Monthly Marketing Update- Mid-Willamette Valley April 2023
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Mid-Willamette Valley
Monthly Marketing Update- April 2023

Anthony Bourdain said: “Eat at a local restaurant tonight. Get the cream sauce. Have a cold pint at 4 o’clock in a mostly empty bar. Go somewhere you’ve never been. Listen to someone you think may have nothing in common with you. Order the steak rare. Eat an oyster. Have a Negroni. Have two. Be open to a world where you do not understand or agree with the person next to you, but have a drink with them anyways. Eat slowly. Tip your server. Check-in on your friends. Check-in on yourself. Enjoy the ride.” I want us to translate this to senior care… Eat dinner with your residents/clients this week. Ask about their story and learn about the person they see in the mirror- not the one we see. Share stories of each other's travels. Make eye contact and greet every support staff member you can. Ask someone you may have nothing in common with what they are passionate about. Ask the staff member you don’t know out for coffee. Seek contact and get to know our most challenging client and their family. Enjoy the ride.

This week I am interviewing possible new team members. I am always anxious about this because I love the idea of new energy and ideas, but also do not want to disrupt the current dynamic. Elizabeth is leaving us to pursue new opportunities, but we are thankful for all of her insights and excited that she will be staying on a few hours each month to support our social media efforts.

The sponsor event of the year, the Kentucky Derby Party, is 1 month away! All of our sponsors should be looking for their hats or fascinators. It is time for a party!!!!  We no longer host a Release Party but instead host an upscale event for our sponsors and their partners.

Kentucky Derby Wine Tasting Event
Saturday, May 6th, 2023
1:00pm – 4:00pm
The Four Graces Winery
9605 NE Fox Farm Rd, Dundee, OR 97115

Network Meetings

Please visit our networking page for more details.

April 20, 11am
Yamhill County Network
April 26, 9am
Senior Service Network (SSN)-Mid-Willamette Valley

Marketing Update

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April 4, 11am
Transitions of Care
The goal of this meeting is to improve communication between case management and community providers. This ZOOM call provides thirty minutes of engagement with hospital case management staff, followed by 15 minutes of provider discussion if needed.

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Meeting ID: 503 505 5865
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Soft Landings, Solutions for Seniors
Nugget Of Knowledge

“Skills can be taught. Character you either have or you don’t have.” -Anthony Bourdain

I am currently interviewing potential new team members. While meeting with each candidate I always consider how they fit with the rest of us and how they will better our team as a whole. "We hire character and train skill” is already part of our Retirement Connection Creed; but it is important that this is always more than just words on a page.

Amy Schmidt
Retirement Connection



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