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Managing Your Calendar
Job Postings
Local Senior News
Monthly Network Meetings
Marketing & Development
Nuggets of Knowledge
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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 Networking Page 
  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:


- 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. 
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:

Portland News & Events
Salem News & Events
Vancouver News & Events
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March Marketing Update - Salem
(Serving Marion, Polk & Yamhill Counties)
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Mark your calendar to join us
April 11
for the Salem Release Party.  RSVP today.

Final Opportunity to review Salem Grids prior to print.
The page numbers are not accurate, but all other information we received via; online submission, fax, email, or phone has been included. If there is an error please email Meghan immediately or call 503-505-5865.
Grid links: Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care, Skilled Nursing & ICF, Home Health, and In-Home Care.

Retirement Connection is not just an ad- we are an extension of your marketing department: Print, Web, Networking- we are here for you. Reach and out and let us know how better to serve your needs. Visit our new "About Us" page.

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 this newsletter, 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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March Network Meetings
Meeting info available on the "Networking" page

Greater Salem Groups
March 13
, 9am
Senior Lifestyles     
  Location: Cedar Village 
  Address: 4452 Lancaster Drive NE - Salem

March 20, 9:30am
Senior Network  
: Days Inn - Black Bear
  Address: 1600 Motor Ct NE - Salem
  Topic: Plan option for individuals diagnosed with Diabetes, Chronic Heart Disease and Cardiovascular Disease
  Speaker: Freddy Robles, Health Net of Oregon 

March 27, 9am
Senior Service Network of Salem (SSN-Salem)
  Location: Salem Hospital
  Address: 890 Oak Street SE, Salem, OR 97301- Bldg. D
  Meeting Room: Creekside Dining Overflow- first floor
  Topic: International Trends in Senior Living

Save the Date for Bi-Monthly Meetings

April 18, 9am
Yamhill County Networking Group
  Location: TBD
  Address: TBD

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.        


March 14, 12 - 1pm
Time to Remember
Location: Emerald Pointe
Address: 1125 McGee Court - Keizer, 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
Case Manager & Provider Consortium
Location: The Holiday Inn
Address: 25425 SW 95th Ave - Wilsonville, OR
More Information Registration Flyer  

250+  confirmed attendees


March 26, 8am - 12pm
How to Dissolve Difficult Behaviors
Location: Broadway Commons
Address: 1300 Broadway St (Africa Room, 3rd Fl) - Salem, OR 


March 28, 3-6pm

Applewood Retirement Community Grand Re- Opening
Location: Sapphire at Applewood
Address: 309 Lancaster Dr. NE - Salem, 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 and enjoy great wines, networking, and hors d'oeuvres.  With over 200 guests expected this is a networking event you won't want to miss! 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 

Community events that are open to the public: 

Portland News & Events 

Vancouver News & Events


More events and additional details are available on  www.RetirementConnection.com/Networking

Nuggets 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 

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.

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