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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
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

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The following positions have been posted in the last month:  

(some positions are outside the PDX/Vancouver area)


- Activity Director
- Clinical Liaison
- In-Home Designer-ShelfGenie
- RN
- Resident Care Coordinator
- Director of Health Services
- Blood Drive Team
- Administrative Assistant
- Team Captain
- Utilization Review Program Supervisor
- Veterans Services Officer
- Information & Assistance Specialist
- Marketing Outreach 

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 February Marketing Update


Thank to all who joined us at last month's Portland/Vancouver Release Party - View pictures  from the party.

We have been working with several of the local hospital case management staff & other leaders to coordinate a "must attend" event on March 19th. We have amazing speakers and an excellent panel of hospital Case Managers. Click on the link to learn more & register Case Manager & Provider Consortium.

SPONSORS: February 26, 8:30-10am, Sponsor Breakfast

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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 6, 8am
Metropolitan Senior Network (MSN)
  Location: Valley View Evangelical Church
  Address: 11501 SE Sunnyside Rd - Clackamas, OR
  Topic:  A New Day in Healthcare
February 12
, 3pm
East County Marketing Exchange (ECME)
  Location: Royalton Place
5555 SE King Rd - Milwaukie, OR
  Topic: Networking Meeting Effectiveness
We will also vote on moving the meeting to Bi-monthly

February 19, 3pm
Westside Referral Network (WRN)

  Location: Beaverton Lodge
  Address: 12900 SW 9th - Beaverton, ORR

February 21, 3pm
Clackamas County Senior Network (CCSN)

  Location: Royalton Place
  Address: 5555 SE King Rd - Portland, OR
  Topic: Financial Planning for Seniors

February 25, 3pm
Senior Provider Information Network (SPIN)
  Location: Pacifica Senior Living
  Address: 1808 SE 182nd Ave. - Portland, OR
  Topic: Anorexia & Aging


February 15, 9am
Senior Service Network - Clark County
  Location: Innovative Services NW
9414 NE Fourth Plain Rd. Vancouver, WA 98662
  Topic: Speed Networking & Skills Practice

February 19, 3pm  
Senior Provider Information Network (SPIN)
  Location: Innovative Services NW
  Address: 9414 NE Fourth Plain Rd. Vancouver, WA 98662
  Topic: TBD
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  

February 7, 11:30am - 1:30pm
OMCMG (Oregon Medical Case Management Group) Monthly Meeting
Location: Providence Willamette Falls Community Center
Address: 519 15th St - Oregon City, OR   


February 12, 9:00am-4:30pm
MOVE (Making Oregon Vital for Elders)
Location: Wellspring Conference Center at Woodburn Health Ctr
Address: 1475 Mt. Hood Ave - Woodburn, OR 


February 13, 8:30am-4:30pm
"Let's Stop The Bleeding" Elder Abuse Conference
Location:Southwest Washington Medical Center, Mill Plain Campus, Education Center
Address: 600 NE 92nd Ave - Vancouver, WA 


February 16, 8:30am-3:30pm
Adult Foster Home CEU Conference
Location: Monarch Hotel
Address: 12566 SE 93rd - Clackamas, OR 


February 19, 6-7:30pm
Creative Interactions
Location: Alzheimer's Association Oregon Chapter office
Address: 1650 NW Naito Pkwy, Ste 190 - Portland, OR   


February 21, 11am - 2pm

Resource and Education Vendor Fair
Location: Legacy Salmon Creek Vancouver
Address: 2211 NE 139th St - Vancouver, WA
2.5 approved CEU's for case managers and social workers.  Email Katie for questions or to sign up.
**All proceeds from the event will be be used for the low income patient assistance.


February 26, 8:30 - 10am
Retirement Connection Sponsor Breakfast
Location: Miramont Pointe
Address: 11520 SE Sunnyside Rd. - Clackamas, OR
Retirement Connection sponsors are invited to join us for breakfast and networking at this exclusive sponsor event.  Come hear about upcoming opportunities and ways to make sure you're making the most of your sponsor opportunities. Get the dates for the next round of hospital events. 



Community events that are open to the public: 

Portland News & Events 

Vancouver News & Events 

More events and additional details are available online
Nugget of Knowledge     


Overcoming Barriers

"The brick walls are there for a reason. The brick walls are not there to keep us out. The brick walls are there to give us a chance to show how badly we want something. Because the brick walls are there to stop the people who don't want it badly enough. They're there to stop the other people."

-Randy Pausch, The Last Lecture 

Do you see a barrier as a stop sign or a new challenge?
The only barriers that really exist are the ones we place on ourselves. Overcoming any obstacle takes work, but usually it is just the determination to move forward one brick at a time because you choose not to quit. -Amy 
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.
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Amy Schmidt
Retirement Connection