RetConn Masthead
In This Issue
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

View or Post 



The following positions have been posted in the last month:  

(some positions are outside the PDX/Vancouver area)


- Sales & Marketing Director
- Clinical Liaison
- Director of Nursing Services
- Marketing Director  

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 January Marketing Update


The newest edition is printed and we have begun distribution. Join us for this month's Portland/Vancouver Release Party on January 24- we are starting the event a tiny bit earlier this year from 3:30-6:30pm.  RSVP and share the invitation with your peers and referral sources as all are welcome.
View pictures from the last Release.

Future Retirement Connection event dates:
- January 31, 11:30am-2pm, Emmanuel Hospital event
- February 21, 11am-2pm, Salmon Creek Hospital event
- February 26, 8:30-10am, Sponsor Breakfast
- March 19, 4-7pm, Case Management/Provider Consortium
- July 18, 4-7pm, Portland/Vancouver Release Party

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


January 2, 8am
Metropolitan Senior Network (MSN)
  Location: Valley View Evangelical Church
  Address: 11501 SE Sunnyside Rd - Clackamas, OR
  Topic:  Ethics For Elder Care Professionals
  Also check your inbox, to take the MSN survey.

- no meeting this month
East County Marketing Exchange (ECME)
  In February we will discuss becoming a bi-monthly meeting.

January 15, 3pm
Westside Referral Network (WRN)

  Location: Laurel Parc
  Address: 15850 NW Central - Portland OR

January 17, 3pm
Clackamas County Senior Network (CCSN)

  Location: Gilman Park
  Address: 2205 Gilman Dr - Oregon City, OR
  Topic: Physical Therapy for Seniors
  Speaker: Pam Ogden

January 28, 3pm
Senior Provider Information Network (SPIN)
   Visit web page for info


January 18, 9am
Senior Service Network - Clark County
  Location: Innovative Services NW
  Address: 9414 NE Fourth Plain Rd. - Vancouver, WA  
  Topic: Present Yourself - Questions That Create Clients

Save the date for BiMonthly Meetings

February 19
, 3pm  
Senior Provider Information Network (SPIN Vancouver)
Marketing & Development  
The following is a sneak peek at the events coming up this winter, 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  

January 24, 7:30 - 9am
Clackamas County Networking I & R Meeting
Location: Clackamas County Development Services Buiding
Address: 150 Beavercreeck Rd, Oregon City    


January 24, 3:30 - 6:30pm
Retirement Connection PDX/Vancouver Release Party
Location: Gerding Theater at the Armory
Address: 128 NW 11th Ave - Portland, OR
Please join us in celebrating the release of the newest issue of the Portland/Vancouver Retirement Connection Guide and enjoy great wines, networking, and hors d'oeuvres.  This is an open event and all are welcome to attend so please feel free to invite your referral sources and other guests. Flyer  


January 29
Oregon Health Care Association Annual Quality Summit  

Location: Sheraton Portland Airport
Address: 8235 NE Airport Way, Portland   


January 31, 11:30am - 2pm
Resource and Education Vendor Fair
Location: Legacy Emanuel Medical Center- Atrium
Address: 2801 N. Gantenbein - Portland, OR   


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 21, 11am - 2pm
Resource and Education Vendor Fair
Location: Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center
Address: 2211 NE 139th St - Vancouver, WA 


Save the Date: February 26, 8:30 - 10am
Retirement Connection Sponsor Breakfast 

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.


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     


Becoming Real
"It doesn't happen all at once," said the Skin Horse. "You become. It takes a long time. That's why it doesn't happen often to people who break easily, or have sharp edges, or who have to be carefully kept. Generally, by the time you are Real, most of your hair has been loved off, and your eyes drop out and you get loose in your joints and very shabby. But these things don't matter at all, because once you are Real you can't be ugly, except to people who don't understand."
-Velveteen Rabbit"

This is one of my favorite quotes of all time and was one of the readings at our wedding. I love the ideal that to be "real" it takes much time and you have been worn out. The word "real" can mean so many different things when you take it out of the context of stuffed animals and into our daily lives.
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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