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Mid-Willamette Valley
Monthly Marketing Update
- January 2020

Have you noticed when you put more meaning into what you do you find yourself more motivated? At Retirement Connection, we begin our weekly team meeting with a "magic moment". A magic moment is when we made a difference, felt a positive impact, improved a connection, or acted as a catalyst for something greater. Our staff believes that we are doing more than listing resources and selling ads. Sometimes we are the voice on the phone when a lonely senior is frustrated looking for answers, help when an overwhelmed family doesn’t know where to start, or a resource when a provider simply dropped their phone in a toilet and lost their contact list and know we probably have that name and phone number needed. We all have the opportunity to create a magic moment every day, or at least weekly. It starts with gratitude.

Rather than empty New Year resolutions, instead, resolve to be grateful. Begin each day with what you are grateful for and then follow it with what you "intend" to do. End your day with a reflection of how you did. Don’t make a resolution to lose 10 lbs and make more money. Instead, make the resolution to be healthier and do the most with what you have. You will actually have a better chance of accomplishing your goals. For those interested, these are my intentions for the upcoming year.

I am also grateful that the "housing availability" tab on our website is now up and running. More communities are taking advantage of this resource and reporting what units are available. Case managers at Samaritan Hospitals, Santiam Hospital, and Silverton Hospital are eager to use this resource, as are many skilled nursing communities. This feature is available on any device and no log-in is needed for families.


Network Meetings - Salem/ Albany/ Corvallis


9 AM
Senior Service Network (SSN-Linn/Benton)
Samaritan Albany General Hospital
Reimer Conference Room
1046 6th Ave SW, Albany, 97321
Topic: 2020 Medicare Regulations


9 AM
Salem Senior Lifestyles Network
Brookdale River Road
592 Bever Dr NE, Keizer, 97303


JAN 15
9:30 AM
NWSDS Senior Network
NWSDS Salem Office
3410 Cherry Ave NE, Salem, 97303


JAN 16
9 AM
Yamhill Network Meeting
Location: TBA


JAN 22
9 AM
Senior Service Network (SSN-Salem)
Salem Hospital-Creekside Dining Overflow- first floor
890 Oak Street SE, Salem, 97301
Topic: Age Friendly Assessment Action Plan


Upcoming Hospital Case Manager Fairs


Each provider will have 5 minutes to share more about their services. Right now the 10 spaces are only open to sponsors. Registration will open to those attending the transition meeting in January (space permitting)

FEB 24
Legacy Emanuel Medical Center Resource Fair
Corvallis Good Samaritan Case Manager Luncheon
3600 NW Samaritan Dr, Corvallis, 97330



APR 14
11 AM
Legacy Meridian Park Resource Fair
Legacy Meridian Park Medical Center
19300 SW 65th Ave, Tualatin, 97062
CHEC (Community Health Education Center)


Marketing and Development


5:30 PM
Save the Date!
Memories in the Making Art Auction & Gala
New Location and Earlier Date
Hilton Portland Downtown
921 SW 6th Ave, Portland, 97204
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On The Move


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Additional Resources

There are so many resources included in Retirement Connection, that often a few may slip past you and may not be noticed. Did you know that the guide also includes:

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Nuggets of Knowledge

"If you want to find happiness, find gratitude."
– Steve Maraboli

We will never ever be happy if we focus on what we want and do not have. We can always find something to be grateful for. This does not mean we are not hurt when someone goes on hospice or fights disease. However, we can choose to be grateful for the opportunity to tell them how much we love and appreciate them before it is too late. Not everyone gets that chance; and we can learn how much more we can manage beyond what we previously believed.

~ Amy Schmidt
Retirement Connection


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