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Managing Your Calendar
Job Postings
Online Contact Forms
Community News & Events
Need More Guides
Monthly Network Meetings
Marketing & Development
Walk to End Alzheimer's
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)
- Branch Manager, Aging &  
  Disability Service Long Term
  Care ( Portland)
- Veterans' Services Office
- Assisted Living Director-Director
  of Health Services
- Branch Manager, Aging &
  Disability Services Long Term
  Care (Grants Pass)
- RN
- Executive Director
- Executive Director
- Regional Marketing Director
- Community Relations Director
- Seasonal Medicare Sales Rep -
   Medford OR
- RN
- Life Enrichment Director
- Business Office Manager
- Director of Nursing
- Front Desk Reception
- Planning and Development
- Veterans' Services Officer
- Operations Assistant
- Inside Sales & Appointment


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 September Marketing Update

Sponsors: Please join us on Tuesday, September 9th for the upcoming Quarterly Sponsor Breakfast. This is an exclusive opportunity for sponsors of Retirement Connection.RSVP now 
We typically expect about 60+ in attendance.

We will also go over upcoming events and keep you up to date on the latest opportunities.

Tuesday, September 9th, 8:30-10:30am 
Quarterly Sponsor Breakfast 
Location: Providence Portland Medical Center
              Social Room (first floor) 
Address: 4805 NE Glisan St, Portland, OR 97213

Please join us to learn more about how you can take full advantage of your Sponsorship with Retirement Connection. Retirement Connection is an extension of your Marketing Department with print, web and networking - not simply another ad.
Please RSVP now if you have not done so. This will help us plan for enough space and breakfast. We are expecting a large turnout for this meeting, and hope you and your staff will attend. 

Save the date and register for upcoming Hospital CEU events-

October 9, 12-4pm

PeaceHealth Southwest Hospital Vendor Fair

October 14, 12-2pm

Legacy Good Samaritan Hospital Vendor Fair 



November 6, 11:30-1:30pm
Providence St. Vincent CEU Fair



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



September 3, 8am
Metropolitan Senior Network (MSN)    
   Address: 3609 Main St- Vancouver- WA
   Topic: New Marketing Strategies for the New Economy               

September 9, 3pm  

East County Marketing Exchange (ECME)
Lambert House
2600 SE 170th, Portland, OR 97236
   Topic: Having A Winning Sales Personality   


September 16, 3pm  
Westside Referral Network

The Stafford
1200 Overlook Dr- Lake Oswego, 97304
September 18,
Clackamas County Senior Networking (CCSN)
   Location: Glenmoore
   Address: 12154 SE 114th Cr- Happy Valley, OR  

September 25, 8-10am
Clackamas County I & R Networking
   Location: Development Service Building
   Address: 150 Beavercreek Rd, Rm 115- Oregon City, 97045

September 29, 3pm
SPIN Portland
   Location: Somerset Assisted Living
   Address: 8360 Cason Rd- Gladstone, 97027



August 15, 9am
Senior Service Network-Clark County

   Location: PeaceHealth Medical Ctr - Health Education Ctr
   Address: 400 NE Mother Joseph Pl - Vancouver, WA
   Topic: Elder and Vulnerable Adult Referral Agency Act
   Speaker: Panel of Speakers

Save the date for bi monthly meetings        


October 21, 3pm

SPIN Vancouver

   Location: Cascade Inn
11613 SE 7th St- Vancouver, WA 

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

September 6, 4-8pm
Mt. Hood Search & Rescue Fundraiser
   Location: Stickman Brew Pub
   Address: 40 North State St- Lake Oswego, 97034

September 9, 9-10:30am
Retirement Connection Sponsor Breakfast
Location: Portland Providence Medical Center
Address: 4805 NE Glisan St- Portland, 97213

September 18, 2-4pm
Gen Silent Movie
   Location: Providence Willamette Falls Conference Center
   Address: 519 15th St- Oregon City, 97045

September 19, 10:30am
The Mack 5th Annual Golf Tournament
   Location: Quail Valley Golf Course
   Address: 12565 NW Aerts Rd- Banks, 97106

September 22-23
OHCA Annual Convention & Trade Show
   Location: Oregon Convention Center
   Address: 777 NE MLK Jr Blvd- Portland, 97232

September 23, 3:30-6:30
What Are Old People For? Building A Community For All Ages
   Location: Portland State University, Lincoln Hall
   Address: 1620 SW Park Ave- Portland, 97201

September 24, 9-1pm
Introduction to QuickBooks
   Location: Shilo Inn
   Address: 1170 NE Airport Way- Portland, 97220

September 25, 3:30pm-5pm
The One Thing Workshop by Josh Friberg
   Location: Keller Williams Sunset Corridor
   Address: 1915 NW Amberglen Pkwy- Beaverton, 97006

September 25, 4-7pm
Second Annual Oktoberfest
   Location: Laurelhurst Village
   Address: 3060 SE Stark St- Portland, 97214

Walk to End Alzheimer's

Save the date for the annual Portland Walk to End Alzheimer's on September 7, 2014. Walk to End Alzheimer's is the world's largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer's care, support and research. Held annually in more than 600 communities nationwide, this inspiring event calls on participants of all ages and abilities to reclaim the future for millions.

To Participate:

  1. Find a walk in your community.
  2. Register as a team captain, team member, or individual. Join another team, be a virtual walker or just donate.
  3. Start fundraising and raising awareness in your community.
To eliminate Alzheimer's disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health.


A world without Alzheimer's disease.

Nugget of Knowledge 

"The competitor to be feared is one who never bothers about you at all, but goes on making his own business better all the time."  -Henry Ford

How much time do you spend fussing about competition? Any time is too much! That's time that could be spent focusing on your mission and your benefits and your growth. Know your competition, but don't obsess or distract yourself. They may actually be a great referral source. -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