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Managing Your Calendar
Job Postings
Online Contact Forms
Community News & Events
Need More Guides
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 
  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:  

(some positions are outside the PDX/Vancouver area)

 - Business Office Manager
- Development Director
- Administrative Assistant
- Community Relations Director
- Licensed Physical Therapist
- RN / Administrator
- Clinical Liaison Nurse or Health   
- 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 News 
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 News & Events section of our website.
View current postings:

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.  

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Retirement Connection
PDX/Vancouver February Marketing Update

Thank you to all who attended the Portland/ Vancouver Release Party. We had record breaking attendance with almost 400 guests! You may view pictures of the event on our Facebook page. Be sure to "Like" our page, tag yourself and share.

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.
***Reminder- all CEU poster content is now due for the CEU events at Legacy Salmon Creek 2/25.


Find us on Facebook and "like" our page to receive weekly community events, articles, announcements, and event photos.

View our profile on LinkedIn 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.

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 for a printable schedule of all meetings.


February 4
, 8am

Metropolitan Senior Network (MSN)
  Location: Sunnyside Church
  Address: 13231 Southeast Sunnyside Rd- Clackamas, 97015
  Topic: Learn to do more with Microsoft Word: Tips and Tricks

February 10, 3pm
East County Marketing Exchange (ECME)
  Location: McLoughlin Place
  Address: 1153 Molalla Ave, Oregon City, 97045
Topic: Ethics, peer pressure, building positive reputation,
            how to handle uncomfortable situations

February 17, 3pm
Westside Referral Network (WRN)
  Location: Brookdale Wilsonville
  Address: 8170 SW Vlahoe Dr- Willsonville, 97070

February 19, 3pm
Clackamas County Senior Network (CCSN)
   Location: Comfort Hospice
   Address: 6400 SE Lake Rd #400- Portland, 97222
February 23, 3pm
Senior Provider Information Network (SPIN)
  Location: Pacific Senior Living
  Address: 1808 SE 182nd Ave, Portland, 97233
  Topic: Dental Care Tips for People with Dementia


February 17, 2:30pm(Note the Time Change)
Senior Provider Information Network (SPIN)
   Location: Highgate Senior Living
   Address: 9803 NE Hazel Dell Ave, Vancouver, 98665
   Topic: Setting goals & intentions by creating a vision board

February 20
, 9am

Senior Service Network - Clark County
  Location: Peace Health Medical Center  
                Health Education Center
  Address: 400 NE Mother Joseph Pl - Vancouver 
  Topic: Elder and Vulnerable Adult Referral Agency Act

Marketing & Development  
The following is a sneak peek at the events coming up this month, check the Professional Events 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

February 3, 9am-1pm
Quickbooks Online  
  Location: Moxie Studio, Green Room
5010 Northeast 9th Ave- Portland, 97211

February 10, 9am-1pm 
Intro to QuickBooks

   Location: Moxie Studio, Green Room
5010 Northeast 9th Ave- Portland, 97211
February 11
 , 9am-3:30pm  

Quickbooks Special Topic        
Moxie Studio, Green Room
 5010 Northeast 9th Ave- Portland, 97211  


February 12,  
Business Office Manager Conference           
OMEF Event Center   
11740 SW 68th Parkway, Portland, OR 97223

February 17
Learn Excel in 3 hours Flat
   Location: Moxie Studio, Green Room
5010 Northeast 9th Ave- Portland, 97211

February 21, 8am-5pm
Ted's Mobility Grand Opening
   Location: Ted's Mobility
   Address: 412 S Beavercreek Rd #605- Oregon City, 97045

February 24, 9am-12pm  

Advanced Excel        
Moxie Studio, Green Room
5010 NE 9th Ave- Portland, 97211   

February 25,
Legacy Salmon Creek & Health Center CEU Event  
   Location: Legacy Salmon Creek 
   Address: 2211 NE 139th St- Vancouver, 98686 (Atrium) 
   Cost: $75 for CEU Providers, $150 for Marketing Only 
More Information  

Community events that are open to the public: 

Portland News & Events 

Vancouver News & Events  

Southern OR News & Events 

More events and additional details are available online
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.

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Amy Schmidt
Retirement Connection