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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)


- Resident Care Manager  
- Sales Representative
- Education Director
- Head Chef
- Volunteer Bookkeeper
- Recruitment  Coordinator
- Community Relations Director
- Director of Nursing   


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 August Marketing Update


1) View photos from last month's Portland/Vancouver Release Party on Facebook.  

2) The newest edition of the guide is out and distributed. Please email us if you would like to receive more copies.

3) Katie has sent out all of the Early Bird ad reservations in an effort to save our existing sponsors the 10% discount.
If you are new to the guide and also wish to reserve your space and save 10%- please email us or phone 503-505-5865 prior to August 15th. Ad copy is not due for a few months, and we can still break the invoice into multiple payments- we need only to reserve your ad size by August 15th to save 10%.

4) The links to register for the Hospital Vendor Fairs is included below in the Marketing and Development section. Space is limited, so sign up today. Priority will be given to those sponsors providing CEU posters. Our staff can assist you.


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


August 7, 8am
Metropolitan Senior Network (MSN)

  Location: YWCA
  Address: 3609 Main St - Vancouver, WA
  Topic: Your Elevator Speech 


August 13, 3pm
East County Marketing Exchange (ECME)
  Location: Powell Valley Assisted Living & Memory Care
  Address: 4001 SE 182nd Ave - Gresham, OR
  Topic: Who are your best referral sources & why?

August 15, 3pm
Clackamas County Senior Network (CCSN)

  Location & Topic: TBD
  (details to be added RetirementConnection.com soon)
August 20, 3pm
Westside Referral Network (WRN)

  Location: Elite Care at Fanno Creek
  Address: 12353 SW Grant - Tigard, OR

August 26, 3pm
Senior Provider Information Network (SPIN)
  Location: VIBRA Specialty Hospital
10300 NE Hancock - Portland, OR
Avoiding Hospital Readmissions


August 16, 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: Alzheimer's- Facts and Statistics, costs and 
  effects, and What Can You Do To Raise Awareness
  Speaker: Representation from OR & Wash. Chapters

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  

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 15, 1 - 5pm
Appropriate End Of Life Training for Caregivers

Location: Peace Health SW Medical Center
Address: 400 Mother Joseph Pl. - Vancouver, WA  


August 16, 1:30pm  

American Medical Response 20th Annual Golf Tournament
Location: Stone Creek Golf Course
Address: 14603 S. Stoneridge Dr - Oregon City, OR  


August 24, 11am - 3pm
Annual Hawaiian Luau
Location: Columbia Ridge Senior Living
Address: 2300 W 9th St - Washougal, WA   


September 5, 11:30am - 1:30pm
OMCMG (Oregon Medical Case Management Group) Monthly Meeting Location: Kaiser Permanente Town Hall
Address: 3704 N Interstate Ave - Portland, OR
Topic: CCO's and Healthcare Reform 


September 6, 10am - 3pm
To Your Door Expo
Location: King City Club House
Address: 15245 SW 116th Ave - King City, OR
Vendor Fair for the residents in King City, Summerfield and The Highlands. Call Kathy for more information: 503-530-8888.


Providence Portland Medical Center

Address: 4805 NE Glisan St - Portland, OR (Social Room)
Cost: FREE for CEU Providers, FREE for Marketing Only 
CEU poster content due: August 16th
Info & Registration Flyer 

September 26
, 10am - 12pm

Providence St. Vincent Hospital

Address: 9205 SW Barnes Rd - Portland, OR   

(Souther Classroom 1st Fl- east side)
Cost: FREE for CEU Providers, FREE for Marketing Only 
CEU poster content due: August 23rd
Info & Registration Flyer  


October 10, 12 - 4pm 

Peace Health (focus on Clark county) 

Address:400 NE Mother Joseph Pl, Vancouver, WA, 98668 

Health Education Center
Suggested Donation: $50 for CEU Providers, $100 for Marketing
CEU poster content due: September 12th
Registration has not begun  


October 15, 10:30am - 1pm    

Legacy Good Samaritan Hospital

Address: 1015 NW 22nd Ave - Portland, OR
Wister Morris Conference Room (to the left of main lobby)
There is VERY limited space for this event.
Cost: $75 for CEU Providers, $150 for Marketing Only 
CEU poster content due: September 12th
Registration has not begun  


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     



"We tend to judge others by their behaviors and ourselves by our intentions."
- Albert F. Schlieder


We often excuse our own bad behavior because that is not how we "intended" to come across. We may be more forgiving if we remember that others may have "intended" a different outcome as well. Or better yet- try not to judge others, but instead take that effort to look more introspectively at ourselves. 

- 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.
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Amy Schmidt
Retirement Connection
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