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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)


- Home Care Nurse Manager
- Medical Social Worker
- Registered Nurse
- Program Supervisor
- Activity Director
- Community Assessment Coordinator  


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 November Marketing Update

For those that missed our exciting announcement at last week's Sponsor Breakfast, we are happy to announce the newest addition to our team - Krista Davis.

Our Staff pictured left to right:
Meghan, Amy, Lyman, Krista, Jill & Katie


At our quarterly sponsor breakfast last week at Portland Providence Medical Center we were also able to showcase the web pages created for local hospitals, and had the opportunity to thank some of the key staff members from the Case Management Department  that have guided our work- Thank You for your work & for joining us at breakfast!


In less exciting news (but very important)...

We are wrapping up the ad reservations for the annual January edition. Please reserve your space if you have not already done so. Meghan is also sending out the ad proofs and 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.   


We just released the first edition of Retirement Connection of Southern Oregon. If you have a need for resources in that region- think of us. 


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


November 6, 8am
Metropolitan Senior Network (MSN) 

  Location: Holladay Park Plaza 

  Address: 1300 NE 16th Ave. - Portland, OR
  Topic: Cultural Competence and Why I Should Care  

November 12
, 3pm
East County Marketing Exchange (ECME) 
Laurelhurst Village
3060 SE Stark St. - Portland, OR
  Topic: What are realistic expectations of our industry
           and how do we manage those with the public? 

November 18, 3pm
Senior Provider Information Network (SPIN)
  Location: Avamere Berry Park
  Address: 13669 Gaffney Ln - Oregon City, OR
  RSVP requested

November 19, 3pm
Westside Referral Network (WRN)

  Location: Marquis Vermont Hills
  Address: 6010 SW Shattuck Rd. - Portland, OR

November 21, 3pm
Clackamas County Senior Network (CCSN)

  Location: Tanner Springs
23000 Horizon Dr - West Linn, OR



November 15, 9am
Senior Service Network - Clark County 

  Location: Peace Health Medical Center
                Health Education Center
  Address: 400 NE Mother Joseph Pl - Vancouver WA 

  Meeting Room: Auditorium A
  Topic: Manage Up

Save the Date for Bi Monthly Meetings

December 17, 3pm 
Senior Provider Information Network (SPIN)

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 

November 3rd- 4th
OMCMG Annual Conference 

Location: Sheraton Airport
Address: 8235 NE Airport Wy - Portland, OR   


November 6, 9am - 4pm
One Day Professional Conflict Resolution Training
Location: Genesis Mediation
Address: 12725 SW Millikan Wy, Ste 300 - Beaverton, OR   


November 12, 8am - 12pm
Appropriate End Of Life Training for Caregivers

Location: Peace Health SW Medical Center
Address: 400 Mother Joseph Pll. - Vancouver, WA 


November 15, 8am - 5pm
Respecting Choices POLST Facilitator Workshop
Location: PeaceHealth Medical Center HEC Aud B
Address: 400 NE Mother Joseph Pl - Vancouver, WA 


November 21, 3 - 6pm
Grand Opening- The Hampton at Salmon Creek
Location: The Hampton at Salmon Creek Memory Care
Address: 2305 NE 129th St. - Vancouver, WA 


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     


Good Enough Doesn't Live Here

If you don't have to it do it right, when will you have time to do it over? - John Wooden


When things get hectic we all have a tendency to comply with "good enough". Resist that urge and take the few extra minutes to make the adjustments needed to move from good to great. That is where the magic happens. Doing it well once really does take less time (in the long run).  - 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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