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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)


- Blood Drive Team Members  

- Handy Man/Woman
- Community Outreach Intern
- Weekend Staffing Coordinator
- Director of Community Relations
- Care Management Support
- Caregiver/CNA
- Registered Nurse
- ALF Administrator
- Marketing & Sales Associate
- Activities Director -Memory Care
- Business Planning Intern
- Registered Nurse
- Assistant Administrator
- Registered Nurse
- Sales Director
- RN - Home Care and RCF  

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 April Marketing Update


It appears Spring is upon us. I have lived in Portland for 5 years now and EVERY year, someone explains to me- "this is not our typical NW weather". It has been because of too much snow, too much rain, no summer at all, etc. I don't know what is "normal", but I love this weather! Our family is so very happy to have made our home in the Northwest. Thank you to our amazing staff and all the wonderful sponsors of Retirement Connection.


Visit the new Education page on our website, a suggestion born from the last Sponsor Breakfast. (more details below)
The page includes the CEU poster and contact information that has been shared at recent Hospital Resource Fairs.

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


April 3, 8am
Metropolitan Senior Network (MSN)
  Location: Sunset Presbyterian Church
  Address: 14986 NW Cornell Rd - Portland, OR
  Topic: Speed Networking
April 9
, 3pm
East County Marketing Exchange (ECME)
  Location: Mount Hood Adult Day Center
  Address: 376 NE 219th Ave. - Gresham, OR
  Topic: Staffing: Turnover, Retention & Training

April 16, 3pm
Westside Referral Network (WRN)

  Location: Spring Ridge at Charbonneau 
  Address: 32200 SW French Prairie Rd - Wilsonville, OR

April 22, 3pm
Senior Provider Information Network (SPIN)
  Location: Providence Health Education Center
519 15th St - Oregon City, OR
Advancing Healthcare Literacy in Persons with Serious Illness: A Paradigm for Goals of Care, or Just Common Sense?

April 18, -Cancelled
Clackamas County Senior Network (CCSN)

Cancelled due to the date conflict with McGuinty Conference.


April 16, 3pm  
Senior Provider Information Network (SPIN)
  Location: Manor Care
  Address: 2811 NE 139th St - Vancouver, WA

April 19, 9am
Senior Service Network - Clark County
Innovative Services NW
9414 NE Fourth Plain Rd. - Vancouver, WA
  Topic: International Trends in Senior Housing & Care
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  


April 3, 5-6pm
Global Aging: An Unprecedented Phenomenon 
Location: Portland State University's Multicultural Ctr- Rm 226 
Address: 1825 SW Broadway, Portland  
All Oregon Gerontological Association members are invited to a free presentation on Global Aging.
April 4, 11:30am - 1:30pm 

OMCMG (Oregon Medical Case Management Group) Monthly Meeting
Location: Legacy Emanuel Hospital
Address: 2801 North Gantenbein Ave - Portland, OR 


April 11, 4 - 7pm
Retirement Connection Salem Release Party
Location: Willamette Heritage Center - Dye House
Address: 1313 Mill St SE - Salem, OR
Please join us in celebrating the release of the newest issue of Salem Retirement Connection Guide.  This is an open event and all are welcome to attend so please feel free to invite your referral sources and other guests. Flyer  RSVP  


April 16, 9am - 3pm
OHCA In-Home Care Conference
Location: Oregon Medical Education Foundation Conf. Center
Address: 11740 SW 68th Pkwy - Portland, OR

April 18, 7:30am - 5pm
Alzheimer Association, 15th Annual McGinty Conference
Location: DoubleTree by Hilton Portland
Address: 1000 NE Multnomah St. - Portland, OR  


April 23, 5 - 7pm
Elders in Action- The Big Ka-BOOM!
Location: Oswego Crest Financial Group
Address: 5000 Meadows Rd - Lake Oswego, OR

April 24, 2 - 5:30pm
Digital Solutions Workshop for Real Estate Professionals
Location: Portland Business Alliance Conference Center
Address: 200 SW Market St - Portland (Lobby Level)   


April 26, 5pm
Parkinsons Resource Celebrate Hope 2013
Location: Oregon Ballroom, Oregon Convention Center
Address: 777 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd - Portland, OR   


May 8, 9am-4pm
OHCA/MSN Marketing Symposium
Location: Oregon Medical Education Foundation Conf. Center
Address: 11740 SW 68th Pkwy - Portland, OR   


May 15, 7:30-8:30am
A Reason To Hope Community Breakfast
Location: The Governor Hotel
Address: 614 SW 11th Ave Portland, OR 97205
Please be a Table Host!  

Community events that are open to the public: 

Portland News & Events 

Vancouver News & Events 

More events and additional details are available online
New Education Page on the Website   


Insight from our Sponsors...

At the last Retirement Connection quarterly sponsor breakfast, many people shared their interest in partnering with other sponsors and providers to gain staff training material, or to provide educational marketing resources. Last year Retirement Connection coordinated 10 hospital resource fairs from Salem to Vancouver. our Sponsors had created 50+ CEU approved educational posters. We have now added their posters to an Education page for others to access and reach out to our sponsors for collaboration.


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.   


We are continuing to update and improve the Education web page, but wanted to get a link to you as soon as possible.  

Nugget of Knowledge     


Telling the Truth

There are only two mistakes one can make along the road to truth; not going all the way, and not starting

- Buddha

In a meeting with all seemingly agreeable perspectives, it can be challenging to share a dissenting opinion. It is then rewarding when you find others felt the same way- but were not ready not to speak up, but happy you did. Then it gets tougher, because now there is less control of where the conversation moves. It was easier and cleaner when everyone seemed to agree; but will there be as much discovery? Choose discovery, listen to all opinions, and be willing to change yours.
- 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.
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