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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)


- 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
March's Southern Oregon Marketing Update
(Roseburg, Medford, Grants Pass, & Klamath Falls areas) 

This is the LAST week to reserve you ad space for the Annual Retirement Connection Guide for Southern Oregon. Please email us or call 541-227-6635 right away if you want additional information, need to confirm your listing, or would like to meet. We are currently verifying all grid content and asking for copies of licenses to confirm accuracy of information.

The past few months have been very rewarding for our staff, because we have seen many long term projects come to fruition, especially creating closer relationships with some of the hospital systems. We are especially thankful for the vote of confidence of those that have made us their "Official Resource"-  Three Rivers Hospital, Rogue Regional Hospital, Ashland Community Hospital, Salem Hospital, Washington County Disability Aging & Veterans. We are excited to receive a recent Grant Award from Legacy Good Samaritan.

Area Case Managers and Administrators- plan to join us at the SONAR meeting Thursday for CEU credit- details below.

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 20, 9 - 10:30am  

Southern Oregon Networking Association Resource (S.O.N.A.R.)  


  Location: Smullin Education Center  
  Address: 2825 E Barnett Rd - Medford, OR- Room 102-10
  Speakers: Panel of case managers from, Asante Medical Center, Providence Clinic, and Providence Medical Center
"Working effectively with Case Managers" 
1 CEU for Case Managers through CCMC

1 CEU for administrators (SNF, AL, & RCF) through OHCA

SONAR webpage  


March 27, 9:30-10:30am
Douglas County Senior Resource Coalition 

  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 you attend which we have not listed.  We'd love to include that information on our website and in future Networking Newsletters, so 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. 

March 18, 9am - 4pm
Senior Fair
Location: Medford Armory
Address: 1701 South Pacific Hwy - Medford, OR

March 20, 9 - 10:30am  

Southern Oregon Networking Association Resource (S.O.N.A.R.)  


1 CEU for Case Managers through CCMC 

1 CEU for administrators (SNF, AL, & RCF) through OHCA
  Location: Smullin Education Center  
  Address: 2825 E Barnett Rd - Medford, OR- Room 102-10
  Speakers: Panel of case managers from, Asante Medical Center, Providence Clinic, and Providence Medical Center
Topic:"Working effectively with Case Managers" 

April 15,
all day
OHCA In-Home Care Conference
Location: OMEF Event Center
Address: 11740 SW 68th Parkway #100, Portland, OR 97223

Community events that are open to the public: 

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.

Build your network with Retirement Connection online!        

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Amy Schmidt
Retirement Connection
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