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Greater Portland/Vancouver
Monthly Marketing Update
- June 2020

Last month I was soooooooo excited about using ZOOM and having at least some "virtual connections” with my peeps; but now I think I have Zoom fatigue. I love seeing everyone’s face and catching up, but now it seems I am on zoom calls all day long. However, there is one zoom call that I cannot wait for, it has been a long time coming! Next week we are launching our new look for and we have added many new features and additional levels of care that will go live on June 8th. We have been working for a year to add a tool for families to search real time availability and for Retirement Connection be an even greater resource for the area hospitals and area agencies on aging. I hope you can join us on the call, we already have 115 RSVPs to join us and have upgraded our zoom subscription to accommodate the higher number (more details are below).

We are about half way through the year, and usually it is about the time more guides are needed for your clients. The hospitals have been very very high distribution points for us in the past few months. Please let me know if you  need additional copies, a box or more. We are happy to provide as many as you need. Click here to order more   I encourage you to include your label on the cover with “ complements of….” and share them with your chiropractor, eye doctor, local gathering places, etc. We have an additional mailing going out to EVERY local physician office and clinic to make sure they have a health stack, as counties start to reopen and there is more activity.


Network Meetings - Portland


Please continue to check our website for meeting and event updates! We are updating our website multiple times a day trying to help notify our contacts of cancellations and rescheduled meetings.

8 AM
Metropolitan Senior Network
Online Meeting
Topic: The Landscape of Alzheimer’s and Dementia Science
Speaker: Sara Kofman
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3 PM
East County Marketing Exchange
Online Meeting
Topic: 3rd Annual “But Wait! There’s More!” Infomercials
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JUN 16
3 PM
Westside Referral Network
Online Meeting
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JUN 22
3 PM
SPIN – Portland
Online Meeting


Network Meetings - Vancouver


JUN 19
9 AM
Senior Service Network (SSN-Clark)
Online Meeting
Speaker: Ann Allen
Topic: Transitions – Moving through the Stages and Ages of life
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Upcoming Hospital Case Manager Fairs


Registration is now open for Retirem ent Connection Sponsors.

12 PM
Legacy Good Samaritan Resource Fair
Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center
1015 NW 22nd Ave, Portland, 97210
Located in the Garden/Courtyard



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



12 PM
Providence St Vincent Resource Fair
Providence St. Vincent Medical Center
9205 SW Barnes Rd, Portland, 97225
Souther Classrooms


Marketing and Development


11 AM
CareAvailability Launch Zoom Call
Save the date for the official "Launch" of the new and improved site for on June 8th at 11am. W'e're excited to share all the progress made for reporting your real-time availability. You do NOT have to be a sponsor of Retirement Connection to report your availability; EVERY housing, Skilled Nursing, homecare, home health and hospice can report your availability at no charge. Currently 10 hospitals in Oregon are using the beta test site and waiting for the new version.
Thank you for all your feedback, from communities to case managers and hospitals, we are ready to officially roll out the updated site!


1. Review of the New look
2. Addition of home health, homecare and hospice organizations
3. Feedback from several hospital case managers including: Virginia Mason, Valley Medical, Legacy and Samaritan hospitals 4. Provider log-in and claiming your listing
5. Updating your availability
6. Uploading your marketing resources to include photos, brochures and links
7. How we are communicating this to the public and other providers

June 8th, 2020, 11 a.m.
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We already have 110 people signed up to join us, please RSVP Here if you have not yet so we can better plan the zoom call rollout.


We know that you are managing a great deal right now with the COVID-19 pandemic. Our team is here to help.


Here are a few ways…

1)    Corona Virus resource web page: We have set up a webpage at to offer updates on Skilled Nursing and housing closures, community resources, and other updates. Please send me any relevant updates you feel should be included.

2)    Events Calendar: We are updating our events calendar many times each day on We are including the originally planned date, shown as CANCELLED and then also adding the new date to help communicate as many updates as possible.

3)    Care Availability: We have expedited the use of a new resource we have been beta testing. is a free resource for hospitals, providers and families to search availability without needing to submit person details, and it is free for providers to report the housing and skilled availability. We have added the ability for communities to mark “not accepting residents due to coronavirus, and also the ability to mark if they are accepting Respite stays at this time.

4) Job Postings: We have expanded our Jobs Board to offer more position postings than typical including hourly staff and job resource link.


On The Move


Do you know someone that has recently changed positions? Send us an update to share in the monthly newsletter, helping everyone stay connected and informed about community changes.


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:

Care Management and Emergency Response Systems


Nuggets of Knowledge

“Losers quit when they fail. Winners fail until they succeed.”
– Robert Kiyosaki

This quote seemed very fitting as we launch Our team started work on this project quite a while ago and had to adjust course along the way. I am proud that the website we are releasing next week has more features and customization than we initially planned. We did not give up on bringing the idea to fruition and it shows. 

~ Amy Schmidt
Retirement Connection


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