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Managing Your Calendar
Job Postings
Online Contact Forms
Community News & Events
Need More Guides
Monthly Network Meetings
Marketing & Development
Nugget of Knowledge
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 


- Business Office Manager 
- Development Director 
- Administrative Assistant 
- Community Relations Director 
- Licensed Physical Therapist 
- RN / Administrator 
- Clinical Liaison Nurse   
- Experienced RN 
- Life Enrichment Coordinator 
- Executive Director 
- Executive Director 
- Admissions/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. 
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 February Marketing Update

OUR BIG NEWS for 2015- We are growing to Puget Sound and the new guides will hit the streets in August 2015! We are excited about our new endeavor and expect great things for the community.  Don't worry- we have hired 2 new team members for that area to ensure we continue to meet the needs of our current sponsors and readers.

Also -thank you for the great feedback and huge response from all of you that chose to save 10% by taking advantage of the early bird discount. For those that did not want to save, please send me an email or let's chat and discuss why you didn't.

"Like" our page and receive weekly community events, articles, announcements, and event photos.
 "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.
February Networking Meetings
Meeting info available on the "Networking" page
Click here to for a printable schedule of all meetings.



February 11, 9am    

Senior Lifestyles Network
   Location: Regency Woodland
   Address: 4710 Sunnyside Rd SE- Salem, 97302
Melani Fuller


February 25, 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: Time Management  
   Speaker: Gary Furr, MBA

   Sponsor: Farmington Square of Salem   

Save the date for Bi Monthly Meetings-

March 18,

Senior Network   


March 19, 9am

Yamhill County 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. 
March 5-6,
2015 Spring Expo Conference " Explore Quality"
Location: Salem Conference Center
Address: 200 Commercial St SE, Salem, 97301
Amy Schmidt is speaking on March 5th:
 8:30am - 9:30am: "Conflict Management" 
11:15am - 12:30pm: "Manage Like a Mother!'
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 
Website Profile- Brookdale Stayton
Assisted Living and Cottages

Visit their Web Profile, to learn more and view pictures. 
Set in Stayton, Oregon, Brookdale Stayton is home to two distinct senior living communities, Brookdale Stayton Cottages and Brookdale Stayton Assisted Living, on one beautiful campus. Our community is nestled in the agricultural foothills with a beautiful view of Mt. Jefferson in the quaint historic town of Stayton, OR.  Brookdale Stayton is right off of Hwy 22 and only 13 miles East to Salem. Brookdale Stayton is also only 5 minutes from local Hospital, Physicians and Pharmacies. We are proud to be part of historical Stayton where senior living is cherished with an active Senior Center, Chamber of Commerce, Stayton Community Center, antique shopping, historic homes and wonderful little Bed & Breakfasts that are just the tip of great country living. 

2201 3rd Avenue Stayton, OR 97383

Nugget of Knowledge

Work Ethic

"Yesterday's home runs don't win today's games." - Babe Ruth

As we grow our new guide in Southern Oregon and start working with our new team in Puget Sound we must continue to focus on the basics that helped get us here- customer service and networking. Being somewhat successful once, by no means guarantees our future success in any market. We still need to attend batting practice every week, even though we have previously hit a home run. The game changes and so do the pitchers. - Amy

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.

Build your network with Retirement Connection online!

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Amy Schmidt
Retirement Connection