 SE 8th Ave, Hillsboro, OR
Topic: Holiday Giving 

December 18, 3pm
Clackamas County Senior Networking (CCSN)
   Location: River Valley Landing  
19200 SW 65th Ave, Tualatin, OR 97062  
Georgena Eggleston  



East County Marketing Exchange (
(Next Meeting January 12)

Westside Referral Network (WRN) 

(Next Meeting January 21)         

Clackamas County I & R Networking

(Next meeting January 22)



December 16, 3pm
SPIN Vancouver
   Location: Prestige in Camas  

   Address: 740 NE Dallad St- Camas, 98607  


December 19, 9am
Senior Service Network-Clark County

   Location: PeaceHealth Medical Ctr - Health Education Ctr
   Address: 400 NE Mother Joseph Pl - Vancouver, WA
   Topic: White Elephant Gift Exchange- Bring a $10 gift to

Metropolitan Senior Network Awards Breakfast


Every first Wednesday in December, Metropolitan Senior Network holds the MSN Awards Breakfast in Portland, Oregon. The breakfast is both a holiday celebration and a recognition banquet. MSN corporate sponsors, regular attendees, and special awards recipients are honored with great food, beautiful music, certificates, trophies, and a motivational keynote speaker to end the year with a life affirming message.

Metropolitan Senior Network Awards were created to specifically recognize the practice of ethics and excellence in Healthcare Marketing. This banquet is a time of reflection, recognition, and celebration for the year just passed, the holiday approaching, and the New Year to come.

Topic: Building Quality Relationships  
Speaker: Patricia Hutchings
   Location: Multnomah Athletic Club  
   Address: 1849 SW Salmon St, Portland, OR 97205
Cost: $40 at the door.


Congratulations to Krista Davis and Meghan Parsons from our team on their nominations this year!!! YAY!!!
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

December 2,
Festival of Wreaths
Location: Cherry Park Plaza
Address: 1323 Southwest Cherry Park Rd- Troutdale, 97060

December 3,
Holiday Shopping Spree
Location: Regency Park Assisted
Address: 8300 Southwest Barnes Rd- Portland, 97225

December 4,
OMCMG Holiday Meeting and Fundraiser
Location: The Oregon Medical Association
Address: 11740 SW 68th Parkway- Portland, 97223

December 4,
Learn Excel in 3 Hours Flat
  Location: Moxie Studio
Address: 5010 Northeast 9th Ave- Portland, 97211

December 4,
Eat Drink and Be Merry, OUt Annual College of Health Care Administrators Holiday Party
Location: Kell's Irish Pub
Address: 112 SW 2nd Ave- Portland, 97204

December 6,
Portera At the Grove Open House
Location: Portera at the Grove
   Address: 8840 SW Ash Meadow Cir #816- Wilsonvillle, 97070

December 9,
Quickbooks Online
Location: Moxie Studio
Address: 5010 Northeast 9th Ave- Portland, 97211

December 10,
Making Mealtimes Pleasurable: 7 Steps to Getting People Living with Dementia to Eat & Drink
Location: CTC Dementia Care Management
Address: 8900 Southwest Burnham St- Tigard, 97223

December 16,
STOP Holiday Meltdowns Before They Start
Location: CTC Dementia Care Management
   Address: 8900 Southwest Burnham St- Tigard, 97223

December 18,
Advanced Excel
Location: Moxie Studio
   Address: 5010 Northeast 9th Ave- Portland, 97211

January 22nd,
Retirement Connection Release Party - PDX/Vancouver
Location: Gerding Theater at the Armory
Address: 128 Northwest 11th Ave- Portland, 97209, USA
Nugget of Knowledge

Run your own race.

"Don't be preoccupied with what the competition may be doing. Just like a marathon, some people start fast and fade or start slowly and pick up  the pace later. Keep focused on what you're doing, and you won't have to worry about over- or underestimating your peers. Besides, great teammates root for their co-workers, knowing that there's plenty of opportunity to go around if people pull together to grow the business." 
-Marty Fukuda, entrepreneur

This is a good reminder for me. In high school and college sports, I excelled in team sports, but struggled more individually. I needed the comparison to others for motivation. As I have "matured", I often remind myself  that we are all at different points in our race. -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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