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Greater Portland/Vancouver
Monthly Marketing Update
- August 2016


I graduated from University of Tennessee almost 20 years ago- YIKES! It was during that time that I was honored to have met Pat Summitt and I have remained a life long fan and admirer of hers. I was sad that she passed away earlier this month from younger-onset Alzheimer’s Disease. For those that did not know who she was… she was the Lady Vols basketball coach and one of the winningest coaches of all-time (men or women.) She had many impressive stats, but one of the most impressive was that  her student athletes had a 100% graduation rate.

In the spirit of Pat Summitt, at Retirement Connection, we are always looking for ways to improve and would appreciate any suggestions or insights you may have that would help the guide to be as great as possible. We also appreciate your suggestions on where we should distribute guides to make them more accessible to seniors in our community.

We also want to say thank you to our sponsors for your continued support. You help us to provide the most comprehensive guide possible, post numerous online events for the community, and coordinate resources and events for the local hospitals. We had a great time at the sponsor picnic and appreciate everyone who was able to join us for Music in the Park (View photos.)

Amy Schmidt
Retirement Connection


Network Meetings - Portland


8 AM
Metropolitan Senior Network (MSN)
3609 Main St, Vancouver
Topic: The Line is Part of the Ride



3 PM
East County Marketing Exchange (ECME)
Prime Geriatric Dental Care
The Milwaukie Center
5440 SE Kellogg Creek Dr, Milwaukie
Topic: Emotional Intelligence



AUG 16
3 PM
Westside Referral Network (WRN)
The Springs at Wilsonville
7600 SW Vlahos Dr, Wilsonville
Topic: Speed Networking



AUG 18
3 PM
Clackamas County Senior Network (CCSN)
Deerfield Village
5770 SE Kellogg Creek Dr, Milwaukie



AUG 22
3 PM
SPIN Portland
Town Center Village
8709 SE Causey Ave, Happy Valley



8 AM
Clackamas County I & R Networking
Development Service Bldg #115
150 Beavercreek Rd, Oregon City


Network Meetings - Vancouver


8 AM
Metropolitan Senior Network (MSN)
3609 Main St, Vancouver
Topic: The Line is Part of the Ride



AUG 19
9 AM
SSN - Clark County
Peace Health Medical Center
Health Education Center
400 Northeast Mother Joseph Place, Vancouver
Topic: Social Media for Marketing- Advanced Facebook



AUG 25
3 PM
SSN - Clark Happy Hour
Kent Place
2647 NW Kent St, Camas
Topic: Inreach vs. Outreach; how to incorporate Life Enrichment into event planning


Marketing and Development


5 PM
Networking with CEUs!
Brookdale Beaverton
16655 NW Walker Rd, Beaverton



AUG 19
4 PM
2nd Annual Cookout for a Cause Benefit for Alzheimer’s
Brookdale Fisher's Landing Assisted Living
17171 SE 22nd Dr, Vancouver



AUG 23
5 PM
Home Instead/Vancouver Celebrating Ten Years!
Home Instead Senior Care
9120 NE Vancouver Mall Loop #240, Vancouver



AUG 30
11:30 AM
Gilman Grills for Alzheimer’s
Gilman Park Assisted Living
2205 Gilman Dr, Oregon City



SEP 11
10 AM
2016 Walk to End Alzheimer’s
Portland International Raceway
1740 N Victory Blvd, Portland


Nuggets of Knowledge


”You can't always be the strongest or most talented or most gifted person in the room, but you can be the most competitive.” - Pat Summit

(University of Tn Lady Vols Coach passed away at age 64 from younger- onset Alzheimer's Disease)

It was a challenge to find a favorite quote from Pat Summitt since there are so very many. She had very high expectations of herself and of those she coached, mentored and met. The quote above is a favorite because it speaks to effort rather than skill or talent. Everyone has the potential to be the most competitive and give the full effort and she saw that potential in others.

~ Amy Schmidt, University of Tennessee class of ’96 Go Vols!
(for those who don’t know it: “Vol" is short for Volunteers)


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- Community Relations Director
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- Resident Care Manager
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- Intake & Communications Specialist
- Health Services Director
- Executive Director
- Marketing Director
- Regional Director
- Hospice Medical Director
- Community Relations Manager
- Marketing Coordinator
- Director of Fund Development
- Executive Director
- Health Services Director
- Marketing Director
- Client Care Manager


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