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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)


- Program Supervisor, Aging & Disability
- Administrative Analyst, Aging and Disability Services
- Health & Wellness Director 


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 site. Additionally we have mailed 2 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 23rd from 3:30 - 6:30pm
at the Gerding Theater. 
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.
Download the invitation
(300+ expected to attend)

***Reminder- all CEU poster content is now due for the CEU events at  Legacy Emanuel 1/30 and Legacy Salmon Creek 3/6. 


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 8
, 8am

Metropolitan Senior Network (MSN)
  Location: Valley View Evangelical Church
  Address: 11501 SE Sunnyside Rd - Clackamas
  Topic: Ethics and Marketing- Managing the Grey Areas

January 14, 3pm
East County Marketing Exchange (ECME)
  Location: Cherry Park Plaza
  Address: 1323 Sw Cherry Park Rd - Troutdale
  Topic: Setting SMART Goals for 2014

January 16, 3pm
Clackamas County Senior Network (CCSN)
  Location: McLoughlin Place
  Address: 1153 Molalla Ave - Oregon City
  Topic: Marketing in the New Year

January 21, 3pm
Westside Referral Network (WRN)
  Location: Springs at Tanasbourne
  Address: 1950 NW 192nd - Hillsboro

January 27, 3pm
Senior Provider Information Network (SPIN)
  Location: Tuality Health Education Center
  Address: 334 SE 8th Ave - Hillsboro
  Topic: Stroke
  RSVP requested


January 17
, 9am

Senior Service Network - Clark County
  Location: Peace Health Medical Center  
                Health Education Center
  Address: 400 NE Mother Joseph Pl - Vancouver 
  Topic: Achieving your goals
   Sponsor: A Caring Heart 

Save the Date for February 18, 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 23, 8 - 10am
Clackamas County I & R Meeting
Location: Development Service Building (Room 119-120)
Address: 150 Beavercreek Rd -  Oregon City    


January 23,3:30 - 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 


January 28, 9am - 3:30pm
OHCA Annual Quality Summit

Location: Sheraton Portland Airport Hotel
Address: Portland, OR   


January 30, 11:30am - 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, Info & Registration
 2014 CEU submission Guidelines

February 18, 8-10:30am 
Retirement Connection Quarterly Sponsor Breakfast  
Location: St. Vincent Hospital
Address: 9205 SW Barnes Rd, Portland, 97225
Please join us to learn more about how you can take full advantage of your Sponsorship with Retirement Connection.



March 6, 1-4pm
Legacy Salmon Creek & Health Center CEU Event  
Location: Legacy Salmon Creek 
Address: 2211 NE 139th St, Vancouver, WA 98686 (Atrium) 
Cost: $75 for CEU Providers, $150 for Marketing Only 

Weblink for Registration and more info 

2014 CEU submission Guidelines 

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     


Problem Solving

"The way to remove darkness from a room is simply to turn on a light. In the same way- to rid yourself of any difficulty, concentrate on the solution rather than the problem.""

- Chinese Proverb 


When we get busy or overwhelmed, it easy easier to focus on the daunting tasks and lack of time- not knowing where to begin. I find it helps me to pick one thing, complete the one thing and just move to the next. Don't focus on what is not complete, but relish in the joy of those accomplished. Just keep plugging along. 

 - 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