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

BIG NEWS for 2014- the new and improved website is live.

We have been approved once again this year to provide continuing education to Case Managers and Social Workers through our Hospital Resource Fairs. We have planned three more events at Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center for 2014 and are working on scheduling at other hospitals. Stay tuned and visit our new event calendar to register online for each event. (more info about the website below) We will also be sharing exciting news this month at the local networking meetings regarding our relationships with local hospitals and case managers.
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 20, 9 - 10:30am  

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

  Location & Sponsor: Horton Plaza/Visiting Angels
  Address: 1122 Spring St - Medford, OR
  Speaker: Matt Rowell, PDX Pano- Google Trusted Advisor
  Topic: "Getting the most from Google- for free or less"

RSVP by email          

SONAR webpage  


February 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. 

February 20, 3-5pm   

Nutrition & Hydration

Location:Prestige Senior Living, Arbor Place  

Address: 3150 Juanipero Way, Medford, OR 97504

February 27, 2-3:30pm   

Conversation about Dying & Living Well- Until it happens

Location: Smullin Center 

Address:2825 East Barnett Road, Medford, OR 97504

Save the Date

March 6-7, all day   

OHCA Spring Expo

Location: Salem Conference Center 

Address: 200 Commercial Street SE, Salem, OR 97301 

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

Community events that are open to the public: 

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, in Portland, 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 "Medford" page, the  Medford Upcoming Events calendar is visible. 
  • 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.  
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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