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Managing Your Calendar
Job Postings
Online Contact Forms
Community News & Events
Need More Guides
Update Your Grid Listings
Monthly Network Meetings
Metropolitan Senior Network
Marketing & Development
Nuggets of Knowledge
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)
- Director of Food Services (Food  
  and Beverage)
- Care Navigator
- Vice President of Member and -
  Community Relations
- Registered Nurse
- Director of Health Services
- Director of Nursing Services
- Registered Nurse Position
- RN Client Care 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 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 November Marketing Update

This is a long one- sorry! But there was so much to cover...
We are proud to announce that we are now the Official Print Resource for the Alzheimer's Association. Thank you to the Alzheimer's Staff for this honor and vote of confidence.

There are two weeks left to reserve your space in the upcoming January 2015 Retirement Connection Guide. Please let us know if you would like to reserve your space or know of someone who may be a good fit in the guide. We print 80,000 copies of the Portland/Vancouver edition- the most of any senior resource publication in our area. With print, website and networking,  your advertising dollars are working ALL YEAR LONG! So spread your billing out if needed.

Meghan has sent out all in home care, home health and housing grids. If changes are needed please submit this form no later than November 7th (more info and links are below).

Mark your calendar for our upcoming Events  

November 6,
Providence St. Vincent CEU Fair (2 spaces left)

January 22nd,
PDX/ Vancouver Retirement Connection Release Party
Location: Gerding Theater at the Armory
Address: 128 Northwest 11th Avenue, Portland, OR 97209, USA

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.
Update Your Grid Listings

To Submit by Email or Fax:
Click the appropriate form below, then open with Microsoft Word.  You will be able to fill-out the form and save & submit by email or print and fax it to 503-334-2868. 
If changes are needed please submit this form by November 7th (many have already been received). 
Home Care 


If your information is correct and no changes are needed please simply email "Approved" and include your company name.   


We list every community at no charge, this guide is the most comprehensive Retirement Resource in the area. We request that you check your information is correct to ensure accurac

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



November 5, 8am
Metropolitan Senior Network (MSN)    
: Holiday Park Plaza
   Address: 1300 NE 16th Ave, Portland, OR 97232
   Topic: Being There For Our Seniors    


November 11, 3pm  

East County Marketing Exchange (ECME)
Cherry Park Plaza
1323 SW Cherry Park Rd- Troutdale, 97060
   Topic: Giving Back    

November 17, 3pm
SPIN Portland
   Location: Avamere Living at Berry Park
   Address: 13669 S. Gaffney Ln- Oregon City, 97045
Topic: VA Benefits and Programs

November 18, 3pm  
Westside Referral Network

Creekside Village
5450 Se Erickson Ave- Beaverton, 97005

November 20th, 3pm
Clackamas County Senior Networking (CCSN)
   Location: Tanner Spring   

   Address: 23000 Horizon Dr- West Linn,  97068
   Topic: Emotionally Intelligent Marketing

November 21, 8-10am
Clackamas County I & R Networking
   Location: Development Service Building
   Address: 150 Beavercreek Rd, Rm 115- Oregon City, 97045



November 21, 9am
Senior Service Network-Clark County

   Location: PeaceHealth Medical Ctr - Health Education Ctr
   Address: 400 NE Mother Joseph Pl - Vancouver, WA
   Topic: Increase Your Wine Confidence While out with
             Referrals and Customers

Save the Date for Bi-Monthly Meetings    


December 16, 3pm

SPIN Vancouver

Metropolitan Senior Network Award Nomination

The awards nominations deadline has been extended! This is the last chance to recognize your peers.

Please take a few moments to nominate your peers for the annual MSN awards.  The awards breakfast will be held on Wednesday, December 3rd, at the Multnomah Athletic Club.

 Nominate Now!  
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.

Red events are coordinated by Retirement Connection

November 4, 8:30am-4pm
OARP- What Makes a Medical Expert Witness?
   Location: Sheraton Portland Airport Hotel
   Address: 8235 NE Airport Way- Portland, 97220

November 4, 8:30am-4:30pm
2014 McGinty Conference on Alzheimer's
   Location: Oregon Convention Center
   Address: 777 NE MLK Jr Blvd- Portland, 97232

November 5, 11am-6pm
Comfort Hospice/Palliative Care NEW Office Open House
    Location: Comfort Hospice and Palliative Care New Office
    Address: 6400 SE Lake Rd #400- Portland, 97222

November 5, 12-5pm
"A Matter of Balance" Instructor Training
    Location: American Medical Response AMR
    Address: 9800 SE McBrod Ave- Milwaukie 97222

November 6, 9am-1pm
Quickbooks Online
    Location: Moxie Studio, Green Room
    Address: 5010 NE 9th Ave- Portland, 97211

November 6, 10am-2pm
2014 Housing and Senior Services Fair
   Location: Friends of the Milwaukie Center
   Address: 5440 SE Kellog Creek Dr- Milwaukie, 97222

November 6, 11:30-1:30pm
Providence St. Vincent Case Management CEU Fair
Souther Classrooms
9205 Southwest Barnes Rd, Portland, OR 97225



November 12, 12-5pm

A Matter of Balance Instructor Training
   Location: American Medical Response AMR
   Address: 9800 SE McBrod Ave- Milwaukie 97222 


November 12, 2-5pm

Learn Excel in 3 Hours Flat

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


November 13, 4-6pm
The Hazelwood Retirement Community Open House

   Location: The Hazelwood Retirement Community

   Address: 11939 NE Davis St- Portland, 97220  


November 13, 6-8pm

iWork Pages: word Processing on a Max

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


November 18, 9am-12pm

Learn Microsoft Work in 3 Hours Flat

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


November 18, 6-7pm


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


November 20, 9am-1pm

Introduction to QuickBooks
   Location: Moxie Studio, Green Room
   Address: 5010 NE 9th Ave- Portland, 97211 


November 20, 6pm

12th Annual Civil War Tailgate BBQ and Auction
   Location: Club Paesano 

   Address:3800 W Powell Lp- Gresham, 97030

January 22nd,
Retirement Connection Release Party - PDX/Vancouver
Location: Gerding Theater at the Armory
Address: 128 Northwest 11th Avenue, Portland, OR 97209, USA
Nugget of Knowledge

Imitation vs. Innovation

"Imitation is a kind of artless flattery."
 -Eustace Budgell, 1714

"Imitation is the sincerest of flattery."
 -Charles Caleb Colton, 1820

When I was in high school, my grandfather shared with me- "those that copy others, do so because they lack innovation or the confidence to carry it through". I am thankful for my family who's support has always increased my confidence, and I am proud to have built Retirement Connection by focusing on innovative ideas without having to imitate the hard work of others. It was not easy to start a business in 2008 in a down economy, but now it makes it all more precious to do so with our integrity in tact. -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
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