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Managing Your Calendar
Job Postings
Local Senior News
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 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:


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

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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Retirement Connection
January Marketing Update - Salem
(Serving Marion, Polk & Yamhill Counties)
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Reserve space now for 2013.We have made some changes to the guide for our newest edition in Portland and plan to implement these changes with our next Salem edition.

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.

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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January Network Meetings
Meeting info available on the "Networking" page

Greater Salem Groups
January 9
, 9am
Senior Lifestyles
: Sherwood Park Nursing & Rehab Center
  Address: 4062 Arleta Ave NE - Keizer, OR
Parking is limited - additional parking nearby/on Cherry Ave!

January 16, 9:30am
Senior Network
First Call Home Health Care
  2680 Cascadia Industrial St SE - Salem, OR
Senior Peer Counseling Programs 

January 23, 9am (note the date change due to holiday)
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: Keeping the Best & Coaching the Rest "Employees and Customers"

Save the Date for Bi-Monthly Meetings

February 21, 9am
Yamhill County Networking Group
: Parkland Senior Living Community
  Address: 3121 NE Cumulus Ave - McMinnville, OR

Marketing & Development

The following is a preview of some of this fall's 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.        


January 10, 4 - 6pm
Grand Opening of SAPPHIRE at Applewood Retirement 
Location: SAPPHIRE at Applewood Retirement   Address: 309 Lancaster Drive NE - Salem, OR
Please join us in celebrating the recent remodel of SAPPHIRE at Applewood Retirement!  email [email protected] 


January 11, 1:00pm-5:00pm
Senior Behavioral Health Unit Open House 

Location: Willamette Valley Medical Center
- Second Floor, West C Pod
Address: 2700 Southeast Stratus Ave, McMinnville, OR 97128


January 15, 6:00- 7:30pm
Evening of Champions (by Allison Clarke)

Repeated again on- January 16, 8:30am- 10:00am
Breakfast of Champions

Location: Club Sport
Address: 18120 SW Lower Boones Ferry Road, Portland OR
Event Fee: Club Sport Member- $25.01, Regular price- $45.01
Speaker: Allison Clarke
Come participate in a 90 minute workshop led by Allison Clarke and get inspired to define what you want this year in eight areas of your life. We will set an attainable plan so you can manage your energy and have a more balanced life!


January 17, 5:30-6:30pm
Wine Social
Location: Farmington Square 

Address: 960 Boone Rd SE Building 960 Salem,Oregon 97306 



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 RSVP  


January 29
Oregon Health Care Association Annual Quality Summit 

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


March 7-9,
The 11th Annual Pacific Northwest Brain Injury Conference 2013
Location: Sheraton Portland Airport Hotel
Address: 8235 NE Airport Way - 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, 4-7pm
Oregon Case Management and Provider Consortium
Location:  Wilsonville Holiday Inn
Save the date! 


Community events that are open to the public: 

Portland News & Events 

Vancouver News & Events


More events and additional details are available on

Nuggets 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.

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
[email protected]