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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)

- Beautician/Hair Dresser
- Administrator
- Community Relations Director
- Registered Nurse Home Care Supervisor
- Human Services Investigator, Adult Protective Services
- Clinical Services Specialist, Adult Protective Services
- Registered Nurse
- RN Case Manager/Educ. Coor.   

- Program Specialist Senior, Policy & Privacy Coordinator  

- Administrative Assistant 

- Development 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 June Marketing Update


The newest edition of Retirement Connection Guide for Portland/Vancouver is hot off the press today. Please join us for this month's Portland/Vancouver Release Party on July 18th from 4-7pm at Gerding Theater at the Armory in Portland. RSVP
(this is the LAST July Release Party- because we move to an Annual publication in January). This is a great netwroking event with 300+ attending. Feel free to invite your colleagues and referral sources.

Sponsors should receive a full box delivered to your office this week. Over the next 2 weeks we will complete deliveries to EVERY hospital, senior center, Area Agency on Aging, library, meals on wheels site, and hundreds more locations. Please email us if you would like to receive more guides for your use.


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


July 3, 8am
Metropolitan Senior Network (MSN)

   Address: 3609 Main St - Vancouver, WA
  Topic: All About LinkedIn
  Speaker: J.R. Hinds   

July 9
, 3pm
East County Marketing Exchange (ECME)
  Location: Vibra Specialty Hospital
  Address: 10300 NE Hancock St - Portland, OR
  Topic: Making Vendor Fairs and Resource Fairs Successful

July 16, 3pm
Westside Referral Network (WRN)

  Location: Avamere at Bethany
  Address: 16360 NW Avamere Ct - Portland, OR

July 22, 3pm
Senior Provider Information Network (SPIN)
  Location: Pacific University Hillsboro Campus
  Address: 222 SE 8th Ave - Hillsboro, OR
  Topic: Geriatric Eye Health
  Speaker: Dr. Kirk Havorson, Pacific University


July 19, 9am
Senior Service Network - Clark County
Innovative Services NW
  (check our website, as the location may change)
9414 NE Fourth Plain Rd. - Vancouver, WA
  Topic: Getting the most from your print advertising dollars

Save the Date for BiMonthly Meetings

August 15,
Clackamas County Senior Network (CCSN)

  Regular July meeting has been cancelled, so members can attend the Retirement Connection Release Party.

August 15, 9am
Yamhill County Networking Group

  Location:  Wynwood, Brookdale Senior Living
  Address:  721 NE 27th St.  McMinnville, OR 97128            
  Topic: Counselor Sales Person Approach
  Speaker: Amy Schmidt, Retirement Connection


August 20, 3pm  
Senior Provider Information Network (SPIN)
Location: Highgate Assisted Living
  Address: 9803 NE Hazel Dell Ave - Vancouver, WA
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  

July 11, 4 - 6:30pm
Open House
Location: Victory Health And Rehab of Battle Ground
Address: 510 N Prkwy Ave - Battle Ground, WA


July 11, 6:30pm
BUNCO Fund Raiser for MPH "Patient Assistance Fund"
Location: Oswego Place
Address: 17450 Pilkington Rd - Lake Oswego, OR
Event Fee: $20


July 18, 4 - 7pm
Retirement Connection PDX/Vancouver Release Party
Location: Gerding Theater at the Armory
Address: 128 NW 11th Ave - Portland, OR
Please join us in celebrating the release of the newest issue of the Portland/Vancouver Retirement Connection Guide and enjoy great wines, networking, and hors d'oeuvres.  With over 350 guests expected this is the biggest networking event of the year that you won't want to miss! This is an open event and all are welcome to attend so please feel free to invite your referral sources and other guests. RSVP 


July 25, 3 - 6pm
Whitewood Gardens Grand Opening  
Location: Whitewood Gardens Residential Care Community
Address: 2027 SE 174th Ave - Portland, OR


July 25, 4:30 - 7:30pm
Oregon Medical Case Management Group Summer Mixer
Location: Holiday Inn Wilsonville
Address: 25425 SW 95th Ave - Wilsonville, OR   


August 8, 4:30 - 7:30pm
Concert on the Green & VIP Mixer
Location: St. Andrews Memory Care
Address: 7617 SE Main St - Portland, OR


August 16, 1:30pm
AMR 20th Annual Charity Golf Tournament
Location: Stone Creek Golf Course
Address: 14603 S. Stoneridge Dr - Oregon City, OR

Registration Deadline is July 31. More Information/ Register    


Community events that are open to the public: 

Portland News & Events 

Vancouver News & Events 

More events and additional details are available online
Nugget of Knowledge     


Make a Choice

"For every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson


We forget that we have a choice in how we respond to an event?  We can choose to be angry, let something just roll off our backs, or choose to focus on a positive. The anger keeps us from moving on, and we are not paying attention when the good stuff happens. We have a choice- which did you make? 

- 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