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Managing Your Calendar
Job Postings
Online Contact Forms
Community News & Events
Need More Guides
Monthly Network Meetings
Marketing & Development
Hospital Case Mgmt Pages
Nuggets of Knowledge
New Education web page
Quick Links
Hot Tip For Managing Your Calendar
Retirement Connection Event 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:
  1. Go to the 
  2. Click on the button for the Events Calendar at the top of that page.
  3. Once the calendar opens, on the bottom right, click the button for "Google Calendar".
  4. This will add this calendar and all supporting info to your calendar page if you use Google Calendar.  
  5. You can then also sync Google Calendar with Outlook, smart phones and other applications.  
What's so great about this? As meeting locations or topics change- your calendar is automatically updated as we receive the updated details. We also provide a web link to more information for your calendar. The networking calendar remains independent from your personal entries for quick viewing.
(you will need a FREE google email account to do this)
We are happy to assist you in setting this up - call Amy

Job Postings

View or Post 



The following positions have been posted in the last month:  

(some positions are outside the PDX/Vancouver area)

- American Red Cross Blood Drive
- Registered Nurse
- Wellness Director - RN
- Active Living Director

- Outreach Director
- Special Event Coordinator
- Hospitality Host
- Case Manager 1
- Data Analyst Senior
- Inside Sales Professional
- Deputy Public Guardian
- Registered Nurse   

- Bus Driver - Part Time  

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 News 
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 News & Events section of our website.
View current postings:

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.  

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Retirement Connection
PDX/Vancouver May Marketing Update


There is less than 1 month remaining to reserve your ad space for the next edition of the Portland/Vancouver guide, which goes to the printer in June.


This newsletter is a bit longer than normal, because we have several important items to share with you this month:
  • Sponsor Breakfast:
    May 23, 8:30-10:30am
  • Hospital Case Management pages of our website will have expanded details, see the article below for more details.  
  • The Education Page of our website is live. Details below.
Save the date for the next Portland/Vancouver Release Party which is scheduled for July 18 from 4-7pm at Gerding Theater at the Armory in Portland.  Invitation to come...

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


May 1, 8am
Metropolitan Senior Network (MSN)
  Location: Sunset Presbyterian
  Address: 14986 NW Cornell Rd - Portland, OR
  Topic: Getting Your S.P.A.R.K. Back
May 14
, 3pm
East County Marketing Exchange (ECME)
  Location: Sellwood Landing  
  Address: 8517 SE 17th Ave - Portland, OR
  Topic: "Just Networking"- bring lots of cards

May 16, 3pm
Clackamas County Senior Network (CCSN)

  Location: Avamere at Sandy
17727 SE Langensand Rd - Sandy, OR

May 20, 3pm
Senior Provider Information Network (SPIN)
  Location: Regency Park
8300 SW Barnes Rd - Portland, OR
Driving & the Elderly

May 21, 3pm
Westside Referral Network (WRN)

  Location: Mirabella
  Address: 3550 SW Bond - Portland, OR


May 17, 9am
Senior Service Network - Clark County
Innovative Services NW
  (check our website, as the location may change)
9414 NE Fourth Plain Rd. - Vancouver, WA
  Topic: Virtual Tours and Google Search
Save The Date for Bi-Monthly Meetings

June 18, 3pm  
Senior Provider Information Network (SPIN)
  Location: Discovery Nursing & Rehab
5220 NE Hazel Dell Ave - Vancouver, WA
Marketing & Development  
The following is a sneak peek at the events coming up this month, check the Professional Events 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  

May 2, 1 - 4pm
Making Oregon Vital for Elders/ MOVE
Location: Monarch Hotel/Conference Center
Address: 12566 S.E. 93rd Ave. - Clackamas, OR   


May 3, 9:30am
Visiting Angels Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
Location: Visiting Angels
Address: 2365 SW Cedar Hills Blvd - Portland, OR   


May 4, 11:30am - 1:30pm
OMCMG (Oregon Medical Case Management Group) Annual Joint Meeting with WA
Location: The Great Wolf Lodge
Address: 20500 Old Hwy 99, SW - Centralia, WA   


May 4, 5pm
Honor the Journey Gala
Location: Mountain Park Recreation Center
Address: 2 Mt Jefferson Terr. - Lake Oswego, OR   


May 8, 9am - 4pm
2013 Annual Marketing Symposium by OHCA & MSN
Location: OMEF Conference Center
Address: 11740 SW 68th Pkwy - Portland , OR 


May 11, 10am - 2pm
Unleash The Power Of Age Resource Fair
Location: Washington County Conference Center
Address: 102 SW Washington St.- Hillsboro, OR 


May 15, 7:30 - 8:30am
A Reason To Hope Community Breakfast
Location: The Governor Hotel
Address: 614 SW 11th Ave - Portland, OR   


May 16, 1 - 5pm
Appropriate End Of Life Training for Caregivers
Location: Peace Health SW Medical Center
Address: 400 Mother Joseph Pl. - Vancouver, WA   


May 17
Mental Health & Elderly Conference
Location: Tuality Center for Geriatric Psychiatry
Address: 1809 Maple St - Forest Grove, OR   


May 19
Connections 50+ Expo
Location: Vancouver Hilton Hotel & Convention Center
Address: 301 W 6th St - Vancouver, WA     


May 23, 8:30-10:30am 
Retirement Connection Sponsor Breakfast 
Location: Willamette View
Room: Main Auditorium (between Manor & Court) 
Address: 12705 SE River Rd, Portland OR 97222
We will cover: adding a "virtual tour" to your listings and your website; and give an update on the Hospital Pages created for the Case managers with expanded information.

May 30, 5:00-6:30pm, (short announcement at 5:30pm) 
Dine in 2Nite Taste & Talk Flyer 
Location: Dine in 2Nite- working commercial kitchen
Address: 609 SE Ankeny,  Suite C, Portland, OR 97214
Come sample Dine In 2Nite's food, drink some wine,
and learn about how our business can support yours.


June 14, 8am - 4:30pm
Scott C. Armstrong Mental Health & Elderly Conference
Location: Tuality Health Education Center
Address: 334 SE 8th Ave - Hillsboro, OR   


July 18, 4 - 7pm
Retirement Connection PDX/Vancouver Release Party
Location: Gerding Theater at the Armory
Address: 128 NW 11th Ave - Portland, OR



Community events that are open to the public: 

Portland News & Events 

Vancouver News & Events 

More events and additional details are available online
Hospital Case Manager Web Pages
& Comparison Grid Updates

Every 6 months, Meghan, our Administrative Assistant, calls every Housing, Home Health and In-Home Care company to gain specific information we print in the guides on the comparison grids.

For the past several months, we have been working with several local hospital systems to create "back pages" on our Retirement Connection website. These pages show the comparison grids with expanded details, quick links to the most common pages, and specific information added by each hospital. Expanded details include: insurances accepted, admission person contact details, pharmacy preference and special considerations (bariatric, vent and trach care, etc).


To make this process work efficiently for everyone- Meghan will be contacting each housing and homecare location, as usual.  

In addition she will asking for an email address for both marketing and for admissions. Then Meghan will email the link for the expanded questions to be completed by the provider. (We understand that in some instances admissions and marketing may be the same person.Email Meghan today if you should be the contact for your organization. 


We will share more details about this at the sponsor breakfast on May 23rd. If you are a sponsor, we hope you can join us. 

Nugget of Knowledge     


Integrity & Honesty

"Integrity is telling myself the truth.
And honesty is telling the truth to other people."
- Spencer Johnson


Sometimes we all try to "justify" what we have done, said, or even thought. Being honest with yourself can be more difficult  than being honest with others, because we know when we are not looking at the whole picture.
- Amy 

New Education Page on the Website   


Visit the new Education page on RetirementConnection.com to view thumbnails of each poster, and a contact list. The posters can be viewed full size with a click and you can reach out to the sponsors for additional resources.    

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