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The following positions have been posted in the last month:


- Community Relations/Sales Director
- In Home Care Nurse
- Residence Director - Prineville
- Residence Director - Lincoln City
- Finance Manager
- Administrator
- Innovator Agent, Long Term Care, Aging and Disability Services
- Life Enrichment Assistant
- Registered Nurse
- Lead Cook  


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. 
Local Senior News 
Submit your News & Events to be posted on RetirementConnection.com

Good examples to submit:
  • Open House
  • Holiday Bazaar  
  • Charity Event
  • New Services
  • Educational Seminars
  • Promotion or specials
View current postings:

Southern OR News & Events
Portland News & Events

Salem News & Events
Vancouver News & Events
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December Marketing Update - Southern OR
(Roseburg, Medford, Grants Pass, & Klamath Falls areas)

You can reserve your ad space now for the first ANNUAL issue of Retirement Connection Guide for Southern OR which will be printed in May (the current publication was printed as a limited edition to show you an example).  We are excited to serve your area and welcome you to contact us if you have any questions about our guide and the resources we provide.
We are a complete marketing package: Print, Web & Network.

Thank you to all who participated our last two big events: the first Release Party in Medford (click here for photos) and another in Roseburg, then the Asante Rogue Regional Case Management  Resource Fair on December 3rd- more details and follow up are below. 

We have also agreed to coordinate the SONAR networking meeting in Medford and have made a few changes (see article below).

Find us on Facebook and "like" our page to receive weekly reminders about community events, articles, and other announcements for seniors in Oregon.


View our profile on LinkedIn to connect with other referral sources and stay up to date on upcoming professional events, Long Term Care related news, and pictures from events.

But enough about us, here's the Networking Info:

In our newsletter and website, you will find information about: networking, CEU training, Event Sponsorship, Web Advertising, and more.  Remember, at any time, you may Unsubscribe, Update Your Preferences or Forward to a Friend.


Build your referral network with Retirement Connection!
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December Network Meetings
Meeting info available on the "Networking" page

Greater Southern Oregon Groups

December 19
, 4 - 6pm
Southern Oregon Networking Association Resource (S.O.N.A.R.)  
Location: Pioneer Village
805 N 5th St - Jacksonville, OR
Accent Home Care
Holiday Party with White Elephant Gift Exchange (optional- bring a wrapped $10 gift or regift something to exchange in our white elephant holiday celebration)
SONAR webpage

Save the Date For

January 23, 9:30
No Meeting Scheduled for December
Douglas County Senior Resource Coalition 
Location: Mercy Education Center
Address: 2700 NW Stewart Pkwy - Roseburg, OR
Meeting Room: Room 2

We're working to compile our list of networking resources and invite you to share details with us if you have a regularly scheduled networking group that you attend which we have not listed.  We'd love to include that information on our website and in future Networking Newsletters, so simply Email us with the details or contact person and we'll do the rest. 
Marketing & Development

The following is a preview of some of this month's upcoming professional events, check the Professional Events page for complete details and information on other future events.  UPDATED DAILY. Visit the Contact Us page, to submit events for posting.   Red events are coordinated by Retirement Connection


we want to be a resource to you and the community:  

open houses, CEU opportunities, grand openings, networking events & meetings, fundraisers, etc. 


Be a Santa to a Senior
We at Home Instead would like to invite you to share the holiday spirit with the Be a Santa to a Senor (BASTAS) service program! How you can help: - Let us know if there is a senior that you may know that doesn't get frequent visits from friends or family members.  Or donate funds to secure these items.

For more information, contact Cathyann Wright, Home Instead Senior Care, (541) 200-9179 

         Community events that are open to the public:
(send us your events to post)

  Southern OR News & Events   


More events and additional details are available on
S.O.N.A.R meeting changes
S.O.N.A.R. meets monthly on the 3rd Thursday of each month at rotating locations within Jackson County.
Information is updated on Retirement Connection home page for the weekly events. Additionally a SONAR web page is available for meeting information, updates, times, topics and locations (you can always find this on the Retirement Connection website under the tab "Networking"). 
  • Next Meeting- this Thursday at Pioneer Village 4-6pm for a Holiday Networking Party.  
  • Beginning in January 2014- the meeting time will move to a breakfast meeting 9-10:30am.
Asante Rogue Regional Resource Fair

December 3rd was the first Resource Fair we had coordinated for the Medford Case Managers. The focus of the event was three- fold: 

  • Vendors/Providers have the opportunity to network with Hospital Case Managers, Social Workers and Discharge Planning support staff.
  • Hospital staff are able to gather resource information, while obtaining Continuing Education Credits.
  • Proceeds from the booth fees will be used to support low income patients in need.
The overall feedback was very positive. We had 28 vendors providing information, and approximately 40 case management and support staff attend the event. We were excited to also have attendance from Providence Case Management attend and receive CEU credit.

We did a feedback survey from all that attended and learned a few things to improve for next time. 1) The format of the poster presentations is much easier to understand and explain once you have seen it in action 2) I will better comm
unicate an expected number of attendees 3) It does help when those who are participating in the event are able to receive and read their email updates and information 4) A possible idea for improvement is to do the resource fairs more often, but limit the number of the community resources at each to allow for more time with each table.

All in all- Our staff and the hospital were excited with the turnout and feedback for the first event and will be planning future events. Additionally, We raised $2,000 for the low income patient in need fund. Thank you to all who participated.

Nuggets of Knowledge  


"Your persistence is your measure of your faith in yourself"

- Brian Tracey


I have failed often when starting most of my endeavors, but I choose to push through. I have had to adjust course, adapt my approach, or overcome an obstacle. I was willing to fail at the method, but not willing to fail at the goal. Adapt, adjust or overcome, but still persist; if you don't have faith in yourself to accomplish the goal- why should others have faith in you?

 - Amy

Thank you to those that have already shown your support and reserve your ad space, we are truly grateful. You are the reason we continue to grow with each edition.

I look forward to becoming more involved in this community.


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Amy Schmidt
Retirement Connection
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