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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
OHCF Scholarship
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 Southern Oregon area)


- Regional Vice President
- Care Manager (Part-Time)
- Maintenance Supervisor
- Licensed Practical Nurse
- Registered Nurse (RN)
- Administrator
- Office Manager
- RN Part-time
- 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. Feel free to contact us 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
April Southern Oregon Marketing Update
(Roseburg, Medford, Grants Pass, & Klamath Falls areas) 

The new guide is prepped and ready for the printer. We are very excited about the growth of the guide and the response from the community. Thank you to everyone who helped make this guide a reality! Make sure to join us at the Release Party next month, so we can CELEBRATE. We expect great attendance, so plan to network!!! (details below)

Last minute check: Below are links for the Housing and In-Home Care Grids as they will be printed. Take a moment to review the files and make sure your information is listed as you expected. (These grids are for the print version and not the expanded Case Manager web pages.) Please email Meghan any changes right away- Wednesday 12pm is the deadline. 

Are you CONNECTED?...

"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, related news, and event photos.

"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



April 17, 9 - 10:30am  

Southern Oregon Networking Association & Resource "SONAR" has grown significantly the past 3 months with 60+ attending last month. Please join us. 

  Location:Twin Creeks    
  Address: 888 Twin Creeks Crossing- Central Point, OR
  Speaker: Ryan Green
Communication & Marketing to People with Disabilities 
CEU for a
dministrators (SNF, AL, & RCF)
through OHCA  

SONAR webpage  


April 24, 9:30-10:30am
Douglas County Senior Resource Coalition  

NOTE: The Coalition will be sending a survey out at the end of the week to gather your feedback for improvement. 

  Location: Mercy Education Center
  Address: 2700 NW Stewart Pkwy - Roseburg, OR
  Meeting Room: Room 2

Coalition webpage 


We're working to compile our list of networking resources and invite you to share details with us. If you have a regularly scheduled networking group that we do not have not listed, please send us any meeting details.  We'd love to include that information on our website and in future Newsletters. Simply Email us with the details or contact person and we'll do the rest.
Marketing & Development  
The following is a sneak peek at some of the upcoming events, 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 sponsored by Retirement Connection

April 15, All Day
OHCA In- Home Care Conference
  Location:OMEF Event Center
   Address: 11740 SW 68th Pkwy #100-Portland, OR

May 8th, 11am-1:30pm Link to Registration Website
Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center Resource Fair
   Location: Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center-Carpenter
                 Room West Entrance (by Dubs Center)
   Address: 2825 East Barnett Road- Medford, OR

May 8th, 4-6pm View Invitation  RSVP
Roseburg Area- Southern Oregon Release Party
   Location: Linus Oakes Retirement Village
   Address: 2665 NW Van Pelt Blvd, Roseburg, OR

May 15, 7:30-9am
Alzheimer's Association Reason to Hope Breakfast
   Location: Rogue Valley Country Club
   Address: 2660 Hillcrest Road, Medford, OR 97504

May 15
, 4-7pm View Invitation   RSVP
Medford Area- Southern Oregon Release Party
   Location: Voorhies Mansion At EdenVale Winery                
                       (aka Eden Valley Orchards)
   Address: 2310 Voorhies Rd- Medford, OR

The links for hospital vendor fairs in the fall are available on our website if you would like to register in advance.
  • Providence Medford Medical Center (September)
  • Asante Three Rivers (November)
Community events that are open to the public: 

Southern Oregon Events 

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

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.
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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