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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)


- 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 Event
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 February Marketing Update

BIG NEWS for 2014-
The new and improved www.RetirementConnection.com is live. Read the article below for more specific details.

We have been approved once again this year to provide continuing education to Case Managers and Social Workers through our Hospital Resource Fairs. We just completed our first 2014 event at Legacy Emanuel last week, and have 4 booked already for the rest of the year at various hospitals. Stay tuned and visit our new event calendar to register online for each event. (more info about the website below)
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.
February Networking Meetings
Meeting info available on the "Networking" page
Click here to for a printable schedule of all meetings.



February 12, 9am    
Senior Lifestyles
  Location: Mt. Angel Towers
  Address: One Towers Ln - Mt. Angel, OR

February 20, 9am
Yamhill County Networking Group
  Location: TBD
  Address: TBD

February 26, 9am
Senior Service Network of Salem (SSN-Salem)  
  Location: Salem Hospital, Building D. Creekside Overflow
  Address: 890 Oak Street SE - Salem
  Topic: Communication styles
   Speaker: Marjorie Dudley, Sales Force Optimization & Donor growth specialist    


Save the Date for Bi-Monthly Meetings  


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

February 18, 8-10:30am
Retirement Connection Quarterly Sponsor Breakfast  
Location: St. Vincent Hospital, Souther Room
Address: 9205 SW Barnes Rd, Portland, OR 97225
Please join us to learn more about how you can take full advantage of your Sponsorship with Retirement Connection.



February 22, 6-10pm    

The Sound Of Music Dinner & Auction Event

Location: Willamette Valley Country Club  

Address: 900 Country Club Place- Canby, OR 97013 

March 6-7, all day   

OHCA Spring Expo

Location: Salem Conference Center 

Address: 200 Commercial Street SE, Salem, OR 97301 
note- Amy Schmidt is speaking at 8am on the 6th, her topic is "Magic Moments of Customer Service- Integrating your Comapny's Values"

Community events that are open to the public: 

 Salem News & Events  

Portland News & Events

Vancouver News & Events   

Grants Pass Events 

Klamath Falls Events

Medford Events 

Roseburg Events 

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


A Life Well Lived

"At the end of the day, I will ask myself- did I love enough, did I laugh enough, did I make a difference?"

- Unknown


Last month we lost a great friend and colleague when Jim Miller of Golden Harvest Music passed away. I continue to be touched as his name reappears in so many conversations that are not remotely related to his direct business. His contributions continue to unfold and be seen- this was a life well lived! At the end of the day- he loved enough, laughed enough and definitely made a difference. I hope to do the same. 

 - Amy  

New features for RetirementConnection.com
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:
  • Sponsors can choose to have an increased online presence, by adding "Profiles". The profiles will include 1500 words and images to greater outline a company's services. Their logos will also be displayed on the right side of key web pages. We are limiting these for the first year to only 15 per category (housing, homecare, everything else)
  • The Events Calendar is now much more robust and can be searched by region, or type of event. We have also added the local calendar for public events to the pages for each market. So if you are on a "Salem" page, the  Salem Upcoming Events calendar is visible. 
  • We also added a new feature of "My List of Resources". With this feature, you can create your quick reference list of most needed services- then you can email these to yourself or a friend, or you can also download and save your list. Check out this new feature with the link at the top right of every page.
  • Overall upgrade- we cleaned up the appearance of the website to be a bit more modern and to load faster and search better. This new design and layout is more mobile friendly for smart phone users as well.  

We plan to share more about the website and roll out Stage 2 features at the upcoming Sponsor Breakfast on February 18th. Please join us.  

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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