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In This Issue
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)


- Community Relations/Sales Director
- In Home Care Nurse
- Residence Director - Prineville
- Residence Director - Lincoln City
- Finance Manager
- Administrator
- Innovator Agent, Long Term Care, Aging and Disability Services
- Life Enrichment Assistant
- Registered Nurse
- Lead Cook  


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. 

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 December Marketing Update

BIG NEWS for 2014- the new and improved website is live; the new annual Retirement Connection Guide for Portland/Vancouver has been distributed; and we had a record turnout at the Release party with 402 guests in attendance. View the photos on Facebook.

We have been approved once again this year to provide continuing education to Case Managers and Social Workers through our Hospital Resource Fairs. We just completed our first 2014 event at Legacy Emanuel last week, and have 4 booked already for the rest of the year at various hospitals. Stay tuned and visit our new event calendar to register online for each event. (more info about the website below)
Quarterly Sponsor Breakfasts:
This year we have moved all of our quarterly sponsor breakfasts to meet at local hospitals 1) due to increased attendance of 75-90 sponsors  and 2) to allow for hospital staff to attend the breakfast portion of the meeting.
If you are interested in having 5 minutes of promotional time in exchange for the cost of breakfast, please contact us (the cost is $450 and there are 2 spots available at each breakfast. All food and set up details will be handled by the hospital).
Save the dates:
February 18, 8:30am-10:30am, St. Vincent Medical Center
May 6, 8:30am-10:30am, Portland Providence Medical Center
July TBD- Family Night Cookout at the Park in Sellwood
September 9, 8:30-10:30am, Portland Providence Medical Ctr

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


February 5, 8am
Metropolitan Senior Network (MSN)
  Location: Valley View Evangelical Church
  Address: 11501 SE Sunnyside Rd - Clackamas, OR
  Topic: Listening to Understand
  Speaker: Allison Clark  

February 11,
East County Marketing Exchange (ECME)    
 Location: Royalton Place
 Address: 5555 SE King Rd - Milwaukie, OR 

 Topic: Stress..what does it look like to you and how do you    handle it.  Share your coping skills 

February 20, 3pm
Clackamas County Senior Network (CCSN)   
 Location: Berry Park
 Address: 13669 S. Gaffney- Oregon City, 97045

 Topic: Geriatric Care Management 

February 24, 3pm 
Senior Provider Information Network (SPIN)
  Location: Miramont Pointe
: 11520 SE Sunnyside Rd, Clackamas, OR 97015
  Topic: Cardiology
  Speaker: Dr Bill Davies MD



February 18, 3pm 
Senior Provider Information Network (SPIN)   

  Location: TBD

  Topic: TBD     


February 21, 9am
Senior Service Network - Clark County 

  Location: Peace Health Medical Center  

                Health Education Center
  Address: 400 NE Mother Joseph Pl - Vancouver  

  Topic: Marketing Across Generations
  Speaker: Marden Nochez

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 eventsUPDATED DAILY. Visit the Contact Us page, to submit events for posting. 
Red events are coordinated by Retirement Connection    
February 6, 11:30am-1:30pm
OMCMG Monthly Educational meeting
Location: Adventist Medical Center 
Address: 10123 SE Market St, Portland OR 97216   
February 6, 4:30-7:30pm
Mt Hood Caregiver Gala
Location: Mount Hood Adult Day Center 
Address: 376 Northeast 219th Ave, Gresham, OR 97030

February 10
, 5-8pm 
MSN Silent Auction and Benefit for NW Pilot Project 
Location: Remedy Wine Bar 
Address: 733 Northwest Everett Street- Portland, 97209

February 13, 8:30am-4pm 
Building Bridges, A Free Conference
Coordinated by The Friends of the Elder Justice Center 
Location: Peacehealth Southwest Washington Medical Center Mill Plain Campus-Education Center  
Address: 600 Northeast 92nd Avenue-Vancouver, 98664 

February 18, 8-10:30am
Retirement Connection Quarterly Sponsor Breakfast  
Location: St. Vincent Hospital, Souther Room
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.



February 22, 6-10pm    

The Sound Of Music Dinner & Auction Event

Location: Willamette Valley Country Club  

Address: 900 Country Club Place- Canby, 97013 


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 


March 6-7, all day   

OHCA Spring Expo

Location: Salem Conference Center 

Address: 200 Commercial Street SE, Salem, OR 97301 

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     


A Life Well Lived

"At the end of the day, I will ask myself- did I love enough, did I laugh enough, did I make a difference?"

- Unknown


Last month we lost a great friend and colleague when Jim Miller of Golden Harvest Music passed away. I continue to be touched as his name reappears in so many conversations that are not remotely related to his direct business. His contributions continue to unfold and be seen- this was a life well lived! At the end of the day- he loved enough, laughed enough and definitely made a difference. I hope to do the same. 

 - Amy  

New features for RetirementConnection.com
We have been working to update our website over the past few months. Stage 1 has just been completed. Here is an overview of some of the most exciting new features:
  • Sponsors can choose to have an increased online presence, by adding "Profiles". The profiles will include 1500 words and images to greater outline a company's services. Their logos will also be displayed on the right side of key web pages. We are limiting these for the first year to only 15 per category (housing, homecare, everything else)
  • The Events Calendar is now much more robust and can be search by region, or type of event. We have also added the local calendar for public events to the pages for each market. So if you are on a "Vancouver" page, the  Vancouver Upcoming Events calendar is visible. 
  • Overall upgrade- we cleaned up the appearance of the website to be a bit more modern and to load faster and search better. This new design and layout is more mobile friendly for smart phone users as well.  

We plan to share more about the website and roll out Stage 2 features at the upcoming Sponsor Breakfast on February 18th. Please join us.  

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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