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Managing Your Calendar
Job Postings
Local Senior News
Monthly Network Meetings
Marketing & Development
Hospital Case Manager Web Pages & Comparison Grid Updates
Nuggets of Knowledge
New Education Page on the Website
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:


- American Red Cross Blood Drive
- Registered Nurse
- Wellness Director - RN
- Active Living Director

- Outreach Director
- Special Event Coordinator
- Hospitality Host
- Case Manager 1
- Data Analyst Senior
- Inside Sales Professional
- Deputy Public Guardian
- Registered Nurse   

- Bus Driver - Part Time   

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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Retirement Connection
May Marketing Update - Salem
(Serving Marion, Polk & Yamhill Counties)

Reserve your ad space before this Wednesday for the next Salem edition and save 10% with your Early Bird discount. In October the guide moves to an annual publication- still printing 50,000 copies annually and still the official resource for Salem Health and Santiam Hospital.

The new Hospital Case Management pages of our website will have expanded details, see the article below for more details.  


Visit the new Education page on our website, a suggestion born from the last Sponsor Breakfast. (more details below)
The page includes the CEU poster and contact information that has been shared at recent Hospital Resource Fairs.


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!
View our profile on LinkedIn Find us on Facebook
May Network Meetings
Meeting info available on the "Networking" page

Greater Salem Groups
May 8
, 9am
Senior Lifestyles     
I apologize that i did not get this email out prior to the meeting.
It won't happen again. Sorry! 
May 15, 9:30am
Senior Network
  Location: First Call Home Health
  Address: 2608 Cascadia Industrial St SE - Salem, OR
: Estate Planning and Elder Law Issues

May 22, 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: Speed Networking & Skills Practice- again

Save the Date for Bi-Monthly Meetings

June 20, 9am
Yamhill County Networking Group  
  Location: TBD
  Address: TBD
  Topic: 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.   


May 17
Mental Health & Elderly Conference
Location: Tuality Center for Geriatric Psychiatry
Address: 1809 Maple St - Forest Grove, OR     


May 20, 6:30- 9:30pm
Independent Adult Foster Association Regular Meeting
Location: Philadelphia Romanian Church
Address: 5544 S 128th Ave
Topic: "Spiritual Care for Residents Living with Chronic Illness" 
2 CEU credits Available.  


May 23, 8:30 - 10:30am
Retirement Connection Sponsor Breakfast
Location: Willamette View (Main Auditorium)
Address: 12705 SE River Rd - Portland, OR
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.




June 5
Oregon Health Care Association Elder Abuse Awareness & Prevention Summit
Location: Holiday Inn Portland South Wilsonville
Address: 25425 Southwest 95th Ave - Wilsonville, OR 

June 14, 8am - 4:30p,
Scott C. Armstrong Mental Health & Elderly Conference
Location: Tuality Health Education Center
Address: 334 SE 8th Ave - Hillsboro, OR 


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

Hospital Case Manager Web Pages & Comparison Grid Updates    


Every 6 months, Meghan, our Administrative Assistant, calls every Housing, Home Health and In-Home Care company to gain specific information we print in the guides on the comparison grids.

For the past several months, we have been working with several local hospital systems to create "back pages" on our Retirement Connection website. These pages show the comparison grids with expanded details, quick links to the most common pages, and specific information added by each hospital. Expanded details include: insurances accepted, admission person contact details, pharmacy preference and special considerations (bariatric, vent and trach care, etc).


To make this process work efficiently for everyone- Meghan will be contacting each housing and homecare location, as usual.  

In addition she will asking for an email address for both marketing and for admissions. Then Meghan will email the link for the expanded questions to be completed by the provider. (We understand that in some instances admissions and marketing may be the same person.Email Meghan today if you should be the contact for your organization. 


We will share more details about this at the SSN-Salem meeting on May 22nd and a sponsor breakfast in Portland on May 23rd. 

Nuggets of Knowledge  

Integrity & Honesty

"Integrity is telling myself the truth. And honesty is telling the truth to other people."

- Spencer Johnson 


Sometimes we all try to "justify" what we have done, said, or even thought. Being honest with yourself can be more difficult  than being honest with others, because we know when we are not looking at the whole picture.
- Amy 

New Education Page on the Website    


Visit the new Education page on RetirementConnection.com to view thumbnails of each poster, and a contact list. The posters can be viewed full size with a click and you can reach out to the sponsors for additional resources.      

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