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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)


- Marketer
- Activities Director
- Executive Director
- Marketing Director
- Facilities Maintenance Team
- Director of Nursing
- Executive Director
- Case Manager 1
- Environmental Services Director
- Community Director
- Executive 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 March Marketing Update


If you haven't already, register now for the "must attend" Consortium 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. We are currently at 240 registered attendees, with only 20 spots remaining

Visit our newly updated About Us page on our website. It has much more personality and feels a bit more like our team.

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


March 6, 8am
Metropolitan Senior Network (MSN)
  Location: Valley View Evangelical Church
  Address: 11501 SE Sunnyside Rd - Clackamas, OR
  Topic:  The Roller Coaster of Change
March 12
, 3pm
East County Marketing Exchange (ECME)
  Location: Greenridge Estates
  Address: 4 Greenridge Dr - Lake Oswego, OR

March 18, 3pm
Senior Provider Information Network (SPIN)
  Location: Laurel Parc at Bethany Village
  Address: 15850 NW Central Dr - Portland, OR
  Topic: Hearing Impaired

March 19, 3pm
Westside Referral Network (WRN)

  Location: Farmington Square
  Address: 14420 SW Farmington - Beaverton, OR

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

  Location: Willamette View
  Address: 12705 SE River Rd - Portland, OR
  Topic: Estate Planning


March 15, 9am
Senior Service Network - Clark County
  Location: Innovative Services NW
9414 NE Fourth Plain Rd. - Vancouver, WA
  Topic: Ethical Marketing

Save the Date for BiMonthly Meetings

April 16, 3pm  
Senior Provider Information Network (SPIN)
  Location: Manor Care
  Address: 301 Ridings Ave - Molalla, OR
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  

March 7, 11:30am - 1:30pm
OMCMG (Oregon Medical Case Management Group) Monthly Meeting  

: Tuality Hospital
Address: 335 SE 8th Ave - Hillsboro, OR   


March 7-9,
The 11th Annual Pacific Northwest Brain Injury Conference 2013
Location: Sheraton Portland Airport Hotel
Address: 8235 NE Airport Wy - Portland, OR


March 14-15
Oregon Health Care Association Spring Expo
Location:  Spirit Mountain Casino
Address: 27100 Salmon River Hwy - Grande Ronde, OR   


March 19, 3:30 - 7:30pm 

Location: The Holiday Inn
Address: 25425 SW 95th Ave - Wilsonville, OR
3 CEUs and dinner for $55, only 20 spaces remain Flyer  


March 26, 2 - 3:30pm
Know the 10 Signs: Early Detection Matters
Location: Alzheimer's Association Oregon Chapter office
Address: 1650 NW Naito Pkwy, Ste 190 - Portland, OR    


April 18, 7:30am-5:00pm
15th Annual McGinty Conference
Location: DoubleTree by Hilton Portland
Address: 1000 NE Multnomah St. Portland, OR 97232 


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 Obstacles

"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

When faced with obstacles, it can be hard to see an opportunity and not just a barrier. Take the opportunity to push yourself and see what you are made of and how much you can achieve when you dig deep. Sometimes these great obstacles will become your greatest accomplishments.
- 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