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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)


- HR Generalist

- RN

- Life Enrichment Assistant



- 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 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 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, 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.

"Like" our page and receive weekly community events, articles, announcements, and event photos.
 "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.
March Networking Meetings
Meeting info available on the "Networking" page
Click here to for a printable schedule of all meetings.



March 12, 9am    
Senior Lifestyles
  Location: The Springs at Sunnyview
  Address: 1950 45th Ave NE - Salem

March 19, 9:30am
Senior Network
  Location: Marian Estates
  Address: 390 SE Church St - Sublimity
  Topic: The Benefits of a Continuum of Care
  Speaker: Angela Boweter

March 26, 9am
Senior Service Network of Salem (SSN-Salem)  
  Location: Salem Hospital, Building D. Creekside Overflow
  Address: 890 Oak St. SE - Salem
  Topic: Uncollapsing Sales & Marketing (understanding the    differences between sales & marketing)

  Speaker: Marden Nochez

Save the Date for Bi-Monthly Meetings   


April 17, 9am
Yamhill County Network
   Location:  Oriole Adult Foster Care & Eldercare Consulting
   Address: 2718 NW Pinot Noir Dr. McMinnville, OR 97128
   Topic: The Softer Side of Alzheimer's
   Speaker: Bonnie Nester, author/speaker  

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.

March 12, 3 - 4pm    
Life Long Learning Series-Cedar Village
   Location: Cedar Village Assisted Living & Memory Care    
   Address: 4452 Lancaster Dr NE - Salem

March 12, 6 - 7:30pm   
One Song Can Bring Back A Thousand Memories
   Location: Willson House  
   Address:1625 Center St. NE - Salem

March 15, 5pm
12th Pacific Northwest Regional Brain Injury Conference
  Location: Sheraton Portland Airport Hotel
  Address: 8235 NE Airport Wy - Portland   

March 21, 12 - 3pm
A Taste Of Italy
   Location: Cedar Village Assisted Living & Memory Care
   Address: 4452 Lancaster Dr. NE - Salem

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 

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

Do You Want an Increased Web Presence?   


We have been working to update our website over the past few months and after completing the first stage we are now offering an increased online marketing opportunity.  After improving the overall appearance and web compatibility of the site, as well as providing a better search engine ranking we have now added "Profiles". We are limiting this opportunity for the first 6 months to only 15 per category, to ensure better ROI. 


Business Profiles Include

  • 1500 words
  • up to 5 images
  • company logo
  • contact information
  • email and website links
  • Added exposure with the profile is that your logo will also be prominently displayed on the right side of key web pages: 1) Local home page 2) Category page. (Category pages include: Housing, Homecare, and Community Resources)

Contact Meghan if you want to learn more, to 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