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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
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)


         - HR Generalist

         - RN

         - Life Enrichment Assistant

         - CNA

         - LPN

         - Executive Director                      - Registered Nurse

         - Physical Therapist

         - Registered Nurse

         - On-Call Consultant  


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 March Marketing Update

The past few months have been very rewarding for our staff, because we have seen many long term projects come to fruition. Some of the noteworthy projects include: launching our improved website; moving all of our guides to annual publications; publishing a new guide for Southern Oregon; record attendance at the Release Parties, and creating closer relationships with some of the hospital systems.

Regarding the Hospital Relationships- we are especially thankful for a recent Grant Award from Legacy Good Samaritan and for the vote of confidence of those that have made us their "Official Resource"- Washington County Disability Aging & Veterans, Salem Hospital, Santium Hospital, Three Rivers Hospital, Rogue Regional Hospital, and Ashland Community Hospital.

All of this is possible because our sponsors who support the guide. Please support them whenever you have the opportunity to make a referral.

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



March 5, 8am
Metropolitan Senior Network (MSN)
Location: Valley View Evangelical Church

Address: 11501 SE Sunnyside Rd - Clackamas, OR
Topic: Earning Trust in Business
Speaker: Marc Burnham      


March 11, 3pm  

East County Marketing Exchange (ECME)
Location: Ted's Mobility
Address: 402 Beavercreek Rd, Suite 116 - Oregon City, OR
Topic: How Effective a Communicator are YOU??? 
          Spoken - Written....bring your best tips!      


March 17, 3pm

SPIN Portland  

Location: Metro West Ambulance
Address: 5475 NE Dawson Creek Drive- Hillsboro, OR
Topic: Life Stories
Speaker: Penny Carter - Celebrant  


March 20, 3pm
Clackamas County Senior Networking (CCSN)
Location: Rose Villa
Address: 13505 SE River Rd- Portland, OR    

Topic: Panel of Discharge Planners & Social Workers 


March 27, 8-10am
Clackamas County I & R Networking Meeting
Location: Development Services Building
Address: 150 Beavercreek Road, Oregon City. Room 119-120.
Topic: Alcohol, Addictions and Treatment  


March 18, 3pm

Westside Referral Network
Location: Beaverton Lodge
Address: 12900 SW 9th St - Beaverton, OR  




March 21, 9am
Senior Service Network-Clark County

Location: PeaceHealth Medical Center-Health Education Center
Address: 400 NE Mother Joseph Pl - Vancouver, WA
Topic: "The Breakthrough Factor: Move Past What's
           Between You and the Life You'd Love"
Speaker: Dr. Shani Fox, ND      


March 17, 3pm
Location: Metro West Ambulance
Address: 5475 NE Dawson Creek Drive- Hillsboro, OR
Topic: Life Stories
Speaker: Penny Carter - Celebrant  


Save the date for bi-monthly meetings


April 15, 3pm

SPIN- Vancouver 

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

March 6, 1-4pm
Legacy Salmon Creek & Health Center CEU Event  
Location: Legacy Salmon Creek 
Address: 2211 NE 139th St, Vancouver, WA  (Atrium) 
Cost: $75 for CEU Providers, $150 for Marketing Only

March 6-7, 
OHCA Spring Expo 
Location: Salem Conference Center 
Address: 200 Commercial Street Southeast- Salem, OR

March 8, 1-4pm
The Quarry's Health, Wellness and Fitness Fair
Location: The Quarry Senior Living
Address: 415 Southeast 177th Avenue- Vancouver, WA

March 12, 12:00-2:00pm
Making Flyers and Newsletters in Microsoft Word
Location: Moxie Studio, Green Room
Address: 5010 Northeast 9th Avenue- Portland, OR

March 13, 12-3pm
Brain Health Fair
Location: Highgate Senior Living
Address: 9803 NE Hazel Dell Ave- Vancouver, WA

March 13, 4:30-7:30pm
Mount Hood Caregiver Gala
Location: Mount Hood Adult Day Center
Address: 376 Northeast 219th Avenue- Gresham, OR

March 14-15
12th Pacific Northwest Regional Brain Injury Conference
Location: Sheraton Portland Airport Hotel
Address: Portland International Airport- Portland, OR

March 19, 12-3pm
Advanced Excel
Location: Moxie Studio, Green Room
Address: 5010 Northeast 9th Avenue- Portland, OR

March 20, 2-3pm
What is Parkinson's?
Location: Royalton Place Senior Living
Address: 5555 Southeast King Road- Milwaukie, OR

March 25, 5-7pm
Elite Care At Sylvan Park Ribbon Cutting Celebration
Location: Elite Care At Sylvan Park
Address: 2400 Northeast 112th Avenue- Vancouver, WA

Community events that are open to the public: 

More events and additional details are available online.
Nugget of Knowledge     

Creating Magic

"It's not the magic that makes it work; it's the way we work that makes it magic."
From the Book "Creating Magic" by Lee Cockerell

I have loved this book, written by a former Disney Executive, and continue to reread it. I am learning that great leadership isn't about mastering impossibly complex management theories. We can become better leaders by infusing quality, character, courage, enthusiasm, and integrity into our workplace and into our lives. It doesn't happen all at once and takes a great deal of consistent effort and WORK, but gradually the Magic begins to happen. -Amy

(FYI- I look forward to sharing more on this topic at the OHCA Spring Conference this Thursday, March 6th in Salem at 8am)
Do you want an increased Web Presence? 
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:
  • Events Calendar can be searched by city, or type of event
  • Overall appearance upgrade and mobile friendly
  • Local Events now included on local pages
  • Better Search Engine Ranking and increased web traffic 
  • Now there is an Increased online marketing opportunity, by adding "Profiles". We are limiting this for the first 6 months to only 15 per category, to ensure better ROI.  


  • 1500 words
  • up to 5 images
  • company logo
  • contact information
  • email and website links
  • The most important element of the profile -Your logo will also be prominently displayed on the right side of key web pages:1) Local home page and 2) the secondary Category page. (Category pages include: Housing, Homecare, and Community Resources)
Contact Meghan if you want to learn more, see if a profile is a good fit for your business, or to take one of the 15 spots in your category before they are gone)


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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