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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
New Website Features
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)


- Regional Vice President
- Care Manager (Part-Time)
- Maintenance Supervisor
- Licensed Practical Nurse
- Registered Nurse (RN)
- Administrator
- Office Manager
- RN Part-time
- Clackamas County Meals on Wheels Board Position
- Director of Resident Services
- Sales Advisor
- Home Service Rep


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 April Marketing Update

It looks like we need to enjoy April as much as possible and save up our marketing energy and dollars, because May will be a busy month with 3 events NOT TO BE MISSED...
May 6th- Quarterly Sponsor Breakfast at PPMC
May 9th- Parkinson's Resource of Oregon Annual Gala
May 29th- Memories in the Making Art Auction & Gala  


Spring time has brought increased growth for our website traffic and we are excited several people took advantage of the opportunity to increase their online presence with a profile: 

Adult Placement Network

American Medical Response 

Columbia Medical Alarm

CTC Dementia Care Management

Edgewood Point

Frontier Management

Living Right Senior Placement

Paula Wertanen, Berkshire Hathaway NW

Portland Badge Company

Rose Schnitzer Manor

Terwilliger Plaza

The Heights at Columbia Knoll

Vibra Specialty Hospital

Willamette View
Contact Meghan if you want to learn more about the website profiles or would like to have a more detailed conversation about any of the new web features we have implemented. 

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



April 2, 8am
Metropolitan Senior Network (MSN)    
: Sunset Presbyterian
   Address: 14986 NW Cornell Rd - Portland, OR
   Topic: Speed Networking   


April 8, 3pm  

East County Marketing Exchange (ECME)
Mcloughlin Place  
1153 Molalla Ave - Oregon City, OR  

   Topic: Bring your best questions that are essential to
            your success as a salesperson  
April 15, 3pm
Westside Referral Network
   Location: The Stafford
   Address: 1200 Overlook Dr. - Lake Oswego, OR

April 17, 3pm
Clackamas County Senior Networking (CCSN)       
   Location: The Springs at Clackamas Woods
   Address: 14404 SE Webster Rd - Milwaukie, OR

April 28, 3pm
SPIN Portland
   Location: Milwaukie Center (Hosted by Deerfield Village)
   Address: 5440 SE Kellogg Creek Dr - Milwaukie, OR  
   Topic: Parkinson's Disease 




April 18, 9am
Senior Service Network-Clark County

   Location: PeaceHealth Medical Ctr - Health Education Ctr
   Address: 400 NE Mother Joseph Pl - Vancouver, WA
   Topic: Manage like a Mother!
   Speaker: Amy Schmidt    


April 15, 3pm
SPIN- Vancouver
   Location: TBD  

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. 
April 1, 9-10:30am
Professional Networking Breakfast
   Location: Rose Schnitzer Manor
   Address: 6140 SW Boundary St - Portland, OR

April 3, 4:30-9pm
Performance of the Masters
   Location: Rosewood Park Retirement & Assisted Living
   Address: 2405 SE Century Blvd - Hillsboro, OR

April 5, 12-2:30pm
Fresh Garden Luncheon
   Location: Astor House at Springbrook Oaks
   Address:  3801 Hayes St - Newberg, OR

April 10, 10:30-12pm
North Clackamas Social Needs Roundtable
   Location: Milwaukie Christian Church
   Address:  5197 SE King Rd - Portland, OR

April 10, 3-5pm
Come Meet Sherry
   Location: McLoughlin Place Senior Living
   Address:  1153 Molalla Ave - Oregon City, OR

April 15, 
OHCA In-Home Care Conference
   Location: OMEF Event Center
   Address: 11740 SW 68th Pkwy #100 - Portland, OR

April 17, 9am-1pm
Introduction to QuickBooks 
   Location: Moxie Studio
   Address:  5010 NE 9th Ave - Portland, OR

April 18, 5:30-10pm
Agents Against Elder Abuse- Casino night in Monaco
   Location: Heathman Lodge
   Address:  7801 NE Greenwood Dr - Vancouver, WA

April 19, 1-5pm
Abuse in Later Life Training for Victim Service Providers    
   Location: Multnomah Building, Room 315    
   Address:  501 SE Hawthorne Blvd- Portland, OR

April 26, 9:30am-5:30pm
IPhoto 1-5: Organizing, Editing, Sharing, Slideshows & Special Projects   
Shilo Inn
   Address: 1170 NE Airport Wy - Portland, OR

 April 29, 12-7pm
"Socially Responsible Investing Seminar"      
Ernesto's Italian Restaurant
8544 Southwest Apple Wy - Portland, OR     
   Hosted by:
Karen Bolin with Edward Jones

May 6, 8:30-10:30am 
Retirement Connection Quarterly Sponsor Breakfast 
   Location: Portland Providence Medical Center, Social Room 
   Address: 4805 NE Glisan St, Portland, OR 97213
   (Breakfast sponsor slot still available for $450, if interested)
May 9, 5-9pm 
Parkinson's Resource of Oregon Celebrate Hope Gala  
   Location: The Governor Hotel  
   Address:614 SW 11th Ave, Portland OR 97205  
   Cost: $150/ticket  

May 29, 6-9pm
Alzheimer's Association Memories in the Making Art Auction & Gala  
   Location: Portland Art Museum  
   Address: 1219 SW Park Ave, Portland OR 97205
   Cost: $75/ticket  buy tickets now 
Community events that are open to the public: 

More events and additional details are available online.
Nugget of Knowledge 
(a repeat nugget from April 2011)    


Chasing Perfection

"Perfection is not attainable. But if we chase perfection, we can catch excellence."
   - Vince Lombardi

How much time do you spend chasing perfection? Or do you settle for good enough? When was the last time someone found fault with you for wanting something to be "perfect"? (not often- I bet) Look back to times of criticism of your performance and ask yourself if you truly contributed your best effort. You may be surprised that the criticism was just. -Amy
Oregon Health Care Foundation Spring Cycle Scholarship Opportunities   

Now is the time to apply for OHCF's Spring Cycle Scholarship awards.  We encourage you to apply, or help spread the word and share information about these opportunities with interested students. There is just over 1 month until the May 16 submission deadline. OHCF 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.  There are two main types of Scholarships available through the OHCF Scholarship Program: General Studies and Disciplinary.

For this Spring Cycle OHCF is offering 4 General Studies Scholarships ($500 each), 1 Wendell White Scholarship ($2000 Award), and 1 Margaret Murphy Carley Scholarship For Nursing Education ($2000 Award).  We invite you to share information about these opportunities with your colleagues, friends, family, or anyone you know who may be interested in pursuing a career in long term care.  More details and links to the applications can be found online at http://www.ohcfonline.org/programs/scholarships/application-process-criteria/.

Additionally, please consider making a tax deductible contribution to OHCF to help keep important programs like the scholarship programs alive in the future. Learn more about ways you can help support OHCF.
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.
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