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Mid-Willamette Valley
Monthly Marketing Update
- November 2020

The newest edition of Retirement Connection is out and last week we enjoyed a beautiful sunny day at our “tailgate”. Although we could not host our annual Release Party, it was so so so very nice to see people IN PERSON. It was very hard for me to control myself and not hug everyone. In the virtual world that has become the norm, we had three new sponsors that I had never met in person until last week: we only had a virtual connection until then- so that was extra special.

As you plan your marketing budget for 2021, please make sure that Retirement Connection and are included in your plans. We are in the midst of our “early bird 10% discount” if you would like to save a bit! You only need to reserve your ad size, and the payments and ad copy are not due until next year. Retirement Connection remains the primary resources in the community and more families log on to each day to connect with providers. If you have not search recently- take a look and make sure to visit those providers with photos to view their profiles. Join us at the Transitions of care meeting tomorrow at 10am to hear for yourselves how case managers use this resource for their patients as well.

Tomorrow is election day, and no matter who “wins"- I hope we find ourselves moving forward as positive as possible. Just because some of us disagree, we do not need to be disagreeable. No matter who our elected officials are, there is still so much that we have control over in providing care and services to our seniors and with our own families. Don’t be discouraged by the negativity- look for the helpers!


Network Meetings - Salem/ Albany/ Corvallis


9 AM
Senior Service Network (SSN-Linn/Benton)
Speaker: Angel Frazier, Patriot Angels
Topic: VA Benefits, Aid & Attendance
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10 AM
Transitions of Care Monthly Meeting with Samaritan Case Management
-Visitor Policies and restrictions to ensure our patients/families can prepare
-COVID 3 day waiver for SNF admissions-what limitations are you finding
-We are noting delays in in home care start of care which is impacting our discharges
-COVID testing purely for admissions NOT a Samaritan Health Services practice
-Facilities are telling us No admissions on Fridays and Mondays…. HELP US OUT!
-Samaritan Health Services is preparing an RFP to begin discussion of creating a preferred facility contract for placements
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NOV 11
9 AM
Salem Senior Lifestyles
Speaker: Lauren Heinatz
Meeting Link-


NOV 19
9 AM
Yamhill County Network
Topic: Guardianship and Conservatorship
Speaker: Corena Killian and Cheri O’Halloran


NOV 23
9:30 AM
NWSDS Senior Network
Online Zoom Meeting- link to be sent out prior to meeting.


NOV 25
9 AM
SSN – Salem
Online Meeting
Topic: VA Aid & Attendance Benefits/Medicaid Spend Down Review
Speaker: Monica D. Pacheco, Douglas, Conroyd, Gibb & Pacheco, P.C.
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Upcoming Hospital Case Manager Fairs


All 2020 CEU Events have been postponed until 2021. Please check our CEU Page for updates.


Marketing Update


Untangling the Challenges of Aging: Staying Safe at Home


NOV 18
2 PM
Parkinson’s Virtual Caregiver Event
Willamette Heritage Center
1313 Mill St Southeast, Salem, 97301


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:

Financial Services and Hospitals


Nuggets of Knowledge

“You can disagree without being disagreeable.” - Ruth Bader Ginsburg

With the election results looming, this seemed like a fitting reminder for all of us. We do not need to agree, we don’t even need to debate, but we should try for a bit more civility. I don’t agree with most of my family on political issues, but that does not mean that I don't love them. We can still value the person, and dissent with an opinion.

~ Amy Schmidt
Retirement Connection


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