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Managing Your Calendar
Job Postings
Online Contact Forms
Community News & Events
Need More Guides
Monthly Network Meetings
Marketing & Development
OESF Fall Scholarships Available
Increase Your Web Presence
Quick Links
Hot Tip For Managing Your 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:

Find the event you want to attend, and set "copy to my calendar". You can also set a reminder to be emailed to you with the new features. You can also RSVP, and register directly from the calendar page.

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)
Client Services Representative
- Resident Care Manager, RN 
- LPN 
- Life Enrichment Coordinator 
- Marketing Director and
- Community Relations 
- Registered Nurse 


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 Events
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 Events section of our website. 

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.  

Retirement Connection
Mid-Willamette Valley October Marketing Update

The "Mid-Willamette Valley Edition" of  Retirement  Connection is hot of the press and Lyman start delivering guides tomorrow. All of the sponsors will one receiving a full box of the new guides. All hospitals, libraries,  area agencies on aging,senior centers, and meals on wheels sites will have their guides by the end of next week. We also mail a few copies to every physician office and every listing address.
We have also added Albany/Corvallis, to our website, which includes: Linn, Benton and Lincoln counties.

We hope to see you at our upcoming events- 
Save the date for the upcoming Salem Health CEU Event
October 8, 10:30am-1:30pm  Register
Location: Salem Hospital
Address: 890 Oak St SE-Basement, Bldg B, Salem, OR 97301
You may also bring your "treats" for case management week.

Corvallis- October 16
, 4pm RSVP
Oregon State University Tailgater Release Party
   Location: Oregon State University, In front of Bloss Hall
   Address: 2001 Southwest Western Blvd, - Corvallis, OR  
Salem- October 23, 4-7pm RSVP
Retirement Connection Salem Retirement Party 
   Location: Willamette Heritage Center - Dye House 
   Address: 1313 Mill Street SE - Salem, OR    


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 "Join our Group" 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.

"Follow Us" for short updates, photos and commentary.

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



October 1, 9am (Note the Date Change)  

Senior Lifestyles Network
Location: First Call Home Health
Address: 2608 Cascadia Industrial St SE- Salem, OR


October 16, 9am
Yamhill County Network   

Chehalem Springs
   Address: 3802 Hayes St- Newberg, OR      

   Topic: Memory Care- Caring for the Caregiver 


October 22, 9am
Senior Service Network of Salem (SSN-Salem)  
   Location: Salem Hospital, Building D. Creekside Overflow
   Address: 890 Oak St. SE - Salem, OR
   Meeting Room: Creekside Dining Overflow- first floor
   Topic: Facebook Advertising: An Insider's View        

October 23, 3pm
Linn Benton Senior Resource Network (LBSRN)
   Location: Phoenix Inn Suites
   Address: 3410 Spicer Dr SE- Albany, OR


Save The Date For Bi Monthly Meetings-   


November 19, 9:30am

Senior Network   

Marketing & Development   
The following is a sneak peek at the events coming up this month, check the Networking 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  
October 8, 10:30am-1pm
Salem Health Vendor Fair
   Location: Salem Hospital
   Address: 890 Oak St SE-Basement, Bldg B- Salem, OR

October 16, 4-7pm
Retirement Connection OSU Tailgate/Networking
    Location: In front of Bloss Hall
    Address: 2001 Southwest Western Blvd, Oregon State
    University- Corvallis, OR

October 23, 4-7pm
Retirement Connection Release Party - Salem
   Location: Willamette Heritage Museum, Dye House
   Address: 1313 Mill St SE, Salem, 97301

Community events that are open to the public: 

 Salem Events  

Portland Events

 Vancouver Events  
Southern Oregon Events

More events and additional details are available online 
Case Management Week is coming!!! 

Case Management Treat cart at Salem Health---
The Case managers at Salem Health will be distributing gift bags to all case management staff with "treats" during CM week (October 13-18). If any of the vendors would like to donate any "treats" for the care  managers at that time that would be allowed as this would be for all of the department to share. The hospital recommends- if vendors choose donate their items, they should be shared by all, rather than to bring a single gift basket to the floor. When things are brought to the individual floors, not all staff can appreciate your gift, and it may be disruptive to their jobs at the time you visit.   


Retirement Connection has donated the bags for case management staff, and these will be filled with any goodies then delivered to EVERY case management staff member.  


There are 80 staff members in the department. We understand that not everyone can contribute a huge item to 80 people, so do what is best for your company- or simply send 80 hand written thank you cards.     

Here are some suggestions from me:
(just to give you ideas)  

  • A donation to Salem Hospital Foundation- Care Management Fund and a card
  • 80 hand written notes of appreciation  
  • 20 x $5 starbucks gift cards
  • 40 granola bars with your sticker on the back
  • 20  travel coffee mugs filled with jolly ranchers
  • Ideas may be: chocolate, granola bars, smoothy packets, etc.. Feel free to add a sticker or business card to your "treats". The treats may be individually wrapped or in a bag that can be divided up later.  

Try to include at least 20 of an item please!  


Drop off items- October 8th, at the Salem Health Vendor Fair or Case Management office if you wish to participate.  
Nugget of Knowledge
"Understand that you will be like those with whom you surround yourself. Your environment is stronger than you are."- Chinese Proverb

What do you want? Do your choices support your wants and goals? If not- make a change today. Call a good influence and schedule time to meet. Be around those that are kinder, smarter, more patient, more flexible. Surround yourself with examples that you want to emulate. -Amy
OESF Scholarships Available- Deadline Oct 31  

Now is the time to apply for Oregon Eldercare Support Foundation's (formerly Oregon Health Care Foundation) Fall Cycle Scholarship awards.  OESF awards scholarships each year to individuals from a variety of disciplines related to the long term care profession, senior housing, gerontology and older adult services. There are just under 5 weeks until the October 31 submission deadline.

Learn More- Application available at http://www.oesfonline.org/programs/scholarships/application-process-criteria/
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.
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.

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Amy Schmidt
Retirement Connection