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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
Increase Your Web Presence
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)

- Administrator 
- Account Executive and   
  Implementation Coordinator 
- Home Health Physical Therapist 
- Social Worker 
- Marketing Director 
- Community Relations Director 
- Memory Care RN, Full Time
- Community Relations Director

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 you 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
Salem July Marketing Update

We are wrapping up the Salem Guide for print and Meghan has been sending ad approvals; make sure you reply and make any changes to your ads prior to August 1st. Reserve your space today if you are a new sponsor. The new guide will also include Linn, Benton and Lincoln counties, so we may better serve the Oregon Cascades West Council of Governments. With this change, we will be new print guide for that agency.

RetirementConnection.com has more new features. When viewing our event calendar you now have the option to share events through popular social media sites such as; Facebook, Linkedin, Twitter, Tumbler, Google+. This new feature will help maximize marketing for your events and will help attract more attendees! Make sure you share with friends and colleagues what events you are planning to attend in the near future. 


Are you interested in increasing your online web presence?  contact Meghan for more information about how you can add your logo to key pages of our website. Your logo will link to a web profile that includes up to 1500 words, 5 photos, logos, links to articles, events and can be updated throughout the year! Spaces are filling up, so don't miss out on this unique advertising opportunity! 

Retirement Connection Sponsors, Save the date for our Quarterly Sponsor Networking Event.We are excited to invite our sponsors and their families to join us at the Sellwood River Waterfront for Music in the Park. Bring blankets and low chairs and we will provide some refreshments. This will be a fun and relaxed networking opportunity to replace our annual holiday party. Robert Moore & The Wildcats will be performing Original Jazz & Blues.


What: Quarterly Sponsor Event

Date: July 28
Time: 6-8pm

Location: Sellwood River Waterfront

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 "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.

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



July 9, 4-6pm (Happy Hour Social)
Senior Lifestyles Network
   Location: Brookstone Memory Care
   Address: 5881 Woodside Dr SE- Salem, OR
   Sponsor: Sue Robinson, Brookstone Alzheimer's Special 
                 Care and Rachel Davis, Hospice Care of the NW

July 16, 9:30am
Senior Network
   Location: First Call Home Health
   Address: 2608 Fairview Industrial Dr SE- Salem, OR
   Speaker: Brenda Moore, First Call Home Health  

July 23, 9am
Senior Service Network of Salem (SSN-Salem)  
   Location: Salem Hospital, Building D. Creekside Overflow
   Address: 890 Oak St. SE - Salem, OR
   Meeting Room: Creekside Dining Overflow- first floor
   Topic:  A Workplace Everyone Wants to Work in
   Speaker: Steven Fulmer, Human Strategist, Author 

   Sponsor: First Call Home Health  


Save The Date For Bi Monthly Meetings-
August 21,
Yamhill County Network   

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 eventsUPDATED DAILY. Visit the Contact Us page, to submit events for posting.

Red events are coordinated by Retirement Connection 

July 16-17
- all day
Become A Certified Geriatric Wellness Instructor
   Location: Willson House
   Address: 1625 Center St NE- Salem, OR

July 28
, 6pm 
Retirement Connection Sponsor Picnic 
  Address: SE Spokane & Oaks Pkwy - Portland OR
  Topic: Quarterly Sponsor Event/Music in the Park

Community events that are open to the public: 

 Salem Events  

Portland Events

 Vancouver Events  
Southern Oregon Events

More events and additional details are available online 
PDXpano & Benefit For Sponsors 
PDXpano is a Google certified virtual tour provider, offering completely interactive walk-through tours for the Google Business View program that integrate with Google Search, Google+, and Google Maps. Contact Heidi@PDXpano.com for more information.

This program is a unique way to let case managers, families, seniors, and others to tour your community online. The convenience to view your space from their living room, office or hospital bed has unique advantages that allows referral sources to view before they refer. We will link to any sponsors with a PDXpano virtual tour at no additional costs- which the hospital staff is very excited about. You will have a link from your own website, Google and Retirement Connection. 
Nugget of Knowledge 

"It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change." - Charles Darwin

In today's social media and web filled world, the business climate seems to change faster than ever before. It becomes increasingly important to stay abreast of emerging technology, business protocols and best practices. Be willing to learn new things, and be willing to change what you thought you already mastered. -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.

Build your network with Retirement Connection online!

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Amy Schmidt
Retirement Connection