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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)

- Regional Vice President
- Care Manager (Part-Time)
- Maintenance Supervisor
- Licensed Practical Nurse
- Registered Nurse (RN)
- Administrator
- Office Manager
- RN Part-time
- Clackamas County Meals on       

- Wheels Board Position
- Director of Resident Services
- Sales Advisor
- Home Service Rep    


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 April Marketing Update

Retirement Connection is growing! Our upcoming guide in October will include Linn and Benton counties, to be come the Salem- Corvallis Guide. Spring time has also brought increased growth for our website traffic and we are excited several people took advantage of the opportunity to increase their online presence with a profile:    


     Adult Placement Network  

American Medical Response 

Columbia Medical Alarm

CTC Dementia Care Management

Edgewood Point

Frontier Management

Living Right Senior Placement

Paula Wertanen, Berkshire Hathaway NW

Portland Badge Company

Rose Schnitzer Manor

Terwilliger Plaza

The Heights at Columbia Knoll

Vibra Specialty Hospital

     Willamette View

Contact Meghan if you want to learn more about the website profiles or would like to have a more detailed conversation about any of the new web features we have implemented.  

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



April 9, 9am    
Senior Lifestyles
  Location: Willson House & CTC Dementia Care Management
  Address: 1625 Center Street-Salem, OR

April 17, 9:30am
Senior Network
  Location: Oriole Adult Foster Care and Eldercare Consulting
  Address: 2718 NW Pinot Noir Dr. McMinnville, OR
  Topic: The Softer Side of Alzheimer's
  Speaker: Bonnie Nester, author/speaker  

April 23, 9am
Senior Service Network of Salem (SSN-Salem)  
  Location: Salem Hospital, Building D. Creekside Overflow
  Address: 890 Oak St. SE - Salem, OR
  Topic: Using a "QR" code to connect your marketing efforts  

  Speaker: Amy Schmidt

Save the Date for Bi-Monthly Meetings   


May 12, 9:30am
Senior 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.

April 15,
OHCA In-Home Care Conference
Location: OMEF Event Center
Address: 11740 Southwest 68th Parkway #100- Portland, OR

April 15, 2-3:30pm
How to Handle Grief & Loss
Location: Mennonite Village -Chapel
Address: 5353 Columbus st SE- Salem, OR

April 17, 6-9pm
An Affair to Remember
Location: Willamette Heritage Center
Address:  1313 Mill Street Southeast- Salem, OR 

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 
(a repeat nugget from April 2011)    


Chasing Perfection

"Perfection is not attainable. But if we chase perfection, we can catch excellence."
   - Vince Lombardi

How much time do you spend chasing perfection? Or do you settle for good enough? When was the last time someone found fault with you for wanting something to be "perfect"? (not often- I bet) Look back to times of criticism of your performance and ask yourself if you truly contributed your best effort. You may be surprised that the criticism was just. -Amy
Oregon Health Care Foundation Spring Cycle Scholarship Opportunities   

Now is the time to apply for OHCF's Spring Cycle Scholarship awards.  We encourage you to apply, or help spread the word and share information about these opportunities with interested students. There is just over 1 month until the May 16 submission deadline. OHCF awards scholarships each year to individuals from a variety of disciplines related to the long term care profession, senior housing, gerontology and older adult services. Consideration is given to individuals who are exploring these fields as a possible career choice as well as those currently working in the profession who desire further certification, licensure, or a degree.  There are two main types of Scholarships available through the OHCF Scholarship Program: General Studies and Disciplinary.

For this Spring Cycle OHCF is offering 4 General Studies Scholarships ($500 each), 1 Wendell White Scholarship ($2000 Award), and 1 Margaret Murphy Carley Scholarship For Nursing Education ($2000 Award).  We invite you to share information about these opportunities with your colleagues, friends, family, or anyone you know who may be interested in pursuing a career in long term care.  More details and links to the applications can be found online at http://www.ohcfonline.org/programs/scholarships/application-process-criteria/.

Additionally, please consider making a tax deductible contribution to OHCF to help keep important programs like the scholarship programs alive in the future. Learn more about ways you can help support OHCF. 
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
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