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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 


- Receptionist
- Sales Counselor
- RN Case Manager
- RN and LPN  


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 March Marketing Update

We have made improvements to our event-submission form on our website. It is now easier and faster to post your upcoming events to share with professionals and the community. Start sending us your events by clicking here.  Lucas Johnson, who joined our team in January is now managing all of the event postings and is doing a great job. Send him an email if you would like to connect in person or just want to say "hello". He is looking forward to getting to know each of you.

We continue to grow- We are also please to share that our growth into Linn, Benton and Lincoln county is going quite well and our partners at Oregon Cascades West Council of Governments have already shared 4000 copies of the guide with the seniors they serve. We are also planning our growth into Puget Sound, Washington and have hired 2 local staff from Gig Harbor to run that market and ensure we are always available to support our local sponsors here in Oregon.

Save the Date for our upcoming Sponsor Breakfast

April 7
, 8-10am
Retirement Connection Sponsor Breakfast
   Location: Providence St Vincent Medical Center
   Address: 9205 SW Barnes Rd- Portland, 97225
Because we run a networking meeting in Salem, but not in Portland, we host a quarterly breakfast. All sponsors are invited
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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.
March Networking Meetings
Meeting info available on the "Networking" page
Click here to for a printable schedule of all meetings.



March 11, 9am    

Senior Lifestyles Network
   Location: Farmington Square
   Address: 960 Boone Rd SE- Salem, 97306
Hosts: Sue Horn and Rena Hammer


March 18, 9:30am
Senior Network  

   Location: Willamette Valley Hospice
1015 3rd St NW Salem, 97304
Transitions and Palliative Care      


March 19, 9am
Yamhill County Network
Brookdale McMinnville Town Center  

   Address: 775 NE 27th St- McMinnville, 97338  


March 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: Speed Networking
   Speaker: Krista Davis

   Sponsor: Regency Woodland  


March 26, 3pm
Linn Benton Senior Resource Network (LBSRN)   

    Location: Grace Center for Adult Day Services
    Address: 980 NE Spruce Ave- Corvallis, 97330
    Topic: SHIBA and the Basics of Medicare
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 events UPDATED DAILY.
Visit the Contact Us page, to submit events for posting. 
red events are coordinated by Retirement Connection
March 14, 11am-5pm
Portera At The Grove Open House
Location: Portera At The Grove
   Address: 8945 SW Ash Meadows Rd- Wilsonville, 97070

March 20, 4-6pm
Network Wine Tasting
   Location: Heartwood Place
   Address: 2325 North Boones Ferry Rd- Woodburn, 97071

April 7, 8-10am
Retirement Connection Sponsor Breakfast
   Location: Providence St Vincent Medical Center
   Address: 9205 SW Barnes Rd- Portland, 97225

Community events that are open to the public: 

 Mid-Willamette Valley 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

Nugg et of Knowledge


"Do one thing every day that scares you."- Eleanor Roosevelt  


Every time we hire a new person, add a new feature to the website, promote a new event, or open a new market - I am always afraid. Afraid of failure; afraid I will disappoint others; afraid of the financial implications and more. But in the long run I need to remember that I did my due diligence, made an informed decision and remember I can adjust course as needed. My advise to you- feel the fear and do it anyway. Use the fear to motivate yourself. - 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.

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Amy Schmidt
Retirement Connection