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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)


- 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.
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 December Marketing Update

This week, we send the guide to the printer in preparation for our Annual Portland/Vancouver edition. If you still want to be included and not left out of the print guide until next year- let us know ASAP. We have 4 remaining ad spaces available in the layout.


I am also very proud that Katie and Krista from of our team have been nominated for the Metropolitan Senior Network Care Award and Marketing Professional of the Year Award. I am honored to work with such talented and giving individuals. As I reflect on the past year I am reminded of all the unsung and often behind the scenes contributions of Meghan, Jill, Lyman and Katie as we have grown the guides and built stronger relationships with the hospitals and area agencies on aging. None of this would have been possible without their teamwork and focus on our goals.

Mark your calendar for January 23rd from 3:30 - 6:30pm for the upcoming Portland Release Party at the Gerding Theater.


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


December 4, 8am
Metropolitan Senior Network (MSN) Awards Breakfast 

  Location: The Multnomah Athletic Club
1849 SW Salmon St - Portland
: Giving Yourself permission to succeed

December 10
, 3pm
East County Marketing Exchange (ECME) 
Miramont Pointe
11520 E Sunnyside Rd, Clackamas, OR 97015
  Topic: White Elephant Holiday Networking Party

December 16, 3pm (1 week earlier due to Holiday)
Senior Provider Information Network (SPIN)
  Location: Irvington Covenant Church
  Address: 4046 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd - Portland
  Topic: Holiday Giving
  RSVP requested

December 19, 3pm
Clackamas County Senior Network (CCSN)

  Location: Miramont Pointe
  Address: 11520 SE Sunnyside Rd - Clackamas
  Topic: Clackamas County Meals on Wheels

Save the date for January 21, 3pm
Westside Referral Network (WRN)
No meeting in December 




December 17, 3pm 
Senior Provider Information Network (SPIN)   Location: Cascade Park Care Center
Address: 801 SE Park Crest Ave - Vancouver   


December 20, 9am
Senior Service Network - Clark County 

  Location: Peace Health Medical Center  

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

  Meeting Room: Classrooms 3/4
  Topic: Holiday Party, White Elephant
  (wear something for the holidays- socks, tie, sweater, etc...)

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   


December 4, 8am
Metropolitan Senior Network (MSN) Awards Breakfast 

Location: The Multnomah Athletic Club
1849 SW Salmon St - Portland


December 3, 9am-3:30pm
ALF/RCF Leader & Owner Summit, Practices for Success   

Location:  Sheraton Portland Airport Hotel

Address:  8235 NE Airport Way, Portland OR


December 4, 8am
MSN Annual Awards Breakfast   

Location: The Multnomah Athletic Club
Address: 1849 SW Salmon St - Portland   


December 5, 11:30am - 1:30pm
OMCMG (Oregon Medical Case Mgmt Group) Monthly Meeting
Location: The Oregon Medical Association, (OMA)   
Address: 11740 SW 68th Pkwy #100 - Portland  


December 11, 3pm - 6pm
Holiday at the Park     

Location: Elite Care at Sylvan Park
Address: 2400 NE 112th Ave - Vancouver   


December 12, 5-7:30pm
Transitions Professional Center Open House 

: Portland, South Waterfront   

Address: 3735 SW River Pkwy - Portland   


December 16, 2pm
Open House with Door Judging
Location: Royalton Place
Address: 5555 SE King Rd - Milwaukie 


January 23, 3:30-6:30pm

Portland/Vancouver Retirement Connection Release Party 

Location: Gerding Theater at the Armory
Address: 128 NW Eleventh Ave, Portland OR 97209

Please join us for the networking event of the year! 


January 30, 11:30am - 2pm
Legacy Emanuel Hospital & Health Center  CEU Event  
Location: Legacy Emanuel Hospital & Health Center 
Address: 2801 N Gantenbein, Portland, OR, 97227 (Atrium)

Cost: $75 for CEU Providers, $150 for Marketing Only  
CEU poster content due: December 20th
Info & Registration 


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     



"Your persistence is your measure of your faith in yourself"

- Brian Tracey


I have failed often when starting most of my endeavors, but I choose to push through. I have had to adjust course, adapt my approach, or overcome an obstacle. I was willing to fail at the method, but not willing to fail at the goal. Adapt, adjust or overcome, but still persist; if you don't have faith in yourself to accomplish the goal- why should others have faith in you?

 - 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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