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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)


-Community Sales Leader
-Marketing Director
-Resident Care Manager
-Community Licensed RN  


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 January Marketing Update

The new annual edition of Retirement Connection Guide for Portland/Vancouver has been printed and we are currently distributing to every hospital, senior center, library, area agency on aging and meals on wheels sites. Additionally we have mailed 4 copies to every physician office, and 4 copies to EVERY company listed in the guide. Sponsors should have a box arrive at your offices in the next few days.

RSVP for the upcoming Portland/Vancouver Release Party on January 22nd from 3:30 - 6:30pm
Location: The Gerding Theater
Address: 128 Northwest 11th Ave- Portland, 97209
This is an open event and ALL are welcome to attend so please feel free to invite your referral sources and other guests. This is an ANNUAL event and not to be missed. We are excited to celebrate our status as the official print resource for the Alzheimer's Association for Oregon, will introduce our new staff, and will also announce our plans for a new guide in another city! 
(300+ expected to attend)
View Invitation

***Reminder- all CEU poster content is now due for the CEU events at  Legacy Emanuel 1/29 and Legacy Salmon Creek 2/25.


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


January 7
, 8am

Metropolitan Senior Network (MSN)
  Location: Sunnyside Church (different location this month)
  Address: 13231 Southeast Sunnyside Rd- Clackamas, 97015
  Topic: Ethics in Marketing in the Senior Care Community

January 13, 3pm
East County Marketing Exchange (ECME)
  Location: Milwaukie Community Center
  Address: 5440 SE Kellogg Creek Dr, Milwaukie
Topic: Welcome 2015! How do we plan for the new year?  What did we learn from last year that can assist us in 2015?

January 15, 3pm
Clackamas County Senior Network (CCSN)
  Location: Providence Willamette Falls Community Center
  Address: 519 15th St-Oregon City
Topic: Overview of Home Health the different disciplines, the  benefits of Home Health, and how they can assist a patient in independent living, and an ALF.

January 20, 3pm
Westside Referral Network (WRN)
  Location: Regency Park
  Address: 8300 Southwest Barnes Rd- Portland, OR 97225
January 26, 3pm
Senior Provider Information Network (SPIN)
  Location: Tuality Health Education Center
  Address: 334 SE 8th Ave- Hillsboro, OR 97123
  Topic: Suicide Prevention/ Intervention with Older Adults


January 16
, 9am

Senior Service Network - Clark County
  Location: Peace Health Medical Center  
                Health Education Center
  Address: 400 NE Mother Joseph Pl - Vancouver 
  Topic: Facebook Pages for Business Crash Course

Save the date for bi-monthly meetings

February 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

January 7, 12-4pm
Introduction to Quickbooks 
  Location: Moxie Studio, Green Room
5010 Northeast 9th Ave- Portland, 97211

January 14, 2-5pm 
Learn Excel is 3 hours Flat

   Location: Moxie Studio, Green Room
5010 Northeast 9th Ave- Portland, 97211 


January 22, 3:30-6:30pm
PDX/Vancouver Retirement Connection Release Party
Gerding Theater at the Armory 

   Address: 128 NW Eleventh Ave - Portland
Please join us for the networking event of the year! This is an open event and all are welcome to attend so please feel free to invite your referral sources and other guests.RSVP  

anuary 27, 9am-3:30pm  

Quality Summit: Rooting out the Causes of Resident Falls      Location: Holiday Inn in Portland South
25425 SW 95th Ave- Wilsonville, 97070 


January 29, 12-2pm
Legacy Emanuel Hospital & Health Center CEU Event
   Location: Legacy Emanuel Hospital & Health Center (Atrium)
   Address: 2801 N Gantenbein- Portland
CEU poster content due now 
More Information

February 25,
Legacy Salmon Creek & Health Center CEU Event  
   Location: Legacy Salmon Creek 
   Address: 2211 NE 139th St- Vancouver, 98686 (Atrium) 
   Cost: $75 for CEU Providers, $150 for Marketing Only 
More Information  

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     


Take Ownership

"A man can fail many times, but he isn't a failure until he begins to blame somebody else. " --  John Burroughs

We try very hard on our team to manage those above, beneath and beside us. When we fail, we will each own it (even if we are not the cause). When it goes well- the team did it. When it goes badly- the person taking the call owns it. Blaming another person never makes it better. -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